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....

The CFIA’s Ottawa Laboratory in Fallowfield confirmed the case of bovine TB

Bovine TB confirmed in Canadian herd

By Aidan Fortune

An investigation into a case of bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) in British Columbia, Canada has been launched by the authorities.

The UK's red meat sector is feeling the impact of the recent extreme weather conditions

Weather hits UK red meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

The UK’s red meat sector has been adversely impacted by the shifting weather patterns of 2018, hindering future supplies.

Chicken disease vaccine progress

Chicken disease vaccine progress hailed

By Aidan Fortune

The University of Edinburgh and the Pirbright Institute have reported progress on a new vaccine strategy that could potentially offer protection to millions of chickens threatened by the infectious bronchitis virus.

Avian influenza has swept into China's Guizhou province

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Avian influenza hits Chinese poultry farm

By Ashley Williams

China’s Ministry of Agriculture has culled 32,351 birds following an outbreak of H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza.