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Meat and livestock companies to study new EU draft Brexit agreement

Meat and livestock companies to study new EU draft Brexit agreement

By Keith Nuthall & Poorna Rodrigo

Meat and livestock companies and organisations are carefully examining a draft agreement on Brexit that was released by the European Commission on Wednesday (February 28), to see whether British meat and livestock exports can freely circulate across the...

Industry welcomes Commission’s plans for EU protein strategy

Industry welcomes Commission’s plans for EU protein strategy

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

The European Union’s (EU’s) development of a protein strategy, announced by EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan, should help Europe become more self-sufficient in animal feed, meat industry experts have told GlobalMeatNews.

Irish Farmers’ Association warns of Brexit impact

Irish Farmers’ Association warns of Brexit impact

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has warned the findings of a report published by Business, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Heather Humphreys, examining the impact of Brexit on Ireland’s trade and economy, are “very stark” for farming and food...

Countries at risk of ASF outbreaks, like Germany and Finland, have bolstered their preparedness for the disease

EU countries take measures against African swine fever

By Diana Yordanova

Cases of African swine fever (ASF) are still very common in Russia, despite the country’s continued ban on EU pork exports to the market, imposed since January 2014 following a handful of cases in Poland and Lithuania.

Brazil has strongly hit back at criticism from EU farm groups over its food production standards

Brazil hits back at Mercosur attack

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s top agricultural body has slammed Eurozone farm groups who criticised a controversial beef quota in the ongoing EU-Mercosur trade talks.

Russia is reacting to sanctions imposed following its annexation of the Crimea and support for Ukrainian separatists

Russia widens meat import ban

By Keith Nuthall and Eugene Vorotikov

The Russian government has expanded the range of meat and livestock imports it has blocked from the US, EU and other countries imposing sanctions on Moscow.