Business and Industry News for the meat sector
ChinaStrong rise in meat imports
CHINA, Beijing. The Corina crisis does not appear to have slowed down Chinese imports. Imports in January and February were significantly higher than in the previous year.
Consumer demandEU cattle prices under pressure
UNITED KINGDOM, London. Industry reports in Ireland suggest prices are currently under downward pressure.
PesticidesTraces in milk and meat
ITALY, Parma. In 2018, laboratories in the EU Member States more frequently found excessive pesticide residues in animal products.
FairMeatEx Canada postponed to 2021
CANADA, Toronto. In view of the increasing spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) worldwide, the organization decided to postpone MeatEx Canada.
PHW GroupGrowth in chicken unchecked
GERMANY, Damme. Animal welfare and alternative proteins remain the most important future topics at PHW. Sales of convenience products are increasing significantly.
AMSAICoMST extends abstract submission deadline
USA, Orlando. The American Meat Science Association’s announces the impact of the global pandemic on Icomst.
ISN slaughterhouse rankingWestfleisch overtakes Vion
GERMANY, Damme. Tönnies is the only company in the top 5 to succeed in getting more pigs on the hook. Securing raw materials becomes an important factor for the industry.
PHW GroupAlternative proteins as an opportunity
GERMANY, Visbek. Greater animal welfare and investment in alternative proteins are two issues with which the poultry producer wants to distinguish itself in terms of sustainability.
PandemicCoronavirus affects key pork producers
UNITED KINGDOM, London. In 2019 the UK was about 58% self-sufficient in pig meat products. A significant share of pork consumed in the UK is imported.
Swine FeverASF in Papua New Guinea
AUSTRALIA, Sydeny. A disease that has devastated the global porcine population, killing 800 million pigs, has spread Papua New Guinea.
BeefCarcase balance becomes a problem
UNITED KINGDOM, London. Demand for more minced beef signals trouble in the next two weeks.
CoronavirusWSC has been postponed
IRELAND, Dublin. In response to the escalating situation the World Steak Challenge has been postponed until 2021.
Corona crisisTense situation in Alsace
GERMANY, Frankfurt Strasbourg is the epicentre of the epidemic in France. IBC President Jacqueline Balzer describes what this means for butchers in the region.
OutlookCoronavirus and ASF shake up global poultry markets
THE NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam. Although the outlook is still moderately positive for most markets, the fast-moving coronavirus is adding significant uncertainty.
Growth DriversMeat sales surge by 91%
GERMANY, Frankfurt. All meat and poultry moved at unprecedented volumes, whether fresh or fully cooked items.
EU CommissionMeat sector in a difficult situation
BELGIUM, Brussels. EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski sees the European meat sector in a difficult position.
ResultsAnother record year for JBS
BRAZIL, São Paulo. The Brazilian JBS S.A., one of the world's largest meat processors, achieved record sales in 2019 for the second calendar year in succession.
Corona crisisHow our neighbours are coping
GERMANY, Frankfurt Coronavirus creating anxiety for butchers all over Europe. International Butchers' Confederation report provides an overview.
US Department of AgricultureChina accepts growth hormones
USA, Washington. China is removing barriers in agricultural trade with the USA. Sales opportunities for meat in particular will improve in the future.