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German union issues pork import plea amid ASF fears

Germany’s farmers union, the Deutsche Bauernverband (DBV) has appealed to tourists and lorry drivers returning from Eastern Europe not to bring any pork or sausage products into Germany. 

Hogs & Pork EU Germany

Brazil paying price for political turmoil even as exports rise

While Brazilian meat exports are holding up well, the country’s political and economic difficulties look set to put a brake on domestic demand for some time to come.

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Minerva confident domestic beef market is on course for recovery

Brazil’s Minerva has forecast a recovery in domestic beef sales and prices in the second half of the year. 

Cattle & Beef Brazil

USDA beef export forecasts affected by Japan import duties

Imposition of an increased duty on imports of beef from the US and other countries by Japan is a key factor in tempered outlooks for US beef exports in the second half of 2017 and first quarter of 2018, according to USDA economists.

Cattle & Beef Exports

Kosher meat may open new possibilities for Brazil

Israel has recently notified overseas slaughterhouses about a series of new regulations in regard to Kosher meat that will come into effect from July 2018.

Meat & Livestock Cattle & Beef

Moy Park divestment progressing well, says JBS

Brazil-based JBS says it is moving closer to an agreement to sell its European poultry operation Moy Park after reporting a steep fall in profits this week.

Poultry Moy Park

EU-Mercosur deal could impact US exports of livestock products

A future trade agreement between the EU and South America’s Mercosur trade bloc could impact on US exports of various livestock products, including meat, dairy and bovine genetics.

Cattle & Beef Mercosur

US weekly beef outlook

Futures down for the week

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Argentina reopens market to US pork

Argentina has agreed to reopen its market to US pork for the first time since 1992, following a meeting this week between Vice President Mike Pence and Argentine President Mauricio Macri, the White House announced August 17.

Hogs & Pork Exports

USDA notes strong first-half 2017 pork exports

US export data for the first half of 2017 shows that in the January-June period of 2017, 22.8 percent of US pork production was exported, compared to 20.8 percent in the same period last year, according to USDA.

Hogs & Pork Exports

Weekly update on Brazilian pork and poultry markets

Brazil’s chicken and pork markets have been busy over the past few days with demand firming up at home and abroad.

Poultry Hogs & Pork

Smithfield adds to Polish meat portfolio

Smithfield Foods has added to recent investments in Poland by agreeing to take full control of Polish pig slaughterhouse Pini Polonia.

Hogs & Pork Smithfield

US weekly pork outlook

Cash markets stronger than expected

Hogs & Pork Futures

Brazil's BRF posts Q2 net loss as scandal takes its toll

Brazilian pork and poultry processor BRF posted a net loss of R$167 million (€45m) in the second quarter of 2017, as results were impacted by the ‘Weak Flesh’ corruption scandal.

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South Korea lifts bird-flu linked ban on US poultry/products

South Korea has lifted its ban on imports of US poultry and poultry products after having imposed the ban on the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Tennessee.

Poultry Avian influenza

China announces anti-dumping probe into Brazilian broiler imports

China’s Commerce Ministry has launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of Brazilian broiler chicken and other products.

Poultry Brazil

Moy Park divestment progressing well, says JBS

Brazil-based JBS says it is moving closer to an agreement to sell its European poultry operation Moy Park after reporting a steep fall in profits this week.

Poultry Moy Park

Canadian consumers drive 'new growth phase' for poultry

Broiler meat production in Canada is rising to record levels as the industry responds to an ongoing recovery in domestic demand.

Poultry Production

Weekly update on Brazilian pork and poultry markets

Brazil’s chicken and pork markets have been busy over the past few days with demand firming up at home and abroad.

Poultry Hogs & Pork

US weekly poultry outlook

Overview and comments on broiler and turkey markets

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Proposal to require CCTV in all abattoirs in England

CCTV will be mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new plans announced today (August 11) by UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

Sheep & Goats Cattle & Beef

China stretches lead over EU as importer of sheepmeat

China strengthened its position as the world’s largest importer of sheepmeat in the first half of 2017, as volumes rose far ahead of those being brought into the EU.

Sheep & Goats Imports

Commission urged to clamp down on dyes used in livestock production

The European Commission is being urged to close a potential loophole in EU rules on non-medicinal products used in livestock following the publication of a new scientific opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Hogs & Pork Policy & Regulation

NZ meat exporters handed triple boost on trade

Meat exporters in New Zealand look set to benefit from a series of positive developments announced over the past few days – including an export breakthrough in China, new customs arrangements with the EU and the launch of free trade talks with four South American countries.

Cattle & Beef Sheep & Goats

Irish farm trade issues may ease UK Brexit talks, says ex-MEP

Addressing a Brexit-based Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) debate at the Royal Highland Show, he pointed out that the Republic of Ireland is currently exporting around 200,000 tonnes of dairy products and over 175,000 tonnes of beef into the UK.

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Scottish meat industry rails against inspection charge hikes

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) recently announced an 11% hike in hourly charges for official veterinarians and a 6% rise in charges for meat hygiene inspectors. The agency said the increases were “driven by a 7% reduction in chargeable hours”.

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