Exotic

Two South African ostrich meat companies are set to merge

South African ostrich meat merger approved

By Aidan Fortune

The South African Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved a merger between the country’s largest ostrich processing companies, Klein Karoo International and Mosstrich, subject to several conditions.

India launches aggressive anti-FMD campaign

Indian Government launches aggressive anti-FMD campaign

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

An Indian Government initiative to eradicate foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) from the country, costing INR133.43bn (US$1.9bn), is expected to result in an increase in meat exports, according to experts.

Russia to drive horse meat production out of depression

Russia to drive horse meat production out of depression

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Russian Government has prepared a draft program of horse industry development, with a special focus on an increase in the population of meat breeds – the segment where production performance has been shrinking over the past few years.

Buffalo industry demands clear labelling

Buffalo labelling petition launched

By Aidan Fortune

The National Bison Association (NBA) has entered into a labelling battle, launching a petition calling for the proper labelling of water or cape buffalo products.

Is exporting live slaughter animals ethical? The practice has been brought into sharp focus recently

Brexit: Scotland opposed to livestock export ban

By Oscar Rousseau

The Scottish Government has warned Westminster it will not ban livestock exports, amid rumours UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to outlaw the controversial practice.

A US-China trade war could be costly for the meat industry during a period of global expansion

Q&A

US-China trade war would ‘hurt’ the meat industry

By Oscar Rousseau

After the Trump administration slapped tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels, GlobalMeatNews spoke to Dr Fragkiskos Filippaios to assess the effects of a US-China trade war on the meat sector.