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No plain sailing for UK meat exports after Brexit, report warns

Faced with the possibility of less favourable access to the EU market after Brexit, UK meat and livestock producers are increasingly looking outside of Europe for potential sources of growth.

Brexit Sheep & Goats United Kingdom

EU Commission loses case over poultry export refunds

The EU Commission overstepped its powers when scrapping export refunds for poultry some four years ago, according to a new European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that revives debate over a policy many thought had been consigned to the history books.

EU Poultry Policy

Cattle & Beef

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Brazil breeding cow slaughter up in H1 2017

Seven percent more breeding cows were slaughtered in Brazil in the first half of this year compared with the same period in 2016, according to data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. The number of male cattle slaughtered fell by 6% in the same period. The overall fall in cattle slaughter was 0.8%.

Brazil Cattle & Beef

Placements well above expectations in USDA cattle update

The level of cattle on feed in the US was 10.5 million head on September 1, up four percent from year-ago, according to USDA's Cattle on Feed report.

Cattle & Beef Production

Markets react badly to JBS choice of president

Financial markets have reacted badly to the election of José Batista Sobrinho as president of Brazil’s JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker.

Brazil Cattle & Beef

Weekly beef market update - Brazil

Spot market loses liquidity with caution among buyers and sellers.

Brazil Cattle & Beef

USDA August Cattle on Feed pre reports

Traders expect finally expect placements of cattle into feedlots during August are to come in under year-ago levels in the USDA Cattle on Feed report to be released September 22 at 2 p.m. CT.

Cattle & Beef United States

Taiwan pushes ahead with plans to allow Dutch and Swedish beef

Taiwan has completed a public consultation on plans to allow beef imports from the Netherlands, Sweden and Japan and says it will now take the necessary steps for shipments to get underway.

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Hogs & Pork

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Brazilian pork exports hit record for August

Brazil exported 66,855 tonnes of pigmeat last month – the highest total ever recorded in August.

Brazil Hogs & Pork

Commission makes funds available to Polish farmers affected by ASF

The European Commission will release EU funds to help Polish pig farmers who may be forced to cease their activities because of African Swine Fever (ASF), it has said.

EU Hogs & Pork

US weekly pork outlook

Technical buying surfaced after initial weakness to start the week
Hogs & Pork Demand

Weekly update on Brazilian pork and poultry markets

Resurgent demand strengthens prices and lifts both sectors.

Brazil Hogs & Pork

Polish meat industry takeovers spark oligopoly fears

Poland’s National Council of Chambers of Agriculture (KRIR) has called for a government review of meat industry ownership structures following recent high-profile takeovers by foreign companies.

Poland Hogs & Pork

Brazil reports record Q2 pig slaughter, but drop for cattle and chickens

Brazilian pig slaughterings hit record levels in the second quarter of 2017, but cattle and chicken slaughterings were both down when compared to the same period last year.

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EU egg prices rally as fipronil scandal hits key suppliers

Egg prices in the EU have risen dramatically in recent weeks with the biggest rises seen in countries directly affected by the fipronil scandal.

Poultry Eggs

Positive outlook for EU poultry production in 2017/18

EU-wide broiler production is expected to increase in 2017/18 fuelled by higher demand within the bloc, where the expected slow pace of economic recovery favours chicken as a relatively cheap protein source.

EU Poultry

US weekly poultry outlook

Overview and comments on broiler and turkey markets:

Poultry Eggs

USDA releases audit of China poultry program

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released the final audit report confirming that China’s food safety inspection system for poultry processing is equivalent to that in the United States.

United States China

Weekly update on Brazilian pork and poultry markets

Resurgent demand strengthens prices and lifts both sectors.

Brazil Hogs & Pork

British duck breeder acquired by two Chinese companies

Cherry Valley Farms, a major global player in the duck industry, has been bought by Beijing Capital Agribusiness Group and CITIC Agriculture Fund.

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Sheep & Goats

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Gene mapping insights to aid sheep health

UK-based researchers have said insights derived from mapping the genetic code of sheep could have the potential to improve the animals' health and aid breeding programs.

Sheep & Goats United Kingdom

EU rules on smoked meats 'sufficient', says Commissioner

Calls to tighten up EU rules on smoked meat products have been rejected by EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.

Hogs & Pork EU

NZ meat prices slip back after strong Q2

New Zealand meat sales grew in the June quarter of this year – with higher values reflecting strong prices for beef and sheepmeat. After nearing an all-time high however, new figures suggest meat prices are now starting to head in the opposite direction.

Sheep & Goats New Zealand

Podcast: What does Brexit mean for food labelling?

UK food labelling has on a number of occasions been seen to be out of step with the rest of the EU, so can we expect even more divergence post-Brexit as British exporters seek out new global markets?

Brexit Meat & Livestock

US lifts ban on bone-in lamb from Uruguay

Uruguay has been given the green light to ship bone-in sheepmeat to the US – potentially offering new opportunities for the South American country’s exporters.
Sheep & Goats Uruguay

EU to assess latest Anglo-Irish meat firm tie-up

Irish beef processor ABP Food Group has notified the European Commission of plans to secure a 50% stake in UK-based meat processing business Linden Foods.

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