Livestock

ASF anti-viral drugs to be developed

ASF anti-viral drugs to be developed

By Aidan Fortune

Belgian biotechnology company ViroVet is to partner with animal disease research body Pirbright Institute to development antiviral drugs to combat African Swine Fever (ASF).

A shortage of vets in the UK has been highlighted in a Migration Advisory Committee report

UK meat vet shortage highlighted

By Aidan Fortune

The troubling lack of veterinary staff in the UK meat industry has been highlighted in a new report by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).

Ireland joins fight against ASF

Ireland joins fight against ASF

By Aidan Fortune

Irish Minister for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has issued advice to the public about African swine fever (ASF), the risk it poses to the pig sector in Ireland, and what can be done to prevent the introduction of this...

Australian Agricultural Company suffers $100m hit

Australian Agricultural Company suffers $100m hit

By Aidan Fortune

Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), the country’s largest cattle producer, has suffered a AUS $100m hit due to the harsh weather conditions experienced at the start of 2019.

USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific Joel Haggard discusses the effects of ASF

US pork experts warn of ASF danger

By Aidan Fortune

US pork industry specialists have given an update on the impact of African Swine Fever (ASF) on the global meat market.

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.