Antimicrobials used as performance enhancers will be discussed in-depth at this year's SIAVS in Brazil

Performance enhancer use in focus at SIAVS

By Aidan Fortune

The use of antimicrobials as performance enhancers for poultry and pig production is the subject of worldwide discussions will be the central theme of the International Poultry and Poultry Show (SIAVS) in Brazil.

USDA launches $75m feral swine fund

USDA launches $75m feral swine fund

By Aidan Fortune

In an effort to tackle feral swine, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to offer US$75m of funding for projects in this field.

New cattle care system unveiled

New cattle care system unveiled

By Aidan Fortune

US certification body Food Safety Net Services Certification and Audit (FSNS C&A) has announced the creation of the FSNS C&A Temple Grandin Responsible Cattle Care Program.

Official US studies help reduce antimicrobial use in pigs and cattle

Official US studies help reduce antimicrobial use in pigs and cattle

By Brenda Dionisi

New data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will help guide US animal health officials in ensuring livestock producers use antimicrobials in a more judicious way, said this federal government...

USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific Joel Haggard discusses the effects of ASF

US pork experts warn of ASF danger

By Aidan Fortune

US pork industry specialists have given an update on the impact of African Swine Fever (ASF) on the global meat market.

US poultry plan updated

US updates national poultry improvement plan

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

THE US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is set to release proposed reforms to the country’s National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), a decades-old cooperative federal-state-industry mechanism for...

USDA steps up swine fever tactics

USDA steps up swine fever tactics

By Aidan Fortune

In an effort to prevent the disease from hitting its borders, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is furthering its overall African Swine Fever (ASF) preparedness efforts with the implementation of a surveillance plan.

Canada hosts international ASF forum

Canada hosts international ASF forum

By Aidan Fortune

The chief veterinary officers for Canada, Mexico and the US met earlier this week to discuss prevention and control of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Americas.

Quality control plans for Brazilian poultry

ABPA outlines quality control plans for Brazilian poultry sector

By Aidan Fortune

In an effort to demonstrate its quality standards, the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) recently undertook an in-depth on-site analysis of the poultry meat industry’s facilities, taking food safety, sustainability and animal health and welfare...

Brazilian ASF strategy group created

Brazilian meat industry creates ASF strategy group

By Aidan Fortune

The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), and the Department of Animal Health and Livestock Inputs of the Ministry of Agriculture have created a strategy group to tackle African Swine Fever (ASF).

Cargill embraces AI monitoring technology

Cargill embraces AI monitoring technology

By Aidan Fortune

In an effort to improve the poultry production process, Cargill has invested in monitoring technology along its supply chain that utilises artificial intelligence (AI) to detect health issues.

The US has issued more warnings about ASF to pig producers

ASF warning repeated in the US

By Aidan Fortune

US pig producers and veterinarians have been reminded about the risks of African Swine Fever (ASF) and the impact it would have on the domestic pig population.

Brazilian beef promotion scheme

JBS’ Friboi expands quality beef scheme

By Aidan Fortune

JBS brand Friboi and the Association of Nelore Breeders of Brazil (ACNB) have agreed to work together to grow the Nelore Natural Quality Program.

The decision to buy pork from Brazilian company JBS has angered US farmers

USDA pork purchase slammed by farmers

By Aidan Fortune

The US Government’s decision to purchase pork from Brazilian firm JBS using funds earmarked for American producers has been criticised by the National Farmers Union (NFU).

American meat industry associations welcome farm bill passage

US Farm Bill progress welcomed

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

The approval last week by the outgoing ‘lame duck’ Congress of the United States of an US$867bn 2019 Farm Bill, which allocates subsidies to American farmers, has greeted with relief and enthusiasm by US meat and livestock producers.

Beef project extended following success

Canadian beef project extended

By Aidan Fortune

The Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration (CBSA) pilot project is being extended following positive fourth quarter and full-year results.

The CFIA’s Ottawa Laboratory in Fallowfield confirmed the case of bovine TB

Bovine TB confirmed in Canadian herd

By Aidan Fortune

An investigation into a case of bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) in British Columbia, Canada has been launched by the authorities.

US pork sector wants end to trade disputes

US pork calls for trade before aid

By Aidan Fortune

The US pork industry has called for an end to trade disputes, preferring to sell its output rather than rely on aid packages from the Government.

US pork industry bands together on ASF

ASF could cost US pork industry $8bn

By Aidan Fortune

The US pork industry has warned that African Swine Fever (ASF) hitting the country could cost the industry up to $8bn in the first year alone.

Electronic logging devices will become mandatory for livestock hauliers from the 1 October

NCBA concerns over mandate regulation for livestock hauliers

By Ashley Williams

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has applauded the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across American Safety Act (TLAAS) following concerns over the mandate electronic logging devices for livestock hauliers and existing Hours of...

The Brazilian Federal Police has begun the latest investigation into the meat industry

Brazilian meat industry under further investigation

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian authorities have re-ignited their investigation into the meat industry, with a probe into processor BRF SA as well as laboratories accused of covering up salmonella in chicken.

Brazil boasts the second largest cattle herd in the world, and exports more than a million head of slaughter cows per year

Brazil overturns short-lived cattle export ban

By Oscar Rousseau

The Brazilian government has overturned a two-day injunction on live cattle exports, imposed after animal activists claimed cows shipped thousands of miles abroad faced cruel treatment upon arrival.

Meat inspection is set to be modernised at US meat plans, after a 15-year pilot scheme

New pork processing rule welcomed by US meat industry

By Helen Gilbert

Meat bodies in the United States have welcomed a proposed new pork processing rule by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of a move to modernise inspections in swine slaughterhouses.

Flat rate payment changes will benefit taxpayers, claim US government

US flat rates on AI elimination proposed

By Aaron McDonald

US authorities have introduced new avian influenza (AI) rules, proposing flat rate payments to eliminate notifiable outbreaks of the virus at floor-raised meat poultry facilities.

Kraft Heinz has made a pledge to significantly improve broiler welfare by 2024

Kraft Heinz plans to improve broiler welfare

By Aidan Fortune

US food processor Kraft Heinz Company has announced plans to expand its current animal welfare commitments to include higher standards for treatment of broiler chickens in its domestic supply chain.


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