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16 March 2015
Bluetongue Virus Moves to Croatian Island
CROATIA - A small island off the south of Croatia has reported Bluetongue virus on six farms. ...
Firm Lamb Supply at Wagga
AUSTRALIA - Lamb consignments at Wagga were firm week-on-week, at 30,000 head, with very good quality trade and heavy weight lambs penned, report market analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
Call on European Commission to Fully Enforce Slaughter Regulations
EU – The European Commission has been called on to phase out killing methods, which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs...
11 March 2015
Smaller Flock Set to Bring Short-term Rise in Australian Prices
AUSTRALIA – A short term production slump will drive up prices for Australia’s sheep sector as the industry commences a national flock rebuilding programme....
09 March 2015
Northern Ireland Lamb and Sheep Prices Higher
NORTHERN IRELAND - Lamb and sheep prices lifted last week as plant throughput shrunk, according to Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC). ...
06 March 2015
Fewer Lambs Likely For Ireland This Year
IRELAND – Ireland’s 2015 lambing crop will be smaller unless producers can drive a significant improvement in lambing rates....
03 March 2015
Hogget Markets to Stay “Broadly Similar”
NORTHERN IRELAND – Hogget prices will remain steady over the coming weeks as supply continues to meet demand, says the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) for Northern Ireland....
02 March 2015
NZ Lamb Production Ramps up in January
NEW ZEALAND - Lamb production in New Zealand (NZ) during January lifted 35 per cent year-on-year, to 52,134 tonnes cwt, with production levels starting to ramp up towards the normal seasonal...
Australian Goat Industry Continues to Grow
AUSTRALIA - Over the past 20 years the Australian goat meat industry has continued to grow, largely underpinned by the sale of goats derived from rangeland or extensive production systems....
Steady Growth in UK Sheep Meat Production
UK - The latest sheep numbers from the June UK livestock survey show the flock at its highest level since 2006, according to the latest outlook from Eblex....
27 February 2015
Moves to Increase Welfare in Non-stun Slaughter
UK - The British government is to look at ways of introducing post-cut stunning in religious slaughter systems....
25 February 2015
Mutton Production Gathers Pace
AUSTRALIA - Australian mutton production in 2014 reached almost 233,992 tonnes cwt, an eight per cent rise on production levels of the previous year and 39 per cent above the five-year average,...
23 February 2015
Call to Government to End Non-stun Slaughter on Day of Parliamentary Debate
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA), supported by the RSPCA, has called on the British Government to end non-stun slaughter on the day of a Parliamentary debate on an e-petition relating...
19 February 2015
Spanish Restocking Grant Grows to €75,000
SPAIN - A grant assisting Spanish farmers with restocking after disease loss has been increased....
10 February 2015
How Will India Address Food Production Challenges?
INDIA - Animal proteins are having a growing presence on the dinner plate in India and many seminars and discussions are being held on meeting this need....
06 February 2015
Should CCTV Be Installed in Slaughterhouses?
UK - An all-seeing eye and independent monitoring would ensure the maximum quality of animal welfare conditions in slaughterhouses....
03 February 2015
Halal Slaughterhouse at Centre of Animal Cruelty Inquiry
UK - The Food Standards Agency in the UK has suspended the licences of three slaughtermen at a Halal slaughterhouse in Yorkshire after undercover film showed gross cruelty to animals....
30 January 2015
Animal Welfare at Slaughter Improving in UK
UK - Animal welfare in slaughterhouses in the UK is improving....
29 January 2015
Campylobacter Cases in EU Stable – Listeria Rising
EU - The number of incidents of illness caused by Campylobacter across Europe appears to be stabilising, according to a new report from the European Food Safety Authority....
26 January 2015
“Strong Improvement” in Hogget Trade
UK – A giant leap in Northern Ireland’s deadweight hogget market has been confirmed as supplies tighten, forcing a 35 pence per kilo price lift on the prior week....
19 January 2015
Strongest Sheep Kill Since November for Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND – Last week saw high slaughter numbers as deadweight sheep values stayed largely unchanged, reports the Livestock and Meat Commission....
16 January 2015
Irish Food and Drink Exports Up For Fifth Year Running
IRELAND – Irish food and drink exports earned €10.5 billion in 2014, a four per cent increase and the fifth consecutive year of export growth, says The Irish Food Board (BordBia)....
15 January 2015
French Abattoirs in Crisis as AIM Goes into Receivership
FRANCE - The Normandy abattoirs of the company AIM were placed in receivership this week with the hopes of finding a buyer....
Promoting Humane Animal Handling Slaughter in Liberia
LIBERIA - The Humane Slaughter Association has funded a six-month project in Liberia to promote humane methods of slaughter and handling of animals in markets and during transportation....
17 December 2014
New Slaughterhouses to Open in Marine
US - Two poultry processing plants and a slaughterhouse dedicated to red meat – are slated to open in Maine in the next few months....
Kosher Slaughter Ban Withdrawn in Poland
POLAND - A court has overturned an earlier ban on kosher slaughter of animals, which was due to come into effect in 2015....
16 December 2014
Abattoir Waste Charges Increased by More Than 60 per cent
UK - National Farmers Union (NFU) members are expressing concern that abattoir waste charges have risen by more than 60 per cent in recent weeks....
12 December 2014
Australian Goat Slaughter Eases in October while Prices Rise
AUSTRALIA - October saw 191,754 head of goats processed in Australia, which was eight per cent lower than year-ago levels according to figures from Australian Bureau of Statistics....
11 December 2014
October Lamb Slaughter Edges Higher
AUSTRALIA - Australian lamb slaughter during October increased by four per cent on year-ago levels, totalling 2.16 million head according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics....
05 December 2014
Jobs Saved at Study Abattoir
NEW ZEALAND – Jobs will be saved at a North Island abattoir after a research organisation sold an eighteen-staff facility to a specialist commercial operator....

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