Industry & Markets

UK-South Africa trade to resume

UK-South Africa trade to resume

By Melodie Michel

UK red meat exporters are in talks with South African companies to resume trade between the two countries after a 15-year ban was lifted in May 2011.

USDA delays controversial E.coli law

USDA delays controversial E.coli law

By Carina Perkins

The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that it will delay the implementation of a controversial programme to test beef products for non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).

Beef segment strains Tyson results

Beef segment strains Tyson results

By Melodie Michel

US meat processing giant Tyson Foods has reported a 48% drop in Q1 net income, despite $8.3bn in sales, up 9.4% from last year.

Russian meat production to grow 23% by 2020

Russian meat production to grow 23% by 2020

By Melodie Michel

Meat production has increased by 36% in the past five years, and is expected to grow another 23% by 2020, Russian agriculture minister Yelena Skrynnik has announced.

Positive outlook for Australian sheep sector

Positive outlook for Australian sheep sector

By Melodie Michel

The Australian sheep industry expects a positive year in 2012, with a 4.2% increase in livestock numbers, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has announced.

Mexico doubles beef exports

Mexico doubles beef exports

By Melodie Michel

Mexican beef exports almost doubled in 2011, going from 56,278t to 95,759t, the Mexican association of beef producers (AMEG) has announced.