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Strong beef supply has weighed down the average carcase value of cattle

Global meat prices slip in December

By Oscar Rousseau

International meat prices dropped last month, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

Russian meat producers say they will back the government's opposition to the EU

Russia to fight EU retaliatory duty bid over pigmeat ban

By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, Russia; and Keith Nuthall

The Russian government will fight an application by the European Union (EU) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for permission to impose retaliatory trade sanctions worth €1.39 billion over Moscow’s ban on EU pork and pigs.

Has Europe been out-muscled in Asia's lucrative pork market by the US and Brazil?

Pork flop: EU exports to Asia see downturn

By Oscar Rousseau

Has Asia lost its appetite for pork? Trade statistics for September show EU export sales to China, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea have declined year-on-year.

Phil Hogan, commissioner for agriculture, called the announcement a 'significant step change' in CAP reform

‘Fear’ and concern raised as EU reforms CAP

By Oscar Rousseau

Farm groups have issued a mixed response to the European Commission’s plan to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) by giving member states more powers.

The origin of the disease remains unknown

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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.