All news articles for January 2014

Denmark looks to tap into Chinese organic market

Danish meat firm prepares to tap China organic market

By By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Friland A/S, Denmark’s largest specialist organic meats producer, plans to adopt a market entry strategy of “thinking big but starting small” in China, following the company gaining an important foothold on the potentially lucrative Chinese organic meats...

India's buffalo traders expand

India’s buffalo traders expand China market via Vietnam

By By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

Indian buffalo meat exports to Vietnam have doubled in volume and tripled in value within a year as Chinese traders use the south-east Asian country for channelling their meat trade to bypass an official ban on direct imports, has been...

John Giles looks back and forwards

Looking back to look forwards

By John Giles, divisional director, Promar International

Although the New Year has come and gone, there is still the opportunity to both look back and forwards to see what has happened in the past 12 months and what might happen in the next 12.

Australia on the way to almost total sow stall elimination

Australian pig farmers on the path to sow stall-free pork

By By Lee Adendorff, in Byron Bay, Australia

Meat industry association Australian Pork Limited (APL) has told that Australian piggeries are well on the way to an almost total elimination of sow gestation stalls by 2017. It said an estimated 65% of pigmeat enterprises in 2014 were...

EU requirements on smoked meat threatens Latvian processors

Latvia to lose smoked meat processing capacity

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

A number of Latvian meat processors may close their businesses this year, due to the fact they will not be able to meet the EU’s new requirements on the quality of smoked meat products, according to reports from several meat companies.

US organisations fear retaliation if Farm Bill is passed

US organisations oppose new Farm Bill

By Line Svanevik

US livestock organisations and food associations fear that new country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rules, set out in the Farm Bill, could provoke retaliation from Canada and Mexico and are strongly opposed to the new legislation.

Russians claim meat growth promoters decrease life expectancy

Meat growth promoters decrease life expectancy, argue Russians

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Consumption of meat containing growth promoters, such as ractopamine, can lead to functional disturbances in the human body and cardiovascular disease, according to the results of a recent study from Russian state sanitary service Rospotrebnadzor. This,...