World meat industry news

South East Asia Hog Market

  • 20 Feb 08:40

South East Asia Hog Market Thailand Pork consumption is stable, although facing an oversupply since the last quarter of 2016. The price of live pigs (ex-farm) in Thailand has risen slightly to $1.67/kg due to the government’s measure to boost consumption. It did so by injecting cash into certain income groups to spend during the Lunar New Year festival. Surachai Sutthitham, President of the Swine Raisers Association of Thailand, said pork prices went down since the second half of 2016 due to oversupply of pork and slowing consumer demand amid low agricultural prices. But there is confidence in the pig business and there are some companies building greenfield site modern pig farms with. Read more...

Cherkizovo Group Implements Lean Production System

  • 20 Feb 08:38

Cherkizovo Group Implements Lean Production System Cherkizovo Group held its second annual kaizen contest among employees of the Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (CMPP) to find ways to make production more efficient. Kaizen is a Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices with the ultimate goal of achieving complete efficiency at every step of the production process. Kaizen events improve employee engagement by giving staff the opportunity to actively participate in improving production processes and can lead to significant cost savings for companies. Since introduced at Cherkizovo in 2014, kaizen events have contributed to RUB 68.2 million in efficiency savings and have led to 1,082. Read more...

Pork grown in a lab nearer to reality

  • 17 Feb 08:55

Pork grown in a lab nearer to reality Lab-grown pork has moved a step closer to reality with the publication of fresh. Read more...

China’s Year of the Rooster looking foul

  • 17 Feb 08:54

China’s Year of the Rooster looking foul While 2017 may be the Year of the Rooster in China, forecasts suggest that the country’s poultry sector will continue its two-year decline, and all facets of Chinese poultry will likely be affected by China’s response to continuedAvian Influenza(AI) detections, both within China and overseas. In terms of production, despite the continued modernisation of China’s production industry, these potential gains have been offset by China’s AI bans against key suppliers of grandparent stock (e.g., the United States and France), according to a recent USDA Gains report. Impact of AI on poultry sector The bans as a result of AI detection. Read more...

Cherkizovo Group Implements Lean Production System

  • 15 Feb 10:30

Cherkizovo Group Implements Lean Production System Cherkizovo Group held its second annual kaizen contest among employees of the Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (CMPP) to find ways to make production more efficient. Kaizen is a Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices with the ultimate goal of achieving complete efficiency at every step of the production process. Kaizen events improve employee engagement by giving staff the opportunity to actively participate in improving production processes and can lead to significant cost savings for companies. Since introduced at Cherkizovo in 2014, kaizen events have contributed to RUB 68.2 million in efficiency savings and have led to 1,082. Read more...

Russia Hog Market

  • 15 Feb 10:29

Russia Hog Market The pig price this week in Russia is averaging 98 Roubles ($1.66) per live kg., writes Simon Grey, General Manager of Genesus Russia. Producers continue to make good profits in the range of $40 to $70 per pig. Russian pig producers continue to build new farms and expand Pork consumption increased during 2016 by 7 per cent to 24.9kg per person. With companies beginning to export into Asia the future remains bright. There are some peculiarities within the Russian market, and some anomalies which make no sense! Majority of pigs produced and slaughtered and sold by large integrated producers, there is a limited ‘free market’. Large producers. Read more...

Cherkizovo aiming for parent flock self-sufficiency

  • 13 Feb 11:18

Cherkizovo aiming for parent flock self-sufficiency Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, has launched its first replacement chick site at the new poultry production facility in the Lipetsk region. This marks a key step towards import substitution, which will help the group to ultimately achieve 90% self-sufficiency in hatching eggs.This facility is part of the group’s full-scale poultry production project in the Lipetsk region, into which the company has invested close to RUB 3 billion roubles (€47 million) to date. Potential export certification The modern, state-of-the-art equipment at the facility, which adheres to the highest sanitary and biosafety. Read more...

Food import substitution turns out to be extremely profitable

  • 13 Feb 11:17

Food import substitution turns out to be extremely profitable Russia has saved $4 billion since it began substituting imported products in response to the imposition of food embargoes by the U.S. and EU, the Agriculture Ministry says. But is this enough to encourage the future growth of production? A worker harvests apples at Sady Predgorya farm , Novodmitrievskaya, Krasnodar Territory. Source: Vitaliy Timkiv/RIA Novosti "Domestic products have saved Russia almost $4 billion dollars. This is what we call import substitution, that is, Russian cheeses, sausages and other products that substitute for products that earlier were imported," said Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister Evgeny Gromyko at the opening. Read more...

Meat scientist: nitrates good for body

  • 10 Feb 09:01

Meat scientist: nitrates good for body Nitrates benefit human health and are present in far greater quantities in leafy vegetables than in processed meats, contrary. Read more...

CP Foods pumps cash into Russia’s meat industry

  • 10 Feb 09:00

CP Foods pumps cash into Russia’s meat industry Russia will see millions of dollars invested in its meat industry this year amid Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Foods' (CP Foods') plans to pump US$2 billion into. Read more...