Healthy rise for sheep meat exports
Higher product availability helped lead to a 14% year-on-year rise in UK exports of lamb and mutton in the first half of 2013. The UK exported 47,268 t of lamb and mutton, worth £177 million in the period. Exports to Greater China played a significant role with shipments up 93% to 5,700 t.
Cargill invests $10 million in Thailand
THAILAND, Saraburi Cargill is investing $10 million (about THB 300 million) to upgrade its integrated poultry processing facility in Saraburi, Thailand, which produces a range of cooked poultry products for food service chains, convenience stores, food manufacturers, retailers and distributors across Asia, Europe and North America.
Badger culling to control bovine TB
UNITED KINGDOM, London The National Farmers Union announced that pilot badger culls have started to help bring bovine tuberculosis (TB) under control. These culls are being carried out in Gloucestershire and Somerset, which are TB hotspot areas, by trained professionals.
Macao allows US beef cuts
HONG KONG The Macao Government has confirmed that they started to accept U.S. bone-in beef derived from cattle under 30 months of age and boneless beef from cattle of all ages when shipments are accompanied by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) health certificates issued for Hong Kong on or after August 1, 2013.
Livestock is a major source of income
ZAMBIA, Ndola The livestock industry is one of the key sectors which has huge potential to contribute towards Zambia’s wealth creation and economic development. As a result, the sector has remained a major source of income for many Zambians especially those living in rural areas. Between 45 and 47% of the rural population in Zambia depends on livestock for their livelihood.
Ukraine eyes up exports to China
UKRAINE, Kiew Ukraine could start exporting meat and meat products to China by the beginning of next year, according to the minister of Agrarian Policy and Food for Ukraine, Mykola Prysyazhnyuk.
Strict testing sees $4mill. rise in sensor market
USA, San Antonio, Texas Food and beverage manufacturers are increasingly relying on automated controls to achieve higher quality and consistency in a competitive market. Globally, manufacturers in the sensors market earned approximately $2,891.5 mill. in 2012 and this is expected to rise to $4,157.8 mill. in 2018.
Canada asks for new WTO review of COOL
CANADA, Ottawa, Ontario Canada has asked the World Trade Organization to take another look at the United States' rules for labelling meat with its country of origin, seeking to defend its livestock farmers who have lost sales to US packers.
Russia's pork output climbed 34%
RUSSIA, Moscow Russia's production of beef, pork and poultry increased in July compared with a year earlier, the Federal State Statistics Service, known as Rosstat, reported.
FAO reports steady meat prices
ITALY, Rome A third consecutive fall in global food prices during the month of July was largely driven by lower international prices for grains, soy and palm oil, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).