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Health for Animals has warned livestock drugs could be limited to a 'small and elite group'

Failure to boost meat drugs poses public health risk

By Oscar Rousseau

An inability to develop new medicine for food-giving animals or remove “unnecessary” red tape could cause problems for animal and human health, an influential veterinary body has warned.

Historic meat production falls in Ukraine hurt the economy, but an upswing is on the cards

Russian embargo causes $1bn loss to Ukraine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine has lost $1bn-worth of trade thanks to the Russian-inflicted food embargo, according to Natalia Mykolska Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Economic and Trade Development. 

MHP said its poultry operation was expanding as planned, despite the latest setback

Half-year profits slashed at Ukraine’s MHP

By Oscar Rousseau

MHP, the largest agro-industrial firm in Ukraine, saw its pre-tax profits drop by nearly 20% in the first half of the year, according to the company’s unaudited half-year financial results.

Brazil wants to be the world's top meat producer, despite an economic slowdown

Brazil to overtake US as world’s top meat exporter

By Kakie Roubaud, in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil will continue to challenge the US for the position of being the world’s biggest meat producer and exporter over the next decade, according to government estimates.

Australia's Jack's Creek secured 'celebrity status' thanks to their World Steak Challenge win

World Steak Challenge enters crucial period

By Oscar Rousseau

There is less than one month left to enter the World Steak Challenge – a competition to find and reward the greatest sirloin steaks in the world.

Sales of processed meat in the Middle East and North Africa more than doubled

Meat processor BRF posts drop in profits

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian food processor BRF posted a near-quarter drop in pre-tax profits as the soaring price of corn dented pork and poultry operations.

Meat prices have increased but global production is expected to stagnate this year

FAO: Global price of meat up

By Oscar Rousseau

The price of a shopping basket of meat products increased for the third month in a row, according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation’s (FAO) Meat Price Index.

The meat-free market is expected to hit $5.2bn by 2020

Vegan firms should target meat eaters

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat eaters with an appetite for vegetables could be a cash cow for meat-free food companies, according to data from Innova Market Insights. 

The halal market is expected to be worth close to $60bn within the next four years

BRF spin-off creates halal unit

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian meat processor BRF has announced plans to set up a subsidiary tasked with strengthening the meat giant’s supply of meat to Muslim consumers.

Vladimir Putin's trade bans on western imports have hurt the meat industry

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Russian trade ban inflicts maximum damage

By Oscar Rousseau

Russia’s politically-motivated decision to slash meat imports continues to be a bloody thorn in the side of the meat industry, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

The new law could also boost halal meat trade with Malaysia and Indonesia

Philippine halal law to drive meat export growth

By Jens Kastner

Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a consolidated measure on halal exports, which may help boost the country’s meat exporters in the Middle East.