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International E.coli workshop reveals research gaps

International E.coli workshop reveals research gaps

By Carina Perkins

A group of international experts have agreed that further research is needed to improve understanding of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) infection in cattle and humans.

Cattle prices down, but supplies tight

Cattle prices down, but supplies tight

By Carina Perkins

Cattle prices have started to come down as a result of weaker demand, but global supplies remain short, and prices are likely to rise again in the near future, according to the recently published Rabobank Beef Quarterly report.

EU lifting of Thai raw chicken ban to affect world trade

EU lifting of Thai raw chicken ban to affect world trade

By Melodie Michel

Brazil and Argentina will face increased competition on the international poultry market now that the EU has announced it would lift its bird flu-related ban on raw chicken from Thailand on 1 July 2012, a report has said.

Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

By Carina Perkins

When discussing meat's environmental impact, there is a tendency to focus on greenhouse gas emissions. But the production of soy for feed is also of major concern. Carina Perkins looks at the issues

Russia considers complete ban on Brazilian meat

Russia considers complete ban on Brazilian meat

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is considering banning all meat imports from Brazil and Argentina, due to their poor monitoring of quality compliance, the country’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has said.

Brazil could meet half of global meat demand

Brazil could meet half of global meat demand

By Carina Perkins

Brazil will be capable of supplying almost half of the world’s beef within 10 years, according to the Brazilian minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Jorge Mendes Ribeiro Filho.

Argentina denies non-compliance to WTO regulations

Argentina denies non-compliance to WTO regulations

By Melodie Michel

Argentina has rejected a joint statement issued by 14 World Trade Organisation (WTO) members, asking it to remove the import restrictions it recently implemented, as “unjustified”.

Paraguay: animal health leader steps down after FMD outbreak

Paraguay: animal health leader steps down after FMD outbreak

By Melodie Michel

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo has replaced president of the food safety and animal health authority (SENACSA) Daniel Rojas, after questions emerged over his handling of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak that struck the country in September.

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