Workers were allegedly using out-of-date chicken and beef

Six people arrested in China meat scandal

By Georgi Gyton

OSI Group has confirmed that six employees at its subsidiary Shanghai Husi Food Co have been arrested "following detention by authorities".

India exported around US$4bn of buffalo meat last year

Report highlights importance of India as global meat player

By Georgi Gyton

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 investment company is to $400m into the Chinese poultry firm

Global investor takes share of Chinese poultry player

By Georgi Gyton

KKR & Co, a global investment firm, has come to a definitive agreement with Chinese poultry producer Fujian Sunner Development Co, to invest around $400m in the business, in return for an 18% stake.

Australian meat exports increased by almost 30% between 2013-14

Australian meat exports rise almost 30%

By Georgi Gyton

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.

Sheep numbers have decreased by 3.2%. Image courtesy of Beef + Lamb New Zealand

New Zealand sees decrease in sheep numbers

By Georgi Gyton

Sheep numbers in New Zealand have dropped 3.2% to 29.8m in the year to 30 June 2014, according annual data from Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Economic Service.

WH Group is China's largest pork company

China’s biggest pork company WH Group succeeds in Hong Kong IPO

By Su Dongxia, in Shanghai

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).

The newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party had promoted its intention to curb consumption of meat

Indian meat industry worries about ‘war on meat’, says Euromonitor

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...

Lamb is expected to maintain a favourable position with the Australian consumer

Positive outlook for Australia’s lamb industry

By Georgi Gyton

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.

Baroke says there is not enough cattle being raised domestically in China to satisfy demand

No end in sight for China’s cattle shortage

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 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.

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