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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Nanjing orders livestock cull to stem spread of H7N9 virus

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 04:21pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Jiangsu province, are now banned from raising livestock as health authorities yesterday confirmed that five more people have contracted the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus in the Yangtze River Delta. ... east China, Xinhua reported. Concerned that the virus might spread, Nanjing has issued an ultimatum to residents, telling them to cull their domestic livestock by Tuesday, and ordered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1211538/china-detains-10-h7n9-bird-flu-rumours-death-toll-9
  2. Amazing cows

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... These animals are so useful to us that they might be called man's best friend, writes Ellen Whyte Wonderful cows Cows pull carts and ploughs. Cow dung is a fertiliser and a fuel. Cows give us milk, which we can drink or turn into butter, yoghurt and ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666854/amazing-cows
  3. Livestock charity in plea for donations

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan The Hong Kong chapter of a charity that provides livestock is appealing for donations for its Sichuan Earthquake Rehabilitation Fund. Heifer Hong Kong hopes to raise at least ... for villagers on raising livestock and help them to rebuild confidence. The provision of livestock and other equipment is part of our job to help quake victims.' Heifer China country director Chen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639340/livestock-charity-plea-donations
  4. Tao Heung plans upstream expansion into livestock breeding

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... upstream in the supply chain and into the livestock breeding business. Chief executive Eric Leung Yiu-chun said the company planned to set up joint ventures with mainland pig or poultry farms ... into the breeding business, we can further control raw material costs and food quality.' Tao Heung is the latest of several food-related companies to set their sights on livestock breeding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652759/tao-heung-plans-upstream-expansion-livestock-breeding
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese farmers seek aid for cattle in Fukushima radiation zone

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:12pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... as they unsuccessfully tried to unload a bull from a truck. Masami Yoshizawa and fellow farmer Naoto Matsumura have remained at their farms seeking to care for their own and others’ abandoned livestock in areas ... in the back of a truck, to appeal for help with the livestock, some of which have developed unexplained white spots on their hides. “The ministry told us they don’t know what is causing the spots. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536893/japanese-farmers-seek-aid-cattle-fukushima-radiation-zone
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Beef most costly protein based on environmental harm, US study finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... back on those environmental costs, the authors recommended "minimising beef consumption". Raising livestock for food was a practice that contributed to 20 per cent of global ... from US government agencies. Researchers used the 2000-2010 data to calculate the amount of resources needed to produce feed for each edible livestock. For every calorie we obtain from eating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557275/beef-most-costly-protein-based-environmental-harm-us-study-finds
  7. Genus contributes to food security with Chinese ventures

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 12:31pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell

    ... technology to livestock more vigorously in China. With about 600 million pigs slaughtered annually in China, the country accounts for half of the worldwide production and consumption of pork. ... for a healthier diet and feed-efficient livestock, which raises the quality and volume of farm output. Genus collaborates with farmers and food producers to respond to such trends. "There is strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1533883/genus-contributes-food-security-chinese-ventures
  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Kim thumbs nose at Seoul as photos show him directing rocket fire near DMZ

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by Reuters

    ... as agriculture, livestock and healthcare. The Unification Ministry stressed the move did not affect the ban on direct state aid introduced after the sinking of the South Korean naval vessel Cheonan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554921/kim-thumbs-nose-seoul-photos-show-him-directing-rocket-fire-near-dmz
  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Babies' deaths underscore South African water supply problems

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AFP

    ... wells with livestock. According to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa has an annual average rainfall of 450 millimetres (18 inches), about half the global average. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556640/babies-deaths-underscore-south-african-water-supply-problems
  10. NaturoPlus

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Graeme Nicol

    ... Graeme Nicolson Fare International organic. Ambience Snug, cosy seating in a deli-style setting with an open kitchen in a quiet, secluded part of bustling Wan Chai. Cost Very reasonably priced. Starters from HK$38 to HK$48. Main courses from HK$88 to HK$1 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712084/naturoplus

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