All news articles for November 2016

Flouting home kill laws could see wrongdoers may face up to five years in prison

NZ government swoops on illegal meat operation

By Oscar Rousseau

An illegal yet sophisticated meat processing ring in greater Auckland has been shut down after a raid orchestrated by New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Brazil wants to significantly increase exports of processed halal meats to Malaysia

Brazil meat sector welcomes Malaysia trade deal

By Kakie Roubaud

Brazil's meat industry has welcomed a commercial agreement struck by their country’s government with Malaysia, that will encourage and enable Brazilian beef and chicken exports to the south-east Asian country.

Zambeef opened 17 new sites this year and plans to invest in further expansion

Zambeef enjoys second year of profit growth

By Oscar Rousseau

African meat giant Zambeef has increased operating profit for the second year in a row, reporting a strong rise in trading figures to 30 September 2016.

The Chinese government is cracking down on pig smuggling

Rising pig prices lead to smuggling epidemic

By Mark Godfrey

Historically high Chinese pig prices and ongoing crackdowns on farmyard pollution appear to have driven a wave of pig smuggling from Vietnam into China.