Beef

No talks in sight on US-Taiwan ractopamine dispute

No talks in sight on US-Taiwan ractopamine dispute

By Melodie Michel

Negotiations to lift the ractopamine ban hampering meat trade between the US and Taiwan are unlikely to happen before additional scientific studies, US industry experts have said.

Record year for US exports

Record year for US exports

By Melodie Michel

US red meat exports reached record levels in 2011, with a value of over $11.5bn for beef, pork and lamb combined.

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).

Spring likely to see Schmallenberg spread further

Spring likely to see Schmallenberg spread further

By Melodie Michel

The Schmallenberg virus (SBV), recently observed in ruminants, is likely to spread to other European countries when temperatures get warmer, according to the European Food safety Authority (EFSA).

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.

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.

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