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.
22-May-2013 - Earlier this year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published its fourth annual Report on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Report). The report found that SPS trade barriers imposed by emerging and established economies are posing a serious impediment to US meat and poultry exports.
22-May-2013 - The government of Uttar Pradesh state in India has introduced an ambitious scheme to incentivise the rearing of millions of broiler chickens.
22-May-2013 - North Korea has culled more than 100,000 birds in a bid to prevent bird flu from spreading, according to the country’s state media.
22-May-2013 - Trends in the global beef and lamb sectors will be highlighted at an industry forum arranged by the UK red meat levy board Eblex in June.
21-May-2013 - A lack of robust scientific measurement of livestock emissions means the "eat less meat to save the planet" claim lacks credibility, UK politicians have claimed.
21-May-2013 - The global pork industry is being offered the chance to gain some valuable insight as the date approaches for the World Pork Expo, held in Des Moines, Iowa, US, on June 5-7.
21-May-2013 - A vaccine to tackle the problems of the Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) is due to become available to UK farmers this summer, to protect sheep and cattle from the complications caused.
17-May-2013 - Industry leaders in the UK have denied claims that abscesses and tumours could make it into pork products if Brussels relaxes pig inspection rules next week.
17-May-2013 - An Australian animal welfare group has called for the heads of the country’s political parties to give a personal guarantee there will be no more cruelty in the live export trade.
16-May-2013 - An Australian government investigation into alleged abuse of exported sheep in Kuwait has concluded that live export rules had been breached.
16-May-2013 - The ex-director of a meat processor caught up in the European horsemeat scandal has claimed that the fraud was carried out by a big organisation, which specifically targeted burger plants and ready meal manufacturers.
15-May-2013 - Outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu have been reported on farms in Mexico and Tibet.
15-May-2013 - UK animal welfare campaigners are stepping up a campaign in a bid to monitor the live exports of animals to Europe.
15-May-2013 - China’s government has announced a financial support plan to help prop up the poultry industry in the wake of the H7N9 bird flu crisis.
14-May-2013 - Canada’s government has opened a new biomass boiler plant in Quebec to help cattle farmers and processors in the region reduce carcase disposal and handling costs.
13-May-2013 - The horsemeat scandal has been described as an irritation to German consumers by the Federation of German Meat Industry (BVDF).
13-May-2013 - The Australian RSPCA has renewed calls to ban the live export trade following allegations of cruelty to Australian livestock in Egpyt and Malaysia.
10-May-2013 - Australia has been hit by yet another live export scandal after a welfare group released footage allegedly showing cruel treatment of Australian goats and cattle in Malaysia.
10-May-2013 - Northern Irish beef farmers lost an estimated £3.1m last month and supply shortages are expected later in the year, after adverse weather conditions pushed fallen cattle numbers up by 113%.
10-May-2013 - Zambeef has sold a 49% stake in Zam Chick to one of South Africa’s leading poultry processors Rainbow Chicken, it was announced this week.
08-May-2013 - Australian livestock groups have called on the government to include Egypt in the scheme for monitoring and controlling the welfare of exported Australian animals in their destination countries.
08-May-2013 - Ireland has appealed for EC support to help tackle its animal fodder crisis, as well as an extension of current subsidies for beleaguered cattle farmers.
03-May-2013 - Australia’s livestock export industry has voluntarily suspended exports to Egypt after video footage showed “extreme” animal cruelty at abattoirs in the country.
03-May-2013 - Currency fluctuations and the US drought are being blamed for a dramatic drop in earnings at Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods.
03-May-2013 - US meat processors and producers have strongly criticised the effects of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) on agricultural production in a government review.
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