Leading Chinese agricultural conglomerate New Hope Liuhe has announced it is adding 1.6 million (m) head to its pig herd, with new projects in three provinces, in another sign of continued consolidation by large players.
The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has called on the Government to recognise that anti-meat activism is affecting businesses across the supply chain following an attack on a Brisbane butcher shop.
International animal genetics company Genus has entered into a strategic collaboration with Beijing Capital Agribusiness (BCA) to develop pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv).
Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) chief executive Peter Rizzo has told MPs that the droughts and floods affecting cattle farmers in north Queensland will have a “significant impact” on meat processors.
A spate of prosecutions against black market pork processors and vendors has been unleashed in China’s ongoing battle against African swine fever, which has caused huge damage to the country’s pig sector.
Changes being made to Australia’s lamb definition are a win for the red meat sector and will open up new market opportunities, Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) CEO Patrick Hutchinson has claimed.
Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has urged visitors celebrating Chinese New Year to refrain from bringing in meat items through its borders, which could pose biosecurity risks.