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September 18, 2020
Beef production in 2021 is projected to grow based on heavier slaughter weights. A weak ruble should underpin red meat exports to traditional and new markets, while dampening imports.
September 17, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) put pressure on European Union (EU) slaughter rates and domestic beef consumption, and motivated farmers to hold on to their cattle.
September 15, 2020
The COVID-19 epidemic in Korea significantly impacted pork consumption patterns in 2020.
September 15, 2020
U.S. Meat Export Federation held a movie night at Mexico City drive-in theater on August 22, 2020. Mexico represents an important market for U.S. Meat.
September 15, 2020
On September 7, 2020, the Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA) removed restrictions on the use of ractopamine as a feed additive for imported pork.
September 11, 2020
On September 4, 2020, Poland’s Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) officially notified an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak on a 6,480-head hog farm in the Warmia and Mazury Province in northeastern...
September 11, 2020
On September 10, Germany’s Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture confirmed an African swine fever (ASF) case in a wild boar found in Eastern Germany near the German-Polish border.
September 11, 2020
This report is an update on recent efforts by Korea to update their veterinary drug safety management system, which may impact U.S. exports of meat and livestock products to Korea.
September 10, 2020
The Canadian cattle herd and swine herd are both expected to contract in 2021. Cattle exports are forecast to grow, beef exports are projected to increase, and Canada will continue to import...
September 8, 2020
The Australian beef industry has entered into a phase of major herd rebuilding after being decimated by the severe impacts of a two-year drought in 2018 and 2019 across much of the beef...
September 4, 2020
Ukrainian cattle and swine inventories contracted in 2019 and are expected to contract further in 2020 and 2021.
August 31, 2020
On August 18, 2020, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) issued Decision No. 102, establishing tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and respective volumes for imports of meat, poultry, and whey...
August 31, 2020
From January 1, 2020, through August 28, Poland has detected 71 African swine fever (ASF) cases among domestic hogs and 3,078 cases in wild boars.
August 31, 2020
Beef production is projected to remain flat in 2021 as marginally higher slaughter is offset by lower carcass weights.
August 28, 2020
In Turkey, feed costs are still the biggest concern for livestock businesses, accounting for 80 percent of total expenditures.
August 26, 2020
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
August 25, 2020
Post forecasts beef production in 2021 at 10.5 million metric tons, which is an increase of 4 percent. The main drivers are solid exports, mostly to China, and improved domestic demand.
August 24, 2020
On August 18, 2020, the city of Shenzhen in South China imposed new COVID-19 handling and testing requirements for imports of frozen meat and seafood.
August 20, 2020
Despite widespread news stories to the contrary, the city of Guangzhou – a major metropolis in South China – has not/not suspended imports of meat and seafood.
August 12, 2020
Overall swine production and slaughter will hit record lows in 2020 as African Swine Fever continues to impact China’s hog industry.

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