Industry & Markets

The NCC said the move would balance the supply and demand situation in the market

NCC thanks USDA for $60m chicken purchase program

By Ashley Williams

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has hailed the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) decision to purchase up to US$60 million in chicken products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs.

The US is at odds with Indonesia over meat imports

Indonesia anger over US move to punish exporters

By Aidan Fortune

Indonesia has criticised US plans to punish its exporters over Washington claims that the south-east Asian country has failed to fully lift contested restrictions on meat and meat products, saying the country is breaching international commerce rules...

Coveris to increase capacity by 20%

Coveris to increase capacity by 20%

By Aidan Fortune

Packaging provider Coveris has unveiled a £1m investment plan at its linerless labels facility in Spalding, England, which will see it increase capacity by over 20% in order to meet growing demand for the sustainable pack format.

25,000 sheep and goats were withdrawn by the Indian Government

Indian meat traders outraged by EID livestock export ban

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

Indian livestock exporters are up in arms after the Indian Government withdrew permission to export 25,000 goats and sheep from the western state of Gujarat just before the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

Grant believed the split proposal was wrong


UK’s WTO quota plan a ‘trade distortion mechanism’

By Ashley Williams

Beef and Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) and Meat Industry Association’s (MIA) Brexit representative Jeff Grant has told GlobalMeatNews the UK and EU’s quota plan under the World Trade Organization (WTO) is a “trade distortion mechanism”.

Doherty gives details about how the no-deal Brexit might affect the meat industry


What a no-deal Brexit might mean for the meat industry?

By Ashley Williams

Brexit has loomed over the UK meat industry, as well as EU countries, for a number of months, with meat processors and farmers being left in the dark about what the future might hold.

The call is in response to its latest report into the Irish suckler beef industry

IFA calls for suckler target payment

By Ashley Williams

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has demanded the Irish agricultural board back its proposal for a targeted payment of €200 per suckler cow to support the “backbone” of the beef sector.