All news articles for April 2016

Germany and Spain have overtaken Denmark as Europe's top pork exporter

China’s pork imports booming

By Oscar Rousseau

China’s pork imports more than doubled in March 2016 as environmental regulation slammed the brakes on domestic production for the country’s largest producers.

BRF's home market Brazil was

BRF profits drop after ‘challenging’ period

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian meat processor BRF has reported a slide in gross profits for the first quarter of 2016 as pressure on poultry prices and the cost of corn hurt its income.

Linpac's trays are made with up to 95% recycled plastic

Linpac exec hails ‘prestigious’ eco recognition

By Oscar Rousseau

Plastic packaging manufacturer Linpac has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) and, naturally, its director of innovation is chuffed.

Miratorg boasts some 360,000 head of cattle

Miratorg gains Angus Beef certification

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Miratorg has become the first meat manufacturer outside North America to be certified in accordance with the standards of Certified Angus Beef. 

Weber Packaging Solutions print labels for companies like Epsom

Weber on Weber: CEO ‘honoured’ by new role

By Oscar Rousseau

Doug Weber has been named president and CEO of the eponymously-named Weber Packaging Solutions, a global designer and manufacturer of product labelling used by the meat industry. 

The think tank said the long term plan would be to tax all climate-damaging foods

Denmark mulls beef tax to tackle climate change

By Oscar Rousseau

Denmark may impose a tax on red meat after the Danish Council of Ethics suggested a change in beef consumption could “make a big difference” to climate change.

CEO Bill Lovette: Pilgrim's Pride will be a

Pilgrim’s Pride reports pre-tax profit drop

By Oscar Rousseau

Mexico’s second-largest poultry producer – US-owned Pilgrim’s Pride – has reported a fall in pre-tax profits for the first quarter of 2016 after a “challenging” winter.

Jenny Rhodes: poultry contract structure helps producers

US chicken producers richest in farming

By Oscar Rousseau

Poultry farmers are, on average, richer than most farmers in America, according to a study on the US broiler industry by the National Chicken Council (NCC).

Poultry production in Iraq dropped by 9% in 2015

Massive bird flu outbreak in Iraq

By Oscar Rousseau

Veterinary officials in Iraq have killed hundreds of thousands of chickens after a deadly strain of avian influenza was detected in the country for the first time in a decade.

Over 2.7 million packs of Parma Ham were shipped in 2015

Russian drama for Parma as ham sales fall

By Oscar Rousseau

Full-year trading figures for Parma Ham show strong export growth for the dry-cured charcuterie favourite. But, predictably, sales in Russia have dropped as the Kremlin embargo heaped pressure on the pork industry. 

ADM said it had a

ADM sees ‘opportunity’ in meat alternatives

By Oscar Rousseau

The rise in flexitarianism presents growth opportunities for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), according to the company, which said it planned to launch two new products at IFFA.

A sales executive said it had been 12 years since China recorded a fall in beef prices

Chinese beef firm blames falling prices for first-quarter loss

By Mark Godfrey

One of China’s most ambitious cattle breeders and genetics companies, Xinjiang Tianshan Animal Husbandry Bio-engineering Co, has blamed a fall in beef and mutton prices for what it predicts is a $2m loss in the first quarter of 2016.