DC announced new head
DENMARK, Randers Danish Crown's CEO Lorenz Hansen has decided to hand over as head of Denmark's largest cattle slaughterhouse. The handover will take place in conjunction with the official opening of the facilities in Holsted, and from 1 October 2014, Sales Director of DC Beef Finn Klostermann (photo) will take over the reins.
IBC meeting in Netherlands
THE NETHERLANDS, Noordwijk The delegates of the member associations of the International Butchers' Confederation (IBC) met in Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands for their spring conference.
Canadian Governments support animal care training
CANADA, Ottawa The governments of Canada and the province of Ontario announced a CAN$2 mill. investment in worker training in animal care. The program is scheduled to begin in September.
FTAs with China, Malaysia damaging Pakistan's poultry industry
PAKISTAN, Lahore Free Trade Agreements signed with Malaysia as well as China, without taking the real stakeholders onboard, are damaging the local poultry industry in Pakistan.
The Australia-Indonesia partnership moves forward
AUSTRALIA, Canberra The first Australia-Indonesia meeting designed to ensure a sustainable future for both countries' red meat and cattle sectors has been hailed a success by federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.
Brazil reports possible BSE case
Brazil, São Paulo A routine inspection at a slaughterhouse in Brazil uncovered an animal suspected of having atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Battle over US COOL laws
USA, Washington, DC One of the biggest battles facing US cattle producers and the beef industry is the fight over mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) laws.
Investment for bovine tubercolosis monitoring
CANADA, Ottawa Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin – Swan River – Marquette, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced an investment of $297,000 to the Manitoba Beef Producers to improve the tools available for monitoring bovine tuberculosis in livestock in the Riding Mountain Eradication Area of Manitoba.
Chinese food companies: global acquisitions drive
CHINA, Shangai As part of their overall food security strategy, Chinese companies continue the acquisitions trail abroad. With fast-growing population and economic growth come key challenges for Asia in tackling food security; all occurring at a time where the planet faces key challenges of securing food supplies, according to Bord Bia.