SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Global Meat Trading and Processing

Headlines > Livestock

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.

Ireland eyes lamb boom

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.

Over one million cattle protected from killer diseases

Beef producers in Uganda’s Karamoja region have benefited from a livestock vaccination plan, spearheaded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Australian cattle killed with sledgehammer in Vietnamese abattoir

‘Abhorrent’ footage aired in Australia shows what is believed to be cattle unlawfully exported to Vietnam being bludgeoned to death with a sledgehammer.

FAO calls for antimicrobial resistance action

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).

Kangaroo meat deemed a healthy choice for consumers

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.

Currency pressure hits US pork exports to Mexico

Volatility in the foreign exchange market caused US pork exports to Mexico to nosedive in the first quarter of the year.

Meat & Livestock Australia rebukes criticism of ‘world-leading’ program

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has hit back at criticism from the Australian Beef Association over its meat quality program.

Eurasian Economic Union to slash meat imports in 2017

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. 

Africa swine fever outbreak in Ukraine

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.

Prime Food investment doubles Polish meat processing capacity

Danish-owned pork processor Prime Food has completed its €7.5m investment in Przechlewo, northern Poland, and is hoping to create 100 new jobs.

Australia in talks with Japan to lift trade ban

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 freezes poultry trade over bird flu fear

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 eyes beef and poultry export boom

Kazakhstan plans to revive its once-strong beef industry to become one of the largest meat exporters in the post-Soviet Union space.

Pakistan launches its biggest halal plant

Pakistan’s largest conglomerate, the Fauji Group, has launched the country’s biggest halal abattoir, meat processing and exporting unit near Port Qasim, Karachi.

Pricing fear prompts beef transparency changes

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.

Australian beef producers encouraged to ‘go green’

Beef producers in Australia have been told that being environmentally friendly in their operations could help them save money, according to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). 

Wellard wins Indonesian permits for beef exports

Australian livestock exporter Wellard has secured permits from the Indonesian government to ship 250,000 live cattle to the archipelago state between May and August this year.

Iranian meat suppliers experience export problems to CIS

Despite hopes from Iranian meat exporters that they could increase supplies to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), deliveries to the region, including most of the post-Soviet Union area, are...

US beef arrives in South Africa

The first shipment of US beef has arrived in South Africa, after an “intense” and long-running trade dispute between both nations was resolved in January.

Insect larvae should be used in animal feed, says EU project

Insect larvae reared on manure should be used in animal feed as a “priority”, according to the European Commission.

US government offers funding for antimicrobial resistance research

The US Department of Agricultural (USDA) will make around $6m (£4.8m) available to fund research on combating the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Wellard adds ‘floating farm’ to growing export fleet

One of Australia’s largest livestock exporters, Wellard, has added a purpose-built ship that can carry 20,000 cows to its fleet of “floating farm livestock carriers”.

China’s pork imports booming

China’s pork imports more than doubled in March 2016 as environmental regulation slammed the brakes on domestic production for the country’s largest producers.

Cambodia’s first abattoir readying the starter’s gun

Cambodian meat distributor SLN Meat Supply Pty has told GlobalMeatNews it will start operating a major industrial slaughterhouse this summer.

Ireland seeks bilateral trade with Iran

Ireland’s food body Bord Bia and 17 business leaders have visited Iran on a trade mission for the first time since sanctions were lifted to discuss a bilateral trade deal...

On demand Supplier Webinars

Science behind Dow Food Solutions
Dow Pharma & Food Solutions
All supplier webinars