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Italy seizes smuggled Chinese pork, warns of ASF threat

Authorities in Italy have seized more than nine tonnes of pork illegally imported from China, warning that the consignment could potentially have been contaminated with African Swine Fever (ASF).

Italy Hogs & Pork Imports

US weekly poultry outlook: Export optimism rises on US-China Phase One deal

Signing of the Phase One agreement between the US and China is raising optimism among poultry exporters due to the purchase commitments by China as part of the package.

Poultry Trade Agreements Supply

Cattle & Beef

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Brazilian beef market update: Price slide erases pre-Christmas gains

Prices for beef and beef cattle continued to slide in Brazil last week as weaker domestic demand more than offset the ongoing rise in exports.

Brazil Cattle & Beef

US weekly beef outlook: Cattle futures remained in sideways trade last week

Live cattle futures traders put their attention on cash cattle market activity while technically, futures remain in a sideways trading pattern.

Cattle & Beef Futures

Saudis approve beef imports from Uruguay and Paraguay

Saudi Arabia is opening its market to beef imports from Uruguay and Paraguay – a move that will also benefit meat processors based in neighbouring Brazil.

Saudi Arabia Uruguay

Tyson launches coalition to map sustainable future for food

Fighting back over criticism of the meat industry’s environmental credentials, Tyson Foods has announced the creation of a new Coalition for Global Protein – a multi-stakeholder initiative to advance the future of sustainable protein.

International Tyson Foods

China to allow first imports of Russian beef

Russian exporters were given another boost this week as three major meat buying nations expanded market access.

Russian Federation China

Arrests made in Spanish horsemeat investigation

The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil), supported by EU law enforcement agency, Europol, has said it has dismantled an organised crime group selling horsemeat which was deemed unsuitable for human consumption.

Spain Cattle & Beef
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Hogs & Pork

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Germany welcomes changes to organic livestock proposals

Germany has welcomed modifications to proposed new EU organic rules, saying the European Commission’s original plans would have created significant difficulties for poultry and pig farmers.

Poultry Hogs & Pork

US weekly pork outlook: Futures skeptical on US-China trade deal without tariff removals

Lean hog futures reacted negatively to the signing of the US-China Phase One trade deal even as futures had gained ahead of the January 15 event.

Hogs & Pork Trade Agreements

Weekly update: Sharp downward price correction on European pig market

The European pig market has been suffering a post-Christmas hangover, with heavy supplies and reduced demand combining to bring about a substantial further price correction over the past week.

EU Hogs & Pork

Brazilian pork and poultry update: Prices weaken in post-festive period

Pork and poultry prices have slipped back slightly in Brazil over the past few days, as is usual at the start of the year when consumers tend to have less money in their pockets to spend.

Hogs & Pork Poultry

Analysis: Does US-China deal deliver for US meat exporters?

The US and China have signed a Phase One trade agreement that removes some key barriers to trade in meat and other agricultural products.

United States China

Argentina seeks ASF assurances from Venezuela

Pork producers in South America are currently favoured by the region’s freedom from African Swine Fever (ASF) – a disease that has had devastating impacts in Europe and Asia. However, some are now worried this could be jeopardized by Venezuela’s decision to import pork from Russia – a country where ASF has been present since 2007.

Argentina Venezuela
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Germany welcomes changes to organic livestock proposals

Germany has welcomed modifications to proposed new EU organic rules, saying the European Commission’s original plans would have created significant difficulties for poultry and pig farmers.

Poultry Hogs & Pork

EU suspends imports of Ukrainian poultry over avian flu

Authorities in Ukraine reacted with dismay today after being informed that the EU is suspending poultrymeat imports following recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu.

Poultry EU

Hungarian poultry merger under scrutiny over data confusion

Hungary’s Competition Authority (GVH) is reviewing its decision to approve a poultry firm takeover after a statement given to local press unwittingly revealed the companies may have provided misleading information on their respective market shares.

Hungary Poultry

HKScan invests €6 million in Finnish poultry unit as sales soar

Faced with rising demand for poultry, Nordic meat company HKScan is investing some EUR6 million to renew the chicken slaughtering facilities at its Rauma plant in Finland.

Finland HKScan

High path avian flu hits Germany and Ukraine

Avian flu continues to spread rapidly across Europe - with Germany and Ukraine the latest countries to report outbreaks of the disease.

Poultry Germany

EU egg prices falling seasonally; broiler price unchanged

The European egg market is moving downwards in line with normal seasonal patterns, as supplies increase and demand from the baking sector in particular eases off.

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Sheep & Goats

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Weekly update: EU lamb prices still tracking upwards

European lamb prices have strengthened further over the past week, confirming a strong start to the new year.

EU Sheep & Goats

EU Commission quizzed over minimum meat content rules

The EU’s key labelling law, the food information to consumers regulation (FIC – 1169/2011), has no minimum meat content rules governing foods that can be labelled as ‘meat products’ EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides admitted last week.

EU Hogs & Pork

EU lamb prices make strong start to 2020 – and set to rise further

EU lamb prices have made a very strong start to the New Year, surging to a level almost 9% higher than at the same time in 2019.

EU Sheep & Goats

Livestock sector can support Scotland’s carbon neutral goal - WWF report

Emissions from Scotland’s agricultural sector could be reduced by over a third if the right sustainable farming practices are introduced, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

United Kingdom Cattle & Beef

Aussie livestock sector assesses bushfire losses

Australian sheep and cattle producers are counting the cost of recent bushfires, which have swept across southern parts of the country - compounding earlier losses to extreme weather events.

Australia Cattle & Beef

Global outlook: Policymakers keen to keep meat sales flowing

Opportunities to fill gaps in Chinese animal protein supplies have dominated the thoughts of meat producers over the past year. Here in the second part of our annual Outlook report, we look at how these new openings are encouraging stakeholders to review their approaches to two important issues: ractopamine and regionalisation.

International Cattle & Beef
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