Livestock

Yarra Corp's investment will help SEALS make inroads into Asia, according to John Kaus

Singapore swoops on Australian cattle trader

By Oscar Rousseau

Singapore’s Yarra Corporation has bought a controlling stake in South East Asian Livestock Services (SEALS) as continental demand for Australian-bred cattle rises.

Momentum-building Chinese trade could be complimented by a big 'breakthrough' in Saudi Arabia

China to slash tax on Australian cattle

By Oscar Rousseau

Australia’s multi-million dollar livestock trade with China has been boosted by the Asian giant’s decision to axe a tax on slaughter cattle and sheep by 1 January 2019.

Reducing on-farm antibiotic use could 'jeopardise' animal health, the NPPC claim

WHO call to ban antibiotics ‘wrong’

By Oscar Rousseau

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) call to stop farmers and the food industry from using powerful antibiotics preventatively is “wrong” and “ill-advised”, a US trade body has said.

Chinese pork import market drops in 2016

Chinese pork import market drops in 2016

By Aidan Fortune

The Chinese pork import market has fallen behind the exceptional performance of 2016 in recent months, according to a recent study by England’s AHDB Pork.

Shennong imports breeding pigs to boost herd

Shennong imports breeding pigs to boost herd

By Mark Godfrey

Chinese breeder and processor Shennong has announced plans to use imports of American breeding pigs to expand its packaged meat presence in one of China’s least developed but fastest growing consumer markets.

Kraft Heinz has made a pledge to significantly improve broiler welfare by 2024

Kraft Heinz plans to improve broiler welfare

By Aidan Fortune

US food processor Kraft Heinz Company has announced plans to expand its current animal welfare commitments to include higher standards for treatment of broiler chickens in its domestic supply chain.