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livestock

1 any creature kept for the production of food, wool, skins or fur or for the purpose of its use in the farming of land or the carrying on of any agricultural activity: Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.
2 cattle, horses, asses, mules, hinnies, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry and deer not in the wild state for the purpose of the legislation relating to liability for animals. Scots law has similar statutory provisions.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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On the new arrest warrants, police said Asada and the other 15 allegedly included imported beef in the 1,145 tons of beef that another nationwide federation of meat industry co-operatives bought for 420 million yen using government subsidies.
But the meat industry, still hidebound, stuck to its guns.
Mohammed Nazir, a director of the UK Halal Corporation, works to maintain strict codes of practice in the halal meat industry in terms of welfare, hygiene and contamination.
LRF has a strong position in the Swedish meat industry and has holdings in the companies Spira (Kronfagel, Dampo and Samfood) and Sardus AB.
This program is based on a simple premise: that by working together and utilizing existing resources, those involved in day- to-day environmental decisions in the meat industry have the best understanding of the ways to improve environmental performance, inform regulatory decision makers, and reduce costs while doing it.
But not until the Agriculture Department declared that spot-testing for salmonella in beef going to the federal school lunch program would be too onerous for the meat industry was Bush finally forced to rescind one of his opulent gifts to corporate America.
What had been meant as a blast at capitalism became a stinging expose of the meat industry.
officials want to protect the $50-billion meat industry, as well as the financial security of America's 2.1 million farmers.
"By working together, we will bring new products to livestock producers, meat industry processors and retailers while avoiding duplication of efforts."
"That's good news for the meat industry, but bad news for the nation's health.'
`From pasture to plate' is a familiar term in the New Zealand meat industry. It captures the idea that what we do on our farm directly affects the quality and nature of the product the consumer eats.
The CNG and other meat-industry groups said they expect SECOFI to rule in their favor, since evidence is overwhelming that low-priced US imports have damaged the Mexican meat industry. One CNG study suggests that the profitability of Mexican cattle producers has declined from 14% before NAFTA went into effect in 1994 to zero in 1997.