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Demand for tilapia and catfish feed growing in India

India has a thriving and evolving aquaculture industry. However, most farmers still rely on low cost and easily available traditional feeds comprised of rice/wheat bran, groundnut cake, and other agro products. But the demand for commercial aquafeed is increasing. This trend is being driven by a gr...

Danish pork makes its way to Nepal

The Danish Crown group exports meat to more than 130 countries around the world but until now it has been impossible to buy fresh pork meat from the group in the mountainous state Nepal in Himalaya. Meat wholesaler Sanu Khadgi has now changed this. He has ensured that people living in the capital Ka...

NZ dairy industry continues to dominate through growth

New Zealand’s global dairy dominance will continue through greater economic engagement with Asia-Pacific states, rather than with competing markets in Europe and America, according to a new paper issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). In CIGI Paper No. 37, The Role of I...

Opposition to US poultry imports grows in India

Opposition to a proposal by India’s External Affairs Ministry to allow duty-free import of chicken legs from the US is growing, with an increasing number of poultry farmers protesting the move. Duty-free import of American chicken legs will wreak havoc on the domestic poultry industry, besides raisi...

UK: BPEX stepping up exports

BPEX is stepping up its export drive with visits to Hong Kong, India and the Philippines in the next few weeks. On top of that, a health certificate has now been agreed with the Dominican Republic which is another market that can now be developed.The first is the Restaurant and Bar show in Hong Kong...

Study claims antibiotic-fed poultry is harming consumers

A study carried out in India states that large scale, indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the poultry industry has led to antibiotic resistance in Indians who are falling prey to many otherwise curable ailments. The study by the Centre for Science and Environment's (CSE) Pollution Monitoring Lab, w...

Study: Antibiotic-fed poultry harming consumers

A study carried out in India states that large scale, indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the poultry industry has led to antibiotic resistance in Indians who are falling prey to many otherwise curable ailments. The study by the Centre for Science and Environment's (CSE) Pollution Monitoring Lab, w...

Decrease in EU mycotoxin alerts

Last year, the European Union received less RASFF notifications regarding feed than the years before. Also the number of mycotoxins alerts has gone down. This is stated in the RASFF Annual Report 2013. RASFF - the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed - was created in 1979 by the European Union and e...

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...

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...

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