All news articles for May 2019

US meat industry concerned about China response to new tariffs

US meat industry concerned about China response to new tariffs

By Ed Zwirn, In New York

Members of the US meat industry, already buckling under the impact of previous Chinese retaliatory tariffs against their goods, have expressed cautious concern following the US imposition of 25% tariffs against an additional US$200bn of Chinese exports....

US increases duties on Chinese meat exports

US increases duties on Chinese meat exports

By Keith Nuthall

The US Government has raised its existing 10% additional duties on imports of meat and livestock sector products from China to 25%, citing a lack of progress on ongoing trade talks between the world’s two largest national economies.

AHDB launches £1.4m lamb campaign

AHDB launches £1.4m lamb campaign

By Aidan Fortune

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced a £1.4m campaign to support the lamb and sheep sector.

Russian poultry production sees downturn

Russian poultry production sees downturn

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian farmers produced 1.15 million tonnes (t) of poultry meat in the first quarter of 2019, 6.2% down on the same period of the previous year.

Poultry to benefit from ASF issue

Poultry to benefit from ASF epidemic

By Aidan Fortune

The International Poultry Council (IPC) believes there is an opportunity for the category to benefit from the rise in incidents of African swine fever (ASF).

Strong sales quarter reported by Tyson

Strong sales quarter reported by Tyson

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Tyson Foods has recorded a solid second quarter of the year, driven by its prepared foods, beef and pork divisions.