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10 February 2014
Meat Industry News from Germany Germany Records Small Increase in Meat Production in 2013
GERMANY - In 2013, commercial meat production was just under 8.1 million tonnes, an increase of 0.4 per cent over the previous...
07 February 2014
Meat Industry News from United States MCOOL Has Scary 'Ripple Effect'
US – The Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (MCOOL) dispute has contributed to meat plant closure and almost halved...
Meat Industry News from Russian Federation Russian Hog Market Hit by ASF Outbreaks
RUSSIA - The Russian market is still being rocked, almost on a weekly basis by new outbreaks of ASF. Just this week two...
06 February 2014
Meat Industry News from United States Sanitary Practices for Transport of Food and Feed Proposed
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has put forward proposals for sanitary practices for people shipping and transporting...
Meat Industry News from United States Consumer Perception: Why Be Afraid to Flaunt Straight A's?
US - Sustainability and welfare must be benchmarked in modern livestock production, industry spokesmen are telling producers...
05 February 2014
Meat Industry News from Global Is Europe Heading for Crisis over African Swine Fever?
ANALYSIS - The discovery of African swine fever in wild boars in Lithuania is plunging the European pig meat market into...
Meat Industry News from United States McDonald's Sustainability VP Wants to Collaborate, Not Mandate
ANALYSIS - Bob Langert, McDonald's VP of Global Sustainability, said "sustainability isn't broken," but it's "filled with...
Meat Industry News from United States Nearly $1 Trillion 2014 Farm Bill Approved by Senate
US - After three long years, the US Senate voted Tuesday in a rare bipartisan agreement to approve the nearly $1 trillion...
04 February 2014
Meat Industry News from United States A Kinder, Gentler EPA?
ANALYSIS - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to build relationships with animal producers to facilitate...
03 February 2014
Meat Industry News from Lithuania African Swine Fever Confirmed in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - African Swine Fever (ASF) has been confirmed in wild boar in Lithuania, the first case of the disease in the...
31 January 2014
Meat Industry News from Spain Spain Closed Year on Low Pig Prices
SPAIN - Spain closed last year with market prices that supposedly would be the lowest in the year, writes Fernando Ortiz,...
30 January 2014
Meat Industry News from United States Changing Face of Consumers Demands New Attitudes
US - The US poultry industry needs to turn its attention the consumer group that was born around the change in the millennium...
29 January 2014
Meat Industry News from United States New Poultry Meat Inspection Rules Could Improve Safety and Save Money
US - New moves by the USDA to change the system of poultry meat inspection will place more inspectors at the sharp end of...
Meat Industry News from United States Wrong Picture Painted over Antibiotic Use
US - The animal agriculture industry has wrongly been painted as being irresponsible in its use of antibiotics, writes Chris...
27 January 2014
Meat Industry News from United Kingdom Boost in Environmental Credentials by UK Pig Industry
UK - Between 2008 and 2012, the UK pig industry reduced its climate change impact by 800,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, according...
Meat Industry News from Global Rising Costs of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus
US & CANADA - Between 30 and 40 per cent of US sows have been infected with the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus and...
Meat Industry News from European Union Agricultural Commodity Prices Expected to Remain Firm
EU - Based on a number of assumptions, a new report from the European Commission forecasts that agricultural commodity prices...
24 January 2014
Meat Industry News from China Chinese Pig Numbers Increasing
CHINA - Looking at the size of the breakdown of the inventory for November, 2013 pig breeding stock in China was around 50.33...
23 January 2014
Meat Industry News from United States US to Consume 1.25 Billion Buffalo Wings on Super Bowl Sunday
US - Americans are set to eat 1.25 billion chicken wings for Super Bowl XLVIII, which takes place on Sunday 2 February....
22 January 2014
Meat Industry News from Global How Can Global Food Security be Achieved?
ANALYSIS - While last year the word on everyone’s lips in the agricultural world was sustainability, for 2014 the phrase...
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