All news articles for November 2017

South Korea has banned all poultry farmers from visiting areas wild birds may flock to

News in brief

South Korea steps up bird flu measures

By Oscar Rousseau

South Korea is stepping up its bird flu protection measures after an influenza strain was found on a big duck farm in Gochang.

Cargill has embarked on a two-year drive to expand its already-massive meat division

Cargill’s sausage push creates 100 jobs

By Oscar Rousseau

More than 100 new staff will be hired by agriculture giant Cargill, which has plans to build a sausage production hub in Nashville, Tennessee.

Chile could pump more beef into Europe, but would truculent EU farmers welcome such as move?

EU and Chile meat sectors could benefit from revised trade deal

By Charles Newbery, Diana Yordanova and Keith Nuthall

The Chilean meat and livestock industry has welcomed the launch of talks between the European Union (EU) and the South American country on upgrading the current 14-year-old free trade deal between the two jurisdictions.

James Parsons became chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand when he was 37 years old

Beef + Lamb New Zealand chairman to step down

By Aidan Fortune

The chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), James Parsons, has announced he will not be seeking re-election in the organisation’s director elections in March.

Mercedes Romero said further integration of the supply chain was 'pivotal' for expansion

Santa Rita builds new hatchery

By Aidan Fortune

Mexican producer Santa Rita S de PR de RL has built a new SmartPro Bovans hatchery to support the further expansion of its successful ‘Mr. Egg’ table egg brand.

Russian pig industry warning issued

Russian pig industry warning issued

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Nearly 50% of pig farms in Russia will become loss-making in 2018, due to the poor conditions of the domestic pork market and the high debt burden in the pig industry, Yury Kovalev, the director of the National Union of Pig Producers (NUPP) warned during...

Big meat can capture alt-protein growth

Big meat can capture alt-protein growth

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat processors should latch on to international growth for alternative proteins by buying into lab-grown and plant-based meat, international financial group Rabobank has claimed.

King of Donair has a live feed of its kebab meat online

News in Brief

Shop sets up 24-hour doner kebab cam

By Oscar Rousseau

You can now watch a live stream of a juicy doner kebab spinning on a spit, courtesy of King of Donair from Nova Scotia, Canada.

Yarra Corp's investment will help SEALS make inroads into Asia, according to John Kaus

Singapore swoops on Australian cattle trader

By Oscar Rousseau

Singapore’s Yarra Corporation has bought a controlling stake in South East Asian Livestock Services (SEALS) as continental demand for Australian-bred cattle rises.