Interest in organic Irish salmon farm heightens
Twenty-one financiers, spanning three continents have now registered firm interest in the €60 mill. investment for the proposed deep sea organic salmon farm in Galway Bay. Bord Iascaigh Mhara, the Irish seafood development agency, has applied for a licence for the development, which could create 500 jobs in the local area and generate a wage flow of €14.5 million per annum.
Tax deferrals for more livestock producers
CANADA, Ottawa More livestock producers in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec will have financial breathing room to help them cope with the effects of extremely dry growing conditions on forage yields. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that the list of designated areas eligible for tax deferrals has been expanded.
Somalis learn how to cash in on livestock waste
SOMALIA, Hargeisa Every day, tens of thousands of camels are slaughtered across Somalia - a country where meals are heavily meat-driven. Tonnes of bones, hides, and hooves, among other culturally undesirable parts, are discarded. Under a United Kingdom-funded initiative, FAO is encouraging communities to earn more income by processing animal skins, making soap from bone marrow and crafts from camel bones.
UK poultry on the rise
THE UNITED KINGDOM, London The latest national statistics produced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the activity of UK hatcheries and poultry slaughterhouses and other related poultry statistics were released on 29 November 2012 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Equatorial Guinea starts poultry farming
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, Malabo The government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed an agreement that calls for the FAO to invest $3 mill. over 3 years to develop poultry farming in rural Equatorial Guinea.
Brazil's poultry output is expected to be lower
GERMANY, Hamburg Brazil's poultry output is expected to decline for the first time in 20 years as chicken farmers curb production in response to rising feed costs, oilseed industry researcher Oil World said.
Active packaging can extend shelf life of salmon
CHILE, Santiago Researchers in Chile have invented a system incorporating natural microbial agents in a polymeric structure aimed at increasing the shelf life of refrigerated fresh salmon.
Russia lifts ban on British meat
THE UNITED KINGDOM, London Russia has lifted its 26-year ban on British beef and lamb, with exports expected to commence within months.
New meat standards worrying
AUSTRALIA, North Sydney Producers are worried about the new Meat Standards Australia (MSA) grading system saying it will encourage retailers and shoppers to pay less for lower graded beef.
Cheap meat imports cause crisis
VIETNAM, Ho Chi Minh City fleischwirtschaft.com – VIET NAM, Ho Chi Minh City. A large number of Vietnamese farmers have had to close their broiler farms as they are unable to compete with the chicken meat that is imported in huge numbers to the country and is available at cheap prices.