World meat industry news

Ukraine's poultry exports increased by 15% in January-September

  • 19 Oct 10:06

Ukraine's poultry exports increased by 15% in January-September Ukraine has reported an increase of 15% in its exports of poultry meat between January and September 2018 compared to year-earlier levels, reaching 243.7 thousand tons, UNN reports. In terms of value, the exports stood at $381.1 million in the mentioned period. Ukraine's main importer of poultry meat is the Netherlands, shipments to this country reaching 89.7$ million in the first nine months of the year. Slovakia and Iraq were the second and third largest importers of Ukrainian poultry meat, with export values to these countries reaching $47.5 million and $32.4 million, respectively, in the first nine months of 2018. Meantime, Ukraine's imports of poultry. Read more...

Мiratorg to invest $57.8 million in its pig farms in Bryansk

  • 18 Oct 09:13

Мiratorg to invest $57.8 million in its pig farms in Bryansk Russian-based Miratorg is investing 3.8 billion rubles ($57.8 million) in its pig farms in Bryansk region in order to double its production capacity. The company announced that the current capacity of the facilities is 6.8 thousand sows. The capacity of Miratorg's pig division will double to 1 million tons of pork in live weight per year. The new vertically integrated project includes grain companies, feed mills, automated pig breeding complexes and Europe’s largest meat packing house located in Kursk region. The new pig farms in Suzemka and Sevsk districts of Bryansk region come as an important part of the project to ensure the supply of. Read more...

Rabobank: Global poultry trade requires fresh market strategies

  • 17 Oct 09:37

Rabobank: Global poultry trade requires fresh market strategies Slower growth and greater volatility in the global poultry trade requires new market strategies, according to a report released by Rabobank this week. The study says that since 2011, global poultry markets have moved to a new reality of slower growth and higher volatility. Global poultry growth has fallen to only 1-2% per year and the share of trade in global markets had fallen from 11.5% to 10.9% - the first fall in many decades, reflecting the new reality of global markets. The study says that global trade has increasingly been challenged by ongoing avian influenza outbreaks, rising protectionism, changing standards in import markets as well as local supply. Read more...

Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Odessa

  • 16 Oct 09:26

Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Odessa Dr Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Production, has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Odessa. The outbreak initially started on 29 September and was confirmed on 3 October after abacteriological examination was carried out at theOdessa Regional State Laboratory of State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, after which an immediate notification was sent to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on 5 October. One head of cattle was found infected by the bacillus anthracis strain and was killed and disposed of. The OIE reports that several measures have been applied to prevent. Read more...

Rabobank: Global poultry trade requires fresh market strategies

  • 15 Oct 10:45

Rabobank: Global poultry trade requires fresh market strategies Slower growth and greater volatility in the global poultry trade requires new market strategies, according to a report released by Rabobank this week. The study says that since 2011, global poultry markets have moved to a new reality of slower growth and higher volatility. Global poultry growth has fallen to only 1-2% per year and the share of trade in global markets had fallen from 11.5% to 10.9% - the first fall in many decades, reflecting the new reality of global markets. Global market growth is moving towards emerging markets – 90% of global growth is here and 65% of growth is in Asia. Photo: Shutterstock The study says that global trade. Read more...

Russia is betting on its aquaculture potential

  • 12 Oct 08:41

Russia is betting on its aquaculture potential By 2030, the production should reach 700,000 tonnes, according to the deputy head of Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries. Aquaculture may be a new industry developed in Russia but is starting to have a significant impact on the country's food security strategy. During a presentation held last month in Sankt Petersburg, Vasily Sokolov, the deputy head of Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries, mentioned that the target set for 2030 is of 700,000 tonnes of aquacultural products, informsSeafood Sourcemagazine. The ban on fish and seafood applied since 2014 helped the Russian aquaculture to develop at a faster pace even if the internal market is still. Read more...

Cherkizovo Group announces operating results for the September and the third quarter of 2018

  • 11 Oct 09:16

Cherkizovo Group announces operating results for the September and the third quarter of 2018 Moscow, Russia – October 10, 2018– Cherkizovo Group (MOEX: GCHE), the largest vertically integrated meat producer in Russia, today announces operating results for the September and the third quarter of 2018. Third quarter 2018 highlights: Chicken: Sales volume of 131.3 thousand tonnes remained on par with 3Q17 and the previous quarter and was positively affected by 7 thousand tonnes destocking in August. Average sales price increase of 12% y-o-y and 6% q-o-q was driven by Petelinka and Chicken Kingdom branded products, as we move up the value chain towards a higher share of branded value-added products, with a larger proportion of deboned,. Read more...

Kyrgyzstan bans poultry meat imports from Kazakhstan

  • 11 Oct 09:03

Kyrgyzstan bans poultry meat imports from Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan has imposed temporary restrictions on the imports of poultry meat and eggs from Almaty and North Kazakhstan due to possible avian influenza and Newcastle disease outbreaks in these regions. The State Inspectorate for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security of the Kyrgyz Republic said in an official statement that there is suspicion of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the south of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in the region of Almaty, as reported by local media. Furthermore, it suspects a possible outbreak of Newcastle disease in the Yeletsky, Aiyrtau district of North Kazakhstan. The Kyrgyz authorities have thus decided. Read more...

Russia's Cherkizovo finds no violations at poultry unit regulator calls unsafe

  • 10 Oct 08:41

Russia's Cherkizovo finds no violations at poultry unit regulator calls unsafe Meat producer Cherkizovo said on Thursday it had found no evidence of safety violations at one of its units which Russia's agricultural regulator said was unsafe and should be temporarily shut down. Rosselkhoznadzor said on Wednesday it had filed a lawsuit against Cherkizovo after findingSalmonellaand listeria bacteria in the affected unit's poultry products. It said it had asked a court to halt production at the site for up to 90 days and to stop sales of the unit's products. But Cherkizovo said on Thursday that its own specialists had found no violations of safety standards when they carried out an inspection on Wednesday. "According to the. Read more...

10 Key questions about the risk of ASF

  • 9 Oct 07:12

10 Key questions about the risk of ASF African Swine Fever made its entrance into Western Europe as well as China this fall, causing a lot of nervousness amongst pig professionals worldwide, even in North America. Time to make clear where the real risks are. Pig Progress editor Vincent ter Beek enquired with ASF experts in various countries and summarised his take in this overview. (Photo: Hans Banus) African Swine Fever made its entrance into Western Europe as well as China this fall, causing a lot of nervousness amongst pig professionals worldwide, even in North America. Time to make clear where the real risks are. Pig Progress editor Vincent ter Beek enquired with ASF experts in various countries and. Read more...