Argentina beset by beef shortage
SOUTH AFRICA Argentina is bearing a beef shortage blamed on suppliers who are unwilling to sell their product at government-imposed prices.
First steps to expand U.S. beef trade with Japan
USA USDA Secretary Mike Johanns has approved Japan's request to conduct additional audits of U.S. beef processing plants.
AMI worried about impact of ethanol policy on animal agriculture
USA The American Meat Institute (AMI) urges the U.S. congress to take steps to minimize the impact of ethanol policy on animal agriculture.
EU sheepmeat imports jump
AUSTRALIA The European Union (EU) imported 313,000 tonnes cwt of sheepmeat in 2006, a 5% increase on 2005 levels (European Market Survey).
American meat packing industry dynamic and competitive
USA Government data and economic analyses show that the U.S. meat packing industry is dynamic and competitive.
Brazilian beef exports to rise despite FMD bans
AUSTRALIA According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Brazilian beef exports are forecast to grow 13% in 2007.
Tyson - Lee retires and alliance with ConocoPhillips
USA, Arkansas Tyson Foods, Inc. announced that Greg Lee has decided to retire early from full time employment.
Meat hygiene code under discussion
SOUTH AFRICA The implementation of a new international code of practice for meat hygiene was top of the list at a meeting of food safety experts from around the world recently.
Consumer concerns about animal welfare vary in Europe
UK, Cardiff Results from a Welfare Quality® survey show that linkages between animal welfare and food vary considerably among consumers across Europe.