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21 March 2017
China, EU Cut Imports of Brazil Meat Amid Scandal
BRAZIL - China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes...
Brazil President Seeks to Calm Health Fears Over Beef Exports
BRAZIL - President Michel Temer, confronting a corruption scandal tarnishing Brazil’s lucrative meat industry, met with executives and foreign diplomats to assuage their health concerns over a sector responsible for US$12 billion in annual exports....
Directorate Unveils Plans to Prevent Outbreak of Cattle, Sheep & Poultry Diseases
GAMBIA - Dr Duto Sainey Fofana, Director General of the Department of Livestock Services has unveiled plans to prevent the outbreak of new cattle, sheep and chicken diseases in the country....
20 March 2017
Unknown Disease Kills 13 Cattle in Odisha State
INDIA - Outbreak of an unknown disease in agrarian areas of Odisha's Kendrapara district has claimed 13 cattle over the past one week, a veterinary official said today....
17 March 2017
Focus on Basics Critical to China's Dairy Industry
CHINA - The year 2020 is critical to the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20), as China's leadership has pledged to build an all-round well-off society by then. Almost every industry has its own individual (as well as collective) five-year plan with specific...
16 March 2017
China's Quality of Agricultural Products to Improve
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has published a five-year plan to improve the quality of agricultural products, including measures to ensure that products such as apples, tea and pork can be traced back to their producers....
08 March 2017
OIE reports FMD Outbreak in Mpumalanga Dairy Farm
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a dairy farm in Mpumalanga....
Canadian Red Meat to Gain Billion Dollar Fund from CETA
CANADA - Despite concerns over unresolved technical issues, CETA is expected to open up a one billion dollar market for Canadian red meat products, writes Bruce Cochrane....
07 March 2017
OIE Reports Spread of Deadly Airborne Disease in Hazafon
ISRAEL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported four new oubtreaks of haemorrhagic septicaemia at four different farms located in Hazafon....
Promising Developments Shaping Up in Pakistan's Livestock Sector
PAKISTAN - Some promising developments are taking place in the livestock sector raising optimism about this sector’s solid growth and its enhanced contribution to the overall economy....
Botswana's Officials Urge Farmers to Monitor Livestock
BOTSWANA - Small stock farmers in Tutume and surrounding villages have been advised to monitor the health of their livestock....
03 March 2017
China Sets Stronger Steps on Safety of Food
CHINA - China still faces severe challenges to ensure food safety, despite improvements in recent years, and authorities will maintain a zero-tolerance attitude toward violations of laws, the national food safety watchdog said....
02 March 2017
Mozambique Vaccinates Cattle Against FMD
MOZAMBIQUE - Dr Américo Da Conceicao, who works for Mozambique's veterinary authorities, has vaccinated cattle to prevent further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) from ocuring. ...
17 February 2017
Over 1500 Egyptian Livestock Infected with FMD Since January
EGYPT - An official report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture's General Authority for Veterinary Services revealed on Monday that the total number of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) infections among livestock since the first of January until 14 February...
New Livestock, Poultry Charges to Wait, Says Govt
ZAMBIA - The Government has said that it will engage stakeholders before implementing the new charges for poultry and livestock sectors....
Negri to Stop Spread of Contagious Brucella Virus in Livestock
MALAYSIA - The Veterinary Services Department has been directed to cull livestock found to be infected with the contagious brucella virus after sick cows were found in three farms....
15 February 2017
Robust Disease Surveillance Network More Vital Than Ever, Say Leading Vets
UK - With precautions against Avian Influenza further strengthened last week and reports of Schmallenberg Virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the devastating 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak (19 February) offers a timely reminder that a robust...
APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England
UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes....
14 February 2017
DAFF Meets China with Prospects of Exporting Beef
SOUTH AFRICA - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) of the Republic of South Africa hosted a delegation from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of The Peoples Republic of China...
10 February 2017
Problems with Live Valuation Scheme Continue to Mount for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said the issuing of guideline prices on a weekly basis by the Department of Agriculture that are not representative of actual market prices is compounding existing problems that farmers have with the live...
09 February 2017
Livestock Diseases Feared to Hamper Korea's Meat Exports
SOUTH KOREA - A series of animal and poultry disease outbreaks in South Korea is feared to be a huge drag on the country's exports of meat and other livestock products, industry sources said Wednesday....
Action Group Announces Ambitious Phase II for National Johne's Management Plan
UK - The Action Group on Johne's launched Phase II of the National Johne's Management Plan (NJMP) at a successful conference in Worcestershire this week, to build on the foundations created by Phase I of the plan....
08 February 2017
Local Breeders Welcome Court Decision on Cattle, Meat Imports
INDONESIA - Local breeders have welcomed the Constitutional Court’s decision on cattle and meat imports, which they claim will ban buffalo meat imports from India, except in emergency situations....
07 February 2017
Korea Bans Livestock Movement Due to FMD Outbreak
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean authority on Monday banned the movement of all livestock for 30 hours across the country as suspected cases of foot-and-mouth disease infection were reported....
Russia Bans Imports of New Zealand Beef
RUSSIA - Russia has banned the import of beef and beef byproducts originating in New Zealand, Russia's Interfax news agency has reported....
Aussie Beef Prices Could Drop if US Beef Imports Resume
AUSTRALIA - A Queensland meat processor predicts the price of beef could fall by as much as 30 per cent if the US starts exporting beef to Australia again....
06 February 2017
Lagos Clamps Down on Illegal Abattoirs, Cattle Markets
NIGERIA - In a renewed effort to stem the tide of illegal operations, prevent the sale of unwholesome meat and improve hygiene conditions in abattoirs in Lagos State, no fewer than 24 butchers and cattle marketers have been arrested for offences bordering...
Waikato Dairy Herd Checked After Bovine TB Case
NEW ZEALAND - A bovine tuberculosis case discovered in a Waikato dairy herd last year appears to have been contained and to date testing has not uncovered any further cases....
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