World meat industry news

Russian scientists develop new drug against anthrax

  • 1 Sep 08:35

Russian scientists develop new drug against anthrax Russian scientists have developed a diagnostic drug that may prevent anthrax outbreaks in livestock by identifying which animals need to be. Read more...

Russian poultry company culls one million broilers over AI fears

  • 30 Aug 11:55

Russian poultry company culls one million broilers over AI fears One of the largest poultry producers in the Far East part of Russia, Amur Broiler, has culled one million heads of broilers since mid-August, when laboratory inspection of samples taken from the corpses of dead poultry showed the possible presence of highly. Read more...

The cost of producing poultrymeat across the globe

  • 30 Aug 11:53

The cost of producing poultrymeat across the globe Earlier this year global animal health company Ceva held a vaccinology summit in Athens, Greece. Poultry World was there.Broiler production around the globe is becoming more efficient as breeding companies continue to make “more with less”.Improvements in genetics, rearing conditions and slaughterhouses, allied with cheap labour costs and the ability to get value from other parts of the carcase, are putting some countries at a substantial advantage. Broiler breast meat is cheapest French consultant Christian Renault told the Ceva summmit that production of broiler breast meat – based on raw material prices – was cheapest in the Ukraine. Read more...

Grain better than grass for steak, survey finds

  • 29 Aug 11:32

Grain better than grass for steak, survey finds For the third consecutive year, a grain-fed cow won the World Steak Challenge, giving it. Read more...

Study Compares Cost of Meat in Over 50 Countries Worldwide

  • 29 Aug 11:09

Study Compares Cost of Meat in Over 50 Countries Worldwide Online catering marketplace, Caterwings, have conducted a study regarding the global price of basic food items, as preliminary research ahead of their expansion into foreign markets. The research highlighted in particular that the cost of meat around the world is remarkably varied. To share these insights, Caterwings have released the2017 Meat Price Index, which details the cost of meat in over 50 countries worldwide. The study revealed that Switzerland has the highest meat prices, at 141.9 per cent more expensive than the average cost worldwide, followed by Norway (63.7 per cent more expensive) and Hong Kong (61 per cent more expensive), while Ukraine has the. Read more...

McDonalds to limit antibiotics used by its chicken suppliers

  • 28 Aug 14:00

McDonalds to limit antibiotics used by its chicken suppliers Global fast food chain McDonalds has announced it is to limit the use of antibiotics by its global chicken suppliers.The new action is part of an update to its Global Vision for Antibiotic Stewardship in Food Animals, which McDonalds unveiled 2 years ago. Preserving key antibiotics It is geared towards preserving key antibiotics for human health by reducing and, where possible, eliminating antibiotic therapies in food animals. The company said that broiler chickens produced in Japan, Brazil and South Korea, as well as Canada and the United States would eliminate antibiotics that the World Health Organisation (WHO) defines as Highest Priority Critically. Read more...

Questions you were afraid to ask about antibiotics

  • 28 Aug 13:58

Questions you were afraid to ask about antibiotics Antibiotic resistance has been a contentious issue in the livestock sector for many years. Here, Alltech’s Chief Innovation Officer, Aidan Connolly, tackles some challenging questions about the use of antibiotics in rearing animals. Question 1: Why are antibiotics in animal feed in the first place? Antibiotics have been good for the world. They have been instrumental in allowing humanity to enjoy a standard and quality of life unimagined prior to their discovery. Initially, antibiotics allowed us to control life-altering and fatal diseases in humans. Secondarily, they have facilitated the development of a modern, safe and efficient agricultural system. Read more...

Fipronil-tainted Eggs Found in Taiwan

  • 25 Aug 09:58

Fipronil-tainted Eggs Found in Taiwan Excessive levels of pesticide fipronil have been found in eggs produced at three farms in Taiwan, the island's agricultural authority said on Tuesday. Agricultural authorities tested samples from 45 farms around the island and found those from three farms in Changhua contaminated. The three farms are subject to strict controls that prohibit eggs from leaving their premises and eggs that have already been shipped will be removed from stores and destroyed, according to the agricultural bureau. The maximum residue of fipronil in eggs in Taiwan is 5 parts per billion. Fipronil is a pesticide effective on a large number of pests. It is considered slightly poisonous. Read more...

Russian meat sector profits soaring, says government

  • 25 Aug 09:56

Russian meat sector profits soaring, says government The profitability of Russia's meat sector rose by 2.2 times between 2013 and 2016, actually benefiting from the tit-for-tat sanctions imposed by Russia and its Western trading partners, according to the. Read more...

3 major pig health issues

  • 23 Aug 09:24

3 major pig health issues Recently, a number of things have happened on the EU medicines front. Some are positive but some are also negative, pig health expert David Burch noted. He’s touching on zinc oxide, a new antibiotic critical priority list and where to go with the EMA? I must congratulate the European Commission (EC) for coming up with a suitable compromise, allowing those member states to ban zinc oxide or not and those that do use it extensively,can continue for another 5 years. That the EC is listening, will certainly be appreciated by the pig producers, but in the meantime producers and their vets will need to look for suitable alternatives and husbandry improvements. It. Read more...