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The future of Danish co-operative slaughterhouses

Focus on Denmark

The future of Danish co-operative slaughterhouses

By Melodie Michel

What sets the Danish pig industry apart is its co-operative structure, within which abattoirs are entirely owned by farmers. The first co-operative was created in 1887 and, by 1963, there were 77.

Medicinal purposes

Focus on Denmark

Medicinal purposes

By Melodie Michel

With animal antibiotics in media headlines of late, Denmark finds itself at the forefront of research and investment in food safety.

Ahead of the game

Focus on Denmark

Ahead of the game

By Melodie Michel

As the EU sow stall ban draws nearer, Denmark’s pig industry faces a fresh set of challenges, but believes its policies on welfare, the environment and the quality of its products will carry it through.

Facing post-2013 challenges

Focus on Denmark

Facing post-2013 challenges

By Melodie Michel

Exporting 90% of its pork production to countries in and out of the EU, Denmark tends to be ahead of the game when it comes to food safety, environmental protection and animal welfare. But with the requirement to replace sow stalls with group pens due...

Russia considers complete ban on Brazilian meat

Russia considers complete ban on Brazilian meat

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is considering banning all meat imports from Brazil and Argentina, due to their poor monitoring of quality compliance, the country’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has said.

Efforts to contain impact of US mad cow disease

Efforts to contain impact of US mad cow disease

By Michael Kosmides

The United States government has told GlobalMeatNews that there should be no reason why countries should ban its beef imports following the discovery of its first bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case in six years, in California.

EU auditors reject CAP reform proposals

EU auditors reject CAP reform proposals

By Melodie Michel

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has dismissed the Commission’s proposals for a reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP) as “too complex”.

Brazilian poultry: Interview with UBABEF president

Brazilian poultry: Interview with UBABEF president

By Melodie Michel

Francisco Turra, president of the Brazilian Poultry Association (UBABEF), talks to GlobalMeatNews about the state of the industry, exports, and the anti-dumping levy imposed in South Africa.

Meat at the top of French grocery carbon footprint

Meat at the top of French grocery carbon footprint

By Melodie Michel

Meat is accountable for one-third of the average French shopper’s carbon footprint, despite only representing 8% of the basket’s weight, and 23% of its cost, according to a study by French environment ministry CGDD.

Cherkizovo to increase Russian market share

Cherkizovo to increase Russian market share

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Cherkizovo Group, one of the largest Russian producers of meat and meat products in Russia, plans to increase its share in the national pork and poultry sectors from 5% and 10% to 20% and 30% respectively, research by investment company BCS has revealed.

Irish meat trade in China mission

Irish meat trade in China mission

By Carina Perkins

Irish meat industry representatives have joined other food industry and government representatives on a large-scale trade mission to China.

Ukraine faces livestock crisis

Ukraine faces livestock crisis

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine experienced a sudden drop in meat production in the first part of 2012, with analysts warning that the resulting prices are leaving residents unable to afford domestically produced meat.

UK gives FAO £16m to improve agricultural statistics

UK gives FAO £16m to improve agricultural statistics

By Melodie Michel

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has donated £16m ($25m) to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), supporting a global initiative to improve agricultural statistics.

Ritual slaughter blamed for rise in E.coli and Campylobacter cases

Ritual slaughter blamed for rise in E.coli and Campylobacter cases

By Melodie Michel

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has declared that the rise in Campylobacter and E.coli cases in Europe was “directly related” to an alleged increase in ritual slaughterings, which she called a “sanitary bomb”.

UK processors reject EU ban on ‘desinewed meat’

UK processors reject EU ban on ‘desinewed meat’

By Melodie Michel

The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) has criticised the European Commission’s ban on ‘desinewed meat’ (DSM), a product obtained using low pressure to separate meat from bones, calling it “a criminal waste of a valuable product”.

Northern Ireland meat targets Chinese market

Northern Ireland meat targets Chinese market

By Alyson Magee

China is driving global prices for sheepmeat (as well as beef and pork), offering unlimited potential for exporters gaining access to the lucrative market, delegates at last week’s Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland’s (LMC) conference...

Anuga FoodTec enjoys best show to date

Anuga FoodTec enjoys best show to date

By Ed Bedington

Organisers behind Anuga FoodTec 2012 have declared the show the most successful to date, with visitor numbers rocketing by 25%.

Argentina denies non-compliance to WTO regulations

Argentina denies non-compliance to WTO regulations

By Melodie Michel

Argentina has rejected a joint statement issued by 14 World Trade Organisation (WTO) members, asking it to remove the import restrictions it recently implemented, as “unjustified”.

UK meat exports rise 22% in 2011

UK meat exports rise 22% in 2011

By Melodie Michel

UK exports of livestock products rose 22% in 2011, reaching £2.3bn, according to industry levy bodies Eblex and Bpex.

Hilton Food Group reports positive 2011 results

Hilton Food Group reports positive 2011 results

By Melodie Michel

UK processor Hilton Food Group has reported a 13.6% revenue growth in 2011, driven by the opening of a new meat-packing facility in Denmark and the recovery of raw material meat prices.

Brazil defends commitment to cut deforestation

Brazil defends commitment to cut deforestation

By Melodie Michel

Brazilian meat industry and government representatives have defended the country’s efforts to reduce deforestation, regretting the “misinformation” spread by the European media.

E.coli linked to farm antibiotics

E.coli linked to farm antibiotics

By Melodie Michel

The increase in the number of resistant E.coli cases in the UK is “almost certainly due” to the level of antibiotic use on farms, a report by the Soil Association has said.

Russia puts figures on livestock support

Russia puts figures on livestock support

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The total amount of livestock support within the Russian state programme for 2013-2020 will exceed RUB1bn (US$24.1bn), stated Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik at a recent press-conference.

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