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Russia and India discuss free trade deal

Talks are being held between Russia, WTO and India to agree a free trade agreement between India and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Buffalo meat is one of India's key meat exports to Russia

Federal funds help rebuild US poultry stocks

Poultry and egg producers are rebuilding stocks hard hit by avian influenza with the help of $700 million in federal assistance, according to a report in US newspaper Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Australia's lamb production expected to grow

Increased lamb production and exports are being predicted in the latest Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest sheep industry projections. 

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Ontario relaxes bird flu controls

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has removed all the quarantines on its avian influenza control zones in Ontario.

OIE fears African Swine Fever will spread to Europe

The director general of the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) is “not confident” African Swine Fever (ASF) is being effectively controlled around the world, and has expressed concerns that with no treatment and no vaccine, there is a “very important risk” that the disease will spread from the Baltic...

World’s largest cattle range goes on sale in Australia

The largest private landholding in Australia will change ownership over the next few months, including the world’s largest working cattle ranch in the world, Anna Creek Station, in South Australia. 

Russia’s Cherkizovo reports pork sales hit by African Swine Fever

The largest integrated meat processor in Russia, Cherkizovo, has reported increased sales in its poultry and meat processing division in the first half of 2014, but a decline in sales in its pork division. 

MPC and Drovers Pastoral Company deal close to completion

Two Western Australian businessmen Robbie Forrest and Brett King are buying the Meat and Poultry Company (MPC) and Drovers Pastoral Company (Drovers) out of liquidation through their business Flown Pty Ltd.