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November 19, 2019

Pork prices begin to fall as stock of breeding sows grows

Pork prices in China have started to decline, and pork production will gradually be restored as supporting policies take effect, the agriculture minister said. The number of breeding sows began to rise last month, and the number of other pigs decreased at a much slower pace, said Han Changfu, minister of agriculture and rural affairs. […]

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November 17, 2019

China takes measures to stabilize pork prices

China has taken various measures to ensure pork supply and stabilize pork prices, an official said yesterday. Governments at all levels have put great emphasis on restoring hog production and have stepped up efforts to increase pork supply, said Liu Aihua, spokesperson for the National Bureau of Statistics. The country has raised living subsidies to […]

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November 13, 2019

China’s pork prices slump on higher supply, falling consumption

China’s pork prices fell sharply last week for the first time in 10 months, as reports of fresh disease outbreaks in the northeast led to more hogs being sent for slaughter just as consumers cut back on pricey meat, analysts said. Chinese pork prices hit record levels after an epidemic of African swine fever killed […]

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BRF mulls acquisitions in Turkey to grow in-country production

BRF SA (BRFS3.SA), the world’s largest chicken exporter, said on Tuesday it would consider acquisitions in Turkey as part of a strategy to increase production there and remain a leading food supplier in the halal world. Patricio Rohner, vice president of international operations, told a news conference that the company now accounts for about 12% […]

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November 12, 2019

Bord Bia awarded €3m to promote European meat in Mexico and China

Food promotion agency is spearheading promotional campaign for poultry and pork The State’s food promotion agency has received €3.05 million in funding from the European Commission to promote the EU’s pork and poultry in China and Mexico over the coming three years. Bord Bia is spearheading the €3.82 million information and promotional campaign, which will begin early next year, targeting a […]

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Brazil says Saudi Arabia approved eight new beef exporting plants

The Brazilian government said in a statement on Monday that the Saudi Food and Drug Authority has approved eight Brazilian beef exporting plants, as the two countries seek to boost business ties. The approvals come on the heels of an official visit to Saudi Arabia by President Jair Bolsonaro last month. “It is a great […]

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Farmers slam live export ban pledge as ‘unnecessary’

The government’s proposal to stop the live export of sheep and restrict transport journeys is ‘concerning’ and ‘unnecessary’ for farmers in Northern Ireland. Defra Secretary Theresa Villiers has proposed a ban on live exports of farm animals, stating that livestock should only be slaughtered at their most local abattoir. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also personally signalled his preparedness […]

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November 11, 2019

China reshapes global meat markets as swine fever rages

China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African swine fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken. The European Union, the world’s second largest pork producer after China, has ramped up sales […]

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November 7, 2019

Australia deports travellers over ASF risk as tests show half of seized products are infected

Australia has been deporting tourists found to have brought pork products into the country as the authorities step up their African swine fever (ASF) controls. According to a report in Pork Business, a 60-year-old Vietnamese tourist carrying 4kg of pork-filled mooncakes was deported after failing to declare he was carrying food into Sydney International Airport. He […]

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Anger as factories cut heifer base prices

“During the month of October, factories pulled cattle prices by 3c-5c/kg for prime cattle and 15c/kg for cows” IFA President Joe Healy has said factories need to increase the base price of beef on the back of rising cattle prices in our main export markets in the UK and across the EU and higher demand […]

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Wales meat promotion campaigns strike gold

WALES’ meat promotion body scooped four awards at the recent 2019 CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards ceremony in Cardiff for its work promoting Welsh lamb and Welsh beef. Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) welcomed the industry recognition of its innovative campaigns in the UK market, and pledged to build on this work […]

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35 new pork cuts unlock profit from a third of the carcase

Innovative butchery has developed 35 new pork cuts from the front section of the carcase, which accounts for around a third of it. Should industry adopt the new methods profits may increase significantly, creating new uses from what is known as the forequarter, commonly used for lower value offerings like chops and sausage meat. Cuts […]

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Japanese pig meat imports supported by trade deals

In the beginning of the year to September, Japan’s total pig meat imports (including offal) increased 3% to 918,000 tonnes. Import prices have been stable overall, and so the total value of these imports rose by 3%, to ¥457 billion (£3.4bn). Forecasts of increasing demand, but flat production imply an increased reliance on imports in […]

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Update on ASF in South Korea

The first case of ASF in South Korea was announced in September 2019. Since then, 14 different locations in South Korea have confirmed cases of ASF in their domestic pig herd, leading to more than 150,000 pigs being culled so far. The ASF outbreak has remained relatively contained to one area of South Korea currently, […]

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Farmers criticise BBC once again for anti-meat bias

Farmers have highlighted their anger toward the BBC once again for allowing an anti-meat message to be given prominent airtime this morning. This morning’s BBC News The Briefing segment saw paper reviewer Alpesh Patel go through today’s headlines along with presenter Sally Bundock. The topic of conversation moved on to China’s demand for pork and the ongoing […]

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China to resume imports of Canadian beef and pork

China will resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, some four months after Beijing blocked shipments amid an escalating diplomatic feud between the two countries. “Good news for Canadian farmers today: Canadian pork and beef exports to China will resume,” Trudeau tweeted. A spokesman at China’s foreign ministry […]

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ANUFOOD China has transformed into the global food & beverage exhibition serving North Asia. From Nov. 21st to 23rd, ANUFOOD China 2018 edition will be held in Beijing, at China National Convention Center. As the Global International F&B platform with total floor area of 39,000sqm, ANUFOOD China is the must attend show in 2018. We look forward […]

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11-12-13 MARCH 2018   The Tavola trade fair has no equal.  It was first set up in 1982 and since then it has created a unique niche for itself by specialising in premium food and drinks.  Strong market leaders and small artisan producers guarantee an unusual assortment of strictly selected delicatessen and delicious high-end products.  

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