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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.

Hong Kong bird flu risk 'low'

Hong Kong bird flu risk 'low'

By Carina Perkins

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.

Australia takes FMD precautions

Australia takes FMD precautions

By Carina Perkins

Representatives from across Australia’s meat sector have met to discuss measures to tackle the threat posed by foot-and-mouth disease.

China moves one step closer to cloned meat

China moves one step closer to cloned meat

By Wang Fangqing, in Shanghai

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.

Thai company signs poultry deals in China

Thai company signs poultry deals in China

By Carina Perkins

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.

Australia to review livestock exports

Australia to review livestock exports

By Nicholas Robinson

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.

Australian dollar hits beef exports

Australian dollar hits beef exports

By Nicholas Robinson

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.

Australia discovers new chicken virus

Australia discovers new chicken virus

By Nicholas Robinson

A new infectious chicken virus, which stems from a European vaccine, has been discovered by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Australia upholds live cattle exports

Australia upholds live cattle exports

By Carina Perkins

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.

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