A coalition of British Columbian environmental groups has launched a campaign aimed at halting the sales of farmed salmon from Canada throughout the North American continent. The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform is planning a wide range of lobbying activity.

Northamptonshire based Midland Meat Packers has announced it is to restructure, for the second time this year, following the loss of a major customer. The company is currently consulting with staff and has not revealed how many jobs will be lost as part of the move. The organisation had announced previous restructuring moves earlier this year.

Irish down
Provisional results of the Irish Republic livestock census has shown a decrease in total numbers for both cattle and sheep.
Cattle number are down by 1% to just below 7.2 million head while the continued contraction of sheep numbers fell to just under 7.4 million head.