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1 August, 2014

Pig prices fall to lowest point since April 2013

Pig prices have fallen to their lowest point since April 2013, as higher supplies and subdued demand have combined to produce a similar picture to that in the sheepmeat and cattle sectors.

Devro has released its six month trading results showing slipping profits as a result of its site restructuring and job cuts.

Bpex is looking to increase UK pork exports as it prepares to visit Hong Kong, India and the Philippines in the coming weeks.

New research being carried out in Scotland and Africa hopes to defend the meat and livestock industries against climate change.

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As venison sales soar, retail marketing firm Bridgethorne has urged suppliers to make use of the growing market.

Production efficiency and profitability will take centre-stage at the annual Eblex conference.

With the debate on stun or non-stun slaughter still raging, Oli Haenlein examines the different arguments on how meat should be labelled, given slaughter and other welfare factors.

With the Glorious Twelfth fast approaching the game sector is gearing up for one of the most profitable seasons to date. Sales of venison have already soared by 413% according to Kantar Worldpanel and UK retailers have been quick to jump on the trend, offering various different cuts and products, but much like British beef and lamb, venison is struggling to compete with cheaper imports.

Eblex has launched a new social media campaign aimed at getting young people, aged 18-25, excited about British lamb.

Ishida Europe has been awarded the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for its “entrepreneurship and economic performance”.

Moy Park has announced its grower expansion programme in Northern Ireland has been a success, with over 250 new poultry houses planned for completion by the end of 2015.

Television legend Keith Chegwin will be leading the celebrations at the Butchers’ and Bakers’ Fair Autumn later this year.

A piglet in Northern Ireland has been found to have Livestock Associated MRSA (LA-MRSA), in what is reportedly the first incident of its kind in the UK.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has held positive talks with a number of retailers in light of members’ protest action against Tesco promoting New Zealand lamb, at the Royal Welsh Show.

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US COOL labelling moves one step closer

August 01, 2014 05:44:24 AM

The American Meat Institute (AMI) has expressed its disappointment at a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to deny its request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule on country-of-origin labelling (COOL).

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to impose additional requirements on poultry companies in a bid to stamp out foodborne illnesses.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said that the time between slaughter and mincing of meat can be extended without detrimental effects on public health.

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