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New Zealand meat exports in decline

New Zealand meat exports in decline

By Oscar Rousseau

Global sales of meat and wool from New Zealand have dropped in 2017, halting a year-on-year growth stretching back to 2013.

Beef, lamb, pork and poultry will all be processed at the expanded packing facility

Hilton to expand New Zealand packing plant

By Aidan Fortune

Meatpacker Hilton Food Group plc has announced plans to expand its packing capability to New Zealand with an investment of NZ$54 million (m).

Prosecutors called the actions of Batista brothers Joesley and Wesley (pictured) 'illegal'

JBS Batista brothers charged with insider trading

By Oscar Rousseau

Joesley and Wesley Batistia, the billionaire brothers of scandal-rocked Brazilian meatpacker JBS, have been charged with insider trading by prosecutors who allege the duo pocketed over US$30m.

Silver Fern Farm's chief executive 'exited' by on-pack traceability features

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Silver Fern Farm rolls out fresh packaging

By Oscar Rousseau

New Zealand meat processor Silver Fern Farm has rolled out new retail packaging with a unique traceability code for its range of grass-fed beef.

The cull of dairy cattle should protect New Zealand cattle reared for meat

4,000 NZ cattle to be culled to prevent disease

By Aaron McDonald

In a move to prevent the further spread of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand cows, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced plans to cull around 4,000 cattle. Procedures to reduce the risk have been planned in conjunction with farmers.

Alliance Group claims to be a 'much fitter' business after driving through a host of changes

Productivity gains see NZ firm reinvest

By Oscar Rousseau

Farmer-owned meat processor Alliance Group will invest tens of millions of dollars back into the cooperative after delivering on its strategy to produce meat more efficiently.

The EU and UK have put down the boxing gloves to make progress in Brexit talks

New Zealand meat industry concern over Brexit quota rumours

By Aidan Fortune

Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the New Zealand Meat Industry Association have expressed concern over reports that the EU and UK have reached a “deal” to split the EU’s WTO tariff rate quota following Brexit.

Food safety experts claim Russia needs to rewrite its meat traceability laws

ASF-infected meat detected in Russian plants

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Meat products infected with African swine fever (ASF) have been detected on retail shelves in at least two Russian regions, Pskov Oblast and Khabarovsk Krai, according to Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor.

Ask our experts anything related to meat packaging after the webinar

Last chance to register for packaging webinar

By Rod Addy

Time is running out to register for a free online event scheduled for tomorrow, exploring the latest developments in packaging to crack down on spoilage in meat export consignments.