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Pork recovery has boosted Brazil's meat exports

Pork boosts Brazil’s meat exports

By Carina Perkins

Brazil’s agricultural exports hit record levels last month, with meat exports boosted by further recovery in the country’s pork trade.

EU changes GSP beneficiaries

EU reclassifies low import duty regime for beef importers

By Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has confirmed that key beef exporters Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay will be excluded from the European Union’s future GSP low import duty regime for emerging markets, as they are now too rich to benefit.

Burger King profits down as sales grow

Burger King profits down as sales grow

By Arabella Mileham

Burger King (BKW) saw profits fall during the third quarter of 2012, with total revenues down 25.8% to $451.1m as a result of refranchising, the company reported yesterday.

Rabobank points to renewed ‘agflation’

Rabobank points to renewed ‘agflation’

By Arabella Mileham

Global meat producers are facing immediate and significant feed cost increases, which will impact supply dynamics and lead to increased meat prices, a new report has warned.   

International E.coli workshop reveals research gaps

International E.coli workshop reveals research gaps

By Carina Perkins

A group of international experts have agreed that further research is needed to improve understanding of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) infection in cattle and humans.

Cattle prices down, but supplies tight

Cattle prices down, but supplies tight

By Carina Perkins

Cattle prices have started to come down as a result of weaker demand, but global supplies remain short, and prices are likely to rise again in the near future, according to the recently published Rabobank Beef Quarterly report.

EU lifting of Thai raw chicken ban to affect world trade

EU lifting of Thai raw chicken ban to affect world trade

By Melodie Michel

Brazil and Argentina will face increased competition on the international poultry market now that the EU has announced it would lift its bird flu-related ban on raw chicken from Thailand on 1 July 2012, a report has said.

Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

By Carina Perkins

When discussing meat's environmental impact, there is a tendency to focus on greenhouse gas emissions. But the production of soy for feed is also of major concern. Carina Perkins looks at the issues

Russia considers complete ban on Brazilian meat

Russia considers complete ban on Brazilian meat

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is considering banning all meat imports from Brazil and Argentina, due to their poor monitoring of quality compliance, the country’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has said.

Brazil could meet half of global meat demand

Brazil could meet half of global meat demand

By Carina Perkins

Brazil will be capable of supplying almost half of the world’s beef within 10 years, according to the Brazilian minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Jorge Mendes Ribeiro Filho.