Analysis

Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

By Carina Perkins

When discussing meat's environmental impact, there is a tendency to focus on greenhouse gas emissions. But the production of soy for feed is also of major concern. Carina Perkins looks at the issues

Brazilian beef: The China of Latin America?

Brazilian beef: The China of Latin America?

By Lizzie Bonsall, research analyst, Promar International

The agricultural sector in Brazil remains critical to the overall economy per se at some 70% of GDP and employing around 30 million people.

2012 AD

2012 AD

By Melodie Michel

Anaerobic digestion could bring benefits to the UK meat industry's environmental impact, but a lack of clear policy and funding on the issue are holding developments back. Melodie Michel reports

Flawed Science

Flawed Science

By Carina Perkins

With recent anti-meat hysteria across global media, Carina Perkins talks to some experts who challenge the view that meat and saturated fat is bad for our health.

China’s pork sector: A global powerhouse

China’s pork sector: A global powerhouse

By Liz Bonsall, Promar International

China is now clearly the world’s largest player in the global pork industry and produces and consumes over half of all pork in the world. While Chinese prices are currently soaring, due to a combination of increasing corn prices and strong domestic demand,...

China develops organic meat sector

China develops organic meat sector

By Mark Godfrey, in Beijing

China’s organic meat producers are increasingly targeting the country’s growing middle class, but prices remain high and standards confusing.

Marketing NZ lamb in the UK

Focus on New Zealand

Marketing NZ lamb in the UK

By Carina Perkins

In a demanding UK market, flexibility and adapting product to meet changing consumer needs have been key for New Zealand lamb.

Carbon calculation

Focus on New Zealand

Carbon calculation

By Carina Perkins

Given its distance from many of its meat export markets, New Zealand has to prove itself squeaky clean when it comes to environmental issues, including carbon footprinting.

Rocky ride for NZ lamb

Focus on New Zealand

Rocky ride for NZ lamb

By Carina Perkins

With lamb supply dropping away, New Zealand has struggled to keep up with global demand and prices have soared, so is there a turnaround on the horizon?

Changing landscape for New Zealand exports

Focus on New Zealand

Changing landscape for New Zealand exports

By Carina Perkins

The EU is still New Zealand’s most important export market for chilled lamb, but the balance is shifting as the country opens up new avenues.

John Giles is a divisional director with Promar International

Overview of the world poultry sector and the role of Thailand

By John Giles, Promar International

Global broiler production has increased by 37% between 2002 to 2011. Production increased from 59m tonnes in 2002 to 81m tonnes in the main producing countries in 2011. Total world production could however be up to 100m tonnes per annum based on latest...

Ending pig castration in the EU: a long road ahead

Ending pig castration in the EU: a long road ahead

By Carina Perkins

Earlier this month, farmers, meat processors, retailers, scientists, veterinarians and animal welfare lobbyists gathered in Amsterdam to discuss progress towards voluntarily ending pig castration in Europe by 2018. Carina Perkins reports on some of the...