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Analysis: EU and Brazil lock horns over Salmonella in poultry

The European Commission has explained its decision to ban imports from some of Brazil’s largest poultry suppliers, effectively accusing the South American country of doing too little to address risks posed by Salmonella.

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Hungary reports first case of African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever has been detected in Hungary for the first time, adding to concerns over the westerly spread of the disease in Europe.

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EU farm groups welcome curbs on Brazilian meat, draw link to Mercosur talks

EU farming organisations have praised the EU’s decision to ban imports from 20 Brazilian meat plants, saying recent developments show why the bloc should take a tough line in ongoing EU-Mercosur trade talks.

EU Mercosur

EU readies for next move on hormone-free beef quotas

The EU this week finished gathering feedback on a roadmap to renegotiate quotas for hormone-free beef. A flurry of comments submitted just before the April 24 deadline shows just how difficult it will be to satisfy the US while at the same time avoiding problems with other important trading partners in Australasia and South America.

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US weekly beef outlook: Beef production still above year-ago levels

Futures rose for the week in the April contract, but June gains were more muted.

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Brazilian beef exports to Arab world soar in Q1

Brazil's beef exports to the Arab countries totaled $189.75 million in the first quarter, an increase of 37.6% on the same period last year.

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Mercosur negotiators arrive in Brussels for further talks

A team of negotiators from Mercosur is visiting Brussels this week, led by the Paraguayan Presidency to discuss the outstanding sticking points of the trade agreement with the EU.

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USDA Cattle on Feed: Second highest April inventory on record despite placement drop

US cattle feedlots held more cattle than they did at this point one year ago, with the level coming in hefty despite placements posting a significant decline compared to March of 2017.

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Peru opens market to Brazilian pigmeat

Brazil has announced two new meat and livestock deals that should help free up trade with neighbouring South American countries.

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France adopts law on naming of meat substitutes

French MPs have voted in favour of legislation that bans producers from labelling plant-based products with meat-related names. The law will effectively ban foods marketed as vegetarian “steaks” and vegan “cheese”.

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US weekly pork outlook: Imports of pigs continue to trend lower

Another round of gains in futures for the week but it's not clear if advances will moderate

Hogs & Pork Production

Brazilian pork and poultry update: EU curbs add to price pressures

Hopes of a recovery in Brazilian poultry prices suffered a fresh setback last week as EU countries agreed to impose new restrictions on some of the South American country’s biggest suppliers.

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Flat internal market dampening EU pigmeat prices

The EU pigmeat market is still stubbornly failing to react to speculation over a possible significant price boost resulting from new Chinese tariffs on US exports.

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Global trade liberalisation would boost meat exports but cut EU farm wages - OECD

Further market openings and a 50% reduction in countries’ farm subsidies would lead to a significant growth in meat exports from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Latin America and a small drop in the wages of EU farmers, an OECD study has found.

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EU farm groups welcome curbs on Brazilian meat, draw link to Mercosur talks

EU farming organisations have praised the EU’s decision to ban imports from 20 Brazilian meat plants, saying recent developments show why the bloc should take a tough line in ongoing EU-Mercosur trade talks.

EU Mercosur

Brazilian feed industry faces hit from EU poultry curbs

Brazil’s animal feed industry is lowering its growth forecasts for 2018 as EU poultry import restrictions add to problems faced by some sectors of the country’s animal protein industry.

Brazil EU

EU Directive improves poultry housing, welfare and health - Commission report

A set of EU animal welfare rules has led to improvements in the housing and management of broilers, which had a positive influence on the health and welfare of the birds, a Commission report has found.

EU Poultry

US weekly poultry outlook: Turkey situation to reflect pullback ahead

Some reducing targeted live weights for broilers which should bring some market relief.

Poultry Production

Brazilian pork and poultry update: EU curbs add to price pressures

Hopes of a recovery in Brazilian poultry prices suffered a fresh setback last week as EU countries agreed to impose new restrictions on some of the South American country’s biggest suppliers.

Brazil Hogs & Pork

EU broiler prices stable, but curbs on Brazil offer upside potential

A four-week run of increases in the average EU weekly broiler price came to an end this week, with a 0.7% week-on-week dip to EUR184.87 per 100kg. Overall, the market remains broadly stable, with prices just 2.5% above where they were at the same time last year.

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EU sheepmeat price surges to new highs

European lamb prices surged to fresh record high levels last week, fuelled by very strong markets in the UK and a favourable trading environment.

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Global trade liberalisation would boost meat exports but cut EU farm wages - OECD

Further market openings and a 50% reduction in countries’ farm subsidies would lead to a significant growth in meat exports from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Latin America and a small drop in the wages of EU farmers, an OECD study has found.

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Canadian wheat, Caribbean sugar? Will the Commonwealth transform the UK's food trade post-Brexit?

With the UK’s legal withdrawal from the EU now less than a year away, attention is increasingly turning to possible new or revived trade networks which might replace the EU as an engine of trade growth for the United Kingdom.

Sugar Grains & Feed

USDA urged to take extra steps to tackle pathogens in meat

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending new steps USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) should take to further reduce pathogens in meat and poultry, while asking the agency to clarify how it decides which products it will consider for new pathogen standards.

United States Cattle & Beef

Food must be subject to 'new levels of transparency', says Cranswick report

Consumer demand for information about the food they eat means that “radical transparency” will shape the future of the industry, from farm to supermarket, over the coming years, a new report predicts.

United Kingdom EU

New EU guidance a 'milestone' for using former foodstuffs as feed

The European Commission has published new guidelines that aim to facilitate the use of former foodstuffs for animal feed and so see less being sent to landfill.

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