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HKScan hit by struggles in Denmark

Poor performance in Denmark hit HKScan’s fourth quarter results, although it has defied the effects of the Russian meat ban, African Swine Fever and stiff competition to boost annual pre-tax profit.

Despite headwinds, HKScan's results mark a good year-on-year performance.

China’s first welfare code for feed lots, slaughterhouses due in June

China will have its first draft animal husbandry and slaughtering standards code by June, according to the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), which is working with 30 domestic livestock breeding and slaughtering enterprises to draft the standards.

Significant drop in pig population forecast for Estonia

Pig farming in Estonia is facing tough challenges, due to African swine fever (ASF), irrational moves by the country’s veterinary authorities and a negative market outlook, according to market participants.

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Ireland woos Spanish cattle heads

The Irish ambassador to Spain, David Cooney, has hosted a joint dinner with the Irish food body Bord Bía to promote exports of Irish cattle to Spain.