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Tuesday 16 September 2014


Brazil

Brazil - JBS makes two new appointments

JBS Foods appoints Maxim Medvedovsky as CFO and JBS S.A. appoints Wilson Mello as Communication and Government Relations Director.

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Netherlands

Netherlands - Breed flexibility ‘key to universal popularity’

Delegates from the 19 countries served by Cobb Germany got together with technical experts from Cobb Europe and the US for a three-day symposium in the Dutch university city of Leiden.

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Monday 15 September 2014


Finland

Finland - Atria-Chick Oy Finland receive first shipment of Ross parents from Aviagen SweChick Ab

Atria-Chick Oy, a subsidiary of Atria Plc, received their first shipment of Ross parent stock day-old chicks from Sweden at the beginning of September.

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United Kingdom

UK - ACR Show 2016 set to connect, inspire and engage

The ACR Show, the UK's only dedicated event for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry returns to the NEC, Birmingham 16-18 February 2016. The event has a brand new, user friendly website which is compatible with all desktop and mobile devices, while a show app - designed to connect exhibitors and visitors all year round - will launch in January 2015.

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Friday 12 September 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Celebrity Chef Jacqueline O’Donnell Launches Good Family Food Facebook Page

Celebrity chef Jacqueline O’Donnell today (11 September) launched an engaging new Facebook page from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) which focuses on encouraging Scottish families to eat a healthy and balanced diet.

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Syria

Syria - Islamic State's Ultimate Goal: Saudi Arabia's Oil Wells

For the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, Syria and Iraq were a good place to start their campaign, but in order to survive and prosper it knew from the outset that it had no choice but to set its sights on the ultimate prize: the oil fields of Saudi Arabia.

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United Kingdom

UK - Market-leading odour-absorbent meat pads can cut returns

SIRANE’S odour-absorbent meat pads offer the most effective solution on the market – and the market is growing fast, as retailers globally look to cut down on their returns.

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United Kingdom

UK - New open class to be launched at Great Yorkshire competition

The annual gauntlet is being thrown down to White Rose meat men and women, as the countdown commences to the county’s yearly product evaluation highlight, the 26th Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition.

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USA

USA - Can farms be made to grow in San Francisco?

The City of San Francisco, which contains some of the most expensive real estate in the world, has elected to encourage the growth of farms within its city limits. This leads us to ask…

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Wednesday 10 September 2014


Colombia

Maersk Line and CSAV join TOC Americas panel debate on Latin American port productivity

Enhancing container terminal productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will be a key issue at the 14th TOC Americas Conference and Exhibition taking place 14 – 16 October in Cartagena, Colombia

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United Kingdom

UK - First-hand Experience of PEDv

US pig producer Harold Lee will be highlighting the devastation caused by PEDv at a series of biosecurity seminars being run by BPEX.

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Tuesday 09 September 2014


United Kingdom

UK - New director of sales and technical service for Cobb Europe

Tore Mercan has been appointed by Cobb Europe as director of sales and technical service for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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United Kingdom

UK- Meat is Theatre

Sophie’s Steakhouses, with sites in Covent Garden and Fulham Road, are passionate about steaks. So much so that they age their foreribs for 28 days, in house, and chefs do much of the restaurants’ butchering. Sophie’s used to hang the meat in back of house coldrooms. Then they realised that the aging process could be part of the theatre of their restaurants. Now, centre stage in the Covent Garden site, is a Williams coldroom with a huge glass window, displaying the hanging meat. To fit in with the restaurant’s chic industrial décor the coldroom is clad in a ‘rust’ finish.

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Monday 08 September 2014


Argentina

Argentina - Soros Signals Argentina’s Shale is Biggest Place to Be

One of the world’s legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina’s shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America’s largest unconventional prize —and a big boost for both supermajors and smaller players making big waves in the heart of new discovery areas

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Canada

Canada - Selling Meat and Poultry Online

Online purchases by European are expected to continue growing at a rapid pace. Many products and services are sold online from electronics to makeup to accounting services. Given all the growth, online sales of meat and poultry still remain relatively weak in Europe. The main reason given for this is the expensive transportation costs to ship the meat products relative to the price of the final product. This problem grows when we deal with shipping to low density population centers as the shipping costs are even higher. Does this mean that there are no opportunities for grocery stores and butchers to sell online?

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Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Five for Hannan Meats of Northern Ireland in Top 50 Foods

Northern Ireland butchery business Hannan Meats provided five of the Top 50 Foods, a remarkable 10 per cent, in the list announced by the UK Guild of Fine Food. The artisan business from Moira in county Down added two further dishes at the end of the Top 50 process to three already announced. The final two for Hannan were Moyallon sweet cured bacon rib and a Himalayan Salt Aged Rib Chop.

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Scotland

Scotland - Complex Range of Factors Affecting Prime Lamb Prices

A complex range of factors is affecting the current prime lamb price movement, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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South Africa

South Africa - South African Meat Conference 16 to 17 September 2014

On 16 – 17 of September at the Midrand Conference Centre in Johannesburg, Gauteng the South Africa meat conference will convene.

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Friday 05 September 2014


Canada

Canada - The Key to a Meat Department's Client Retention

It is a well known cultural adage that “knowledge is power”. This is especially so in the retail industry where the success of the retailer is directly proportional to how well he knows his client's needs and consequently satisfies them. If the client needs are not known then it is inevitable that their needs will not be properly satisfied thus resulting in a high percentage of churn- that is client loss to competitors.

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Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Ireland’s only Black Pudding Festival returns

Specialist butchery business O’Doherty’s Fine Meats has launched Northern Ireland’s second annual Black Pudding Festival which is now being backed by hotels and restaurants.

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USA

USA - Should government force school children to eat healthy food?

You can lead school children to healthy food, but you can’t force them to eat it, and so school trash cans are now filled with $1 billion worth of healthy food. This leads us to ask…

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Thursday 04 September 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Importance of Maximising Profit from the Whole Carcase Highlighted at Monitor Farm Meet

Maximising 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.

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South Africa

South Africa - GLOBALG.A.P. Launches Poultry Certification in South Africa

GLOBALG.A.P. launched the Poultry Module of the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard for Livestock in South Africa this July. Dr. Roland Aumüller, GLOBALG.A.P. Technical Manager for Livestock Standards presented a comprehensive 3-day workshop to explain the control points and compliance criteria that poultry farmers must comply with at individual farm level in order to achieve certification. Initiated and organized by the producer Chubby Chick and hosted by Fouries Poultry Farms, the workshop was attended by several leading broiler, breeding stock and egg producers, veterinarians, and auditors as well as representatives of national retailers Woolworths and Pick n Pay.

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United Kingdom

UK - TB Edge Vaccination Scheme Announced

Bill Harper of the NBA TB Committee has given a guarded welcome to the recently announced Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS).

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USA

USA - Why The Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses The Point

The debate over which energy storage technology will prove to be the best in the long-term is woefully misguided.

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Wednesday 03 September 2014


USA

USA - Mark Kittrell joins North American technical service team

Cobb-Vantress, Inc. announces that Mark Kittrell, who has almost 30 years’ experience in the US poultry industry, has joined its technical service team for North America.

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USA

USA - New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable.

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Wales

Wales - FUW holds successful abattoir talks over a “Pie and Pint” at Anglesey show

The Farmers’ Union of Wales Anglesey branch held a pie and a pint evening reception at this year’s Anglesey County Show to open up discussions about the possibility of opening a mini abattoir on the Island.

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Tuesday 02 September 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Life begins at 40 for Health and Safety at Work Act

During the 40th anniversary year of the Health and Safety at Work Act, workplace equipment supplier Slingsby says new figures revealing the UK is now one of the safest countries to work in the world must be applauded, but warns there is still work to do because thousands of unnecessary accidents still occur every year.

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United Kingdom

UK - Moy Park Launches ‘Good Kitchen’ Product Range

Top 10 UK food company Moy Park, has launched a new range of pre prepared chicken products in stores across GB under the Moy Park ‘Good Kitchen’ brand.

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Vietnam

Vietnam - Livestock Myanmar 2014

Livestock Myanmar 2014 is an international exhibition and conference in livestock, dairy, meat processing and aquaculture for Myanmar. It is considered as a connecting bridge for international businessmen of livestock & aqua industry to enter Myanmar and neighbouring markets.

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Monday 01 September 2014


Germany

Germany - Viessmann is the only manufacturer of modular cold rooms to offer antimicrobiotic powder

Viessmann is strengthening its cold room hygiene package with the development of a new powder coating for all surfaces of elements both exterior and interior walls, floors and ceilings. The antimicrobial coating – now available as standard on Viessmann’s TECTO Standard and TECTO Special cold room ranges – ensures the hygienic protective coating on Viessmann products is maintained for longer.

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Scotland

Scotland - Sustainability Credentials of Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI Emphasised

A reminder of the excellent sustainability credentials behind the production of Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI, has come today (September 1st, 2014) from Jim McLaren, chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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United Kingdom

UK - It may be humble and it may be beef dripping but it’s reached the Great Taste 2014 Top 50 Food

Toast and dripping, hand cut chips triple-fried in dripping and dripping candles served with a pile of sea salt – it seems that dripping has hit the big time again. Now, Beef Dripping made by James Whelan Butchers of Nenagh, County Tipperary in Ireland, has been named one of the Top 50 Foods in Great Taste 2014

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Friday 29 August 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Hat trick for Hannan Meats in Great Taste Top 50

Hannan Meats, the Northern Irish catering butchery business, has achieved a third product listing in the UK Guild of Fine Food’s Top 50 Foods.

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USA

USA - Where can one find the best value in food?

This Saturday at 9am Pacific, Michael Olson’s Food Chain Radio show hosts home economist, and mother of four, Lauren Greutman for a conversation about getting the most nutrition for the fewest dollars.

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Thursday 28 August 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Agrisearch Beef Walk Sept 10

On Wednesday, Sept 10 AFBI hosts an AgriSearch Beef Farm Walk at the Large Park, Hillsborough, BT26 6DR.

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Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Two for Hannan Meats in Top 50 Food so far

Hannan Meats, the Northern Irish catering butchery business, is among the first companies to be listed by the UK Guild of Fine Food in this year’s Top 50 Foods.

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Wednesday 27 August 2014


Scotland

Miss Scotland and local famers show some love for Scotch Lamb PGI

Shoppers out and about in towns all across Scotland (23 and 24 August) were tempted with fresh, tasty Scotch Lamb PGI as part of a brand new initiative from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), NFU Scotland and the National Sheep Association Scotland. ‘Love Scotch Lamb’ has been promoting Scotch Lamb throughout the country in a bid to showcase its versatility and ease of cooking.

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Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Researching better beef returns - coming event

Wed, Sept 10 AgriSearch 'Research better beef Returns' two hour long beef farm walks at 15 mins intervals from 1.30pm - 2.30pm and again from 5.30pm - 6.30pm at AFBI, Hillsborough, BT26 6DR.

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United Kingdom

UK - Awards windfall for Q Butchers at 2014 Great Taste Awards

Q Guild butchers across the nation have scooped multiple accolades at this year’s Great Taste Awards, described as the world’s largest and most rigorous blind-tasted food awards scheme. All are rated gold and presented as 1, 2 or 3-star awards.

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United Kingdom

Uk - Store cattle prices up, prime beef set to follow

The price store cattle are attracting at auction marts has improved by around £50 per animal over the last two weeks, according to reports from the Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA). And encouragingly TB-restricted Orange Markets are performing similarly to non-restricted.

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Tuesday 26 August 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - New Farmers Range meats from Northern Irish Linden Foods

Linden Foods in Northern Ireland has recently reinforced its reputation as a retail innovator by launching the Farmer’s Range meat brand for sale through many farm supply stores.

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Scotland

Scotland - Increased Supplies and Strong Pound Influence Pig Price

The cooling in pig prices over the past two months highlights the extra availability of pigs on the market, according to Iain Macdonald, Quality Meat Scotland’s Economics Analyst.

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USA

USA - The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry

Climate change continues to drive energy policy, despite the fact that there is no way to reconcile eradicating energy poverty in much of the world with reducing carbon dioxide emissions. This is one of the many conundrums of the climate change debate—a debate that has been taken over by social media and propaganda, while scientists struggle to get back into the game and engage the public.

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Monday 25 August 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Full package on offer at Sheep Health and Welfare Conference 2014

Cutting edge practical information, plenty of content from producers working in the field and interactive sessions to ensure delegates get their views across.

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USA

USA - Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run On Solar Or Wind Power

Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may be shifting as some companies turn to renewable energy to cut costs and lighten their carbon footprint.

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Friday 22 August 2014


Indonesia

Indonesia - Arbor Acres Exhibits at Indo Livestock 2014 Expo & Forum

Arbor Acres attended and exhibited for the first time in June at the 9th Indo Livestock 2014 Expo and Forum in the Jakarta Conference Center. It is the leading show held in Indonesia every 2 years and is hosted by The Ministry of Agriculture. The show was well attended and an estimated 15,000 visitors were reported to have participated over the three days of the event.

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United Kingdom

UK - Halls of Hazlemere completes shop refurbishment

Buckinghamshire butcher Halls of Hazlemere has completed a major refurbishment scheme at its award-winning shop in Park Parade.

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USA

Ukraine - Ukraine's Next Crisis? Economic Disaster

Ukraine's next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production.

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USA

USA - Who should get what little water is left to get?

Like a plum drying in the sun, California is shriveling into a prune of a state. As its lakes, reservoirs, rivers and aquifers evaporate, we pause to ask…

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Thursday 21 August 2014


Brazil

Brazil - JBS Notice to Market

JBS S.A. ("JBS") informs its shareholders and the market in general, in accordance to the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission ("CVM") Ruling No. 358, dated as of January 3rd, 2002, as amended, that it has entered into an Agreement on Concentration Control (Acordo em Controle de Concentrações) today.

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Pakistan

Pakistan - A New Initiative for the Development of Islamic Microfinance

Keeping in view rising concept of Islamic microfinance all over the world, a platform is formed to promote Islamic microfinance globally. The purpose of this platform is to strengthen it through publications, social media, discussion forums, and research. The platform will work as ‘Islamic Microfinance News’. This product has been initiated by AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) that is a prominent name in Islamic Microfinance industry.

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USA

USA - Rory DeWeese joins technical service team

Rory DeWeese, with 25 years’ experience in the US poultry industry, has joined the Cobb-Vantress North American technical service team.

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Wednesday 20 August 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Rural Affairs Secretary welcomes final report

A 23 point action plan aimed at revitalising Scotland’s beef sector has been unveiled by an industry expert group.

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Tuesday 19 August 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Industry Expert brings Science Focus to the Beef Industry

The National Beef Association [NBA] has just announced the appointment to its Board of commercial expert in animal nutrition and management Charlie Maclaren. Based in Dumfries in the Borders, he owns and runs MVT Scotland, a specialist animal health company with a science-based focus on minerals, vitamins.

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United Kingdom

UK - Moy Park Wins at World Cup

With Germany triumphant on the pitch, Moy Park, official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ was the big winner on the supermarket shelves, with an increase of 15.4%*on sales of Moy Park breaded chicken products between May and July as a result of its World Cup sponsorship activity.

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Monday 18 August 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Collaboration of Halal Assure-IP and Romer Labs

Assure-IP (UK) is proud to announce collaboration with Romer labs for DNA testing of products certified by Halal Assure-IP. Romer Labs is a leading provider of diagnostic solutions to ensure the highest quality standards at all stages of the Supply Chain in the agricultural, food and feed industry. Assure-IP certification system works on the principle of Identity Preservation (IP) i.e. every ingredient that goes into the making of the product is traced back to its source and its integrity is maintained throughout the Whole Supply Chain. By having a dedicated lab for testing of porcine DNA in products that are intended for the Halal market, Halal Assure-IP aims to make its Halal Certification more robust and credible. All products before being Halal certified will have their samples tested at Romer labs facility at Cheshire, UK which is UKAS accredited (ISO/IEC 17025:2005) and PCR testing for meat speciation is included within the scope of accreditation.

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United Kingdom

UK - Less than 4 months to go!

Cert ID’s popular 1 day course will not only take you through the changes, but will focus on case studies to assess how the changes will effect typical areas of your business, ultimately providing delegates with an action plan to assist you in its implementation into your own organisation.

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Friday 15 August 2014


USA

USA - Why are so many in rural America so hungry?

We are losing the abilitly to feed ourelves. In the U.S., 50 million receive food stamps and in California, 139 depend on the 100 who work. The greatest percentage of hungry live in rural areas, which leads us to ask…

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Thursday 14 August 2014


Brazil

Brazil - JBS S.A. reports consolidated results for 2014

JBS S.A (Bovespa: JBSS3; OTCQX: JBSAY), announces today its results for the second quarter of 2014.

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Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Golden glow for Hannan Meats in Great Taste

Hannan Meats has continued to set the pace in terms of gold stars in Great Taste Awards, the company announced as the details of the 2014 event were revealed by the influential UK Guild of Fine Food.

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Netherlands

Netherlands - Dole challenges conventional wisdom at Cool Logistics Global 2014

Andy Connell of Dole South Africa will argue that cutting waste is a key ingredient for achieving proper supply chain connectivity at the 6th international perishable logistics and transport conference

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Scotland

Scotland - Kinross Lamb Supply Chain Meeting to Focus on Importance of Two-way Communication

Establishing good communication links in the lamb supply chain is the focus of a meeting to be held at Sir David Kinloch's Parks of Aldie Farm at Fossoway near Kinross on August 20th.

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Scotland

Scotland - Miss Scotland Launches Campaign in Stunning Scotch Lamb Dress

Miss Scotland, Ellie McKeating, stepped out in a stunning Scotch Lamb PGI branded dress today (Wednesday 13th August) to launch a new Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) campaign.

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Thailand

Thailand - CPF earnings six months soared 110 percent

Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc. or “CPF” reported net profit for the first six months of 2014 of Baht 5,596 million, an increase of 110 percent from the same period of previous year. Earning improved mainly due to Thailand operations and international operations recovery together with higher gross profit margin. CPF announced interim dividend payment of Baht 0.30 per share. With good news on chicken export to China and Russia, CPF will have positive outlook for the second half of 2014. In addition, CPF planned to use proceeds from CPP shares disposal to repay its outstanding debts.

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United Kingdom

UK - New Staff for BPEX

Two new Knowledge Transfer Managers have been appointed by BPEX following existing members of staff moving to take up new roles.

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USA

USA - New technical appointment in Middle East

Hosam Amro, who has almost 30 years’ experience in the poultry industry, has joined Cobb Europe as regional technical manager for the Middle East.

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Wednesday 13 August 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park set to ‘deliver’ increased chick sales with lorry investment

Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s largest food company has invested in a new, state of the art chick delivery lorry that will help the company increase sales to almost 5 million parent stock breeders this year. The lorry is designed with high tech ventilation, heating and cooling controls to ensure the very best welfare standards during transportation of the chicks.

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United Kingdom

UK - West Africa: trade facilitation holds the key to better supply chain operations

Speakers from UNCTAD, SOGET and Kimberley Clark to look at how to facilitate trade processes and reduce red tape at the TOC Market Briefing: West Africa in Tenerife this December

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Tuesday 12 August 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Great Taste 2014 reveals new stars and Edwards of Conwy is a winner

The world’s largest blind-tasted food awards Great Taste, has just released the stars of 2014 and Edwards of Conwy is amongst the producers celebrating as its Sweetcure Bacon, Pulled Beef Pie and (British classic) Corned Beef Hash are now able to proudly carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo, having been awarded a total of 4 gold stars to add to their growing collection of over 100 awards.

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United Kingdom

UK - Matthew Fort to front 2014 Smithfield Awards

Food writer and critic Matthew Fort will present the 2014 Q Guild Smithfield Awards, an annual national product evaluation event contested by the UK’s premier butchers.

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Ukraine

Ukraine - Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax

Ukraine doesn't need Russia to take it down-Kiev is doing fine destroying itself, most recently with a new tax code that doubles taxes for private gas producers and promises to irreparably cripple new investment in the energy sector at a time when reform and outside investment were the country's only hope.

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Monday 11 August 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Unique Glenrock sale offers some of the UK’s best Limousin genetics Cattle

Limousin breeders are being offered the opportunity to buy some fantastic pedigree bloodlines in a one-off special sale.

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Friday 08 August 2014


France

France - What is MERS-CoV?

MERS-CoV is a coronavirus (CoV) which causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a severe respiratory disease, in humans. It was identified in humans in April 2012.

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Rwanda

Rwanda - 'Egg a day’ program benefiting children in Africa and Haiti

Cobb-Vantress and Tyson Foods are supporting projects seeking to reduce extreme poverty in Africa, working with impoverished communities, national and local governments and partner organizations to help transform people’s lives.

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Scotland

Scotland - Role of Imports Important in Balancing the UK Beef Market

Despite the increased production of beef over the past six months, the UK remains only around 80% self-sufficient and will remain an importer of beef in the future, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services, Quality Meat Scotland.

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United Kingdom

UK - Grouse pave way for species survival

A NATIONAL spotlight on hen harriers starts the grouse shooting season with England’s moorland owners committed to a £52.5 million annual spend on conservation and seriously threatened species.

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United Kingdom

UK - US Thanksgiving next big challenge for KellyBronze turkey

The purchase of a farm in Virginia to scale up production of KellyBronze turkeys for the US Thanksgiving market was announced by Paul Kelly at a 30th birthday celebration for the product at Danbury, Essex.

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USA

USA - Food from 10,000 miles away is best!

This Saturday at 9am Pacific, Michael Olson’s Food Chain Radio show hosts University of Toronto Professor Pierre Desrochers, author of The Locavore’s Dilemma, for a conversation about the comparitve economies of local and distant foods.

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Thursday 07 August 2014


Scotland

Scotland - QMS Line - Russia Food Import Ban

Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland, said: “The recent Russian ban on EU imports will not directly impact Scottish red meat producers as Scotland currently does not export red meat to Russia.

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United Kingdom

UK - Spotlight on Harriers to start recovery

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation, CLA, Countryside Alliance, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation, and the Moorland Association all want to see more hen harriers nesting in England and are calling for Defra to publish a plan for their recovery across England.

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USA

USA - Dyadic and CIMV enter into collaboration to commercialize second generation biofuel technolog

Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company whose patented and proprietary technologies are used to develop, manufacture and sell enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme industries, announced today that it has signed a collaboration agreement to commercialize second generation biofuel and bio-based chemical technology with Compagnie Industrielle de la Matière Végétale ("CIMV"), a pioneer in developing processes for the production of biofuels and bio-based chemicals.

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USA

USA - Poultry professionals from 22 countries educated on the latest best practices and techniques

Poultry professionals from throughout the world gathered in Huntsville recently for an intensive, hands-on immersion in the latest best practices in poultry management. Attendees of the 51st Aviagen Production Management School, hosted annually by Aviagen, the world’s largest poultry breeding company, for the first time received all course materials and technical documentation on Apple® iPad Mini™ tablets issued to them by the school – making theirs the first mobile-equipped class in the school’s long history.

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Wednesday 06 August 2014


Colombia

Columbia - Secretary General of Association of Caribbean States to deliver keynote address

Ambassador Alfonso Múnera to discuss future port and maritime strategies for the Greater Caribbean at annual TOC Americas container trade and transport forum in Colombia

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Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Dunbia strengthens senior management structure

Dunbia, one of the UK’s leading red meat processors, has appointed former Moy Park director, Tony O’Neill, as Group deputy chief executive. In this newly-created role, which will become operational on 1st September, Mr O’Neill will hold responsibility for Dunbia’s UK and Ireland business.

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United Kingdom

UK - Latest Aviagen pocket guide focuses on carcass condemnation and downgrade management

Aviagen® has released the latest in its hugely popular ‘Pocket Guide’ series, this time focussing on carcass condemnation and downgrade management.

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United Kingdom

UK - Selection of Disposal Mandates

Corporate Mergers specialises in the sale and purchase of privately owned food businesses in the UK and Europe.

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USA

USA - The Bigger Oil Story Behind the Headlines: Interview with Michael Levi

While we fixate on sexy headlines about Chinese military threats in the South China Sea, for instance, or Washington 'lifting the ban' on crude oil exports, we miss the bigger stories—and we miss the reality. China's relentless resource quest has the greatest impact on trading prices, which may not make for headline news, but is a very important reality, while the stories about the US lifting the crude oil ban were just wrong.

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Tuesday 05 August 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Group Learner™ Limited Partners with Food Safety Solutions

Group Learner™ Limited has announced a partnership with Food Safety Solutions which adds a full Food Compliance Consultancy Team to the Group Learner service offering.

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Monday 04 August 2014


Austria

Austria - Romer Labs® Collaborates with Feed the Future Initiative in International Program

Romer Labs® Collaborates with Feed the Future Initiative in International Program to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste

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France

France - The OIE releases video film explaining its World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS)

Nowadays, through the effects of globalisation, infectious diseases can often spread at lightning speed.

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Ireland

Ireland - Port of Cork Turnover Increases by Over 6% in 2013

2013 proved a good year for the Port of Cork, who today reported an increase in traffic volumes from 9.05 million tonnes in 2012 to 9.12 million tonnes in 2013. Turnover amounted to €23.3 million in 2013, an increase of 6.59% and after deducting costs, the profit on ordinary activities before taxation amounted to €1.74 million, an increase of €0.371 million or 27%.

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United Kingdom

UK - 85% of Brits Enjoy Monthly Curry – Make This Month’s Curry A Laksha Bay Dish

Laksha Bay is urging the residents of Wapping and wider boroughs to head down to their traditional Indian restaurant for their curry fix, after it emerged that 85% of Brits eat a delicious curry at least once a month. The stats, uncovered by Tilda rice, show just how much we Brits love a tasty curry dish, and can’t go a few weeks without a mouth-watering taste of authentic Indian flavour.

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Friday 01 August 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Marel launches waterproof box labeller

Marel’s proven OCM9500 box and crate labeler has been upgraded with a waterproof chassis and indicator to withstand full washdown to IP69K, subject to the printer being covered or removed.

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United Kingdom

UK - Trade hits 20,000gns thrice as Suffolk average jumps £366

Suffolk ram lambs met a fierce demand at the Northern Area Sale, Stirling, on Friday (25 July), with prices hitting 20,000gns three times and the average rising by £366.09 on the previous year's sale.

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Thursday 31 July 2014


United Kingdom

UK - New Appointment Strengthens Zoetis UK Poultry Team

Zoetis today announced the expansion of its poultry team in the UK and Ireland with the appointment of Wayne Olbison as Field Service Manager.

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USA

USA - Thomas Dubinski joins Dyadic as Chief Financial Officer

Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTCQX: DYAI), is a global biotechnology company whose patented and proprietary technologies are used to discover, develop, manufacture and sell enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme industries, announced today the appointment of Thomas "Tom" Dubinski as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Tom will be responsible for leading the financial and information technology operations for Dyadic and will succeed Michael Faby effective August 4, 2014.

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Wednesday 30 July 2014


Ireland

Ireland - TV3’s ‘Cork Mega Port’ Gets another Series

Following on from the huge success of TV3’s– ‘Cork Mega Port’ in April 2014, TV3 have commissioned a second series with another four episodes, due to air in 2015. This fly on the wall style documentary will once again follow the staff at the Port of Cork, but this time through the summer months.

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Netherlands

Netherlands - Perishable shippers count the costs of growth at Cool Logistics Global 2014

Friesland Campina, Compagnie Fruitiere, Total Produce and Seafoodexport to engage with major carriers and cold chain experts at 6th international perishable logistics and transport conference

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Turkey

Turkey - Aviagen Anadolu hosts fifth Sharing Technical Knowledge seminar

Aviagen Anadolu, the market leader in Turkey in the last twelve years, held its fifth technical Sharing Knowledge Meeting recently in North Cyprus. Over 130 customers, including company owners, general managers, Parent Stock (PS) managers and members of the technical teams were in attendance.

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United Kingdom

UK - BPEX Work Endorsed in FSA Report

The isotope system for tracing pork developed by BPEX has been endorsed in a study carried out by the Food Standards Agency, launched today.

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United Kingdom

UK - New 1050gns Southdown female record set at Maidstone Premier Sale

The opening Southdown Sheep Society sale of the 2014 sales season saw a strong demand for well bred commercial relevant sheep, with a new breed female record of 1050gns the highlight of the day.

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United Kingdom

UK - Vision launched for future of British lamb production

The first ever NSA and NFU ‘Vision for British Lamb Production’ report has been launched today (Wednesday) at the NSA Sheep Event, clearly identifying the current position of UK lamb production and the steps needed to make the most of its future.

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USA

USA - 5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil

The debate over the impact of peak oil has been raging for decades. Although few deny that the end of mass oil consumption is drawing nearer, educated estimates now range between 2020 and 2030. But more important than the timeframe of peak oil are its consequences. Some seek to spell the end of life as we know it, so reliant is the world upon black gold. Others, equally extreme in their views, embrace the news, looking forward to a time when humanity will magically clean up its act. The truth is somewhere in the middle.

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Tuesday 29 July 2014


United Kingdom

UK - BPEX Export Drive Gathers Pace

BPEX is stepping up its export drive with visits to Hong Kong, India and the Philippines in the next few weeks.

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Monday 28 July 2014


Brazil

Brazil - JBS S.A. and Pilgrim's Pride to acquire Tyson Foods Mexican and Brazilian Poultry Business

JBS S.A. (BM&FBovespa: JBSS3, OTCQX: JBSAY, "JBS" or "Company"), together with Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC, "PPC") announced today that a definitive agreement has been entered into for the entities to purchase the totality of the poultry businesses of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) in Mexico and Brazil. The Mexican business will be acquired through Pilgrim's Pride, whose majority owner is JBS USA Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A. The Brazilian business is to be acquired through JBS Foods S.A., also a wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A.

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Scotland

Scotland - Cattle trade shows signs of steadying as supplies tighten

The cattle trade has steadied over the past two weeks as cattle availability begins to tighten, according to analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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Jan Zandbergen        Lanexco Ltd