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17 January 2017
French Govt Orders CCTV Installation in All Slaughterhouses
FRANCE - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the French government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed in all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018....
13 January 2017
'Have You Got the Selection Factor?' Asks AHDB
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking to recruit a team with the “selection factor” to join its new Selection Academy....
EU Slaughtering Increase in 2016
EU - According to Eurostat, EU cow slaughterings (January-September) increased 8 per cent compared to 2015 and have been at their highest level for a number of years....
12 January 2017
Danish Crown Acquires German Slaughterhouse
GERMANY - Following the acquisition, Danish Crown will at a single stroke become the fifth-largest cattle slaughterhouse in Germany and a major player in the north European market for organic beef....
21 December 2016
Welsh Govt Recommends CCTV Not Mandatory in Slaughterhouses
WALES, UK - Vets have expressed their disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government that recommends CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales....
17 October 2016
GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
19 August 2016
CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000...
29 July 2016
New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent food-safety standards. ...
25 July 2016
CME: Cattle Slaughter Largest for June Since 2013
US - USDA-NASS has released its June monthly livestock slaughter numbers. Although USDA-AMS reported daily slaughter gives us a fairly clear picture of what monthly slaughter was before the monthly report comes out, the monthly numbers are helpful in...
07 July 2016
Will Ireland Have an Autumn Cattle Glut?
ANALYSIS - Figures released by the Irish Department of Agriculture has resulted in conflicting reports of a potential cattle glut to be slaughtered in the autumn at Irish meat factories, as Ireland comes to terms with the unexpected Brexit result, writes...
10 June 2016
CME: Choice Beef Cutout Value Continues to Perform Below Year Ago Levels
US - The Choice Beef cutout value has performed below year ago levels all year so far. As of the end of May, the weekly average Choice cutout value was at $223.19 per cwt., 14 per cent below a year ago, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
07 June 2016
CME: Cattle Slaughter Expected to Be Higher This Week
US - If we look at full slaughter day comparisons both beef and hog slaughter was higher than the same period a year ago. Expectations are for cattle and hog slaughter this week to be higher than year ago levels, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
03 June 2016
New Simplified Beef, Sheep Meat Inspection Conditions Introduced
UK - The roll out of a new list of post-mortem rejection conditions has begun in sheep and cattle abattoirs in England. ...
13 May 2016
Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure vets have unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV footage....
22 March 2016
USDA Study Puts Beta-agonists Back in Spotlight
ANALYSIS - Beta-agonists are back in the spotlight with new research evaulating zilpaterol hydrochloride's (Zilmax) response in finishing cattle to performance, heat stress and animal welfare characteristics. ...
02 March 2016
CME: Cattle Slaughter Up Last Week
US - Total cattle slaughter last week at 534,000 head was 1.5 per cent higher than the same week a year ago. ...
16 February 2016
CME: Beef Production Running Above Year Ago Levels
US - Combined beef, pork and poultry production has been running above year ago levels for much of the year and last week was no different, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
03 February 2016
Vets Disappointed with Lack of Policy on Stunning Before Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed its concern that almost two-thirds of food companies have no information on their commitment to stunning animals before slaughter – with only four per cent having a “universal commitment”....
13 October 2015
WASDE Bearish for Beef - Higher Slaughter, Heavier Weights
US - Friday’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report boosted beef production for 2015 based on a larger forecast of slaughter of fed cattle in the second half of 2015 and heavier carcass weights....
08 October 2015
Australia Cattle Herd Drops from 30 Year High to 20 Year Low
AUSTRALIA – Back to back contraction in national beef production is adequate confirmation that Australia is entering a long-term downward trend, say market analysts....
05 October 2015
Debate over Chinese Investment in New Zealand Beef and Lamb Giant
ANALYSIS - One of New Zealand leading beef and lamb companies, Silver Fern Farms, is set to form a 50:50 partnership with major Chinese meat processor Shanghai Maling....
29 September 2015
European Beef Prices Slide, Great Britain Remains Top
EUROPE – Europe’s top six most expensive beef countries all witnessed prime deadweight cattle prices slide week ending 13 September....
Higher Culling Contracts New Zealand Dairy Herd
NEW ZEALAND – A 2.8 per cent contraction in dairy cow numbers has shrunk New Zealand's dairy herd to 6.51 million head....
28 September 2015
Cattle Outlook: US Cold Storage Supplies Growing
US – There is a lot more frozen meat in the US, University of Missouri economists report....
24 September 2015
Brazil Beef Production Drops Sharply
BRAZIL – Tight cattle supplies and weak domestic and international beef demand have put major downward pressure on Brazil’s beef output....
22 September 2015
Bluetongue Spreads to 17 More French Farms
FRANCE – Livestock at risk from bluetongue in central France is now in the thousands, according to latest reports of the costly virus infecting seventeen farms....
Government Warns Avian Flu, FMD Spreading Across Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Foot and mouth disease has been detected in large amounts of livestock in Nghe An, Binh Duong and Dak Lak provinces....
Cattle Outlook: Feedlots Quieter Than Anticipated
US - The US feedlots are shorter on cattle than expected, according to University of Missouri economists reviewing US Department of Agriculture figures. ...
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