All news articles for June 2019

China drives Australian live exports

China drives Australian live exports

By Aidan Fortune

Year-to-date live exports of breeder cattle are up 89%, predominantly led by China, according to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

Russian pig profitability drops

Russian pig profitability drops

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Average profitability in the Russian pig industry has been falling over the past few years, resulting in some bankruptcies in the industry and scaring investors away from building new pig farms.

Progress made on ASF vaccine

Progress made on ASF vaccine

By Aidan Fortune

UK scientists have made progress in developing a vaccination for African Swine Fever (ASF).

EU green lights Irish beef fund

EU green-lights Irish beef fund

By Aidan Fortune

EU member states have agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50m available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100m.

Value-added direction for Tyson Foods

Value-added direction for Tyson Foods

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Tyson Foods has earmarked the value-added sector and prepared foods as areas of future growth for the business.

USDA launches $75m feral swine fund

USDA launches $75m feral swine fund

By Aidan Fortune

In an effort to tackle feral swine, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to offer US$75m of funding for projects in this field.

Copa Cogeca adds voice to Mercosur concern

Copa Cogeca adds voice to Mercosur concern

By Aidan Fortune

European agricultural trade bodies Copa Cogeca have written to the European Commission calling for a measured approach to Mercosur negotiations.

New fund created to tackle AMR

New fund created to tackle AMR

By Aidan Fortune

A new funding scheme has been established in an effort to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

EU leaders express ‘deep concern’ over Mercosur

EU leaders express ‘deep concern’ over Mercosur

By Aidan Fortune

The leaders of Ireland, France, Poland and Belgium have written a joint letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressing their “deep concern” over the Mercosur deal and its potential effect on their respective agricultural industries....