World meat industry news

IKEA announces Better Chicken Programme

  • 11:28

IKEA announces Better Chicken Programme Scandinavian furniture giant Ikea has turned its sustainability credentials to poultry to launch a Better Chicken Programme.The iconic firm, which has 20 stores across the UK, wants its Better Chicken Programme to kick-start its ambitions for more sustainable agriculture for all major animals in its food supply chain. The Better Chicken Programme will: • Ensure broiler chickens are raised in accordance with criteria that promote better welfare; such as adequate space (max 30kg/square metre), lighting, enrichment and breeds with improved health outcomes; • Work towards responsible use of antibiotics; • Address key environmental impacts such as. Read more...

ASF update: Germany’s pig business is getting nervous

  • 11:27

ASF update: Germany’s pig business is getting nervous In Germany, with every day that passes the understanding is growing that African Swine Fever may creep into German territory in the near future. The topic is all over the press and there is an increasing call for wild boar shooting. The German Farmers’ Association (Bauernverband) recently asked to have 70% of Germany’s wild boar population shot to avoid the introduction of theAfrican Swine Fever(ASF) virus in Germany. For instanceGerman newspaperDie Weltreported about these requests. Increased hunting in German states Some German states appear more impatient. The German state North Rhine Westphalia, for instance, this month decided toallow the hunting. Read more...

Russia should leave WTO over EU pork row – officials say

  • 16 Jan 11:30

Russia should leave WTO over EU pork row – officials say Several top Russian officials have suggested the country should suspend its WTO membership, should its arbitration panel decide to fine Russia for introducing pork import restrictions towards the EU in 2013. The top officials can be found in the Federation Council, the upper chamber of Russia’s parliament. For instance Sergey Kalashnikov, deputy chairman of the council’s Economic Committee, was quoted as saying Russia would have to refrain from participation in theWorld Trade Organization(WTO), ‘probably completely’, if the WTO court would agree with the demands of the European Union (EU).“Russia should protect its interests” He. Read more...

4 reasons why you need to invest in Russia in 2018

  • 16 Jan 11:29

4 reasons why you need to invest in Russia in 2018 Even though 2018 is already in full gear, there’s still time to launch and develop your business plans in Russia. Let’s take an objective look at the factors that will impact the country’s economy over the coming year.The Russian economy gained momentum at the end of 2017, with GDP growth of 1.6 percent, which included a 2.5 percent expansion of the agricultural sector,saidPresident Vladimir Putin when speaking on Jan. 11. The government hopes for further growth, so is this a good time for potential foreign investors to make their move? We asked Russian experts to share their expectations for the year ahead, and list those sectors that offer the. Read more...

Russia’s dairy dilemma: Has the country finally learned to make exquisite cheeses?

  • 15 Jan 12:14

Russia’s dairy dilemma: Has the country finally learned to make exquisite cheeses? Since European cheeses fell victim to the Kremlin’s food sanctions several years ago, Russian producers have done their best to fill the void. But to what extent has ‘their best’ turned out to be good enough?Stepping into a Russian food store you won’t see any signs of the government’s sanctions. All kinds of cheese are on the shelf, from Parmesan and Tilsit to Camembert and Dorblu. The only difference since before 2014 is that the majority of these cheeses are now produced in Russia. Recently, one Russian company went so far as to buy 1,000 goats from France in hopes of becoming the largest producer of French-style, white goat. Read more...

WTO likely to be late in resolving dispute on pork

  • 15 Jan 12:12

WTO likely to be late in resolving dispute on pork The dispute between EU and Russia over the ban imposed on pork and live pigs it is unlikely to be resolved in time, considering that there are only 60 days to solve the case, following TASS. For now, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is looking to see if the original panelists in the dispute are available for arbitration duties. If not, other replacements will need to be found in order to continue with the arbitration, mentioned the source, cited by TASS. By now the arbitration court with WTO is examining "the EU's request to retaliate against Russia in the dispute Russia – Pigs (EU), under Article 22.2 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), on. Read more...

Russia uses army to tackle AI in Kostroma Oblast

  • 12 Jan 08:31

The Russian Army has been deployed to help deal with the aftermath of the largest outbreak of the avian influenza (AI) in Kostroma Oblast, where 600,000 chickens have been culled, according to a 9 January report in the Russian Gazette, the official publication. Read more...

Over 1M Vaccines to be Acquired for Prophylactics of Cattle Diseases

  • 11 Jan 11:15

Over 1M Vaccines to be Acquired for Prophylactics of Cattle Diseases Over 1 million vaccines will be acquired for prophylactics of diseases among animals in Atyrau region, reports the regional communications service.KazTAGreports thatvaccination will commence in February. According to the veterinary department of agriculture administration, this year, 1.79 million vaccines will be acquired for prophylactic animals in the region. Cattle must be vaccinated for a number of diseases including nodular dermatitis, herpes, brucellosis, bird flu and other dangerous viruses. First doses will be sent to Kyzylkoginsk district for prophylactics of brucellosis. No facts of dangerous diseases among cattle have been. Read more...

Azerbaijan Decided Not to Ban Poultry Meat Imports from Russia

  • 10 Jan 10:35

Azerbaijan Decided Not to Ban Poultry Meat Imports from Russia Azerbaijan does not import poultry meat and its products from the Kostroma region of Russia, where bird flu was detected, so there is no need to impose a ban on the imports of these products, said Yolchu Khanvali, head of the press service of the State Veterinary Control Service under the Agriculture Ministry of Azerbaijan. He toldTrend News AgencythatAzerbaijan imports poultry meat and its products from Turkey, Brazil and Ukraine, and eggs from Ukraine and Turkey. Azerbaijan imposed a temporary ban on the import of poultry meat and its products after bird flu was detected in March-April last year in Moscow and the surrounding areas. On 5 January 2018, Belarus imposed a. Read more...

Genesus Global Market Report: Russia 2018

  • 10 Jan 10:34

Genesus Global Market Report: Russia 2018 This is the week that Russia celebrate the New Year and then Orthodox Christmas on 7th January. It means most of Russia is on holiday. For slaughter plant’s it is a very short week and for some also a holiday! The last full working weeks pig price was 93 Roubles ($1.57) per kg live-weight. As has been the case throughout 2017 efficient Russian Pig Producers have made good money. Currently good producers will be making $50 to $70 per head profit. So, what does 2018 have in store? In November Russia was found to be guilty of breaking WTO rules on the blocking of meat imports from various countries. Russia accepted the ruling, but the embargo on pig. Read more...