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North American Pig Market Hit by Trade Rows, Disease and Currency Volatility
North America currently accounts for more than half of the world exports of pork but in recent months, the sector has been facing a succession of challenges that have been threatening to rock the market, writes Chris Harris....
Contemporary Market Weights
Marketing decisions should be based on lean growth potential, marginal feed efficiency through heavier weights, the packer grid in which market pigs are priced and space availability within the production system, according to Ronald O. Bates of Michigan...
Understanding the Effects of Food Processing
For the first time in human history more of people will die of food-related diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension than diseases caused by viruses and bacteria....
Pork Belly Quality, Bacon Properties and Consumer Trends
Several factors can affect pork belly quality and, subsequently, bacon quality and it is up to all parties in the production chain to come together to ensure ultimate meat quality....
Angus Cattle Lift Performance of Australian Brahman
Angus cattle from temperate Australia are being successfully introduced to the arid north where they raise the game of Bos Indicus herds....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Population Growth to Slow in Asia
The human population is projected to continue to grow in Asia in the coming years, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans, as will its egg output, and the egg processing sector is thriving in some Asian countries....
How Vacuum and MAP Packed Meat Spoils
Spoilage of modified atmosphere (MAP) or vacuum-packaged meat is often caused by psychrotrophic lactic acid bacteria (LAB)....
The Indigenous Portuguese Bísaro Pig
Despite being one of the most emblematic Portuguese indigenous breeds, the Bisaro pig is very little known in Portugal....
Brazilian Beef Industry Moves to Reduce its Destruction of Rain Forests
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Holly Gibbs shows that market-driven...
First Beef with Goodness of Fish
The fatty acid profile of beef can be improved to boost levels of omega-3s...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Asia’s Shell Egg Trade Expands
Between 2000 and 2011, exports of shell eggs from Asia increased at an annual rate of more than nine per cent, writes industry analyst, Terry Evans, with Turkey's export volume increasing most notably....
Improved Method for Detecting Salmonella During Poultry Processing
A recently completed research project at the University of Arkansas has led to the development of a rapid PCR assay for the detection of Salmonella in the poultry processing plant. The assay was found to be effective and its reduces both cost and testing...
Report Finds Mandatory COOL Causes Meat Industry, Consumer Losses
Any policy that results in higher costs of compliance without a quantifiable benefit will likely have an adverse economic impact, and recent research shows mandatory country-of-origin labeling, or MCOOL, is one such policy....
Different Primal Cuts Make Unique Beef Patties
Ground beef patties prepared from brisket, flank and plate have unique fatty acid and sensory characteristics....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS: Rapid Growth in Asia’s Egg Output
Accounting for more than 60 per cent of the Asian total, China dominates egg production in the region, says industry analyst, Terry Evans, in his latest review of the hen egg sector in Asia....
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