All news articles for July 2015

Maple Leaf Foods' main meat products brands are Maple Leaf and Schneiders

Maple Leaf Foods’ sales fall over quarter

By Michelle Perrett

Maple Leaf Foods, the Canadian meat processor, has reported a drop in sales from last year of 1.3% to $820.8 million for its second financial quarter to 30 June, 2015.

There was a call for congress to implement a federal disaster program for poultry

Federal funds help rebuild US poultry stocks

By Michelle Perrett

Poultry and egg producers are rebuilding stocks hard hit by avian influenza with the help of $700 million in federal assistance, according to a report in US newspaper Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Permits are no longer required for the movement of birds and bird products in Ontario

Ontario relaxes bird flu controls

By Michelle Perrett

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has removed all the quarantines on its avian influenza control zones in Ontario.

The Anna Creek Station is the largest cattle range in the world at 11 million hectares

World’s largest cattle range goes on sale in Australia

By Barbara Barkhausen, in Sydney

The largest private landholding in Australia will change ownership over the next few months, including the world’s largest working cattle ranch in the world, Anna Creek Station, in South Australia. 

There are concerns over the spread of African Swine Fever

OIE fears African Swine Fever will spread to Europe

By Chloe Ryan

The director general of the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) is “not confident” African Swine Fever (ASF) is being effectively controlled around the world, and has expressed concerns that with no treatment and no vaccine, there is a “very important...

MPC and Drovers Pastoral Company deal close to completion

MPC and Drovers Pastoral Company deal close to completion

By Michelle Perrett

Two Western Australian businessmen Robbie Forrest and Brett King are buying the Meat and Poultry Company (MPC) and Drovers Pastoral Company (Drovers) out of liquidation through their business Flown Pty Ltd. 

The new ingredients cater for the demand for clean-label products

New meat preservative range launched

By Michelle Perrett

Biobased food ingredients company Corbion Purac has launched a new range of natural preservatives to help maintain the quality and flavour of both processed and raw meats.

Beef producers want to make the most of the tariff cuts

Five Nations Beef Alliance calls for beef deal

By Aidan Fortune

Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this month.

Avian flu has been found on a farm in Germany

Avian flu found in Germany

By Aidan Fortune

A case of the bird flu strain H7N7 has been found on a poultry farm in Emsland in north Germany.