Meat

The demonetisation of 1,000 and 500 rupee notes has had a negative impact on Indian poultry producers

Indian currency ban causes hardship in country's poultry sector

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

Indian poultry farmers have slowed the breeding of chicks to lower their costs after demand fell sharply following the central government’s unexpected announcement that large currency notes – valuing 86% of total cash in the economy – were no longer legal...

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AgriProtein and Twynam Group in licensing deal

Australasia to get 20 new insect feed factories

By Jane Byrne

Insect feed producer, AgriProtein, has announced a licensing deal with its Australian partner, Twynam Group, that it said will see 20 insect feed factories being rolled out across Australasia.

China's chicken supply could be at risk

China’s chicken supply chain in danger

By Oscar Rousseau

China’s supply chain faces a challenge with historically low breeding stock supplies compounded by outbreaks of bird flu in markets China depends on for a regular flow of grandparent birds. 

3D printing could maximise value of secondary cuts and meat by-products, MLA claim

3D printed meat opportunity analysed by Australia

By Oscar Rousseau

3D printed meat technology could be the “next big advancement” for the protein industry, according to a research paper published by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). 

Flouting home kill laws could see wrongdoers may face up to five years in prison

NZ government swoops on illegal meat operation

By Oscar Rousseau

An illegal yet sophisticated meat processing ring in greater Auckland has been shut down after a raid orchestrated by New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Brazil wants to significantly increase exports of processed halal meats to Malaysia

Brazil meat sector welcomes Malaysia trade deal

By Kakie Roubaud

Brazil's meat industry has welcomed a commercial agreement struck by their country’s government with Malaysia, that will encourage and enable Brazilian beef and chicken exports to the south-east Asian country.

Prices Danish Crown paid to members for pigs were down on last year

Danish Crown sustained by demand from Asia

By Rod Addy

Demand from Asia sustained Danish Crown’s sales in the face of greater challenges in its UK market in the past year, according to chief executive Jais Valeur.

British beef exports to China worth millions of pounds move a step closer recently

British beef exports to China, worth millions, move closer

By Michael Stones

New British beef exports to China – potentially worth millions of pounds – moved a step closer recently, after Chinese officials visited Britain to judge levels of animal welfare and disease control measures.

CP Foods' robust financial growth was driven by food exports to China and Vietnam

Charoen Pokphand grows profits by 45% in third quarter

By Aidan Fortune

Thai poultry producer Charoen Pokphand Foods’ (CP Foods) operational profit in the third quarter of 2016 reached Baht122.5 billion, an increase of 10% while net profit jumped up 45% to Bt5.2bn compared with the same period last year. 

Chinese demand for international pork continues to grow

World Meat Congress 2016

China’s meat demand ‘higher than expected’

By Oscar Rousseau

China will continue to import huge quantities of pork despite its stagnant economic growth, analysts at the World Meat Congress stressed. 

Buffalo burgers could be a new option for health conscious consumers

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Halal firm encourages buffalo consumption

By Aaron McDonald

Buffalo burgers should be considered a healthy and alternative option to the classic beef variety. That is the message being emphasised by Indian processor Allanasons Private Limited at Gulfood Manufacturing this week.

Agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan will also discuss the EU-Vietnam free trade deal

Europe’s meat players join trade mission to Asia

By Oscar Rousseau

European meat and poultry players have joined EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan on a “diplomatic offensive” trade mission to capitalise on Asia’s economic growth.

‘Hot dog’ name ban shows officials’ desire to take offence

Snapshot from Malaysia

‘Hot dog’ name ban shows officials’ desire to take offence

By RJ Whitehead

In conversation with an Uber driver in Kuala Lumpur, it will never be long before he mentions hot dogs. They are a subject on everyone’s lips now, after Malaysian religious authorities denied halal certification to an American fast-food chain partly because,...

BRF's Cofco Meat investment will enhance the meatpacker's presence in China

Brazil’s BRF to invest $20m in China’s Cofco Meat

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian meatpacker BRF SA – one of the country’s largest food processors – has agreed to invest $20m in China’s pork company Cofco Meat Holdings and form a strategic partnership.

Australian officals have advised Malaysian meat workers on global welfare standards

Australian livestock exporters back trade suspension

By Oscar Rousseau

Australian livestock exporters have voiced support for temporary suspensions on Malaysian importers that failed to meet animal welfare standards during the country’s Korban festival in September.

Atria's CEO was not able to confirm the economic impact of the Chinese deal

Atria hails ‘huge opportunity’ with China

By Oscar Rousseau

Finnish meat processor Atria has unlocked China’s pork market and hopes to export pig meat to one of the world’s most coveted, cash-rich markets by 2017.

The FAO is working with Vietnam to control outbreaks of avian influenza

Bird flu will ‘continue’ in Vietnam, expert warns

By Oscar Rousseau

After a deadly outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N1 rocked Vietnam’s southern meat-producing hub, experts have warned the country will continue to suffer from the virus.

China will lower its import duty on Australian cattle by 10% over the next four years

China issues disease warning to Australia

By Mark Godfrey

A stern warning over disease control has come from an inspection boss at one of the largest ports on China’s east coast, which is ramping up preparations for importing live cattle from Australia.

A cause of the avian influenza outbreak in Vietnam remains unclear

Vietnam hit with bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

Hundreds of chickens have been culled in backyard poultry farms in Vietnam following the outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain.