China warns of crop, animal disease outbreaks in flood-hit areas

[1/2]An aerial view shows flood-affected farmlands after the rains and floods brought by remnants of Typhoon Doksuri, in Zhuozhou, Hebei province, China August 7, 2023. REUTERS/Josh Arslan/File Photo BEIJING, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Northern China warned of crop and animal diseases breaking out as flood waters retreated from rural areas, while some cities struggled to […]

Food security drives China to cut soymeal use in animal feed

BEIJING, April 14 (Reuters) – China’s agriculture ministry issued a three-year action plan on Friday to reduce soymeal use in animal feed as it continues to try to reduce its heavy reliance on soybean imports. The new plan proposes that soymeal ratios in animal feed should be reduced to under 13% by 2025, down from […]

Feature: Writing obituaries for zoo animals

NANJING — A heartfelt obituary remembering “Laoma,” a deceased sun bear, has made national headlines in China. Published earlier this year in the Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, the capital of East China”s Jiangsu province, the obituary detailed the last days of the male bear’s 33-year life and the interactions between the animal and the […]

China revises animal husbandry law

A farmer checks the water feeding device at a cattle farm in Yining county in Kazak autonomous prefecture of Ili, Northwest China”s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, May 27, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING — China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee on Sunday passed the newly revised Animal Husbandry Law to boost the green development of the industry. […]

China legislators to revise Animal Husbandry Law

Photo taken on May 27, 2021 shows cattle at a farm in Yining county in Kazak autonomous prefecture of Ili, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo/Xinhua] China will improve disease monitoring of livestock and poultry to prevent public health risks by revising the Animal Husbandry Law, a senior legislator told a news conference on […]

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