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01 July 2015
PETA Files Lawsuit Over Californian Poultry Slaughter
US - Animal welfare organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently filed a lawsuit, aiming to ban electric stunning used in poultry slaughter....
29 June 2015
Canadian Funding for Reducing Spread of Livestock Diseases
CANADA - The Canada and Manitoba governments are funding two new beneficial management practices (BMPs) to help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms and to support more environmentally responsible fuel storage....
26 June 2015
UK Government to Release Huge Data Set to Improve Farming
UK - Vast data reserves could transform the world of food and farming in the single biggest government data giveaway the UK has ever seen, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
US Passes Trade Promotion Authority Bill, Chicken Council Approves
US - The US government has this week voted in favour of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), in a move that trade authorities hope will 'unlock opportunities' for American farmers....
25 June 2015
Chinese Inspectors Begin Visits to Brazilian Slaughterhouses
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) has announced that Chinese technical officers have begun visits to slaughterhouses in Brazil, with a view to increasing trade between the countries. ...
Ghanaian Media Asked to Spread Awareness of Avian Flu
GHANA - Ghana's Northern Regional Veterinary Officer has called on the media to help create public awareness on the outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in certain sections of the country....
24 June 2015
US Poultry Processor Facing Fines Over Unsafe Working Environment
US - Workers cutting chicken fat, bone and cartilage eight hours a day at a Delaware poultry plant are suffering musculoskeletal injuries caused by their jobs, an inspection by the US Department of Labour's Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
Single Issue Policy Making Threatening UK Farming Potential
UK - Single issue policy making at European and UK levels appears to be reducing the ability of British agriculture to achieve its objective of ‘producing more from less’, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation – the trade body for...
23 June 2015
FAO Family Farming Platform to Help Food Security
GLOBAL - Recognising the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, the FAO has launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop" for information, data and legislation on the sector that produces...
22 June 2015
China-Australia Free Trade Agreement to Benefit Farmers
AUSTRALIA - China and Australia's trade ministers recently signed a China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), bringing potential benefits to farmers another step closer....
19 June 2015
MEPs Extend Animal Cloning Ban to Feed, Food and Imports
EU - A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees yesterday (Wednesday 17 June)....
18 June 2015
Further Clampdown on Nigerian Poultry Imports over Dangerous Preservatives
NIGERIA - The Nigerian authorities announced a further clampdown on poultry product smuggling, after results from a recent study showed that imported turkey and chicken in the Nigerian markets are often unfit for human consumption....
17 June 2015
Ghana Government Interventions over Avian Flu Applauded
GHANA - Poultry farmers in the Ashanti Region of Ghana have applauded the temporary ban that has been put in place on poultry imports and exports in the region, to prevent avian flu outbreaks....
15 June 2015
Indian Poultry Industry Cautions Government over WTO Order
INDIA - After India lost a World Trade Organisation (WTO) battle against the US for unfairly blocking imports of US poultry and eggs, the Indian poultry industry has cautioned the Indian government on the impact on the domestic poultry sector....
Nigerian Customs Destroys Seized Poultry Products
NIGERIA - The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme-Badagry Command, have seized frozen smuggled poultry products valued at 4 million Nigerian Naira (N)....
11 June 2015
Tamil Nadu Farmers Want Subsidy on Poultry Feeds
INDIA - With prices of eggs dropping further and production cost increasing in the Indian state, egg farmers in Tamil Nadu have demanded subsidy on poultry feeds....
10 June 2015
CME: Is There a Way to Fix the MCOOL Challenge
US - We begin today with a bit more on MCOOL and prospect of a “fix” to this lingering challenge, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
08 June 2015
South Africa Agrees to Resume US Poultry Imports
SOUTH AFRICA - The US can soon resume chicken exports to South Africa after the two countries reached an agreement to end South Africa's 'anti-dumping' regulations....
05 June 2015
WTO Rules in US' Favour Over Indian Poultry Import Ban
US - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled that India's ban on imports of US poultry products discriminates against the US....
Call for Global Agreement on EU Meat Inspection Rules
UK - A call has been made to the European Commission to take a lead on achieving a general global agreement for the acceptance of the European-wide visual meat inspection....
Development Fund Proposed for Ghanaian Poultry Industry
GHANA - A poultry development fund could be Ghana’s best bet for arresting the rising level of poultry imports and creating much-needed jobs, says a report from the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET)....
03 June 2015
Informal Agreement Reached on EU Animal Health Law
EU - The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the outstanding issues concerning the proposal for a regulation on animal health law. ...
02 June 2015
How Do Researchers Develop Avian Flu Vaccines?
US - Avian influenza has been ravaging the US poultry industry, but what are poultry researchers doing to decrease the impact of the disease in future?...
01 June 2015
Livestock Sectors to Have Say on Centre of Excellence
UK - The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) is a step closer to becoming reality following confirmation that the bid has reached formal interview stage....
Australian Fined Thousands for Illegal Chicken Imports
AUSTRALIA - A New South Wales business owner has pleaded guilty to deliberately circumventing Australia’s biosecurity laws, receiving fines and a suspended sentence in the Sydney District Court last week....
 
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