Business and Industry News for the meat sector
ArgentinaStrong increase in beef exports
ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires. Despite declining demand in the European Union, Argentina has increased its beef exports substantially in the first five months of this year.
CoronaCOVID-19: Americans shy away from shopping
AUSTRALIA, Townsville. Three out of four feel uncomfortable in business - companies must communicate security measures.
BeefDemand and competition are lively
AUSTRALIA, North Sydney. The US beef supply is recovering, while Brazilian shipments are yet to falter. ASF continues to bolster global meat demand.
Trade FairAlimentaria FoodTech will be held in October 2021
SPAIN, Barcelona. The next edition of Alimentaria FoodTech will take place from 19 to 22 October 2021, at Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía venue in Barcelona.
Animal husbandryMerkel for regional slaughter structures
GERMANY, Berlin. Several CDU politicians are advocating a process of restructuring animal husbandry. Chancellor Merkel describes the concentration in the slaughter industry as a problem for farmers.
Food industry Corona causes slump in sales
GERMANY, Berlin. The corona pandemic has left deep scars on the balance sheets of the German food industry despite the German citizens' hoarding purchases in April.
High-techUniversity and Marel partner up in new AI lab
THE NETHERLANDS, Boxmeer. Eindhoven University of Technology has set up a new Artificial Intelligence lab, together with four industrial partners including Marel.
TradePrice pressure on the German pig market
GERMANY, Frankfurt. Producer groups are reacting to the supply backlog on the slaughter cattle markets and are significantly reducing their price recommendation.
DestatisMeat industry with China boost
GERMANY, Wiesbaden. The meat industry in Germany, which has been in the public eye following corona outbreaks, has been able to increase its sales in the year to date.
FairAlimentaria will be held in May 2021
SPAIN, Barcelona. The next edition of Alimentaria will take place from 17th to 20th May 2021.
Covid-19Slaughterhouses are corona hotspots
BRAZIL, Brasília. Many employees in the meat industry are infected. New government hygiene rules do not go far enough for the workers' representatives.
Meat marketChina blocks "Corona suppliers"
CHINA, Bejing. More and more meat producers around the world are banned from importing meat into China due to corona outbreaks in their production plants.
TysonCOVID-19 cases at Missouri chicken plant
USA, Springdale, Ark. After testing workers at the company’s chicken processing plant in Noel, Mo., Tyson officials confirmed a total of 371 employees of the facility tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Animal welfare offencesUnsustainable conditions during slaughter
FRANCE, Paris. Animal welfare activists film unsustainable conditions during the slaughter of sheep - politicians react and the trade organisation Interbev condemns what is happening.
DestatisLivestock numbers continue to fall
GERMANY, Wiesbaden. The reduction in cattle and pig stocks in Germany has continued this spring - the number of livestock farmers also fell again.
USDA/FDAStatement on food export restrictions
USA, Washington, DC. The US Secretary of Agriculture and the FDA Commissioner issued a joint statement on food export restrictions pertaining to COVID-19.
TradeIrish beef market recovers
UNITED KINDOM, London. The post-coronavirus recovery of Ireland’s beef throughputs could cast uncertainty over their performance in the short-term.
Work contracts EU Commission wants to take action against abuses
BELGIUM, Brussels. Under EU law, all workers from EU Member States should receive equal pay for the same work in the same place. However, the required equal treatment can be circumvented by means of work contracts.
ICoMSTConference will be held virtual
USA, Ames. The International Conference of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) from 3-6 August 2020 will be held as a web conference.