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  […]

Total allowable catch (TAC) in the North Atlantic would increase to 1,054,000T in 2017 In a meeting in Cork, Ireland last week it was agreed that the total allowable catch (TAC) in the North Atlantic would increase to 1,054,000t in 2017. EU vessels will be allowed to catch 503,245 tons (up from 441,586t in 2016). […]

ICES had recommended a near 10% cut. As discussed in an earlier newsletter the ICES had recommended a near 10% cut in the Barents Sea cod quota for 2017. This would have meant a reduction to 805,000 tons. However a recent report from scientists concluded hat the Barents Sea could actually handle an increase in […]

KepakAgra exhibited at SIAL Paris from October 16th to 20th. We were on the IRELAND Bord Bia stand in Hall 6 as usual. The general feeling we had about the show that there was a lot more participation from Chinese and Russian beef buyers this year than in 2015, whilst the sentiment around MENA countries […]

According to the latest estimate from the US Department of Agriculture’s global outlook report the USA and Brazil will officially remain the largest importer & exporter of beef respectively in 2017. China is quickly catching up on the U.S. due to Brazilian approvals, and in fact passes it by if you include Hong Kong grey […]