A View from China: optimism brewing in pig industry
China’s Animal Husbandry Expo was overshadowed by news of the minister of agriculture being put under investigation, writes Ian Lahiffe.
29 May 2024 News
Pork a target for China import tariffs
If the EU hits Chinese EV car imports with tariffs, we can expect retaliation, with pork imports mentioned as a possible target.
28 March 2024 News
Increased BVD funding for farmers confirmed
Farmers will receive an increased payment per calf, up to 25 calves, under the BVD national eradication programme.
A view from China - a shift away from pork
Pork and rice are two critical staples in the diet in China and, therefore, the price and supply of both are held as a high priority by China’s government.
17 January 2024 Viewpoints
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
10 January 2024 Northern Ireland
China hits peak beef imports
First 10 months of 2023 show a marginal increase in China's beef imports, while sheepmeat imports rebound after dip in 2022.
26 December 2023 News
Beef expansion begins to take shape in China
In China, there is always a confidence that, in a big market, 'just build it and a market that will come', writes Ian Lahiffe in China.
20 December 2023 Opinion