World meat industry news

New Technology wins the Future!

  • 14 Jul 11:10

New Technology wins the Future! The Animal Husbandry Innovation and Development Summit hosted by Big Dutchman, the world-leading supplier of livestock equipment, was successfully held at Grand Metropark Ocean Spring Resort Qingdao, China, on 17 May 2017. The topic of the summit was “New Technology wins the Future”. The event was divided into the innovation and development forum in the morning, poultry sessions and pig sessions in the afternoon and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of BD China in the evening. More than 300 honored guests including cooperation partners from the industry attended this event. Big Dutchman, a one-stop solution supplier Mr. Walter Benz, president. Read more...

OECD, FAO See Slower Growth in Demand Keeping World Food Prices Low

  • 14 Jul 11:08

OECD, FAO See Slower Growth in Demand Keeping World Food Prices Low Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the next decade compared to previous peaks, as demand growth in a number of emerging economies is expected to slow down and biofuel policies have a diminished impact on markets, according to the latest 10-year agricultural outlook published by the OECD and FAO. TheOECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026says that the completed replenishment of cereal stocks by 230 million metric tonnes over the past decade, combined with abundant stocks of most other commodities, should also help limit growth in world prices, which are now almost back to their levels before the 2007-08 food price crisis. According to. Read more...

EU and Spanish Pork Markets

  • 12 Jul 10:49

EU and Spanish Pork Markets Spain is already at the top of EU exports at the end of April. It has become the largest pork exporter in the EU for the first time in history. Thus, Germany that is until now was the one that occupied this position. In the first four-month period of the year, 277,871 tons were exported out of the EU (11% more than in the same period last year), compared with 273,381 tons for Germany (down by 17%) and Denmark with 192,801 tons (down by 11%). In total, the EU has exported almost 1.29 million tons of pigs (3% less than in 2016) with a turnover above 2.6 billion euros, implying a 14% increase in value; has been sold less but at a better price. This increase. Read more...

Russian meat industry not care about food embargo

  • 12 Jul 10:48

Russian meat industry not  care about food embargo Despite statements from Russian officials, the effect of the Russian food embargo, recently extended to the end of 2018, on the domestic market is expected to be very limited, as key meat suppliers continue to be banned by veterinary restrictions, while the strong devaluation of the country’s currency has hampered product. Read more...

EU meat firms want new export markets as Russia extends ban

  • 10 Jul 12:11

EU meat firms want new export markets as Russia extends ban The European Union (EU) meat industry has expressed disappointment over the decision by Russia to extend its ban on EU exports of meat and meat products by 18 months, but is optimistic that producers will. Read more...

Significant Russian beef exports to Japan imminent

  • 10 Jul 10:05

Significant Russian beef exports to Japan imminent Japan and Russia are to start trading meat products in earnest during the second half of this year, following an agreement. Read more...

FAO Food Price Index Raised by Wheat, Meat in June

  • 7 Jul 11:49

FAO Food Price Index Raised by Wheat, Meat in June Global food commodity prices rose in June, led by wheat and meat prices.TheFAOFood Price Index, a monthly trade-weighted index tracking international market prices of five major food commodity groups, released today, averaged 175.2 points in June, up 1.4 per cent from May and 7.0 per cent from a year earlier. The FAO Cereal Price Index rose by 4.2 per cent in the month, amid surging prices of high-protein wheat due to deteriorating crop conditions in the United States of America. Maize prices, by contrast, declined amid record harvests in South America. FAO's price indices for meat and dairy products also rose, while those for vegetable oils and sugar. Read more...

Extreme Weather Conditions, Climate Change Account for 40% of Wheat Production Variability

  • 7 Jul 11:48

Extreme Weather Conditions, Climate Change Account for 40% of Wheat Production Variability The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) scientists have proposed a new approach for identifying the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the variability of global and regional wheat production. The study analysed the effect of heat and water anomalies on crop losses over a 30-year period. JRC scientists studied the relative importance of heat stress and drought on wheat yields between 1980 and 2010. They developed a new Combined Stress Index in order to better understand the effects of concurrent heat and water stress events. The study 'Wheat yield loss attributable to heat waves, drought and water excess at the global,. Read more...

World Steak Challenge 2017 winner unveiled

  • 6 Jul 09:36

World Steak Challenge 2017 winner unveiled A Polish steak has been crowned the winner of the. Read more...

How to open a farm in Russia if you're a foreigner

  • 6 Jul 09:35

How to open a farm in Russia if you're a foreigner RBTH lists the pros and cons for foreign farmers in Russia, as well as the state benefits that one can expect to receive. What are the main advantages for farmers in Russia? Source: Vitaliy Timkiv/TASS Since the Russian embargo on European food was enacted in 2014, Russia has been witnessing a surge of growth as new farms work to produce healthy food to meet the demands of cities with over a million residents. This growth is enhanced, not only by the lack of competition from European producers, but also by legislation that creates incentives for farmers, even those who are foreign citizens. What are the main advantages for farmers in. Read more...