Analysis

Growth in Chinese poultry exports, especially broiler meat, is well ahead of overall agricultural export growth

Chinese poultry exports on the rise

By Mark Godfrey

Efforts by Chinese poultry firms to get export market share were given a boost by the news that a major poultry-producing region in eastern China has upped its exports by over 13% year on year in 2017.

Welsh sheep producers could be among the hardest hit by Brexit, according to trade reps

Welsh livestock farmers fear serious threats from Brexit

By Laura Syrett

Sheep farmers in Wales face “an extremely difficult future” after Brexit, if the UK government fails to negotiate a trade deal that secures tariff-free access to key European Union (EU) export markets, a leading trade body has warned.

Brazil's beef exports - rocked by rotten meat allegations - have resumed month-on-month growth

Brazilian beef exports keep on growing

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s rising beef exports show burgeoning meat demand has outweighed any lingering concerns from the rotten meat scandal.

Irish beef exports are now valued at nearly €2.5bn and represent a fifth of all exports

Growing meat exports help Ireland to record year

By Helen Gilbert

Increased volumes of beef, pigmeat and sheepmeat helped the value of Irish food and drink exports reach a record high of €12.6bn last year – a rise of 13%, figures from the Irish Food Board have shown.

Strong beef supply has weighed down the average carcase value of cattle

Global meat prices slip in December

By Oscar Rousseau

International meat prices dropped last month, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

Cargill could face a soybean supply 'glut' for a number of years, depressing prices

Soybean headwind could hit Cargill for years

By Oscar Rousseau

With Cargill’s profits slipping by 6% after a bumper grain and soybean harvest hit its bottom line, a financial analyst told this site the problem might not get better soon.

Total domestic US meat and poultry production could hit the highest level this millennium

US meat production to boom

By Oscar Rousseau

US meat production will reach its highest point this millennium in 2018, despite threats from alt-protein and lab grown burgers.

Russian meat industry set for single digit growth

Russian meat industry set for single digit growth

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia's meat industry grew by 4% for the past 12 months based on current forecasts sourced from the country, according to Russia's Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev, with turkey the fastest growing segment.

Salmonella bacteria caused 10 deaths in 2016, according to EFSA

Rise in EU salmonella cases ‘worrying’

By Oscar Rousseau

Salmonella cases in humans have increased since 2014, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which described the rise as “worrying”.

Blockchain technology could help to build transparency in the meat supply chain

Blockchain technology to ‘trigger’ disruption

By Oscar Rousseau

Supply chain disrupter blockchain technology could improve efficiency, food safety and traceability of meat, but business will need to ditch the paper trail first, a report has claimed.