OSI is a major poultry processor in China

Meat and poultry processor opens two China plants

By Carina Perkins

OSI Group is set to become the biggest value-added meat processor in Asia after opening two more plants in China, bringing its total number of facilities in the country to 10.

Australian sheep being taken home for slaughter in Kuwait. Source: Animals Australia

Australia investigates sheep export allegations

By Carina Perkins

Australian officials have launched an investigation into allegations that sheep exported live from Australia are being sold outside approved supply chains in Jordon and Kuwait.

China and Ukraine collaborating on pig project

Chinese firm announces joint venture in Ukraine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Chinese company Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) has entered into a joint venture with Ukrainian firm KSG Agro to implement a large-scale project for the production of pork and feed crops.

The Pearl of Para was forced to return to port

Australian ship delay sparks live export row

By Line Elise Svanevik

The RSPCA has called on the Australian government to change current livestock regulations to protect animals in live export after a ship carrying 5,240 cattle was forced to turn around, due to a technical fault.

Australia's red meat production is on the rise

Australian red meat stays buoyant

By Carina Perkins

Australian red meat production remained bullish in July, boosted by high slaughter levels, according to the latest data from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

Japan beef imports reach new high

Japan beef imports reach new high

By Carina Perkins

Japanese beef imports hit their highest monthly volume for 13 years in July, according to data from Japan’s Ministry of Finance.

China's local beef production cannot meet demand

Rabobank points to beef opportunity in China

By Nicholas Robinson

Key global suppliers can tap into China’s increasing appetite for beef, following the country’s struggle to produce enough beef fast enough to meet demand, according to a new report from Rabobank.

Australian lamb exports boosted by demand from Middle East and China

Australia sees surge for lamb and mutton exports

By Carina Perkins

Australian lamb and mutton exports were boosted by a surge in shipments to China and the Middle East last year, according to the latest data from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

Australian beef exports are performing well

CIS demand boosts Australian beef

By Carina Perkins

Australian beef exports to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) saw strong growth in July, boosted by demand from Kazakhstan and Russia.

The H7N9 strain of bird flu has killed 44 people

Bird flu strikes again in China

By Carina Perkins

Chinese authorities have confirmed that another person has fallen ill with the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu.

Pakistan is falling behind in the halal market

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Pakistan: lost opportunity for halal exports

By Rahimullah Yusufzai, in Peshawar

Pakistan meat sector executives believe their export sector is underperforming, failing especially to seize sales in affluent international halal markets.

Australia's boom in beef exports set to continue

Australian beef exports forecast to expand through 2013

By Carina Perkins

Australian beef exports will continue to gain pace over the rest of the year, boosted by drought, emerging market demand and a more favourable currency, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

China has implemented a new management model at Jiangcun wholesale market

New management model for China poultry market

By Carina Perkins

Chinese and global animal health experts have visited a live poultry market, which has implemented a new management model aimed at improving biosecurity to prevent animal disease.

Thousands of sheep were slaughtered in Pakistan. Image source: Animals Australia

Australian welfare bodies slam Pakistan inquiry

By Carina Perkins

Australian animal welfare campaigners have reacted furiously to the findings of a government inquiry into the brutal slaughter of 20,000 sheep in Pakistan last year.

Australia red meat exports contiue to soar

Australian red meat exports continue to grow

By Carina Perkins

Australia has reported another record-beating year for red meat exports to the Middle East and North African region (MENA), while beef exports to the EU hit their highest level for a decade.

Australia cattle slaughter reached peak in May

Cattle slaughter high in Australia

By Carina Perkins

Australian adult cattle slaughter reached its highest level for 34 years in May, according to the latest statistics.

Taco Bell Power Protein Burrito

Taco Bell launches Power Protein Menu

By Line Elise Svanevik

Taco Bell has introduced its new Power Protein menu, which sees the word “meat” being ditched in favour of “protein”, in an attempt to appeal to health-conscious consumers.

Study links red meat to diabetes

Study links red meat to diabetes

By Ed Bedington

Fresh health claims around red meat consumption are now pointing the finger at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM), a report has claimed.

Slaughterhouse fire has led to questions over safety of Chinese cold chain

Slaughterhouse fire in China prompts safety call

By David Green, in Beijing

China must pay greater attention to safety procedures governing the use of ammonia in cold chain storage facilities, following a chemical leak and deadly fire at a slaughterhouse in the country’s northeastern Jilin province, industry officials said yesterday...

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