Livestock

Russian poultry production sees downturn

Russian poultry production sees downturn

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian farmers produced 1.15 million tonnes (t) of poultry meat in the first quarter of 2019, 6.2% down on the same period of the previous year.

Canada hosts international ASF forum

Canada hosts international ASF forum

By Aidan Fortune

The chief veterinary officers for Canada, Mexico and the US met earlier this week to discuss prevention and control of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Americas.

Russia’s Far East hit hard by FMD

Russia’s Far East hit hard by FMD

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease is close to ruining industrial pig farming in Primorsky Krai in Russia’s Far East region, according to regional governor Oleg Kozhemyako.

Quality control plans for Brazilian poultry

ABPA outlines quality control plans for Brazilian poultry sector

By Aidan Fortune

In an effort to demonstrate its quality standards, the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) recently undertook an in-depth on-site analysis of the poultry meat industry’s facilities, taking food safety, sustainability and animal health and welfare...

Brazilian ASF strategy group created

Brazilian meat industry creates ASF strategy group

By Aidan Fortune

The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), and the Department of Animal Health and Livestock Inputs of the Ministry of Agriculture have created a strategy group to tackle African Swine Fever (ASF).

Chinese farms given ASF testing permission

Large Chinese pig farms to test for ASF

By Aidan Fortune

The Chinese Government has given the go-ahead for larger pig farms to test for African Swine Fever (ASF) to help curb incidents of the disease.

Irish farmers feel Brexit crunch

IFA demands Brexit compensation

By Aidan Fortune

Irish beef farmers have called for compensation from the Government and the EU over losses suffered, estimated to be more than €100m, due to the Brexit process.

Cargill embraces AI monitoring technology

Cargill embraces AI monitoring technology

By Aidan Fortune

In an effort to improve the poultry production process, Cargill has invested in monitoring technology along its supply chain that utilises artificial intelligence (AI) to detect health issues.