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Saturday 05 October 2013

Taiwan

Fortune Taiwan Seminar Promotes Ross and Local Industry

Ross distributor, Fortune Taiwan sponsored a highly successful two-day seminar in Taipei to promote the Ross brand through education and information exchange, while emphasizing the superior Ross breeder and broiler performance in the domestic market.

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Monday 13 May 2013

Taiwan

More grain from the USA

Kimberly Karst, USGC director of global programs, traveled to the country as part of the Council's "Year of Trade Servicing," to meet with long-time partners and colleagues in the feed and livestock industry.

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Friday 03 May 2013

Taiwan

Help for farmers in the Solomon Islands

Taiwan has pledged to introduce new crop varieties and seed production to Solomon Islands.

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Friday 24 August 2012

Taiwan

US beef not really wanted here

Taiwan invites public comment on pork ractopamine issue

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Friday 10 August 2012

Taiwan

Plenty of rice for export

The door to both the mainland Chinese and Japanese market have been cracked open recently for Taiwan's rice farmers.

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Tuesday 17 July 2012

Taiwan

Eggs for the EU

A poultry farm in Taiwan is reported to have invested more than NT$1 billion (€26.8 million) in meeting EU egg production regulations, voluntarily.

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Taiwan

We want US pork but not their drugs

The Taiwanese opposition is not impressed by the Codex Alimentarius commission’s decision to adopt an acceptable daily intake and maximum residue levels for pork and beef.

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Sunday 15 July 2012

Taiwan

Rain hits farmers big time

The agricultural damage caused by the recent torrential rains had reached NT$976.63 million (US$32.56 million) as of Monday morning, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said its latest update.

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Monday 09 July 2012

Taiwan

70,000 chickens lost

Heavy rain around Taiwan in June has caused agricultural losses totalling NT$548 million (US$18.34 million/€14.46 million), according to the latest statistics released by the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture.

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Saturday 07 July 2012

Taiwan

Heavy rain hits farmers

Heavy rain around Taiwan in June has caused agricultural losses totaling NT$548 million (US$18.34 million) as of Monday, according to the latest statistics released by the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture.

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Friday 06 July 2012

Taiwan

Heavy rain kills 700 pigs

Heavy rain around Taiwan in June has caused agricultural losses totaling NT$548 million (US$18.34 million/€14.46 million) as of Monday, according to the latest statistics released by the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture.

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Sunday 17 June 2012

Taiwan

Pig farm problems

Taiwanese pig farmers claim it is unfair that they are being fined for exceeding their quota of pigs while the government is buying up surplus grains at favourable prices.

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Monday 28 May 2012

Taiwan

Chicken farm problems

More than 3,000 chickens have died at a farm near Yunlin since Monday, but the county’s agricultural department said the birds had not entered the market and there was no need for alarm.

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Monday 09 April 2012

Taiwan

Trouble in the pork industry

Despite assurances of support from the government, the country's pig farmers, worrying that pork prices might remain low until mid-2013, yesterday expressed their belief that about half of them may go bankrupt within seven months.

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Sunday 08 April 2012

Taiwan

Changes in farming

For 26-year-old Japanese Shinnichi Kawasumi, transplanting rice seedlings in a rice paddy in northeastern Taiwan was a unique experience because it brought back childhood memories. “Somehow I had this nostalgic feeling of my hometown of Nagoya, where my grandparents live,” he said after an exhausting day of farming in Nanao Township, one of the sites designated by the Tourism Bureau for a long-term project offering in-depth travel experiences to foreign tourists.

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Wednesday 04 April 2012

Taiwan

Clean meat is required

According to Focus Taiwan, a food safety crisis task force working under the Executive Yuan decided to expand the tests, and central and local health authorities will be testing 500 beef, 400 pork, and 100 geese samples, and will include products sold at malls, supermarkets, traditional markets and restaurants.

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Saturday 31 March 2012

Taiwan

New rules for pig farmers

The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Tuesday that all hog farms in Taiwan will soon be required to guarantee that they have not used leanness enhancers in raising their pigs as part of a self-management program to ensure meat safety.

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Thursday 29 March 2012

Taiwan

New rules for pig farmers

All hog farmers in Taiwan are required to sign guarantees that their pigs have not been fed any leanness enhancers, prior to selling them, as part of a self-management program to ensure meat safety, the Council of Agriculture said (COA) yesterday.

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Tuesday 20 March 2012

Taiwan

Bird flu back

About 58,000 chickens were culled in Taiwan after local agricultural authorities found chickens in two farms tested positive for H5N2, a strain of avian flu that poses no risk to humans, local media reported on Saturday, 3 March.

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Sunday 11 March 2012

Taiwan

Concern over US farm drug dependence

A study conducted 2010-2011 by ananimal research institute in Taiwan found that pigs fed acontroversial leanness-promoting drug suffered from side effects, including mobility difficulties, an agricultural official said Friday.

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Monday 16 January 2012

Taiwan

Toilets for pigs

Pig toilets are a big discussion in Taiwan with pollution a main concern. The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has currently stated that it would subsidise pig farms in seven cities and counties, on the condition that they agree to install pig toilets.

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Saturday 15 October 2011

Taiwan

Farm delegation visit USA

A Taiwanese delegation will depart for the United States next Monday to purchase U.S. agricultural products, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

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Sunday 18 September 2011

Taiwan

FMD scare

Animal health authorities in Taiwan have reported the detection of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) virus in two swine populations in the country. The pigs were clinically healthy though.

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Wednesday 31 August 2011

Taiwan

Pumping drugs into pigs

The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Wednesday that it now believes the number of pigs that were fed with a banned leanness-enhancing drug is much higher than they originally thought.

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Sunday 10 July 2011

Taiwan

Bacon ban at Burger King

Fast food chain Burger King announced Tuesday that it has suspended Taiwanese sales of bacon-related products amid fears that the bacon contains residue of banned drugs.

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Wednesday 29 June 2011

Taiwan

Organic farming

Organic food suppliers said Wednesday that the recent plasticizer scandal has brought more customers into their stores and has boosted sales.

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Sunday 17 April 2011

Taiwan

FMD in pigs

As stated by the Council of Agriculture, nearly 1,000 pigs were spotted with blisters in their mouth at the County’s meat market on Tuesday. This is probably known as a symptom of foot-and-mouth disease. Therefore to put a control, all these pigs have been culled in the offshore county of Penghu.

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Sunday 10 April 2011

Taiwan

FMD on pig farm

Taipei - Foot-and-mouth disease has broken out on a Taiwan hog farm, 14 years after an epidemic hit the island and shattered its pork exports, the Council of Agriculture said Wednesday.

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Thursday 07 April 2011

Taiwan

Bird flu problems

Taipei, March 22 (CNA) An outbreak of low-pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza is unfolding at a chicken farm in Sikou township in southern Taiwan's Chiayi County, a local animal disease control official said Tuesday.

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Taiwan

More bird flu

The veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 21 March to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

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Saturday 26 March 2011

Taiwan

Pig farming problems

The government has launched an investigation to trace the hog farm that used a banned drug to enhance leanness of livestock after a pork stand in New Taipei city was found selling meat containing residue of the drug, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday.

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Wednesday 09 February 2011

Taiwan

BSE (Mad Cow) false alarm

Health officials denied a media report Wednesday that a local civil servant had been infected with the human variant of mad cow disease after eating U.S. beef.

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Monday 07 February 2011

Taiwan

US beef removed from supermarket shelves

The authorities in Taiwan recently detected small amounts of residue from a banned muscle-growth drug in beef imported from the United States. The discovery raised public concerns on the island despite the U.S. not restricting the use of the drug, commercially known as Paylean.

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