Don’t blame beef cattle for global warming

Posted on April,02,2019 | 0 Comments

Beef cattle are not a major factor in global warming, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-led study says. “We found that the greenhouse gas emissions in our analysis were not all that different from what other credible studies had shown and were not a significant contributor to long-term global warming,” said Alab Rotz, an agricultural […]


Why China’s dog-meat market has expanded

Posted on July,17,2017 | 0 Comments

EVERY year during the summer solstice, a dog-eating festival takes place in Yulin, a city in the southern Chinese province of Guangxi. This year’s event ended with the usual controversy. Photographs of dogs being fried or treated cruelly went viral. Animal-rights activists and American congressmen demanded that China ban the eating of dogs and cats, […]


Heavy Lambs – the year so far

Posted on June,30,2017 | 0 Comments

There have been more old season lambs this year compared to last, and they have been heavier. The number of finished old season lambs sold at auction rose by 4.4% in the period from January up until the end of May 2017, compared to last year, and the number of them being classified as heavier […]


The Chicken Economy

Posted on June,16,2017 | 0 Comments

2017 is the Chinese year of the chicken. This year, the best estimate suggests a record 94 million tonnes of chicken meat will be produced   That’s roughly 52 billion chickens. In the last 50 years, chicken has moved from being a rare food item, too perishable to mass market, to a staple of protein-rich (and […]