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18Aug 2016

Spanish pork exports continue to grow and grow. With the largest sow herd in Europe, and now the largest pig herd too, exports have been growing at rapid levels. Exports in May showed a 40% increase compared with a year earlier. As evidenced by below AHDB graph growth has been almost continual for 18 months, […]

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16Aug 2016

A definite cooling has taken place in the prices available from Asia over the last few weeks, particularly China. Chinese local pig price continues to decrease slowly. Meanwhile in Europe increasing pig prices in June and July appear to have stabilised and been fairly static for the last couple of weeks. There is still a […]

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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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10Aug 2016

North Atlantic mackerel season is underway now in Greenland, Faroes and Iceland. The Faroes and Greenland still have access to the Russian market, while the rest of the supply origins remain banned. Many suppliers will be turning their attention to Nigeria, which is the largest (and highest-paying) market in West Africa for mackerel. The market […]

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04Aug 2016

In a move first signalled last May, global meat giant JBS has confirmed it will establish the parent company for the whole JBS Group here in Ireland. Under documents lodged with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in New York this week, JBS detailed its plans for a proposed global reorganisation of JBS. Upon the […]

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