Livestock

Wellard moves ahead with vessel sale

Wellard moves ahead with vessel sale

By Aidan Fortune

Australian livestock haulier Wellard’s sale of its vessel MS Ocean Swagman is back on course after a choppy period involving another potential customer.

Asian ASF pig cull reaches five million

Asian ASF pig cull reaches five million

By Aidan Fortune

Almost five million pigs in Asia have died over the past year due to African Swine Fever (ASF), according to the latest Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) data.

Meat industry at odds over beef support

Meat industry at odds over beef support

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has hit back at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) assertions that the processing industry needs to do more to support domestic produce.

Russian poultry production declines

Russian poultry production declines

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian poultry production shrank by 5.1% to 1.5 million tonnes (t) in the first five months of the year (January to May 2019), with frozen poultry production down by as much as 24% year-on-year.