Business and Industry News for the meat sector
ManagementCargill names new COO
USA, Minneapolis. Brian Sikes has been named chief operating officer of Cargill. In this role, he will also serve as a management director on the Cargill Board of Directors.
CattleBrazil trade groups oppose importing livestock
BRAZIL, Sao Paulo. A trade group representing Brazilian meat-packers has asked the agriculture ministry for authorization to import live cattle from Paraguay, drawing criticism from ranchers, two farming associations said.
TradeArgentina restarts beef exports to Mexico
ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires. Mexico has agreed to restart imports of Argentine beef, the South American country's foreign minister tweeted this week.
AlternativesLivekindly brings top manager
USA, New York. The lineup of additional executives is expected to drive development at the alternative protein promoter.
LivestockGrowth in Spain is unstoppable
GERMANY, Bonn. In the Corona crisis, the number of pigs is rising in the EU. Spain contributes half of the growth.
African swine feverBorder with Poland remains hotspot
POLAND, Warsaw. Many dead wild boars are still being found in Poland. The situation also remains critical on the border with Germany.
PersonnelRügenwalder Mühle loses Godo Röben
GERMANY, Bad Zwischenahn. Rügenwalder Mühle continues to restructure its corporate management.
Speck Alto AdigeProduction drop of 4.4% in 2020
ITALY, Rome. Data emerged during the annual meeting, during which the new president of the Speck Alto Adige Protection Consortium, David Recla, was also elected.
PorkEU exports more than ever before
BELGIUM, Brussels. The 27 member states of the European Union set a new export record last year with more than 6 mill. t.
WURUniversity coordinates two EU-wide research projects
THE NETHERLANDS, Wageningen. The multi-million euro projects are part of Horizon 2020, the largest EU research programme.
PoultryPilgrim's Pride pleads guilty
USA, Greeley. Pilgrim's Pride pleaded guilty and was sentenced to pay a $107.9 mill. fine to settle federal charges it conspired to fix chicken prices.
Danish CrownDelivery quotas expire
DENMARK, Randers. The pig congestion has largely dissipated in Denmark. The situation is returning to normal for suppliers.
EnvironmentItalian farms will be "zero carbon" in 10 years
ITALY, Rome. Much has been done in recent decades to reduce the ecological footprint of Italian animal husbandry.
AlternativesMosa Meat completes $ 85 mill. investment round
THE NETHERLANDS, Maastricht. Mosa Meat announced the third and last closing of its Series B funding. This third closing of $ 10 mill. brings the total raised in the round to $ 85 mill.
African swine feverFirst case in the Dahme-Spreewald district
GERMANY, Potsdam. There has been a first confirmed case of African swine fever (ASF) in a wild boar in the German Dahme-Spreewald district.
Danish CrownOperation before reopening
GERMANY, Husum. As reported by Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa), the quarantine for 169 employees at Danish Crown's Husum slaughterhouse has been lifted again.
PoultryProduction in Italy grows by +2.5%
ITALY, Rome. The poultry sector in Italy continues to grow, recording an increase in production of + 2.5%, with increases for turkey (+ 4.4%) and for chicken (+ 2%).
TransactionHKScan sold the Vantaa property
FINLAND, Turku. The company sold the land and buildings of its Vantaa property to Sagax Finland Asset Management.
African swine feverFear of mutation in China
AUSTRALIA, Canberra. A new form of the ASF virus is prompting Australia to increase biosecurity measures.