Cattle

UK cattle supply on a downward trend

UK cattle supply on a downward trend

By Melodie Michel

UK cattle slaughterings dropped by 6% in the second half of 2011, mainly due to a reduction in young bull kill, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has announced.

French beef production to drop by 5% in 2012

French beef production to drop by 5% in 2012

By Melodie Michel

French beef and veal production is expected to go down by 5% in 2012, following two years of increase, the Institut de l’Elevage (livestock institute) has revealed.

Good news from the East

Good news from the East

Meat processors in Japan have reported increased slaughter figures. According to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Japanese beef plants processed over 107,000 cattle in July 2003.

US opens door

US opens door

The United States department of agriculture (USDA) has said that it will allow the importation of certain ruminant products from Canada.

QMS issues BSE warning

QMS issues BSE warning

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is one of many industry bodies to have urged the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to exercise caution over the cessation of the Over 30 Months Scheme (OTMS).

America beefs up

America beefs up

Americans, it seems, can't get enough of beef. Demand continues to increase, and a new beef consumption record was set during the first quarter of 2003 in Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Beef Council.