Japan expected to ease restrictions on U.S. beef
AUSTRALIA The Japanese government indicated this week that it may end the current practice of inspecting all boxes of U.S. beef imports over fears of mad-cow disease.
Tyson to create first vertically integrated beef operation in Argentina
ARGENTINA, Santa Rosa Tyson Foods, Inc. has entered into a joint venture with Cactus Feeders and Cresud in Argentina.
Maple Leaf Foods to close poultry processing plant
CANADA Maple Leaf Foods announced that it will close its fresh poultry processing facility in Canard, Nova Scotia at the end of April 2007.
Beef stand-off retards U.S./South Korean trade talks
USA/SOUTH KOREA Trade officials from the US and South Korea resumed talks about free-trade agreement issues this week, but the issue of stalled US beef exports to Korea remains the big question mark.
New research on vitamin D in red meat
NEW ZEALAND Ground breaking analysis research undertaken by Massey University and funded by Meat & Wool New Zealand has confirmed New Zealand's red meat contains relatively high levels of vitamin D.
Re-evaluation of BSE six years after
BRUSSELS Six years after the BSE crisis, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) suggested to re-examine the issue of carcass disposal and the use of animal by-products.
Pilgrim’s after Gold Kist acquisition with new VP of governmental affairs
TEXAS, Pittsburg Pilgrim's Pride Corporation Tuesday announced the completion of its acquisition of Gold Kist Inc., which created the world's leading chicken company.
Australian beef exports 2006 at record level
AUSTRALIA The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry reported that Australian beef and veal exports rose 5% during 2006 to a record 953,932 tonnes swt.
Organic poultry sales growing rapidly
USA A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) found that U.S. retail sales of organic poultry in 2005 were $161 million.