Max writes on a range of issues affecting the meat and livestock industry for IEG Policy and IEG Vu. He began overseeing Agra Europe’s coverage of the sector in 2010 after eight years editing other Informa titles.
He previously lived and studied in South America and has worked on specialised meat and animal feed newsletters for Brazil’s Informa Economics FNP and Germany-based FO Licht. He has two Masters degrees – one from the University of London and the other from Brunel University.
As well as market trends, he likes to explore the intersection between trade, politics and regulations on animal health and welfare. He most often writes about developments in the EU, but really enjoys uncovering news from further afield, especially Latin America, Asia and Russia.
Latest From Max Green
Strong sales to China helped lift Portuguese pork exports to record levels in the first quarter of this year.
Thailand is vowing to strengthen checks for poultry diseases after being warned that current systems fail to provide necessary guarantees for chicken exported to the EU.
Chinese meat imports remained at extremely high levels in April – with more than USD2.6 billion spent on combined purchases of pork, beef, chicken and sheepmeat.
Russian meat exporters made further inroads in China this week as they successfully sent poultrymeat by rail for the first time while also securing market access for a wider range of beef products.
US poultry giant Sanderson Farms has warned of further disruption to exports as China reins in purchases after building up stocks in recent months.
Spain continued to strengthen its position as a producer and exporter of meat in the first quarter of this year despite the onset of Covid-related disruption towards the end of the period.