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Monday 22 September 2014


Canada

Canada - Canada’s Shale Boom: More To Come In Montney

In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to accelerating Canada’s shale oil and gas boom, but the real treasure within this giant is a tight liquids-rich zone (approximately 15-20 miles wide) that has big and small players alike narrowing their focus for the potential of a giant payout.

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Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Researching for better beef returns

‘Just how can we continue in beef production as costs rocket, returns fall and CAP payments shrink?’

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Scotland

Scotland - Response to Referendum outcome – Quality Meat Scotland

Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), said: “The year 2014 has seen Scotland in the international limelight for many reasons – from the Commonwealth Games and the forth-coming Ryder Cup to the more recent intense global interest in Scotland’s political landscape.

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Tanzania

Tanzania - Tanzania has Big Potential for Islamic Finance: Muhammad Zubair Mughal

Tanzania have Big Potential for Islamic Finance and it would be the Islamic Banking hub for east African countries, it was stated by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, the Chief Executive Officer of AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Economics during the concluding ceremony of “African Islamic Banking and Finance Road show” in Dar e Salaam today, this road show was conducted in 6 African Countries for the Promotion of Islamic Finance in African continent.

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United Kingdom

UK - Metal has a bad reputation

Despite tough new legislation coming into force to tackle the number of scrap metal thefts in the UK, most organisations now insist on buying workplace products made out of alternative materials according to Slingsby, which supplies more than 35,000 workplace products across all industries.

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USA

USA - USDA Raises Tomato Lycopene Limit for Meat

In a game-changing move, the USDA approved a five-fold increase in the level of tomato lycopene allowed as a colorant in ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products. This increase allows tomato lycopene colorants from manufacturer LycoRed Ltd., Israel, to effectively replace FD&C Red #40 and carmine in a wide assortment of deli meats, sausage and hot dogs. LycoRed’s Tomat-O-Red® produces red hues similar to those from artificial and insect-based colors

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Wales

Wales - FUW Caernarfon meets new meat plant manager

Farmers’ Union of Wales members have met with the manager of Menai Meats Wales Ltd, which has taken over the former Sher Foods abattoir in Caernarfon.

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Friday 19 September 2014


Netherlands

Netherlands - Appointments at Zwanenberg Food Group, Almelo, the Netherlands

On 1 September 2014, Ms Grety Gerritsen (1975) was appointed Chief Financial Officer at Zwanenberg Food Group in Almelo, the Netherlands. Her previous position in the company was Business Controller. As CFO Ms Gerritsen will be responsible for finance & control, ICT, supply chain and lean management.

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Thursday 18 September 2014


Spain

Spain - 2014 Easyfresh Conference ; “Business in Motion – Bending the Bottom Line”

2014 Easyfresh Conference ; “Business in Motion – Bending the Bottom Line” business conference will be held in Madrid (Spain), on the 13th and 14th of October this year.

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Uruguay

USA - HID Global Introduces Ultra-Thin Epoxy Tag RFID Transponder that Enables UHF Tracking

HID Global Introduces Ultra-Thin Epoxy Tag RFID Transponder that Enables UHF Tracking in Harsh Industrial Environments.

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Wednesday 17 September 2014


China

China - Why China's Insatiable Appetite For Coal Has Likely Peaked

A recent report from Greenpeace found that China's coal consumption declined in the first half of this year and new Chinese government data suggests that the country's coal imports have dropped. Estimates indicate that by the end of the year, China's coal imports could be 8 percent below 2013 levels.

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Scotland

Scotland - Ayrshire Lamb Supply Chain Meeting to Focus on Successfully Finishing Lambs in Autumn

The profitable finishing of lambs through the autumn will be on the agenda for a meeting of the South West Scotland Lamb Supply Chain Group this month.

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Scotland

Scotland - Efficiency, investment and performance top agenda at latest Aviagen EMEA School

Aviagen EMEA Production Management School Breeder Module Teaching ‘Optimising PS performance and Economic Returns’

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United Kingdom

UK - Only weeks left to enter the ACR News Awards 2015!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to raise your profile.

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United Kingdom

UK - Top 50 Great Taste Awards Honour for Lidgates

Q Guild butcher C Lidgate’s, of Holland Park Road, London, is among the top 50 winners in the 2014 Great Taste Awards.

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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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Jan Zandbergen        Lanexco Ltd