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17 January 2018
Weeklong Promotion in Chile Puts Spotlight on US Red Meat
CHILE - Working to promote US red meat in Chile, USMEF conducted a weeklong series of promotions to introduce importers in the market to new applications for US cuts and new ideas for restaurant and foodservice menus....
'Bite Test' Could Save Millions with New Thin Cut Steak Options
UK - Early trials with an electronic bite test show the meat industry could save more than £7 million, turning cuts graded as slower cook into thin cut steaks....
15 January 2018
Putting More US Red Meat on Menus Focus of Indonesian Chef Training
INDONESIA - Sharing information about US red meat products available in Indonesia and educating chefs on ways to improve profits by using new cuts, USMEF conducted a chef training seminar in Singapore. ...
11 January 2018
Search on for Scotland’s Top “Scotch Brand” Product
SCOTLAND, UK - The search is on for the best product made with Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork as part of the Scotland Food & Drink 2018 Excellence Awards....
New AHDB Guides, Nutritional Promotion of Red Meat
UK - Guidance on exactly what health claims can be made about beef, lamb and pork have been compiled by AHDB to help retailers, processors and producers promote red meat....
10 January 2018
Hot Pot Festival Encourages Taiwanese Diners to Choose US Beef
TAIWAN - In response to the growing popularity of hot pot dining in Taiwan, USMEF conducted its first US Beef Hot Pot Festival, recruiting 164 hot pot restaurants that feature US beef on their menus. ...
09 January 2018
Top Chefs Share Tips to Increase Whole Carcase Use
UK - Six top British chefs have revealed how they use the whole beef and lamb carcase in dishes, to provide increased depth of flavour, reduce waste and get maximum value for money....
November Beef Exports Strong
US - US beef export value took another step toward a likely full-year value record, according to export results released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
04 January 2018
NCBA, Cattle Genetics Experts Team Up for 2018 Genetic Webinar Series
US - Cattle genetics will be the focus of a new set of webinars to help cattlemen and women better use the tool in their operations. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is teaming up with six genetics specialists from across the country to offer...
28 December 2017
US Beef Master Class in Uzbekistan Focuses on Alternative Cuts
UZBEKISTAN - Following a series of successful US beef master classes in Uzbekistan in 2015 and 2016, USMEF took things a step further in 2017 by inviting Jay McCarthy, one of the most respected chefs in the US, to conduct a special master class for chefs,...
US Beef Stampedes Chinese Market
CHINA - More US beef companies are selling their product to China to meet increasing demand....
27 December 2017
Japan to Lift 17-year Beef Import Ban from Uruguay
JAPAN - Japan is planning to lift a ban on beef imports from Uruguay next year, ending a more than 17-year embargo following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the South American nation in 2000, according to government sources....
21 December 2017
Call for Clean Livestock at Slaughter
UK - Following a rise in dirty animals being presented to abattoirs this winter, beef and sheep producers are being reminded of the importance of sending clean livestock to slaughter....
12 December 2017
NCBA Welcomes Updates to Beef Standards
US - The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the US Department of Agriculture is revising the United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef (beef standards) to allow dentition and documentation of actual age as additional methods of classifying...
11 December 2017
EU Ag Commissioner Cannot Agree to Bad Mercosur Deal: IFA
EU - Speaking from the WTO Ministerial Conference, which is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina this week, IFA President Joe Healy said EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan cannot agree to a bad Mercosur deal which will seriously damage the Irish...
08 December 2017
Cargill Opens Animal Nutrition Premix Plant in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - To meet increasing demand from medium and large livestock farms and feed millers in the Philippines and Southeast Asian countries, Cargill yesterday opened its first animal nutrition premix plant in the Philippines....
Farm Visit for Halal Sector Stakeholders
UK - Stakeholders from the halal sector had the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the livestock industry during a recent farm visit in Leicestershire....
06 December 2017
Copa and Cogeca Underline Huge Efforts EU Farmers, Cooperatives are Making to Tackle AMR
EU - Copa and Cogeca highlighted yesterday the progress farmers and their cooperatives have made in tackling antimicrobial resistance, with EU reports showing a 13 per cent decline in antimicrobial use in livestock production....
01 December 2017
IFA Calls EU Beef Deal with Brazil 'Toxic'
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said any EU deal on beef with Brazil in the Mercosur negotiations is "toxic"....
Educational Event Continues Momentum for US Beef in Finland
FINLAND - As a part of the ongoing effort to promote US beef in European markets with great potential, USMEF teamed with Swedish distributor Bergfalk AB for an educational presentation and tasting in Turku, Finland. Funding support was provided by the...
29 November 2017
Misuse of Antibiotics in Livestock, Poultry Also Causes Resistance in Humans, Says Expert
NIGERIA - Solomon Chollom, a medical laboratory scientist with the National Veterinary Research Institute, says the misuse of antibiotics in livestock and poultry can also make humans resistant to the drug....
More Japanese Livestock Farmers Using Feed Rice
JAPAN - While consumption of rice has been declining in Japan, the use of feed rice is on the rise, giving added value to livestock products in some regions....
Lebey Guide Launch Showcases West Country Beef, Lamb
UK - West Country Beef and Lamb was showcased at the launch of the Lebey Restaurant Guide Tuesday night (27 November 2017), which details 200 of the best restaurants in London and Paris....
Tai'an Promotes Quality Tracking System in Food Industry
CHINA - A promotion meeting of food industry quality tracking system was held on 28 November in Tai'an, Shandong province, with officials from districts' and counties' food and drug administrations and food company representatives attending to learn and...
28 November 2017
New Technique can Detect Impurities in Ground Beef Within Minutes
CANADA - Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a better way to identify unwanted animal products in ground beef....
21 November 2017
Russia Bans Imports of Brazilian Pork, Beef
RUSSIA - Russia has announced its decision to suspend pork and beef imports from Brazil from 1 December after traces of banned feed additives were detected in the meat, the country's agricultural safety watchdog said on Monday (20 November)....
17 November 2017
Fears Over Chicken, Beef Being Sold in Some Eateries
KENYA - Lunchtime and early evening see fast food outlets in the city bustling with people, with chips and fried chicken among the most popular meals ordered. ...
14 November 2017
US Beef has Strong Showing in Latvian High-end Retail Stores
LATVIA - As part of a strategy to increase sales of US beef in northern Europe, USMEF teamed with the largest foodservice distributor in the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to launch retail promotions at high-end retail stores. The promotions...
 
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