Industry & Markets

Brazil defends commitment to cut deforestation

Brazil defends commitment to cut deforestation

By Melodie Michel

Brazilian meat industry and government representatives have defended the country’s efforts to reduce deforestation, regretting the “misinformation” spread by the European media.

Marfrig launches water management project

Marfrig launches water management project

By Melodie Michel

Brazilian processing giant Marfrig has launched a 'water footprint' project to monitor water usage in the production chain and improve sustainability and efficiency.

South Korea keeps ban on older US beef

South Korea keeps ban on older US beef

By Leah Germain

Despite winning import duty concessions under the newly-enforced free trade agreement between the US and South Korea, American beef producers will still not be able to export beef over the age of 30 months. The import of older beef remains banned under...

Russia puts figures on livestock support

Russia puts figures on livestock support

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The total amount of livestock support within the Russian state programme for 2013-2020 will exceed RUB1bn (US$24.1bn), stated Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik at a recent press-conference.

‘Pink slime’ producer shuts down three of four plants

‘Pink slime’ producer shuts down three of four plants

By Melodie Michel

Beef Products Inc (BPI), a major US producer of lean finely textured beef (LFTB), has announced the temporary closure of three of its plants, following a media and consumer campaign against ‘pink slime’.

Industry disappointed with US appeal of COOL ruling

Industry disappointed with US appeal of COOL ruling

By Melodie Michel

The American meat industry has expressed disappointment in the US Trade Representative’s decision to appeal a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that said Country Of Origin Labelling (COOL) was against trade regulations.

Russian poultry production increases rapidly in 2012

Russian poultry production increases rapidly in 2012

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The volume of poultry meat produced in Russia in January-February 2012 exceeded 500,000 tonnes (t) in carcase weight, according to data released by the Russian Federal Statistic Service.

France considers new beef strategy

France considers new beef strategy

By Melodie Michel

French agriculture government body FranceAgriMer is working on a new strategy for the country’s beef sector and slaughter industry, aiming to improve economic performances.

US retailers swear off ‘pink slime’, industry worried

US retailers swear off ‘pink slime’, industry worried

By Melodie Michel

The American meat industry is worried about the consequences of a decision by major retailers to stop selling ground beef containing lean, finely textured trimmings (LFTB), commonly known as ‘pink slime’.