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
3
Belgium
1
Bulgaria
2
Croatia
1
Cyprus
1
Czech republic
2
Denmark
2
Finland
3
France
3
Germany
2
Greece
1
Hungary
2
Ireland
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Italy
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Japan
1
Luxembourg
2
Norway
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Poland
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Portugal
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Romania
1
Russia
1
Slovenia
4
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
PRESS RELEASE: AGRI FOOD TRADE CALLS ON AGRICULTURE COUNCIL TO RECOGNISE TRADE AS KEY ELEMENT OF A RESILIENT FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN AND SUPPORT STRONG TRADE POLICY
Ahead of the EU’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels on September 21, the agri-food trade sector calls on ministers to recognise trade as a key element of a resilient food supply chain and provide support to a strong and ambitious trade policy. CELCAA, the European Liaison Committee for Agricultural and Agri-Food Trade, says the EU...
EU agri-food chain warns of ‘growing risk’ of no UK-EU trade deal
EU agri-food chain warns of ‘growing risk’ of no UK-EU trade deal (Brussels, 4 June 2020) Ahead of the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations on the EU-UK future relationship, Copa and Cogeca, Celcaa and FoodDrinkEurope express our concerns on the lack of progress during the first three rounds, and the growing risk that no agreement will...
UECBV feels need for further checks and balanced improvement of Farm-to-Fork strategy
UECBV feels need for further checks and balanced improvement of Farm-to-Fork strategy The European meat sector feels need for further checks and balanced improvement of the today’s published Farm-to-Fork-strategy to make sure what is stated to “leave no one behind”. Karsten Maier, Secretary General of UECBV, said: “We will analyse the text in...
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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