The new rule will become effective from the 1 October 2018

Irish mandatory electronic sheep tagging: the pros and cons

By Ashley Williams

Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine announced this week that electronic identification for Irish sheep would become mandatory, producing a divided opinion among the Republic’s farming sector.

Chuying reported a drop in profits last year

Debt costs bite at Chinese pig breeder Chuying

By Mark Godfrey

Expansion in capacity has hurt leading producer of finishing pigs and piglets Chuying Agro-pastoral Group, as the industry remains moored at the low end of the pig price cycle.

The amendment would make Mexican cattle more identifiable

USDA considers Mexican cattle concerns with updated branding

By Ashley Williams

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is setting out plans to update its branding requirements for cattle entering the US from Mexico following a request from the Mexican government.

Irish farmers accuse EU of naivety

Irish farmers accuse EU of naivety

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has accused EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström of being naive to believe that the Brazilians are going to conform to the rules in any Mercosur trade agreement with the EU, especially with regard to meeting...

Lamb definition change support

Australian lamb definition change supported by industry

By Aidan Fortune

The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has joined the Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) Board to support a change in the Australian lamb definition that will “put it on a level playing field with competitors”.

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