All news articles for April 2012

Strategy for growth

Focus on Denmark

Strategy for growth

By Melodie Michel

Co-operative the Tican Group has adopted several methods to improve production and ensure steady growth in the past 15 years, but the size and location of its abattoir are set to prove a challenge for the future.

The future of Danish co-operative slaughterhouses

Focus on Denmark

The future of Danish co-operative slaughterhouses

By Melodie Michel

What sets the Danish pig industry apart is its co-operative structure, within which abattoirs are entirely owned by farmers. The first co-operative was created in 1887 and, by 1963, there were 77.

Medicinal purposes

Focus on Denmark

Medicinal purposes

By Melodie Michel

With animal antibiotics in media headlines of late, Denmark finds itself at the forefront of research and investment in food safety.

Ahead of the game

Focus on Denmark

Ahead of the game

By Melodie Michel

As the EU sow stall ban draws nearer, Denmark’s pig industry faces a fresh set of challenges, but believes its policies on welfare, the environment and the quality of its products will carry it through.

Facing post-2013 challenges

Focus on Denmark

Facing post-2013 challenges

By Melodie Michel

Exporting 90% of its pork production to countries in and out of the EU, Denmark tends to be ahead of the game when it comes to food safety, environmental protection and animal welfare. But with the requirement to replace sow stalls with group pens due...

China authorises Costa Rican imports

China authorises Costa Rican imports

By Melodie Michel

China has approved three Costa Rican plants for exports to its market, according to Costa Rican Agriculture Minister Gloria Abraham Peralta.

Russia considers complete ban on Brazilian meat

Russia considers complete ban on Brazilian meat

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is considering banning all meat imports from Brazil and Argentina, due to their poor monitoring of quality compliance, the country’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has said.

Efforts to contain impact of US mad cow disease

Efforts to contain impact of US mad cow disease

By Michael Kosmides

The United States government has told GlobalMeatNews that there should be no reason why countries should ban its beef imports following the discovery of its first bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case in six years, in California.

Indonesia suspends US beef imports over BSE

Indonesia suspends US beef imports over BSE

By Melodie Michel

The Indonesian agriculture ministry has announced the suspension of US beef imports from today, after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was discovered in a Californian dairy cow.