All news articles for May 2013

Palestinian livestock hampered by Israeli security and disease

Palestinian livestock sector suffering under security

By Joe Charlaff, in Jerusalem

The meat and livestock sector in the West Bank of the Palestinian territories is suffering because of tough Israeli security restrictions, the development of Israeli settlements and a recent outbreak of bluetongue disease, industry specialists and reports...

Ukraine pork production is on the rise

Ukraine pork production on the rise

By Carina Perkins

Ukranian pork production increased significantly in the first four months of 2013, with experts predicting that the country could become self sufficient in pork by the end of the year.

H7N9 bird flu threatens global poultry outlook

H7N9 bird flu threatens global poultry outlook

By Carina Perkins

The outbreak of H7N9 in eastern and central China could threaten the outlook for global poultry sales, according to the latest quarterly poultry report from Rabobank.

Spain implements restrictions on export to Russia

Spain implements restrictions on export to Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Spanish veterinary authorities have imposed temporary restrictions on the supply of meat and products of animal origin to the Customs Union countries of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Beef boosts Irish food exports

Beef boosts Irish food exports

By Alyson Magee

Strong beef sales have contributed to a 27% value hike in Irish food and drink exports over the last three years to €9bn in 2012, while trade with the UK has risen by 5% over the last year alone to €3.8bn or 42% of all exports.

Putin says he will provide financial support to pig and poultry farmers

Putin promises support for Russian pork and poultry industries

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised that the government will provide special support to Russia’s poultry and pork producers, which are currently suffering record losses due to the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

EU meat industry welcomes new pig inspection rules

EU meat industry welcomes new pig inspection rules

By Carmen Paun, in Brussels

The European Livestock and Meat Trading Union (UECBV) has welcomed new European Union (EU) pig meat inspection rules, backed by a key European Commission committee, that sanction a more risk-based approach than in the past.

Stranded NZ meat cleared for export to China

Stranded NZ meat cleared for export to China

By Carina Perkins

New Zealand authorities claim they have resolved a trading impasse with China which has left hundreds of pallets of frozen beef and sheep meat stranded in ports for weeks.