World meat industry news

EU Pig Meat Exports to China Under Pressure

  • 28 Jun 09:50

EU Pig Meat Exports to China Under Pressure Based on the latest figures from Eurostat, total exports, including offal, to all third countries fell 4 per cent year-on-year during the first four months of 2017, according to Dorian Harris, AHDB analyst. Trade with China, which accounted for nearly 40 per cent of the total, fell by 18 per cent in the first third of the year. This was particularly influenced by a sharp decline in shipments during April, when volumes dropped to half of the year earlier level. In contrast, shipments to other markets in April were only down 6 per cent. For the January-April period, EU trade with the Philippines experienced a much smaller fall, of 3 per cent, compared to China.. Read more...

Increased efforts to combat ASF in Russia and Ukraine

  • 28 Jun 09:48

Increased efforts to combat ASF in Russia and Ukraine Independently from each other, both Russia and Ukraine are looking into ways of how to intensify the battle against the ongoing outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF). Sergey Dankvert, head of the Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselhoznadzor, recently stated that Russia’s government should reconstruct the system of veterinary control in the country – and a proposal is currently being considered by the federal government. Speaking to Russia’s news agency Tass, Mr Dankvert suggested that the African Swine Fever situation in Russia has been worsening, as a lot of power to combat diseases was transferred from federal levels to regional levels, in. Read more...

Control Strategies against Avian Influenza

  • 27 Jun 12:02

Control Strategies against Avian Influenza Since 1959, 42 epizootics of high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) have occurred (Figure 1). Thirty-five of these epizootic HPAI viruses were geographically-limited (mostly to single countries), involved farm-to-farm spread and were eradicated from poultry by stamping-out programs; i.e. the HPAI viruses did not circulate in wild migratory birds. However, five outbreaks having also used vaccination as a management tool in addition to stamping-out strategies. An H5N1 HPAI virus emerged in 1996 in a goose in Guangdong China (Gs/GD lineage), and unlike the viruses in the other 39 HPAI outbreaks, has caused deaths in wild birds, poultry and humans, and spread to over 70. Read more...

Russian bank eyes takeover of turkey producer Eurodon

  • 27 Jun 11:59

Russian bank eyes takeover of turkey producer Eurodon Vnesheconombank (VEB), one of Russia’s largest state-owned banks, may gain control over much of Eurodon Group, the. Read more...

Experts Discuss Pork Production, Sales in Cuba

  • 26 Jun 12:25

Experts Discuss Pork Production, Sales in Cuba Food deficit for pig producers, the quality and high prices of pork meat were the main topics debated on Wednesday at Mesa Redonda TV programme. Cuban News Agencyreports thatthe meeting was attended by executives of the Livestock Business Group, the Pork Research Institute (IIP by its Spanish acronym) and the Food Industry Business Group (GEIA by its Spanish acronym), who said that although pork production has increased in recent years, they haven't managed yet to meet the demand or reach the modest prices that people so much expect. Norberto Espinosa, president of the Livestock Business Group of the Ministry of Agriculture, stated that the demand is much higher. Read more...

Chinese investors to pump $1bn into Belarus meat plants

  • 26 Jun 12:23

Chinese investors to pump $1bn into Belarus meat plants China-based Xinrongji Holding Group and DRex Food Group will set up several projects in the Belarus’ poultry and livestock industry worth. Read more...

Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake,' Says Study

  • 22 Jun 10:49

Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake,' Says Study Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says. The research, from the University of Minnesota, also found that future increases in agricultural sustainability are likely to be driven by dietary shifts and increases in efficiency, rather than changes between food production systems. Researchers examined more than 740 production systems for more than 90 different types of food, to understand the links between diets, agricultural production practices and environmental degradation. Their results were published last week in the. Read more...

Belarus Eyes Chinese Market for Broiler, Beef and Dairy Exports

  • 22 Jun 10:48

Belarus Eyes Chinese Market for Broiler, Beef and Dairy Exports Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats said that broiler farms in Belarus plan to pass certification to supply products to the Chinese market. The minister told reporters at the international agricultural expo Belagro 2017 that the Chinese market is one of the most promising for the supply of Belarusian agricultural products. Mr Zayats said that Belarus had strengthened its supplies to China. The official informed that on 16 June, experts from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China conducted inspections in Belarus for the accreditation of local meat processing enterprises. The minister noted that. Read more...

Putin Says Sanctions Led Russia to Self-Sufficiency in Pork, Poultry

  • 21 Jun 10:04

Putin Says Sanctions Led Russia to Self-Sufficiency in Pork, Poultry Russia is now almost completely self-sufficient in pork and poultry meat as a result of anti-Russian sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during his annual "Direct Line" call-in session. According toSputnik News,President Putin said: "We all know that growth [in agriculture] is around 3 per cent, Russia has become the number one country, the leader in the export of grain and wheat. "We have significantly reduced our imports, our own production, for example of pork and poultry meat, now almost completely covers our needs." The Russian President said this while describing the sanctions' influence on Russia’s. Read more...

Genesus global market report: Russia

  • 21 Jun 10:03

Genesus global market report: Russia The Russian pig Price continues to remain high at 115 Roubles ($2.01) per live kg. Good producers have a cost of production that should be 65 Roubles per kg (all costs). On a 125kg live-weight pig at slaughter means profits of over $100 per pig. No wonder the process of building new farms continues! Russia Market Report Simon Grey General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe simongrey@genesus.com High profitability is of course very nice. However, it comes with one large danger, complacency! More new farms mean more pigs. More pigs at some point will mean market saturation. Sanctions also will not last for ever. At some point, European meat will hit the market. Read more...