Avian influenza has swept into China's Guizhou province

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Avian influenza hits Chinese poultry farm

By Ashley Williams

China’s Ministry of Agriculture has culled 32,351 birds following an outbreak of H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza.

AHDB reaches out to China

AHDB hosts visit to explore Chinese import market

By Michelle Perrett

The UK’s Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to explore the Chinese import market at the16th annual China International Meat Industry Exhibition (CIMIE).

US meat processors looking beyond tariff war

US meat producers concerned over trade war

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

US meat exporters are hoping that the Trump administration’s aggressive trade policy approach towards China will force Beijing to remove non-tariff bureaucratic barriers that depressed sales before this year’s trade war between the two economic giants....

ASF indirectly impacting poultry market

Global poultry market facing challenges

By Aidan Fortune

The growing incidents of African Swine Fever (ASF) across the globe could have a knock-on effect on the international poultry market.

Poultry market driven by Asian growth

Asia driving global poultry growth

By Aidan Fortune

With poultry predicted to become the most consumed meat in the world in the next few years, where will this growth come from?

Battle against ASF goes global


Global battle against ASF steps up a gear

By Aidan Fortune

Epidemic may be too strong a word, but African Swine Fever (ASF) is spreading across the world and nobody’s quite sure how to stop it.

US pork sector wants end to trade disputes

US pork calls for trade before aid

By Aidan Fortune

The US pork industry has called for an end to trade disputes, preferring to sell its output rather than rely on aid packages from the Government.

US pork industry bands together on ASF

ASF could cost US pork industry $8bn

By Aidan Fortune

The US pork industry has warned that African Swine Fever (ASF) hitting the country could cost the industry up to $8bn in the first year alone.

China meat consumption to slow

China animal protein growth predicted to slow

By Michelle Perrett

China’s average animal protein consumption growth is predicted to “markedly” slowdown due to changes in consumer behaviour, according to Rabobank.

A man in China has been diagnosed with avian influenza

Hong Kong reports human case of AI in China

By Ashley Williams

Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection has revealed that a 42-year-old man from Guangxi, China has been infected with H5N6 avian influenza (AI) after handling poultry.