World meat industry news

How to Keep Cows Happy

  • 04:29

How to Keep Cows Happy Corrals are used on livestock farms around the world to round up the animals when they need to be weighed or vaccinated. New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down and not using dogs and electric prods can dramatically reduce the stress cattle experience. Maria Lúcia Pereira Lima of the Instituto de Zootecnia Sertãozinho in Brazil is the lead author of this study in Springer's journalTropical Animal Health and Production. According to Ms Lima, best practices are not standard in the construction of the traditional corrals used on Brazilian farms. Facilities are often. Read more...

ECA criticise Rural Development spending

  • 16 Nov 08:29

ECA criticise Rural Development spending A new process for planning EU rural development spending is too long and complex, with shortcomings that hinder both performance and results, according to a report from the European Court of Auditors. EU rural development policy aims to make agriculture more competitive, ensure the sustainable management of natural resources and achieve balanced development of rural economies and communities. The EU plans to spend nearly €100 billion on rural development over the period 2014 to 2020. The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development provides financial support for measures carried out by the Member States through national or regional Rural Development. Read more...

Ukraine increases meat exports by 1.5 times this year

  • 16 Nov 08:28

Ukraine increases meat exports by 1.5 times this year Meat exports from Ukraine have increased by 1.5 times this year to US$397 million in value terms, with the country shedding its previous. Read more...

Russian rejoice as Saudi opens meat trade

  • 14 Nov 10:02

Russian rejoice as Saudi opens meat trade Saudi Arabia has opened its market for Russian poultry, beef and lamb, according. Read more...

Ban for poultry from Bulgaria

  • 13 Nov 12:17

The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has announced a temporary ban on imports of chicken meat from Bulgaria. The restrictions are being placed due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in Bulgaria. Russia will not allow the imports of poultry meat and products containing chicken. Furthermore, food and feed additives for poultry, with the exception of those of plant origin or resulting from chemical and microbiological synthesis, are also. Read more...

Meat production reached 1,637 mill. tonns

  • 13 Nov 12:16

Ukraine produced 1,637 mill. t of meat in the first nine months of 2017, reporting an increase of 0.2% compared to the similar period from the previous year, according to the data from Economic Discussion Club cited by ProAgro. By meat type, between January and September 2017, Ukraine reported 0.1% increase in beef production, 1.4% in poultry production, and 1.6% in pork, compared to the similar period in 2016. Furthermore, in the period stated, Ukraine's meat and meat products exports increased by 23% compared to the first nine months of 2016, reaching 268,000 t. Whilst, the meat imports rose by 22% in the same period, reaching 156,000 t,. Read more...

Russia says meat and livestock ban expansion made to fight smuggling

  • 10 Nov 09:54

Russia says meat and livestock ban expansion made to fight smuggling The Russian government has justified its expansion of the range of meat and livestock products from the European Union (EU), USA, Australia, Canada and their allies as a strategy to defeat sanctions-busting smuggling. Read more...

American fat trades to Russia snuffed out by extension of Russian import ban

  • 9 Nov 10:25

American fat trades to Russia snuffed out by extension of Russian import ban A senior official at the US Meat Export Federation has told GlobalMeatNews how he regrets small signs of recovery in the US-Russian meat trade have been snuffed out by the latest expansion of. Read more...

Russia’s sanitary system under scrutiny after major outbreak of trichinellosis

  • 9 Nov 10:24

Russia’s sanitary system under scrutiny after major outbreak of trichinellosis Nearly 60 people have been hospitalised in Tomsk Oblast, Russia, after consuming bear meat infected with trichinellosis, also known as fleshworm disease, the country’s state sanitary body Rospotrebnadzor has announced in a statement on its. Read more...

MIRATORG : Output increased in 2017

  • 8 Nov 11:06

MIRATORG : Output increased in 2017 Miratorg, Russia's major meat producer, increased pork production by 1% to 230,000 t of pork in slaughter weight for January-September 2017. The company’s vertical integrated production chain includes feed-stuff division, pig-breeding complexes, located in Belgorod and Kursk regions and state-of-the art slaughtering and processing plant. Miratorg produced 288,000 t of pork in live weight over January- September matching the result of the same period of 2016. “The Pig-Breeding Division is focused on enhancement of production efficiency and reduction of losses. The vertically integrated chain is operating at full capacity, so the main task remains. Read more...