Industry & Markets

The facility will consist of six buildings and 12 halls, with a maximum capacity of 233,000 birds

Bulgarian poultry business opens new facilities

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Bulgarian poultry producer and processor Gradus AD has announced its subsidiary Lora - 2004 EOOD has completed the construction of a new facility to increase its broiler breeding capacity in Madjerito, in southern Bulgaria.

Marel Poultry's BoxGrader at Şenpiliç's processing plant

Şenpiliç partners with Marel to enhance operations

By Ashley Williams

Turkey-based poultry processor Şenpiliç has revealed a partnership with equipment manufacturer Marel Poultry to control its packing, batching and labelling operations at its processing plant.

After inspections, Chile authorised the market opening of Brazilian beef

Chile opens up market for Brazilian beef

By Ashley Williams

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) has agreed a deal with Chile to export frozen and fresh beef from its Mato Grosso do Sul state.

Russian pork market set to grow

Russian pork production set for further growth

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Russian pig industry is expected to increase production capacities by 900,000 tonnes (t) over the next four years despite having almost reached self-sufficiency in pork.

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FDA reveals declining sales of antibiotics for animals

By Ashley Williams

Sales and distribution of all medical antimicrobials intended for use in food-producing animals within North America decreased by 33% during 2016 and 2017, figures released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have revealed.

SAMW forecasted 2019 to be an “extremely challenging year”

SAMW gives 2019 wish list for Scottish meat industry

By Ashley Williams

As 2018 draws to a close, the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) is eyeing “certainty, collaboration and respect” for Scotland’s red meat sector as part of its New Year’s resolutions.

Three board members have resigned from their positions at HKScan

HKScan undergoes board member shake-up

By Ashley Williams

Finnish processor HKScan has confirmed that Marko Onnela, Riitta Palomäki and Tuomas Salusjärvi have stepped down from the company’s board.

Fresh beef exports reached US$521.7m, with over 130,570 tonnes traded in November

Brazilian beef drives successful November exports

By Ashley Williams

Growing demand from international markets for Brazilian beef has resulted in soaring export figures throughout November, according to data from the Agribusiness Trade Balance.

Experts believe meat treated with lactic acid  is safe for consumers to eat

EFSA study shows lactic acid effectiveness

By Keith Nuthall

Dipping chilled pork cuts with lactic acid is more effective in reducing microbiological contamination than cleaning with water, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded.