Chinese pork production shortfall will require global production response
May09

Chinese pork production shortfall will require global production response

The spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) into every province in China and throughout Southeast Asia in the last quarter has generated new concerns over the industry’s ability to respond to world demand warns latest Rabobank pork report. Structural constraints on production growth in some regions, along with infrastructure and logistics capacity constraints, may leave the world with limited supply and mounting competition for...

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Team UK’s young butchers return from IFFA with success under their belts
May07

Team UK’s young butchers return from IFFA with success under their belts

The International Young Butcher Competition held at IFFA, Frankfurt, saw Team UK’s James Gracey out performing other elite European young butchers from Austria, France, Germany, Holland and Switzerland, finishing in the top three in the Roast’s category. James, from M A Quail in Dromore Northern Ireland, was repeatedly praised by the judges for high standards of workmanship throughout the competition with accolades for his ‘County...

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Tyson Foods boss warns arrival of African swine fever a real threat
May07

Tyson Foods boss warns arrival of African swine fever a real threat

The US meat processing giant, Tyson Foods, has expressed fears around the real threat of African swine fever coming to the United States. In a report in The Financial Times, Noel White, Tyson’s chief executive, said: “This is an unusual, perhaps unprecedented time for the protein industry. “In my 39 years in the business I’ve never seen an event that has the potential to change global protein production and consumption patterns as...

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IFFA 2019 countdown begins
Apr18

IFFA 2019 countdown begins

With just over two weeks to go until IFFA 2019 opens its doors to more than 1,000 companies from around 50 countries, market leaders are set to present innovations and future-oriented trends to the entire processing chain of the meat industry. Presented on a three-yearly cycle, IFFA brings together a massive selection of players across the international meat industry. From slaughtering to processing and refining, packaging and sales,...

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Three more nations join World Butchers’ Challenge
Jan24

Three more nations join World Butchers’ Challenge

Three additional nations – Canada, Iceland and Mexico – have been announced to compete in the 2020 World Butchers’ Challenge. The nations will join the 12 other teams in the global butchery competition, which is conducted over an intense three hour and fifteen-minute period. With competing teams of six butchers, each are given a side of beef, a side of pork, a whole lamb and five chickens which they must then transform into a themed...

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Meat industry reacts to EAT-Lancet report
Jan17

Meat industry reacts to EAT-Lancet report

The newly published EAT-Lancet Commission report states that a ‘radical transformation of the global food system is urgently needed’, including a greater than 50% reduction in consuming foods such as red meat. The report claims that feeding 10 billion people a ‘healthy diet’ within safe planetary boundaries for food production by 2050 is both possible and necessary. It also asserts that the universal adoption of a planetary health...

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