Meat

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.

Poultry experts want the sector needs to

Bangladesh poultry sector hit by climate change

By A.Z.M. Anas

Bangladesh’s poultry executives claim climate change poses a major management and operational problem as blazing temperatures cause heat stress and incite livestock disease, increasing mortality rates.

CP Foods will cut ties with meat suppliers involved in human trafficking or child labour

Thai chicken farmers stamp out slavery and abuse

By Oscar Rousseau

Over 400 poultry farmers supplying Thai chicken exporter CP Foods have pledged to stamp out abuse and exploitation of workers through the implementation of an anti-forced labour programme.

Thailand's poultry industry has been plagued by abuse allegations

Thai poultry firm threatens to sue NGO

By Oscar Rousseau

A chicken supplier in Thailand may open a lawsuit against a non-governmental organisation (NGO) over alleged claims of human trafficking. 

Fresh wounds have been opened in the spat between MLA and ABA

Australian meat bodies clash over data criticism

By Aidan Fortune

The war of words between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Beef Association (ABA) has escalated, following criticism of the MLA’s Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI).

Silver Fern Farms said investment from Shanghai Maling would bolster long-term growth

China’s stake in Silver Fern Farms approved

By Oscar Rousseau

The New Zealand government has given the go-ahead for Chinese food operator Shanghai Maling to buy a 50% stake in meat processor Silver Fern Farms for $261 million.

Police claim some of the 1,000 tons of meat had been contaminated with bleach

Chinese police bust meat smuggling ring

By Oscar Rousseau

Nearly 1,000 tons of frozen meat, some contaminated with bleach, have been seized by Guangdong police in the South of China, according to reports.

Rabobank: China's production decline a 'wake-up call' to inspire machinery investment

China’s production decline sparks import boom

By Oscar Rousseau

The global poultry industry is entering a period of enhanced market conditions as China’s historic production slump brings a welcome buoyancy to a string of poultry exporters.

Bel Ga Myanmar will need 80 staff to handle its remit of producing 12m chicks per year

Joint venture forms Burmese chicken company

By Oscar Rousseau

A chicken hatchery tasked to produce 12 million birds has been created in Burma by a joint venture of animal feed and poultry breeding companies from the Netherlands and Belgium. 

Ireland wants to export beef to China which is steadily expanding meat imports

Ireland making headway on China beef deal

By Aaron McDonald

The Republic of Ireland has welcomed “very positive” talks and “constructive engagement” with China over plans to open the market for beef exports.

Chilled beef exports from the US increased by 40%

Korea and Japan the top buyers of US beef

By Oscar Rousseau

Asian markets outside of China, notably South Korea and Japan, were the biggest buyers of US beef in July, according to trade data from the US Meat Export Federation. 

Beef consumption in India is an incredibly taboo subject

Indian police have beef with biriyani

By Oscar Rousseau

The north Indian state of Haryana has the second-highest number of complaints reported to the police, but authorities have bizarrely been tasked with sniffing out beef-laced biriyani. 

MLA said it wants to bolster the 'productivity and profitability' of the grain-fed beef sector

Meat & Livestock Australia pumps cash into feed

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the country’s red meat levy board, will invest $12.7m to bolster the competitiveness of feedlot operators via an innovation and marketing push.

The workers want $1.3m from their former employer for alleged abuse and mistreatment

Thai poultry giant faces abuse lawsuit

By Oscar Rousseau

A lawsuit against one of Thailand’s top meat exporters, Betagro, has been opened by 14 Burmese migrant workers who have alleged the mistreatment they suffered amounted to modern-day slavery. 

Indonesia hopes to create more interest in buffalo meat

Indonesia looks to grow buffalo imports

By Aidan Fortune

The Indonesian Bureau of Logistics (Bulog) is promoting buffalo meat as an alternative to beef in an effort to keep prices down. 

The Pakistan meat industry has been criticised by the CCP

Competition Commission of Pakistan slams meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has recommended public-private partnership to run the government slaughterhouses following a critical report into the country’s meat industry. 

The Iranian government is working to maintain the pace of growth in the poultry and red meat industry

Iran looks to keep growth rate of meat industry

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Over the past three years Iran has managed to increase production of table poultry and red meat by 20% to reach an overall figure of 820,000 tonnes (t) of red meat and 2.2 million t of poultry. 

Iraq has been earmarked as an area of export growth

China aids exports to Iraq

By Mark Godfrey

One of America’s biggest poultry firms has secured exports to Iraq – thanks to help from China. 

Indian officials hope the new pork factory will be able to process 400,000 pigs per year

India: Punjab planning 'state-of-the-art' pork facility

By Oscar Rousseau

The government of India’s semi-autonomous Punjab region is planning to build the country’s most advanced pig-processing facility as India’s consumption of pork and reliance on meat imports both continue to rise.

Yonekyu has added four new factory lines to up with rising pork demand in Japan

Japan’s Yonekyu welcomes Sealpac’s packaging

By Oscar Rousseau

Yonekyu Corporation, one of Japan’s leading processed meat companies, has applauded the impact of Sealpac’s thermoformers on its production lines, claiming the equipment is “extremely strong”.