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Thursday 19 March 2015


United Kingdom

UK - Companies grappling with new ‘green’ directive to benefit from advice and support at ACR Show

Taking place in Hall 9 at the NEC Birmingham from 16 – 18 February 2016, The ACR Show, organised by Datateam Business Media, will embrace the heating and ventilation sectors for the first time, making it a must-attend event for anyone who needs to get the most up to date information on the how the most recent and upcoming changes to the Energy Related Products Directive (ErP) will affect the m&e markets.

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Tuesday 17 March 2015


Iraq

Iraq - Vano Flock Performances Gain Entry to the Ross® 400 Club

“We are pleased to recognise great field performance from our Ross® customers. The excellent results recorded in Iraq by Vano of 424 and 433 European Production Efficiency Factor (EPEF) for two broiler flocks is an outstanding achievement,” said Bulent Tanyildizi, International Commercial Manager, Middle East and Africa.

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Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Foyle Sends First Irish Beef Order Stateside in time for St Patrick's Day

Foyle Food Group has shipped its first order of Irish beef to the US, just in time for St Patrick’s Day – the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint.

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United Kingdom

UK - Plea to Back Centre of Excellence

The livestock industry is on the way to getting a world-class centre of excellence to deliver ground-breaking science to producers to help them stay ahead.

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Monday 16 March 2015


United Kingdom

UK - BHJ Ingredients UK unveils new name, as Essentia Protein Solutions

Meat protein ingredients specialist BHJ Ingredients UK has joined forces with Proliant Meat Ingredients and Proliant Health to form a new global name in the protein industry called Essentia Protein Solutions.

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United Kingdom

UK - Sponsor success for the British Pie Awards

The British Pie Awards has secured a record 30 supporters for this year’s world-renowned event on April 22.

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Friday 13 March 2015


USA

USA - Can one be healed by horse?

To heal one’s broken body, frazzled nerves or confused mind, one could take the drugs or one could ride the horse. And so we ask…

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Monday 09 March 2015


Czech Republic

Czech Republic - Aviagen Kft focuses on efficiency in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Aviagen® Kft recently organised a roadshow where they met broiler breeders from across Slovakia and Czech Republic to talk about the most efficient way of growing the Ross® 308 broiler. The roadshow focused heavily on the advancements in nutrition and the increased profit for broilers.

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Friday 06 March 2015


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park Swoops Product Developer of the Year Award

Leading UK food company Moy Park has been named Product Developer of the Year at the prestigious Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2015, following the launch of its Moy Park branded ‘Good Kitchen’ and ‘Good to Go’ ranges.

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Scotland

Scotland - Hogg Prices Being Supported by Tightening Supplies in Europe

Despite the strength of sterling, Scottish producer prices for hoggs are being supported by a tightening of supplies in the UK and across the major European sheep-producing nations.

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Scotland

Scotland - Quality Meat Scotland – New Board Members

The appointment of three new members to the board of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), has been announced by the Scottish Government today (March 6th 2015) following a rigorous selection process.

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Spain

Spain - Lloyd's Register, TT Club and Noatum to speak at ICHCA seminar

Major classification society, insurer and port operator confirmed to join other industry experts at educational seminar in Las Palmas

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United Kingdom

UK - Auctioneers’ Skills Challenged

Unique competition seeks to see if Auctioneers can walk as well as talk, and show as well as sell A special competition has been initiated as part of the National Spring Spectacular Show (NSSS), taking part at the 2015 NBA Beef Expo being held at York Auction Centre - The Auctioneers’ Handler Challenge.

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Thursday 05 March 2015


Australia

Australia - Australian Pork Industry celebrates the winner of the Pork Science and Innovation Award

This year’s Australian Pork Limited (APL) sponsored Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry was won by Queensland researcher Tracey Muller.

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Turkey

Turkey - Optimising Hatchery Performance at Aviagen EMEA Production Management School

The first Aviagen® Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) School of 2015 took place in Istanbul, Turkey recently, with the Hatchery and Incubation Management module focused on ‘Optimising Hatchery Performance.’

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USA

USA - Claxton Poultry wins top US complex for Cobb500

The 20th anniversary award for the top Cobb500 egg production in the United States has been won by Claxton Poultry of Glennville, Georgia – their first time success for this award.

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Wednesday 04 March 2015


Australia

Australia - Bridget Dunn Memorial Award - Call for nominations

In 2013, the Australian pork industry lost one of its most passionate and valued members, Bridget Dunn, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. In honour of Bridget and her dedication to the industry, the Bridget Dunn Memorial Award was established. The winner of this year’s award will once again be announced at the Victorian Pig Fair (VPF) on 14–15 April 2015.

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United Kingdom

UK - BRC v7: The Chain Reaction (Ingredient Suppliers Briefing)

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is being revised and re-issued as issue 7 in January 2015 with audits commencing in July 2015. Until now most ingredients suppliers have been able to satisfy their manufacturing customers by completing questionnaires and specifications.

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United Kingdom

UK - Butcher Daniel hones skills – and fitness - for charity challenges

A young Alnwick butcher is sharpening his knives – and his skills - as he prepares to give a butchery masterclass during National Butchers Week later this month to help raise funds for Scope, the UK charity that supports disabled people.

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Monday 02 March 2015


United Kingdom

UK - Fantastic four earn Futures opportunity with Cogent

Four young cattle breeding enthusiasts from all over the UK have seen off the competition to become finalists in Cogent’s Futures Programme 2015.

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Friday 27 February 2015


Netherlands

Netherlands - Bio-fuels, bio-based chemicals and feedstock key themes for World Bio Market

A host of global industry bodies, leaders and educators from the international bio-economy will be converging in Amsterdam next week (2-4th March 2015) for the 10th annual World Bio Markets. The event, which is renowned in the industry as the only leading bio-economy show, will focus on three core topics in 2015: biofuels, bio-based chemicals and feedstock supply, security and selection.

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Netherlands

Netherlands - Port Equipment Manufacturers Association concludes its largest AGM to date

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) held its largest ever Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Amsterdam earlier this month, with more than 100 industry executives holding discussions on key developments in the sector, and keynote speeches on trends and challenges in port and terminal operations.

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United Kingdom

UK - Grab and go, Protein on the go.. Bio-Synergy Biltong

Bio-Synergy Biltong is a delicious marinated lean beef snack which has been designed as a natural, tasty nutritionally superior alternative to protein bars.

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USA

USA - Antidote to Autism?

The three-year old’s autism was so severe she would cry through hours of yes/no loops. The antidote her mother discovered was not a drug to feed her; it was food not to feed her. And so we ask…

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Monday 23 February 2015


Brazil

Brazil - Schedule to release 4Q14 and 2014

JBS S.A. announces that it will release its results for the 4th quarter (4Q14) and the full year of 2014 on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015, after the market closes.

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Friday 20 February 2015


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Convenient way to enjoy unique Fermanagh Black Bacon

Innovative Northern Irish butchery business O'Doherty's Fine Meat is to launch premium snack meals using its award winning Fermanagh Black Bacon.

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Scotland

Scotland - Scottish Calf Registrations Grow and Native Breeds Increase

British Cattle Movement Service data reveals that cattle production performance in Scotland improved last year, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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United Kingdom

UK - The Writing is on the Wall for Unhygienic Surfaces

The hygienic surface concept embodies the key criteria and recommendations that facilities managers need to consider when designing, installing and maintaining a sanitised environment.

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USA

USA - Should the federal government support or prohibit the labeling of GMO foods?

93% of consumers support labeling the genetically modified foods industry has spent over $100 million dollars to avoid labeling. And so we ask…

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Tuesday 17 February 2015


Iran

Iran - Pars Niak Seminar: Arbor Acres® Offering Choice in Iran

Sepid Toyour Pars Niak, the new Arbor Acres distributor sponsored two successful one day seminars in Tehran and Mazandaran in November. The seminar objective was directed at the re-launch of Arbor Acres in the Iranian market and was welcomed and well received as a highly competitive and additional choice of broiler breeder by the attendees at the events.

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Monday 16 February 2015


India

India - Drive to the East for BPEX

The BPEX export drive is forging ahead over the next few weeks with a presence at shows all over the world.

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Scotland

Scotland - Horsemeat scandal watchdog R-Biopharm Rhône welcomes plan for new food crime unit

The Scottish-based company which was at the forefront of food safety in the horsemeat scandal of 2012 has welcomed the Government's plan to set up a food crime unit to combat the trade in fraudulent products.

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Scotland

Scotland - Quality Meat Scotland secures deal with Sweden’s largest retailer

Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI will be on retail shelves throughout Sweden as a result of a successful new partnership involving Quality Meat Scotland on behalf of the Scottish red meat industry, and Swedish retail giant, ICA

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Friday 13 February 2015


United Kingdom

UK - Aviagen releases new Pocket Guide for Broilers

Aviagen has launched a new pocket guide for the Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® brands. Designed to complement the recently revised Broiler Handbook, the Guide is the perfect pocket-sized reference tool, with clear and concise information for broiler farmers.

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United Kingdom

UK - Pork: Great Value for Shoppers

The differential between UK and EU pig prices is at its highest in living memory and has been in that position for almost a year.

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United Kingdom

UK - Unique Chance for Livestock Industry

The livestock industries have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get a share of the Agritech Centres for Agricultural Innovation funding totalling £90m - but time is running out for people to get involved.

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USA

USA - Can what healed us in the past heal us today? (

They say we now spend over $300 billion a year on prescription medications. If so, we are making somebody else feel very good, and so we ask…

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USA

USA - Enhancing the relationship between the Beef cattle farmer and the Meat Processor

Beef Processors want and need a consistent supply of dependable high quality beef to supply to their distributors and retailers. In order to achieve this, many processors have contracts with multiple beef cattle farmers who together supply the needs of the processor.

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Thursday 12 February 2015


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Linden Foods strikes Gold in England's 'Best Steak' Competition

Northern Ireland's Linden Foods has reached the final stage of ‘England’s Best Sirloin Steak’ competition with its ‘Chef's Larder Premium Extra Mature Sirloin’ steak, which it supplies to a national chain of wholesalers based in England.

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Scotland

Scotland - Challenging market for UK pigmeat

The month of January saw UK farmgate pig prices ease which is not unusual for the beginning of the year when meat consumption tends to be subdued after the excesses of the festive season.

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United Kingdom

UK - £3.75 million investment in poultry production for South Shropshire

Six new poultry houses are to be built in South Shropshire in a £3.75 million investment for the agricultural industry.

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United Kingdom

UK - New Q Guild chairman’s issues rallying cry to membership

Northumberland butcher Mark Turnbull, who runs Turnbull’s Butchers in Alnwick, has been elected national chairman of the Butchers Q Guild.

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Wednesday 11 February 2015


United Kingdom

UK - Make Valentines extra special with new Mutton Week

National Sheep Association (NSA) is delighted to support a new ‘Mutton Week’ initiative by Salter and King Craft Butchers in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

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United Kingdom

UK - Moy Park vastly reduces fuel consumption with state-of-the-art heat recovery system

Top 15 UK food company Moy Park has vastly reduced fuel-oil consumption at its Anwick site following the installation of a state-of-the-art heat recovery system. The revolutionary heating system - which delivers, environmental, financial and efficiency benefits – was installed and uniquely configured by specialist engineering firm GEA, making it the first system of its kind in the world.

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United Kingdom

UK - Opportunity for butchers to compete in WorldSkills UK for the first time

Talented butchers across the UK are to be given a chance to showcase their skills in the Butchery WorldSkills UK National Competition for the first time this year.

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United Kingdom

UK - PEDv Contingency Plan Prepared

A contingency plan for the pig industry, to be activated should PEDv arrive in the UK, has now been completed but it is a living document and will change as the situation changes.

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Tuesday 10 February 2015


Scotland

Scotland - QMS Assurance Schemes Make Welfare at Slaughter a Priority

Consumers purchasing meat labelled as Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb or Specially Selected Pork can be fully confident that the product they are buying has come from animals which were stunned prior to slaughter.

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United Kingdom

UK - Huge drain on sheep industry is discussed in meeting between stakeholders and gov officials

More than 30 representatives from the sheep sector and UK governments met on Thursday (5th February) at a meeting instigated by the National Farmers Union (NFU) and National Sheep Association (NSA). They came together to discuss and agree an industry proposal to rid lamb producers of a cumbersome and financially draining regulation.

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Friday 06 February 2015


USA

USA - Which dog would you employ to move the herd?

They always show up for work on time, love their job, never ask for a raise or a day off, and love to please. And so we ask…

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Tuesday 03 February 2015


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park joint winners of top award

Leading UK food company Moy Park has won a prestige EFQM Ireland Excellence Award for its Craigavon Coated Facility. The awards recognise excellence in business processes, with winners undergoing rigorous examination in areas such employee dedication, productivity, customer satisfaction and superior financial performance.

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Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Northern Ireland's Dunbia eyes success in China

Dunbia, the leading Northern Ireland headquartered meat processor, has its sights firmly set on winning business in China.

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Scotland

Scotland - Masterchef Winner Toasts Launch of New Scotch Beef Campaign

BBC Masterchef:The Professionals winner Jamie Scott today (February 2nd) launched a new campaign to promote Scotch Beef PGI which was recently named Scotland’s favourite food*.

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USA

USA - Aviagen’s Dr. Gregorio Rosales Honoured by US Poultry & Egg Association

Aviagen’s Dr. Gregorio Rosales Honoured by US Poultry & Egg Association for ‘Sustained and Exemplary Service’

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Friday 30 January 2015


Australia

Australia - New Partnership enhances beef and dairy genetics in Australia

A new partnership marketing an elite range of dairy and beef sires throughout Australia has been formed by Cogent Breeding Ltd and Universal Sires Australia.

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Thursday 29 January 2015


Turkey

Turkey - New awards for top Cobb500 breeder performance in Turkey

New awards for the best Cobb500 broiler breeder flocks in Turkey have been won by Şenpiliç and Banvit, two of the leading companies in the country.

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United Kingdom

UK - Cogent brings muscle and milk to the Hereford Line-up

Romany 1 Lawbreaker, a breed-leading Hereford, has joined Cogent’s Signature Beef line-up.

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United Kingdom

UK - NBA renews demands for Agricultural Ombudsman

Poor beef prices in 2014 and this year’s plunge in the price of milk have underlined the need for the Government to create an Agricultural Ombudsman to ensure that both food producers and the UK’s food supply are protected.

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USA

USA - How can I grow for big profit on a small parcel of land?

You can earn a substantial income – 8 times the average personal income, and more – by farming a small parcel of land in or near the city, for the city. If this assertion is true, one must ask…

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Monday 26 January 2015


Scotland

Scotland - Commercial Producers Urged to Make Most of Bull Selection Guide

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is urging commercial beef producers to take advantage of a “Bull Selection Made Simple” guide to assist them with the selection of the right bull for their herds.

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United Kingdom

UK - Most applications for HS2 hardship compensation are failing

Householders likely to be affected by the proposed HS2 high speed rail network are being urged to seek advice before applying for compensation or they could be left out of pocket.

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Friday 23 January 2015


Scotland

Scotland - Global Beef Market Remains Robust

The number of cattle slaughtered in Scotland and GB during late 2014 was well ahead of 2013 levels despite British Cattle Movement Service calving data suggesting that numbers should have been tightening.

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United Kingdom

UK - DuPont, Perdue and other gut health experts at IPPE 2015

DuPont, Perdue and other gut health experts discuss why antibiotic growth promoter-free broiler production isn’t a niche market position in the US at IPPE 2015

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United Kingdom

UK - NBA welcomes Red Tractor meeting on proposed assurance changes

The National Beef Association (NBA) has welcomed the decision of the Red Tractor Association (RTA) to send representatives to a special meeting organised to discuss proposed changes to the industry assurance scheme.

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USA

USA - Can we grow enough food farming the Big Dry?

It did rain once this season, but then the “California High” returned and forecasts now call for an extended period of sunny and dry. All this nice weather leads us to ask…

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Thursday 22 January 2015


USA

USA - Back To Basics: Why Conventional Drilling Makes Sense in 2015

This New Year, an old trend may become a new trend as conventional drilling in North America is once again in the spotlight at a time when oil prices continue their slump and the unconventional becomes increasingly uneconomical.

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Wednesday 21 January 2015


United Kingdom

UK - Port Equipment Manufacturers Association welcomes four new members

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), the global industry body for port equipment and technology, has announced four new member companies: ZPMC, Nantong Rainbow Heavy Machineries, Spohn + Burkhardt and INTERCON Technical Information Systems.

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Tuesday 20 January 2015


United Kingdom

UK - Cogent counts down to futures competition

The deadline is fast approaching for entry into the Cogent Futures programme 2015.

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United Kingdom

UK - Investment in capacity as Sirane look to the future

With major investment planned in our food packaging innovation and manufacturing for 2015, Sirane is there to help – whether you’re a small food producer or a multi-national.

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United Kingdom

UK- ICHCA to hold second educational event on new Code of Practice for CTU Packing

ICHCA International, the NGO association for the global cargo handling industry, will be hosting its 2nd ICHCA CTU Packing Roadshow on 17 February at ABP’s facilities in the Port of Hull.

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Friday 16 January 2015


United Kingdom

UK - PEMA releases global market surveys on port equipment deliveries

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has publicly released its latest market surveys on global container port equipment deliveries.

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Thursday 15 January 2015


Brazil

Brazil - JBS announces that its subsidiary Pilgrim's Pride approved the payment of US$1.5 billion

JBS announces that its subsidiary Pilgrim's Pride approved the payment of US$1.5 billion in extraordinary dividends.

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Tuesday 13 January 2015


United Kingdom

UK - PEMA publishes information paper on laser technology

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), the global industry body for port equipment and technology, has published a new information paper on Laser Technology in Ports and Terminals.

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Monday 12 January 2015


USA

Dyadic Appoints Michael Tarnok as Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins, announced today the appointment of Michael Tarnok as the company's Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Tarnok will continue to serve on the company's audit and compensation committees.

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United Kingdom

UK - Revision of NBA Terms and Conditions of Sale – Free of Charge to Breed Society Members

The National Beef Association (NBA), working closely with the pedigree sector, has revised its Terms and Conditions of Sale to make them more robust and workable for both purchasers and vendors of pedigree cattle, within the practicalities of the insurance and legal industry.

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USA

USA - Cobb-Vantress unveils new global distributor web-page to further support global digital strat

Cobb-Vantress, a global leader in broiler chicken breeding, introduces an update to the distributor page on its website (www.cobb-vantress.com/about-cobb/distributors). Website users can navigate from a comprehensive world map and locate Cobb fully owned facilities, producers, and distributors. Cobb commissioned the redesign to deliver a better user experience not only to distributors, but to customers worldwide.

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Friday 09 January 2015


Scotland

Scotland - Firm start for sheep market in 2015

Hogg prices have started the New Year more strongly than is typical for the start of January, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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United Kingdom

UK - Pig Industry Snapshot

The annual confidence survey commissioned by BPEX is now landing on doormats across the country.

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USA

USA - Should beef be banned?

Government will soon recommend we eat less beef as part of an environmentally friendly diet. That government says beef is so unfriendly leads us to ask…

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Wales

Wales - FUW chimes morning alarm for Welsh breakfast support

Once again the Farmers’ Union of Wales is ringing the wake-up alarm bells to promote the wonderful food produced in Wales and highlight the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast during the annual Farmhouse Breakfast Week (January 25 to 31).

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Tuesday 06 January 2015


Ireland

Ireland - US market entry great news for Irish agriculture - Mulcahy

Clare Senator Tony Mulcahy has described the news that Ireland has become the first EU State in 15 years to obtain beef access to the lucrative US market as "hugely positive news" for Irish agriculture.

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Scotland

Scotland - Attention to detail key to success at Wedderlie

A Berwickshire farm with a long-established excellent reputation for producing top class Aberdeen Angus cattle has been named 2014 Scotch Beef Farm of the Year

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United Kingdom

UK - 19th BRC success for BHJ Ingredients UK

Meat ingredients specialist BHJ Ingredients UK has been awarded the prestigious BRC (British Retail Consortium) certification in food safety for the nineteenth consecutive year.

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Monday 05 January 2015


Canada

Canada - Useful Tips on Buying Meat Packaging Equipment

Buying the right or wrong meat packaging equipment can spell the difference between an efficient and profitable meat packaging firm and a non-efficient one that has varied production, and efficiency issues. The right equipment for a given firm will be determined by many varied elements including; the size of the food processing and packaging company, its needs, their budget, the performance output needed, future growth expectations and type of product to be packaged. All these factors and more must be taken into consideration in order to make the right decision. A wrong decision can be very costly, thus an informed decision is essential.

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Netherlands

Netherlands - Dynamar (2014) REEFER Analysis - Market Structure, Conventional, Containers

The turbulent years for the conventional reefer segment in the wake of the 2008 credit crisis seem to have finally ended. The reefer fleet continues shrinking slowly but gradually with more vessels being sent for scrap, whereas the box ship fleet continues its upward trend and not only absorbs all new demand for reefer space, but also bites into the trade that was previously reserved for the conventional operators.

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Friday 02 January 2015


USA

USA - Which agriculture is most productive: industrial or organic

Some say we need all the tools of industrial agriculture to feed our future, but others point to a study that says organic agriculture may made to produce as much without the environmental costs. And so we ask…

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Monday 29 December 2014


Thailand

Thailand - Global experts coming to Bangkok

A one day technical conference that will focus on giving delegates a better understanding of the importance and complexities of gut health in modern poultry production will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, 10th March 2015 (the day before VIV Asia). Hosted by International Poultry Production this technical conference will feature experts from seven countries as well as two experienced British poultry veterinary practitioners who will share their field experiences on investigating and controlling scour/wet droppings in table egg layers and broilers.

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Wednesday 24 December 2014


Spain

Spain - JAMON Y PICO SA (Spanish hams )

Jamón y Pico, S.L. is an small company founded in 2012 by the González Moya family, its goal is online sell and distribution of iberic products, with special focus on iberic ham (jamón ibérico).

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United Kingdom

UK - Driving demand in building services

The ACR Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham in 2016, from 16-18 February. 2016 sees the show expanding to include ventilation, heating and heat pump companies, a natural integration, with all five industry sectors already working closely together in today’s market.

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Tuesday 23 December 2014


Brazil

Brazil - JBS denies news associating Company with bank accounts involved in Lava-Jato operation

JBS strongly denies news associating the Company with bank accounts involved in "Lava-Jato" operation and reinforces that the referred payments are not related to any illicit scheme

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Thailand

Thailand - Successful Incubation Conference returns to Bangkok

The successful international incubation conference, Incubation2015, which is hosted by International Hatchery Practice, returns to Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday 10th March 2015 (the day before VIV Asia). This year the conference takes as its theme ‘the production of quality day old chicks’ and its papers follow a logical sequence.

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Monday 22 December 2014


Japan

Japan - Japan can get better financial positioning in Int’l market through Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance is not only confined in Muslim countries now but Non-Muslim countries also getting ample benefits from it.

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Friday 19 December 2014


Japan

Japan - Blossoming relationships at the heart of Aviagen’s annual RMEAA meeting

Osaka, Japan proved a fitting location for Aviagen® Grand Parent (GP) customers in Turkey, the Middle East and Africa to come together recently at the annual Ross® Middle East and Africa Association Meeting (RMEAA).

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Scotland

Scotland - Scottish schools are urged to claim their free £100 meat voucher

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) are urging Scottish secondary schools to apply for their Meat Vouchers Scheme before the deadline of 31 December 2014.

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Thailand

Thailand - Novasep opens new office in Thailand

Novasep’s extended presence in South East Asia strengthens the company’s ability to address growing needs in the region’s food and feed markets

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USA

USA - Who gets the money’s worth when we eat out?

They say we all, being average, spend $2,700 per year eating out. There being 316 million of us averages, that means we eat up over $853 billion a year eating out. And so we ask…

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Thursday 18 December 2014


Poland

Poland - Sharia Halal Board Welcomes Decision By Constitutional Court In Poland

Sharia Halal Board has stated that it welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court to overturn it’s previous decision made resulting in banning all forms of non stun slaughter carried out in Poland. A decision in support of animal activists.

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Scotland

Scotland - Tight Global Supply of Beef Set to Underpin Producer Prices

Global beef supplies are projected to remain tight over the next 12 months which will help to underpin producer prices, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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Wednesday 17 December 2014


Indonesia

Indonesia - Market Presence and Growth Highlighted At Indian River Asia Association Meeting

Indian River customers arrived in Phuket, Thailand to participate in the 5th Association Meeting and to recognize the tremendous market growth the product has experienced since a decision was taken to invest in the brand several years ago.

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United Kingdom

Ingfield Farm Shop dominates Great Northern Pork Pie Competition

Ingfield Farm Shop in Southowram, near Halifax, was crowned supreme champion after virtually sweeping the board in the sixth annual Great Northern Pork Pie Competition, which ran alongside the 2014 Christmas primestock shows at Skipton Auction Mart.

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United Kingdom

UK - Is there a smarter way to comply with ESOS?

We're delighted to see so much interest in our free webinar on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme: The smarter way to complying with ESOS. Join us online on 18 December at 10:00 GMT to find out more about ESOS and how your business can get the greatest value from its compliance process.

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United Kingdom

UK - National Beef Association 2015 Spring Spectacular classes announced

A total of 15 classes, four championships and a supreme championship have been confirmed for next year’s National Beef Association’s (NBA) Spring Spectacular Show, which has a total prize pot of almost £5,000.

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USA

USA - Food for thought with new Aviagen broiler nutrition specifications

Aviagen® has released new broiler nutrition specifications for its Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® breeds.

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Vietnam

Vietnam - Ross Has First Nutrition Workshop in Vietnam

The Ross team along with the Ross agent for Vietnam, P&N Agro Business Company, LTD were encouraged by the industry’s response and attendance at the initial Ross Nutrition Workshop held in Vietnam in November.

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Tuesday 16 December 2014


Indonesia

Indonesia - Cobb to strengthen technical team in Asia-Pacific region

Plans to strengthen the Cobb technical service team supporting customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region were announced by general manager Pelayo Casanovas when PT Charoen Pokphand Jaya Farm held its first poultry technical seminar at the Cigupa Learning Center, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Italian backing for Northern Irish corned beef

Corned beef from Northern Ireland has been listed in the ‘Ark of Taste’ initiative by Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences in Turin as a food to be preserved from extinction.

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Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park celebrated for corporate responsibility at Institute of Director Awards

Moy Park’s HR Director, Mike Mullan, who leads the company’s HR team across Europe, has received the Leadership in Corporate Responsibility award at the IoD First Trust Bank Director of the Year Awards. The awards recognise Northern Ireland’s top directors for their proactive approach towards business growth, corporate governance and responsible directorship.

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United Kingdom

UK - Energy bills rise as the mercury falls

Most commercial buildings experience a spike in running costs at this time of year as temperatures fall and the dark nights close in, despite the fact that nearly all organisations can take steps to reduce their energy consumption and improve their green credentials.

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United Kingdom

UK - Six awards for Kent producer at unique turkey show

Cottage Farm Turkeys in Kent scooped six awards at the Anglian Turkey Association’s annual show at Stoke-by-Nayland — a unique event in the turkey world where birds are still displayed in the way they were traditionally hung outside butchery shops.

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Jan Zandbergen        Lanexco Ltd