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Indian crackdown on illegal meat slaughter, smuggling

India’s chief minister for the state of Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath Yogi, has ordered a crackdown on cow smuggling and illegal slaughter. 

Mexico eases beef trade tax

The Mexican government will allow a huge volume of international beef to enter the country tax-free this year.

Russia makes breakthrough in meat exports

Russia exported 173,000 tonnes (t) of meat last year, increasing this figure nearly twofold compared to 2015, according to the country’s Institute of Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR).

Russian agribusiness invests to beef up food safety

Russian agro-industrial organisation Miratorg has invested over RUB75 million ($1.3m) to improve quality control at its giant beef production site.

Romanian company to expand cattle farms

Romanian cattle breeder Karpaten Meat Trading will expand its three beef farms in Sibiu to a total of 6,500 head thanks to rising demand for Angus beef.

Three fish feed producers start partnership

Three aquaculture feed producers from Ireland, the Netherlands and Brazil have joined forces in a strategic partnership to spearhead the trawl for sustainable fish food solutions.

Investors increase pressure to cut antibiotics use

A $2bn coalition of investment firms have issued an antibiotics report as leading financial institutions grow increasingly concerned that overuse of livestock drugs could hit profits.

Ingredients firm to build massive animal feed factory in China

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company is targeting Chinese growth with plans to build a new animal feed factory in central China and add aquaculture production lines to another factory in...

Thai chicken farmers stamping out slavery win government recognition

Over 1,000 chicken farmers will receive a certificate from Thailand’s government that states the broiler growers adhere to strict anti-slavery standards. 

EU PiG scheme searches for project ambassadors

Pig producers in the top-producing countries of Europe are set to reap the awards of a new producer-led knowledge-sharing project. 

Brussels to ‘improve’ welfare of animals exported to non-EU countries

The European Commission will pursue actions within its remit to improve the welfare of livestock shipped to non-EU countries, after an undercover investigation allegedly showed member state animals subjected to...

Large avian flu outbreak hits Moscow Oblast

A total of 250,000 chickens will be culled on a farm in Moscow Oblast, due to an outbreak of the highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza (AI) H5N8, according to...

Meat body defends under-fire livestock trade

A European meat body has defended animal exporters, claiming an investigation into brutal treatment of EU livestock in the Middle East does not represent the sector’s daily reality.

‘Deadly’ bird flu outbreak on US chicken farm

A lethal form of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) has been confirmed in a commercial poultry operation in Tennessee, which supplies US meat giant Tyson Foods. 

Greece outbreak of H5N6 bird flu is first in Europe

Greece has reported Europe’s first outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N6, which hitherto had only been seen in Asia.

Kazakhstan’s pig industry shrinks

Kazakhstan’s pig population has fallen by 6.4% or 831,300 head between 2015 and 2016, according to data from the State Statistical Agency. 

Investigation reveals ‘horrific’ export of livestock ‘tortured’ in the Middle East

Europe’s livestock exports to the Middle East are under fire after a clandestine investigation revealed “horrific” footage detailing animal abuse, including alleged torture of cows in Lebanon. 

Ranchers: Trump’s Interior Sec pick is ‘great news’

US President Donald Trump has picked Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior, a move two bodies representing livestock interests have claimed is “great news” for cattle producers.

Russian firm ramps up self-reliance in chicken flocks

Cherkizovo has commissioned its first farm for parent chicken flocks in Russia and hopes to finish construction of three more farms in autumn 2017, in order to cut its dependence...

Russian meat deal could benefit Mexico

Mexico may be able to export 200,000-400,000 tonnes (t) of meat to Russia, as trade restrictions, started in 2012, are about to be lifted, according to Enrique Sánchez Cruz, director...

New monitoring system developed by Central Queensland University

The creators of a new livestock theft prevention system are seeking producers to help research the project. 

Farmers kill thousands of pigs in disease-hit Latvia

Latvia has culled more pigs in the past two weeks than in the last three years, due to African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks. 

Australian pig body boasts of income-driving product range

The Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) has claimed that products and technologies in its development pipeline will drive revenue and productivity gains for producers.

Deaths rise in China after ‘worst’ bird flu outbreak

As many as 79 people died in China from the H7N9 avian influenza strain last month, raising fears the outbreak could lead to an influenza pandemic, the Chinese government has...

Chicken, pig software business bought

US poultry and swine production software firm MTech has been snapped up by Sweden’s Munters Group, a global leader in energy-efficient air treatment and climate solutions.