World meat industry news

China: Uncertain poultry production

  • 09:46

China: Uncertain poultry production China will continue to dominate the world meat production and trade over the coming years, although its animal protein industry is entering a period of transition, according to Rabobank’s China Animal Protein Outlook to 2020. Demand growth is slowing, and the industry is changing in response, and it needs to. Growth in production and consumption offers opportunities for China’s producers and for global traders. As China's economy slows, animal protein demand growth is following suit, but additional demand each year is still big in absolute terms. According to Chenjun Pan, Senior Analyst Animal Protein: “On the supply side, pork production will. Read more...

Donald Trump and China: call to unlock beef market

  • 09:45

Donald Trump and China: call to unlock beef market US meat bodies have urged US President Donald Trump to secure China President Xi Jinping’s support for a beef deal, with industry talks. Read more...

Market Report Russia March 2017

  • 27 Mar 12:55

Market Report Russia March 2017 Despite lent, when many Russians stop eating meat, the pig price remains good at 105 Roubles ($1.82) per kg live weight. With production cost for good producers around 65 Roubles ($1.12) per kg, profitability remains high. Interestingly, the price of lean meat and fat remains very similar. Producers killing really heavy pigs are very happy! All of the talk within the industry continues to be developing an export market, and of course, the control of ASF, although there have been no recent outbreaks on large commercial farms. The majority of outbreaks over the summer have been linked to domestic pigs and farm workers in contact with them or the meat from infected. Read more...

Farm body wants ‘action’ after Brazil meat scandal

  • 27 Mar 12:53

Farm body wants ‘action’ after Brazil meat scandal EU farming body Copa-Cogeca has urged Brussels to enforce stronger action on Brazilian meat imports, following allegations that meat processors bribed government officials to turn a blind eye to. Read more...

Brazil meat scandal: trade hits back after police sting

  • 24 Mar 12:44

Brazil meat scandal: trade hits back after police sting After a major investigation showed evidence of rotten meat being consumed in Brazil and exported over the last two years, Brazilian meatpacking industry associations have accused. Read more...

Russia makes breakthrough in meat exports

  • 24 Mar 12:43

Russia makes breakthrough in meat exports Russia exported 173,000 tonnes (t) of meat last year, increasing this figure nearly twofold compared to 2015, according to the country’s Institute of. Read more...

Breeding Herd Reinfection of PRRS Challenges North America

  • 23 Mar 13:23

Breeding Herd Reinfection of PRRS Challenges North America Thirty years into Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) in North America, the industry is confident it can get PRRSv out of herds predictably, but the challenge continues to be reinfection of the breeding herd, said Dr. Roger Main, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State University. Dr. Rodger Main, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State University, speaks to ThePigSite's Sarah Mikesell at the North American PRRS Conference in Chicago. Looking at a PRRSv timeline: About 20 years ago the first modified live vaccine that was developed and introduced and is still in use today. About 15 years ago,. Read more...

Russia Hog Market

  • 23 Mar 13:22

Russia Hog Market Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe, writes, "Despite lent, when many Russians stop eating meat, the pig price remains good at 105 Roubles ($1.82) per kg live weight. With production cost for good producers around 65 Roubles ($1.12) per kg, profitability remains high. Interestingly, the price of lean meat and fat remains very similar. Producers killing really heavy pigs are very happy!" All of the talk within the industry continues to be developing an export market, and of course, the control of ASF, although there have been no recent outbreaks on large commercial farms. The majority of outbreaks over the summer have been linked to domestic pigs. Read more...

Russian agribusiness invests to beef up food safety

  • 22 Mar 12:04

Russian agribusiness invests to beef up food safety Russian agro-industrial organisation Miratorg has invested over RUB75 million ($1.3m) to improve quality control at its. Read more...

Russia’s retail e-commerce market soars 20% to $15.7 billion

  • 22 Mar 12:02

Russia’s retail e-commerce market soars 20% to $15.7 billion Foreign online retailers account for a third of the Russian market, with China the leading company overall. Experts say Chinese retailers might soon drive Russian companies out of the market if this trend continues. Chinese online retailer Aliexpress became the most popular online store in Russia. Source: Sergei Konkov/TASS Russia’s total retail e-commerce sales reached 920 billion rubles ($15.7 billion) in 2016, up 20 percent from the previous year, according to astudy(in Russian) by the Association of Online Retail Companies (AKIT), which unites the country’s largest e-commerce retailers. AKIT estimates the market will top 1 trillion rubles. Read more...