Business and Industry News for the meat sector
PoultryTumultuous first half, recovery in the second half
THE NETHERLANDS, Utrecht. After the big disruption caused by Covid-19 in 2020, the poultry industry will face additional challenges in 2021, especially in the first half of the year.
Beef tradeAustralia exports noticeably less
AUSTRALIA, Canberra. The long drought and political tensions with China weighed on business with overseas customers in 2020.
ExpansionVemag opens branch in the south
GERMANY, Verden. With this move, the Verden-based company is now expanding its expertise in southern Germany.
AlternativesMaple Leaf expands its plant protein capacity
CANADA, Mississauga. The company announced that Greenleaf Foods is advancing plans to increase tempeh production capacity through the acquisition and planned build-out of a food processing plant.
GrowthTyson Foods expands Wright brand bacon plant
USA, Springdale. Scheduled for completion by March of 2021, the expansion is expected to create 32 new jobs, bringing the total employment at the plant to more than 800.
Meat productionMore pigs in Russia
RUSSIA, Moscow. Meat production increased significantly again in 2020. In pork, the boom of recent years continues.
PartnershipCooperation between Weiss Klimatechnik and Cotes
GERMANY, Reiskirchen. In future, the air-conditioning specialist will install dehumidifiers from the Danish partner in its own systems.
Protein importsDutch seek alternatives
THE NETHERLANDS, Den Haag. The Netherlands wants to reduce soy imports. Investments in meat from cell cultures and the feeding of animal meal and insects should also help.
Consumption habitsSnacks are more than just enjoyment
GERMANY, Frankfurt. Study provides insights on changing consumer behavior in times of pandemic. Focus on more balanced products and ingredients intensifies.
PigsCastration with CRISPR/Cas system
GERMANY, Neustadt. By interfering with the genes, German scientists have succeeded in making male pigs develop female sex organs.
BiosecurityUnaitalia partners with mega European project
ITALY, Rome. Netpoulsafe (Networking European poultry actors for enhancing the compliance of biosecurity measures for a sustainable production) aims to improve the sustainability of poultry production.
Fleischatlas 2021More tofu demanded
GERMANY, Berlin. The hunger for meat is growing worldwide. This is shown by the current meat atlas (“Fleischatlas 2021”) of the German Heinrich Böll Foundation. There are calls for EU borders to be protected against cheap imports.
VeganLivekindly expands brand portfolio
UNITED KINGDOM, London. The Collective, a collection of heritage and start-up, announced the acquisition of No Meat, Iceland Foods’ vegan meat alternative company.
ChangesManaging Director leaves the Plukon Food Group
GERMANY, Visbek. Andreas Unruhe, managing director of Plukon Vertriebs GmbH, is ending his employment.
CooperationAleph Farms and Mitsubishi bring cultivated meat to Japan
ISRAEL, Rehovot. Collaboration to bring cultivated meat to Japan will help the country meet climate change and food security goals.
SurveyMeat will be a key ingredient for Americans
USA, Bridgewater. Better eating habits is always one of the most common New Year's Resolutions, which is why a survey gains insight into New Year's Resolution plans related to better eating in 2021.
GrowthVion expands its position in Belgium
THE NETHERLANDS, Boxtel. The company intends to acquire beef producer Adriaens in Zottegem (Belgium) after a period of intensive cooperation.
Animal welfareGermany sets an example
GERMANY, Berlin. Federal Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner has pointed to the end of anesthetic-free piglet castration in Germany on January 1, 2021.
SustainabilityJBS transports with low-carbon trucks
BRAZIl, São Paulo. The compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered vehicles are operating at Friboi and Seara.