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Cargill's acquisition of Polish business Konspol has been completed

Cargill completes Konspol acquisition

By Aidan Fortune

Cargill’s European poultry business has completed the acquisition of Poland’s Konspol, strengthening its value-added offering.

Marel Poultry's BoxGrader at Şenpiliç's processing plant

Şenpiliç partners with Marel to enhance operations

By Ashley Williams

Turkey-based poultry processor Şenpiliç has revealed a partnership with equipment manufacturer Marel Poultry to control its packing, batching and labelling operations at its processing plant.

After inspections, Chile authorised the market opening of Brazilian beef

Chile opens up market for Brazilian beef

By Ashley Williams

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) has agreed a deal with Chile to export frozen and fresh beef from its Mato Grosso do Sul state.

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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