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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.

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.

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 calls for bank support of FMD campaign

OIE calls for bank support of FMD campaign

By Melodie Michel

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will ask banks to fund a global campaign to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) at its next conference on the topic.

Food exports help Ireland’s economy

Food exports help Ireland’s economy

By Ann Marie Foley

Agri-food’s role in getting Ireland out of its economic crisis received a boost, as food exports grew at three times the rate of total merchandise exports in the first nine months of 2011.

Video: 2012 outlook for UK retailers

Video: 2012 outlook for UK retailers

By Melodie Michel

Kantar Worldpanel communications director Ed Garner talks about the impact of the recession and the 2012 outlook for major UK supermarkets.

Welsh confirm quality

Welsh confirm quality

Welsh lamb has joined Cornish clotted cream, West Country farmhousecheddar cheese and stilton cheese on the list of 34 UK productsrecognised by the EU for their quality and regional identity.

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