All news articles for January 2015

The NRDC said there was no indication the money would enforce a strict reduction in drug usage

Questions raised over US antibiotic investment

By Sophie Witts

The Obama Administration’s proposed $1.2bn investment in combating antibiotic resistant bacteria has come under fire from the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) for failing to adequately address antibiotic misuse in the livestock industry.

The case has been confirmed as being the atypical form of BSE

Norwegian BSE case confirmed

By Georgi Gyton

Reports regarding a possible Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case in a 15-year cow in Norway have been confirmed positive, with a report submitted to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) yesterday (29 January).

Port congestion is costing the US meat and poultry industry in excess of $30m a week

US pork producers urged to pressure lawmakers over port dispute

By Georgi Gyton

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is urging its members to contact their federal lawmakers and the White House regarding a long-running port dispute, which is reportedly costing the US meat and poultry industry millions of dollars a week.

Weekend waste is also a big problem, particularly in beef plants

US expo delegates urged to tackle water waste

By Georgi Gyton

Water waste is something the US protein processing industry needs to get to grips with, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo were told.

Live exports are expected to drop back significantly this year

Australian cattle industry expecting tight supply ahead

By Georgi Gyton

Two years of record cattle turn-off and live exports are likely to bring significant contraction in the market this year, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) 2015 cattle industry projections, published yesterday (27 January).

Sundberg said the US industry has to be better prepared for next time

Learn lessons from PEDv, urges US expert

By Ed Bedington

The US pork industry cannot afford to relive the pork epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) again, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo were told.

The number of product recalls is expected to be four times higher this year than last

US inspection ‘misses’ results in higher recalls

By Ed Bedington

Product recalls in the US are tracking well above last year and are on course to be more than four times higher, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta were warned.

Twenty-thousand members of the pork industry, from over 30 countries, are expected to attend the expo this year

2015 World Pork Expo set for June

By Sophie Witts

Members of the world pork industry are invited to the 2015 World Pork Expo at Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, USA on 3-5 June.