The value of lamb exports increased 10.5%

New Zealand lamb exports exceed NZ$2bn

By Georgi Gyton

Despite reduced lamb export volumes from New Zealand, the value of Free On Board (FOB) exports exceeded NZ$2bn for only the fourth time in history, in the first nine months of the season.

The three key selling points for meat in Asia are “quality, brand and health”

Quality, brand and health sell meat in Asia

By Georgi Gyton

The three key selling points for meat in Asia are “quality, brand and health”, according to Victoria Santini, head of Asia at the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).

China has been granted negligible status for BSE

China BSE risk is negligible, says OIE

By Georgi Gyton

China has been granted ‘negligible’ bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk disease status, by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Farmers are reluctant to sell their pigs at lower prices

Chinese pig farmers switch from pigs to lamb and cattle

By Mark Godfrey

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.

Iran has increased its poultry production by 12% year-on-year

Iran increases poultry production to avoid social unrest

By Georgi Gyton

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,...

The group has now appointed a board of directors

New Zealand red meat group reaches first milestone

By Georgi Gyton

Red meat sector group the Red Meat Profit Partnership, in New Zealand, has revealed it has now fully established itself as a limited partnership, with a board of directors appointed.

China has a 20 million-strong Muslim population

China gears up for halal meat exports

By Mark Godfrey

The world’s meat traders were in western China this week for the China International Halal Food and Products Fair, designed to make China a leading halal meat exporter.

Beef and buffalo producers fear additional export controls

India’s meat sector nervous over nationalist party victory

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

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.

The government has embarked on a series of fresh water reforms

Focus on New Zealand - Water works

A forum to plan the future for New Zealand’s fresh water is just one initiative bringing together interested parties for a positively green future.

China is a fast growing market for NZ beef and lamb

Focus on New Zealand - China syndrome

By Chloe Ryan

It is true for nearly every internationally traded commodity, and it is true for New Zealand’s meat. China wants it.. and its appetite is growing fast.

A growing gap between demand and supply is predicted

China to beef up on imports, says Rabobank report

By Oli Haenlein

China is expected to increase its beef imports by 15-20% over the next five years due to domestic production, which, despite governmental investment, is still very limited, according to a Rabobank report.

Volume down but value up for New Zealand lamb exports

Total lamb exports from New Zealand rise 11% in value

By Georgi Gyton

The value of total lamb exports from New Zealand increased 11% in the first six months of the 2013-14 meat export season, despite a decline in volume, according to the latest data from Beef + New Zealand.

Australia chicken production set to rise

Australian chicken set for further growth

By Lee Adendorff, in Byron Bay, Australia

Australian chicken production and consumption is expected to continue its steady growth over the next five years and will account for nearly a third of total meat production in the country by 2019, according to a recent report by the Australian Bureau...

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