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Category: Meat & Poultry

MEAT & Livestock Australia (MLA) appoints

| 29/09/2009 | Reply
MEAT & Livestock Australia (MLA) appoints

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the
international marketing arm of Australian meat producers, has appointed
Mr. Lachlan Bowtell to the post of Regional Manager Middle East &
North Africa with the responsibility to maintain and increase the
Australian meat and livestock industries’ leading market positions
across the GCC, the Levant, Egypt and the Maghreb countries.

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Halal red meat exports up 17pc

| 21/09/2009 | Reply
Halal red meat exports up 17pc

IN
the 2008-09 financial year, Australia exported an estimated 187,671
tonnes (shipped weight) of certified halal red meat products, up more
than 17 percent year-on-year.

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Halal Meat in UK Supermarkets

| 21/09/2009 | Reply
Halal Meat in UK Supermarkets

National Halal products, from fresh lamb and mutton to burgers, can be
obtained nationwide, from as far south as Slough west of London to
Bradford Yorkshire in the north of England. Tesco and Asda are now
displaying the National Halal products.

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Argentina to help set up meat, fruit processing plants

| 21/09/2009 | Reply
Argentina to help set up meat, fruit processing plants

In October, two Argentine
companies will be visiting Punjab, and possibly Balochistan, to work on
the installation of brand new slaughterhouses (under Halal
certification), meat processing plants and fruit processing plants,
including a project for the apple production of Balochistan.

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Halal meat now permitted in Latvia

| 16/09/2009 | Reply
Halal meat now permitted in Latvia

Saeima
Economic, Agricultural, Environment and Regional Policy Committee
supported in the final reading amendments to animal rights protection
law, stipulating that from now on animal slaughter based on religious
tradition will be allowed in Latvia.

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Poultry demand rises in Turkey during Ramadan

| 14/09/2009 | Reply
Poultry demand rises in Turkey during Ramadan

“Poultry exports have exploded recently. Our annual poultry exports,
which used to stand at 25,000 tons annually, increased to 100,000 tons
within the past couple of years,” said Necmettin Çal??kan, general director of Beyza Piliç, a
poultry producer based in the southern city of Adana. Many Muslim countries
prefer to import poultry from Turkey, he added.

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Goat and the Bengali Intelligentsia

| 11/09/2009 | Reply
Goat and the Bengali Intelligentsia

In this country (USA) we, the Bengalis, try hard to hold on to our
culture and traditions. Hence goat meat is an integral part of that
effort. Goat meat is not sold in most American butcher shops, but that
is hardly an impediment. We travel miles to find a “Indo-Pak Halal”
meat shop to get our quota of red meat.

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A’Saffa helping celebrate the true spirit of ramadan by offering true halal products

| 08/09/2009 | Reply
A’Saffa helping celebrate the true spirit of ramadan by offering true halal products

A’Saffa Poultry, Oman’s leading chicken producer,
is encouraging consumers across Oman to celebrate Ramadan with the
confidence that their range of poultry products are all produced using
real Halal techniques at their state of the art farm facility in the
south of the country.

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Officers Monitor Slaughter Of Cattle

| 04/09/2009 | Reply
Officers Monitor Slaughter Of Cattle

Bandar Seri Begawan – Two officers from the Halal Food Control Unit
in Changchun province, China, monitored 100 cattle being slaughtered at
the HaoYue Halal Meat Company. The rest of the cattle herd will be slaughtered this week where the
processed meat will be packaged and delivered to the port of Dalian.
The processed meat will be packed in plastic bags and stored in a
freezer to be sent to Brunei by ship.

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Bahrain Butchers Face Customers’ Ire after Govt Put Limits on Sales

| 26/08/2009 | Reply
Bahrain Butchers Face Customers’ Ire after Govt Put Limits on Sales

MANAMA — Butchers at Bahrain’s central markets
have been facing the wrath of customers nowadays after the government
imposed a ban on selling more than 7kg of meat per customer during
Ramadan.

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For meat heads, it’s prime time

| 24/08/2009 | Reply
For meat heads, it’s prime time

Boston, once home to scores of ethnic butchers, now has a modest
five to 10 such stores. Local meat sellers say it is impossible to
compete with supermarkets, which reduce meat prices because they can
offset any losses through higher costs on other consumer goods.

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Meat imports surge ahead of Ramadan

| 23/08/2009 | Reply
Meat imports surge ahead of Ramadan

Meat
imports to the UAE and the Gulf are expected to rise by as much as 15
per cent during the month of Ramadan, according to importers. The
next four weeks will also be one of the busiest periods of the year for
the global meat industry, and Ramadan coincides with high seasonal
demand from European, US and Australian markets.

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Wilmington family business offers fresh meat at farmers markets

| 19/08/2009 | Reply
Wilmington family business offers fresh meat at farmers markets

The cows are raised in Texas eating
grass, and then he takes them to Greensboro where they are fed on grain
for 60 to 120 days. They are then taken one at a time to Chaudry Halal
Meats in Siler City for slaughter. The beef is then aged for a minimum
of 21 days. After the aging, the outer edges of the meat are trimmed
away to add flavor. This method is in-depth, and definitely not cost
effective, but Koster said he wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Al Islami Expands Fresh Meat Shops in the UAE

| 02/08/2009 | Reply
Al Islami Expands Fresh Meat Shops in the UAE

United Arab Emirates: Al Islami has started selling fresh meat in
Dubai, Sharjah and Al Ain, initially opening 15 shops during the first
half of the year. The company plans 12 more shops for the next two
quarters making total of 27 shops at the end of this year.

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Al Islami UAE market study indicates compelling need for fresh meat

| 29/07/2009 | Reply
Al Islami UAE market study indicates compelling need for fresh meat

“Since the launch of meat shops, the market demand for our meat is
testament of an unbreakable consumer trust on Al Islami meat.”, said
Lootah and added: “We are continously receiving enquiries of opening up
Al Islami meat shops from the retail outlets. We have the established
food standards and do not open a new Al Islami meat shop unless the
retailer complies with Al Islami standards. Upon each enquiry, our
quality control team visits the retail outlet premisis to ensure the
outlet complies with the Al Islami food safety, quality and halal
standards.”

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Green Zabiha provides organic, halal, and spiritually nourishing meat

| 22/07/2009 | Reply
Green Zabiha provides organic, halal, and spiritually nourishing meat

In
many non-Muslim areas it is relatively easy to find meat that has been
killed according to Islamic tradition. Organic meat can also be found.
Finding meat which is both halal and organic presents a far greater
challenge. Fortunately, in the USA, Green Zabiha is coming to the rescue!

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Rancang Awal To Market Saha Farms Products In Malaysia, Middle East

| 21/07/2009 | Reply
Rancang Awal To Market Saha Farms Products In Malaysia, Middle East

Saha Farms Company Ltd
Thailand has granted the exclusive marketing rights to Rancang Awal
International Sdn Bhd to promote and market their products in Malaysia
and the Middle East countries.

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Call to make a meal of our camel cull

| 15/07/2009 | Reply
Call to make a meal of our camel cull

Camel rancher Noel Fullerton said millions of dollars could be made exporting camel meat to Arab nations. He
has made three trips to the Middle East doing research on camel meat
exportation for the Central Australian Camel Industry Association and
said there was a huge demand for camel meat.

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FG Multifarm Aims To Be Regional Goat Supplier

| 03/07/2009 | Reply
FG Multifarm Aims To Be Regional Goat Supplier

Kuching:Sole proprietor, Jeli Bohari Biha, said FG Multifarm went direct to
Australia to import the goats which produce good meat, adapt well to
the Malaysian climate and can grow up to 70-80 kg per animal, because
there was not enough local supply.

“We can actually be a regional supplier of both live goats and goat
meat as well as for the halal market in the Middle East, and we have
achieved this to a certain extent with the Brunei market asking for
more,” he said.

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Popularising local goat meat

| 24/06/2009 | Reply
Popularising local goat meat

Lately Malaysia is seeing more local investment in
goat farming. More goats are being reared today than in 2003. There are
about 20,000 farmers currently involved in goat farming.

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