According to Mintec, prices are now rising

US pork price sees upward trajectory

By Georgi Gyton

The price of US pork has increased by 10% since the middle of August this year, according to data from global commodity analyst Mintec.

Genus' porcine genetics division will exclusively stock and sustain Riverstone's new pig production project

Genus announces pig production agreement in China

By Georgi Gyton

Global animal genetics company Genus, has entered into a strategic partnership with River Stone Farm (Shandong) Co, in China, in an agreement which will see it become the Group’s first commercial multiplier in China.

Consumption of poultry meat in Canada is growing as the population increases

Canadian broiler meat production to rise 2%

By Georgi Gyton

A 2% increase in broiler meat production is expected for Canada’s poultry industry in 2015, according to a new report by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

Nestlé also confirmed that it has commissioned an independent auditor, SGS, to carry out checks to ensure the new standards of animal welfare are met on its supplying farms.

Nestlé steps up commitment to farm animal welfare

By Nathan Gray

The world's largest food manufacturer, Nestlé, has pledged to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain after agreeing a new a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection.

Industry groups say the bill is unlikely to make any difference

Bill approved on the reduction of antibiotics

By Georgi Gyton

The Californian Assembly has approved a bill which serves to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock, but industry groups say it is unlikely to make a difference.

Despite some positive trends more work is needed on reducing antimicrobial resistance

FDA releases its report on antimicrobial resistance

By Georgi Gyton

The US Food and Drug Administration this week launched its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) 2011 Executive Report, which showed both increasing and decreasing trends.

Could things be looking up for the US cattle industry?

Turning point for US cattle numbers?

By Georgi Gyton

Delegates at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colorado were told that the industry was transitioning from the liquidation phase to the expansion phase in terms of cattle numbers.

The American Meat Institute says the rule would be costly to livestock producers

US COOL labelling moves one step closer

By Georgi Gyton

The American Meat Institute (AMI) has expressed its disappointment at a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to deny its request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)...

Kazakhstan plans to import as many as 10,000 Angus and Hereford cows from the US and Australia

Kazakhstan seeks to transform beef export industry

By Poorna Rodrigo

Kazakhstan’s promising beef industry is trying to create its own breeder herds, with a plan to import as many as 10,000 Angus and Hereford cows from the US and Australia, KazBeef director general Beibit Yerubayev told

World Meat Congress - an overview

World Meat Congress - an overview

By Georgi Gyton

GlobalMeatNews travelled to Beijing, China for the 20th annual World Meat Congress, which took place from 14-16 June 2014. In this video we give you an overview of the event, as well as an exclusive interview with Canadian agriculture minister, Gerry...

The Expo runs from 4-6 June at the Iowa State Fairgrounds

World Pork Expo kicks off in Iowa

By Georgi Gyton

Close to 20,000 pork producers and related professionals, from around 32 countries, have descended on the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, this week (4-6 June), to find out what is new in terms of products, services and technologies.

Thirty percent of the samples tested positive for PEDv

Findings released on PEDv in Mexico

By Georgi Gyton

There have been a total of 83 outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in Mexico since July 2013, according to the latest update from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE).

It is hoped the investment will reduce the risk of livestock diseases

British Columbia invests in disease protection

By Georgi Gyton

The governments of British Columbia and Canada have invested CD$613,050 on increased surveillance and preventive measures in order to reduce the risk of livestock diseases such as a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) spreading to the region.

The firm has felt the effects of the PEDv outbreak

Maple Leaf sees group losses widen in Q1

By Georgi Gyton

Maple Leaf Foods has seen its net losses from continuing operations increase to $124.6m, in the first quarter to 31 March 2014, from -$30.6m over the same period last year.

All cases of PEDv must now be reported

USDA announces new measures to control PEDv spread

By Georgi Gyton

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will require reporting of all cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in a bid to try and reduce the spread of these diseases.

US giant recalls food

US supplier recalls products “unfit for human food”

By Line Svanevik

Giant US supplier Rancho Feeding Corporation has recalled approximately 8.7m pounds of products due to processing “diseased and unsound animals”, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

US sees cattle herds declining further

American cattle herds smallest since 1951, says USDA

By Kitty So

The USA continues to face drought and declining cattle herds, according to recent US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports, although the industry says ranchers could begin rebuilding herds soon.

Low number of IPPE attendees

IPPE: Weather hits visitor numbers

By Ed Bedington

Early indications suggest that the number of attendees the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) was 4,000 below predicted numbers.


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