Livestock

The amendment would make Mexican cattle more identifiable

USDA considers Mexican cattle concerns with updated branding

By Ashley Williams

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is setting out plans to update its branding requirements for cattle entering the US from Mexico following a request from the Mexican government.

Irish farmers accuse EU of naivety

Irish farmers accuse EU of naivety

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has accused EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström of being naive to believe that the Brazilians are going to conform to the rules in any Mercosur trade agreement with the EU, especially with regard to meeting...

Lamb definition change support

Australian lamb definition change supported by industry

By Aidan Fortune

The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has joined the Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) Board to support a change in the Australian lamb definition that will “put it on a level playing field with competitors”.

Chinese Angus breeding programme

China focuses on Angus breeding programme

By Mark Godfrey

A town in northern China has declared itself the ‘Angus Capital of China’ and teamed up with some big corporate names to build an Angus breeding programme from scratch to a 100,000-strong herd within five years.

Meat and livestock companies to study new EU draft Brexit agreement

Meat and livestock companies to study new EU draft Brexit agreement

By Keith Nuthall & Poorna Rodrigo

Meat and livestock companies and organisations are carefully examining a draft agreement on Brexit that was released by the European Commission on Wednesday (February 28), to see whether British meat and livestock exports can freely circulate across the...