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24 February 2015
New Report Reveals Alarming UK Self-Sufficiency Figures
UK - A new report published by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed disturbing new figures relating to the UK’s...
Chinese Lifts Ban on Irish Beef
CHINA - China has lifted its ban on Irish beef....
Commission Launches Private Storage Aid for Pig Meat
EU - A European Commission move to introduce Private Storage Aid for pig meat in order to ease pressure on the EU pig meat...
European Parliament Members Hear Why British Pork is Special
EU - British pig farmers will lay claim to being the most forward-looking in Europe when they join MEPs for a British breakfast...
Norway BSE Case Resolved
NORWAY – A case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Norway has seen all risk animals killed and incinerated....
Call for EU-wide Supply Chain Legislation
EU - Irish farmers have called on the new EU Commission urgently to address the issue of equity for producers in the food...
Prime Minister Opens Livingstone Beef Plant
AUSTRALIA – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott formally opened The Australian Agricultural Company’s Livingstone Beef...
West Coast Dock Workers Negotiations Continue
US - The Labor Department is getting involved with negotiations on a contract for West Coast dock workers, write Ron Plain...
23 February 2015
US Meat Production to Hit Record High as Food Price Inflation Stays Low
US - Lower energy prices, lower transportation costs, the appreciation of the US dollar, drought intensification in the West,...
Call to Government to End Non-stun Slaughter on Day of Parliamentary Debate
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA), supported by the RSPCA, has called on the British Government to end non-stun...
Australian Meat Corporation Honoured
AUSTRALIA - Paul Lederer, chairman of Australia’s largest meat corporation Primo Smallgoods, was last week presented with...
20 February 2015
Three Supermarket Groups Head Animal Welfare Benchmark Table
GLOBAL - Three European supermarket groups have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark...
Doors Open for EU Meat Exports to Japan
JAPAN - Exporting meat and cheese to Japan from the EU is going to become easier following a change in the Japanese standards...
Grassroots People Want to Avoid COOL Retaliation
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Pork Council says the grassroots people of America don't want retaliation in response...
19 February 2015
Importance of Farming Highlighted Ahead of General Election
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) will launch a national campaign next week to highlight the importance of food and farming...
WTO Hears US Appeal in Country of Origin Labelling Dispute
US and CANADA - A World Trade Organization appeal panel is now hearing the final US appeal of rulings that US Mandatory Country...
18 February 2015
Processor Code of Practice in Cattle Purchases
UK - British meat processors and farmers have set out the terms in a code of practice to govern purchasing of cattle....
Concerns Raised over origins of Pork in Ireland
IRELAND - DNA test results have shown that nearly one-third of samples tested in butcher shops around Ireland were not Irish...
Signals from West Coast Port Disruption
US - For several years now I have put “a trade-disrupting animal health situation” at the top of my list of risks to...
17 February 2015
Philippines Restricts Poultry Imports from US, Israel
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture has banned imports of poultry products from Israel and the US state of Oregon...
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