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Intricacies of Carcase and Meat Quality
Raising pigs is all about feeding a rapidly growing human population and profitability, writes Dr Nick Boddicker from Canadian pig genetics company Genesus....
Consumers Increasing Protein Intake
As consumers are faced with conflicting dietary advice, especially where fats and carbohydrates are concerned, protein has emerged as the "feel-good" macronutrient....
How Recalls Hit Company Stock Prices
Food safety is top-of-mind among many consumers and producers of food....
Why Entire Male Pigs Have More Skin Lesions at Slaughter
A new study from Ireland shows that entire males were more aggressive and performed more mounts than female pigs and that, as a result, the boars had more skin lesions. It was found that carcase lesion score is a sensitive indicator of aggressiveness...
Nutritional Guidelines Recommendations - Less Meat More Veggies
Despite the ability to make personal food choices, many know the Dietary Guidelines for Americans as the “gold standard” model that focuses on the foods and beverages that help maintain a healthy weight and prevent chronic disease, such as obesity,...
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Egg Consumption Continues to Grow in Americas
Egg consumption per person in the Americas continues to grow and to remain well ahead of the global average, observes industry analyst, Terry Evans....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Americas Egg Exports More Than Double
While shell egg exports by the Americas have more than doubled between 2000 ans 2011, they represent only a small proportion of the world total, according to industry analyst, Terry Evans. The region does account for just over one-third of global dried...
Mapping Pork Lymph Nodes
Alberta’s meat and livestock industry continues to evolve, sometimes in response to external drivers such as food safety guidelines and expectations....
Antibiotic Resistant Salad
Antibiotic-resistant strains of the food-poisoning microbe Listeria monocytogenes in unprocessed salad products is not quite as widespread as scientists originally suspected....
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Americas Supply One-fifth of World's Eggs
Egg production in the Americas has increased by 2.2 per cent per year since 2000, maintaining the region's share of global total at just over 20 per cent, according to market analyst, Terry Evans, in his latest review of the trends in the world egg business....
Australian Pig Meat Production Predicted to Rise
Pig meat production is projected to rise gradually over the short to medium term, reaching 410,000 tonnes in 2019-20, according to John Hogan in the 'Agricultural Commodities' report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and...
Chicken Meat Production Growing in Australia
Australian chicken meat production grew consistently over the decade to 2013-14, averaging nearly five per cent growth a year and will continue to increase in the coming years, according to John Hogan in the 'Agricultural Commodities' report from the...
Traffic Light Food Labels Strengthen Self-control
Should food products be labelled with traffic light symbols to make health-related information on ingredients easier to understand?...
Measurement Engineering in Meat Automation Begins with Sensor Selection
Quality and hygiene are top priorities in the meat processing industry, because consumers expect high-quality and safe products....
Effects of Generic Ractopamine on Pig Meat
Production and cutability were improved in finishing pigs fed 10mg per kg of generic ractopamine but the treatment had no significant effects on meat or fat quality, according to new research from the US....
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