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Brazilian beef exports come under EU spotlight

Posted on April,04,2018 | 0 Comments

A delegation of Agriculture Committee MEPs will travel to Brazil  to examine what has been done so far to ensure safety of beef exports to the EU, following the tainted meat scandal. The delegation will meet the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, federal parliamentarians and representatives of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Institute. They will also travel […]

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AHDB carcase classification subsidiary to move to private sector

Posted on March,13,2018 | 0 Comments

AHDB is in advanced talks with private business HallMark Veterinary Compliance Services about taking over its commercial meat classification subsidiary The levy body said the move was necessary to secure the long term future of independent classification services for farmers across Great Britain and was in response to a challenging business environment and the need […]

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ABP wins deal to supply Irish beef to China

Posted on February,25,2018 | 0 Comments

Irish beef supplier ABP has signed a £45 million contract to supply beef to China’s mainland and Taiwan. Under a three-year exclusive agreement recently signed with a Taiwan-headquartered restaurant chain Wowprime Corporation, the beef will be supplied to the 400 restaurants operated by Wowprime in the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. The signing of the agreement […]

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on UK lamb exports

Posted on February,22,2018 | 0 Comments

Lamb from the UK will soon be heading to Saudi Arabia in a deal which could be worth £25 million over the next five years. Saudi Arabian authorities have this week lifted the ban on sheep meat from the UK, following a detailed process to gain access to this new and lucrative market. Exports of […]

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ABP signs first Irish deal to sell beef in China

Posted on February,22,2018 | 0 Comments

Larry Goodman’s ABP has secured the first contract to supply Irish beef to China, ahead of the widely-anticipated opening up of the huge Asian market. The ABP Food Group has signed a €50m deal to supply Chinese restaurant chain Wowprime in what is a significant first for the sector here. ABP has been assessing opportunities […]

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China approves imports from Danish Crown

Posted on February,12,2018 | 0 Comments

China has approved the import of Danish salami, frankfurter sausages and canned pork, top processor Danish Crown said this week, clearing the way for shipments of higher-value processed meat to the world’s top pork consumer. The agreement, which comes after more than nine years of talks between China and Denmark, allows two factories owned by […]

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EU-Mercosur trade talks close with key gaps remaining

Posted on February,12,2018 | 0 Comments

Negotiators for the European Union and Latin American bloc Mercosur have concluded two weeks of talks in Brussels on a free trade deal with no clear breakthrough and no formal offers made. The two sides’ negotiating teams have agreed to continue discussions in Asuncion, Paraguay, in the week beginning Feb. 19, a Commission spokesman said […]

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China pig prices plunge

Posted on February,07,2018 | 0 Comments

Pig prices in China are falling ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday that is the nation’s peak pork eating period, underlining concerns about plentiful supplies in the world’s top producer. The average price paid by large slaughterhouses for pigs has dropped by about 10 percent in the last month according to industry website Soozhu.com. […]

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Another attempt to save IOM abattoir

Posted on February,03,2018 | 0 Comments

’A more commercially focused plant providing better returns for farmers.’ This is the aim of Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture He said this as the new operator, the Isle of Man Meat Company Ltd, met with producers, butchers, retailers and the Manx National Farmers’ Union. The meeting was led by Andrew […]

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Fears of beef industry sell-out grow as EU pushes for South America trade deal

Posted on February,03,2018 | 0 Comments

Irish agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has been urged to force a rethink on the “sell-out” of beef farmers amid moves to close a trade deal with the South American Mercosur countries. Concerns have been raised after sources close to the high-level talks say the EU raised the potential for access of beef to the bloc […]

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