JBS sees profits rocket

JBS announces profit jump in 2013

By Georgi Gyton

Global meat company JBS has revealed net profits increased by 28.9% to BRL926.9m ($403.75m) in its full-year results for 2013.

US sees red meat exports on the up

Positive start to year for US red meat exports

By Georgi Gyton

US beef, pork and lamb exports have all increased since the start of 2014, despite the prospect of challenging market conditions ahead, according to new data from the United States Department for Agriculture (USDA).

Emma Hancocks explores the new MINTs

Beyond the BRIC… looking to the MINT

By Emma Hancocks

Whenever the phrase ‘emerging’ economies is used, the acronym BRIC is usually quite close behind. However, on consideration, the BRIC markets have stepped beyond ‘emerging’ and are actually seeing a slowdown in the momentum of their growth. The gap left...

US organisations fear retaliation if Farm Bill is passed

US organisations oppose new Farm Bill

By Line Svanevik

US livestock organisations and food associations fear that new country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rules, set out in the Farm Bill, could provoke retaliation from Canada and Mexico and are strongly opposed to the new legislation.

Japan declares Costa Rica free of Classical Swine Fever

Costa Rica eyes Japan opportunity

By Pacifica Goddard

Costa Rica’s pork sector has welcomed Japan’s declaration that the central American country is free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), opening the doors to its pigmeat exporters to tap into the lucrative Japanese market.

Spanish meat producers saw healthy prices in 2013

2013 prices cheer Spanish beef and pork producers

By Robert Stokes, in Málaga

Spanish meat producers secured increasingly healthy prices in 2013 as the country crept out of recession in the second half, figures from its Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (MAGRAMA) show.

Russia could lift Paraguayan meat ban

Russia considers lifting Paraguayan meat ban

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia could lift a ban on imports from six Paraguayan meat processing plants in the next few weeks, according to veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.

International meat bodies welcome new global trade deal

International meat trade bodies welcome new WTO global deal

By Keith Nuthall

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) has welcomed the striking of a new global trade deal by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which should ease import and customs procedures that can slow the delivery of meat and livestock to export customers.

EU investigates Paraguay beef human rights claims

EU investigates Paraguay beef human rights claims

By Pacifica Goddard

The European Commission is currently looking into claims made by the tribal rights non-governmental organisation (NGO) Survival International, regarding alleged human rights violations by a company producing Paraguayan beef.

China is driving global casings market growth

Casings: China growth drives global market

By Chloe Ryan

In February this year, Viscofan, one of the world’s biggest casings manufacturers, opened a new factory in China. Costing €27.8m, the new collagen extrusion plant in Suzhou, 80km from Shanghai, is Viscofan’s first outside Europe. Here, cattle and pig...

Australian meat exports to Russia have slowed down

Australian beef exports to Russia slow down

By Carina Perkins

Australian beef exports to Russia have slowed despite a strengthening Russian economy, according to new data from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).