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At the beginning of 2015, certification was granted to the country’s largest poultry producers

Ukrainian meat industry faces halal certification boom

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In the past eight months, 47 Ukraine companies have received halal certification, with the aim of targeting exports to the Middle East, said head of the Center of Halal Research and Certification in Ukraine ‘Alraid’ Larissa Polishchuk. 

Higher-value cuts such as tenderloin continued to do well

Australia sees drop in Middle East beef exports

By Georgi Gyton

Australia saw its beef exports to the Middle East fall 13% last month, compared to January 2014, according to data from the Department of Agriculture, and compiled by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

Increasing affluence is leading to increased meat consumption with many moving away from cereal-based foods

Gulfood says ‘more meat’ will be trend for 2015

By Georgi Gyton

A rapidly growing population in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will mean demand for protein-rich food such as meat is likely to increase, according to Gulfood.

The Saudi poultry sector has increased production by 7% over the past year

Saudi poultry production is on the up

By Oli Haenlein

The Saudi Arabian poultry sector has experienced major production growth in recent years, according to a recent report from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

Brazil is a key player in the world of global meat production as well as the world of football

Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics

By Georgi Gyton

With thousands of football fans gearing up to descend on Brazil for the FIFA World Cup 2014, Global Meat News thought it timely to take a look at how Brazil’s meat industry stacks up against its rivals.

Ukraine estimates exports to Saudi Arabia could reach 30,000 tonnes

Ukraine poultry exports to Saudi Arabia set to resume

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Poultry from Ukraine may soon be exported once again to Saudi Arabia, said the Ukrainian minister of agrarian policy and food Igor Schweich, after meeting with Judiya Z Alhathal - the ambassador for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Ukraine.

John Giles looks back and forwards

Looking back to look forwards

By John Giles, divisional director, Promar International

Although the New Year has come and gone, there is still the opportunity to both look back and forwards to see what has happened in the past 12 months and what might happen in the next 12.

Severe drought in Queensland helped drive Australian beef exports

Drought and demand boost Australian beef exports

By Lee Adendorff, in New South Wales

Australian beef and veal exporters have been buoyed by data from the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) showing record export numbers for the industry in 2013. The country exported nearly 1.1 million tonnes (t) of chilled...

FAO calls for policy shift on diseases

FAO calls for comprehensive global policy shift

By Keith Nuthall

The United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for a comprehensive and global response from governments to limit the potential of the world’s growing meat and livestock sector to spread disease to human consumers.

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