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Nanjing orders livestock cull to stem spread of H7N9 virus

Residents of Nanjing, 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.

Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 5:31am 2 comments

Turning the tables

The latest wagyu marketing campaign seems to have dispensed with one myth about superior Japanese cattle. Unfortunately, two equally stubborn ones remain.

So far there have been no reports that the latest cows exported to Hong Kong have been raised on beer, but the idea is commonly held. The belief persists that the cattle are massaged and listen to music.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Milk Daddy raises a healthy kid

A businessman in Hunan province, haunted by scandals in the mainland's dairy industry, is raising five goats on his rooftop so his newborn girl can have easy access to safe milk.

Wei Xingyu, 36, started shopping for goats when his wife was pregnant.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:43pm

Give non-runners credit they deserve - in the form guide

Ah, welcome home old mate. There's a touch of nostalgia involved in this item as it was a hobby horse long ago in a galaxy far far away called Australia, where we lobbied for a long time to have non-runners' ...well, runs ... included in the form guide.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Let's take on the meat industry

Recently I watched a video called Farm to Fridge on the internet. The film is disturbing. It shows the workings of a slaughterhouse, where we see animals being slaughtered. A newborn pig undergoes sterilisation without anaesthesia - an extremely painful process. The video also shows a butcher killing a pig in a bloody manner.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hogs go upmarket as tastes change

Being able to afford pork was once a symbol of wealth for Chinese.

Today, the mainland produces half of the world's pork and because pork prices weigh so heavily on the nation's inflation data, some internet commenters even refer to the CPI as the 'China Pig Index'.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Kushiyaki Beco

2 Shin Hing Street, Central Tel: 2581 1282 Open: 6pm-11.30pm Cuisine: Japanese

Price: about HK$400 without drinks and the service charge

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

With a better alley, Super Plus is the one

Drawing single figures can help Super Plus break through for the first time in more than a year and aid punters trying to narrow calculations in a tough Triple Trio at Happy Valley tomorrow night.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The Wisdom of Bees

The Wisdom of Bees by Michael O'Malley Portfolio, HK$130

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Global Dairy to start own farm in Heilongjiang

Global Dairy, a Heilongjiang-based formula milk producer, will invest HK$350.9 million to establish its first dairy farm to ensure stable supply and quality of raw milk.

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am