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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,...

The UK's importing and exporting of pig meat has declined again

UK pig trade continues to drop

By Aidan Fortune

The UK’s trade in pig meat fell again in September, as both exports and imports declined compared with a year ago, according to the latest figures from tax department HMRC.

How should antibiotic use in animals be managed?

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Should the meat industry cut out antibiotics?

By Ashley Williams

This week marked World Antibiotic Awareness Week – a subject that has divided markets in meat production due to different views and regulations.

Examining the potential of alternative proteins

Analysis

Are alternative proteins really the future of the meat industry?

By Ashley Williams

Plant power is well and truly gathering pace across the international meat industry, as alternative meat giants, including Vivera and Beyond Meat, continue to tap consumers’ desires for plant-based meats. However, as alternative proteins rapidly rise...

Credit: Sial Paris

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Three things we learned from SIAL Paris 2018

By Ashley Williams

International food exhibition SIAL welcomed over 7,200 exhibitors from 119 countries to Paris’ Parc des Expositions this week to showcase the latest products from across the food and drink industry.

The processed meat debate

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Why are processed meats given such a bad name?

By Ashley Williams

When you sit down to demolish a bacon or sausage sandwich in the morning, it’s very unlikely that you are thinking of the consequences it is having on your body.

Australian cattle slaughtering drops

Cattle and lamb meat slaughters drop in Australia

By Michelle Perrett

Cattle and lamb meat slaughters were down while goat and sheep meat increased in 2017, The Australian red meat and livestock industry State of the Industry Report 2018 has revealed.

ASF indirectly impacting poultry market

Global poultry market facing challenges

By Aidan Fortune

The growing incidents of African Swine Fever (ASF) across the globe could have a knock-on effect on the international poultry market.

Poultry market driven by Asian growth

Asia driving global poultry growth

By Aidan Fortune

With poultry predicted to become the most consumed meat in the world in the next few years, where will this growth come from?

Battle against ASF goes global

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Global battle against ASF steps up a gear

By Aidan Fortune

Epidemic may be too strong a word, but African Swine Fever (ASF) is spreading across the world and nobody’s quite sure how to stop it.