FAO reports steady meat prices
ITALY, Rome A third consecutive fall in global food prices during the month of July was largely driven by lower international prices for grains, soy and palm oil, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
HACCP could help halt infectious diseases
UNITED KINGDOM, Norwich Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have identified a rapid response which could help halt infectious diseases such as bird flu, swine flu and SARS before they take hold.
Vion Food appoints new CFO
THE NETHERLANDS, Eindhoven Vion Food announced that it has appointed Mr Kenaad B. Tewarie as Vion Food’s Chief Financial Officer. Kenaad B. Tewarie will start work on 1 September 2013 and will report to CEO Vion Food Stefaan Vansteenkiste.
Cherkizovo received compensational subsidies
RUSSIA, Moscow Cherkizovo Group, the largest meat and fodder manufacturer in Russia, announced that it had received the first tranche of direct compensational subsidies for agricultural manufacturers.
Demand for more sustainable fishing practices
INDIA, New Delhi Wholesale fish prices rose 131% during the past five years as India's growing appetite for fish owing to rising per-capita incomes, urbanisation and ever-evolving eating patterns is fast leading to depletion and over-exploitation of fish stocks in the country, The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) said.
Index-based livestock insurance pilot
KENYA, Nairobi On August 10th, 2013, Takaful Insurance of Africa launched a pilot project providing satellite date-based livestock insurance cover for pastoral livestock herders in the drought-prone drylands of northern Kenya’s Wajir County.
Warning over in-house meat inspection
NEW ZEALAND, Wellington The Public Service Association (PSA) says the economic fallout from the Fonterra milk contamination could be repeated in the meat industry if companies continue to have the power to inspect their own meat.
Record beef production
AUSTRALIA, Sydney Australian beef and veal production for the 2012-13 fiscal year surged 6% year-on-year, reaching 2.2 million tonnes cwt – breaking the previous record by 1%, or 15,296 tonnes cwt, set back in the 2006-07 (Australian Bureau of Statistics).
CPF reviews pork markets in China and Vietnam
THAILAND, Bangkok Disappointed in the domestic pork market, Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is now eyeing foreign markets for swine breeding, particularly Vietnam and China.