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Live export: call for MPs to protect animal welfare

Australian MPs urged to act over live export

By Carina Perkins

An Australian animal welfare group has called for the heads of the country’s political parties to give a personal guarantee there will be no more cruelty in the live export trade.

Australia red meat exports to MENA soar

Australia red meat exports to MENA soar

By Carina Perkins

Australia recorded record red meat exports to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) last month, according to the latest figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

Live exports: Australian livestock exporters demand action over Egypt

Australian livestock exporters demand Egypt action

By Flemmich Webb

Australian livestock groups have called on the government to include Egypt in the scheme for monitoring and controlling the welfare of exported Australian animals in their destination countries.

Live exports: Australia halts shipments to Egypt over cruelty claims

Australia halts livestock exports to Egypt

By Carina Perkins

Australia’s livestock export industry has voluntarily suspended exports to Egypt after video footage showed “extreme” animal cruelty at abattoirs in the country.

Brazil beef exports soar

Surge in Brazilian beef exports

By Nicholas Robinson

More than 250,000 tonnes of chilled and frozen beef was exported from Brazil in the first three months of 2013, which was over a third up on last year.

Iran to boost poultry exports

Iran to boost poultry exports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov, in Moscow

Iran plans to dramatically increase its volumes of poultry exports this year, according to industry experts.

Rift Valley Fever can lead to demands for livestock culls

EU warned over Rift Valley Fever

By Keith Nuthall

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised the European Union (EU) to launch a series of studies to help assess the risk of Rift Valley Fever being introduced to livestock and humans in north Africa and the Middle East, potentially threatening...

India’s goat exports suffer supply chain setback

India’s goat exports suffer supply chain setback

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

A steep rise and then, within a few years, an equally steep fall in the exports of goat meat from India has exposed failings within the country’s supply chain, say industry experts.

Iran allocates funds to avoid crisis in the meat market

Iran allocates funds to avoid crisis in the meat market

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Iran’s government allocated US$5bn in funds to support the country’s food security, with around half to be spent on meat purchasing to ensure there is sufficient cheap meat on the market, Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi announced recently.

OIE upholds ‘negligible risk’ status for Brazil over BSE

OIE upholds ‘negligible risk’ status for Brazil over BSE

By Nicholas Robinson

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases has confirmed that it will not withdraw Brazil's “negligible risk” status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Ireland resumes cattle exports to Libya

Ireland resumes cattle exports to Libya

By Alyson Magee

Exports of live cattle from the Republic of Ireland to Libya are set to resume for the first time since 1996, raising hopes of restoring the formerly buoyant trade and reopening other markets.

Iran invests millions in meat production

Iran invests millions in meat production

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Iran’s government has announced plans to increase the country’s meat production capacity, with large-scale investment over three years.

Oman opens to Canadian cattle

Oman opens to Canadian cattle

By Carina Perkins

Oman has opened its doors to live cattle imports from Canada in an agreement worth an estimated $900,000 annually to the Canadian livestock industry,

Poultry crisis averted in Iran

Poultry crisis averted in Iran

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Iran has resolved a poultry crisis that led to rioting in the streets and chicken banned from television.

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