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Livestock

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.

Substantial pig and pork processing project planned for China

Thai food conglomerate Charoen Pokphand (CP) has teamed with a Singaporean partner for a RMB4 billion pig farming and pork processing project in northern China as part of an ambitious...

Prospects look positive for meat production, according to OECD-FAO report

Growth in livestock production and low feed grain prices look to be on the cards for the meat industry over the next decade, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook...

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New chairman elected for EU sheepmeat group

The National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU UK) Charles Sercombe has been elected as chairman of Copa and Cogeca’s Sheepmeat Working Party.

New outbreaks of ASF identified in Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine

The spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Eastern Europe countries has accelerated in recent weeks, with a number of new outbreaks reported in Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.

FAO report highlights growing threats to livestock industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for "urgent concerted policy responses" to deal with the growing threat of climate change to global food security....

Bovine growth could slow for India

While it will continue to be a major player on the global bovine market, the pace of growth in India could well be much lower than that experienced over the...

Sustainable beef scheme at McDonald’s Canada sees positive start

Nearly 100 ranchers in Canada have registered to take part in a McDonald’s pilot scheme aimed at ensuring sustainability in the beef sector.

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Philippines hopes to lift meat exports with new plants

Two new publicly funded meat processing facilities being built in the Philippines are due to be completed within the year, with the aim of helping to boost meat exports from...

New FMD rules could open export opps for African beef

Changes to international regulatory standards for managing foot and mouth disease (FMD), which were adopted at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) world assembly in Paris last month, have...

Jellyfish lamb could have made it onto general market

A lamb that had a mother genetically modified with jellyfish protein was sold to an abattoir and may have been mistakenly eaten, a French medical research laboratory has admitted.

Miratorg to launch Russia’s largest beef genetics centre

LLC Bryansk Meat Company, a subsidiary of the country’s agricultural holding Miratorg, has disclosed plans to create the largest genetic centre for the breeding of seed bulls in Russia.

European pig industry warned over potential ASF spread

African Swine Fever (ASF) could cross into Germany imminently, the European pig industry has been warned.

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Eye scan could lead to earlier BSE detection

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) could be detected in cows earlier by examining the animal’s retina, research from Iowa State University has shown.

Latest USDA report highlights impact on turkey producers of bird flu hit

Turkey producers in the USA are bearing the brunt of multiple outbreaks of avian influenza (HPAI) currently infecting the country, while broiler producers have largely been sheltered from the effects,...

European Parliament votes to ban clones from the EU

A pair of key committees at the European Parliament voted yesterday (June 17) to propose a full European Union (EU) ban on producing or importing cloned animals, their descendants and...

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No single cause of US avian influenza outbreak

The spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the USA cannot be attributed to a single factor, a new epidemiology report from the USDA’s animal and plant health inspection...

Ireland plays down impact of potential BSE case

Irish food officials are adamant that the suspected BSE case in the country will not impact on its fledging beef export deals to the US.

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Canadian live swine destined for Chilean market

The Canadian government has succeeded in regaining market access for its live swine to Chile.

MEPs vote Wednesday on toughening EU cloning ban

A joint meeting of the European Parliament environment and agriculture committees will on Wednesday (17 June) vote on proposals to toughen two draft laws to ban the cloning of farm...

Russia restricts transit of US poultry over bird flu fears

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has banned transit of US poultry, including poultry meat and products, on its territory over concerns about bird flu, according to the head of the organisation...

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Kansas bans movement of poultry

An order which bans the movement of poultry in a bid to prevent the spread of a virulent form of bird flu has been implemented by Kansas agriculture officials.

Danish retailer pushes for tougher welfare standards

Supermarket chain Coop Danmark is pressing the Danish government to toughen standards required by a proposed animal welfare labelling scheme for retail meat and livestock products.

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Uzbekistan salmonella and campylobacter rates same as in EU

The level of salmonella and campylobacter in poultry and humans in Uzbekistan is on a par with that found in European Union countries, according to a recent study. 

Canada and Mexico plot tariffs on US meat imports in labelling row

The Canadian and Mexican governments are preparing to impose retaliatory tariffs on American imports, including meat, over the US’s country of origin labelling (COOL) rules for meat and livestock. ...

Boom in Australian beef exports to US could trigger tariffs

Strong sales of Australian beef to the US this year could see exporters use up the duty-free quota allocation available for these trades, resulting in tariffs to secure more American...