Livestock

Cattle disease work on track

New Zealand M. bovis work progressing

By Aidan Fortune

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the latest Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) report which confirms that the phased eradication of the disease is on track.

Animal transport improvements examined

EU animal transport improvements urged

By Aidan Fortune

The European Parliament has called on the EU and its member states to better enforce existing rules on protecting transported animals and penalise all offenders.

Brazilian beef promotion scheme

JBS’ Friboi expands quality beef scheme

By Aidan Fortune

JBS brand Friboi and the Association of Nelore Breeders of Brazil (ACNB) have agreed to work together to grow the Nelore Natural Quality Program.

UK animal welfare groups have called for an end to non-stun slaughter

Animal welfare firms urge DEFRA to end non-stun slaughter

By Ashley Williams

UK-based animal welfare organisations the RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association have sent an open letter to the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to ban non-stun slaughtering of animals.

The decision to buy pork from Brazilian company JBS has angered US farmers

USDA pork purchase slammed by farmers

By Aidan Fortune

The US Government’s decision to purchase pork from Brazilian firm JBS using funds earmarked for American producers has been criticised by the National Farmers Union (NFU).

American meat industry associations welcome farm bill passage

US Farm Bill progress welcomed

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

The approval last week by the outgoing ‘lame duck’ Congress of the United States of an US$867bn 2019 Farm Bill, which allocates subsidies to American farmers, has greeted with relief and enthusiasm by US meat and livestock producers.

Beef project extended following success

Canadian beef project extended

By Aidan Fortune

The Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration (CBSA) pilot project is being extended following positive fourth quarter and full-year results.

Tensions rise over pork ban

Poland and Lithuania spat over pork imports ban

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Poland’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski has announced the halting of imports of Lithuanian pigs and pork meat from the so-called red zone of the African swine fever (ASF).

Russian trade sanctions escalate

Russia introduces new sanctions against US poultry producers

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has banned all transit supplies of US poultry products through the country’s territory into Kazakhstan, claiming that some of these products are being re-exported back to Russia, by-passing the food embargo....