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Is exporting live slaughter animals ethical? The practice has been brought into sharp focus recently

Brexit: Scotland opposed to livestock export ban

By Oscar Rousseau

The Scottish Government has warned Westminster it will not ban livestock exports, amid rumours UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to outlaw the controversial practice.

Meat producers say a 'hard Brexit' - leaving the EU without a trade deal - would hurt the industry

UK meat industry warns of post-Brexit WTO tariffs

By Diana Yordanova

Meat sector organisations have warned a UK parliament committee that the industry will suffer dire consequences should Britain crash out from the European Union (EU) in March 2019 without having negotiated a Brexit deal with its current EU partners.

Chinese pork import market drops in 2016

Chinese pork import market drops in 2016

By Aidan Fortune

The Chinese pork import market has fallen behind the exceptional performance of 2016 in recent months, according to a recent study by England’s AHDB Pork.

Strike new trade deal to avoid 'crisis' akin to Russia's food ban, meat traders warn Brexit negotiators

Brexit: €500m loss for EU food traders

By Oscar Rousseau

EU-to-UK food sales have been hit by “significant losses”, due to sterling’s weakness against the euro, according to a meat trade body.

UK lamb exports have grown by 25% year-on-year

UK lamb exports experience 25% growth

By Aaron McDonald & Aidan Fortune

Lamb exports from the UK saw a 25% rise for the first six months of 2017 with figures reaching £177.3 million, according to figures from the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). 

Kerry Group's Fire & Smoke brand maintained strong sales

Kerry Group sees half-year revenue growth

By Aidan Fortune

New technology and acquisitions, particularly in the Americas, by the Kerry Group has seen a growth in revenue for the first half of the year.

DBAG said Abbelen is the largest manufacturer of chilled meatballs in Germany

German group buys two meat companies

By Oscar Rousseau

Private equity group Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) has swooped on two family-run meat firms in a bid to create a chilled foods "market leader" in Europe.