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Australian Goat Meat Exports Double

AUSTRALIA - Australian goat meat export values in July more than doubled year-on-year, to A$23.1 million.Meat and Livestock Australia said that the total volume of shipments for the month were up 54 per cent over the same period, at 3,574 tonnes.Almost ... [Published The Meat Site - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Drought and High Prices Keep Slaughter Figures High

News 17 September 2014AUSTRALIA - The past 12 to 18 months have been remarkable in terms of the number of sheep and cattle slaughtered - the result of the ongoing drought conditions in the north of the country and the strong sheep and lamb prices, according ... [Published The Meat Site - 15 hours ago]
Entities: Cattle, Drought, sheep
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Commission Reviews Control Measures against African Swine Fever

News 16 September 2014EU - The European Commission has updated its regionalised control measures to combat the spread of African swine fever (ASF).These regionalised restrictions, endorsed by Member State experts, affecting, to differing degrees, Lithuania, ... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Chicken Producers Hit Back at Article on Use of Antibiotics in Feed

News 16 September 2014US - US chicken producers have hit back at criticism levelled at it in an article from the newsagency Reuters, claiming that antibiotics used in human medicine are frequently used as growth promoters in feed for chickens.The article, ... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

French Pig Meat Sector Calls of Action over Russian Ban

News 16 September 2014FRANCE - The Russian ban on meat products from Europe because of the crisis in Ukraine and because of the outbreaks of African swine fever in north eastern Europe will cost the French pig sector €400 million.At the meeting of European ... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

US Hog Carcase Weights Remain Heavy

US - Hog slaughter numbers for the week ending September 12 was 2.053 million head, 5.3 per cent lower than a year ago but the largest weekly slaughter since mid March, writes Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.Fed cattle futures were lower on Friday on reports ... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

McDonald's to Phase Out Cage Egg

AUSTRALIA - Fast food chain McDonald's is to phase out teh use of eggs from caged birds in Australia by the end of 2017.McDonald's said it has responded to thousands of people calling for an end to battery cage cruelty with a commitment to phase out cage ... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

US Pork Production Forecast Lowered

Ron PlainThe September USDA crop report estimated the US average corn yield at a record 171.7 bushels per acre. They estimated soybean yield at a record 46.6 bushels per acre. The old yield records for both crops were set in 2009 at 164.7 bushels for ... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Call for Increased Tax on Poultry Imports to Barnados

News 16 September 2014BARBADOS - Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul, has called for a heavier tax rate on poultry imports.Speaking to the media recently at the BAS headquarters, he stated that the current rate of ... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
Entities: Barbados, James Paul, Taxes
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Financial Implications of Lesions in Irish Slaughter Pigs

Featured Articles 12 September 2014More than 40 per cent of the profit margin per pig could be attributable to tail biting in this study from Ireland.Expansion of the meat inspection process to incorporate animal-based welfare measurements could contribute ... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Maximising Profit from Whole Carcase

Featured Articles 13 September 2014Maximising profit from every lamb carcase was the main discussion topic at the recent Dumfries monitor farm meeting, hosted by the Paterson family and team member Colin Rae, at Hartbush, just north of Dumfries.The 606 ... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
Entities: Retailing, farm, Scotland, farmer
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Pre-harvest Control Strategies for Salmonella in Pigs

Featured Articles 14 September 2014A panel was concluded it is unlikely that any Salmonella control intervention assessed could be recommended to swine producers as any benefit is likely to be outweighed by the cost, according to Annette O’Connor of Iowa ... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]

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"I also know that there are alarmists in this country who will say that if you do that, you are going to make the cost of things very expensive for citizens. Now let us get real because there are persons who would want to misconstrue things. This is not going to cause any drastic increase in the price of economics. It may cause the profits of some people to decline, but what we are saying is that these items can be produced in Barbados" he emphasised
...in finishers and breeding pigs and concluded: "On the basis of current scientific advice and the experience of Member States, it is not possible at this time to demonstrate cost-beneficial interventions to reduce Salmonella infections at EU level in either breeding pigs or slaughter pigs, or in combinations of both herds. Sensitivity analyses indicate that positive cost-benefits can be found only in extreme scenarios."
"This is not normal... Farmgate prices of chicken and hogs have dropped by P20 to P23 per kilo... and yet retail prices of these commodities have even increased by P5 to P10" Mr So noted
Elissa Lane, deputy director of the Department of Production Animal Humane Society International said: "We welcome the commitment of Heinz to phase out animal confinement within agribusiness in its supply chain in North America."

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Australian Goat Meat Exports Double [Published The Meat Site - 15 hours ago]
Drought and High Prices Keep Slaughter Figures ... [Published The Meat Site - 15 hours ago]
US Hog Carcase Weights Remain Heavy [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
French Pig Meat Sector Calls of Action over Rus... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
Commission Reviews Control Measures against Afr... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
US Pork Production Forecast Lowered [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
McDonald's to Phase Out Cage Egg [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
Chicken Producers Hit Back at Article on Use of... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
Call for Increased Tax on Poultry Imports to Ba... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
Maximising Profit from Whole Carcase [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
Financial Implications of Lesions in Irish Slau... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
Pre-harvest Control Strategies for Salmonella i... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 16 2014]
Concerns Raised over Future Safety of UK Food I... [Published The Meat Site - Sep 15 2014]
Brazil's Meat Supplies to Rise [Published The Meat Site - Sep 15 2014]
Maltese Meat Production Rises [Published The Meat Site - Sep 12 2014]
Call for Action on 'Unjustifiable' Meat Prices [Published The Meat Site - Sep 11 2014]
Heinz Strengthens Animal Welfare Policies [Published The Meat Site - Sep 11 2014]
When is a Trend Not a Trend? [Published The Meat Site - Sep 09 2014]
Second Salmonella Outbreak Linked Across Europe [Published The Meat Site - Sep 09 2014]
Irish Farmers Protest at Processor over Prices [Published The Meat Site - Sep 09 2014]
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