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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 - PAKISTAN

    Drought and disease afflict desert region of Pakistan

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mithi Experts warn of further disaster in poverty-hit area with 40 per cent Hindu population struck by lack of rainfall and death of livestock Drought, disease hit ... to rain-dependent crops and animals, with farmers relying on beans, wheat and sesame seeds for survival, bartering surplus in exchange for livestock. The drought is not the only reason for the recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1449603/drought-and-disease-afflict-desert-region-pakistan
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Live-chicken sellers' protest over rising wholesale price benefits no one

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Chicken protest in no one's interest Chickens hold a unique place in Chinese food culture. The obsession with fresh chicken has gone to such an extreme that it is guaranteed to make news whenever something goes wrong in the supply chain. As a predominantly Chinese society heavily dependent on mainland livestock supplies, Hong Kong has seen more than enough ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1483298/live-chicken-sellers-protest-over-rising-wholesale-price
  7. Magazines - Style - SPEND IT

    HK$11.66 million: the ultimate aquarium

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:59pm by MICHELE KOH MOROLLO

    ... If this is done well, the fish and livestock will look after themselves,” he says.   WHY SETTLE FOR a goldfish in a jar when you can have the ocean in your home? These days, aquarists are taking ... lobsters, urchins and snails are included to enliven the scene and maintain a balanced ecosystem. "Aquarium owners are often very conscious of where the livestock is sourced from, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1457789/hk1166-million-ultimate-aquarium
  8. News - China - FOOD SECURITY

    Chinese firms to buy more global food companies to meet demand at home

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 03:55am by BLOOM

    ... and 200 million more tonnes of livestock products every year by 2050 as the global population grows to nine billion from seven billion, according to a 2011 report by the Food and Agriculture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1464263/chinese-firms-buy-more-global-food-companies-meet-demand-home
  9. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Shadow of safety scandal still looms over top pork firm

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by Ray Chan

    ... that the use of ractopamine, another additive that is banned in China but was commonly used for more than a decade in the US livestock industry to help pigs quickly build lean meat instead of fat, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1466622/shadow-safety-scandal-still-looms-over-top-pork
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    The final frontier: Ha Giang, Vietnam

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am

    ... we ride through, dirtsmudged children stream out of doorways to greet us with a flurry of “heroooo”s, soon followed by “byeeee”s. Motorbikes whizz past carrying all kinds of livestock ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1483753/final-frontier

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