All news articles for March 2019

Cristina said that Brazil had fulfilled US demands regarding the quality of Brazilian products

Brazil eyes re-opening US market for beef

By Ashley Williams

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) has revealed it will travel to the US to discuss re-opening the market for Brazilian beef.

The deal was formed to expand its operations in the United States

Marfrig-National Beef jointly acquire Iowa Premium

By Ashley Williams

Brazilian meat firm Marfrig Global Foods has acquired a majority stake in US beef processor Iowa Premium for $150m, which will be incorporated into its other US-owned business National Beef.

Interporc revealed that significant demand from non-EU countries boosted sales

Non-EU growth demand ramps up Spanish pork exports

By Ashley Williams

Spanish meat organisation Interprofesional del Porcino de Capa Blanca (Interporc) has outlined the “extraordinary evolution” of the Spanish pig sector, as 2018 exports exceeded €4.8m for the first time.

Muyuan Foods Co will invest CNY500 million to build a slaughtering and processing capacity

China breeder increases slaughtering capacity

By Mark Godfrey

One of China’s leading pig breeding firms is building a massive new slaughtering capacity as it seeks to diversify and bets on a long-term trend of consolidation in the pig breeding sector.

South Korea was one of the main drivers for US beef exports

Asian demand for US beef boosts exports

By Ashley Williams

Asian market South Korea “exemplified” the momentum of US beef exports in 2018, according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

The Good Food Institute reacts to the US cultured meat agreement

Cultured meat deal ensures US does not ‘fall behind’

By Ashley Williams

Meat alternatives firm The Good Food Institute has defined the joint regulatory oversight of cultured meat as a “significant step forward” and said it ensures that the US does not fall behind other markets in cell-based meat production.

Avian influenza is among the factors for Russia's struggling poultry industry

Russian poultry industry in trouble

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Growth rates in Russia’s poultry industry were the lowest for the past two decades in 2018, with several dozen companies going bankrupt due to avian influenza (AI), rising costs and extremely low profitability

UK meat producers are aiming to take advantage of the re-opening of the Japanese market

British meat exporters eye Japanese market

By Kathryn Wortley

Last week, British beef and lamb producers were eyeing the Japanese market following the lifting of a 23-year import ban in January 2019, and with a presence at Japan’s Foodex, Asia’s largest food and drink exhibition.

NPPC said an outbreak of ASF would be

NPPC praises USDA’s ASF increased control actions

By Ashley Williams

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has hailed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for ramping up safeguards against African swine fever (ASF) entering the country.