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Chinese researchers develop transgenic pigs to resist CSF

Researchers in China claim to have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever (CSF).

China Hogs & Pork Production

Poultry prices plunge in Poland, dragging down EU average

EU egg and chicken meat prices were pulled in different directions last week, with egg prices edging higher but broiler prices dipping to their lowest levels since February.

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Cattle & Beef

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US weekly beef outlook: Strength in live cattle futures continues

Another week of gains for live cattle futures, potentially putting them in an overbought situation.

Cattle & Beef Production

Brazil blames EU for stalling Mercosur trade talks

A top Brazilian official has declared that the South American bloc Mercosur is ready to close the trade agreement with the EU, but the talks have broken down again due to the unwillingness of the European Commission.

EU Mercosur

NZ trade deal will have no impact on EU beef and sheep producers - study

An academic study concludes that even a full liberalisation of ruminant meat trade between the EU and New Zealand would have very minor consequences for the industry on both sides.

EU New Zealand

Argentina sends first fresh beef shipment to US market

Argentina’s beef industry has concluded a year of recovery by sending fresh beef to the US for the first time in seventeen years

Argentina United States

Brazilian beef exports to set new records next year

Driven by the opening of new markets and China's authorization of more Brazilian slaughterhouses, beef exports from Brazil will set a new record in 2019.

Brazil Cattle & Beef

McDonald's announces new targets for curbing antibiotic use in beef

Keeping a promise made earlier this year, the fast-food giant McDonald's announced Tuesday (Dec. 11) it has adopted a policy to reduce the use of medically important antibiotics across 85% of its global beef supply chain.

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Hogs & Pork

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US weekly pork outlook: Focus is ahead on Hogs & Pigs count

Futures continue to have some underpinning in solid demand with hopes for China to return to the market.

Hogs & Pork Demand

Second ‘and final’ round of payments to tariff-hit US farmers

The USDA launched the second round of trade mitigation payments on December 17 to farmers hit by the US-China trade war.

China United States

Meat traders back lactic and acetic acid rinses for pig carcasses

The European Livestock and Meat Trades Union, known by its French acronym, UECBV, has backed the request by the US National Pork Producers Council to allow lactic and acetic acid rinses to be used to decontaminate pig cuts and carcasses in slaughterhouses.

EU Europe

Chinese pig producers announce strategic data partnership

Chinese companies Yingzi Technology and Yangxiang alongside Dutch company Nedap have entered into a strategic partnership with the aim of forming data services and applications in pig farming.

China Hogs & Pork

EFSA gives lactic acid washes safety clearance for pork

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has handed down a positive opinion on the controversial use of lactic and acetic acid rinses in slaughterhouses as decontaminants on pork carcasses and cuts, concluding that treatment “does not raise any safety concern.”

EU United States

ADM wins EU approval to acquire French feed specialist

US firm Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has secured EU approval to buy French animal nutrition specialist Neovia in a deal worth EUR1.535 billion (USD1.78 billion).

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Poultry

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US weekly poultry outlook: Broiler exports supported by lower prices, ample supply

Broiler supplies continue to stay ahead demand and dark meat supplies remain competitive on the export market.

Poultry Production

ADM wins EU approval to acquire French feed specialist

US firm Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has secured EU approval to buy French animal nutrition specialist Neovia in a deal worth EUR1.535 billion (USD1.78 billion).

EU France

Progress in tackling food-borne illnesses has stalled, say EU agencies

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) are warning that the EU’s progress in tackling zoonotic diseases – those transmitted from animals and animal products to humans – has stalled and the bloc needs to step up efforts to combat the problem.

EU Poultry

Turkey clears path for first beef imports from Russia

Russia should soon be able to export beef to Turkey after the two countries this week agreed on veterinary certificates.

Russian Federation Turkey

Blockchain is positive but 'not a panacea', EU farm group warns

Policy-makers and retailers have underlined the potential of blockchain as a “promising way forward” for the agri-food sector, but farm representatives warned that “it is not a panacea that can solve all problems”.

EU Poultry

Costco pledges to curb antibiotic use in livestock operations

Retail giant Costco says it is working with its meat and poultry suppliers to restrict use of antibiotics that are medically important to people.

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Sheep & Goats

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NZ trade deal will have no impact on EU beef and sheep producers - study

An academic study concludes that even a full liberalisation of ruminant meat trade between the EU and New Zealand would have very minor consequences for the industry on both sides.

EU New Zealand

Agrofusion trumpets tomato paste export breakthrough

Ukraine's largest tomato paste processor Agrofusion has managed to increase the flow of tomato paste to Europe by 30 times, since the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Tomato Paste Ukraine

EU lamb prices push further upwards

The transition of the European sheepmeat market towards the traditional spring price uplift is already under way, with pre-Christmas demand underpinning prices in the UK in particular.

EU Sheep & Goats

World food prices fall again

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index hit its lowest level since May 2016 in November, falling 1.3% on-month and 8.5% on-year to 160.8 points.

Dairy Grains & Feed

Sweden continues shift to locally-produced meat

Swedish consumers are cutting down on the total amount of meat they eat each year – but a shift to home-grown products means the trend is doing no harm to domestic producers.

Sweden Cattle & Beef

Small boost for UK sheepmeat sector as India opens market

India has agreed to open its market to British sheep meat in a deal that could generate just over GBP1 million a year.

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