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Focus on New Zealand: The great balancing act

Focus on New Zealand: The great balancing act

By Carina Perkins

A high lambing percentage in 2012-13 meant it was a good year for New Zealand lamb, but this was tempered with a decline in the breeding flock, which meant supply remains tight. Carina Perkins reports

Concerns raised over Delhi abattoir

Concerns raised over Delhi abattoir

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

Hygiene at Delhi’s main abattoir in Ghazipur was severely criticised at the Meat and Poultry Summit, held by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) last week.

India’s domestic meat and poultry sector criticised

India’s domestic meat and poultry sector criticised

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

India’s domestic meat and poultry industry is struggling to break free from being a traditional backyard trade, even if its exporters are improving standards, a Meat and Poultry Summit organised by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in New Delhi...

Australian Greens push government over animal welfare

Australian Greens push government over animal welfare

By Carina Perkins

Australia’s Green party has called on the ruling Labor government to “put their money where their mouth is” and make good on promises to establish an independent office of animal welfare.

Indian meat trade targeted, claims religious group

Indian meat trade targeted, claims religious group

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

The leaders of India’s 160-million plus Muslim community, which dominates the country’s meat trade, is complaining of persistent harassment by Hindu "hardliners".

China pigmeat prices surge

China pigmeat prices surge

By Mark Godfrey, in Beijing

Strong seasonal demand in the run-up to Chinese New Year in February, combined with icy weather, has driven up Chinese pork prices and raised concerns about inflation in China.

Australia faces scrutiny over Mauritius pregnant cow exports

Australia investigates pregnant cow export

By Carina Perkins

The Australian government is investigating yet another animal welfare scandal after heavily pregnant cows were discovered amongst a shipment of cattle to Mauritius.

Australia reports record beef exports

Australia reports record beef exports

By Carina Perkins

Australia exported a record amount of beef last year despite tough trading conditions, according to figures released by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

Japan FTA talks welcomed by EU meat industry

EU meat industry welcomes EU-Japan free trade talks

By Alan Osborn and Keith Nuthall

The European Union’s (EU) meat industry federation believes a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan, whose talks were authorised last week (Thursday), could safeguard and could even increase Europe’s share of the Japanese pork market.

DawnRun: challenges for China's beef giant

DawnRun: challenges for China's beef giant

By Marcas Gao Marcas, in Tianjin

The chief of one of China’s most ambitious beef processing companies has spoken of how his plans are being frustrated by a shortage of cattle, even as demand for beef surges in the country’s urban centres.

BJD can be fatal to cattle

Australian cattle in BJD outbreak

Beef farmers in the Australian state of Queensland have expressed concern after cattle on a farm in the region tested positive for Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD).

Australian bird flu outbreak leads to import bans

Australian bird flu outbreak leads to import bans

By Carina Perkins and Vladislav Vorotnikov

A number of countries have banned poultry products from Australia over bird flu fears despite claims from the country’s authorities that the latest outbreak has been “successfully controlled”.

Live exports under pressure in Australia

Australian Greens ramp up live export pressure

By Carina Perkins

The Australian Greens have increased pressure on the government to end live exports, publishing a five-point plan for ending the trade and establishing a robust domestic meat processing sector.

Australia urged to end live exports after Pakistan cull

Australia urged to end live exports

By Carina Perkins

Pressure is growing on the Australian government to ban live exports, after footage of the slaughter of thousands of Australian sheep in Pakistan was screened on television.

India doubles spend on proteins

India doubles spend on protein

By Patrick McGuigan

The amount of money spent on milk, eggs and meat in India has doubled over five years with supply shortages driving up prices and general food inflation.

Meat industry is big business in China

Meat industry is big business in China

By Mark Gao, in Beijing

The leader of China’s meat industry has told the country’s annual national meat conference that his sector is starting to consolidate and move away from its past reliance on small businesses.

India to become world’s largest beef exporter in 2012

India to become world’s largest beef exporter in 2012

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

India will become the largest exporter of beef in the world in 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has concluded in its latest report Livestock and Poultry-World Market and Trade 2012.

China battles new avian flu outbreak

China battles new avian flu outbreak

By Leah Germain

The Chinese government is fighting a fresh major outbreak of avian influenza virus H5N1 in southern China, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). It says the outbreak was first reported on 11 September at a duck farm in the city...

Euthanasia threat for Australian sheep

Euthanasia threat for Australian sheep

By Carina Perkins

Thousands of Australian sheep which were accepted into Pakistan after being rejected by Bahrain veterinary authorities may be euthanised on animal health grounds.

Australian pork sector invests in R&D

Australian pork sector invests in R&D

By Ed Bedington

The Australian pork industry is investing in the industry’s future with a series of honours and postgraduate places up for grabs.

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