World meat industry news

Surge in alternative proteins as Nestlé and Tesco praised by investors for plant-based shift

  • 15 Feb 11:22

Surge in alternative proteins as Nestlé and Tesco praised by investors for plant-based shift As alternative proteins become mainstream, Nestlé and Tesco are named the best declared companies, while Costco has been called out for its inadequate response The market for alternative proteins, such as 'Impossible Burgers', is set to expand by over8% a yearand reach$5.2 billionby 2020. Now, a$2.4 trillioninvestor coalition doubles support in 18 months, and calls on 16 food multinationals to plan for a shift to alternative proteins. A new report entitledPlant-based profits, backed by a $2.4 trillion coalition of 57 large investors, has urged global food companies to diversify their protein sourcing away from a reliance on animal proteins. An. Read more...

FMD Outbreak Reported in Russian Cattle Farm

  • 15 Feb 11:20

FMD Outbreak Reported in Russian Cattle Farm Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Ministry of Agriculture in Moscow has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a farm located in Zabaykalsky Krai, affecting cattle. The outbreak reportedly started on 1 February and later confirmed on 9 February after areverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test was carried out at theAll-Russian Research Institute for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH), reference laboratory for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The OIE received an immediate notification on Monday, 12 February, stating that the causal agent was found to be the FMD virus, serotype O. According to the report received, 85. Read more...

A revolution in meat production?

  • 14 Feb 09:35

A revolution in meat production? Recently one of Europe’s largest poultry producersPHW-Gruppefrom Germany formed a strategic partnership with the Israeli clean meat start-up companySuperMeat. Their plan is to produce chicken meat, without growing and slaughtering birds. Simply said, the companies want to extract stem cells from live birds and produce clean meat by growing the cells in ideal lab conditions, forming high-quality chicken cuts. Peter Wesjohann, PHW-Gruppe’s chief executive officer says: “We at PHW have time and again left the beaten path in conducting our business. Cleaner more protein-rich diet “This approach not only facilitates the development of. Read more...

GEA cooling systems for pork production in Russia

  • 14 Feb 09:33

GEA cooling systems for pork production in Russia End of last year the pig slaughter and processing entity Agroeco-Yug signed a contract with the technology group GEA for the supply, installation and commissioning of an extensively cooling system. This plant will be built in the Voronezh region and will be one of Russia’s largest businesses for the slaughter and processing of pigs. The slaughter line’s processing rate will be 600 pigs per hour. Commissioning has been planned for the year 2020. The Agroeco group, holding of Agroeco-Yug, is the largest pig farming enterprise in the Voronezh Region. The seven districts in the region contain 11 successfully operating, modern pig farms, their own genetics. Read more...

Ukraine meat industry on fast track to recovery

  • 13 Feb 07:40

Ukraine meat industry on fast track to recovery Following several negative years, Ukraine meat producers are finally experiencing a surge in average profitability, on the back of major price rises in 2017, according to a recent study by the Ukraine Institute. Read more...

Mogilev Meat Packing Plant Sends Beef Shipment to China

  • 13 Feb 07:39

Mogilev Meat Packing Plant Sends Beef Shipment to China Mogilev Meat Packing Plant has sent the first batch of beef to China, BelTA learned from the company's director Vladimir Latygovsky. Mr Latygovsky toldBelTA: "The first batch of frozen meat was shipped to China on 27 January. The meat was carved and packed in line with the Chinese requirements. "The products are expected to hit the Chinese store shelves at the end of this week or in the beginning of the next one. "When we know the demand for our meat and the results of the quality compliance assessment, we will understand the prospects for cooperation and will start working on the logistics of further supplies." Although the. Read more...

Russians construct this massive drone

  • 12 Feb 11:33

Russians construct this massive drone The Russian company ARDN has constructed a massive drone that can be used as a field-sprayer.The drone is named SKYF and has a platform size of 5,2 x 2.2 meter. The unmanned aerial carrier platform has a weight of 250 kilogrammes and can also take 250 kilogrammes of cargo. Rotors The 2 main rotors are driven by a petrol engine – 4 other rotors for navigation and stabilisation are driven by an electric engine. Maximum speed can, at times, be 70 km/h and the flight-range is 350 kilometres. When the SKYF flys with a cargo of 50 kilogrammes the drone has a flight time of 8 hours. Possibilities ARDN carried out a first test-flight in 2016. The drone can also. Read more...

Russian meat giants increase production in 2017

  • 12 Feb 11:30

Russian meat giants increase production in 2017 Leading Russian meat companies Cherkizovo and Miratorg both increased production in 2017, contributing to further consolidation of. Read more...

Rabobank Pork Quarterly Q1 2018

  • 9 Feb 11:51

Rabobank Pork Quarterly Q1 2018 Rabobank makes its predictions for 2018 pork production, exports, and imports in the global market.In Q1 2018, global pork supply is forecast to increase further, mainly driven by the US, Canada, and Brazil. However, according toChenjun Pan, RaboResearch Senior Analyst– Animal Protein, “the most significant story in global pork markets has been the slowing imports into China, which creates a risk of oversupplied global markets. However, we do expect China’s imports to pick up somewhat over the rest of the year, leading the EU, the US, and Canada to continue their battle for China’s pork market in 2018.” Rabobank states that this. Read more...

Fake meat could soon take over the world

  • 9 Feb 11:50

Fake meat could soon take over the world A big trend in food over the past few years has been finding alternatives to meat that might make the need to rear animals redundant.There is a dizzying array of ways that groups are attempting to achieve this, whether it’s growing beef in a lab from stem cells, or formulating plant-based foodstuffs that mimic the taste and texture of the real thing. One thing that most of these alternatives have in common, however, is that they are not yet commercially available. Many, such as test-tube beef, have not yet scaled production costs to make them viable. Others have big-name backers but are yet to launch a product. The Impossible Burger One exception is the. Read more...