The deal will boost Bell's poultry operation in Europe. Image courtesy of Bell Food Group

EU approves Bell's takeover of Huber Group

By Oscar Rousseau

The acquisition of the Austrian meat processor and distributor Huber Group has been approved by the European Commission, and Bell Food Group has now completed the takeover. 

The deal gives American pork access to over 50 million consumers in South Africa

South Africa opens door to US pork

By Aaron McDonald

The United States’ National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has welcomed the news that South Africa is now accepting pork exports from the US. 

The fall of pork prices hurt the pockets of local families in Malta

Price decrease for Maltese pork

By Aaron McDonald

As of yesterday (Monday 29 February), the wholesale price of all local pork sold by the Pig Breeders’ Cooperative Society of Malta dropped by €0.10 per kilogramme of carcase weight.

Poultry prices have dropped by 45% as Russia undercuts Kyrgyzstan's trade

Kyrgyzstan poultry farms on the verge of extinction

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Common customs space with Russia and Kazakhstan has almost killed off poultry farming in Kyrgyzstan, according to a report from the chairman of the country’s Union of Poultry Farmers, Rustam Osmonaliev. 

Artia has seen a sales drop of 23.9%

Atria loses position in Russian market

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Finnish meat processor Atria has attributed a drop of sales by 23.9% to EUR 75.1 million to significant difficulties in the Russian market. 

The EU says making a U-turn from US negotiations over no-tariff cannot happen

US-EU free trade negotiations enter crucial stage

By Oscar Rousseau

The US and the European Union have entered into a twelfth round of negotiations in Brussels over establishing non-tariff trade for a number of choice products, including processed meats.

The law puts greater emphasis on animal welfare when slaughter for disease control is necessary

Draft animal disease law toughens biosecurity

By Oscar Rousseau

The EU’s agriculture committee has backed a June resolution from MEPs to increase measures to prevent and eliminate the outbreak of animal diseases like bird flu and African swine fever. 

Sales of meat-free substitutes, like tofu, tipped to grow  by 10.1% in the Asia-Pacific region

Meat substitute market expected to hit $5.2bn by 2020

By Oscar Rousseau

The meat substitute market is capitalising on an increasingly health-conscious public, hungry for alternatives to meat, and a report has said this sector will grow by 8.4% annually by 2020.

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