All news articles for November 2017

Momentum-building Chinese trade could be complimented by a big 'breakthrough' in Saudi Arabia

China to slash tax on Australian cattle

By Oscar Rousseau

Australia’s multi-million dollar livestock trade with China has been boosted by the Asian giant’s decision to axe a tax on slaughter cattle and sheep by 1 January 2019.

JD.com is the biggest e-commerce player in China, the world's largest consumer market

Chinese retailer to buy $1.2bn of US meat

By Oscar Rousseau

Montana Stock Growers Association (MSGA) has signed a beef supply deal with Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, worth hundreds of millions of dollars in the next three years.

Reducing on-farm antibiotic use could 'jeopardise' animal health, the NPPC claim

WHO call to ban antibiotics ‘wrong’

By Oscar Rousseau

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) call to stop farmers and the food industry from using powerful antibiotics preventatively is “wrong” and “ill-advised”, a US trade body has said.

USMEF 'very concerned' about widening gap in duty rates between US and Australian beef

US beef exports enjoy September success

By Helen Gilbert

US beef exports “jumped substantially” in value in September despite hurricanes impacting Caribbean demand, latest figures compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have revealed.

Meat producers say a 'hard Brexit' - leaving the EU without a trade deal - would hurt the industry

UK meat industry warns of post-Brexit WTO tariffs

By Diana Yordanova

Meat sector organisations have warned a UK parliament committee that the industry will suffer dire consequences should Britain crash out from the European Union (EU) in March 2019 without having negotiated a Brexit deal with its current EU partners.

Chinese pork import market drops in 2016

Chinese pork import market drops in 2016

By Aidan Fortune

The Chinese pork import market has fallen behind the exceptional performance of 2016 in recent months, according to a recent study by England’s AHDB Pork.