World meat industry news

Russia aims high with organic poultry meat

  • 12:04

Russia aims high with organic poultry meat Under the right management, Russia can claim 10-15% of the global market of organic products in coming years, the country’s agricultural minister Alexander Tkachev told an audience during the All-Russian Food Security Forum on April 28. The upcoming reform with the introduction of the country’s first organic standards should spur the export supplies of meat products that already doubled last year to nearly 170,000 metric tonnes with nearly 65% of this amount accounted for by poultry, the minister believes. Organic market forecast to double Tkachev forecasted that the size of the global organic market should double in the next 5 years from the current. Read more...

AI-infected poultry hits grocery shelves in Russia

  • 19 May 09:17

AI-infected poultry hits grocery shelves in Russia Russia’s veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has discovered several batches of turkey infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza. Read more...

China to Open Market to Belarusian Beef

  • 18 May 10:17

China to Open Market to Belarusian Beef China is going to open its market to Belarusian beef, BelTA learned from Alexei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry. Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats met with Zhi Shuping, Minister of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China, on 15 May. An agreement on allowing Belarusian beef sales in China was initialed during the meeting. Once several formalities are taken care of, the agreement will be signed as part of the official visit of the Chinese food quality oversight agency head to Minsk on 7-12. Read more...

Ukraine: Pigs in quarantine zone can be slaughtered

  • 17 May 11:00

Ukraine: Pigs in quarantine zone can be slaughtered Pigs from quarantine zones inAfrican Swine Fever-infected areas in Ukraine will be allowed to be sent for slaughter and used for processing and further production of sausages. That was announced in updated veterinary instructions aimed to combat the virus released by Ukraine’s State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service (Gosvetphitosluzba), late April. Old rule: All pigs should be burnt Previously, instructions in place since March 2014 had ordered that all pigs from affected areas should be culled and burnt, while pigs from the surrounding quarantine areas were not allowed to be sold, transported or slaughtered. Boris Kobal, the head of the food. Read more...

Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations

  • 16 May 10:15

Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations Under the Trump administration, budgets are being cut and regulatory powers curtailed for federal bodies across the board – but none more so than the Environmental Protection Agency. What does this mean for US farmers and producers? Rachel Lane asks whether the idea of a return to the old days of smog and pollution holds any water. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is under pressure from all sides as regulations are reviewed: President Donald Trump has proposed budget cuts the agency's funding by a third and several Republicans have introduced abillinto the House of Representatives to get rid of the agency completely on 31 December 2018. Meanwhile,. Read more...

Nutriad appoints Key Account Manager in Russia

  • 16 May 10:14

Nutriad appoints Key Account Manager in Russia Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad announces the appointment of Mr Roman Krikovtsov as Key Account Manager for the Russian market. With roughly 26 million tonnes of feed produced annually, Russia is a strategically important market for Nutriad and the company seeks to increase its’ footprint through increased interaction with local producers. Simon Martyn, Regional Director EMEA, states:“This appointment underlines Nutriad’s commitment to the market and will further strengthen our capability to provide support to our customers and distribution partners in Russia as we continue to grow our animal health and nutrition. Read more...

Russia’s pig holdings see margins shrinking

  • 15 May 11:38

Russia’s pig holdings see margins shrinking Virtually all of Russia’s large agricultural holdings have reported on the sharp fall of net profit in 2016, reflecting the worsening situation at the domestic meat market amid falling wholesale prices and rising debt in the industry. In early April, Tkachov Agricultural Holdings, owned by relatives of Russia’s agricultural minister Alexander Tkachov, released information that last year its profits collapsed 2.2 times to 2.94 billion roubles (US$52 million), when compared to 2015. The company ranked 12th place in the list of Russia’s largest meat producers, manufacturing primarily poultry and pork but not revealing detailed information on. Read more...

AI could upset Ukrainian poultry exports

  • 12 May 12:55

AI could upset Ukrainian poultry exports Since November 2016 Ukraine’s State Food and Consumers Service registered nine outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) in Kharkiv, Odessa and Chernihiv Oblasts. In the first months of 2017, several countries imposed restrictions and even banned Ukrainanian poultry and egg imports, this has had dire consequences. Although the outbreaks of Avian Influenza didn’t directly affect major poultry regions and were far from the assets of the country’s major poultry producers, the virus did however cause havoc to Ukrainian poultry exports. As of 20 March a full ban was put in place by Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar and China, while imports from these. Read more...

First lab-grown meat made in Russia

  • 12 May 12:53

First lab-grown meat made in Russia The Moscow-based All-Russian Experimental Veterinary Medicine Institute has produced. Read more...

Cherkizovo finalises takeover of major grain producer

  • 11 May 11:21

Cherkizovo finalises takeover of major grain producer Russia’s Cherkizovo has acquired one of Russia’s leading grain producers Napko, in a deal that appears to be the largest single merger in the country’s agriculture sector over. Read more...