Meat

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.

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).

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