News

14Feb 2017

China: Importers are starting to return to the market from their lunar  new year celebrations  and  demand  is  firm. The picture on where  everything  will settle after the  holidays  should be clear in the next week or two. Russia: The Prodexpo Moscow trade show is currently running . There is optimism in  the air amid […]

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08Feb 2017

Meat & Livestock Australia  (MLA ) have recently published  their  future projections  for  the Australian Beef Industry. According to MLA the Australian beef industry is  expected to begin 2017 as it ended 2016, facing  tight supplies. It is projected that the Australian cattle slaughter will  decrease  by  3% in  2017 to 7.1 million head. This  […]

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12Aug 2016

On a recent trip to Iceland, AgraKepak’s pelagic specialist Paul Sheary was informed that the Mackerel season in Iceland had gotten off to a slow start, with very few landings in June – only totaling about 2,300mt. “Landings in July were okay, with about 37,000mt of Mackerel landed, but production in August has been slower […]

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03Jul 2016

The AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board ) in the UK wasted no time in warning  that the Brexit vote has implications for the way the UK trades meat not only within the European Union but also with Third Countries “as most, if not all, Export Health Certificates and trade agreements have an EU dimension”. […]

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01Jul 2016

As the closest neighbour of the UK, culturally and geographically, you would expect that we here in Ireland have a good insight into their national mood. However we were as shocked as anyone in the early hours of June 24th to realise that they had ignored the warnings of economists, allies and their own government […]

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07Jun 2016

The latest data from Chinese Customs shows that China imported 115,000t of pork in March 2016. The latest data from Chinese Customs shows that China imported 115,000t of pork in March 2016. This is a phenomenal result, and twice the volume imported one year earlier in March 2015. Domestic pig price is high, but domestic […]

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01Jun 2016

EU exports of all pig meat products were up by more than a quarter in the first three months of 2016.   EU exports of all pig meat products were up by more than a quarter in the first three months of 2016, compared with a year earlier, with the main increase in demand has […]

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31May 2016

SIAL Shanghai was held from the 05th-07th May. AgraKepak attended and we noticed a huge increase from the depressed attendance numbers of 2015. Pork was in particularly high demand this year which was no surprise given current market, while beef and lamb ware steady. We hope Irish beef will be granted direct access to this key market in 2016. […]

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24May 2016

With US beef imports already down 10% in Q1 2016 compared to 2015 it is interesting to note that the USDA is expecting 2017 imports to decline by 12% from 2016. Australia’s limited availability for export led to an 18% reduction to US in the first quarter, and that situation is only expected to continue […]

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24May 2016

Is Spain now the leading European pork exporter to non-EU markets? In 2015 Germany and Spain both overtook Denmark, traditionally the leading exporter of EU pork outside the European Union, with export volumes  to non-EU markets of over 300,000t each. With a big increase in production and Spain having a higher % of production going […]

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