Western Meat Processors GM Jamie Warburton and Western Meat Packers Group CEO Andrew Fuda @ Cowaramup. Photo: WMPG

Western Meat Packers Group to expand thanks to $300k WA grant

By Jenny Eagle

Western Meat Packers Group has welcomed a Western Australia (WA) Government grant for $300,000 to further facilitate the processing of offal and other products at its Western Meat Processors’ Cowaramup abattoir operation as part of a $10m expansion.

Brazil's beef exports - rocked by rotten meat allegations - have resumed month-on-month growth

Brazilian beef exports keep on growing

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s rising beef exports show burgeoning meat demand has outweighed any lingering concerns from the rotten meat scandal.

Brazil's pork exports are falling, in spite of rising Russian imports

Russia buys Brazilian pork due to lack of choice

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil pork exports are down amid political turmoil, but Russia, which has alienated the world’s biggest pig meat traders, has little choice but to buy Brazilian.

Brazilian beef exporters will charge forward with growth plans for the Middle East this year

China’s hunger for Brazilian beef eases drop

By Oscar Rousseau

Early trade figures for the start of the year indicate Brazil’s top beef markets, Hong Kong and China, eased the burden of falling sales over January and February.

Italian cured meat could be popular with China's middle class, according to analysts

China ends trade ban on Italian pork

By Oscar Rousseau

China has lifted its 17-year-old trade ban on Italian pork imports, in place since 1999 over swine vesicular disease (SVD) concerns.

Brazil wants to be the world's top meat producer, despite an economic slowdown

Brazil to overtake US as world’s top meat exporter

By Kakie Roubaud, in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil will continue to challenge the US for the position of being the world’s biggest meat producer and exporter over the next decade, according to government estimates.

Marek Schejbal: Polish consumers are open to new trends within meat

Polish lamb demand signals import surge

By Oscar Rousseau

A senior figure at the Polish-British Chamber of Commerce has stressed the opportunity the Polish market presents to global lamb exporters with the nation braced for a surge in consumption.

A third of Sokolow's revenue is made via meat exports to counties like Russia and the US

NY business recalls Polish meat

By Oscar Rousseau

New York business Asian Jade Customs Brokerage has recalled 762 pounds (lb) of dried pork sausages under Poland's well-known Sokolow brand imported from the country without being properly inspected.

Wellard plans to deliver mass amounts of halal meat in time for Ramadan

Wellard wins Indonesian permits for beef exports

By Oscar Rousseau

Australian livestock exporter Wellard has secured permits from the Indonesian government to ship 250,000 live cattle to the archipelago state between May and August this year.

German exporters have complained about the number of administrative barriers imposed on them

Germany sees reduced pork exports to Ukraine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

By the end of 2014, pork imports from Germany to Ukraine could drop by 19.4% – to 29,000 tonnes (t), according to representatives of German Meat*, the joint export promotion body for the German meat industry.

Russia’s demand for meat has already driven exports from Chinese companies such as Shuanghui Group

China’s meat producers seek more export opportunities in Russia

By Elsa Reed

Five more Chinese companies have filed requests with China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) to export meat products to Russia, as China’s meat sector sees growing export opportunities in the market.

Barnes: 'Food and drink exports are a long-term opportunity for growth'

FDF launches export promotion drive

By Rod Addy

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a month of activity with online export community Open to Export, designed to boost small and medium-sized food and drink company exports.

Brazil is gearing up to increase its meat exports to Russia

Brazil looks set to benefit from Russia import ban

By Georgi Gyton

Brazil looks set to ramp up exports of meat to Russia after it imposed a 12-month ban on beef, pork and poultry imports from the US, EU, Canada, Norway and Australia last week.

Australia exporting livestock to Egypt again after cruelty concerns were addressed

Egypt resumes Australian breeder animal imports

By Eliot Beer

Egypt has resumed imports of breeding animals from Australia, four months after agreeing to restart trade in livestock between the two countries, the Australian government announces.

The global beef market is set to regain its positive momentum

Global beef market prices forecast to strengthen

By Oli Haenlein

The global beef market is set to regain its positive momentum in the third quarter of the year once the current high supply has worked its way through the system, according to Rabobank.

Russia lifts ban on US pork imports, but imposes further measures

Russia lifts ban on US pork imports, but imposes further measures

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia has lifted an official ban on US pork, but new measures have been imposed which may limit opportunities to supply. With tensions between the two countries continuing to grow, experts warned the future of pork supply remains unclear.

Russia could lift Paraguayan meat ban

Russia considers lifting Paraguayan meat ban

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia could lift a ban on imports from six Paraguayan meat processing plants in the next few weeks, according to veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.

Brazil sees new record in beef exports

Brazil beef exports hit new record

By Carina Perkins

Brazilian beef exports for the year-to-date hit a record $6bn in November, surpassing whole year targets with a month to go.

Ukraine to start exporting meat to Palestine

Ukraine initiates meat exports to Palestine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine will start the export of meat products to the Palestinian market, with the first shipments to be sent in the coming months, according to a recently signed agreement between the two countries.

US-Russia trade disputes: a view from exporters

US-Russia trade disputes: a view from exporters

By Ed Bedington

Globalmeatnews.com talks to Phillip Seng, president and CEO of the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF), about the difficulties that the US is facing when it comes to exporting meat to Russia.

Brazil positive on pork

Brazil positive on pork

By Carina Perkins

The Brazilian pork industry has said it was “optimistic” about export prospects for 2013, predicting higher-than-average prices and a resolution to Russian trade embargoes.

Pork recovery has boosted Brazil's meat exports

Pork boosts Brazil’s meat exports

By Carina Perkins

Brazil’s agricultural exports hit record levels last month, with meat exports boosted by further recovery in the country’s pork trade.

12% growth in Irish food and drinks exports in 2011

Irish food and drink exports up 12% in 2011

By Kacey Culliney

The value of Irish food and drink exports has increased by €1 billion, representing a 12% surge in 2011 and driving the country’s overall export revenue, according to Irish food board.

Spicing up the pepper market

Spicing up the pepper market

The International Pepper Community (IPC) - gathered in India this
week - has agreed to tackle falling pepper sales, aiming to get
quality standards accepted by importing and exporting countries all
around the world. IPC hopes on NPD...


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