World meat industry news

EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste

  • 11:13

EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Current estimates indicate that, globally, around one third of the food produced for human consumption is wasted or lost. In their report, the auditors examined EU action taken so far to reduce food waste and how the various policy instruments work. They found that the EU had not contributed to a resource-efficient food supply chain by combating food waste effectively. The latest EU proposal for dealing with food waste, the creation of a platform, does not fully address the problems raised. Read more...

Latest technological advancements at IPPE

  • 23 Jan 14:26

Latest technological advancements at IPPE In just a few days’ time, from 31 January until 2 February, visitors from all corners of the planet will gather in Atlanta Georgia. The IPPE is again preparing to welcome the global poultry industry to showcase the latest technological advancements. At the 2016 IPPE, there were 1,301 exhibitors covering almost 465,000 net square feet of exhibit space, placing the show in the top 50 in the United States. The 2016 IPPE featured more than 7,280 international visitors from over 141 countries. Latin American/Caribbean countries represent the largest region of international visitors, but there has been continued growth in numbers coming from Europe. Canada. Read more...

New Year Musings - Russia and USA

  • 23 Jan 12:37

New Year Musings - Russia and USA One of the interesting global factors in the pig industry is what’s going on in Russia, and how this will affect the markets, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc. Russia Current market price is 113 rubles a kilogram, or $0.86 USD/lb liveweight (about $215 USD per market hog). Feed costs vary by region but generally globally competitive We estimate that Russian producers’ profit range currently is $35-70 USD per head Other Factors Sanctions between European Union and United States has stopped all pork or pigs from being legally imported Pork can be imported from Brazil, Serbia, and a few other countries, but. Read more...

China Hog Market

  • 20 Jan 09:09

China Hog Market A time for recollection and contemplation for the Chinese Pig Industry in the Year of the Chicken, writes Alexander Kovachevich, GM China Area, Genesus Genetics. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 is the Year of the Chicken. While the chicken sign is seen as quite a positive sign, with attributes such as loyalty and persistence, it is commonly said that one’s ‘own year’ (本命年) is a difficult one. When looking at consumers’ consumption habits of protein, we look at three ‘competing’ groups, eggs, chicken meat and pork. High prices for one generally leads to people choosing more of the other. While pork prices have been high for over. Read more...

Russia targets huge growth in meat exports

  • 20 Jan 09:07

Russia targets huge growth in meat exports Russia plans to increase meat exports tenfold to 1 million tonnes a year by 2020, according to Alexandr Tkachev, the. Read more...

Belarus Mulls Over Dairy Exports to Sudan

  • 19 Jan 08:31

Belarus Mulls Over Dairy Exports to Sudan Belarus considers launching supplies of its dairy products to the Sudanese market, Alexei Bogdanov, head of the foreign trade department at the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, told reporters in Khartoum, BelTA has learned. “We would like to sell to Sudan our dairy products with an extended storage period, including milk powder products, cheeses, and butter,” said the representative of the Agriculture and Food Ministry. In his words, there are also plans to supply Belarusian poultry. Another promising area of cooperation is the implementation of joint projects to construct dairy farms and hothouses in Sudan. Belarus also invites Sudanese. Read more...

Ukraine likely to step up pork imports

  • 19 Jan 08:29

Ukraine likely to step up pork imports As from mid 2017 the Ukrainian pork market might face a shortage of domestic production. As a result, the country may have to step up pork imports, from e.g. Poland, Canada and Brazil. That was stated by Artur Loza, president of Ukraine’s Pork Producers Association (PPA), to press agency Tass on 10 January. Loza attributed most problems of the pig industry to theAfrican Swine Fever(ASF) epidemic, saying it is not only undermining profitability of pig breeding businesses, but also hampering export opportunities. Pig industry productivity affected Amid theASFspread, Ukraine’s productivity has been significantly affected, both in terms of production and. Read more...

Ukraine Reports Further ASF Outbreaks

  • 18 Jan 08:13

Ukraine Reports Further ASF Outbreaks Three further outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on large farms in southern Ukraine. One farm in Rivine reported 56 cases out of the 2000 susceptible pigs. A quarantine has now been established on the farm. A farm in Prybuzhzhya reported eight cases out of the 285 pigs susceptible and in Yaroslavka a. Read more...

Global Meat, Food Prices Fall for Fifth Year in a Row

  • 18 Jan 08:12

Global Meat, Food Prices Fall for Fifth Year in a Row Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole, some 1.5 percent below their 2015 levels. Bumper harvests and prospects for staple cereals offset upward pressure on FAO's Food Price Index from tropical commodities such as sugar and palm oil, where production was impacted by El Nino. In December, the Index averaged nearly 172 points, unchanged from November. The FAO Food Price Index is a trade-weighted index tracking international market prices for five key food commodity groups: major cereals, vegetable oils, dairy, meat and sugar. 2016 was marked by a steady decline in cereal. Read more...

WTO sets deadline to resolve Russia’s EU pork ban

  • 17 Jan 07:38

WTO sets deadline to resolve Russia’s EU pork ban A final decision on Russia’s toxic and long-running trade ban on EU pork exports is set to be published within the next six weeks, according to the. Read more...