Lamb numbers are forecast to have increased by 1.2% on the previous spring, reaching an estimated 25.8 million, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
An H5 strain of avian influenza has been discovered on two farms in Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada, with two additional farms also quarantined.
The cattle supply arm of Cargill’s US beef business has teamed up with consultancy Kennedy and Coe to develop a beef cattle sustainability assessment for its feed yards.
Hong Kong has banned imports of poultry meat and products (including eggs) from the Netherlands, following the continuing outbreaks of avian influenza.
The Philippine Department of Agriculture has order a temporary ban to be placed on the imports of cattle products from Botswana, Africa, following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
In the first nine months of 2014, supplies of poultry meat and seafood from Turkey to Russia rose by almost four-and-a-half times, with strong potential for further growth, according to...
Russia has announced restrictions on the imports of a number of food products from its partners in the Customs Union – Belarus and Kazakhstan – as the issue of re-exporting...
Two samples from wild ducks around the area of Kamerik, Woerden, in the Netherlands, have tested positive for a highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza, Rijksoverheid.nl confirmed in a...
Animal welfare experts met recently in Brazil to discuss the implementation of sustainable solutions within the country’s pig production industry.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been discovered in Portugal, marking the first case of the disease since June 2012.
The impact of vector-borne disease costs the global livestock sector billions every year, and is an increasing threat, according to the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH).
Following an urgent request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is assessing the current situation surrounding the avian influenza outbreak in Europe.
The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) has agreed to draft guidelines for the control of Trichinella spp in pork, marking a major victory for the US pork industry, according...
Pig welfare, advances in genetics, and strict hygiene practices were highlighted as key to Denmark’s success by leading industry figures at the International Pig Seminar this week.
More than CA$89,000 is being invested in a project by the Nova Scotia Cattle Producers to boost animal welfare practices, improve farm safety and increase return on investment (ROI).
Pork containing MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) has been detected during random checks by Sweden’s national veterinary institute (Statens veterinärmedicinska) inspectors.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have warned that avian influenza’s “rapid spread” through Europe threatens the poultry sectors...
Food IT specialist CSB-System International has launched a full traceability system for leading German meat processor Vion Convenience.
For grocery retailers in many markets, offering cage-free eggs and cruelty-free poultry meat has virtually become the new industry standard. The next point of public contention – namely the unpalatable...
Russia is negotiating with Israel on the launch of meat supplies, with the first deliveries likely to take place before the end of 2014, Russian officials have claimed.
The US’ National Pork Board has approved the funding of a national Swine Health Information Center.
Canadian federal and provincial governments announced a CA$150,000 funding package for the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (SaskPork) this week.
A second outbreak of avian influenza has been discovered at a farm in the Netherlands, the country’s Ministry for Economic Affairs has confirmed.
Ukraine has banned imports of poultry from the UK, the Netherlands and Germany, due to outbreaks of the avian influenza H5N8 strain, according to the country’s State Veterinary and Phytosanitary...
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has launched a campaign urging EU institutions to restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock.
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