All news articles for February 2018

Antimicrobial resistance still a ‘threat to public health’

Antimicrobial resistance still a ‘threat to public health’

By Aidan Fortune

Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials, according to a new report published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Devro sales up 7% in 2017

Devro sales up 7% in 2017

By Aidan Fortune

International casings supplier Devro has posted a solid 2017, with performance growth in most regions.

New Zealand livestock supplies dip in last quarter

New Zealand livestock supplies dip in last quarter

By Aidan Fortune

The remaining livestock available for processing in New Zealand for the rest of the season will be less than in any of the previous five seasons, according to a forecast by Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Economic Service (B+LNZ).

Czech Republic posts record meat imports in 2017

Czech Republic posts record meat imports in 2017

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

The Czech Republic imported a record amount of meat in 2017, valued at CZK 28 billion (€1.1 billion), four times more than when the country joined the EU in 2004, according to local industry association.

Overseas operations boost CPF’s sales

Overseas operations boost CPF’s sales

By Aidan Fortune

Thai meat processor Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) has reported an 8% year-on-year boost in net profits in 2017, driven by growing overseas business interests.

Irish farmers meet with authorities over clean sheep policy

Irish farmers meet with authorities over clean sheep policy

By Aidan Fortune

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) national sheep chairman Sean Dennehy has met with senior vets in the Department of Agriculture this week over the ongoing problems with the perceived “over the top” implementation of the Clean Sheep Policy by the Department....

ASF ends Latvian pig oversupply crisis

ASF ends Latvian pig oversupply crisis

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Pork prices in Latvia rose in 2017 after the strong slump in the previous years, as the first signs of shortage have been seen on the domestic pork market.

UK hopes for Taiwan approval on pork exports

UK hopes for Taiwan approval on pork exports

By Dinah Gardner, in Taipei

The UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has said if Taiwan lifts its current ban on British pork exports this year, it hopes to see the industry sell about US$15 million’s worth of the meat to the island in the first full year....