World meat industry news

Armenia, FAO Expanding Cooperation in Food Safety, Cattle Breeding

  • 19 Oct 11:44

Armenia, FAO Expanding Cooperation in Food Safety, Cattle Breeding The Armenian agriculture ministry and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will sign a new agreement to expand their cooperation, Iganti Araqelyan, Armenian agriculture minister, told journalists on Wednesday. "Armenia became a member of FAO in 1993 and a huge job has been done since then," he said. "The agreement will make it possible to speed up investments under programs and implement large-scale projects with the FAO support." According toARKA News Agency, the minister pointed out cattle breeding, veterinary and food safety as to-priority grounds for cooperation. "Already now we are implementing important. Read more...

Russia’s largest turkey producer sets sights on expansion

  • 19 Oct 11:43

Russia’s largest turkey producer sets sights on expansion Russian processor Damate is set to pump RUB15.5 billion (US$250m) into expanding its turkey meat production capacity to 155,000. Read more...

Jim Long Pork Commentary: Russia Road Trip

  • 17 Oct 12:35

Jim Long Pork Commentary: Russia Road Trip Last week we were in Russia, where we met customers, prospects and industry leaders. We also attended Golden Autumn. An event held annually in Moscow and a Russia celebration of agriculture and the harvest just completed.Was held at a large complex in downtown Moscow; the site was begun to be built in the 1930’s. A large number of buildings allows for many exhibitors from all facets of agriculture. One of the highlights of Golden Autumn is the different large exhibits put on by each of the Russian states which highlighted their agricultural expertise. Former Russia President and now Prime Minister Medvedev, toured the exhibits. Agro Eco and Genesus Team at. Read more...

Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger

  • 16 Oct 10:54

Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger Global hunger levels have fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but more recent rising hunger scores of several countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) underline how uneven this progress has been and how precarious it is to maintain. Famine has cast a shadow over four countries in the past year while conflict and climate change continue to hit the poorest the hardest. TheGlobal Hunger Indexthis year indicates that beyond these acute crises, long term obstacles to reducing hunger in several countries may also be threatening efforts to reach zero hunger. Nowhere is this more evident than in Africa south of the Sahara, where revised data place the Central African. Read more...

Meat product innovation at Anuga 2017

  • 16 Oct 10:17

Meat product innovation at Anuga 2017 With over 160,000 visitors over the course of five days, Anuga is the perfect place to showcase a new product to the world. As part of this year’s show, the organisers have earmarked new products from across the categories for its Anuga taste Innovation Show. We take a look at the meat and poultry-related products. Read more...

Vegetable Oils Give Lift to FAO Food Price Index

  • 12 Oct 10:10

Vegetable Oils Give Lift to FAO Food Price Index Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and to a lesser extent dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains. According toFAO, the Food Price Index averaged 178.4 points for the month of September, up 0.8 per cent from August and marking a 4.3 per cent increase from a year earlier. The FAO Food Price Index is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities. The FAO Vegetable Oil Price Index increased by 4.6 per cent, driven primarily by palm oil, although values for soy, rapeseed and sunflower oils also rose. The FAO Dairy Price Index rose by 2.1 per cent from. Read more...

Seminars Introduce US Beef to HRI Sector in Kazakhstan Cities

  • 12 Oct 10:09

Seminars Introduce US Beef to HRI Sector in Kazakhstan Cities Highlighting well-established cuts of US beef and introducing new cuts expected to be popular, USMEF conducted educational seminars for HRI professionals in Chimkent and Astana, two of the largest cities in Kazakhstan. The seminars, which targeted chefs and meat buyers, were funded by the USDA Market Access Programme (MAP) and the Beef Checkoff Programme. Russian chef Pavel Galkovsky demonstrates grilling techniques for US beef at a USMEF seminar in Chimkent, Kazakhstan About 30 chefs participated in the Chimkent event, which featured both US beef premium and alternative cuts including top blade, short ribs, hanging tender, chuck flaps, cube roll, New York strip. Read more...

AI this autumn a real threat, says APHA

  • 11 Oct 11:22

AI this autumn a real threat, says APHA European poultry farmers will have to be on their guard against a range of different strains of bird flu over the next few months as the autumn migratory season gets underway.They will have to watch out for H5N8 High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), which has continued to persist in the environment, most notably in poultry in northern Italy and in wild birds in Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Farm biosecurity essential Farms with insufficient biosecurity are at particular risk, but the UK’s Animal Plant Health Agency has warned this month of the potential of fresh incursions of H5N8 from migratory birds from central and northern Eurasia. APHA experts. Read more...

ASF-infected meat detected in Russian plants

  • 11 Oct 11:21

ASF-infected meat detected in Russian plants Meat products infected with African swine fever (ASF) have been detected on retail shelves in at least two Russian regions, Pskov Oblast and Khabarovsk Krai, according to. Read more...

Meat prices continue to rise

  • 10 Oct 09:14

Meat prices continue to rise Prices for meat continued to grow between 11 September and 20 September, although not as fast as before, according to the data offered by the Ukraine's State Statistics Service analyzed by the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAC). According to UAC, one kilogram of beef currently costs nearly €3.56, which is 1.04% higher than the price reported ten days ago, and compared with the same period of August, the prices increased by 3.5%. The price for pork remained unchanged at €3.34 per kg compared to ten days ago, but it reported an increase of 5.2% compared with the prices from August. The chicken price increased by 0.5%, to €1.77 between 11. Read more...