Indian exporters said they were expecting more sales

India buffalo meat exports on the rise

By Raghavendra Verman, in New Delhi

Indian buffalo meat exports have risen by 10% to US$4.78 billion in the financial year ending March 2015, according to provisional data released by India’s Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics on 8 May.

The Federal Ministry of National Food Security and Research has reversed a health certification fee charged for assessing meat and meat products introduced in March

Pakistan government annuls inspection fee rises

By Afshan Subohi, in Karachi

The Pakistan government has reversed a decision to increase a health certification fee charged for assessing meat and meat products, three weeks after it was issued, after meat exporters opposed the move. The Federal Ministry of National Food Security...

The sale of meat and the slaughtering of livestock has been banned following the earthquake which killed 7,500 people

Nepal meat industry devastated by earthquake

By Raghavendra Verma

Authorities in the earthquake-stricken Kathmandu have banned the sale of meat and the slaughtering of livestock, including poultry, across the Nepali capital, because of concerns about disease. Meat traders in the rest of Nepal have already been affected...

‘True Aussie’ was unveiled for the meat industry about a year ago

Australian ‘True Aussie’ quality campaign boosts exports

By Poorna Rodrigo

Australia’s push to re-define its agricultural produce under a unified name - ‘True Aussie’ that signifies products are clean, green and safe - is helping the country’s meat exporters, claim industry leaders.

Trade minsters have committed themselves to promoting Pakistani-Iranian trade

Pakistan meat exporters hope Iran import ban will be lifted soon

By Afshan Subohi, in Karachi

Pakistani meat exporters are optimistic that the Iranian government will lift an import ban imposed in early 2014 on Pakistan-produced meat, following a meeting last Wednesday (22 April) between the country’s trade ministers.

Meat Expo China will be held on 25-27 November 2015 in Shanghai

Messe Frankfurt in China meat show deal

By Chloe Ryan

The leading trade fair for the Chinese meat industry, Meat Expo China, is to be co-organised for the first time by Messe Frankfurt, after it signed a deal with the Chinese government subsidiary, the Circulation Industry Promotion Centre (CIPC).

Ongoing strength of prices going forward will be impacted by weather conditions over the next three months

Weather looks set to hit Aussie cattle prices

By Georgi Gyton

A three-month period of rainfall has the potential to give Australian cattle prices “a strong kick”, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest quarterly update.

McDonald's is looking to promote its burgers to Japanese consumers

McDonald’s Japan underlines beef quality

By Oli Haenlein

Videos looking at Australian beef farms have been produced by McDonald’s Japan to promote its burgers to customers, in an attempt to restore the fast food chain’s reputation.

A total of 151 cases have been confirmed at cattle and pig farms

South Korea continues to battle livestock disease

By Chloe Ryan

South Korea is continuing to fight outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which despite a cull of millions and a vaccination programme have not yet been eradicated.

Korea is NZ’s fourth-largest beef market by volume

B+LNZ welcomes signing of Korea FTA

By Georgi Gyton

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the signing of the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade Agreement this week, stating the deal was “critical” for sheep and beef farmers and exporters.

NZ farm profits a mixed picture

New Zealand sees disparity in livestock performance

By Ed Bedington

Climatic conditions have impacted on New Zealand livestock producers, with North Island producers benefiting to the detriment of their South Island cousins, the latest economic reports show.

Indian opportunity for poultry with Japanese help

Japan poultry giant mulls technology transfer to boost Indian exports

By Julian Ryall, in Tokyo, and Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

Tokyo-based Mayekawa Manufacturing Co is in talks with officials of India’s Andhra Pradesh state government to bring Japanese technology to the state’s large poultry industry. N. Chandrababu Naidu, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, visited Japan in...

Despite an existing ban, cows are still slaughtered illegally for food

Another Indian state tightens cow protection laws

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

The north Indian state of Haryana has enacted a new cow protection law that bans even the sale of canned beef and increases the prison term for slaughtering cows (including oxen) from five years to 10 years.

Kangaroo meat is readily available in the supermarket. Photo credit: Eric in SF - Wikimedia Commons

Retail analysis: Australia

By Lee Adendorff, in Lismore, New South Wales

Australians have some of the highest meat per capita consumption rates in the world and consume 121.2kg of meat per capita/year, according to data from the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

Beef had been the cheapest meat available

Maharashtra beef processors upset over new oxen and bull slaughter ban

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

Beef traders in the Indian state of Maharashtra, which includes Mumbai, are in a desperate situation as the state government has started to implement a newly-approved law that bans the slaughter of oxen and bulls for religious reasons.

Beef exports to the US, Japan and Korea are expected to increase

Aussie beef and lamb exports forecast upwards

By Georgi Gyton

A record year for Australian beef and lamb exports has been forecast by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

Those breaking the law could face up to five-years in jail

Maharashtra bans sale or possession of beef

By Georgi Gyton

The sale or possession of beef in Maharashtra, India could now carry a jail sentence, after a government Bill banning the practice was finally given presidential assent.

Compliance with Australia’s Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System remains a sticking point

Live exports from Australia to Vietnam skyrocket, but supply chain doubts remain

By Lee Adendorff, in Lismore, Australia; and Jens Kastner

A boom in Australian live cattle exports to Vietnam looks set to continue this year, thanks to favourable currency conditions, the depletion of the Vietnamese herd by exports to neighbouring China, and increasing demand for fresh quality beef from Vietnamese...

Bird flu concerns remain a roadblock to passing overseas health controls

Bangladesh poultry producers aim to create major export sales

By A Z M Anas, in Dhaka

Industry leaders, researchers and scientists wound up a three-day international poultry show and seminar in Dhaka on Saturday (21 February), vowing to improve food safety to help create a substantial Bangladesh processed chicken export sector by 2018.

Tomra's new Chinese website

Tomra launches Chinese website

By Eleanor Mackay

Tomra Sorting Solutions has launched a Chinese language website for Chinese customers, but confirmed it will not be expanding its meat division to the country in the “foreseeable” future.

The market has benefited from cheaper feed costs

Pig prices fall in China

By Eleanor Mackay

Increased supply and government initiatives to stabilise the pork market in China have seen pig prices fall 7% in a year.

Buffalo meat supplies have stopped after an indefinite strike was called by butchers and traders

Mumbai region buffalo meat strike launched over police harassment

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

Buffalo meat supplies in the Indian state of Maharashtra, which includes Mumbai, have stopped after an indefinite strike was called by butchers and traders to protest against the alleged harassment by Hindu religious groups.

Dunbia keen to secure business in China

By Georgi Gyton

Northern Irish meat giant Dunbia has China marked as a priority market for its exports as it looks to grow its international business.

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