Sheep numbers lowest since early 1920s
AUSTRALIA The latest Australian livestock inventory estimates for 2005-06 has seen the national sheep flock revised down.
Considerable increase of U.S. beef exports
USA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported a 19% increase of the U.S. beef exports from January through October 2007.
Saleyard prices higher in 2007-2008
AUSTRALIA Saleyard prices for cattle, lamb and mutton are forecast to average higher in 2007-08, as an expected improvement in seasonal conditions results in reduced turn-off.
PETA unveils torture of pigs with Smithfield hog supplier
USA Undercover video footage recorded by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) reveals abuse to mother pigs.
E. coli prevalent in cattle fed distiller's grain
AUSTRALIA Researchers have found that there was a prevalence of E. coli bacteria found in the manure of cattle fed dried distillers grains.
Senate clears Peru free trade agreement
USA The U.S. Senate approved the U.S.-Peru free trade agreement by a vote of 77 to 18.
China prepares for importing Brazilian pork
SOUTH AFRICA China has approved a draft veterinary protocol for Brazilian pork imports according to the US Meat Export Federation.
ConAgra Foods cuts sodium in its top-selling foods
NEBRASKA, Omaha ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced that the reduction of sodium in its products has removed about 2.8 million pounds of salt from Americans' diets annually.
FMD outbreak in South America
AUSTRALIA Ecuador’s Agriculture Sanitary Service (SESA) confirmed an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the province of Tenguel.