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Hungarian meat processor eyes new plant

Hungarian meat processor eyes new plant

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Hungarian meat processor Pick Szeged Zrt. is planning to build a new meat processing plant in Szeged next year, with the aim of increasing the company’s salami production capacity, according to senior company representatives.

EU/US agreement on hormone-free beef imports welcomed

EU/US agreement on hormone-free beef imports welcomed

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

The European Commission’s agreement with the United States (US) that 35,000 tonnes (t) of a European Union (EU) 45,000t import quota for hormone-free beef will be allocated to the US, has been accepted by EU meat producers and welcomed by US exporters....

US pork exports hit by trade wars

US pork exports hit by trade wars

By Aidan Fortune

The US pork market has been hit hard by a litany of trade battles in recent months, particularly with Mexico according to the latest Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Pork report.

China drives Australian live exports

China drives Australian live exports

By Aidan Fortune

Year-to-date live exports of breeder cattle are up 89%, predominantly led by China, according to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

Russian pig profitability drops

Russian pig profitability drops

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Average profitability in the Russian pig industry has been falling over the past few years, resulting in some bankruptcies in the industry and scaring investors away from building new pig farms.

Progress made on ASF vaccine

Progress made on ASF vaccine

By Aidan Fortune

UK scientists have made progress in developing a vaccination for African Swine Fever (ASF).

EU green lights Irish beef fund

EU green-lights Irish beef fund

By Aidan Fortune

EU member states have agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50m available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100m.

Value-added direction for Tyson Foods

Value-added direction for Tyson Foods

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Tyson Foods has earmarked the value-added sector and prepared foods as areas of future growth for the business.