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September 17, 2019

What’s the beef? Six things you need to know about the beef dispute

What are they fighting about and how does this impact consumers? Money, of course. Three weeks ago farmers began to blockade processing factories when simmering tensions over the price of beef came to a head. There were other points of argument too but in the main farmers were annoyed at not getting enough of the […]

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More than 350 people laid off at ABP meat-processing plant as beef dispute rumbles on

More than 350 people have been temporarily laid off at the ABP meat-processing plant in Cahir, Co Tipperary. It’s the latest in a series of job losses to hit the meat sector, which is already in the grip of a crisis caused by farmers’ blockades of factories in a battle for better prices. It means […]

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African swine fever outbreak likely within a year – Eustice

Farming Minister George Eustice has warned that an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) is likely in the UK within the next year. Commenting on the Government’s efforts to keep ASF out of the country in response to a letter from NPA chairman Richard Lister, Mr Eustice said: “The UK risk level is currently set […]

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September 16, 2019

Irish farmers demand ban on pork imports from ASF-infected countries

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called on the Irish Government to ban any pork imports from countries affected by African Swine Fever (ASF) in their commercial herd. The calls follow reports that an Irish meat processor has been importing pork from Poland, where ASF is currently spreading in the commercial pig herd. Given the presence of […]

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Beef dispute: Agreement reached between farmers and processors

Companies will not follow through on deal if pickets by farmers at meat plants continue. An agreement to end the beef dispute has been reached following marathon talks at the Department of Agriculture. Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed claimed all the parties to the dispute have approved the agreement which will see increased prices for beef farmers […]

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Cattle farmers campaign to lower age cows can be killed and sold as beef

Cattle farmers are campaigning to lower the age cows can be killed and sold as beef, claiming it will reduce greenhouse gases. The National Beef Association (NBA) is calling for calves aged eight months, rather than the current 12 months, to be classified as beef rather than veal – which is less popular with consumers […]

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Welsh minister rejects call to reduce meat eating to tackle climate change

Wales’ farming minister has rejected calls for people to eat less meat to tackle climate change. A recent UN report said the West’s high consumption of meat and dairy is fuelling global warming. Lesley Griffiths, in charge of rural affairs at the Welsh Government, said farmers feel “targeted” and said Welsh meat production is “very […]

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Beef dispute: Processors enter talks despite ‘illegal blockades’ at plants

Minister urges parties to step back from ‘entrenched positions’ and resolve row. The group representing meat processors has said it is agreeing to enter talks to resolve the ongoing beef dispute despite “illegal blockades” still being in place at meat plants. Officials from Meat Industry Ireland (MII) came to Government buildings on Saturday afternoon for face-to-face talks […]

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September 14, 2019

Beef dispute forces Aldi to stock Irish meat processed in UK

Retailer cites ‘availability issues’ as row between farmers and processors continues. The supermarket chain Aldi has said that “availability issues” have forced it to begin selling Irish beef and pork products processed at UK plants. Customers are being informed of the change in supply chain in Aldi stores in what appears to be the first effect of […]

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Vegan activist ‘smashed up McDonald’s in anti-meat protest’

A vegan activist was part of a mob of 20 who ‘overwhelmed’ security at McDonald’s and ‘threw red paint across the premises’, a court has heard. Activists stormed into the Brighton fast food chain on May 17, holding signs and chanting through a megaphone. A number of protesters gathered outside Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday […]

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Crisis talks aimed at resolving beef dispute to resume on Saturday

Processing plant in North approved to supply retailers with Republic reared meat Crisis talks aimed at ending the beef dispute are set to resume on Saturday despite ongoing blockades of processing facilities that scuppered previous negotiations before they began. Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed is expected to attend the talks which will take the form […]

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China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures

Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pig farms for environmental reasons. Liu Min, a 61-year-old retired cleaning lady, went ahead and bought a small chunk of pork that cost her 21 yuan ($3) during […]

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September 12, 2019

Danish Crown opens China factory amid huge meat shortage

BEIJING (Reuters) – Top European pork producer Danish Crown opened a plant near Shanghai on Wednesday to produce packaged pork for the area’s affluent consumers. The company’s first factory in China will turn frozen pork imported from Denmark into packaged, chilled product as well as bacon and sausages. All products will be sold through Alibaba’s […]

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Hauliers fear layoffs unless beef dispute is resolved

Failure to resolve the beef dispute within the coming days will force many businesses dependent on the industry to lay off staff, including many haulage companies involved in the export of Irish beef. The dispute, which has resulted in pickets at many plants around the country, centres on the price of beef paid to farmers […]

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Irish beef price dispute sparks layoffs, threatens exports

A dispute between Irish farmers and processors over beef prices that has cut production and caused a wave of temporary layoffs could hit exports from one of the world’s largest suppliers, the Irish Food Board warned on Wednesday. The row, which began in late July with the picketing of meat factories by a grassroots group […]

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September 10, 2019

Animal slaughter ruling in Belgium stirs religious freedom debate

New law says animals must be stunned before slaughter, winning activists’ support but upsetting Jews and Muslims. Brussels and Wallonia, Belgium – Inside his Brussels office, animal rights activist Michel Vandenbosch opens a large book he wrote about the Global Action in the Interest of Animals, or GAIA, Belgium’s leading animal rights organisation. Vandenbosch, its […]

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