Livestock

Animal health company bought

Carr’s acquires Animax for £8.5m

By Michelle Perrett

Carr’s, the agriculture and engineering group, has acquired animal healthy product producer Animax for £8.5m.

India launches meat cleanliness initiative

India food safety initiative to boost meat cleanliness

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is launching a hygiene and cleanliness drive in the Indian meat industry though training, food safety audits, certification of animal feed and pushing retailers to make health and safety improvements....

EU pig production rises

EU pig production is up

By Michelle Perrett

European Union (EU) pig production in the second quarter of 2018 has increased by 190,000 tonnes (+3%) compared to the same period last year, statistics from AHDB Pork have revealed.

New Zealand processor reveals new branding

New corporate branding for Alliance Group

By Michelle Perrett

Alliance Group, the New Zealand red meat co-operative, is marking the next stage in its transition into a food and solutions company with the launch of a new corporate identity.

An ad focusing on pig welfare was deemed misleading (stock image)

Advertising complaint upheld against vegan charity

By Michelle Perrett

Two complaints in the UK were upheld against Viva!, a vegan campaigning charity, by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after a complaint was made by the National Pig Association (NPA).

Battle against ASF goes global

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Global battle against ASF steps up a gear

By Aidan Fortune

Epidemic may be too strong a word, but African Swine Fever (ASF) is spreading across the world and nobody’s quite sure how to stop it.