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.
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.
Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has presented the government with a five-year plan to grow Ireland’s sheep flock, a move that could create 500 jobs and boost profits.
Beef producers in Uganda’s Karamoja region have benefited from a livestock vaccination plan, spearheaded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
‘Abhorrent’ footage aired in Australia shows what is believed to be cattle unlawfully exported to Vietnam being bludgeoned to death with a sledgehammer.
More effort is needed from Europe to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), claims the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Australian kangaroo meat has passed a series of food safety tests with flying colours, proving the nutritionally-rich, low-fat meat is a safe and healthy choice for consumers.
Volatility in the foreign exchange market caused US pork exports to Mexico to nosedive in the first quarter of the year.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has hit back at criticism from the Australian Beef Association over its meat quality program.
The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) plans to cut meat imports from non-EEU states by nearly two thirds, according to deputy head of agricultural policy Anna Buts.
Ukraine has been rocked by an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) which has left more than 700 pigs at risk of catching the highly contagious disease.
Danish-owned pork processor Prime Food has completed its €7.5m investment in Przechlewo, northern Poland, and is hoping to create 100 new jobs.
The Australian government is in talks with political counterparts in Japan after the latter imposed a trade ban on live cattle imports, following a virus outbreak.
Hong Kong has suspended live poultry imports to control the spread of a serious bird flu outbreak after samples from Tuen Mun tested positive for the H7N9 strain.
Kazakhstan plans to revive its once-strong beef industry to become one of the largest meat exporters in the post-Soviet Union space.
Pakistan’s largest conglomerate, the Fauji Group, has launched the country’s biggest halal abattoir, meat processing and exporting unit near Port Qasim, Karachi.
A system for recording the wholesale price of beef will be developed by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), following a probe into price transparency by the country’s competition watchdog.