Differences in animal diets and emissions
KENYA, Nairobi A study, published in an early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is the newest comprehensive assessment assembled of what cows, sheep, pigs, poultry and other farm animals are eating in different parts of the world; how efficiently they convert that feed into milk, eggs and meat; and the amount of greenhouse gases they produce.
Extensive antibiotics use creating public health crisis
CANADA, Calgary Citing an overabundance in the use of antibiotics by the agriculture and aquaculture industries that poses a threat to public health, economics professor Aidan Hollis has proposed a solution in the form of user fees on the non-human use of antibiotics.
Hog Inventory down 1 Percent
USA; Washington, DC United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2013 was 65.9 mill. head. This was down 1% from December 1, 2012, and down 2% from September 1, 2013.
Happy New Year
GERMANY, Frankfurt #BR1#From all of the team at FleischWirtschaft International to all our readers, customers and business partners around the world our best wishes for a prosperous New Year.
New improved Belgian export sites
BELGIUM, Brussels It has never been easier to find a supplier of Belgian fresh produce. Via the new and improved www.freshfrombelgium.com the VLAM (Flemish Agricultural and Fisheries Marketing Board) guides the visitor to a user-friendly exporters’ data base.
Empowering Agriculture – Securing Food and Nutrition
GERMANY, Berlin The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2014 is devoted to one of the greatest challenges facing humankind at International Green Week.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
GERMANY, Frankfurt #BR1#Season's Greetings from all of the team at FleischWirtschaft International to all our readers, customers and business partners around the world as well as best wishes for a prosperous New Year.
Brazilian poultry exports down compared to a year ago
BRAZIL, São Paulo Poultry exports (including chickens, eggs, turkeys, ducks, chicks and fertile eggs) totalled 3.735 mill. t between January and November 2013, down 1.1% compared to the same period last year, figures from the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF) have revealed. However, revenues grew 3.9% to $7.9 bill.
Russian firm to build huge duck plant
RUSSIA, Rostov on Don Russian poultry meat producer Eurodon has announced plans to build one of the country's largest duck meat production complexes near the Russian capital and the main sales market.