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04 March 2015
Cutting Food Waste Could Save Global Economy $300 Billion
ANALYSIS - Reducing consumer food waste could save between $120 billion and $300 billion a year by 2030....
03 March 2015
Hogget Markets to Stay “Broadly Similar”
NORTHERN IRELAND – Hogget prices will remain steady over the coming weeks as supply continues to meet demand, says the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) for Northern Ireland....
Cargill Completes $12.5 Million Investment in South Africa Animal Feed Facility
GLOBAL - Driven by an increase in demand from customers throughout the region for animal feed products, Cargill has completed a US$12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Pietermaritzburg,...
02 March 2015
NZ Lamb Production Ramps up in January
NEW ZEALAND - Lamb production in New Zealand (NZ) during January lifted 35 per cent year-on-year, to 52,134 tonnes cwt, with production levels starting to ramp up towards the normal seasonal...
Steady Growth in UK Sheep Meat Production
UK - The latest sheep numbers from the June UK livestock survey show the flock at its highest level since 2006, according to the latest outlook from Eblex....
25 February 2015
Mutton Production Gathers Pace
AUSTRALIA - Australian mutton production in 2014 reached almost 233,992 tonnes cwt, an eight per cent rise on production levels of the previous year and 39 per cent above the five-year average,...
23 February 2015
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 slaughter on the day of a Parliamentary debate on an e-petition relating...
13 February 2015
MEPs Call for COOL of Meat in Processed Foods
EU - Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case with bovine fresh meat, said MEPs....
09 February 2015
Wholesale Meat Specifications Document Published
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published the Wholesale Meat Specifications Document (WMSD) for fresh beef, lamb, poultry, pork, turkey and veal on its website....
23 January 2015
China Gives Green Light to Chile Red Meat
CHINA – Trade officials have finalised a deal opening the Chinese market for Chile frozen beef and lamb, ending two and a half years of negotiations....
21 January 2015
Marfrig Appoints New Chief Executive
BRAZIL - Martin Secco Arias has been appointed CEO of Marfrig Global Foods following the resignation of his predecessor, Sergio Rial....
16 January 2015
Irish Food and Drink Exports Up For Fifth Year Running
IRELAND – Irish food and drink exports earned €10.5 billion in 2014, a four per cent increase and the fifth consecutive year of export growth, says The Irish Food Board (BordBia)....
08 January 2015
Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking
IRELAND - The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, said he plans to reduce the amount farmers pay on agricultural inputs. ...
07 January 2015
How Western Companies Can Navigate China’s Animal Protein Market
CHINA - China’s demand for foreign animal protein products shows great growth potential....
Canadian Food Processing Industry in Critical Shortage of Workers
CANADA - Providing 64,570 jobs across Canada, the meat industry is the largest component of this country’s food processing sector....
05 December 2014
Jobs Saved at Study Abattoir
NEW ZEALAND – Jobs will be saved at a North Island abattoir after a research organisation sold an eighteen-staff facility to a specialist commercial operator....
02 December 2014
Australian Lamb Prices Higher, Monday
AUSTRALIA – Lamb prices rose on Monday as two big Victoria saleyards saw quality lift and numbers fall....
01 December 2014
Brits Told to Make More From Mutton
UK – A promotion drive, launching today, is looking to invigorate sales and consumption of mutton....
27 October 2014
Strong Lamb Market as Supplies Tighten
NORTHERN IRELAND - Lamb trade has improved on the back of tightening supplies and and strong competition for good quality lambs, according to meat plant quotes. ...
13 October 2014
Biggest Week For Sheep Exports to Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND - The highest weekly total for sheep trucked to the Republic of Ireland this year registered last week at 12,542, nearly 3,500 up on the week before....
08 October 2014
Russians Look to Strengthen Sheep, Goat Output
RUSSIA – Politicians will meet this week to flesh out a national strategy to bolster the potential of small ruminant production across Russia....
03 October 2014
Foreign Worker Programme Changes Jeopardize Meat Processing Plants
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns changes to Canada's temporary foreign worker program are jeopardizing the future of Canada's meat processing plants, the jobs of Canadian who work at...
Stewardship of New Technologies Embraced by US Meat Industry
US - For the past several months, a diverse group of representatives from technology companies and the US beef, pork and lamb industries has tackled a critical question related to global access...
22 September 2014
Northern Irish Plants Consider Weight Review
NORTHERN IRELAND - Lamb supply continues to be strong as plants consider increasing the upper carcase weight....
10 September 2014
Progress on Buyback Programme Nutreco Shares
GLOBAL - Further to the share buyback programme announced on 24 July 2014, Nutreco announces that during the period from 1 September 2014 up to and including 5 September 2014, Nutreco purchased...
09 September 2014
What's Causing Lamb Market Pressure?
UK – Many factors have led to Scotland’s recent fall in lamb prices, including a rise in beef demand, a Scottish analyst has said....
01 September 2014
Top Northern Ireland Lamb Prices to Run into This Week
NORTHERN IRELAND – Steady top prices should stretch into this week, say market analysts at the Livestock and Meat Commission Northern Ireland. ...
11 August 2014
Northern Irish Lamb Throughput Much Higher This Year
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Quotes from the plants for R3 grade lambs at the end of this week were 350p/kg with plants paying up to 21kg. ...
21 July 2014
New Zealand Dairymen Negative, Beef and Sheep Farmers Positive
NEW ZEALAND – Producer group Federated Farmers of New Zealand has reported a ‘slump’ in dairy farmer confidence in its latest Farm Confidence Survey....
18 July 2014
Expert Animal Welfare Visit For Lancashire Plant
UK - Leading meat processor Dunbia has hosted a visit by world renowned animal behaviour and welfare expert Dr Temple Grandin PhD at their Sawley plant....

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