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Spain is the second largest pork meat producer in the European Union. Photo: La Selecta.

Alimentaria 2020

Spain sees a rise in Halal meat for Muslim and non-Muslim consumers

By Jenny Eagle

Spain is seeing a rise in Halal meat for Muslim and non-Muslim consumers with Mercabarna (Barcelona’s wholesalers’ market) reporting 62% of its lamb and 56% of its beef comes from animals slaughtered according to Islamic law.

African Swine Fever confirmed in Indonesia

African Swine Fever confirmed in Indonesia

By Aidan Fortune

African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to cut a path through Asia, with Indonesia the latest country in the region to have a confirmed case of the disease.

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Research tie-up to advance precision feeding for ruminants

By Jane Byrne

Lallemand Animal Nutrition has entered a R&D partnership with the French biotech firm, Dendris, to develop a monitoring tool, a functional biochip, to characterize microbial fibrolytic activity in the ruminant digestive tract.

European livestock bodies take action to tackle farming myths

European livestock bodies take action to tackle farming myths

By Aidan Fortune

Representatives from the European livestock sector gathered this week in front of the European Commission buildings in Brussels to address the danger of oversimplifying the debate around livestock and its role in society.