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FAO forecast for beef production 2007
AUSTRALIA World beef production is forecast by the FAO to increase nearly 3% in 2007, to 67.5 million tonnes, with the increase largely in response to the prospect of higher beef prices.
Russia to be worlds second largest beef importer
AUSTRALIA Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) reports that Russia is set to become the world’s second largest beef importer in 2007, behind the US.
Paraguayan exports to reach record highs
PARAGUAY Paraguayan beef exports are forecast to reach 290,000 t cwt in 2007.
Experts predict world meat exports to grow in 2007
USA Meat trade experts forecast an increase in global meat exports in 2007 due to a decline of disease-related trade restrictions.
Russia partly reopens beef market
RUSSIA According to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture and the Brazilian Meat Monitor, Russia has partly suspended its embargo on beef and by-product imports from Brazil.
Diseases and bans hampering world meat markets
BONN German market analyst ZMP announces that all the bans related to outbreaks of avian flu, Foot & Mouth disease and BSE have a significant effect on world meat markets.
Less grainfed cattle in Brazilian feedlots
BRAZIL The number of cattle that will be intensively fed in Brazil during 2006 will be down 9% compared to 2005 levels, to just over 2.1 million head.
Beef trade dispute one cause for WTO negotiations collapse
GENEVA Unfortunately, world trade talks in Geneva collapsed after members of the Group of Six failed to overcome differences, also including beef trade conditions.
Meatpacker Sadia makes tender offer on Perdigão shares
BRAZIL/São Paulo Brazils largest meatpacker Sadia has made a bid to acquire local competitor Perdigão that could create the world's second-largest exporter of meats.
Changes in Russia’s frozen beef quota
RUSSIA With concern to its country-specific frozen beef import quota Russia reached an agreement with the European Union (EU) about reallocation to other eligible suppliers.
Brazil beef exports break record
BRAZIL Brazil's fresh beef exports broke another record in the first half of 2006 at 788,375 metric tons, 1.33 percent more than the first half of 2005, the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association, said Monday.
Beef finally flows to South Africa
SYDNEY Exports of Australian beef have started to flow to the South African market after bans were placed on red meat products from Brazil (October 2005) and Argentina (January 2006), following outbreaks of foot and mouth (FMD) in these countries.