Livestock

Endemic disease focus group set up by UK meat industry

Endemic disease focus group set up by UK meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

A new UK-wide cattle and sheep industry group is to be created to speed up progress against endemic diseases and reputational challenges that cost the cattle and sheep sectors an estimated £500m per year.

European livestock bodies take action to tackle farming myths

European livestock bodies take action to tackle farming myths

By Aidan Fortune

Representatives from the European livestock sector gathered this week in front of the European Commission buildings in Brussels to address the danger of oversimplifying the debate around livestock and its role in society.

Alliance Group launches beef scheme

Alliance Group launches beef scheme

By Aidan Fortune

New Zealand co-operative Alliance Group has launched a new beef offer to farmers that focuses on quality produce for export markets.

Danish Crown adopts responsible soy policy

Danish Crown adopts responsible soy policy

By Aidan Fortune

Pork producer Danish Crown has taken what it calls a “significant step” to improve sustainability with the adoption of a responsible soy policy.

Cattle disease work on track

New Zealand M. bovis work progressing

By Aidan Fortune

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the latest Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) report which confirms that the phased eradication of the disease is on track.

Animal transport improvements examined

EU animal transport improvements urged

By Aidan Fortune

The European Parliament has called on the EU and its member states to better enforce existing rules on protecting transported animals and penalise all offenders.

Russian poultry producers see margins fall

Russian producers hit by reduced poultry margins

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s third-largest poultry producer, agricultural holding Belaya Ptitsa, has reported financial turbulence, as falling prices and shrinking state aid keep pushing down profitability in the industry.

The Brazilian Federal Police has begun the latest investigation into the meat industry

Brazilian meat industry under further investigation

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian authorities have re-ignited their investigation into the meat industry, with a probe into processor BRF SA as well as laboratories accused of covering up salmonella in chicken.

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