The cull of dairy cattle should protect New Zealand cattle reared for meat

4,000 NZ cattle to be culled to prevent disease

By Aaron McDonald

In a move to prevent the further spread of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand cows, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced plans to cull around 4,000 cattle. Procedures to reduce the risk have been planned in conjunction with farmers.

US names Pig Farmer of the Year

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US names Pig Farmer of the Year

By Oscar Rousseau

Leslie McCuiston of Nebraska has been named the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board.

Taze Ay has received financial support from EBRD in the past

Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

By Oscar Rousseau

Turkmenistan halal meat producer Taze Ay plans to increase sausage production by 400% after securing a loan from a London bank investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

FAO: Step up vaccinations or face disease outbreak

Eastern Europe faces disease risk, warns FAO

By Oscar Rousseau

Eastern Europe and the Balkans risk outbreaks of a deadly cattle disease if they fail to step up cow vaccinations, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).