Livestock

Chinese agricultural expanding pig herd

New Hope to expand pig herd

By Mark Godfrey

Leading Chinese agricultural conglomerate New Hope Liuhe has announced it is adding 1.6 million (m) head to its pig herd, with new projects in three provinces, in another sign of continued consolidation by large players.

CEO of Cefusa José Fuertes, and rector of the University of Murcia, José Luján, sign the collaboration agreement

Piglet project launched in Spain

By Aidan Fortune

Spanish livestock company Cefusa and the University of Murcia are to collaborate on a project, examining piglets born via in vitro fertilization.

New cattle care system unveiled

New cattle care system unveiled

By Aidan Fortune

US certification body Food Safety Net Services Certification and Audit (FSNS C&A) has announced the creation of the FSNS C&A Temple Grandin Responsible Cattle Care Program.

Irish farmers make beef fund demands

Irish farmers make beef fund demands

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has set out six principles for the distribution of the €100m fund pledged by the Government and the EU Commission to help beef farmers affected by Brexit.

Official US studies help reduce antimicrobial use in pigs and cattle

Official US studies help reduce antimicrobial use in pigs and cattle

By Brenda Dionisi

New data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will help guide US animal health officials in ensuring livestock producers use antimicrobials in a more judicious way, said this federal government...

ASF anti-viral drugs to be developed

ASF anti-viral drugs to be developed

By Aidan Fortune

Belgian biotechnology company ViroVet is to partner with animal disease research body Pirbright Institute to development antiviral drugs to combat African Swine Fever (ASF).

A shortage of vets in the UK has been highlighted in a Migration Advisory Committee report

UK meat vet shortage highlighted

By Aidan Fortune

The troubling lack of veterinary staff in the UK meat industry has been highlighted in a new report by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).

Ireland joins fight against ASF

Ireland joins fight against ASF

By Aidan Fortune

Irish Minister for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has issued advice to the public about African swine fever (ASF), the risk it poses to the pig sector in Ireland, and what can be done to prevent the introduction of this...

Australian Agricultural Company suffers $100m hit

Australian Agricultural Company suffers $100m hit

By Aidan Fortune

Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), the country’s largest cattle producer, has suffered a AUS $100m hit due to the harsh weather conditions experienced at the start of 2019.

USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific Joel Haggard discusses the effects of ASF

US pork experts warn of ASF danger

By Aidan Fortune

US pork industry specialists have given an update on the impact of African Swine Fever (ASF) on the global meat market.