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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.

Chinese farms given ASF testing permission

Large Chinese pig farms to test for ASF

By Aidan Fortune

The Chinese Government has given the go-ahead for larger pig farms to test for African Swine Fever (ASF) to help curb incidents of the disease.

Drought hitting cattle farmers

Australian meat boss warns of drought impact

By Michelle Perrett

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.

Chinese authorities crack down on black market pork

Chinese authorities crack down on black market pork

By Mark Godfrey

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.

Multivac said China was a

Multivac to open China facility

By Aidan Fortune

Equipment provider Multivac is to open a new production facility in Taicang, China to grow its presence in the country.

Muyuan Foods Co will invest CNY500 million to build a slaughtering and processing capacity

China breeder increases slaughtering capacity

By Mark Godfrey

One of China’s leading pig breeding firms is building a massive new slaughtering capacity as it seeks to diversify and bets on a long-term trend of consolidation in the pig breeding sector.

China has been one of the worst affected countries since the start of the ASF outbreak

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ASF continues to slam China’s meat trade

By Ashley Williams

African Swine Fever (ASF) has been one of the biggest talking points throughout the international meat industry over the past year, with China feeling the full brunt of it.

CPF is eyeing growth in the Hong Kong, South Korean and Australian markets for duck

CPF eyes overseas markets for duck meat

By Ashley Williams

Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is set to tap the demand for duck meat by targeting the Hong Kong, South Korea and Australian export markets.

NZAGRC said New Zealand was “punching above its weight” in climate change-related agricultural research

New Zealand to invest $49m into greenhouse gas research

By Ashley Williams

New Zealand’s Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) has revealed that it will invest almost NZ$49m over the next 10 years to fuel agricultural greenhouse gas emissions research.

Cattle disease work on track

New Zealand M. bovis work progressing

By Aidan Fortune

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the latest Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) report which confirms that the phased eradication of the disease is on track.

OBE Organic has signed up to the UN Global Compact

OBE Organic joins sustainability project

By Aidan Fortune

Australian organic beef company OBE Organic has joined the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the UN Global Compact.

Australia’s security is on high alert amid the rapid spread of ASF across international markets

Australia issues import warning ahead of Chinese New Year

By Ashley Williams

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.

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