Food Markets

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 […]

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 […]

At this time of year with larger and larger fish being caught a lot of sellers are reporting an abundance of 3kg+ headed and gutted cod stocks. The increased difficulty in processing means there is a lot less demand for this size than the 1-2kg. In an effort to value-add some Russian producers are now […]

The resignation of two ministers only three weeks into the life of Brazil’s new government under acting President Michel Temer was an inauspicious start for the new administration. Both resigned after charges of opposing corruption investigations in connection with the state-owned oil company Petrobras. The dollar immediately strengthened against the Real and at time of […]

Brazilian beef industry is facing challenges including drought and security of cattle supply. These are unpredictable times in Brazil with President Rousseff facing impeachment, general political unrest, major currency fluctuations and tough domestic economic conditions. Brazil’s politicians have really let it down and the country is facing it’s worst recession since the 1930’s. Supply Chain […]

Global pig meat production is forecast to decrease by 1% on the year to 109.3 million tonnes in 2016, according to the U The world’s largest pig meat producer, China, forecasts a decrease of 3 per cent year on year. The reduction in output is thought to be due to poor producer profitability last year, […]

Terrorist Attacks Can’t Stop Business. AgraKepak meeting with NH Foods UK during the Seafood Expo in Brussels, from left to right are, Andrew Agnew – AgraKepak, Emily Tan – NH Foods UK, Kevin Ruane – AgraKepak, Kevin Mimura – NH Foods UK. AgraKepak recently attended the Seafood Expo Global held in Brussels, Belgium, from 26th-28th […]

Agra Kepak Team

AgraKepak International is celebrating 40 years in business! 40 years of achieving the best partnership between customers and suppliers, sourcing the highest quality meat proteins around the world, supplying the best Irish beef and lamb from our own source, Kepak Group, and ensuring to our customers credibility, assured quality and financial support. 40 years of […]