Meat

Beef imports to Japan from Europe were worth ($5.1m in the first half of 2015

Japan lifts ban on Danish beef imports

By Oscar Rousseau

Japan has ended its 15-year ban on the imports of Danish beef after long-running mad cow disease fears were addressed by European politicians.

The TPP agreement has been welcomed by the 12 member nations

Red meat sector welcomes TPP Agreement signing

By Aidan Fortune

The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in New Zealand has been dubbed “a significant step towards reducing the amount of tariff and non-tariff barriers on red meat exports” by the red meat sector. 

Yurun Food Group's HQ in Nanjing, China

China's slowdown hits second-biggest pork company

By Mark Godfrey

Yurun Food, China’s number-two pork player, continues to go through turbulent times, with some industry watchers forecasting a sell-off of company assets this year to get the firm back on track, after a massive investment in real estate has exposed the...

Demand for pork in China is expected to exceed supply, say AHDB Pork

EU pig market propped up by China

By Oscar Rousseau

Europe’s beleaguered pig meat market has seen prices fall to its lowest level in a decade, but the sector has capitalised on exports to China, claims AHDB Pork’s market trends report.

Andrew 'Reidy' Reid speaks to an Australian cattle farmer about biodiversity

Australia’s #GoodMeat campaign returns

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has kick-started its popular #GoodMeat social media campaign to educate consumers on traceability, biodiversity, animal welfare and climate change.

Kazakhstan's government is keen to explore export potential of beef

Largest halal beef farm to be built in Kazakhstan

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Dubai-based company AMK Metal Fzco is to construct a livestock farm for 20,000 head of cattle and a meat processing plant for the production of 5,000 tonnes (t) of high-quality beef in Kazakhstan, following an agreement concluded between the company and...

Mongolia's Meat Union: exports to Asia and Russia could top $300m

Mongolia pumps money into meat export development

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Mongolia intends to increase the volume of meat exports to Russia, Vietnam, South Korea and China in the next few years, according to a recent statement from the country’s Agricultural Minister Radnaa Burmaa. 

Thai Union employees, fully registered with legal work permits

Thai Union finds work for 1,000 axed staff

By Oscar Rousseau

International seafood processor Thai Union has given jobs to more than 1,000 workers who were made redundant in a restructuring of its external supply chain.

Japan is the biggest importer of US beef

US cattlemen: TPP vital to reach world’s middle class

By Oscar Rousseau

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has said the swift implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is crucial to help American beef reach the world’s growing middle class. 

HKScan CEO Hannu Kotten, manager Juha Yrjonen and vice president Jukka Nikkinen

HKScan plans growth in Asia

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat manufacturer HKScan is seeking to boost exports to high-growth countries like China and Japan and hopes the launch of its Hong Kong office will be a springboard for a full-scale assault on the Asian market.

Talks with China are

China eyes Ireland’s beef exports

By Oscar Rousseau

China is among a host of countries planning a visit to inspect Ireland’s meat processing plants in 2016, with a view to boosting exports of a range of products, including its famed Irish beef.

In 2014, Hong Kong culled thousands of chickens after the H7 strain was found

Bird flu virus claims Chinese woman's life

By Oscar Rousseau

A woman from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has died after she became infected with the deadly H5N6 bird flu strain, Hong Kong’s Health Department has said. 

Over-the-top media headlines and industry responses have left an equally bad taste, writes Nathan Gray.

Processed meat and cancer: Let's cut the nonsense

By Nathan Gray

After reviewing years of research that had suggested a link, yesterday the WHO classified processed meat as carcinogenic. Cue sensationalist headlines and huge industry backlash against these ‘obviously biased claims’. Can both sides please cut the nonsense?

The Arab market is a reliable, trusted, long-term trading partner for Australian agriculture that is sometimes overlooked,

MENA’s Aussie meat imports soar 11% in a year

By Niamh Michail

Australia’s meat exports to the Middle East are booming, up 11% year-on-year in 2014-15 and up 5% in the first six months of this fiscal year alone, according to the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Mumbai, where officials have imposed a four-day ban on the slaughter and sale of meat

Mumbai bans meat

By Chloe Ryan

Mumbai has banned slaughter and the sale of meat, following a demand from the strictly vegetarian Jain community, sparking outrage among meat-eaters already upset by a permanent beef ban imposed this year.

Around 80% of Germany’s five million Muslim residents buy their meat from specialist Turkish or Arabic butchers, a pattern repeated across all of Western Europe.

'Lack of trust' costs supermarkets halal meat sales

By Eliot Beer

European supermarkets are losing out on halal meat sales because of trust issues and a lack of clear labelling, driving Muslim consumers to independent butchers, according to Euromonitor.

Decades-old beef 'originally came from American reserves'

China

Decades-old beef 'originally came from American reserves'

By RJ Whitehead

Before it was sold to food stalls and restaurants in China, much of the expired meat that has been all over recent headlines in the country had originally been part of American food reserves that were smuggled in through Hong Kong in the ‘Seventies and...