Livestock

China drives Australian live exports

China drives Australian live exports

By Aidan Fortune

Year-to-date live exports of breeder cattle are up 89%, predominantly led by China, according to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

Progress made on ASF vaccine

Progress made on ASF vaccine

By Aidan Fortune

UK scientists have made progress in developing a vaccination for African Swine Fever (ASF).

EU green lights Irish beef fund

EU green-lights Irish beef fund

By Aidan Fortune

EU member states have agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50m available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100m.

USDA launches $75m feral swine fund

USDA launches $75m feral swine fund

By Aidan Fortune

In an effort to tackle feral swine, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to offer US$75m of funding for projects in this field.

Copa Cogeca adds voice to Mercosur concern

Copa Cogeca adds voice to Mercosur concern

By Aidan Fortune

European agricultural trade bodies Copa Cogeca have written to the European Commission calling for a measured approach to Mercosur negotiations.

New fund created to tackle AMR

New fund created to tackle AMR

By Aidan Fortune

A new funding scheme has been established in an effort to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

India launches aggressive anti-FMD campaign

Indian Government launches aggressive anti-FMD campaign

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

An Indian Government initiative to eradicate foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) from the country, costing INR133.43bn (US$1.9bn), is expected to result in an increase in meat exports, according to experts.

Chinese agricultural expanding pig herd

New Hope to expand pig herd

By Mark Godfrey

Leading Chinese agricultural conglomerate New Hope Liuhe has announced it is adding 1.6 million (m) head to its pig herd, with new projects in three provinces, in another sign of continued consolidation by large players.

CEO of Cefusa José Fuertes, and rector of the University of Murcia, José Luján, sign the collaboration agreement

Piglet project launched in Spain

By Aidan Fortune

Spanish livestock company Cefusa and the University of Murcia are to collaborate on a project, examining piglets born via in vitro fertilization.

New cattle care system unveiled

New cattle care system unveiled

By Aidan Fortune

US certification body Food Safety Net Services Certification and Audit (FSNS C&A) has announced the creation of the FSNS C&A Temple Grandin Responsible Cattle Care Program.

Irish farmers make beef fund demands

Irish farmers make beef fund demands

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has set out six principles for the distribution of the €100m fund pledged by the Government and the EU Commission to help beef farmers affected by Brexit.

Official US studies help reduce antimicrobial use in pigs and cattle

Official US studies help reduce antimicrobial use in pigs and cattle

By Brenda Dionisi

New data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will help guide US animal health officials in ensuring livestock producers use antimicrobials in a more judicious way, said this federal government...