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Bluetongue virus hits France

By Aidan Fortune

French authorities have reported a case of bluetongue BTV-4 in a bovine in the Haute Savoie region.

Chile could pump more beef into Europe, but would truculent EU farmers welcome such as move?

EU and Chile meat sectors could benefit from revised trade deal

By Charles Newbery, Diana Yordanova and Keith Nuthall

The Chilean meat and livestock industry has welcomed the launch of talks between the European Union (EU) and the South American country on upgrading the current 14-year-old free trade deal between the two jurisdictions.

ZM Henryk Kania thinks women-only meat snacks could be a high growth, albeit niche, market

Women-only meat snack lands in Poland

By Oscar Rousseau

Feeling guilty about that extra piece of cake? Don’t. A polish meat processor has launched a “no remorse” meat snack targeted exclusively at women.

Reducing on-farm antibiotic use could 'jeopardise' animal health, the NPPC claim

WHO call to ban antibiotics ‘wrong’

By Oscar Rousseau

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) call to stop farmers and the food industry from using powerful antibiotics preventatively is “wrong” and “ill-advised”, a US trade body has said.

Meat producers say a 'hard Brexit' - leaving the EU without a trade deal - would hurt the industry

UK meat industry warns of post-Brexit WTO tariffs

By Diana Yordanova

Meat sector organisations have warned a UK parliament committee that the industry will suffer dire consequences should Britain crash out from the European Union (EU) in March 2019 without having negotiated a Brexit deal with its current EU partners.

Russia is reacting to sanctions imposed following its annexation of the Crimea and support for Ukrainian separatists

Russia widens meat import ban

By Keith Nuthall and Eugene Vorotikov

The Russian government has expanded the range of meat and livestock imports it has blocked from the US, EU and other countries imposing sanctions on Moscow.

ZM Zakrzewscy has boosted its beef sites in a bid to increase exports to the EU, Canada and South America

Polish meat producer opens cutting facility to boost beef exports

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish meat producer ZM Zakrzewscy has launched a meat-cutting facility, fitted with a total surface of some 3,000 square metres, with the aim of increasing its exports of beef to the European Union, according to senior company representatives.