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Meat & Livestock

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Mexico imports first German pork as tariffs on US kick in

A first shipment of German pork arrived in Mexico this week in what could be a sign of things to come for a country traditionally reliant on imports from the US.

United States Mexico Hogs & Pork

EU pig prices rise again, but producers warn of tight margins

European pig prices have tracked upwards once more over the past week, in line with normal seasonal trends, but producers remain unhappy with the state of the market against a backdrop of squeezed margins.

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Cattle & Beef

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USDA Cattle on Feed: Placements beat expectations

The level of cattle in US feedlots on June 1 came in above expectations with placements also heavier than what traders looked for ahead of the data.

Cattle & Beef Production

New edible nut, fruit juice, grain, meat and egg values added to Price Graphing Tool

More than 70 new price lines were added to IEG Vu’s Price Graphing Tool in June, including values for Brazilian soybeans and corn, African-origin cashew kernels, European beef and eggs, and Chinese raw material asparagus.

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Stark warning for Scottish livestock farming if climate change plans implemented

Livestock farming in Scotland will become unviable in the future if climate change proposals currently before the Scottish Parliament are allowed to pass into law, according to a leading meat industry official.

United Kingdom Cattle & Beef

Brazilian beef cattle update: weak demand still weighing on prices

Brazilian fed cattle prices oscillated within a narrow price range last week amid ongoing uncertainty over demand for beef.

Brazil Cattle & Beef

US weekly beef outlook: Carcass weights seen moving higher

Futures closed lower for the week as fundamentals while packers were reluctant to enter the market.

Cattle & Beef Production

FDA to hold public meeting on lab-grown meat, fuelling cattlemen's concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking the lead in discussions on the emerging field of lab-grown meats by scheduling a public meeting next month as a way to open a dialogue on any challenges and opportunities related to regulating the emerging field of food production.

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Hogs & Pork

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New edible nut, fruit juice, grain, meat and egg values added to Price Graphing Tool

More than 70 new price lines were added to IEG Vu’s Price Graphing Tool in June, including values for Brazilian soybeans and corn, African-origin cashew kernels, European beef and eggs, and Chinese raw material asparagus.

Grape Juice Canned Asparagus

Scots pig plant set for CO2 shutdown next week

Scotland's flagship pig processing plant is due to run out of CO2 on Tuesday (June 26) next week, stopping production until new supplies arrive.

United Kingdom Hogs & Pork

Carbon dioxide shortages threaten UK meat and poultry supplies

Carbon dioxide gas shortages could cause serious disruption to UK supplies of meat and poultry, industry bodies warned this week.

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Gene editing could help eliminate endemic pig virus

Gene editing technology developed in Scotland could produce pigs that are resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

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Deal reached on new EU rules to fight antimicrobial resistance

The three EU institutions have informally agreed new rules on more responsible ways to produce, sell and use medicated feed to tackle the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

EU Hogs & Pork

EU Commission rejects Polish plea for pigmeat support

The European Commission has rejected Polish calls to provide additional market support to the pigmeat sector, saying intervention is not justified by current market conditions.

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Poultry

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EU egg prices show first weekly rise since March; poultrymeat prices firm

EU egg prices recorded a modest increase in the week June 11-17 – the first such increase in three months.

EU Poultry

New edible nut, fruit juice, grain, meat and egg values added to Price Graphing Tool

More than 70 new price lines were added to IEG Vu’s Price Graphing Tool in June, including values for Brazilian soybeans and corn, African-origin cashew kernels, European beef and eggs, and Chinese raw material asparagus.

Grape Juice Canned Asparagus

Carbon dioxide shortages threaten UK meat and poultry supplies

Carbon dioxide gas shortages could cause serious disruption to UK supplies of meat and poultry, industry bodies warned this week.

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Brazilian poultry industry still feeling fallout from strike

Brazil’s huge poultry industry is still suffering the impacts of the nationwide truckers’ strike which brought the country to a standstill last month.

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World Cup triggers recovery of poultry prices in Russia

After falling steadily for several months, Russian broiler meat prices have started to recover in the past few weeks – a rise some analysts attribute to a spike in demand caused by the ongoing World Cup.

Russian Federation Poultry

Commission backs private chicken labelling schemes over EU welfare label

The European Commission sees private animal welfare labelling schemes showing production methods for chicken meat rather than an EU label as the way forward, Austrian Socialist MEP, Karin Kadenbach, has learned in response to a written question.

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Sheep & Goats

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Bulgaria reports EU's first outbreak of PPR disease

The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency has discovered the first case of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) on livestock farms in the village of Voden, close to the Turkish border.

Sheep & Goats Disease

EU gives further boost to using former foodstuffs as feed

The EU has published new rules on food waste that should favour the use of former foodstuffs as animal feed when they are no longer suitable for human consumption.

EU Hogs & Pork

EU sheepmeat prices rise again amidst fight for supplies

The EU sheepmeat market shrugged off last week’s sharp price correction with a recovery in the EU average lamb price to within striking distance of the EUR600 mark.

Sheep & Goats EU

ECJ to rule whether organic label is compatible with non-stun slaughter

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is to rule on whether meat from animals slaughtered without stunning can be labelled as organic, in a case brought by a French animal welfare organisation.

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Rules governing UK meat industry 'need modernising', report concludes

Current meat industry practices in the UK do not present a systemic risk to public health, but the overall system of assurance and regulation does require modernisation, an interim report on UK cutting plants reports.

United Kingdom Cattle & Beef

IEG Vu Prices Briefing: Cocoa downtrends, EU lamb and Chinese garlic slumps, organic Brazilian honey discounted

Cocoa values slipped to a 3-month low last week, while EU sheepmeat prices fell on new season lamb arrivals. A healthy Chinese crop spurred garlic declines and dwindling demand led to reductions in Brazilian organic honey prices.

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