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FAO report highlights growing threats to livestock industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for "urgent concerted policy responses" to deal with the growing threat of climate change to global food security....

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Tyson recruits extra staff following investment

US meat giant Tyson Foods is to take on approximately 90 additional workers at its poultry plant in Robards, Kentucky, as a result of investment at the facility.

PETA files poultry lawsuit in California

Animal rights campaigner PETA has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Food and Agriculture with the Los Angeles Superior Court, in response to reports that allege one-third of...

US opens market for fresh beef from Brazil and Argentina

Fourteen Brazilian states have been granted access to the US market for fresh beef (chilled or frozen), following a 15-year period of trade restrictions.

Meat trade organisations welcome new Obama trade negotiating powers

The European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) has welcomed the securing of trade promotion authority (TPA) by US President Barack Obama, which will allow him to negotiate trade deals...

Bovine growth could slow for India

While it will continue to be a major player on the global bovine market, the pace of growth in India could well be much lower than that experienced over the...

Beef prices weaken during first third of year

Global beef prices have weakened during the first four months of 2015, following a period of record high prices. However, it’s unlikely prices will continue to fall as beef supply...

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Green light given to multi-million dollar Iowa pork processing plant

Work on a new $246m pork processing plant can begin, after council officials from Sioux City, Iowa, approved the sale of land for the plant.

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New appointment made at Cargill’s European poultry HQ

Mary Thompson has been appointed to lead Cargill’s European poultry business based in Hereford, England. She will start her new role on 1 August.

Meat body welcomes US-South Africa talks

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has welcomed the news that trade officials from the US and South Africa are in talks to try to resolve the embargo on US...

Middleby relaunches Thurne brand

US equipment firm Middleby Corporation has relaunched the Thurne brand with a new range of slicing systems.

Canada and USA back at WTO over COOL

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has once again been asked to arbitrate over the dispute between Canada and the US over American country-of-origin labelling (COOL) for meat and livestock products.

USA extends meat import privileges for African exporters

With a compromise over the US-South Africa poultry trade having paved the way, the US House of Representatives’ overwhelming approval of a Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which includes...

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Eye scan could lead to earlier BSE detection

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) could be detected in cows earlier by examining the animal’s retina, research from Iowa State University has shown.

Latest USDA report highlights impact on turkey producers of bird flu hit

Turkey producers in the USA are bearing the brunt of multiple outbreaks of avian influenza (HPAI) currently infecting the country, while broiler producers have largely been sheltered from the effects,...

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No single cause of US avian influenza outbreak

The spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the USA cannot be attributed to a single factor, a new epidemiology report from the USDA’s animal and plant health inspection...

Ireland plays down impact of potential BSE case

Irish food officials are adamant that the suspected BSE case in the country will not impact on its fledging beef export deals to the US.

Russia restricts transit of US poultry over bird flu fears

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has banned transit of US poultry, including poultry meat and products, on its territory over concerns about bird flu, according to the head of the organisation...

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Kansas bans movement of poultry

An order which bans the movement of poultry in a bid to prevent the spread of a virulent form of bird flu has been implemented by Kansas agriculture officials.

Chicken processor refutes whistleblower’s organic mislabelling claims

US poultry processing company Cericola Farms has vigorously denied allegations made by a former employee that it has been selling conventionally reared chicken products as organic.

Canada and Mexico plot tariffs on US meat imports in labelling row

The Canadian and Mexican governments are preparing to impose retaliatory tariffs on American imports, including meat, over the US’s country of origin labelling (COOL) rules for meat and livestock. ...

Boom in Australian beef exports to US could trigger tariffs

Strong sales of Australian beef to the US this year could see exporters use up the duty-free quota allocation available for these trades, resulting in tariffs to secure more American...

Cuba suspends US poultry imports

Cuba has suspended US poultry imports citing the flu epidemic, it has been reported by Reuters.

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Tyson Foods welcomes Supreme Court ruling

Tyson Foods, the US food company, has welcomed a ruling by the Supreme Court, which has agreed to review limits on how workers band together to dispute pay and workplace...

Poultry industry divided over bird flu vaccine

Chicken and turkey farmers and producers in the US are split over whether a vaccine should be introduced to fight the outbreak of bird flu that has killed millions of...