BfR says anthrax risk is unlikely
Having received the information that meat from a herd potentially infected with anthrax had entered the food chain, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) conducted an initial evaluation of the risk of contamination of meat with the anthrax pathogen and of anthrax infection in humans in Germany.
Ireland: Countrywide beef protests
IRELAND, Dublin The Irish Farmer’s Association’s (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called a countrywide 24-hour beef price protest by farmers outside all meat factories from 3pm on Monday 27th October until Tuesday afternoon. He said farmer anger with the meat factories has boiled over with the massive €350 per head cattle price gap now opened up with the main export market in the UK.
Website about climate change impacts on livestock
USA, Lincoln University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) research helped launch a U.S. Department of Agriculture website that helps producers prepare for the effects of climate change on livestock.
Study examines antibiotic persistance in farm-raised fish
USA, Phoenix In a new study, two ASU scientists examine a largely unexplored area of research - the persistence of antibiotics in seafood raised by the rapidly growing industry of modern aquaculture.
$2 million grant to slow spread of diseases
PHILIPPINES, Manila A new $2 million grant from the Asia Development Bank is to support South Asia’s push to slow the spread of livestock diseases like foot and mouth and avian flu which have caused billions of dollars of losses to farmers and economies in recent years.
Lamb promotion gets €7.7 million boost
UNITED KINGDOM, Kenilworth A €7.7 million (£6.17m) campaign to encourage more people to cook with lamb across six European countries is to be launched thanks to a co-promotion deal EBLEX has secured with the European Union, Ireland and France.
Hot global pork market cooling down
THE NETHERLANDS, Utrecht Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) cast a pall over global pork markets that won't be easily shaken off, according to a new Rabobank report.
China resumes pork deliveries to Russia
RUSSIA, Moscow Russia will import pork from China for the first time in a decade to replace imports from the US and Europe banned as part of the standoff with the West over the Ukraine crisis.
American consumer group protests against Australian meat
USA, Washington A consumer rights group in the US has called on its country's regulators to Review and possibly revoke Australia's meat inspection process, calling it an inherently flawed system.
EU beef and poultry sector growing, pork expected to shrink
BELGIUM, Brussels Beef and poultry production in the European Union (EU) has been growing steadily this year, putting the sectors on track for further growth in 2015, said a new European Commission (EC) report.