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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...