Leading local beef player in Inner Mongolia, the Kerchin Cattle Industry Co, has been targeting this week’s Chinese New Year rush market with two lines of ‘Family Beef’ featuring Australian strip loin steak in easy-to-use packaging.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s bilateral meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping has secured a major breakthrough for the meat industry: China will drop its British beef export ban within six months.
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.
Efforts by Chinese poultry firms to get export market share were given a boost by the news that a major poultry-producing region in eastern China has upped its exports by over 13% year on year in 2017.
An advocacy group has urged McDonald’s to set a “concrete timeline” for phasing out antibiotics in its beef and pork, amid concerns that routine overuse creates life-threatening, drug-resistant superbugs.