Sustainable livestock production is possible
UNITED KINGDOM, Cambridge New research done by the University of Cambridge advocates use of pastures with shrubs and trees as it is more sustainable, improving animal welfare and increasing biodiversity.
HKScan opens poultry facility in Estonia
FINLAND, Turku HKScan Corporation is centralising its Baltic poultry production at its renovated Tabasalu facility. The unit was officially inaugurated on September 23, 2013. As of the beginning of 2014, the Tabasalu facility will be responsible for slaughtering, cutting, deboning and processing of poultry meat for the entire Baltic region in HKScan Group.
Shrimp exports rose sharply
VIETNAM, Hanoi In the first 8 months of 2013, Vietnam seafood exports registered US$4.16 bill., up 4.3% from that of the same period of 2012. In which, shrimp exports generated over US$1.7 bill., increasing nearly 22% and occupying 41.5% of the total value.
Certifying 1 billion farm animals
USA, Orlando At their inaugural Be Humane summit, American Humane Association announced that it now certifies the welfare of nearly 1 billion farm animals in the United States. This landmark announcement means the organization’s American Humane Certified™ program oversees the humane treatment of almost 10% of all animals raised on America’s farms and ranches each year in food production.
Vion Food to sell Convenience Retail
GERMANY, Düsseldorf Vion Food Deutschland is set to take a further step in its move towards repositioning itself as a slaughter and carcass-cutting company as part of the restructuring programme resolved in April.
Russia ends 18-year ban on British beef and lamb
UNITED KINGDOM, London Russia ended an 18-year ban on British beef and lamb by brokering a trade deal worth up to $156.3 mill. over three years, the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) reported.
Surge in Brazil's beef exports
BRAZIL, Brasilia Brazilian beef exports have soared as a result of strong demand from Russia and a weakening of the Brazilian real.
Belgian cooperation aimed at stopping castration
BELGIUM, Brussels Representatives of the Belgian Boerenbond (farmers' union), the Algemeen Boeren Syndicaat (farmers' syndicate), Bemefa, Fevia, Febrex Fenavian and Comos (farmers' organisations) have signed an agreement with the objective of stopping castration in 2018.
EC supports the fight against ASF in the Baltic States
BELGIUM, Brussels Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will collectively receive € 2.5 mill. from the European Commission to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) from Russia and Belarus.