Environment

Belching cows emit methane gas which punctures the planet's ozone layer

NFU vows to continue fight against methane emissions

By Andrew Burnyeat

The UK’s National Farmers’ Union (NFU) says livestock producers need to keep up their efforts to reduce methane emissions, but said factors outside agriculture must be investigated as new research shows greenhouse gas levels are rising.

Hurricane Matthew flooded and devastated poultry and hog farms in North Carolina

Perdue Farms responds to water pollution call

By Rod Addy

Poultry giant Perdue Farms has responded to pressure on several leading US meat firms to tighten focus on water use, highlighting the actions it has already taken on the issue.

Duc said the energy consumption project will help 'protect the environment'

French poultry player Duc slashes energy consumption

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat processor Duc has hailed the financial impact of slashing energy consumption at its primary production plant in Chailley, France, claiming the “ambitious project” exceeded expectations.

Poultry experts want the sector needs to

Bangladesh poultry sector hit by climate change

By A.Z.M. Anas

Bangladesh’s poultry executives claim climate change poses a major management and operational problem as blazing temperatures cause heat stress and incite livestock disease, increasing mortality rates.

Marfrig uses advanced technology to map cattle ranches and halt land expansion

Marfrig: halting deforestation ‘critical’

By Oscar Rousseau

Meatpacker Marfrig said halting deforestation and fighting slave-like labour conditions was “critical” to its strategy in Brazil as an independent audit praised the company.

Somalia's port at Kismayo was recaptured from Al-Shabaab militants in 2013

Somalian meat traders seek rehab for conflict-hit port

By Ramadhan Rajab, in Nairobi

Livestock exporters using the key southern port of Kismayo have called for facility improvements to spur meat trade, of critical importance to the economic health of war-wracked Somalia.

Aoxin Tianli expects the damage from the floods to cost the business up to $1.5m

Flooding devastates China’s rural pork industry

By Oscar Rousseau

Chinese pork producers are struggling after the city of Wuhan was left paralysed by the worst flooding since the 1998 weather crisis that resulted in more than 3,000 dead.