Livestock

The Philippine Tuna Sector: A Sunset Industry?

Tuna-GemmaIt used to be one of the most lucrative agribusiness in the country but the US$420mn tuna industry in the Philippines is now threatened with dwindling catch and stiffer health regulations with importing countries

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Swine flu strains could mutate and infect humans

Swine flu-pigsPigs can be infected by swine flu, human flu and avian flu, making them a perfect mixing pot for different versions of the virus to swap genes

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Green tea and probiotics help pigs gain weight

Green tea-pigsA Korean-America study has revealed that a combination of green tea and probiotics can help pigs gain weight, improve meat composition, blood parameters and immunity in pigs

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Cargill to operate broiler production unit in China

Cargill-facility chinaUS agribusiness company Cargill Inc plans to start operating one of China's biggest broiler production facilities by the middle of next year, boosting its presence in the region

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Bhutan bans confinement cages for egg-laying hens

Chicken cageBhutan's Ministry of Agriculture and Forests has declared that any female domesticated fowls kept for the purpose of egg production, shall never be continually confined in restrictive cages that prevent them from stretching their limbs

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