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Philippines on alert over suspected ASF outbreak

Authorities in the Philippines have called on pig producers to ramp up biosecurity measures amid fears that African Swine Fever (ASF) may have reached the country for the first time.

Philippines Hogs & Pork Imports

Marfrig to supply plant-based patties to Burger King

Marfrig’s foray into the plant-based protein market is reaping early rewards with a new agreement to supply meatless patties to fast-food giant Burger King.

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Cattle & Beef

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Brexit scheme for Irish beef farmers open to applications

Irish beef farmers can now apply for funding to help them cope with the impact of Brexit, which is already putting downward pressure on the prices for their products.

Cattle & Beef Brexit

Brazilian beef update: Cattle markets face tight supply, weak demand

Markets for beef cattle were little changed in Brazil last week as tight supplies met with weak demand from meatpackers.

Brazil Cattle & Beef

Brazil’s JBS expands units authorised to sell to China

Brazil’s JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, is boosting the capacity of plants authorised to supply the Chinese market as it looks to build on recent advances in the country.

Brazil China

Livestock lockdowns cause ‘unnecessary economic harm’

Researchers in the UK have published a new study that questions the wisdom of imposing national livestock movement bans in the event of animal disease outbreaks.

United Kingdom Cattle & Beef

Strong start to the year for UK red meat exports

Exports of red meat and offal from the UK have enjoyed a strong start to the year with shipments surpassing 300,000 tonnes – up 13% on 2018.

United Kingdom Cattle & Beef

Increase in Spain’s organic agricultural area

The Spanish organic agricultural area increased by 8% to 2.24 million hectares in 2018, strengthening its EU leadership, according to the Spanish ministry of agriculture (Mapa).

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Hogs & Pork

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EU pig prices hit fresh highs as Chinese woes continue

The EU pig market is once again heading strongly upwards, with increasing domestic demand and continuing strong Chinese export demand exerting upward pressure on prices.

EU Hogs & Pork

Brazilian pork and poultry update: Protein prices fall on weak domestic demand

Brazilian poultry prices came under pressure again last week as weak domestic sales offset a rise in exports.

Brazil Hogs & Pork

Strong start to the year for UK red meat exports

Exports of red meat and offal from the UK have enjoyed a strong start to the year with shipments surpassing 300,000 tonnes – up 13% on 2018.

United Kingdom Cattle & Beef

IEG Vu Prices Briefing: Crop pressure, economy jitters weigh on cocoa and corn

Cocoa and corn futures came under pressure last week as buyer support was hit by higher crop outlooks and jitters over the global economy. Markets for French butter and Indian guar gum also dipped, but prices for Spanish peaches and German pork edged higher.

International Beverages

Market shortfalls push EU pig prices higher once more

European pig prices are rising again after a short downturn, as the dual drivers of low numbers of slaughter-ready pigs and continuing high import demand from China exert their influence on the market.

EU Hogs & Pork

Brazil reports rise in Q2 slaughter numbers

Numbers of livestock slaughtered in Brazil rose in the second quarter of this year, with cattle, chickens and pigs all following the same upward trend.

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Poultry

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Ukraine gains access to Japanese poultrymeat market

Japanese and Ukrainian authorities have agreed on veterinary certificates, allowing Ukrainian poultry exports to commence to Japan, according to the State Food and Beverage Service.

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EU broiler prices hold steady; egg prices rise again

European broiler prices have held steady over the past week, sustaining the more stable market patterns noted over recent weeks.

Poultry Eggs

Bulgarians turning to poultry as ASF puts dent in pork supplies

Bulgarian poultry production should expand again this year as the sector fills gaps in pork supplies, which have been hit by outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF).

Bulgaria Poultry

Half of layer hens still held in caged production systems, EU data shows

The proportion of EU egg output which is being produced to enhanced welfare standards is growing strongly – but it still accounts for only around half of the EU’s total layer hen flock, according to latest European Commission figures.

Eggs Poultry

Brazilian pork and poultry update: Protein prices fall on weak domestic demand

Brazilian poultry prices came under pressure again last week as weak domestic sales offset a rise in exports.

Brazil Hogs & Pork

EU egg prices continue to recover; broiler prices rebound

EU egg prices have risen for the third week in a row, as the market continues to lift from its summer low-point.

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Sheep & Goats

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Strong start to the year for UK red meat exports

Exports of red meat and offal from the UK have enjoyed a strong start to the year with shipments surpassing 300,000 tonnes – up 13% on 2018.

United Kingdom Cattle & Beef

Eid festival offers temporary support to EU lamb prices

European lamb prices have registered a slight uptick over the past week, with the Muslim Eid-al-Adha festival accounting for increased demand in leading sheepmeat producer countries. However, it remains to be seen whether this recovery will be sustained in the coming weeks.

EU Sheep & Goats

UK government promises ‘no deal’ support after farm bankruptcy warning

The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has insisted it “will not hesitate” to provide direct support for certain agriculture sectors in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, following the publication of a report claiming up to half of farms in the UK could go bankrupt under such a scenario.

United Kingdom Cattle & Beef

Dairy, meat, olive oil and spices on EU's GI wishlist for Australia trade deal

Australia’s trade ministry has published a list of 172 food and drink products that the European Union wants to be protected as Geographical Indications (GIs) under a future trade agreement between the two markets. The list includes a variety of dairy products as well as types of olive oil, meat and spices.

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Romania defies EU Commission and proceeds with live sheep exports

Despite strong warnings from the EU executive, Romania is going ahead with its large-scale exports of live sheep to the Persian Gulf.

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UK meat industry ‘gripped by panic’ over no-deal Brexit

Buyers in continental Europe are already shying away from UK meat because of fears of no-deal Brexit tariffs. But with cold stores full, and little chance of an early trade deal with the US, the industry has limited scope to adjust, according to the British Meat Processors’ Association, the BMPA.

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