Jan 07

Antibiotics may Impede Trade with Korea

Antibiotics may Impede Trade with Korea

In June 2012, the Government of South Korea announced a total ban on inclusion of non-therapeutic antibiotics in feed for livestock. The action by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MFAFF) in S. Korea corresponds to the EU ban on antibiotic growth promoters issued in January 2006. The EU directive followed similar restrictions imposed by Nordic countries between 1986 and 1998 and also by Switzerland in 1999.

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Dec 19

Dialogue at 2011 Presidents’ Club Translates to Article Addressing China’s Food Industry

Dialogue at 2011 Presidents’ Club Translates to Article Addressing China’s Food Industry

After several decades of rapid growth and prosperity, China will emerge as the world’s largest economy by 2020. With the challenge of feeding a population exceeding 1.2 billion, China is calling for greater quantities, higher quality and more variety of food products. According to agriculture business leaders, several economic factors are shaping China as a branded food industry.

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Dec 12

Increased Opposition to Antibiotics in Europe and the U.S.

Increased Opposition to Antibiotics in Europe and the U.S.

The Danish Parliament has ratified a new protocol for the use of antimicrobials in animal production.  In announcing the changes which also introduced new standards for welfare, the Minister for Food Agriculture and Fisheries Metti Gjerskov stated “the new rules provide an incentive to make sure that medicine is given only to individual animals in need of treatment and not to the entire herd as a matter of course” She added “this is a significant step in the further reduction of the use of antimicrobials in farming and is a very important part in the fight against antimicrobial resista

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Nov 05

U.S. Ingredient Prices – Prospects for Improvements

Categories: Ag Future, Agriculture
U.S. Ingredient Prices – Prospects for Improvements

According to data presented by Dr. Chris Hurt of Purdue University in a presentation at the United Egg Producers Convention in San Diego during mid-October, favorable prospects for improvement in the supply of corn and soybeans in 2013 should reduce production costs for livestock.

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