All news articles for July 2014

The study found that lean beef consumed as part of a DASH-style diet lowered blood pressure

US study shows lean beef can reduce blood pressure

By Georgi Gyton

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University in the US have revealed that the consumption of lean beef as part of a DASH-like diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension), could actually reduce systolic blood pressure in humans with normal blood pressure...

It is hoped the vaccine could reduce economic losses in the Canadian broiler industry

Canadian chicken research enjoys funding boost

By Georgi Gyton

An investment of up to CD$275,000 is to be awarded to the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan, Canada, to undertake a research project on disease control in its broiler industry.

LA-MRSA was found in a six- to eight-week piglet in Northern Ireland

LA-MRSA discovered in piglet in Northern Ireland

By Georgi Gyton

News has emerged from Northern Ireland that a piglet has been found to have Livestock Associated MRSA (LA-MRSA), in what is the first case of its kind in the country.

Imports of beef to Russia fell 21% in the first half of 2014

Russia continues to restrict meat imports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

During the first half of the year meat imports to Russia fell by 37% year-on-year, while the country’s own meat production rose by 4%, clearly to compensate the losses, according to data from Rosstat, the Russian State Statistics Service.

Twenty-four per cent of respondents said they thought they would eat more chicken in the next year

US poultry consumption up 17%

By Georgi Gyton

The average number of meals or snacks containing chicken, has increased 17% from 5.2 in 2012 to 6.1 according to a survey by US association the National Chicken Council.

Australian marketers are looking to target the significant proportion of Americans who rarely eat lamb

Australia points to growing importance of US for beef and lamb exports

By Poorna Rodrigo

The USA is a key market for Australian beef and lamb exports and its importance is growing: Australia’s beef exports by volume to America shot up by 53% in the first half of 2014, [calendar year] compared with the same period in 2013, making America its...

Products testing positive for horse DNA were found in seven of the countries tested

EU horsemeat testing shows improvement

By Oli Haenlein

The second round of pan-European horse meat DNA tests has shown an improvement from 2013, but still saw products testing positive in seven countries.