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Category Archives: Sheep

Russia and EU Extend Trade War Sanctions over Ukraine

At the end of June, the European Council extended the sanctions against Russia put in place over the country’s stance on Ukraine and the Crimea. The unanimous decision of the … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meat Bucks Trend of Falling Prices

The price of meat and meat products around the world appears to be bucking the trend of falling food prices. According to the Food Price Index from the Food and … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

UK Companies Lead Way in Animal Welfare Policies

Two British companies – a poultry and pig meat processor – top the list of companies across the world in the way they manage their animal health and welfare practices. … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

PM’s Speech Raises Fears for Farmers Post-Brexit

The 12-point clarification by prime minister Teresa May of the British stance in negotiating the UK’s role as the country leaves the EU has been met with a degree of … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

France Introduces Country of Origin Labelling For Meat and Dairy Products

France introduced mandatory country of origin labelling for all meat in ready meal products, milk and dairy products on 1 January. The French agriculture ministry said that it is a … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Global Food Prices Continue to Rise

The price of food around the world appears to be on an upward spiral. According to the latest figures from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Antibiotic Overuse Attacked Despite Data Showing Decline in Sales

Sales of veterinary antibiotics for use in both farm animals and companion animals are falling across Europe. A report from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) shows a fall in sales … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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