World meat industry news

Russian meat giant plans huge lamb farming hub

  • 17:33

Russian meat giant plans huge lamb farming hub Agricultural holding Miratorg plans to construct a 30,000-strong sheep farm in Russia, and wants to build 10 more in the same region, creating one of the. Read more...

Nearly Two Billion People Depend on Imported Food

  • 21 Apr 13:19

Nearly Two Billion People Depend on Imported Food The Earth's capacity to feed its growing population is limited - and unevenly distributed. An increase in cultivated land and the use of more efficient production technology are partly buffering the problem, but in many areas it is instead solved by increasing food imports. For the first time, researchers at Finland's Aalto University have been able to show a broad connection between resource scarcity, population pressure, and food imports, in a study published inEarth's Future. "Although this has been a topic of global discussion for a long time, previous research has not been able to demonstrate a clear connection between resource scarcity and. Read more...

Russia and Brazil seek food deal worth billions

  • 21 Apr 13:17

Russia and Brazil seek food deal worth billions Brazil’s rotten meat scandal seems not to have made Russia’s stomach turn, as the two countries seek to double the value. Read more...

Moldova complains about ASF threat from Ukraine

  • 19 Apr 16:01

Moldova complains about ASF threat from Ukraine Moldova’s firstAfrican Swine Fever(ASF) outbreak in 2017 was reported recently in a backyard farm in Rublenitsa village, Soroca district, in northern Moldova. The country points to Ukraine as the source of the virus.The outbreak, discovered in mid-March, affected seven pigs, according to the country’s National Agency for Food Security. Fears came true once again Vsevolod Stomaty, the head of the National Agency for Food Security, told the regional media Sputnik that presumably the new outbreak is related to infected products, delivered from Ukraine. The situation was very similar to what happened last year, when the first outbreaks of the disease in. Read more...

Ukrainian firm’s global chicken sales continue to fly

  • 19 Apr 15:58

Ukrainian firm’s global chicken sales continue to fly Ukrainian agro-industrial company MHP has reported rising exports of chicken to global markets, particularly in. Read more...

Russia battles diverse livestock diseases

  • 18 Apr 12:10

Russia battles diverse livestock diseases Russia is facing numerous biosecurity problems, as African swine fever (ASF) challenges the pig industry, poultry farmers battle bird flu, the first outbreaks of nodular dermatitis hit cattle farmers, and. Read more...

Belarus Eyes to Boost Food Supplies to China's Hunan Province

  • 18 Apr 12:09

Belarus Eyes to Boost Food Supplies to China's Hunan Province Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday said that Belarus has all possibilities to increase food supplies to China's Hunan province, local media reported. During the meeting with China's Communist Party Secretary of Hunan province Du Jiahao in Minsk,Mr Lukashenko said Belarus is interested increasing food supplies to Hunan province and first of all dairy products. The president added Belarus is also interested in the successful implementation of the earlier-signed contacts and in particular those with China's Zoomlion. He reminded a Belarusian-Chinese company was registered in the Mogilev free economic zone in February 2017 to. Read more...

Russia battles diverse livestock diseases

  • 14 Apr 11:52

Russia battles diverse livestock diseases Russia is facing numerous biosecurity problems, as African swine fever (ASF) challenges the pig industry, poultry farmers battle bird flu, the first outbreaks of nodular dermatitis hit cattle farmers, and. Read more...

Avian influenza difficult to deal with

  • 13 Apr 11:11

Avian influenza difficult to deal with Poultry producers in Europe and the US are out of the woods when it comes to the avian influenza threat from wild birds. The most dangerous virus shedding birds have migrated to other places. But now it is time to discuss and evaluate if prevention measures have worked. Bird flu is here to stay Are housing orders the way to go forward and should vaccination be an option for tackling future outbreaks? One thing everyone does understand however is thatavian influenzais never going away. Whether it is climate change, shifting migratory routes, more susceptible domesticated birds or just an abundance of virus in the wild, bird flu is there. Check out. Read more...

How ‘Made in Russia’ eco-food can win Chinese consumers over

  • 13 Apr 11:10

How ‘Made in Russia’ eco-food can win Chinese consumers over Russian companies are optimistic that the sale of cheap grain and high-quality sweets will help create a climate of “comprehensive strategic cooperation” with China. However, they face completion in the Chinese market from more familiar food brands from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. A customer chooses leisure food in a supermarket in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Source: ZUMA Press/Global Look Press Despite low export prices (and Xi Jinping’s craving for Russian ice cream), Russia's food producers face daunting challenges in entering a highly competitive market. Probably, the biggest problem. Read more...