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Welsh sheep producers could be among the hardest hit by Brexit, according to trade reps

Welsh livestock farmers fear serious threats from Brexit

By Laura Syrett

Sheep farmers in Wales face “an extremely difficult future” after Brexit, if the UK government fails to negotiate a trade deal that secures tariff-free access to key European Union (EU) export markets, a leading trade body has warned.

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.

German pork exports to Japan have increased substantially

Japan: 2017 German pork imports in stellar growth

By Jens Kastner

Japan’s German pork imports grew by 36% in the January-October period of last year (2017) compared to the same period of 2016, representing by far the highest growth rate for national exports of pork to Japan.

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.

DAT-Schaub CEO Jan Roelsgaard has eyes on more acquisitions in 2018

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Brazil ‘scandals’ no concern, says DAT-Schaub CEO

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian corruption and food safety scandals do not alarm leading natural casings supplier DAT-Schaub, which aims to double the profits of four South American firms it acquired this week.

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.