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.
Farmers in the US are being urged to redouble their efforts with basic biosecurity measures to try and stop the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
A case of the bird flu strain H7N7 has been found on a poultry farm in Emsland in north Germany.
Thailand-based company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is to invest US$680 million in the purchase of two major poultry farms in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, according to an official company...
Angry meat and dairy producers in France continue to protest over their financial plight, despite the approval of a new initiative supporting them last week (July 22).
The US has confirmed a deal to export live cattle to Peru.
A five-year strategy to strengthen the US beef industry has been reinforced this week with a meeting of 16 industry leaders from the Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force.
A draft EU law that would enable any member state to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GMO food or feed on its territory was strongly opposed by European...
Australia has signed a deal to be the first country to export live cattle for slaughter to China.
A US$336m pig farm project has begun in Russia, thanks to Russian bank Sberbank CIB’s approval of a major loan for the initiative.
Compensation for Irish cattle rustling victims has been called for by Irish MEP for the Midlands North West and member of the European Agriculture and Rural Development Committee Matt Carthy.
Cattle stocks have continued to increase in Hungary, according to statistics published by Hungary’s Central Statistical Office.
Brazilian cattle market prices have risen, driven by a low supply of animals for slaughter, according to analysis from CEPEA, the research centre of the University of São Paulo. ...
More than 30 countries have updated their export requirements for the US since June in reaction to the poultry avian influenza (AI) crisis.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended a combination of different management measures to contain the spread of African swine fever (ASF) among wild boar populations in Eastern Europe.
Restrictions on pig farming mean one of China’s leading regions is facing a crunch in pork supply that could significantly push prices, researchers have warned.
National Farmers’ Market Week in the USA will this year be held between 2 and 8 August, agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack has announced.
The European Commission (EC) has defended itself against accusations that it has been turning a ‘blind eye’ to bad animal transport standards in member states.
A supplier of chickens to Tyson Foods has been accused of animal abuse, after an undercover investigation by campaign group, Mercy for Animals (MFA).
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...
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...
The National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU UK) Charles Sercombe has been elected as chairman of Copa and Cogeca’s Sheepmeat Working Party.
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.
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....
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...
Nearly 100 ranchers in Canada have registered to take part in a McDonald’s pilot scheme aimed at ensuring sustainability in the beef sector.