US pig herd hits record-breaking level

US pig herd hits record-breaking level

By Oscar Rousseau

The number of pigs in the US has reached its highest point since records began, according to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data.

Poultry tops the charts in Australia

Retail analysis

Poultry tops the charts in Australia

By Michelle Perrett

Michelle Perrett looks at how consumer habits in the Australian meat market have changed in recent times. 

Brazilian producers want to focus more on value-added produce

Brazil to premiumise meat exports

By Oscar Rousseau

Senior figures in Brazil want the country to start producing more value-added meat products to enhance its position as one of the world’s biggest pork and poultry traders. 

Aurora Alimentos is to create thousands of new jobs

Aurora expansion creates over 2,000 jobs

By Oscar Rousseau

Thousands of new jobs will be created by Brazilian meat processor Aurora Alimentos as it aims to increase pork production by double digits. 

China's bird flu struggles have hit local chicken prices, which could dent return on investment

Booming Asian mega farms are an ‘economic risk’

By Oscar Rousseau

Investors should not get overexcited by the risky Asian meat industry as booming production may not translate to soaring profits, a FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return) Initiative report has claimed.

Canada has faced questions from US auditors over carcass inspection protocol

US audit questions Canadian meat inspection

By Oscar Rousseau

A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) audit of Canadian meat, poultry and egg inspection systems has raised "significant questions" that “need to be addressed”.

Pork production is climbing up across Europe, despite a slowdown in exports

EU pig production increases but farmgate prices remain steady

By Aaron McDonald

The number of pigs being produced within the European Union seasonally has been increasing. Citing data from the European Commission, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) forecasts that this will continue to rise towards the backend of the year.