United Arab Emirates

Australia red meat exports to MENA soar

Australia red meat exports to MENA soar

By Carina Perkins

Australia recorded record red meat exports to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) last month, according to the latest figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

Rift Valley Fever can lead to demands for livestock culls

EU warned over Rift Valley Fever

By Keith Nuthall

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised the European Union (EU) to launch a series of studies to help assess the risk of Rift Valley Fever being introduced to livestock and humans in north Africa and the Middle East, potentially threatening...

India’s goat exports suffer supply chain setback

India’s goat exports suffer supply chain setback

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

A steep rise and then, within a few years, an equally steep fall in the exports of goat meat from India has exposed failings within the country’s supply chain, say industry experts.

Oman opens to Canadian cattle

Oman opens to Canadian cattle

By Carina Perkins

Oman has opened its doors to live cattle imports from Canada in an agreement worth an estimated $900,000 annually to the Canadian livestock industry,

Australia criticised over live exports

Australia criticised over live exports

By Carina Perkins

The Australian government has once again come under fire over live exports after a news report revealed that exported breeding cows and sheep are suffering abuse in the Middle East.

Scotch Beef targets UAE

Scotch Beef targets UAE

By Melodie Michel

Scottish industry association Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is looking to promote the Scotch Beef brand in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), now that the UK has received export certification from the Middle Eastern country.

New FMD strain threatens Middle East

New FMD strain threatens Middle East

By Melodie Michel

A novel strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) discovered in Egypt and Libya in February has now spread to the Gaza Strip, putting Gulf countries at risk, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns.

Changing landscape for New Zealand exports

Focus on New Zealand

Changing landscape for New Zealand exports

By Carina Perkins

The EU is still New Zealand’s most important export market for chilled lamb, but the balance is shifting as the country opens up new avenues.