China to Standardize the Storing and Treating of Animal Waste

Chinese authorities will standardize the breeding and raising of poultry and livestock because husbandry-generated pollution has become a major problem in the countryside, according to a regulation signed by Premier Li Keqiang. The regulation on preventing husbandry-generated pollution, which was publicized on Tuesday [26 November 2013], will take effect on Jan. 1. It is expected

Foot-and-Mouth Disease Detected in Tibet

China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on Monday said that foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] infections have been confirmed in cattle in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. On April 12, a village in Xigaze in Xigaze Prefecture reported that 32 head of cattle showed suspected signs of the disease, according to the ministry…Full-text article: The Global Times Apr

China Looks to Reduce Livestock & Poultry Pollution from COD & Ammonia Emissions

The chemical oxygen demand (COD) and ammonia emissions of China’s livestock and poultry breeding in 2010 accounts for 45% and 25% of national total emissions respectively, latest figures show. China’s Ministry of Environment Protection and Ministry of Agriculture released the statistics recently. The COD and ammonia emissions of livestock and poultry breeding reached about 11,840,000

Indonesia’s Largest Livestock Importer to Shift Operations to China due to Australian Ban on Cattle Exports

Indonesia’s largest livestock importer has taken the first steps towards moving to China, agreeing to build the country’s largest feedlot and declaring restrictions on importing Australian cattle to Indonesia are unlikely to be lifted quickly. The feedlots of Santori, capable of handling some 55,000 animals, are now “basically empty”, according to executive Bruce Warren. Mr.

Mexico Starts Pork Exports to China

Mexico has started exporting pork to China, with an expected market value of over $35 million, according to members of the Mexican Trade Mission. In the meeting between the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, Vice Minister Niu Dun said that China is making progress