Livestock

US poultry plan updated

US updates national poultry improvement plan

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

THE US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is set to release proposed reforms to the country’s National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), a decades-old cooperative federal-state-industry mechanism for...

Irish farmers in beef protest

Irish farmers urge swift beef package payment

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called on the EU Commission and the Department of Agriculture to act quickly on its pledge to pay the €100m Brexit beef package.

The Princess Royal addresses the Meat Business Women conference

Princess Royal warns of meat industry challenges

By Michelle Perrett

The meat industry is facing challenges, including the attitude towards consumption, the Princess Royal told the Meat Business Women networking group at its recent conference in London.

USDA steps up swine fever tactics

USDA steps up swine fever tactics

By Aidan Fortune

In an effort to prevent the disease from hitting its borders, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is furthering its overall African Swine Fever (ASF) preparedness efforts with the implementation of a surveillance plan.

Genus enters Chinese pig collaboration

Genus enters Chinese pig collaboration

By Aidan Fortune

International animal genetics company Genus has entered into a strategic collaboration with Beijing Capital Agribusiness (BCA) to develop pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv).

Networking group Meat Business Women met in Painters Hall in London

ASF threat causing CVO sleepless nights

By Michelle Perrett

The UK's chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss has said that African swine fever (ASF) is the disease that “keeps her awake at night”.

European farmers alarmed over EBRD’s loan to MHP

European farmers alarmed over EBRD’s loan to MHP

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The conflict between Ukraine poultry giant MHP and European poultry farmers appears to have reached a new level after the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved a €100m loan for MHP to acquire a Slovenian poultry processor.

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.