World meat industry news

More Russian Village Pigs Test Positive for ASF

  • 22 Sep 10:35

More Russian Village Pigs Test Positive for ASF An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been discovered in a swine herd in the village of Velikodvorsky, Gus Hrustalnyi, Vladimirskaya region. Of the 29 pigs susceptible in the village herd, three cases were reported leading to three deaths and the destroyment of the. Read more...

Cherkizovo Group Begins Tambov Turkey Project Construction

  • 22 Sep 10:33

Cherkizovo Group Begins Tambov Turkey Project Construction Cherkizovo Group and Grupo Fuertes have launched the first phase of construction of the facilities for the Tambov Turkey project.The first phase of construction includes 4 buildings at rearing facility No. 3, 12 buildings at fattening facility No. 3 and a modern hatchery with capacity of 5.9 million eggs per year. It will be the most important processing facility in the production chain of high-quality turkey meat, and will allow complete independence from outside supplies of turkey chicks and provide the required number of birds per day. The grand opening of the company's new facilities in Pervomaisky District of Tambov Region included official events attended. Read more...

China Hog Markets

  • 21 Sep 13:16

China Hog Markets China: it is the pork powerhouse of the world with over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised within China, writes Ron Lane, Business Director Asia Pacific. Looking at the size of the breakdown of the inventory for July, 2015, the adjusted information from MOA is indicating 385.57 million on-farm pigs and a 38.78 million sow herd (as compared to June at 384.80 million on-farm pigs and a 39.02 million sow herd). The July 2015, 385.57 million on-farm inventory is up 0.02 per cent from last month (June, 2015). This is the first increase in several months. However, the total drop in on-farm pigs as compared to July, 2014 is 10.3 per cent . Looking at. Read more...

Crimea threatened with commodity blockade from Ukraine; local authorities find threats futile

  • 21 Sep 13:15

Crimea threatened with commodity blockade from Ukraine; local authorities find threats futile The plans of Crimean Tatar activists and 'Ukrainian patriots' to block commodity deliveries to Crimea were announced by Verkhovna Rada members Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov. Their initiative is being backed by members of the radical Right Sector banned in Russia. The plans of Crimean Tatar activists and 'Ukrainian patriots' to block commodity deliveries to Crimea were announced by Verkhovna Rada members Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov. Their initiative is being backed by members of the radical Right Sector banned in Russia. The promises of the politicians have not affected the volume of turnover on the border, head of Crimea Sergei. Read more...

Paraguay Working Beef Back into Russia

  • 18 Sep 10:28

Paraguay Working Beef Back into Russia Paraguayan trade officials met on Monday to discuss a proposed action plan to reopen meat shipments into the Russian market. Meetings are scheduled with Russian regulators and a further talk in October will clarify the requirements of Russia’s market, a government spokesperson said. Meat exports were suspended earlier, blocking six processing units, and halting the shipments of Paraguayan beef - 31 per cent of Russian imports. In March, Saudi Arabia granted Paraguay access for live poultry. Read more...

Sanctions: Russia braces for long haul

  • 18 Sep 10:27

Sanctions: Russia braces for long haul Russia is girding itself for the possibility of a long haul under Western economic sanctions, as officials in Moscow warn that they see no near-term end to the campaign of economic punishment that the International Monetary Fund has said could shave off almost a tenth of Russia’s economy. A year and a half after the U.S. and European Union launched an effort to punish Russia over its role in the Ukrainian dispute, about 150 individuals have been targeted with travel bans and asset freezes, while dozens of Russia’s biggest banks and energy firms have been cut off from access to Western finance. Russia has retaliated by banning imports of U.S. and European. Read more...

Russia: Permanent ban on EU & US meat

  • 17 Sep 10:00

Russia: Permanent ban on EU & US meat Russia is heading towards a more permanent exclusion of meat originating from the European Union as well as from the United States. A woman looks at a variety of sausages in a supermarket in St. Petersburg Russia.Hope Shkolkina, deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Agricultural Issues, said, "Imports of all major products have already decreased, but we don't see any empty shelves." -Photo:ANP That conclusion can be drawn from a draft decreeby Russia'sMinistry of Agriculture, based on shipping volumes and quotas as used in 2015. The decree includes a list of areas that cannot ship meat into Russia – a list that includes the EU and the. Read more...

Global Poultry Industry's Outlook Still Strong, Rabobank Says

  • 17 Sep 09:59

Global Poultry Industry's Outlook Still Strong, Rabobank Says The margin outlook for the global poultry industry is still strong and the industry is benefitting from ongoing bullish market fundamentals, according to Rabobank’s latest Poultry Quarterly Q3 report. Supply is balanced in most regions, the report said, beef prices are high and feed costs are low. With China as the major exception, the industry is profitable in almost all major global regions. Avian influenza remains a major concern for the global industry, with new outbreaks in most regions in the world, except Australia and South America. However, the number of outbreaks has been lower in the previous months, and this offers the industry in these regions. Read more...

USA Hog Markets

  • 16 Sep 08:46

USA Hog Markets We have gained $8.00 in October hogs in about 10 days. We still have an inverted basis but I don’t think that will continue - it will widen. This is as sure as death and taxes, writes Allan Bentley, Sales & Service. Here is the unknown, will cash fall or futures continue higher? The calendar says cash will fall but that is not rocket science. As I mentioned, the futures have recovered a substantial amount. Retracement charts tell me that October hogs will run out of steam at these prices. Demand is good and I am not hearing any problems getting hogs to packers on a timely fashion. I think the million-dollar question is - what will the effect be of the bird. Read more...

European Commission Proposes Support Measures for Pork Sector

  • 16 Sep 08:44

European Commission Proposes Support Measures for Pork Sector An estimated 6,000 European farmers brought Brussels to a standstill last week when bureaucrats formulated strategies to stabilise the sector. But farm leaders have warned the European Commission’sComprehensive Package of Measuresis “far from sufficient” to have a noticeable impact. They are concerned that the €500 million promised will not compensate for the loss of €5.5 billion pulled from EU farmers through Russia’s imports ban. As part of the proposed Package of Measures, pork products should benefit from an increase in promotion package funding, a new Private Storage Aid scheme and the opening of new markets,. Read more...