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Animal science and air quality expert Professor Frank Mitloehner, from the University of California, Davis, contributed to a hearing before a US Senate committee on May 21. The hearing was on the subject of the contribution to climate change of livestock farming.
Official European Union (EU) statistics have put the EU’s cattle population at 87.5 million head in 2018. This represents a decline compared to 2017 of almost 1.5%.
At a meeting in Hong Kong in March, the Global Leather Co-ordinating Committee (GLCC) expressed concerns about certain countries demanding that tanned hides and skins have “health certificates” before allowing them to be imported.
Packer and tanning group Marfrig has begun full production at a new plant at Várzea Grande in the state of Mato Grosso. The new factory has the capacity to process two thousand head of cattle per day.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) recently held a workshop focusing on how the two organisations can improve collaboration on a project to upgrade Ethiopia’s livestock sector.