World meat industry news

More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs

  • 21 Sep 11:19

More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been discovered in domestic pigs. Four kilometers away from the village of Polyova, in theKhar'kov area,six pig carcasses were found by the road. Samples taken tested positive for ASF. All. Read more...

Cherkizovo hit by African swine fever outbreak

  • 21 Sep 11:18

Cherkizovo hit by African swine fever outbreak Russia’s Cherkizovo confirms African swine fever outbreak A pig farm in Lipetsk, operated by Russian pork processor Cherkizovo Group, has been hit by an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF),. Read more...

No outbreaks but still an ASF viral presence. Why?

  • 20 Sep 09:50

No outbreaks but still an ASF viral presence. Why? Sub-clinical, chronically infected or recovered pigs may be responsible for the persistence of the African Swine Fever virus in endemic areas. That is one of the hypotheses put forward by an international group of researchers from the United Kingdom and the United States. The article was recently published inBMC Veterinary Research. The team wanted to know more about ASF virus epidemiology during a period when no outbreaks were reported. {{[photo,2}} Pigs in Kenya: low input The situation in Kenya mattered most to them, they wrote. “Pig production in western Kenya is characterised by low-input, free-range systems practised by poor farmers keeping between. Read more...

Russia Hog Market Report

  • 20 Sep 09:48

Russia Hog Market Report Current prices in Russia are around 104 Roubles ($1.59) per live kg. This means good producers continue to be making $50 to $70 per pig profit. Despite this, there is a degree of nervousness in the market, writes Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe. African Swine Fever is having its normal summer rampage in Western Russia. Outbreaks are primarily in wild pigs and domestic herds, but some large commercial herds have also been infected and subsequently destroyed. Russia is expecting a 15% increasing production this year. This is expected to create market surplus in Russia in the autumn, resulting in considerably lower prices. The WTO has found. Read more...

Russia may appeal WTO ruling on EU pig and pork exports

  • 19 Sep 11:36

Russia may appeal WTO ruling on EU pig and pork exports By the end of this month (September) the Russian government will appeal the recent ruling of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) opposing Russia’s swine fever-related ban on European Union (EU) exports of pigs, pigmeat and related products, according. Read more...

Miratorg targets $1bn worth of meat exports

  • 19 Sep 11:35

Miratorg targets $1bn worth of meat exports Russian meat giant Miratorg wants to increase the volume of its meat exports to 250,000 tonnes in the next five years to a value of $1bn, according. Read more...

Eco-friendly Russian food products can satisfy China’s growing appetite

  • 15 Sep 10:28

Eco-friendly Russian food products can satisfy China’s growing appetite Until the mid-1980s, the Soviet Union was among the world leaders in the production of wheat, rye, sugar beet, potatoes, milk and livestock. Russia’s agricultural industry then went into the doldrums and took over two and a half decades to recover. It received a major boost in 2014 when Russia introduced sanctions on food products from the West, and initiated an import substitution-focused policy. The price competitiveness of Russian agricultural products has primarily increased over the last two years due to the sharp devaluation of the ruble. Bumper harvests in the last two years have led to a surplus of agricultural produce in Russia and an. Read more...

Free land program gathers pace in Russia's Far East

  • 15 Sep 10:27

Free land program gathers pace in Russia's Far East More than 6,000 people have taken advantage of a new government initiative to help develop the economy in Russia's Far East by applying for a free hectare of land in region, according to Far East Development Deputy Minister Kirill Stepanov. According to Stepanov, who made the announcement at the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia’s Pacific city of Vladivostok in early September, over 120 plots of land have already been transferred for use, and residents will receive another 250 plots in the near future. "The law gives people a new degree of freedom," said Stepanov. "It is important that it has straightened all the bureaucratic corridors. A. Read more...

Solving Protein Shortages in Russia

  • 14 Sep 09:02

Solving Protein Shortages in Russia The inhabitants of the cold Magadan region face a lack of fresh, affordable poultry meat. The erection of the Dukchinskaya poultry farm in this far-away corner in Russia offers a far better, healthier and less expensive solution than the attempts to transport fresh meat to the region. Lack of protein for children Have you ever visited Magadan? Probably not. Few people have ever set foot on this relatively unknown place on the map in the cold parts of Russia. It takes eight hours to fly from Moscow to Magadan. The region encompasses 461,400 km², which is about the size of Morocco, and houses 182,726 inhabitants. Winters are long and cold and the soil. Read more...

Pork Commentary: Russia Roadtrip Week One

  • 13 Sep 11:26

Pork Commentary: Russia Roadtrip Week One This past week we were in Russia. Interesting time for sure. The Russia industry protected by limited pork imports is having a good run. Prices are around 110 rubles a kilogram currently or 70¢ USD live weight a lb. Profit range $40 to $70 USD per head, writes Jim Long. Other Observations Profits are leading to increased production with several new sow units being built. In Russia multi-site production has fallen out of disfavor. Almost all if not all new sow units are 2,500-3,000 sow mono farrow to finish facilities. There are no contracted facilities in Russia that we are aware of. All facilities and swine inventory are owned by a specific owner.. Read more...