Indonesian officials have seized a horde of poultry products illegally imported from Malaysia.
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.
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.
Australia’s meat industry has warned that it is now “critical” that the Australia-South Korea free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations are concluded rapidly.
Lamb production rises in New Zealand
New Zealand has reported an increase in lamb production this spring, although it was still the country’s third-smallest lamb crop since the 1950s.
New Zealand divided over pork imports
New Zealand’s pork industry is fighting a proposal to allow fresh pork to be imported from countries where Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is present.
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).
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”.
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.
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.
Bird flu hits Indian government poultry agency
The Indian government agency charged with the development of the national poultry sector has been hit by an outbreak of bird flu on one of its turkey farms, the Office International des Épizooties (OIE), the world animal health organisation has said.
Australian beef set to grow in line with Asian demand
A significant increase in the amount of beef produced by Australia to supply the burgeoning Asian market is predicted in a new Australian Government White Paper.
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.
Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs
A global animal welfare organisation has embarked on a three-year project with veterinarians in Indonesia to improve welfare standards in the country’s abattoirs.
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.
A global meat processing company, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in China, is on its way to becoming one of the country’s biggest poultry processors.
Japan makes food and animal health donation
Japan has donated $104,698 towards helping developing countries improve food and animal health standards.
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.
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...
The Australian government has said it is “actively assisting” efforts to prevent thousands of Australian sheep from being culled in Pakistan.
Philippines to conduct agriculture census
A major agriculture and fisheries census is to take place in the Philippines in order to update information about the two sectors.
Corn imports to China will hit 20mn tonnes per year by 2017, leading to major reverberations on world markets. This is the likely scenario if current trends in the country’s pork production and industrialisation continue, according to a major study.
Fast food outlets grow presence in Vietnam
A fashion for eating in branded fast food outlets, such as America’s KFC, is helping to drive increased meat consumption in Vietnam, where pork remains king but chicken dominates menus in quick meal chains.
Australia’s agricultural export earnings have been forecast to remain strong in 2013 despite a slight dip in previous expectations.
Thousands of Australian sheep which were accepted into Pakistan after being rejected by Bahrain veterinary authorities may be euthanised on animal health grounds.
Profits down for Australian beef firm
Australian beef cattle producer and agricultural business M P Evans Group has seen overall profit drop by 31%, it announced in its interim half-year results.
The Australian pork industry is investing in the industry’s future with a series of honours and postgraduate places up for grabs.
Vietnam battles bird flu
Vietnam is fighting a new strain of avian influenza which has spread rapidly across seven provinces, according to local media reports.
China reveals huge market for canned meat and poultry
China’s canned meat and poultry market is worth US$3,000m, according to a new report from Beijing analysts Zeefer Consulting.
Australia to investigate improved manure management
Australia’s meat industry leaders have secured funding for research into how livestock manure management can reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
Hong Kong’s food chief has said that the risk of a local avian influenza (AI) outbreak remains at a “stable and low level”, but warned the poultry industry must remain vigilent.
Representatives from across Australia’s meat sector have met to discuss measures to tackle the threat posed by foot-and-mouth disease.
The Beijing University of Agriculture (BUA) has welcomed the success of a groundbreaking project to develop a more robust domestic meat and livestock industry by using cloned animals.
A by-product of beer can help reduce methane emissions in cattle, scientists in Australia have found.
Funding is up for grabs as Australian pork bosses invite proposals for projects to help innovate and improve pork production.
Australian scientists have carried out tests on 2,500 sheep in a bid to understand whether it is possible to reduce methane emissions through genetic selection.
Philippine agri sector sees a rise
Philippine agriculture secretary Proceso Alcala announced a H1 rise of 0.93% for the country’s agricultural sector, with a gross value of p691.4bn.
Non-invasive poultry tests investigated
A method to test poultry welfare through non-invasive means is being studied at the Poultry CRC in Australia, which promotes sustainable and ethical poultry production.
Australian pork body appalled by pig mistreatment video
A video showing an Australian pork producer and his employees mistreating their pigs has been sent to the pork producer organisation Australian Pork Limited (APL).
Thai firm Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) has agreed to significant poultry investments in China as part of a drive to improve agricultural productivity in the country.
NZ lamb and beef production sees renewed rise
New Zealand lamb and beef herds are showing signs of recovery, according to the latest figures from the Beef and Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Economic Services.
The Australian government will review its standards for the export of livestock as well as the role and function of the Livestock Export Standards Advisory Group.
The high Australian dollar and problems in major world economies are hampering Australian exports of beef, according to Meat and Livestock Australia’s (MLA’s) 2012 mid-year cattle projection update.
Australian body appoints new regional manager
Jamie Ferguson has been announced as Meat and Livestock Australia’s (MLA) new regional manager for the Middle East and North America.
NZ firm issues cooked meat recall
A New Zealand meat processor has recalled several cooked meat products over fears that they could be linked to a listeria outbreak that has killed two people.
A new infectious chicken virus, which stems from a European vaccine, has been discovered by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Australia’s federal government has dismissed proposals to ban the live export of cattle and introduce mandatory pre-slaughter stunning in abattoirs that process Australian livestock.
Australian pork trade gains R&D boost
The Australian pork industry is set to benefit from a AU$2.7m boost into R&D funding across a range of projects to help boost the sector.
Anthrax detected in Indonesia
More than 100 cattle and buffaloes have died in two Indonesian villages, following infection with anthrax.
Raw beef liver ban in Japan
Japan has announced that it will ban the sale of raw beef liver in restaurants, following a spate of food poisoning cases last year.