Welcome

On behalf of its President Philippe Borremans and of all its members, the European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) welcomes you to its website.


Who are we?

The European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) is the EU voice of national federations representing livestock markets, livestock traders (cattle, horses, sheep, pigs), meat traders (beef, horse meat, sheep meat, pig meat), and the meat industry (slaughterhouses, cutting plants, meat preparation plants).


UECBV counts 53 national or regional federations in 24 out of the 28 Member States of the European Union, but also in Japan, Norway, Russia, Switzerland and Ukraine. In total, some 20,000 firms of all sizes and over 230,000 jobs are represented within the UECBV and its national and international federations.

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Austria
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Belgium
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Bulgaria
4
Croatia
1
Cyprus
1
Czech republic
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Denmark
2
Finland
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France
3
Germany
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Greece
1
Hungary
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Ireland
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Italy
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Japan
1
Luxembourg
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Norway
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Poland
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Portugal
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Romania
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Russia
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Slovenia
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Spain
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Sweden
2
Switzerland
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The Netherlands
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Ukraine
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United Kingdom

Upon his election in June 2012, President Philippe Borremans mentioned communication among his top priorities. He regretted, in fact, “the negative image of the meat and its consumption, often portrayed in the media. At present, I would like the industry to be challenged in a more balanced way, to compensate for the negative perceptions by its positive actions and scientific arguments developed at European level”. – Ph. Borremans.


UECBV’s website is meant to become one of your everyday working tools. It provides you with access to the information circulated not only by the secretariat, but also by members, the European institutions, scientific organisations etc. It also includes thematic analyses, insights and action drivers.



News
Rules to calculate and mitigate the environmental footprint of the red meat published
To calculate the environmental performance of red meat, the European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV), in cooperation with Australia and New Zealand, has published its harmonised methodology, namely the Red Meat Footprint Category Rules (FCRs), covering beef, lamb and pork. This peer-reviewed methodology is the first of its kind for the red meat sector, with no other existing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for the value chain.The main goal of the methodology is to calculate the full environmental footprint of the EU red meat in a stable, robust and science-based way.
UECBV supports the EU Commission in asking for better enforcement of EU animal welfare rules during transport
At the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting this week, the European Commission services drew the attention of the EU Member States on the need to avoid unnecessary animal suffering during animal transport exports during summer months. UECBV agrees and strongly supports a better enforcement of the legislation already existing. UECBV and...
African swine fever: UECBV underlines the importance of continued cooperation to solve trade barriers to EU pork
At the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on 15th July 2019, the state of play on African swine fever (ASF) was discussed. The situation in Europe remains stable, while in Asia the disease continues to spread at an alarming rate. Nevertheless, EU trade partners continue to raise barriers to safe EU pork. UECBV defends the idea that the...
Activities
IFOAM EU meets business – Food companies
UECBV would like topromote the IFOAM event that will take place on 30th October 2018 in Brussels. UECBV will be represented at that meeting.
Equine Conference in the European Parliament
UECBV is promoting the next Equine Conference in the European Parliament, room PHS 5B001, on 16th October 2018, at 4:30 pm. The conference is co-organised by EHN, FEEVA, UECBV and World Horse Welfare. UECBV will deliver a presentation at the conference.
YEMCo Spring event 2018 in Dublin - 19-21 Feb. 2018
YEMCo board is happy to announce that the YEMCo next event will be the study visit in Ireland on 19th -evening- to 21st -midday/back to Dublin at 3 pm - February 2018. Please find HERE the programme updated, including the...

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