Industry & Markets

Slowdown for world meat prices

Slowdown for world meat prices

By Carina Perkins

Global meat prices started to slow down at the end of last year, reflecting sharp declines in overall food prices, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Food exports help Ireland’s economy

Food exports help Ireland’s economy

By Ann Marie Foley

Agri-food’s role in getting Ireland out of its economic crisis received a boost, as food exports grew at three times the rate of total merchandise exports in the first nine months of 2011.

SAC Dr Alan Renwick presenting the report at the Oxford Farming Conference

World agricultural power in the balance

By Melodie Michel

Power in the world’s meat market is expected to stay concentrated in Europe and North America despite growing pressure from emerging economies, a new report shows.

Positive outlook for US beef exports

Positive outlook for US beef exports

By Melodie Michel

American beef exports have reached pre-Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) levels for the first time since the disease was discovered in the country. Trade has been helped by exchange rates, and expansion to new markets, according to USDA chief economist...

Dr Joseph Glauber speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference

US beef industry outlook

By Melodie Michel

USDA chief economist Dr Joseph Glauber comments on the recent developments in the American beef industry and gives an oulook on the export market.

US restricts antibiotics for livestock

US restricts antibiotics for livestock

By Carina Perkins

The US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) has announced plans to ban the use of certain antibiotics used to treat cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys.