Several countries have banned imports of selected poultry products from regions of Chile and Vietnam where cases of avian influenza have been reported in recent weeks, while India has declared the country’s wild bird population free of the disease.
A pilot program to turn food waste into animal feed on the Greek island of Crete is processing 1.5 metric tons of material daily from the hospitality sector as part of a national waste management plan.
Despite achieving an increase in total revenue, South African agri-food group RCL Foods reports a fall of more than 25% in overall profitability for the past fiscal year, reflecting major challenges faced by its poultry and sugar businesses.
Official reports from Laos on the African swine fever (ASF) situation point to a significant spread of the disease among the country’s domestic pigs, while there have also been new cases in the Far Eastern Federal District in Russia, and Yunnan province in China.
Further cases of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in eight countries in central and eastern Europe over the past week, and the disease appears to have returned to Zimbabwe, affecting a new region.
Farmers in Western Australia supplying Coles supermarket chain say they are being paid less than the cost of production for their eggs from barn-raised hens at a time of high costs, a nationwide egg shortage, and just as the limit on egg consumption in a heart-healthy diet have been lifted.
There are causes for optimism in the dairy industry in one region of Kenya, but milk producers and processors elsewhere face a number of challenges ranging from cheap imports to poor quality feeds and increasing environmental legislation.