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Category Archives: Meat

Global Food Prices Continue to Rise

The price of food around the world appears to be on an upward spiral. According to the latest figures from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Antibiotic Overuse Attacked Despite Data Showing Decline in Sales

Sales of veterinary antibiotics for use in both farm animals and companion animals are falling across Europe. A report from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) shows a fall in sales … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Will Irish Slaughter Deal Affect Competition?

The European Commission’s competition authority has given the go-ahead to the deal that will see the leading Irish beef processor ABP take a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods. … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bridging Lack of Knowledge over Animal Welfare

Consumers today are more conscientious than ever over where their food comes from, how it was produced and how it was grown or raised. A poll by the American Humane Association … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Competition Commission Slams Pakistan Meat Sector

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has called for a public-private partnership to run the government slaughterhouses in a bid to increase efficiency and quality of the meat produced. The CCP … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Russia Hits Back at WTO Ruling over Pork Import Ban

The World Trade Organization has found Russia guilty of breaching global trading rules by banning imports of EU pig meat and pig products because of the outbreak of African swine … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Antibiotic-free – Marketing Tool or Health Measure?

The use of antibiotics, or the non-use, is starting to take centre stage in what appears to be a marketing battle in the US poultry industry. By the end of this year, … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Agricultural Trade Balance Shifting to Developing Countries

The balance of global agricultural trade is continuing to shift from the developed blocs to developing countries. The latest World Trade Statistics Review published by the World Trade Organisation shows … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

EU Global Leader in Agri-food Exports

The European Union is the global leader in exports pf agricultural produce and food. According to the latest annual report on the EU’s agri-food trade, over the last year these … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Quickly Can Russia’s Poultry Meat Production Grow?

Russia could be heading towards self-sufficiency in poultry meat production more quickly than anticipated. Latest figures from the Russian statistical office and the Russian Agriculture Ministry show that production of … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment