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Tianli Agritech changes of corporate name

Tianli Agritech, Inc., a diversified company with businesses in hog farming and electro-hydraulic servo-valves manufacturing and marketing, announced that it has changed its name to Aoxin Tianli Group, Inc. In connection with the name change, the company's common shares will commence trading on the ...

Last calves culled in Dutch feed scare

On a veal calf farm in Barneveld, the Netherlands, culling has been started after tests showed that the animals consumed feed with traces of the banned antibiotic furazolidone. At a later stage, animals on a veal calf farm in Uddel, the Netherlands will be culled too. A total of 567 animals have to ...

BPC examines the two sides of poultry inspection

The current focus on practices in poultry plants has thrown rather an unfair light on the role of official inspection, writes the British Poultry Council in light of allegations in The Guardian newspaper of unhygienic practices in poultry plants. With a full time presence in large plants there has b...

Tyson Foods to shut three plants

Tyson Foods has announced that it will shut the doors of three plants, based in Cherokee, Iowa; Buffalo, New York and Santa Teresa, New Mexico. According to Donnie King, president, prepared foods, customer and consumer solutions for Tyson Foods, the plants have been struggling financially, which h...

Water treatment plants a hot spot for resistant bacteria

Bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics. And waste water effluent from sewage treatment plants can play a significant role in this process. This is concluded by UK researchers who published their new findings in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. The researchers took river sediment samp...

Mycotoxin testing supplies donated by Austrian company

Romer Labs, Austrian supplier of food safety diagnostics solutions, will donate mycotoxins testing supplies for a project to reduce post- harvest loss and hence step up grain quantity and quality in countries where mycotoxins are a big problem. This project (named Feed the Future Innovation Lab) is ...

USGC calls for China to approve MIR 162

The US Grains Council is calling for China to approve MIR 162 following this week's announcement of new biotech certification requirements for distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) by the Chinese import inspection authority, AQSIQ. The new requirements effectively call for a certificate from...

Tyson Foods to sell Mexico and Brazil poultry businesses

Tyson Foods has reached a definitive agreement with JBS SA to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil. The transaction is valued at $575 million and will be paid for in cash. Tyson Foods officials currently expect the sale, which is subject to regulatory approval, to be completed by the end...

Indian River appoints commercial and technical manager

Esmi San Pedro has accepted the role of commercial and technical manager for poultry breeder Indian River. San Pedro graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Central Luzon State University in 1987 before entering the pig industry as he started his career in agriculture.  He subsequentl...

UK's first case of MRSA in pigs

Vets in Northern Ireland have reported what is thought to be the UK’s first case of the MRSA bacterium in a pig. The disease is potentially fatal to human beings and it is resistant to a number of modern antibiotics making it difficult to treat.The MRSA bacterium was isolated in a piglet which was o...

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