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China is driving global casings market growth

Casings: China growth drives global market

By Chloe Ryan

In February this year, Viscofan, one of the world’s biggest casings manufacturers, opened a new factory in China. Costing €27.8m, the new collagen extrusion plant in Suzhou, 80km from Shanghai, is Viscofan’s first outside Europe. Here, cattle and pig...

Brazil beef exports soar

Surge in Brazilian beef exports

By Nicholas Robinson

More than 250,000 tonnes of chilled and frozen beef was exported from Brazil in the first three months of 2013, which was over a third up on last year.

EU sheep meat sector’s volatility opens up new export opportunities

EU sheep meat sector’s volatility opens up new export opportunities

By Jayne Hunt, Promar International

A  combination of low prices and production costs, reduction in import volumes from non EU countries, increased production in some sheep meat producing  countries combined with an increasing demand in emerging markets have paved the way for  some EU lamb...

Horsemeat: what are the long term impacts?

Horsemeat: what are the long term impacts?

By Simone Baroke, contributing analyst

As the horsemeat scandal continues to spread across Europe and beyond, Simone Baroke, an analyst for Euromonitor, looks at the possible long term impacts.

Russian meat industry sees slowdown in growth

Russian meat industry sees slowdown in growth

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In 2013 Russia plans to increase the production of all types of meat by 2.5% on last year’s level – to 11.92 million tonnes in live weight, according to a recent report from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.

Focus on New Zealand: Carbon commitment

Focus on New Zealand: Carbon commitment

By Carina Perkins

New Zealand’s agriculture sector has sidestepped the country’s Emissions Trading Scheme, but farmers are clearly committed to working on their carbon footprint, with some good results achieved to date.

Focus on New Zealand: World trade view

Focus on New Zealand: World trade view

By Carina Perkins

New Zealand is a force to be reckoned with on the meat export market, and ships beef and lamb to an impressive 116 countries worldwide. However, limited lamb supply and the debt crisis in Europe contributed to a dramatic fall in the value of New Zealand’s...

Processed meat such as salami has been linked to early death

European study links processed meat to lifespan

By Carina Perkins

A new European study has claimed that eating too much processed meat, such as salami, ham and sausages, can increase the risk of early death from heart disease and cancer.

Focus on New Zealand: The great balancing act

Focus on New Zealand: The great balancing act

By Carina Perkins

A high lambing percentage in 2012-13 meant it was a good year for New Zealand lamb, but this was tempered with a decline in the breeding flock, which meant supply remains tight. Carina Perkins reports

What caused the European horsemeat crisis?

What caused the European horsemeat crisis?

By Carmen Paun, Brussels

As the horsemeat scandal continues to rage through Europe, policy makers and industry are starting to reflect on what caused the crisis, and how it can be avoided in the future.

Challenges facing the US meat sector

Challenges facing the US meat sector

By Ed Bedington

Patrick Boyle, CEO of the American Meat Institute, discusses some of the challenges facing the AMI's members in the US.

Report tracks shift in carcase value

Report tracks shift in carcase value

By Carina Perkins

A shift in animal carcase valuation could have permanent and far-reaching consequences for the global meat industry, according to the latest report from Rabobank.

Hurricane Sandy takes toll on US meat firms

Meat firms hit as US hurricane takes its toll

By Arabella Mileham

American financial analysts have warned that meat producers and processors are losing business as the impact of Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst storms to batter America, continues to cripple the eastern seaboard.  

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