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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.

Arabella Mileham

Australian pork producers aim to cut carbon

A new bioenergy initiative has been launched in Australia, which will become a ‘one stop shop’ for Australian pork producers that are trying to substantially reduce their carbon footprint.

NZ union concerned over meat inspection changes

NZ union concerned over meat inspection changes

By Melodie Michel

The Public Service Association (PSA) of New Zealand has expressed concern over the government’s decision to delegate meat inspection to processors themselves.

Australia lifts abattoir welfare standards

Australia lifts abattoir welfare standards

By Melodie Michel

The government of New South Wales (NSW) has announced measures to improve animal welfare at abattoirs after an undercover video exposing cruelty sparked controversy in February.

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