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Campaign launched to wipe out sheep and goat plague

A 15-year campaign to eradicate sheep and goat plague has been launched at a conference in the Côte d’Ivoire, in Africa, this week.

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Cherkizovo to take on pork complex

Russian meat manufacturer and processor Cherkizovo Group has acquired a pork complex in the Lipetsk Region of the country for RUB250 million.

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Australian drought leads to high beef slaughterings

Drought conditions in Australia have resulted in high slaughterings and exports, offsetting tight global supplies, according to Rabobank’s Beef Quarterly report.

Australia’s beef industry reduces environmental impact

The Australian beef industry has successfully reduced its environmental footprint over the past 30 years, according to a new study.

Europe gains new poultry association

A new European association for live poultry and poultry hatching eggs has been established.

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Sustainable food assurance body reports significant success

Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) has released a global impacts report which reveals a 400% increase in livestock produced to LEAF Marque standards.

EU food safety commissioner appeals for solidarity on Russian ban

The European Union (EU) health and food safety commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has called for solidarity between EU countries in dealing with the Russian ban on exports of EU pig and...

New Zealand sees disparity in livestock performance

Climatic conditions have impacted on New Zealand livestock producers, with North Island producers benefiting to the detriment of their South Island cousins, the latest economic reports show.

Global antimicrobial use forecast to rise more than 60%

Antimicrobial consumption in food animals is predicted to increase by as much as 67% by 2030 to more than 105,000 tons, according to a new research paper .

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Buoyancy predicted for world sheep market

Tighter supplies in Australia and New Zealand look set to keep the world sheepmeat market buoyant, according to analysis by Gira.

New Chinese genetic technology against TB infection in cattle on track, says scientist

The Chinese scientist developing genetic technology to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (TB) has told GlobalMeatNews of the steps now under way to bring this innovation to market.

Another Indian state tightens cow protection laws

The north Indian state of Haryana has enacted a new cow protection law that bans even the sale of canned beef and increases the prison term for slaughtering cows (including...

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IFAH appoints new president

The International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) has announced that George Heidgerken is to take over the role of president from Jeff Simmons, for a two-year term.

US poultry exports forecast down in wake of bird flu outbreaks

The USDA has forecast that exports of US poultry will fall to almost 3% to 7.3 billion pounds (lb) this year, as the country feels the impact of several avian...

Russia looks to boost lamb production in Crimea

Russia is considering creating a large cluster of facilities to rear sheep breeds for meat in Crimea, as part of a project to develop agriculture in the peninsula, according to...

EU meat production on the up, says new Commission report

Meat production in Europe is increasing, following years of decline in supply, according to the latest European Commission Short Term Outlook for EU arable crops, dairy and meat markets in...

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Bird flu outbreaks seen across multiple US states

Further outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza have been reported in the US states of Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas as the virus impacts additional commercial flocks.

Norway food safety test uncovers new pig superbug outbreaks

A countrywide testing programme by Mattilsynet, Norway’s food safety authority, has uncovered six new pig herds infected by the drug-resistant LA-MRSA (livestock-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) bacteria in what constitutes a...

Beef traders still face violence, even after Maharashtra oxen and bull slaughter ban

While Indian meat dealers are struggling to overcome the newly imposed ban on oxen and bull slaughter in the western state of Maharashtra, they continue to face attacks on their...

Commission urged to ban non-stun slaughter

The Intergroup on the Welfare & Conservation of Animals has called on the European Commission to phase out slaughter methods that it claims cause immense suffering to animals.

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Cargill announces animal welfare appointment

Dr Stephanie Cottee has joined Cargill’s animal welfare team, taking on the global responsibility for its seven international poultry businesses.

Australian farmers seek to lower greenhouse gases

Australian livestock producers are taking steps to reduce emissions though the Farm300 program, funded by the country’s government.

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Turkey opens to feeder cattle

Turkey has opened its doors to feeder cattle imports to members of associations and cooperatives who have signed contracts for the animals with Turkey’s Meat and Milk Board (ESK).

Canada beef sector optimistic about new strategy

Canada’s beef sector organisations have told GlobalMeatNews that they are optimistic about a national programme connecting all key players in Canada’s beef sector for the first time, with the goal...

US forms round-table on sustainable beef

A US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) has been launched this week, by a group of industry stakeholders in the beef value chain, including Cargill, JBS USA and Tyson Foods.

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