All news articles for May 2019

USDA steps up swine fever tactics

USDA steps up swine fever tactics

By Aidan Fortune

In an effort to prevent the disease from hitting its borders, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is furthering its overall African Swine Fever (ASF) preparedness efforts with the implementation of a surveillance plan.

Genus enters Chinese pig collaboration

Genus enters Chinese pig collaboration

By Aidan Fortune

International animal genetics company Genus has entered into a strategic collaboration with Beijing Capital Agribusiness (BCA) to develop pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv).

Networking group Meat Business Women met in Painters Hall in London

ASF threat causing CVO sleepless nights

By Michelle Perrett

The UK's chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss has said that African swine fever (ASF) is the disease that “keeps her awake at night”.

Cargill invests in cultured meat business

Cargill invests in cultured meat business

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Cargill is to expand its presence in the alternative proteins market with an investment in cultured meat business Aleph Farms.

European farmers alarmed over EBRD’s loan to MHP

European farmers alarmed over EBRD’s loan to MHP

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The conflict between Ukraine poultry giant MHP and European poultry farmers appears to have reached a new level after the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved a €100m loan for MHP to acquire a Slovenian poultry processor.

Tyson Foods to build new case ready plant

Tyson Foods to build new case ready plant

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Tyson Foods is to expand its case ready meat operations with the announcement that it is to build a major new facility in Utah.