Re-evaluation of BSE six years after
BRUSSELS Six years after the BSE crisis, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) suggested to re-examine the issue of carcass disposal and the use of animal by-products.
Pilgrim’s after Gold Kist acquisition with new VP of governmental affairs
TEXAS, Pittsburg Pilgrim's Pride Corporation Tuesday announced the completion of its acquisition of Gold Kist Inc., which created the world's leading chicken company.
Australian beef exports 2006 at record level
AUSTRALIA The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry reported that Australian beef and veal exports rose 5% during 2006 to a record 953,932 tonnes swt.
Organic poultry sales growing rapidly
USA A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) found that U.S. retail sales of organic poultry in 2005 were $161 million.
European research combating resistant Salmonella strains
BRUSSELS An international team of researchers has uncovered critical, previously undetected properties of Salmonella pathogens, possibly opening the door to new opportunities for prevention.
FAO forecast for beef production 2007
AUSTRALIA World beef production is forecast by the FAO to increase nearly 3% in 2007, to 67.5 million tonnes, with the increase largely in response to the prospect of higher beef prices.
USDA proposes beef imports from BSE minimal-risk regions
USA USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposed a rule to expand beef and cattle imports from minimal risk countries regarding bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
USDA researchers evaluate prion-free cattle
USA The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that initial results of a research project involving prion-free cattle are now available.
US cattle on feed unlikely to impact the market
USA/AUSTRALIA The latest report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture about cattle on feed shows marginally higher numbers in feedlots having only little impact on the market.