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Australia red meat exports contiue to soar

Australian red meat exports continue to grow

By Carina Perkins

Australia has reported another record-beating year for red meat exports to the Middle East and North African region (MENA), while beef exports to the EU hit their highest level for a decade.

Australia cattle slaughter reached peak in May

Cattle slaughter high in Australia

By Carina Perkins

Australian adult cattle slaughter reached its highest level for 34 years in May, according to the latest statistics.

Taco Bell Power Protein Burrito

Taco Bell launches Power Protein Menu

By Line Elise Svanevik

Taco Bell has introduced its new Power Protein menu, which sees the word “meat” being ditched in favour of “protein”, in an attempt to appeal to health-conscious consumers.

Study links red meat to diabetes

Study links red meat to diabetes

By Ed Bedington

Fresh health claims around red meat consumption are now pointing the finger at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM), a report has claimed.

Slaughterhouse fire has led to questions over safety of Chinese cold chain

Slaughterhouse fire in China prompts safety call

By David Green, in Beijing

China must pay greater attention to safety procedures governing the use of ammonia in cold chain storage facilities, following a chemical leak and deadly fire at a slaughterhouse in the country’s northeastern Jilin province, industry officials said yesterday...

China H7N9 avian influenza response praised at OIE meeting

OIE meeting congratulates China on bird flu response

By Carina Perkins

China’s efforts at controlling the H7N9 avian influenza (AI) outbreak were celebrated by delegates at the 81st General Session of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE),which took place in Paris on 28 May.

Stranded NZ meat cleared for export to China

Stranded NZ meat cleared for export to China

By Carina Perkins

New Zealand authorities claim they have resolved a trading impasse with China which has left hundreds of pallets of frozen beef and sheep meat stranded in ports for weeks.

Australian farmers given drought reprieve

Australian farmers given drought reprieve

By Nicholas Robinson

Cattle farmers in the Australian state of Queensland have welcomed new rules which will give them more access to land for grazing their livestock.

India subsidises broiler rearing

India subsidises broiler rearing

By Raghavendra Verma in Lucknow, India

The government of Uttar Pradesh state in India has introduced an ambitious scheme to incentivise the rearing of millions of broiler chickens.

China has launched a campaign against meat fraud

China builds blacklist following meat frauds

By Wang Fangqing, in Shanghai

The government of China’s largest city, Shanghai, is building a blacklist of fraudulent food traders targeted for law enforcement, as a series of meat frauds have emerged nationwide.

Live exports: Australian goats mistreated in Malaysia

Australian live export industry faces new scandal

By Carina Perkins

Australia has been hit by yet another live export scandal after a welfare group released footage allegedly showing cruel treatment of Australian goats and cattle in Malaysia.

Live export concerns over breeder livestock

Australian breeding livestock export review criticised

By Carina Perkins

Australian animal rights campaigners have slammed recommendations made by an independent review into the welfare of exported breeding livestock, warning that it failed to contain any measures that will prevent abuse.

Bird flu H7N9 in China

Chinese Premier urges caution on bird flu

By Carina Perkins

China’s Premier has called for vigilance against the outbreak of H7N9 bird flu spreading across the country, as authorities and experts point to poultry markets as the most likely source.

Disasters like drought can affect livestock production

India plans disaster rescue unit for livestock

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

The Indian government is to create a national Veterinary Emergency Response Unit, charged with protecting the country’s huge livestock population during natural disasters, such as floods, fires, droughts and earthquakes, a New Delhi conference has heard.

OIE warns over detecting bird flu in China

OIE warns over detecting bird flu in China

By Carina Perkins

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has warned that the current outbreak of avian influenza H7N9 in China will be difficult to control, because birds infected with the virus show no visible signs of illness.

Bird flu hits China's fresh poultry sales

Bird flu hits China's fresh poultry sales

By Wang Fangqing, in Shanghai

China’s meat sector has told Globalmeatnews.com that demand for fresh meat is slumping nationwide because of the new outbreak of H7N9 avian flu centred on Shanghai.

DAFF: cattle at the abattoir were not ESCAS consignments

No ESCAS welfare breaches at Israeli abattoir, says DAFF

By Carina Perkins

An investigation into the treatment of Australian cattle and sheep at an abattoir in Israel has found no breach of live export guidelines, Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has claimed.

China battles bird flu outbreak

China battles bird flu outbreak

By Carina Perkins

Authorities in China and Hong Kong have warned people to avoid contact with poultry following an outbreak of a new strain of bird flu, which has left three dead.

Concern over proposed Australian welfare standards

Concern over proposed Australian welfare standards

By Carina Perkins

Australian animal welfare campaigners have warned that the latest draft of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for sheep and cattle will do little to protect the welfare of livestock.

More investment needed in India's processed meat sector

More investment needed in India's processed meat sector

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

Hygiene, quality and food safety will drive the sale of processed meat and poultry in India, but significant investment is required before these standards are achieved, an international conference on ‘Technology in Indian Food Processing Industry’ was...

Freemantle Review: Animal welfare failings at Australian port

Animal welfare failings at Australian port

By Carina Perkins

A review into operations at one of Australia’s main live export ports has found a number of failings that could compromise animal welfare.

Australian turkey plant in welfare investigation

Australian turkey plant in welfare investigation

By Carina Perkins

Australian police are investigating a Sydney poultry processing plant after activists released footage which allegedly showed workers at the plant mistreating turkeys.

New Zealand court rejects pork industry’s PRRS plea

New Zealand court rejects pork industry’s PRRS plea

By Carina Perkins

New Zealand’s Court of Appeal has rejected a pork industry plea over new trade rules, which will allow imports of raw, untreated pork from countries where Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is present.

Focus on New Zealand: Carbon commitment

Focus on New Zealand: Carbon commitment

By Carina Perkins

New Zealand’s agriculture sector has sidestepped the country’s Emissions Trading Scheme, but farmers are clearly committed to working on their carbon footprint, with some good results achieved to date.

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