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Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

By Georgi Gyton

A disease outbreak can have catastrophic consequences for a business, as well as a huge knock-on effect on global markets. We take a look at some of the biggest stories making the headlines this year, including PEDv, African swine fever and avian influenza.

Smugglers use specially stripped out cars to move contraband meat. Credit: Policía Fiscal y Aduanera, Cucuta

Special report

Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia

By James Bargent, in Cúcuta, Colombia

The Venezuelan government’s economic policies have created a boom in the smuggling of contraband meat and livestock to neighbouring Colombia. The trade is pushing down Colombian prices, putting consumers at risk and threatening the country’s hopes of...

IFAH has appealed to those engaged in animal health to use antibiotics responsibly

Conference calls for responsible use of livestock antibiotics

By Oli Haenlein

The 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam recently drew to a close, and the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) has appealed to those engaged in animal health to use antibiotics responsibly.

JBS' USA pork operation saw revenue growth as a result of higher average selling prices

JBS sees net income rocket

By Georgi Gyton

JBS has reported a 32% increase in net income, to R$29bn, for the second quarter of 2014, compared to the same period last year.

Iran faces Ecuador in the second round

GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup – Iran v Ecuador

By Oli Haenlein

Following the group stage of the GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup, we now move into the second round, where the winning teams from the last round will go head-to-head in terms of beef production stats.

Who will be triumphant from the teams in Group C?

GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup - Group C

By Georgi Gyton

Today is the third day of our special GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup - this time it is Group C’s turn to go head-to-head in terms of poultry meat production stats.

Who will win the contest in Group A?

Welcome to the GlobalMeatNews Meat World Cup!

By Ed Bedington

In homage to the football tournament being hosted in Brazil over the coming weeks, the team at GlobalMeatNews (GMN) decided to host our own meat-based version.