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29 May 2015
NZ Female Cattle Slaughter Higher
NEW ZEALAND - Adult cattle slaughter in New Zealand reached 303,775 head in March, one per cent below year-ago levels, as...
27 May 2015
Good Animal Welfare Standards in Most UK Slaughterhouses
UK – Most slaughterhouses in the UK have been found to have good animal welfare practices, according to the findings of...
Plan Ahead for Videos in Cattle Abattoirs
UK – A Scottish beef farmer has warned fellow cattle producers that, while they may not be penalised for producing out-of...
15 May 2015
CCTV as Welfare Check in New BMPA Pork Quality Scheme
UK - The British Meat Processors’ Association is to require CCTV in processing plants as a means of checking on animal...
14 May 2015
Moy Park Soars to 5 million Chickens per Week
UK – UK poultry processor Moy Park has increased its output to 5 million chickens per week for the first time in the company’s...
13 May 2015
Northern Irish Cattle Quoted Too Low in Plants
NORTHERN IRELAND – Northern Irish cattle consistently make more than the plants quote, according to the Livestock and Meat...
12 May 2015
Australia Still Plugging US Beef Gap
GLOBAL – The focus of Australia’s beef exports remains firmly on the US but Japan and Canada have come into the limelight...
30 April 2015
Drought Forces Australian Cattle Slaughter Up
AUSTRALIA - Adult cattle slaughter in Australia is continuing at a rapid pace driven by the on-going drought conditions....
24 April 2015
Carryover Lambs Boost Sheep Meat Output
UK - First quarter lamb production rose in the UK this year, helping to push sheepmeat production to a thirteen year high....
23 April 2015
Pig Welfare Indicators More Visible in Abattoir
ANALYSIS – Pig carcase inspections at abattoir level may be made more effective by scalding and dehairing processes, Northern...
20 April 2015
Meat Processor Sued over Pollution
US - The Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit Fruitland American Meat, LLC, a Jackson meat-processing...
17 April 2015
Australian Sheep Slaughter Slows
AUSTRALIA - Despite a drier than average month, sheep slaughter in February was 20 per cent lower year-on-year, with 852,651...
National Beef Sells Brawley California Plant
US - National Beef Packing Company, has sold its Brawley California slaughter and processing plant that closed last year...
14 April 2015
EU Pig Markets Stable
EU- There still is little movement on the European pig markets this week....
10 April 2015
European Commission Makes Progress on Poultry Welfare During Transport
EU - The development of a network document for the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) at the European Commission has identified...
Weak Euro Causes Scotch Beef Back-Up
SCOTLAND, UK – Beef supplies have bottlenecked in Scotland as a weak Euro makes importing easier and exporting less appealing....
02 April 2015
Sheep Industry Queries Beef-Only Assurance Consultation
ANALYSIS – Questions are being asked over why life assurance should be reviewed for UK beef cattle and not for sheep....
31 March 2015
Australian Cattle Liquidation Cannot Continue
AUSTRALIA – Australian cattle liquidation cannot continue and beef supplies will be tight without short term expansion,...
24 March 2015
Provenance Trend Will Benefit Local Butchers
UK - Food trends are seeing greater importance placed on provenance and sourcing, putting independent butchers in the driving...
20 March 2015
Effectiveness of Stunning Methods to Come Under Scrutiny
EU - The effectiveness of stunning methods and the welfare of animals are to come under scrutiny at a special technical meeting...
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