All news articles for July 2019

The EU and Canada have come to a zoning arrangement over ASF

Canada and EU agree ASF system

By Aidan Fortune

The EU and Canada have agreed to an African Swine Fever (ASF) zoning arrangement to allow for safe trade in the event of an outbreak of the disease.

Sparc's Hera system has helped Avara halve waste on one of its production lines

Avara targets waste with automated system

By James Ridler

Poultry processor Avara Foods has halved wastage on one of its production lines, thanks to a new automated system provided by machinery supplier Sparc.

Wellard has sold MV Ocean Swagman to help reduce its debt and improve cashflow

Wellard sells vessel to help reduce debt

By Aidan Fortune

Australian livestock shipping business Wellard Limited has offloaded one of its vessels as part of its restructure plan to reduce debt.

Irish farmers have criticised processors and retailers on the disparity in lamb prices

Irish farmers slam lamb retail prices

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has accused processors and retailers of keeping margins to themselves at the expense of its members.

The World Steak Challenge 2019 takes place on 10 July in Dublin

World Steak Challenge is almost here

By GMN news team

This year’s World Steak Challenge is just days away with the top players in the beef industry fighting it out to earn the top accolade of World’s Best Steak.

The planned closure of Foyle's Cookstown site has put 82 jobs at risk

Meat plant closure puts 82 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

More than 80 jobs are at risk at a meat processing facility in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, after the owner announced plans to close the site next month.

Russia's exports of poultry meat to China is tipped to rise over the next five years

Russia to expand poultry exports to China

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian poultry exports to China are expected to grow over the next five years, with total value tipped to reach $814m per annum by 2024, according to KPMG.

Antimicrobials used as performance enhancers will be discussed in-depth at this year's SIAVS in Brazil

Performance enhancer use in focus at SIAVS

By Aidan Fortune

The use of antimicrobials as performance enhancers for poultry and pig production is the subject of worldwide discussions will be the central theme of the International Poultry and Poultry Show (SIAVS) in Brazil.

Pork in UK butcher shops will be tested to determine its country of origin

AHDB to test butcher shops for pork origins

By Aidan Fortune

UK levy organisation Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to extend its isotope testing on pork products to include local butcher shops.