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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.

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