All news articles for May 2018

Kenya becomes the third country to import Brazilian poultry genetics materials this year

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Brazil expands poultry genetics market to Kenya

By Ashley Williams

Growing international demand for Brazil’s poultry genetic materials, such as fertile eggs and one-day old chicks, has led to another export deal with Kenya, Africa.

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Cargill ‘gets serious’ about international poultry

By Aidan Fortune

In an exclusive interview granted to GlobalMeatNews, Cargill’s group president of international protein Chris Langholz outlined how the business wants to “get serious” about poultry.

Masaki Ishii was inspired to add olive lees to his herd’s feed on Shodoshima island

Japanese beef pioneer creates olive-fed wagyu industry

By Kathryn Wortley, in Tokyo

Wagyu beef produced from olive-fed cattle on a remote island in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea is experiencing exponential demand at home and abroad, thanks to its healthy fats and ‘umami’ (savoury) flavour.

EU slaughterhouse stunning should only take place if it is licensed and approved by regulatory authorities

ECJ rules on ritual slaughter in EU

By Keith Nuthall

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that ritual slaughter without stunning may take place only in the EU within a slaughterhouse licensed and approved by regulatory authorities.

China became Russia's biggest investor in its economy for the first time

Russia sees foreign investments in new projects shrinking

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Foreign companies have curbed their investment in Russia’s agriculture industry in 2017, compared to the previous year, according to research from EY, released during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, held on 24-26 May.

Several factors have been highlighted that could change the global beef market

Rabobank results: beef supply pressures build in global market

By Ashley Williams

US weather conditions, low Brazilian domestic export prices and changes to live cattle trading have all been highlighted as potential factors that could change the course of the global beef market, according to Rabobank Beef Q2 results.

Electronic logging devices will become mandatory for livestock hauliers from the 1 October

NCBA concerns over mandate regulation for livestock hauliers

By Ashley Williams

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has applauded the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across American Safety Act (TLAAS) following concerns over the mandate electronic logging devices for livestock hauliers and existing Hours of...

As many as 239,000 chickens will be culled at a Russian poultry farm

Low-pathogenic AI strikes Russian Far East

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor is to cull 239,000 chickens at the Nadezhdinskaya Ptitsa poultry farm in Primorsky Krai, in Russia’s Far East region, following an outbreak of low-pathogenic avian influenza (AI) H9N2.