Business and Industry News for the meat sector
GrowthVion expands its position in Belgium
THE NETHERLANDS, Boxtel. The company intends to acquire beef producer Adriaens in Zottegem (Belgium) after a period of intensive cooperation.
Animal welfareGermany sets an example
GERMANY, Berlin. Federal Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner has pointed to the end of anesthetic-free piglet castration in Germany on January 1, 2021.
SustainabilityJBS transports with low-carbon trucks
BRAZIl, São Paulo. The compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered vehicles are operating at Friboi and Seara.
USPig herd declines last month
UNITED KINGDOM, London. As at 1 December, the national herd was 77.5 million head, down 1% from the same point last year.
Consumer spendingJust under 10% for food and drink
GERMANY, Bonn. In Germany, the share of household spending on food in 2019 was below the EU-28 average.
Medical ResearchNon-meat eaters have higher risks of fractures
ENGLAND, Oxford. Previous epidemiological studies have shown that vegetarians had lower bone mineral density (BMD) than non-vegetarians.
USDANew NIFA Director
USA, Washington, DC. President Trump has named Dr. Carrie Castille as the new, six year term Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Happy New YearAll the best to all our partners
GERMANY, Frankfurt. We’re taking a break and we will be back on 4 January 2021.
Livestock FarmingGermany’s livestock numbers fall again
GERMANY, Wiesbaden. This year, numerous farms in Germany have once again given up livestock farming.
Animal WelfareCulture Viande continues to rely on castration
FRANCE, Paris. The association of French meat companies sees problems in boar fattening and calls for the implementation of alternative methods.
VaccinationPriority access for meat workers
USA, Washington, DC. The North American Meat Institute published a statement that said meat and poultry workers should qualify for the next phase of the vaccination plan in the USA.
Meat marketBrazil's production costs rose significantly
BRAZIL, Brasília. The monthly production costs for pigs and broiler chickens calculated by CIAS, the Embrapa Poultry and Pork Intelligence Center, rose for the fifth consecutive month.
PoultryChallenges ahead for the market
THE NETHERLANDS, Utrecht. Additional challenges in the global poultry industry are expected in the next year, due in large part to the continued pressure on foodservice and trade, according to Rabobank’s Q1 2021 Poultry Report.
MarelReleasing 3,000,000 poultry shackle
THE NETHERLANDS, Dongen. In December 2020, Marel’s manufacturing site in Dongen released its 3,000,000th poultry processing shackle since production began in 1987.
FSIS2020 inspection overview
USA, Washington, DC. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service summarized the complex challenges and accomplishments throughout the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Season’s GreetingsMerry Christmas to all our partners
GERMANY, Frankfurt. We’re taking a break and we will be back on 28 December 2020.
Sanderson FarmsBoard Member John Baker to retire
USA, Laurel, Miss. John H. Baker III has informed the company that he will retire from the Sanderson Farms Board of Directors when his current term ends in 2021.
BelgiumOIE confirms ASF-free status
BELGIUM, Brussels. ASF has not appeared in feral pigs for more than a year - domestic pig populations have always been free of ASF.
JBTNew Executive VP and CFO
USA, Chicago. The company has appointed Matthew Meister as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.