Germany might be renowned the world over for its sausages, but it seems this about to change. The large influx of refugees and illegal immigrants into the country has led to the decision by many vendors to withdraw all pork related food from canteens, schools and childcare centers in order to avoid offending the newly arrived Muslims.
The Agriculturalists Association of Turkey (TZOB) has voiced opposition to a government decision to permit meat imports, saying the rise in domestic red meat production rules out the need for imports.
The government, however, has claimed the price of imported meat will not exceed local production costs as the main aim is to increase the number of animals.
The Food and Agriculture Ministry has decided to impose a price ceiling for red meat in a bid to control recent rises.
According to new price regulations announced by Minister Faruk Çelik on Feb. 9, the maximum price for a kilo of ground meat will be 32 Turkish Liras (around $11), while the maximum price of a kilo of diced meat will be 34 liras.
Meat prices in Turkey have begun spiraling upward, with the state-run Meat and Milk Board (ESK) being forced to import high amounts of meat amid promises of further purchases despite reaction from private businesses.
The ESK launched a tender to buy 3,200 tons of frozen meat on Aug. 5, announcing that the purchases would continue until the Feast of Sacrifice on Sept. 24.
BELGRADE - Dissatisfied farmers ended their protest in the territory of Srem, Macva and Banat on Friday and left a week-long deadline for the Serbian government to implement the agreed measures.
Dissatisfied farmers organised protest rides and cattle breeders blocked the Sabac-Loznica road in eastern Serbia.
Hidden cameras at an animal abbatoir in the United Kingdom showed shocking welfare breaches. Government-appointed vets were supposed to be on hand at the abbattoirs the size of Bowood Lamb abbatoir in Thirsk in North Yorkshire, the 10th filmed and 9th found to be breaking laws pertaining to animal cruelty.
BELGRADE - A total of 77.5 agricultural holdings in the Republic of Serbia are engaged in livestock breeding, shows the data released on Monday by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (RZS).
As many as 99.9 percent out of 489,364 farms engaged in livestock breeding are family-owned agricultural holdings.