World meat industry news

Ukraine signs memorandum with China for mutual poultry meat trade

  • 15 Jun 10:37

Ukraine signs memorandum with China for mutual poultry meat trade Ukraine and China have signed a memorandum at the beginning of this month regarding cooperation and promotion of mutual trade of poultry meat between the two states. "This Memorandum will open new opportunities for diversification of the Ukrainian poultry market and increase the competitiveness of Ukrainian food products on world markets, which will have a positive impact on the image of Ukraine as a reliable trading partner and will contribute to the development of the economy of our country," said the Head of the State Committee for Consumer Goods and Consumer Protection, Volodymyr Lap. On June 7, 2018, the General Administration of Customs of. Read more...

Cherkizovo to invest $115 million in a new facility

  • 13 Jun 11:54

Cherkizovo to invest $115 million in a new facility Russia's largest poultry producer Cherkizovo wants to invest RUB 2 billion ($33 million) to expand its poultry meat complex in the Voronezh region, WATTAgNet reports. The company wants to build 32 poultry houses at the complex and also expand its slaughterhouse. The company will invest RUB 2 billion ($33 million) and expects to increase the production capacity of 110,000 metric tons per year by 20% to 130,000 metric tons. Cherkizovo's current strategy in the region focuses on acquiring more land to increase its crop production to reach the levels reported at its other facilities. Cherkizovo's founder, Igor Babaev, who made these recent. Read more...

McDonald’s in the cross hairs

  • 8 Jun 11:11

McDonald’s in the cross hairs Animal welfare groups have targeted the iconic golden arches of McDonald’s in a bid to improve the lives of chickens in its supply chain. Poultry World reports. Readers of the New York Times probably choked on their breakfast McChicken sandwiches when they saw a full page open letter advert from welfare groups to McDonald’s in their paper. The letter, signed by six global welfare groups, accused the company of allowing its suppliers to keep chickens crammed in warehouses for their entire lives, unable to behave naturally. Bred fast and large, the welfare groups pointed out that if a human baby grew in the same way, it would weigh in at a massive 660lbs at just. Read more...

Russia’s pork is looking for more export markets

  • 8 Jun 11:10

Russia’s pork is looking for more export markets Despite growth figures in 2017, Russia’s pork and pork by-products exports give some reason for concern, according to Russia’s specialists. There is a strong dependence on Hong Kong and Eastern Ukraine. In 2017, Russia’s pig farmers exported 27,000 tonnes of pork with a total value of about US$ 62 million, according to a statement on the website of the Russian Export Center. That is nearly 50% higher compared to 2016 – but still far below figures that government agencies would be eager to see. In addition, Russia also exported 42,700 tonnes of porkby-productsin 2017, according to estimates of the local consulting agency AB-Centre. That. Read more...

Botswana manufacturers aim to increase beef volumes to Russia

  • 7 Jun 10:29

Botswana manufacturers aim to increase beef volumes to Russia Botswana manufacturers aim to increase. Read more...

Russian program targets tenfold increase in rabbit meat production

  • 7 Jun 10:28

Russian program targets tenfold increase. Read more...

Russia wants to export meat to South Korea

  • 6 Jun 10:57

Russia wants to export meat to South Korea Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has announced that Russian officials will discuss with their South Korean counterparts about the possibilities of supplying beef and poultry to the Asian state, according to Rns.online. A representative of South Korea's Embassy in Russia, Soon Voeok Kwon, said that the Korean Veterinary Service has begun to conduct an analysis regarding the risks of importing beef and poultry meat from the Russian Federation. The Korean officials will present their preliminary results during the next official meeting with the Russian authorities, which will be held on. Read more...

Chicken production growth in Russia exceeds demand growth for chicken meat

  • 5 Jun 11:16

Chicken production growth in Russia exceeds demand growth for chicken meat Prices for chicken meat have decreased slightly by 0.2 percent during April 2018, and decreased by 5.6 percent as compared to the same period of last year. According to the Information-Analytical Agency EMEAT, imported chicken meat in Russia fell in price by 0.9 percent in April 2018, and became cheaper by 3.9 percent during a year. Purchasing and consumer prices for chicken meat began to decrease at the end of 2016 due to the active production growth and, consequently, the saturation of the Russian market. According to EMEAT, poultry production volume in Russia amounted to 1,192.100 tons in slaughter weight (1,622.0 tons in live weight) for the period from January. Read more...

Optimism and innovations at Pig & Poultry Fair

  • 5 Jun 11:14

Optimism and innovations at Pig & Poultry Fair UK producers have enjoyed decent returns of late and visitors’ smiles reflected this. The mood of optimism was mirrored by positive comments from exhibitors during the 2018 edition of the Pig & Poultry Fair, held in Stoneleigh Park, UK, 9-10 May, 2018. The United Kingdom leaving the European Union (also known as Brexit) was of key concern to producers and it was very interesting to note that in a seminar on the topic (standing room only) attended by 100 producers only one was pessimistic about the UK leaving the EU. There were many new products on display – more than 50 new concepts made up the New Product Innovation Trail. A camera above. Read more...

Cherkizovo joins forces with the Russian authorities to open new markets

  • 4 Jun 09:35

Cherkizovo joins forces with the Russian authorities to open new markets Russia's biggest poultry producer will receive support from the Russian Ministry of Economic Development to extend its exports to new foreign markets. Sergey Mikhailov, CEO of the Cherkizovo, and Alexei Gruzdev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, held a business meeting, during which they discussed measures to support the foreign economic activities of agro-industrial companies. "The export of agricultural products, including poultry and pork, is one of the key drivers for the development of the Russian agribusiness sector," said Sergei Mikhailov. He added that the company already delivers products to the CIS. Read more...