Tyson Foods expects to profit from hog fever in China, warns it may hit U.S.

Posted on May,09,2019 | 0 Comments

Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday that the U.S. meat processing industry could reap significant financial gains from a global shortfall in pork as an incurable hog disease spreads rapidly across Asia. Tyson projected its U.S. pork, chicken and beef units could all benefit from increased demand linked to outbreaks of African swine fever, after […]

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Disease to cut China pig meat output by at least 10 percent: FAO

Posted on May,09,2019 | 0 Comments

An African Swine Fever outbreak is expected to cut China’s pig meat output by at least 10 percent in 2019 and present opportunities for producers elsewhere, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization said on Thursday. The shrinking of the world’s largest hog herd will have a noticeable impact on meat and feed markets worldwide, […]

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How new plant-based burgers compare with beef

Posted on May,09,2019 | 0 Comments

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are among the companies racing to tap into the massive US market of meat eaters by more closely mimicking the taste of beef than vegetarian patties of the past. Others are working to grow meat in labs. Are they healthier? As with many questions about diet, it depends. For better or worse, patties […]

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China’s pig ‘Ebola’ outbreak ‘will move markets, influence geopolitics’ for years to come

Posted on May,03,2019 | 0 Comments

A minor outbreak of African swine fever among some 400 pigs in Shenyang in northeastern China is now threatening the global food supply chain and may increase pork prices for years. Despite a mass cull, a blockade to prevent any further transmission and a government declaration that the outbreak of the particularly nasty strain of […]

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Pig processors accused of withholding price increases from farmers

Posted on April,28,2019 | 0 Comments

Processors have been accused of ignoring the plight of struggling pig farmers by failing to pass on the full benefit of market improvements in recent price increases. Although pig prices have lifted by 4c/kg over the last week, the IFA claimed that price hikes of at least 10c/kg were justified following confirmation of significantly tighter […]

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Supermarket meat ‘fit to eat’ after 50 days, study finds

Posted on April,25,2019 | 0 Comments

Supermarket meat is fit to eat after up to 50 days on the shelf, scientific research has found, as sell-by dates could soon be relaxed.   Advances in food packaging means beef can stay fresh and safe for consumption for up to seven weeks, a report by the  British Meat Processors Association found, as long as it […]

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Tyson Foods sells stake in Beyond Meat amid rising tensions

Posted on April,25,2019 | 0 Comments

Tyson Foods has quietly sold its stake in alternative protein company Beyond Meat, which is expected to go public next week at a valuation north of $1 billion. Tyson had a 6.5% ownership stake in Beyond Meat when the company filed for its IPO last November, having invested a total of $23 million between 2016 […]

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Walmart creates Angus beef supply chain, cutting out meat processors

Posted on April,25,2019 | 0 Comments

Walmart Inc is taking control of the supply chain for Angus beef sold in some of its stores, cutting out meat processors as the company looks to offer higher quality products in an intensely competitive grocery industry. The world’s largest retailer said on Wednesday that the move would allow it to ensure supplies of quality […]

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New Family Meat Business Saves Snowdonia Abattoir

Posted on April,16,2019 | 0 Comments

Two North Wales farming families have launched their own meat business, and in the process have safeguarded the future of Snowdonia’s last abattoir. Tesni and Dafydd Wyn Jones, who farm near Trawsfynydd, have joined forces with friends and neighbours Dewi and Megan Williams, to create Cig Eryri (Snowdonia Meat), in a bid to create a broader market […]

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British meat given Canadian audience

Posted on April,16,2019 | 0 Comments

Pork, beef and lamb will be on the menu when the UK’s meat levy boards attend Canada’s premier food event in Toronto later this month. The show is expected to attract around 18,000 visitors from 50 countries, giving the AHDB, Quality Meat Scotland and Meat Promotion Wales the opportunity to showcase produce with a view […]

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