All news articles for August 2013

China's local beef production cannot meet demand

Rabobank points to beef opportunity in China

By Nicholas Robinson

Key global suppliers can tap into China’s increasing appetite for beef, following the country’s struggle to produce enough beef fast enough to meet demand, according to a new report from Rabobank.

Interest in a rise of premium beef exports to Russia

Argentina plans to restore beef exports to Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Argentina is considering Russia as a key priority destination market for the development of its beef exports, said Mario Ravettino, vice-president of the institute for the promotion of Argentine beef, during recent negotiations with Yevgeny Nepoklonov,...

Pork fast becoming foodservice favourite

Pork rides high in US foodservice

By Nicholas Robinson

Pork is the fastest-growing protein in the US foodservice sector, a new study from the US pig body the Pork Checkoff has shown.

Ukraine will increase beef and pork exports thanks to FTA with EU

Ukraine faces potential to increase meat supply to EU

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU will allow Ukraine to increase the export of beef and pork by several times, as well as significantly boost the production of these types of meat.

UK badger cull underway

Pilot badger cull begins in the UK

By Nicholas Robinson

Thousands of badgers in the UK will be killed as part of a six week pilot cull, which started on Monday (26 August).

EU pig prices are up

European pig prices rise as supply tightens

By Nicholas Robinson

Pig prices across Europe are 5% higher than last year, despite producers seeing a decline in price in the last two weeks, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has said.