Meat Atlas 2014 issued
GERMANY, Berlin The Heinrich Böll Foundation, Le Monde Diplomatique and Friends of the Earth Europe / BUND launch the new Meat Atlas 2014, an analysis of the big business of the global meat trade.
Third Country demand boosts sheep meat exports
UNITED KINGDOM, Kenilworth Demand for sheep meat from Third Countries has helped lead to a significant increase in exports from the UK, according to EBLEX.
Regional president for food technologies division hired
BELGIUM, Herentals Dr. Stefaan Van Dyck joins the food technologies division of Kemin as regional president for the Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) markets.
Irish meat exports on a rise
IRELAND, Dublin Following Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, the meat and livestock sector built on the strong performance of recent years in 2013. A combination of higher output in some categories, most notably beef and sheep meat together with stronger prices for cattle and pigs helped boost the value of trade.
Cargill sells its Zootech business in France to Bimeda
FRANCE, Crevin Cargill has sold its Provimi business's Zootech brand and French veterinary sales division to Bimeda, a leading manufacturer and distributor of veterinary pharmaceuticals and animal health products.
Russia considers lifting Paraguayan meat ban
RUSSIA, Moscow Russia could lift a ban on imports from six Paraguayan meat processing plants in the next few weeks, according to veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.
Hungary cuts VAT on pigs and carcases
HUNGARY, Budapest Hungary has decided to decrease the value added tax (VAT) on live pigs and half carcases in a bid to stimulate the country's consumption of pork and combat illegal trade. Effective from 1 January 2014, the tax was lowered from 27% to 5%.
Australia´s meat export to Middle East on new records
AUSTRALIA, Sydney Following MLA's latest announcement in 2013 beef shipments to Saudi Arabia leapt to nearly 60,000 t.
Differences in animal diets and emissions
KENYA, Nairobi A study, published in an early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is the newest comprehensive assessment assembled of what cows, sheep, pigs, poultry and other farm animals are eating in different parts of the world; how efficiently they convert that feed into milk, eggs and meat; and the amount of greenhouse gases they produce.