Livestock are the building blocks of the meat industry, and with world production numbers declining overall, the issue is starting to take centre stage on a global level.
Investigations into the health of pigs exported from Jiangxi are underway after Chinese authorities blocked trade following a warning from Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD).
An outbreak of Q fever at a meat-processing plant in Melbourne, Australia has put regional health officials on high alert.
Australian government and meat industry agencies are boosting their efforts to increase biosecurity for the country’s critically important livestock sector.
Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) CEO Jed Matz has welcomed a report from the Australian Meat Processor Corporation, which assessed the dangers of tighter competition laws.
The number of slaughter cows across Australia on feed has fallen year-on-year, according to a feedlot survey by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).
US beef exporters continue to gain market share as they battle with Australia for dominance in Japan, despite the favourable tariffs enjoyed by Australia’s producers, according to trade data.
Australian meat companies could lose out in Asian markets if they focus too much on animal welfare, Dawson Bradford, president of the West Australian Pork Producers’ Association (WAPPA) has warned. ...
Russia has been rocked by several outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in the first two weeks of August, the country’s veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has claimed.
Exports of American pork enjoyed solid growth in the last 12 months, but business with Mexico, a key US pig meat market, continued to wane.
US meat wholesaler Joyce Farms has announced plans to build another warehouse and chicken hatchery as demand rises for its premium food.
Russian agribusiness Miratorg plans to loosen the purse strings by investing $10m in a cattle breeding programme to grow its Angus cow herd.
A drop in Chinese pork production, generating more demand for pigmeat imports, is a boon for Danish pork farmers who are ready to double exports to China.
French imports of lamb have fallen dramatically over the past six months and consumption has also declined, but production has hit record levels.
The Australian Livestock Exporters Council (ALEC) has appointed Simon Westaway – a political communications expert – as its new CEO.
Iraq’s inability to tackle the cause of bird flu means the deadly virus is likely to spread across neighbouring countries, according to an expert on animal diseases.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have made further progress on their global programme to eradicate the viral disease Peste des Petits...
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has warned that price volatility could scupper lucrative free trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established an Avian Influenza Control Zone in Ontario to control the movement of animals, products and equipment to minimise spread of the disease.
A string of European countries have called for targeted measures to alleviate the impact of Russia’s import ban on EU agricultural exports, including meat.
Polish meat processor PKM Duda S.A. plans to acquire local pig breeder PPH Ferma-Pol sp. z o.o. from the Ministry of State Treasury.
The pig count in Krasnodar Krai, south Russia, has risen by nearly a fifth after officials tackled an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF), the state’s regional statistical service reports....
Livestock numbers in Mongolia reached a record level this year despite harsh climate conditions wiping out more than one million farm animals.
Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has lifted the last import restrictions on Canadian beef following a meeting with Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau.
Week-to-week volatility in the US beef sector has caused more difficulty for the industry than sharp price declines, Rabobank has claimed.
European farming group Copa-Cogeca has called on EU farm ministers to make more cash available to embattled livestock traders struggling to make ends meet.