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Walmart pressed on pig welfare after adverse AMR findings

Links between poor animal welfare and the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) have been highlighted by campaign group World Animal Protection, which says it found that 80% of the bacteria isolated from pork sold in US Walmart stores were resistant to at least one antibiotic.

United States International Hogs & Pork

Canadian meatpackers lose licences after E.coli scare

Authorities in Canada have cancelled the licences of three meat producers caught up in a serious food safety scare earlier this year.

Canada Cattle & Beef Production

Cattle & Beef

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Bolivia to start testing meat imports for ractopamine

Bolivia has announced plans to join the list of countries that test meat to see if it contains residues of the controversial feed additive, ractopamine.

Bolivia Cattle & Beef

JBS rescues Minnesota meat plant from closure

JBS, the world’s largest beef processor, is expanding its presence in the US with the takeover of a meat processing facility in Pipestone, Minnesota.

United States Brazil

Russia suspends several LatAm beef suppliers over ractopamine

Russia has halted imports from several South American beef suppliers, claiming that some shipments were contaminated with antibiotic residues while others had traces of the controversial feed additive, ractopamine.

Cattle & Beef Russian Federation

De Heus snaps up Spanish feed facility from ADM

Dutch animal nutrition company Royal De Heus has strengthened its position in Spain by acquiring a compound feed plant from Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Spain Myanmar

Vietnam to allow first pork imports from Russia

Two Russian meat companies have been given the green light to supply pork to Vietnam – a country whose own pig sector has been badly hit by African Swine Fever (ASF).

Russian Federation Vietnam

Cattle and dairy industries ‘will collapse by 2030’, conference hears

The dairy and cattle industries are predicted to collapse by 2030 as animal meat is replaced by cheaper, good quality food made from precision fermentation protein, Informa’s Food Ingredients Europe conference in Paris, France heard yesterday (December 2nd).

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Hogs & Pork

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Italian meat processors warn of ‘perfect storm’ on prices

Meat processors in Italy have warned that sales are on the verge of collapse because of a ‘perfect storm’ of higher raw material prices, not only for pigmeat but also for beef and poultry.

Italy Hogs & Pork

Bolivia to start testing meat imports for ractopamine

Bolivia has announced plans to join the list of countries that test meat to see if it contains residues of the controversial feed additive, ractopamine.

Bolivia Cattle & Beef

Vietnam to allow first pork imports from Russia

Two Russian meat companies have been given the green light to supply pork to Vietnam – a country whose own pig sector has been badly hit by African Swine Fever (ASF).

Russian Federation Vietnam

EU pig price heads for €200 mark as shortages bite further

European pig prices have soared to their highest levels since the BSE crisis of 2001, as the irresistible force of unabated demand from the Fast East meets the immovable object of limited domestic supplies.

EU Hogs & Pork

Competition watchdog clears purchase of Canadian pork business

The takeover of one Quebec’s largest pork processors has got the green light from Canada’s competition watchdog.

Canada M&A

Portuguese police probe meat dealings with Venezuela

Police in Portugal have launched an investigation into some of those who benefited from a brief spike in meat sales to Venezuela between 2013 and 2016.

Portugal Hogs & Pork
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Poultry

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Plant-based ‘egg’ expected on European market by mid-2020

A plant-based version of egg is expected to be on the European market during the second quarter of 2020, offering a healthier and more environmentally friendly product than real eggs, a conference in Paris heard this week.

EU Product Approvals

EU broiler price surge comes to an end; egg prices rise further

EU broiler prices have fallen sharply over the past week as a three-week-long price rally came to an end.

EU Poultry

UK consumers to pay more for turkey this Christmas

High prices of British turkey and ham will push up the cost of Christmas dinner in the UK this year. But with the cost of imported turkey breast joints also rising, one of the country’s leading producers believes many consumers will switch back to buying whole turkeys - as tradition used to dictate.

United Kingdom Poultry

French poultry giant targets second acquisition in Hungary

France’s largest poultry company LDC has announced plans to make a second acquisition in Hungary having purchased the Tranzit group in 2018.

France Poultry

US weekly poultry outlook: Turkey poult placements remain subdued

The latest USDA data indicate that the turkey industry is expected to see some discipline in the production for the sector and is expected to temper output.

Poultry Eggs

Podcast: ASF outbreaks changing the landscape of pork trade

African Swine Fever has spread rapidly through Asia in the past year, decimating pig herds across the continent.

Hogs & Pork Disease
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Sheep & Goats

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EU under pressure over live animal transport after vessel capsizes

Opposition to live animal transport looks set to mount after a cargo vessel transporting more than 14,000 sheep sank off the coast of Romania last week.

EU Romania

IEG Vu Prices Briefing: Coffee consolidates, but no respite for tuna

Prices for coffee and coriander are in the ascendant, but skipjack tuna values remain at multi-year lows. Elsewhere, Ukrainian whey and European lamb are fetching higher prices - but rapeseed bulls remain hesitant.

International Beverages

Weekly update: Strong rise in EU lamb price continues

European lamb prices have pushed through the EUR500 barrier for the first time since June, as strong demand for sheepmeat comes up against increasing concern over supply volumes.

EU Sheep & Goats

Special zone for livestock a ‘unique opportunity’ for Pakistan

One of Europe’s leading vets has described a proposal to set up a disease-free special economic zone in Pakistan as a “unique opportunity” to improve animal health and boost inward investment.

Pakistan Cattle & Beef

Waitrose commits to source all own label lamb from UK by 2021

UK supermarket chain Waitrose has announced plans to source all of its own label fresh and frozen lamb from British lamb producers by mid-2021.

United Kingdom Sheep & Goats

France notifies EU Commission of new meat labelling plan

France has notified the European Commission of its plan to require restaurant and catering companies to provide the country of rearing and slaughter of pork, poultry and lamb meat they serve to their customers.

France Hogs & Pork
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