Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.



Guidebook aims to reduce antibiotic use in China broilers

Cargill collaborates with China Institute of Veterinary Drugs Control, China Agriculture Press
Cargill’s Animal Protein business is working closely with the China Institute of Veterinary Drugs Control (IVDC) and China Agriculture Press on a Veterinary Drugs Guidebook intended to reduce the use of antibiotics in China’s broiler industry.
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Belarus plans to start exporting poultry to China

As Belarusian dairy exports see big increase and beef gains access to China, prospect of poultry exports seems promising
Belarus intends to start shipping poultry to China by the summer of 2018, Belarus Agriculture and Food Ministry leader Aleksei Bogdanov said.
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Senators urge reopening of US poultry exports to China

Bipartisan group of senators writes to USDA and encourages them to push China to end its ban on U.S. poultry
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner , D-Virginia, and Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, have led a bipartisan group of 37 senators in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to push the Chinese government to end its ban on the sale of American poultry products.
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Might China be the rising star of animal welfare?

Rising incomes and changing attitudes are leading to more interest in welfare
As interest in animal welfare in China grows, poultry and other livestock producers are responding, winning international recognition for their welfare practices. Will China emerge as a champion of farm animal welfare?
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World pork production to grow at a slower rate

Although world pork production dropped slightly in 2016 compared to the previous two years, 2017 is projected to see growth again. China’s dominance of the market continues to create uncertainty.
Despite two years of a slight slowdown, 2017 looks to show positive gains in world pig production.
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South China meat imports up 80 percent in 2016

South China now accounts for one-third of pork product imports into China.
South China has become a major pork and poultry importer in the global market, reported the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service.
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France, China announce new measures to tackle avian flu

Additional biosecurity, vaccination protocols put in place
In order to prevent a recurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in France, additional biosecurity measures will be introduced in the coming weeks and, in China, the growing number of human cases of H7N9 influenza has prompted the government to announce a nationwide campaign of poultry vaccination.
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