Livestock

UK gives FAO £16m to improve agricultural statistics

UK gives FAO £16m to improve agricultural statistics

By Melodie Michel

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has donated £16m ($25m) to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), supporting a global initiative to improve agricultural statistics.

Sustainable meat production in Brazil

Sustainable meat production in Brazil

By Melodie Michel

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Brazilian Association of Beef Exporters (ABIEC) discuss the environmental progress made in Brazilian livestock production, and the challenges ahead.

Meat production can be sustainable, says WWF

Meat production can be sustainable, says WWF

By Melodie Michel

Meeting growing world demand for meat while preserving the environment is achievable with improved management practices and efficiency, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Brazil defends commitment to cut deforestation

Brazil defends commitment to cut deforestation

By Melodie Michel

Brazilian meat industry and government representatives have defended the country’s efforts to reduce deforestation, regretting the “misinformation” spread by the European media.

E.coli linked to farm antibiotics

E.coli linked to farm antibiotics

By Melodie Michel

The increase in the number of resistant E.coli cases in the UK is “almost certainly due” to the level of antibiotic use on farms, a report by the Soil Association has said.

South Korea keeps ban on older US beef

South Korea keeps ban on older US beef

By Leah Germain

Despite winning import duty concessions under the newly-enforced free trade agreement between the US and South Korea, American beef producers will still not be able to export beef over the age of 30 months. The import of older beef remains banned under...

FDA ordered to reconsider antibiotic regulations

FDA ordered to reconsider antibiotic regulations

By Melodie Michel

A US federal court has ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finish a reviewing process started 35 years ago, and that could lead to a ban of prophylactic use of antibiotics in livestock.

Industry disappointed with US appeal of COOL ruling

Industry disappointed with US appeal of COOL ruling

By Melodie Michel

The American meat industry has expressed disappointment in the US Trade Representative’s decision to appeal a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that said Country Of Origin Labelling (COOL) was against trade regulations.

France considers new beef strategy

France considers new beef strategy

By Melodie Michel

French agriculture government body FranceAgriMer is working on a new strategy for the country’s beef sector and slaughter industry, aiming to improve economic performances.

Egyptian FMD outbreak requires “urgent action”, says FAO

Egyptian FMD outbreak requires “urgent action”, says FAO

By Melodie Michel

An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Egypt, which has killed an estimated 4,658 animals, with a further 40,222 suspected cases, is threatening food security in North Africa and the Middle East, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation...

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