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The Scottish red meat industry is under significant pressure

Scottish beef industry under threat

By Aidan Fortune

Scottish beef producers are fighting back against livestock and price pressures that are placing the industry’s future in jeopardy.

AHDB looks to Asia for new opportunities

AHDB looks to Asia for new opportunities

By Aidan Fortune

British businesses are being encouraged to consider Asia as a target market in a new report by the UK's Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

US and Australia vie for beef markets

US and Australia vie for beef markets

By Aidan Fortune

The US-China tariff war may be getting nasty but there’s another battle for beef supremacy going on that is worth billions. The US and Australia are both looking at the Eastern markets, particularly China, for growing beef exports.

China has been one of the worst affected countries since the start of the ASF outbreak

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ASF continues to slam China’s meat trade

By Ashley Williams

African Swine Fever (ASF) has been one of the biggest talking points throughout the international meat industry over the past year, with China feeling the full brunt of it.

Goat meat ready to hit the big-time

Goat meat ready to hit the big-time

By Aidan Fortune

Trends pieces are nothing new, particularly as we begin a new year, with publications looking to be first to report the latest fad. The food industry is no different, with goat meat being touted as the next big thing.

The UK has overtaken Germany as the leading nation for plant-based protein launches

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UK leapfrogs Germany as leading plant-based NPD nation

By Ashley Williams

Soaring demand for plant-based proteins in the UK has led to it overtaking Germany as the world’s leading country for vegan product launches, according to research analyst Mintel’s latest data.

Poultry market tipped for return to growth in 2019

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China holds key to global poultry market

By Aidan Fortune

China and its international relationships could be the driving force behind growth in the global poultry market in 2019 as it comes out of what has been described as one of the most turbulent years in decades.

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.

Looking ahead to 2019 in the meat industry

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What can the meat industry expect from 2019?

By Ashley Williams

As the year draws to a close, 2018 has certainly been a period of highs and lows for the international meat industry, but what significant milestones are processors expected to face in 2019?

The international beef sector may benefit from the rise of African Swine Fever

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Beef to benefit from African Swine Fever epidemic

By Aidan Fortune

New reports of incidents of African Swine Fever (ASF) are being reported on a daily basis, with China and Belgium both being hit by the virus in recent weeks. However, the rising number of incidents is having a positive knock-on effect on other proteins,...