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US pork price sees upward trajectory

The price of US pork has increased by 10% since the middle of August this year, according to data from global commodity analyst Mintec.

FAO issues warning over new strain of avian ‘flu

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has said a new strain of avian influenza, H5N6, needs to be closely monitored in order to avoid a major threat to...

Concerns raised over Taiwan’s decision to reject US pork

A US ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) voiced concerns about Taiwan’s decision to reject certain US pork imports at a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, last week.

Zimbabwe announces livestock support scheme

The Zimbabwe government recently announced a USD$51.2 million livestock support scheme with the goal of producing 400,000 tonnes of beef per annum by 2018, in line with the country’s economic...

Decline in livestock production forecast for Australia

Australian livestock production is forecast to decrease by 2.1% in 2014-15, according to the latest Agricultural Commodities report from the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture (ABARES).

Charoen Pokpand Group to boost its investments in Russian division

Thai agricultural conglomerate Charoen Pokpand Group intends to invest US$2bn in increasing its production capacity in Russia between now and 2020, with plans to launch a pig production unit in...

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New president elected at European animal welfare group

Janusz Wojciechowski MEP has been elected as the new president of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, and will take over the role with immediate...

Estonia moves to halt spread of ASF

Despite preventative measures put in place by Estonia, it was only a matter of time before African swine fever (ASF) spread to the country, GlobalMeatNews has been told.

Future prospects look good for EU pork and beef

EU beef and pork production is expected to increase in 2015, according to the latest Global Agricultural Information Network report from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

Brazilian beef production and exports expected to rise

Exports of Brazilian beef are predicted to rise by 10% next year, according to the latest Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report, by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural...

African swine fever discovered in Estonia

The latest outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) to hit the Baltics has been discovered in Estonia.

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Australian beef production sees increase

Beef production increased by 1% in July, to 211,000 tonnes (t), according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Investment in Canadian livestock genetics announced

The Canadian Livestock Genetics Association (CLGA) is to benefit from CA$1.6m-worth of government funding.

Genus announces pig production agreement in China

Global animal genetics company Genus, has entered into a strategic partnership with River Stone Farm (Shandong) Co, in China, in an agreement which will see it become the Group’s first...

Belarus and Kazakhstan to benefit from Russian meat embargo

Belarus and Kazakhstan look set to increase their supplies of meat to Russia, as the recently implemented trade restrictions on imports have created a bigger demand and attractive prices, according...

New EU proposals on medicated feed for livestock welcomed

Pan-European agriculture association Copa-Cogeca has welcomed a new package of EU Commission proposals on veterinary medicine and medicated feed for livestock.

Russian agri-firm invests in export plans for China

RusAgro, one of Russia’s largest agricultural holdings, has announced an investment of RUB60 billion (US$1.61bn) in the development of pork production in the far east of the country, as well...

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Australia welcomes removal of red tape for access to EU

The Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) said it has welcomed the move from the European Union Cattle Accreditation System (EUCAS) to do away with the requirement for lime green tail...

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US’ third-largest poultry producer cuts use of antibiotics

Perdue Foods has announced it is has stopped using antibiotics in its chicken hatcheries – a process that has taken five years to fully implement.

Shake-up at Meat and Livestock Australia, as industry grumbles about funding

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will cut its budget by 10% of its operating costs and plans on revamping its research programme, amidst grumbles from the industry about its funding...

Jordan halts Romanian livestock imports

The Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture has decided to ban imports of cattle and sheep from the Romanian market, following reports by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on detected...

Meat industry in Lithuania suffers heavy losses over ASF and Russian sanctions

Meat producers in Lithuania have reported heavy losses due to the continuing spread of African swine fever (ASF) and the sanctions on meat supplies to Russia.

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Maple Leaf appoints leader in animal wellness

Canadian firm Maple Leaf Foods has appointed Dr Stephanie Cottee as leader, animal wellness.

Canadian broiler meat production to rise 2%

A 2% increase in broiler meat production is expected for Canada’s poultry industry in 2015, according to a new report by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

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Vets and scientists to discuss animal disease at Edinburgh conference

A global gathering of vets and scientists are meeting to discuss the challenges of gathering health information on wild animals, at the European Wildlife Disease Association Conference this week (25-29...