All news articles for June 2015

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Meat trade organisations welcome new Obama trade negotiating powers

By Andrew Burnyeat, and Ed Zwirn, in New York

The European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) has welcomed the securing of trade promotion authority (TPA) by US President Barack Obama, which will allow him to negotiate trade deals and present the results to the US Congress for yes or no votes,...

India has seen its male buffalo population shrinking

Bovine growth could slow for India

By Georgi Gyton

While it will continue to be a major player on the global bovine market, the pace of growth in India could well be much lower than that experienced over the past five years, according to the latest report by Rabobank.

A large number of Russian consumers can not afford to consume meat every day

Retail analysis: Russian Federation

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

With a population of 143.5 million people last year, Russia consumes approximately 9.8 million tonnes of meat per year, the equivalent of 68kg per capita, according to official data from the Russian State Statistics Service (Rosstat).

Levels of beef supply should remain steady during the rest of the year

Beef prices weaken during first third of year

By Chloe Ryan

Global beef prices have weakened during the first four months of 2015, following a period of record high prices. However, it’s unlikely prices will continue to fall as beef supply levels should remain steady during the rest of the year.

Investments include a new £1.7m poultry dressing plant in Bamban, Tarlac

Philippines hopes to lift meat exports with new plants

By Chloe Ryan

Two new publicly funded meat processing facilities being built in the Philippines are due to be completed within the year, with the aim of helping to boost meat exports from the country, the country’s president has said.

FMD infection is rife amongst wild buffalo in countries in southern Africa

New FMD rules could open export opps for African beef

By Chloe Ryan

Changes to international regulatory standards for managing foot and mouth disease (FMD), which were adopted at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) world assembly in Paris last month, have been welcomed in Africa.

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Holfeld claims packaging first

By Chloe Ryan

Irish pork processor O’Brien’s Fine Foods has overhauled the packaging on its range of dry-cured bacon, cooked hams, puddings and sausages.

According to USDA data the bulk of China's exports this year will go to Hong Kong

Chinese processor delivers 40t of pork to Russia, as others seek entry

By Mark Godfrey

A unit of China’s top pork processor has shipped 40 tons of pork overland to Russia. The Wangkui Shuanghui Beidahuang Food Co plant in northerly Heilongjiang province shipped the pork, worth US$1.2 million, over the border in early June, according to...