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Wellard moves ahead with vessel sale

Wellard moves ahead with vessel sale

By Aidan Fortune

Australian livestock haulier Wellard’s sale of its vessel MS Ocean Swagman is back on course after a choppy period involving another potential customer.

AMIC urges harmonised animal welfare standards

AMIC urges harmonised animal welfare standards

By Aidan Fortune

The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has called on state and federal governments to work together to create national standards for animal welfare across the supply chain.

Silver Fern Farms to close pelt plant

Silver Fern Farms to close pelt plant

By Aidan Fortune

New Zealand sheep meat producer Silver Fern Farms has announced plans to close its pelt processing operation at its Fairton pelt house site following a review.

Asian ASF pig cull reaches five million

Asian ASF pig cull reaches five million

By Aidan Fortune

Almost five million pigs in Asia have died over the past year due to African Swine Fever (ASF), according to the latest Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) data.

The Australian meat industry has condemned an alleged illegal slaughterhouse in Victoria (stock photo)

Illegal abattoir condemned by meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

The Australian meat industry has called for harsh sanctions against an alleged illegal abattoir in Victoria that has been exposed as part of an undercover surveillance operation.

New Zealand red meat exports on the rise

New Zealand red meat exports on the rise

By Aidan Fortune

The value of red meat exports from New Zealand rose 8% year-on-year according to the latest figures from the Meat Industry Association (MIA).

Masan develops branded meat division

Masan develops branded meat division

By Aidan Fortune

Vietnamese food business Masan Group has announced plans to rename its Nutri-Science subsidiary to Masan MEATLife as part of the development of a branded meat division.

MIA calls for New Zealand Zero Carbon Bill changes

MIA calls for New Zealand Zero Carbon Bill changes

By Aidan Fortune

New Zealand’s Meat Industry Association (MIA) has urged significant changes to the Zero Carbon Bill following a new analysis that found that the Government’s proposed methane targets are excessive.

Australian lamb and beef exports have risen over the past 12 months

Australian red meat exports on the rise

By Aidan Fortune

Red meat exports from Australia experienced their second-best year on record financially in 2018-19, driven by a strong global demand.

Wellard has sold MV Ocean Swagman to help reduce its debt and improve cashflow

Wellard sells vessel to help reduce debt

By Aidan Fortune

Australian livestock shipping business Wellard Limited has offloaded one of its vessels as part of its restructure plan to reduce debt.

China drives Australian live exports

China drives Australian live exports

By Aidan Fortune

Year-to-date live exports of breeder cattle are up 89%, predominantly led by China, according to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

India launches aggressive anti-FMD campaign

Indian Government launches aggressive anti-FMD campaign

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

An Indian Government initiative to eradicate foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) from the country, costing INR133.43bn (US$1.9bn), is expected to result in an increase in meat exports, according to experts.

Chinese agricultural expanding pig herd

New Hope to expand pig herd

By Mark Godfrey

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.

Yisai outlines major target for business

Yisai outlines major target for business

By Mark Godfrey

A Chinese beef firm has set out a very ambitious target of becoming a Fortune 500 company, with subsidiaries in Europe, the Americas and Australasia in the next decade.

Australian Agricultural Company suffers $100m hit

Australian Agricultural Company suffers $100m hit

By Aidan Fortune

Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), the country’s largest cattle producer, has suffered a AUS $100m hit due to the harsh weather conditions experienced at the start of 2019.

Genus enters Chinese pig collaboration

Genus enters Chinese pig collaboration

By Aidan Fortune

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).

Jinluo hones in on health with new range

Jinluo hones in on health with new range

By Mark Godfrey

Health has become the marketing watchword of Chinese pork processor Jinluo, which is targeting several new ranges of heat-treated sausage snacks, aimed at urban, convenience-minded consumers.

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