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EU Commissioner urges Russia to stop 'fake news' on ASF

EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has called on neighbouring countries to stop spreading ‘fake news’ over African Swine Fever (ASF) after Russian officials claimed the disease was ‘out of control’ in the bloc.

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FAO chief points way for low-carbon livestock sector

While the livestock sector is regularly singled out for criticism due to links with climate change, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) believes it still has a positive role to play – pointing to a future of low-carbon animal products that help support nutrition and rural livelihoods.

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USDA adjusts releases for some reports due to shutdown

Even though the government shutdown has ended, USDA announced the situation will adjust the release times and dates for some of the reports the agency was scheduled to release this week.

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Weekly update on Brazilian beef markets: Jan 23, 2018

Falling domestic demand brings down fattened cattle prices.

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US cattle group urges USDA to keep ban on Brazilian beef

While USDA officials are still mulling over the possibility of lifting the ban on Brazilian beef imports, one U.S. beef industry group has questioned the safety of Brazilian meat imports and is now putting pressure on USDA to keep the restriction into place.

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Brazil boosts share of Mideast meat markets

Since 2004 there has been a shift in Brazil's international trade strategy – allowing Brazilian meat to be sold to a far wider range of buyers around the world.

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Russia faces skyrocketing prices for beef this year

Beef prices in Russia have grown by almost 20% over the past six weeks - mainly due to the introduction of a ban on imports from Brazil, according to recent statements by senior officials and leading Russian meat producers.

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Azerbaijan significantly increased meat imports in 2017

Azerbaijan’s meat imports saw a 33% upsurge in the January-October period last year.

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USDA adjusts releases for some reports due to shutdown

Even though the government shutdown has ended, USDA announced the situation will adjust the release times and dates for some of the reports the agency was scheduled to release this week.

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Swiss meat maker Bell expands in European convenience sector

Switzerland’s Bell Food Group, one of Europe’s largest meat processors, has acquired Stoffel Holding, which holds a majority stake in Hugli, a convenience food supplier. 

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Rusagro to invest in meat production in Russia's far east

Rusagro, one of Russia‘s biggest agroholdings, has announced an over RUB40 million (EUR577 mln) investment in meat production in Russia‘s far east.

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EU refers Polish pigmeat deal amid competition concerns

The European Commission has referred the proposed foreign takeover of a Polish pig slaughterhouse to local competition authorities after concerns were raised over the potential impact on markets.

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Weekly update on Brazilian pork and poultry markets: Jan 23, 2018

Chicken prices continued to fall in Brazil last week. The year began with poor exports of Brazilian chicken, forcing suppliers to refocus on the domestic market.

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German cold cuts company to launch antibiotic-free range

Germany's leading cold cuts producer Reinert announced the launch of a range based on Danish Crown's antibiotic-free (ABF) meat. The new products will hit the German supermarkets in early summer.
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USDA adjusts releases for some reports due to shutdown

Even though the government shutdown has ended, USDA announced the situation will adjust the release times and dates for some of the reports the agency was scheduled to release this week.

Cattle & Beef Hogs & Pork

Swiss meat maker Bell expands in European convenience sector

Switzerland’s Bell Food Group, one of Europe’s largest meat processors, has acquired Stoffel Holding, which holds a majority stake in Hugli, a convenience food supplier. 

Bell Group Switzerland

Rusagro to invest in meat production in Russia's far east

Rusagro, one of Russia‘s biggest agroholdings, has announced an over RUB40 million (EUR577 mln) investment in meat production in Russia‘s far east.

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EU poultry group backs quota change for duck meat

The EU looks set to open up an additional quota for processed duck meat following a public consultation on how to bring its poultry import rules into line with a ruling from the World Trade Organization (WTO)

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Weekly update on Brazilian pork and poultry markets: Jan 23, 2018

Chicken prices continued to fall in Brazil last week. The year began with poor exports of Brazilian chicken, forcing suppliers to refocus on the domestic market.

Brazil Poultry

Brazil boosts share of Mideast meat markets

Since 2004 there has been a shift in Brazil's international trade strategy – allowing Brazilian meat to be sold to a far wider range of buyers around the world.

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EU adopts controversial law on phosphates in kebabs

A controversial Commission delegated regulation authorising use of phosphates in frozen vertical meat spits, otherwise known as doner kebabs, takes effect on 8 February after 18 January publication in the EU’s Official Journal.

EU Sheep & Goats

EU report slams Hungary over poor live export welfare

Hungary is failing to do enough to protect the welfare of live cattle and sheep exported to Turkey, according to a new report from the European Commission.

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Germany ranked top on animal welfare among EU countries

Germany is the EU member state adopting the “least cruel” animal farming practices, according to a new animal welfare ranking, while the Netherlands is pointed out as the worst performer in this area.

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EU launches call for proposals to promote EU sheep sector

The European Commission has launched a call for proposals to promote the environmental credentials of EU sheep and goat meat production – a move designed to help prevent further declines in consumption.

EU Sheep & Goats

EU Court of Auditors assesses welfare measures for farm animals

The European Court of Auditors is examining whether the actions undertaken by the Commission and the member states have made an effective contribution to achieving the EU's animal welfare objectives, with a focus on farm animals and the relevant CAP measures.

EU Cattle & Beef

EU Commission forecasts 4% rise in feed use by 2030

Expected rises in poultry and dairy production will drive up compound feed use in the EU over the next few years, particularly for medium and high protein products, according to a new report from the European Commission.

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