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Dutch urge joint response to Schmallenberg virus

Dutch urge joint response to Schmallenberg virus

By MJ Deschamps

The Dutch government is pressing for a co-ordinated European Union (EU) response to fighting the Schmallenberg virus, a damaging disease spreading rapidly among livestock across Europe.

UK poultry sector ‘under-performing’

UK poultry sector ‘under-performing’

By Melodie Michel

The UK poultry sector needs to focus on consolidation, efficiency and internationalisation to maintain its competitiveness on the EU market, a new report has suggested.

John Giles is a divisional director with Promar International

Overview of the world poultry sector and the role of Thailand

By John Giles, Promar International

Global broiler production has increased by 37% between 2002 to 2011. Production increased from 59m tonnes in 2002 to 81m tonnes in the main producing countries in 2011. Total world production could however be up to 100m tonnes per annum based on latest...

Danish pork exports up 6%

Danish pork exports up 6%

By Melodie Michel

The growth in Danish pork exports continued in the third quarter of 2011, with a 6% rise in the period between January and September, the German association of meat producers (VDF) has revealed.

Welsh anticipate USA opening for lamb exports

Welsh anticipate USA opening for lamb exports

By Arabella Mileham

The Welsh meat industry has claimed that it is only a matter of time before the USA lifts its restrictions and allows exports of red meat from the EU.

Brazilian beef exports to recover in 2012

Brazilian beef exports to recover in 2012

By Melodie Michel

Beef exporters have the potential to increase their revenue by 10% to over $6bn in 2012, the Brazilian Association of Meat Export Industries (Abiec) has announced.

UK processors question publication of inspection data

UK processors question publication of inspection data

By Arabella Mileham

The organisation which regulates and enforces food safety and public health across the UK has caused controversy by publishing the first round of audits of approved slaughterhouses and cutting plants, as well as a list of establishments which it deems...

EU in talks to lift Thai chicken ban

EU in talks to lift Thai chicken ban

By Melodie Michel

The European Commission (EC) is in discussion with Thailand to potentially lift the ban on fresh chicken at the end of June 2012, after eight years of suspended trade.

French pork processors call for change

French pork processors call for change

By Melodie Michel

The French union for pork processors (SNIV-SNCP) has called for a reform of the pig industry to maintain the country’s competitiveness on the European market.

Schmallenberg virus “worrying”, says OIE

Schmallenberg virus “worrying”, says OIE

By Melodie Michel

The recently discovered Schmallenberg virus, causing abortion and fetal abnormalities in ruminants, needs to be monitored closely according to World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) director Bernard Vallat.

OIE director Bernard Vallat

OIE likely to ban growth-promoting antibiotics

By Melodie Michel

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is likely to ban the prophylactic use of antibiotics on livestock in the next few years, OIE director Bernard Vallat has said.

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