Industry & Markets

Russia ponders ban on EU meat

Russia ponders ban on EU meat

By Eugene Vorotnikov, reporting from St Peterburg

Russian authorities have defended their decision to temporarily restrict imports of cattle from Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France from February 1 over the Schmallenberg virus, and warn a meat ban may follow.

UK cattle supply on a downward trend

UK cattle supply on a downward trend

By Melodie Michel

UK cattle slaughterings dropped by 6% in the second half of 2011, mainly due to a reduction in young bull kill, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has announced.

Industry rejects EU decision on labelling

Industry rejects EU decision on labelling

By Melodie Michel

The European meat industry has criticised a decision by the European Parliament not to introduce food labelling that would display percentages of cuts in salt, fat and sugar.

Low pathogenic bird flu threatens Australian exports

Low pathogenic bird flu threatens Australian exports

By Melodie Michel

Japan and Hong Kong have suspended imports of Australian poultry products, including meat and eggs, following an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza on a duck farm in Victoria.

Action stations for US pork in Japan

Action stations for US pork in Japan

By Carina Perkins

US pork is being sold at railway stations across Japan, thanks to a partnership between meat exporters and a local foodservice business.

WTO to rule on China-US broiler dispute

WTO to rule on China-US broiler dispute

By Keith Nuthall

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes panel has been established to decide whether Chinese anti-dumping and countervailing duties on American broiler chicken exports are legal.

UK poultry sector ‘under-performing’

UK poultry sector ‘under-performing’

By Melodie Michel

The UK poultry sector needs to focus on consolidation, efficiency and internationalisation to maintain its competitiveness on the EU market, a new report has suggested.

Danish pork exports up 6%

Danish pork exports up 6%

By Melodie Michel

The growth in Danish pork exports continued in the third quarter of 2011, with a 6% rise in the period between January and September, the German association of meat producers (VDF) has revealed.

Welsh anticipate USA opening for lamb exports

Welsh anticipate USA opening for lamb exports

By Arabella Mileham

The Welsh meat industry has claimed that it is only a matter of time before the USA lifts its restrictions and allows exports of red meat from the EU.

Brazilian beef exports to recover in 2012

Brazilian beef exports to recover in 2012

By Melodie Michel

Beef exporters have the potential to increase their revenue by 10% to over $6bn in 2012, the Brazilian Association of Meat Export Industries (Abiec) has announced.