Livestock

Argentine government vows vigilance over FMD

Argentine government vows vigilance over FMD

By Stephanie Garlow, reporting from Buenos Aires

The Argentine government has promised to be steadfast in protecting its valuable beef industry in the face of a renewed foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in neighbouring Paraguay.

Oxford Farming Conference 2012

Industry event

Oxford Farming Conference 2012

By Melodie Michel

The oxford Farming Conference took place on 3-5 January 2012 and featured a wide range of international speakers, including UK agriculture minister Jim Paice and USDA chief economist Dr Joseph Glauber. Farmers exchanged views and solutions to face the...

US restricts antibiotics for livestock

US restricts antibiotics for livestock

By Carina Perkins

The US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) has announced plans to ban the use of certain antibiotics used to treat cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys.

Hong Kong raises bird flu alert

Hong Kong raises bird flu alert

By Carina Perkins

Hong Kong officials have warned of a possible outbreak of bird flu after a chicken carcass from a poultry market tested positive for the H5N1 virus.

Ending pig castration in the EU: a long road ahead

Ending pig castration in the EU: a long road ahead

By Carina Perkins

Earlier this month, farmers, meat processors, retailers, scientists, veterinarians and animal welfare lobbyists gathered in Amsterdam to discuss progress towards voluntarily ending pig castration in Europe by 2018. Carina Perkins reports on some of the...