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 […]

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 […]

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 […]