Russia lifts import ban
BERLIN Russia's threatened ban on meat imports from the EU has been averted. Following agreement from Moscow, EU meat exporters now also have a legal basis for continuing their deliveries to Russia.
Australian beef exports to Korea increased remarkably
AUSTRALIA Record beef export volumes to Korea continued in 2006 in the absence of the US from the market.
U.S. urged to develop alternative fuels
USA, Washington President Bush told the nation that in an effort to reduce the dependence on foreign oil, the federal government should set a mandatory fuels standard.
Argentina’s exports down in 2006
AUSTRALIA According to the World Beef Report, it is estimated that Argentina’s beef exports in 2006 will be significantly down on 2005 levels.
Pilgrim's Pride to introduce healthy chicken line for kids
TEXAS, Pittsburg The chicken company Pilgrim's Pride Corporation is introducing a special healthy chicken line of baked and breaded chicken products for kids.
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.