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.
06-Dec-2013 - Northern Irish beef farmers have described Singapore’s decision to allow UK beef imports as an “excellent marketing opportunity” for their quality grass-fed Northern Irish beef.
06-Dec-2013 - The UK’s red meat levy body Eblex arranged for a group of UK farmers from England to visit Italy and learn about its beef and sheep supply chain.
06-Dec-2013 - A new scientific opinion on bovine animal welfare at slaughterhouses, published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has suggested monitoring for both stun and non-stun procedures.
05-Dec-2013 - A Norwegian abattoir has slaughtered 100 halal-certified reindeer, which have gathered interest from countries as far away as Dubai.
05-Dec-2013 - The European Union (EU) has cut its budget for fighting animal diseases from €199m this year (2013) to just over €160m for 2014. While the European Commission has not explained the reduction, it comes as the EU embarks on a new medium-term budget cycle that includes a real-term financial cut for the first time in the EU’s history.
04-Dec-2013 - Health authorities have confirmed the first human case of avian influenza H7N9 in Hong Kong.
03-Dec-2013 - The European Commission is currently looking into claims made by the tribal rights non-governmental organisation (NGO) Survival International, regarding alleged human rights violations by a company producing Paraguayan beef.
03-Dec-2013 - The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) has announced the election of Phil Kolodychuk as the board’s new chairman.
03-Dec-2013 - Nearly 40% of the badger population in a UK pilot cull zone were removed, in a bid to control bovine tuberculosis (bTB), UK Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson revealed yesterday.
02-Dec-2013 - One of the biggest concerns for the global meat industry is animal health. Diseases can devastate livestock populations and pose a serious threat to human health, while veterinary and growth-promoting drugs are coming under increasing scrutiny.
02-Dec-2013 - US slaughterhouse and meat packing facilities involved in an animal abuse case have reached a multi-million-dollar settlement.
02-Dec-2013 - Russia’s meat production is set to grow at a slower rate in the run-up to 2016, compared to the period between 2008-2012, new analysis has shown.
02-Dec-2013 - The UK’s lamb crop for 2013 has increased by 1%, despite lamb numbers falling by 5% in Scotland and 3% in Northern Ireland.
29-Nov-2013 - Poultry production in the Ukraine is set to grow by 10-11% in 2014, which will be an increase of 1.32-1.33m tonnes (mt) on 2013 levels Aleksandr Bakumenko, chairman of the Union of Poultry Breeders of Ukraine, told a press conference in Kiev.
29-Nov-2013 - UK’s Beyond Calf Exports Stakeholders Forum has been closed down, following its final report into the progress of the forum’s welfare initiatives.
29-Nov-2013 - Danish food bosses have taken issue with the portrayal of Denmark’s pig industry in the country’s hit political drama Borgen.
28-Nov-2013 - Poland’s poultry production increased by 6% to 793,000 tonnes (t) in the first half of 2013, according to a report released by state-run Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERiGZ).
28-Nov-2013 - Spanish food organisations have produced a series of industry standards for their sector to adopt in a bid to disperse the negativity caused by the horsemeat scandal and prevent it happening again.
28-Nov-2013 - US meat bosses have urged their government to do more to increase meat exports from the country, following an announcement by the European Commission to triple financial support for exports.
27-Nov-2013 - A food ingredients company has claimed an enzyme could triple the value of blood in the meat industry, as well as being the answer to a rising demand for animal proteins.
27-Nov-2013 - Welsh Lamb is making inroads in Germany and has improved in popularity among international consumers, Welsh meat bosses were told at a recent industry conference.
26-Nov-2013 - Kettyle Irish Foods has secured contracts worth £1m to supply premium dry-aged beef and lamb to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
26-Nov-2013 - The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is currently pushing the visibility of US pork in China as the Chinese holiday season approaches.
26-Nov-2013 - Ukrainian holding company Conti is planning to construct a large number of pig farms in the Kursk Oblast region of Russia, with the capacity for 100,000t-150,000t of carcases per year, costing approximately US$1bn.
26-Nov-2013 - The newly installed centre-right Norwegian government has stressed its determination to reduce or abolish controversial tariffs on meat imports from the European Union (EU), despite vocal opposition.
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