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24 April 2020
US union reports that more than 5,000 meat and food processing workers were exposed to coronavirus
The largest meatpacking union in the US says that more than 5,000 meat and food processing workers have been exposed or infected with the novel coronavirus....
21 April 2020
Cargill temporarily idles beef plant in Alberta as workers test positive for coronavirus
After hundreds of workers are infected with COVID-19, Cargill idles its beef plant in High River, Alberta....
17 April 2020
BMPA urges changes to the UK Job Retention Scheme to keep meat processors at work
If the UK chancellor modifies the Job Retention Scheme to permit businesses in key industries like meat packing to “part furlough” staff for part of their working week, taxpayers and workers could reach a “win-win”....
CME update: cattle futures reach one-week high, rebounding from COVID-19 losses
US live and feeder cattle set one-week highs on 16 April as markets reverse coronavirus-related losses....
14 April 2020
North American meat plant workers fall in and walk off jobs due to COVID-19
In the recent “Focus – Elbow to elbow” analysis from Tom Polansek and Rod Nickel of Reuters, reporters find widespread walk outs among North American meat packers and processors as coronavirus erodes the workforce – putting the meat supply chain...
CME update: cattle futures sink further as COVID-19 closes more meat processors
US Livestock futures plunged on 13 April as worries of reduced meat processing capacity clouded the market....
13 April 2020
US pork processor shuts plant indefinitely, with beef plants likely to follow
Smithfield Foods says it will shut a US plant indefinitely due to a spike in COVID-19 cases and warned that the US was moving “perilously close to the edge” in supplies for grocers....
08 April 2020
Cargill shutters processing plant due to coronavirus
Meat packing giant Cargill has shut a plant that serves grocery stores due to COVID-19....
07 April 2020
Three US meat plants close as coronavirus spreads
Leading US meat companies shuttered three facilities in Iowa and Pennsylvania that produce pork and beef due to COVID-19, further disrupting the US food supply chain....
CME update: US live cattle futures dive as markets become more uncertain
US live cattle futures fell to their daily trading limit on 6 April – prices for the front-month contract hit their lowest levels since December 2009....
06 April 2020
Uruguay union halts production at Minerva and Marfrig plants
A labour union in Uruguay has stopped the slaughter of cattle in the Montevideo area until 8 April as part of negotiations over salaries and measures to protect workers from the ongoing pandemic....
30 March 2020
Canadian beef plant suspends slaughter after worker tests positive for COVID-19
Harmony Beef, a beef packing plant in Alberta, halted slaughter on Friday after an employee tested positive for coronavirus....
25 March 2020
Australia’s livestock producers could face restocking issues as coronavirus closes borders
As Australia closes borders and moves into lockdown, farmers face an uphill battle to keep producing food....
20 March 2020
Harare residents warned against buying anthrax-contaminated beef
ZIMBABWE - Mahusekwa villagers in Marondera have warned Harare residents against buying beef from unregistered abattoirs and butcheries who are reportedly flocking the area to buy sick or sometimes dead cattle infected by anthrax....
19 March 2020
Scottish butchers rally together to support local communities
SCOTLAND, UK - Butchers across the country are supporting their local communities in efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19....
12 March 2020
Govt probes sale of meat from dead cattle
ZIMBABWE - The government has instituted investigations into the sale of contaminated meat by some abattoirs, butcheries and illegal meat traders, which is putting the lives of the public at risk....
11 March 2020
Beefing up efficiency
There is "considerable opportunity" to improve the efficiency of the beef sector in Scotland, according to new research published by Scotland’s Rural College....
04 March 2020
Gujarat govt seizes 138kg of beef on daily basis
INDIA - The Gujarat state government admitted that on average, 138 kg of beef transported in five vehicles are caught by the police department everyday....
25 February 2020
London School of Economics votes to take beef off menu
In a move to tackle climate change, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has voted to implement a ban on beef across campus. The student activist whose initiative prompted the decision is 20-year-old PETA campus rep Phoebe Woodruff...
30 January 2020
Mixed Movements on GB Deadweight Cattle Markets
UK - Movements on GB prime deadweight markets were relatively mixed in the week ending 25 January, writes Felicity Rusk, AHDB Dairy & Livestock Analyst....
13 January 2020
Technical Efficiencies Made Over Past Decade Crucial to Long-term Financial Viability
UK - As we start a new decade, hindsight emphasises the challenges our industry will continue to face, according to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). ...
26 December 2019
North of Scotland ‘Meat the Market’ Events Announced
SCOTLAND, UK - Sheep and beef farmers based in the north of Scotland are invited to attend two free meetings to help them boost their bottom line by improving their livestock selection and presentation for slaughter....
27 November 2019
BBC Documentary Shows Why Food Standards Must Be Upheld in Future Trade Deals, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - The four UK farming union Presidents have responded to the BBC’s documentary "Meat: a threat to our planet?"...
QMS Responds to BBC1 Documentary on Meat, Assuring on Quality
SCOTLAND, UK - This week, BBC1 released a documentary on the effects of human appetite for meat on the planet entitled "Meat: A Threat to Our Planet"....
13 September 2019
Beef Consumers in Jinja Worried by Condition of Abattoir
UGANDA - Residents in Jinja Town are concerned over the state of Jinja main abattoir where cattle, sheep and goats are slaughtered and distributed to various butchers....
09 August 2019
US Red Meat Cuts Introduced at Culinary Camp in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - US lamb riblets, US pork loin shoulder end and US beef top blade muscle were among the cuts introduced to chefs, restaurant owners and importers in the Philippines at a USMEF culinary training camp. ...
01 August 2019
IFA Urges End to Beef Import Scandal; EU Beef Prices Being Damaged
EU - IFA’s National Council and Livestock Committee members yesterday held a protest at the EU Food & Veterinary Offices, in Grange, Co. Meath....
12 July 2019
IFA Welcomes Dail Vote, Says Opposition to Mercosur Deal Growing Across Europe
EU - IFA President Joe Healy welcomed yesterday's Dail vote rejecting the EU Commission Mercosur deal. He said the Dail vote sends a very strong message to the Taoiseach and the Government that Ireland must reject this deal....
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