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Thursday, April 17, 2014
How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five-year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Poultry Farmers Threaten Strike in Bahrain
BAHRAIN - Poultry production could cease as part of strike action in response to farmer complaints on chick health and market values being ignored by the government. ...
Taiwan Toughens up Chicken Labelling Rules
TAIWAN - Since 1 March 2014, it as been compulsory for chicken meat sold in retail markets to show labels indicating if the products have been refrigerated or defrosted, with fines of up to NT$1.5 million for non-compliance....
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Malaysian Minister Promises No Chicken Price Hike During Ramadan
MALAYSIA - The price of chicken will be maintained during Ramadan, based on adequate production supply to meet demand during the festive month....
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture on the Rise
GLOBAL - New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30 per cent by 2050, without greater efforts to reduce them....
Joint Effort to Promote Judicious Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Farm Animals
CANADA - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and evolving public health issue, involving many players in Canada and internationally. Health Canada's Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) continues to promote the prudent use of antimicrobial drugs...
Nigerian State Trains Youths on Poultry Farming
NIGERIA - The Kano State Government said on Monday that it had trained 632 youths on modern poultry farming....
Monday, April 14, 2014
Market Realities Showcased by Turn to GM Soybean Meal
GERMANY - The availability of, and preference for, non-genetically modified (non-GM) soybeans as an animal feed is again being debated in Germany. ...
Salmonella in Poultry Cases Reach 524
US - The investigation into cases of food poisoning in the US caused by Salmonella Heidelberg believed to be related to chicken products produced by processor Foster Farms is continuing....
FDA Withdraws Antimicrobials for Use in Food-Producing Animals
US - The US Food and Drug Administration is today announcing that five drug sponsors holding animal drug applications affected by Guidance For Industry (GFI) #213 have requested that FDA withdraw approval of a collective 19 animal drug applications because...
Union Policy Supports Mandatory Labelling of Food Products
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement in opposition to H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, sponsored by Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C....
Green Party Opposes 'Factory Farming', Live Animal Exports
UK - Top of the Green Party's manifesto priorities for the May elections is action against mega-farms and 'factory farming'; it also aims to ban live animal exports and put greater regulation on animal transportation. ...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Irish President Visits Benchmark Holdings Farm
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins have today (Thursday 10 April) visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state visit to...
Recent Cuts to Red Tape Makes Farming Easier
UK – Recent cuts to red tape and bureaucracy have made farming easier and at no cost to food production standards, the government has announced this week....
£90M for Centres of Innovation: Do Pigs, Poultry Want Their Share?
UK - The Government has made £90 million available for UK centres for innovation as part of its strategy to make UK farming more competitive, productive, resilient and sustainable. The British Pig & Poultry Fair will be discussing if pigs and poultry...
Kazakhstan Bans Russian, Belarusian Poultry over Salmonella
KAZAKHSTAN - Kazakhstan has temporary blocked imports of Russian and Belarusian poultry on health and safety grounds....
Crop Issues, Milk Quotas on EU Ag Committee Agenda
EU - On the agenda for the upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting are weather-related crop difficulties in Cyprus and Latvia as well as legal aspects to the end of milk quotas....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Call for EU Redistribution of Food Waste
ANALYSIS - A report from the European Union Committee of the UK parliament's House of Lords calls for the redistribution of wasted food to different sections of society or into the animal feed chain, where appropriate, across the EU....
Agriculture MEPs Back Move for Promotion of EU Farm Produce
EU - A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event of market disruptions has been given the go-ahead by the European Agriculture Committee....
Taiwan Culls Poultry to Prevent Spread of H5N3 Bird Flu
TAIWAN - The Taiwanese veterinary authorities have reported that all poultry within the affected farms were slaughtered after they tested negative for H5/H7 viruses....
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
New Regulations to Reduce Antibiotic Use Come into Force
GERMANY - From the beginning of April, the German agricultural authorities have put in place a new regulation requiring livestock owners to report the amount of antibiotics they are giving their animals every six months....
Groups Against Changes Made to Workers Representation Rules
US - Poultry organisations in the US have hit out at new rules being put forward by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to change the procedures for employees in the industry can decide on union representation....
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
NFU Names Senate Ag Appropriations Priorities
US - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU’s priorities for Fiscal Year 2015 funding for agricultural programs....
Monday, April 07, 2014
Saudi Poultry Sector Seeks Government Support
SAUDI ARABIA - Several poultry sector investors area calling on concerned government agencies to assist the financial support of farming businesses....
German Ag Ministers Call for End to Financing Extreme Confinement of Farm Animals
GERMANY - The Conference of German State Agriculture Ministers adopted a resolution calling on the German federal government to ensure that International Finance Institutions meet or exceed European Union animal welfare laws when funding agribusiness...
 
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