Meat & Livestock News

Reducing Waste and Increasing Efficiency in Animal Protein Processing

TL;DR: The animal protein processing industry focuses on water and waste management to enhance sustainability and reduce costs, exemplified by Golden State Foods’ water recycling initiatives. Embracing Sustainability The animal protein processing industry focuses on water and waste reduction to establish sustainable practices. These efforts are gaining recognition from business partners and consumers alike. Cost-Effective […]

Global Poultry Industry Joins TRANSFORM Project

TL;DR: The TRANSFORM project, supported by USAID, grows as global poultry groups join to promote sustainable antimicrobial use and combat antimicrobial resistance in animal agriculture. Expanding Membership A rising number of poultry organisations worldwide have become part of the TRANSFORM project, supported by USAID. This initiative seeks to reduce risks and enhance sustainability in farm […]

US Meat Export Update

TL;DR: US pork stable, beef drops but high value; quarterly exports rise in both categories. Beef and Pork Trade Performance March witnessed stable US pork exports, with a slight rise in value. As reported by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) using USDA data, pork exports hit 260,430 metric tons, worth $740.8 million—up by 2%. […]

TFI’s Latest Report on Fertilizer Industry Sustainability

TL:DR: TFI’s report highlights fertiliser industry strides in sustainability, from workforce safety to environmental stewardship and energy efficiency. Industry Progress The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has recently unveiled fresh insights into sustainability achievements across vital areas like workforce safety, energy, environmental stewardship, and innovation. CEO Perspective TFI’s President and CEO, Corey Rosenbusch, emphasised the industry’s dedication […]

Iowa State Supports Pork Producers

TL;DR: Iowa State University offers tools to help pork producers increase profitability amid market challenges and operational costs. Aiding Profitability Iowa State University’s Iowa Pork Industry Center is stepping up to help pork producers face recent market challenges. They’re offering essential resources aimed at boosting profitability amid financial strains. Expert Insights Colin Johnson, an extension […]

Debate Over New BLM Rule

TL;DR: The BLM’s new rule on “restoration and mitigation” leases has sparked debate, facing criticism for potentially overstepping legal boundaries and prioritising conservation over other land uses, which may lead to restrictions on grazing, timber, and mineral rights. Introduction of the Rule On April 18, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) introduced a new rule […]

Enhanced Traceability for US Cattle and Bison

TL;DR: APHIS amends regulations to enhance traceability of US cattle and bison, aiming to manage foreign animal diseases more effectively. APHIS’s New Regulation On April 26, the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced significant improvements to cattle and bison traceability. These enhancements, accomplished through advanced technology and best practices, […]

Spotlight on Exporters’ Environmental Credentials

TL;DR: A new report urges New Zealand exporters to validate their environmental credentials to maintain competitiveness amid global scrutiny on ESG practices and climate-related disclosures affecting key markets and supply chains. Pressures on New Zealand Exporters A recent report emphasises the growing pressure on New Zealand exporters to verify their environmental credentials. It stresses the […]

Colombia’s Response to Avian Flu

TL;DR: Colombia bans US beef from certain states due to avian flu found in dairy cattle. Beef Ban from the US Last week, Colombia declared a prohibition on US beef from certain states following the discovery of avian flu in dairy cattle. Despite no cases in beef cattle, this preventive measure is now in place. […]

Florida’s Stance on Lab-Grown Meat

TL;DR: Florida bans lab-grown meat, Governor DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Simpson defend traditional agriculture against global dietary trends. Governor DeSantis Signs Bill Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis, has signed a new bill into law, banning the sale of lab-grown meat across the state. Rejecting Global Dietary Trends The Governor criticised the World Economic Forum’s push for […]