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Analysis: African Swine Fever shaking up global pork markets

The arrival of African Swine Fever in new parts of the world promises to have big impacts on global pork markets.

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EU countries to back beef quota plan to please Washington

EU member states have broadly supported a proposal to renegotiate the bloc’s hormone-free beef quota so that a portion is reserved exclusively for US suppliers.

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US weekly beef outlook: Cash expectations still a key focus

October futures eased lower late-week, not following the prior week's increase that arrived later in the week.

Cattle & Beef Futures

Russian authorities refuse to step in to curb meat price hikes

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service says it sees no reason to intervene in meat markets despite consumer concerns over recent hikes in prices.

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High cattle prices squeeze slaughterhouse margins in Brazil

In Brazil, as is typical in the off-season for beef cattle, prices are rising sharply. In the northeast of São Paulo prices have risen from an average of R$130.50 per 15kg unit in June to R$ 134.17/15kg in August.

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UK finds bluetongue virus in cattle imported from France

Cattle farmers in the UK are being urged to remain vigilant for bluetongue virus after the disease was detected in two cattle imported from France.

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EU lamb prices within touching distance of 6-year low

EU lamb prices have fallen further in the past week, and producers are now wondering how much lower prices may fall as the market moves towards its traditional autumn low point.

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EU advocate general says halal meat can be labelled organic

Meat from animals that have been killed following the Islamic or Jewish ritual slaughter (halal or Shechita) without prior stunning can carry the European organic farming label, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recommended.

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US weekly pork outlook: Hurricane Florence impacted supplies

Hurricane Florence remained a market factor as it disrupted marketings on the US East Coast with slaughter facilities off line and hogs unable to move to market.

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Russian authorities refuse to step in to curb meat price hikes

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service says it sees no reason to intervene in meat markets despite consumer concerns over recent hikes in prices.

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IEG Vu Prices Briefing: ASF drives pork up, while EU SMP dwindles and skipjack tuna firms

A spike in Chinese pork prices has been triggered by the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), while European SMP prices turned lower in its tender sales this week. Uncertainty in the Russian crop kept wheat prices steady, as the sugar and honey markets were driven by export subsidies in both Indian and Argentina.

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EU pigmeat prices fall as market impact of ASF outbreak begins to bite

European pigmeat markets have been thrown into a tailspin over the past week in the wake of the discovery of African Swine Fever in a herd of wild boars in Belgium.

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Brazil steps up inspection to avoid African Swine Fever

Brazil is to step up inspection at borders to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF), which has been rapidly spreading in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Brazil Hogs & Pork

EU meat processors urge action over 'unjustified' bans on Belgian pork

EU meat processors body Clitravi has called on the European Commission to push for an urgent meeting to address what it sees as unjustified import bans imposed in the wake of an African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in Belgium.

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US weekly poultry outlook: Broiler meat prices remain under year-ago levels

US broiler prices continue to run below year-ago levels while the turkey market is in the process of transitioning from a bearish to bullish situation.

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Russian authorities refuse to step in to curb meat price hikes

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service says it sees no reason to intervene in meat markets despite consumer concerns over recent hikes in prices.

Russian Federation Hogs & Pork

European broiler prices slightly down, as egg prices rebound

Prices for broilers have fallen back slightly over the past week in Europe, in line with seasonal trends.

EU Poultry

EU advocate general says halal meat can be labelled organic

Meat from animals that have been killed following the Islamic or Jewish ritual slaughter (halal or Shechita) without prior stunning can carry the European organic farming label, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recommended.

EU Sheep & Goats

Singapore opens market to processed poultry from Russia

Russia’s ambitions as a supplier of meat to Asian buyers have been given another boost with news that Singapore has granted market access to processed Russian poultrymeat.

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MEPs urge tougher action on Ukrainian poultry loophole

The European Commission is coming under growing pressure to close a loophole that is allowing large volumes of Ukraine poultrymeat to enter the EU without paying tariffs.

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EU lamb prices within touching distance of 6-year low

EU lamb prices have fallen further in the past week, and producers are now wondering how much lower prices may fall as the market moves towards its traditional autumn low point.

EU Sheep & Goats

EU advocate general says halal meat can be labelled organic

Meat from animals that have been killed following the Islamic or Jewish ritual slaughter (halal or Shechita) without prior stunning can carry the European organic farming label, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recommended.

EU Sheep & Goats

EU judge to hand down opinion on organic halal meat labels

An EU judge, the advocate general, will on 20 September hand down an opinion on a case brought by an animal rights group challenging the right of halal meat to carry an organic label on grounds that slaughter without stunning does not meet the high welfare standards required under EU law.

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Lacklustre trade depresses EU lamb prices

European sheepmeat markets have remained becalmed in the past week or so, with demand just sufficient to cover supply.

EU Sheep & Goats

New UK Agriculture Bill to retain market intervention measures

Providing farmers with assistance to address “exceptional market conditions” is one of the many elements of the UK government’s plans for a post-Brexit, and post-Common Agricultural Policy, legal framework for the agriculture sector.

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French farmers retain tough stance on Brexit and Mercosur

There is no sign of any softening of attitudes towards Brexit by French farming leaders, despite their desire to maintain open trading routes across the Channel, if that is at all possible.

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