Japan increases Wagyu beef exports in 2013
AUSTRALIA, North Sydney Japan exported 909 tonnes swt of beef in 2013, up 5.3% from the previous year and the highest annual total on record (data by Japan’s Ministry of Finance).
First online global freshwater biodiversity atlas
MALAYSIA, Penang A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns is now online available.
Denmark and France criticise German slaughter companies
BELGIUM, Brussels The Danish MEP Christel Schaldemose has criticised German slaughter companies for systematically attempting to undersell the slaughter industry in the neighbouring countries.
January food price index falls
ITALY, Rome The Food Price Index fell in January for the first time in three months, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported. The index averaged 203.4 points for the month, down 1.3% from December and 4.4% compared to a year ago.
Processed poultry market to grow almost 6% by 2018
INDIA, Magarpatta city, Hadapsar Pune According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the global poultry meat market was worth $179,551.2 mill. in 2012 and is expected to reach $250,949.5 mill. by 2018.
Beef is Korea's favourite protein
SOUTH KOREA, Seoul A survey conducted by Job Korea and welldone.to revealed that beef was the most favoured protein among Korean consumers.
US cattle herd falls to 60-year low
USA, Washington Persistent drought conditions have resulted in the smallest US cattle herd in more than 60 years and record beef prices at grocery stores. But recently released government data hinted at some efforts to rebuild the herd.
UK cattle slaughter at record low
THE UNITED KINGDOM, Kenilworth,Warwickshire Prime cattle slaughter in the United Kingdom totalled 1.93 mill. head in 2013, down 2% year-on-year.
Filleting robot to help the Norwegian fishing industry
NORWAY, Trondheim A newly developed white fish filleting machine could give the Norwegian fish industry a much-needed boost, according to Sintef, an independent research organisation.