All news articles for January 2013

Some want the EU to stick to its guns

Meat quota row stalls EU-Canadian free trade talks

By Keith Nuthall

Free trade talks between the European Union (EU) and Canada, staged since 2009, have hit an 11th-hour hurdle over Canadian demands to sell more beef and pigmeat in Europe’s lucrative import markets.

The announcement will lead to financial gains

Japan lowers age restrictions on Canadian beef

By Line Elise Svanevik

Japan has agreed to ease age restrictions on beef from Canada, which could lead to a doubled market value of exports resulting in up to C$150m annually.

Freeze the footprint of food, advises WWF

Freeze the footprint of food, advises WWF

By Ed Bedington

The industry needs to freeze the footprint of food, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo (International Poultry Expo) were told.

ASF suspected in Belarus disease outbreak

ASF suspected in Belarus disease outbreak

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Several hundreds of pigs have been culled in the Brest region of Belarus, following an outbreak of disease among animals in the villages of Golevichi and Omnevichi.

The key unknown is whether demand for pork will grow

Rabobank forecasts pork price weakness

By Nicholas Robinson

Despite a strong start to 2013 for global pork prices, the Dutch bank Rabobank has predicted some weakness in prices to come at the end of the first quarter (Q1).

Last year, Russia purchased only 2.8% of its total imports of chilled beef from the US

Russia enforces US and Canadian chilled meat ban

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia has banned the import of chilled meat from the US and Canada, claiming the countries have continued to ship meat with traces of the veterinary drug ractopamine.