All news articles for March 2017

The need to reduce tail cutting was highlighted in the report

New Zealand: Animal welfare body airs ‘concerns’

By Oscar Rousseau

Concerns over selective breeding practices in New Zealand’s commercial pork and poultry farms have been raised in a report from the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC).

Quiz: The month in meat news

Quiz: The month in meat news

By Oscar Rousseau

A quiz on the month's biggest meat news - have you been paying attention to the global animal protein sector?

The spread of bird flu represents a financial risk to poultry processors

Bird flu reaches fourth US state

By Oscar Rousseau

The US state of Georgia reported its first-ever outbreak of bird flu this week, bringing the total number of US states affected by the disease this month to four.

Cattlemen will get a chance to raise policy issues with US government officials

US cattle ranchers praise Beef Caucus start

By Oscar Rousseau

US cattlemen have applauded the re-establishment of the Congressional Beef Caucus, set up to educate politicians on policy issues affecting cattle and beef producers.

Starship Technologies CEO Ahti Heinla: robots to improve convenience for Domino's customers

EU to launch robotic pizza delivery

By Oscar Rousseau

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises will use robots to deliver pizzas to customers living near to selected stores across Germany and the Netherlands in a new robotics project aiming to hit the ground running.

Brazil's agriculture minister Blairo Maggi said the move is 'good news' for meat exporters

Hong Kong restores Brazilian meat trade

By Oscar Rousseau

Hong Kong is the latest key importer to have lifted a ban on Brazilian meat, after China and Egypt eased restrictions earlier this week.

Cargill CEO David MacLennan said the world is at a critical tipping point

Cargill CEO stands up for free trade

By Oscar Rousseau

In a time of creeping protectionism threatening to destabilise the balance of free trade, David MacLennan, CEO of agri-business giant Cargill, has made an impassioned defence of global commerce.

Sealed Air will use sale proceeds to repay debt and fund growth plans

Sealed Air to sell key divisions to equity firm

By Aidan Fortune

Packaging and hygiene solutions provider Sealed Air has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Diversey Care food hygiene and cleaning businesses from its food care division to private investment firm Bain Capital Private Equity.

Brazil said it was 'grateful China, Chile and Egypt have lifted meat import bans

Key markets lift ban on Brazilian meat

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil has let out a sigh of relief this week after crucial export markets, including China and Egypt, lifted import bans imposed following alleged bribery of meat factory health inspectors.