All news articles for December 17, 2014

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

By Georgi Gyton

A disease outbreak can have catastrophic consequences for a business, as well as a huge knock-on effect on global markets. We take a look at some of the biggest stories making the headlines this year, including PEDv, African swine fever and avian influenza.

German exporters have complained about the number of administrative barriers imposed on them

Germany sees reduced pork exports to Ukraine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

By the end of 2014, pork imports from Germany to Ukraine could drop by 19.4% – to 29,000 tonnes (t), according to representatives of German Meat*, the joint export promotion body for the German meat industry.

Mutton is popular in Beijing for use in hotpots

Mutton takes off in northern China

By Mark Godfrey

As temperatures plunge in northern China, supermarkets are reporting a brisk trade in packaged mutton for hotpot.