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Ukraine strengthens agricultural ties

Ukraine strengthens agricultural ties

By Carina Perkins

Ukranian officials have attended ministerial meetings in the US and China recently to discuss enhanced trading relationships and agricultural cooperation.

Thai company signs poultry deals in China

Thai company signs poultry deals in China

By Carina Perkins

Thai firm Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) has agreed to significant poultry investments in China as part of a drive to improve agricultural productivity in the country.

McDonald’s suffers drop in profits

McDonald’s suffers drop in profits

Burger giant McDonald’s has seen net profits fall 4% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2012, reflecting a strong dollar and challenging global trading conditions.

Ukraine bans provincial Chinese poultry imports

Ukraine bans provincial Chinese poultry imports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Ukraine has banned imports of poultry and poultry products from several provinces of China in response to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N1.

EU and China to share best practice on livestock

EU and China to share best practice on livestock

By Alan Osborne

Best practice regarding animal husbandry technology and veterinary science is to be shared between the European Union (EU) and China’s meat and livestock industries under a co-operation plan signed this week in Beijing. The agreement was initialled by...

UK signs £50m pork deal with China

UK signs £50m pork deal with China

By Melodie Michel

The UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has agreed a £50m pork export deal with China during a delegation to the country.

Positive outlook for poultry markets

Positive outlook for poultry markets

By Melodie Michel

The global poultry sector is expected to benefit from positive market conditions and strong prices in the second quarter of 2012, a Rabobank report has revealed.

UK trade still crucial to New Zealand

UK trade still crucial to New Zealand

By Fred A'Court

New Zealand’s ambassador in the UK has said that despite the growing importance of business with China, his country should maintain its trade with Britain. He is lobbying fellow New Zealanders to keep the China boom in perspective.

China and Bhutan deal with fresh bird flu outbreaks

China and Bhutan deal with fresh bird flu outbreaks

By Wang Fangqing, in Shanghai; Tenzing Lamsang, in Thimphu, Bhutan

The Chinese government is fighting to contain a fresh outbreak of avian flu virus H5N1 in central China farms, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

China authorises Costa Rican imports

China authorises Costa Rican imports

By Melodie Michel

China has approved three Costa Rican plants for exports to its market, according to Costa Rican Agriculture Minister Gloria Abraham Peralta.