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Chinese pork exports reap benefits of Russian ban

The world's largest pork producer, Chinese company WH Group, has announced plans to begin deliveries of pork to Russia this year, Russian media ITAR-TASS has reported. Thus stepping into the breach as Russia searches for new sources since its ban was implemented. On August 6th the Russian government...

African Swine Fever confirmed in Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire has reported occurrence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in a farm in the sea side town of San-Pedro, Bas-Sassandra district. The country's Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries reported an outbreak to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) last week. The outbreak already star...

German state tightens rules on broiler production

The German Federal State of Lower Saxony, the country’s primary poultry producing state, has introduced stricter rules for broiler production, in particular in accordance to injuries on chicken feet. According to the Ministry of Agriculture in Lower Saxony, the number and severity of injuries to ch...

Nestlé bans gestation crate use in its supply chain

Nestlé has announced a major pledge to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection. The agreement means that the hundreds of thousands of farms that supply Nestlé with its dairy, meat, poultry and eg...

Nestlé bans layer cage use in its supply chain

Nestlé has announced a major pledge to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection. The agreement means that the hundreds of thousands of farms that supply Nestlé with its dairy, meat, poultry and eg...

MHP reports positive results despite Ukraine crisis

Ukrainian poultry producer, MHP, has reported strong second quarter results despite the troubles occurring in the country and in the Crimea in particular. During the first half of the year all the company's chicken production facilities (including those in Crimea) continued to operate at full capac...

Emptying feed silo damages pig feed

Emptying the feed silo affects the mash particle size of pig feed, researchers from Ghent University in Belgium found out. The exact implications of this feed damage for the animals is yet unknown. The study assessed the effect of silo emptying and feed transport by conveyor systems on particle size...

Emptying feed silo damages pig feed

Emptying the feed silo affects the mash particle size of pig feed, researchers from Ghent University in Belgium found out. The exact implications of this feed damage for the animals is yet unknown. The study assessed the effect of silo emptying and feed transport by conveyor systems on particle size...

Maple Leaf Foods appoints head of animal wellness

Maple Leaf Foods have appointed Dr Stephanie Cottee in the new position of Leader, Animal Wellness effective August 11, 2014. Dr Cottee will be responsible for leading the establishment of an integrated and comprehensive animal wellness program that crosses the Company's pork and poultry operations ...

EU buys high volume grain on world market

Since July 1st, the EU has imported 3.1 million tonnes of grain. Last season, the grain imports from July 1st to August 26th was 875,072 tonnes of grain. This means that the EU imported a grain volume that is 3.5 times higher than last season. The bulk of the imports consist of maize, of which the E...

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