United States

Hurricane Florence has caused major flooding in North Carolina

opinion

Florence exposes North Carolina’s livestock industry

By Aarti Ramachandran

Following Hurricane Florence sweeping through the US, head of research and corporate engagement at Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) Aarti Ramachandran explains how the natural disaster is exacerbating existing industry challenges.

US beef exports for August broke the previous record set in May 2018

US beef exports top $750m for first time

By Ashley Williams

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has revealed that the countries beef exports have set a new record after breaking the US$750m mark for August.

Crowd Cow extends its meats to Tasmania

Crowd Cow extends to include international craft meat

By Michelle Perrett

Crowd Cow, the US marketplace for craft meat, has revealed plans to extend further outside its heartland to offer meat from around the world, beginning with Westmore Pastoral in Tasmania.

Charcuterie producer VIAU is to be acquired by Maple Leaf Foods

Maple Leaf Foods to acquire VIAU Foods

By Aidan Fortune

Canadian pork processor Maple Leaf Foods has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VIAU Foods, a producer of premium Italian cooked, dry-cured and charcuterie meats for a purchase price of CA$215m, including CA$30m in Maple Leaf stock.

US trade progress in Asia

US makes trade progress in Asia

By Aidan Fortune

The US meat industry is celebrating this week following two major announcements on trade in Asia.