Middle East

Lamb is expected to maintain a favourable position with the Australian consumer

Positive outlook for Australia’s lamb industry

By Georgi Gyton

Strong export demand coupled with producer confidence and a robust native market is shedding a positive light on Australia’s lamb industry, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) mid-year update.

Australian marketers are looking to target the significant proportion of Americans who rarely eat lamb

Australia points to growing importance of US for beef and lamb exports

By Poorna Rodrigo

The USA is a key market for Australian beef and lamb exports and its importance is growing: Australia’s beef exports by volume to America shot up by 53% in the first half of 2014, [calendar year] compared with the same period in 2013, making America its...

Upbeat mood at Dubai show Gulfood

Upbeat mood at Gulfood

By GMN reporter

Traders visiting Dubai for the Gulfood exhibition described the mood as "resolutely upbeat".

John Giles looks back and forwards

Looking back to look forwards

By John Giles, divisional director, Promar International

Although the New Year has come and gone, there is still the opportunity to both look back and forwards to see what has happened in the past 12 months and what might happen in the next 12.

Severe drought in Queensland helped drive Australian beef exports

Drought and demand boost Australian beef exports

By Lee Adendorff, in New South Wales

Australian beef and veal exporters have been buoyed by data from the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) showing record export numbers for the industry in 2013. The country exported nearly 1.1 million tonnes (t) of chilled...

McDonald's reports Q3 sales rise

McDonald’s sees Q3 sales rise, despite challenges

By Carina Perkins

McDonald’s has announced relatively stable performance for the third quarter, with Asia/Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (APMEA) still posing a challenge for the burger giant.

Meat packaging firm strikes deal

Linpac strikes Middle East deal

By Line Svanevik

Manufacturer Linpac Packaging has signed a new contract to supply its Vacuum Skin Pack solutions (VSP) to one of the largest chicken producers in Saudi Arabia.

Brazil is set to smash beef export records


Brazil on course for record beef exports

By Ed Bedington

Brazil is set to smash the $6bn mark on beef exports before the end of the year, setting a record high for the South American meat giant.

Brazilian poultry exports are down in volume but up in value

Poultry exports down for Brazil

By Carina Perkins

Brazilian poultry export volumes have fallen slightly so far this year, although August saw an uplift in volume and value.

Australian lamb exports boosted by demand from Middle East and China

Australia sees surge for lamb and mutton exports

By Carina Perkins

Australian lamb and mutton exports were boosted by a surge in shipments to China and the Middle East last year, according to the latest data from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).