JBS said the cyberattack affected servers supporting its operations in North America and Australia. Photograph: Chet Strange/Getty

A ransomware attack on the world’s largest meat processing company disrupted production around the world just weeks after a similar incident shut down(...)

A positive coronavirus test in a tiger in the US raises new questions about transmission of the virus in animals. File photograph: Getty Images

A four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia at the Bronx Zoo has become what is believed to be the first animal to test positive in the US, authorities (...)

Harold Kingston farming in Courtmacsherry, Cork: Irish farmers are playing a leading role   in addressing the climate challenge. Photograph: Donal O’Leary

Global methane emissions arising from agriculture are considerably larger than previously estimated, a US study on carbon emissions generated by lives(...)

Renewed appetite for butter has been aided by shifting consumer views on health attributes. Photograph: iStock

Europeans are eating so much butter that the bloc’s stockpiles are nearly empty, adding to a rush of demand that has sent global prices skyrocketing. (...)

  Rio de Janeiro state’s consumer protection agency, PROCON, inspecting meat products in the cold storage room at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has stepped up calls to have Brazilian beef removed from any EU trade deal with with Mercosur, the South America(...)

Photo of male and female ligers (a liger is a cross-breed of a male lion and a female tiger)in South Korea. Photograph: Hkandy/Wikimedia Commons

A coalition of US conservation groups has launched an attempt to outlaw the breeding of so-called frankencats, where big cats such as tigers and lions(...)

Minister Simon Coveney said previously the cow in Louth was most likely to have contracted the disease, if it proves to be the case, from contaminated feed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he expects to be able to reveal test results from a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth on Thursday of t(...)

The case centres on a five-year-old Robunt cow which was found dead on a dairy farm close to Louth village.

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is expected to reveal the test results on a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth later this week. If confirmed, i(...)

The latest case  is seen as a something of a setback for the industry, which had also recently won access to the fast-growing Chinese market.

The emergence of a suspected case of BSE in Ireland, the first in two years, will not impact Washington’s recent decision to lift its ban on Irish be(...)

Kashmiri farmers spray pesticides on apple trees in an orchard at Bandipora, north of Srinagar, India. Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

High pesticide residues in some fruits and vegetables can reduce the quality of men’s semen by up to half, according to a major United States survey p(...)

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