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Category Archives: Cattle

Will Irish Slaughter Deal Affect Competition?

The European Commission’s competition authority has given the go-ahead to the deal that will see the leading Irish beef processor ABP take a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods. … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dairy Farmers Committed to Reducing Antibiotic Use

More and more milk buyers in the dairy sector are asking their farmer suppliers about antibiotic use on the farm. And retailers need to take an active part in policy … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Competition Commission Slams Pakistan Meat Sector

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has called for a public-private partnership to run the government slaughterhouses in a bid to increase efficiency and quality of the meat produced. The CCP … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Agricultural Trade Balance Shifting to Developing Countries

The balance of global agricultural trade is continuing to shift from the developed blocs to developing countries. The latest World Trade Statistics Review published by the World Trade Organisation shows … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

EU Global Leader in Agri-food Exports

The European Union is the global leader in exports pf agricultural produce and food. According to the latest annual report on the EU’s agri-food trade, over the last year these … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Could Global Milk Prices Be Rising?

Global milk supply is expected to grow by 1.5 per cent this year, while demand growth is expected to exceed the rise in supplies according to researchers at the International … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Quickly Can Russia’s Poultry Meat Production Grow?

Russia could be heading towards self-sufficiency in poultry meat production more quickly than anticipated. Latest figures from the Russian statistical office and the Russian Agriculture Ministry show that production of … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Global Strategy to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

The World Organisation for Animal Health, OIE, has set out a new strategy to help countries around the world manage the challenge of antimicrobial resistance. The OIE presented the strategy … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

What Will CAP Look Like After 2020?

The Common Agricultural Policy could become more concerned with social issues, innovation and greening after 2020. The current reforms to the CAP introduced in 2013 run up to 202 and … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Will Agriculture Be Affected by Review on Antibiotic Use?

Reducing the unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture globally is one of the main conclusions in the O’Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance published last week. The report lays down 10 … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment