A new report from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service has highlighted the importance of India on the global market, its bovine meat (buffalo) exports estimated to be the second-largest in the world.
The value of Australian exports of meat and meat preparations increased by 29.1% to AU$9.9bn in 2013-2014, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on international trade in goods and services.
WH Group, China’s largest pork company and a major shareholder in Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development Co, which acquired Smithfield Foods for US$7.1 billion in 2013, has successfully floated on the stock exchange of Hong Kong (HKEx).
By Simone Baroke, contributing analyst at Euromonitor International
India is fast emerging as one of the world’s biggest bovine meat exporters. This, however, does not sit at all well with the country’s newly elected Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which promised during its campaign to put a halt to the...
Strong export demand coupled with producer confidence and a robust native market is shedding a positive light on Australia’s lamb industry, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) mid-year update.
Indian meat and poultry farmers are continuing to use antibiotics for inducing speedier growth of broiler chickens even though authorities have officially banned the practice, according to a new report.
By Simone Baroke, contributing analyst with Euromonitor
On the face of it, things are looking rather rosy for beef in China. Growth is dynamic – at least within the context of fresh food – driven by consumer demand for higher-quality meat. Once you chip the surface, however, a major predicament soon becomes...
The pace of change in the Chinese meat industry is rapid, with both demand and prices up, and modernisation continuing apace, the president of the China Meat Association told delegates to the World Meat Congress.
China’s pig breeders appear to have had enough of low prices and are moving on to breed sheep. The key agricultural province of Shandong is seeing a shift to sheep this spring, according to reports from the local government.
Chicken, turkey and duck meat growers in New South Wales may soon have the power to collectively bargain with processors, if a new proposal from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) gets the go-ahead.
In 1392 – the Iranian year equivalent to 21 March 2013 to 20 March 2014 – Iran produced 2.15 million tonnes (mt) of poultry, a rise of about 12% year-on-year, according to official statistics. Active support from the state has made this growth possible,...
Beef and buffalo producers and exporters in India are bracing for additional controls after general election exit polls predicted a victory for the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party led by Narendra Modi.
An executive from one of China’s largest poultry processors has vowed to remove over-capacity from the sector, which he claims was as serious as bird flu in inflicting losses on chicken producers here. Oversupply remains a problem greater than the H7N9,...