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14 May 2015
Smithfield Named Top Performer in Meat Industry Water Management
US – US pig meat processing giant Smithfield Foods has been ranked number one in water management among leading meat companies...
House of Brands for Tyson Foods
US - Executives from Tyson Foods, told investors at the Goldman Sachs Consumer Staples Conference that the company is transforming...
Strong Take-up for German Welfare Scheme
GERMANY - German pig meat and livestock sector has seen more than twice the expected number of farms sign up for the industry’s...
Beef Supplies Down Pork Supplies Up
US - Pork supplies are growing as beef supplies are falling, leading to differences in the market patterns of the two meats,...
13 May 2015
US, Canada Ministers Looking to Work Together on COOL
CANADA - Assurances have been received that Canadian and Mexican concerns over US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling will...
Industry Leaders Urge New Government to Make Food and Farming Priority
UK - Farming and food industry leaders have come together to discuss the need for food and farming to be firmly high up on...
Bob Evans Closes Restaurants
US - US meat processor and restaurant chain Bob Evans Farms is to close 20 Bob Evans Restaurants....
How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles...
Producers Warned Not to Get Greedy on Hog Market Top Side
US - The big question facing pork producers right now is “Is there any more top side to this hog market?” writes Steve...
EU Pig Prices See End of Fall
EU - The fall in prices on the European pig slaughter market stopped this week. The market now appears steady....
12 May 2015
Icelandic Vet Strike Halts Livestock Slaughter
ICELAND - Concern is running high in Iceland that a strike by vets in a dispute with the government could force some farmers...
BPEX Pulled Pork Advert Released
UK - A BPEX television advertisement for ‘Pulled Pork’ hit the small screen last week, marking the start of a campaign...
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Crucial to Canadian Livestock and Meat
CANADA - Canadian participation in a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement will be crucial to the future sustainability...
Demand for Meat High Despite High Prices
US - Whatever may be ailing US meat and poultry markets, it is still our conclusion that domestic demand is strong, at least...
Don’t Get Greedy on Hog Market Top Side
US - The big question facing pork producers right now is “Is there any more top side to this hog market?” writes Steve...
11 May 2015
What's in a Name? No More 'Bird Flu', 'Swine Flu'
GLOBAL - The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines for naming new human infectious diseases, which include...
New President for Canadian Meat Council
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council has elected Joe Reda as President and Chair of the Board for 2015-2016....
EU Pig Prices Stabilising
EU - This week, the European pig slaughter market has been ambivalent....
Domestic Meat Demand Strong but Export Weak
US - Domestic meat demand has been strong in recent months, but export demand is weak. Domestic pork demand was up 13 per...
08 May 2015
Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading...
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