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13 May 2015
Strength of Sterling Key to Imports Rise
UK - The strength of Sterling has been one of the most significant factors affecting the price of finished cattle in recent...
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...
Help for Canadian Poultry Sector to Recover from Impact of Avian Influenza
CANADA - The Canadian and British Columbian governments are to fund two initiatives worth up to C$1.58 million to help BC...
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...
Award for 2 Sisters’ Work on Campylobacter
UK - Poultry and food processor, 2 Sisters Food Group has won industry praise for its work in controlling Campylobactor....
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...
Bob Evans Closes Restaurants
US - US meat processor and restaurant chain Bob Evans Farms is to close 20 Bob Evans Restaurants....
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....
Snowbird Targets World Flavours for Foodservice
UK - UK meat and food further processor Snowbird foods is offering caterers the opportunity to lead customers on a fine-dining...
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...
Call to New UK Government for Positive Farming Agenda
UK - The UK's National Farmers Union has offered to work with the new British government to shape and implement their food...
Second Successive Year of Growth for Irish Organic Market
IRELAND - The Irish organic market has recorded year on year growth of 3.1 per cent, according to Kantar’s latest figures...
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...
Australia Still Plugging US Beef Gap
GLOBAL – The focus of Australia’s beef exports remains firmly on the US but Japan and Canada have come into the limelight...
French Poultry Companies Fined for Price Fixing
FRANCE - The French competition authority, L’Authorité de la Concurrence, has fine the French poultry sector €15.2 million...
BRF Completes Lactalis Takeover
BRAZIL - The competition authority in Brazil has given the final go-ahead to poultry meat and dairy processor BRF for the...
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
G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and...
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