The successful conclusion to Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, which focused on removing trade barriers between the US and several Pacific Rim countries, has been welcomed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).
Beef exports from Paraguay have increased significantly in the past two years, thanks to the growth of its cattle herd, which has resulted in the volume of exports increasing by 55%, and their value soaring by 70% to $1.3 billion.
The Ecuadorian agricultural authority Agrocalidad has banned all imports of live foul, poultry meat and poultry products, as well as genetic material, including chicks and hatching eggs, from the US, in response to the recent avian influenza outbreaks.
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.
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...