Industry & Markets

Dr Joseph Glauber speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference

US beef industry outlook

By Melodie Michel

USDA chief economist Dr Joseph Glauber comments on the recent developments in the American beef industry and gives an oulook on the export market.

US restricts antibiotics for livestock

US restricts antibiotics for livestock

By Carina Perkins

The US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) has announced plans to ban the use of certain antibiotics used to treat cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys.

Hong Kong raises bird flu alert

Hong Kong raises bird flu alert

By Carina Perkins

Hong Kong officials have warned of a possible outbreak of bird flu after a chicken carcass from a poultry market tested positive for the H5N1 virus.

Ending pig castration in the EU: a long road ahead

Ending pig castration in the EU: a long road ahead

By Carina Perkins

Earlier this month, farmers, meat processors, retailers, scientists, veterinarians and animal welfare lobbyists gathered in Amsterdam to discuss progress towards voluntarily ending pig castration in Europe by 2018. Carina Perkins reports on some of the...

Video: 2012 outlook for UK retailers

Video: 2012 outlook for UK retailers

By Melodie Michel

Kantar Worldpanel communications director Ed Garner talks about the impact of the recession and the 2012 outlook for major UK supermarkets.