All news articles for December 2018

American meat industry associations welcome farm bill passage

US Farm Bill progress welcomed

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

The approval last week by the outgoing ‘lame duck’ Congress of the United States of an US$867bn 2019 Farm Bill, which allocates subsidies to American farmers, has greeted with relief and enthusiasm by US meat and livestock producers.

Meat worker injury rates drop in the US

US meat worker injuries reach all-time low

By Aidan Fortune

The US meat and poultry packers and processors industry continued to make significant progress in workplace safety last year, as the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) incidence rate for non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses reached...

Cell culture meat plan welcomed

US farmers support cell cultured meat plan

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers Union (NFU) backed efforts by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish a joint regulatory framework overseeing production and sale of animal cell culture technology.

Beef project extended following success

Canadian beef project extended

By Aidan Fortune

The Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration (CBSA) pilot project is being extended following positive fourth quarter and full-year results.

Russian pork market set to grow

Russian pork production set for further growth

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Russian pig industry is expected to increase production capacities by 900,000 tonnes (t) over the next four years despite having almost reached self-sufficiency in pork.

Tensions rise over pork ban

Poland and Lithuania spat over pork imports ban

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Poland’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski has announced the halting of imports of Lithuanian pigs and pork meat from the so-called red zone of the African swine fever (ASF).

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FDA reveals declining sales of antibiotics for animals

By Ashley Williams

Sales and distribution of all medical antimicrobials intended for use in food-producing animals within North America decreased by 33% during 2016 and 2017, figures released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have revealed.

SAMW forecasted 2019 to be an “extremely challenging year”

SAMW gives 2019 wish list for Scottish meat industry

By Ashley Williams

As 2018 draws to a close, the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) is eyeing “certainty, collaboration and respect” for Scotland’s red meat sector as part of its New Year’s resolutions.

Three board members have resigned from their positions at HKScan

HKScan undergoes board member shake-up

By Ashley Williams

Finnish processor HKScan has confirmed that Marko Onnela, Riitta Palomäki and Tuomas Salusjärvi have stepped down from the company’s board.

Fresh beef exports reached US$521.7m, with over 130,570 tonnes traded in November

Brazilian beef drives successful November exports

By Ashley Williams

Growing demand from international markets for Brazilian beef has resulted in soaring export figures throughout November, according to data from the Agribusiness Trade Balance.