World meat industry news

Cherkizovo eyes expansion of poultry exports

  • 21 May 12:29

Cherkizovo eyes expansion of poultry exports Russian meat giant, Cherkizovo plans to increase its poultry exports in order to reap the benefits of a weaker ruble as domestic prices come under pressure from faltering consumption, local media, the Moscow Times reports. Although the rouble has firmed over the past three months, Sergei Mikhailov said that Cherkizovo should have taken advantage of the weaker rouble, which plunged last year on falling oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine. Poultry exports up by 10% He said the company would aim to export 10%, up from between 1 and 2% currently, and target consumers in the Middle East, Africa and China. "If demand in Russia contracts, we will be forced. Read more...

WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling

  • 20 May 13:32

WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling The World Trade Organization has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling. The long-running dispute concerned the extra burden of record keeping imposed on exporters of meat and livestock to the US, which Canada and Mexico, who were leading the fight against the regulation, said gave the US an unfair advantage in the market. The WTO had already ruled that the US was placing too much of a burden on exporting countries but the US has argued that changes it had made to the rules had made them fairer. However, this week the Appellate Body of the WTO rejected the US arguments against the panel's findings under Article 2.1. Read more...

Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?

  • 20 May 13:30

Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry? What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stuart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. Global protein demand will increase by a factor of 3.5 over a 50 year period, namely from 1980-2030, writes Stuart Lumb. Poultry will show the biggest increase in demand, followed by eggs, with seafood and beef having the lowest increase in demand. Countries have different dynamics with regard to protein demand , with this being correlated to individual income. In Countries with an annual income <$5000 , food is seen as a need. In the BRIC countries ( income $5,000- $15,000 ) food and eating is seen. Read more...

Ostankino Sees Profits Rise

  • 18 May 11:03

Ostankino Sees Profits Rise The Moscow based Ostankino Meat Processing company has seen its profits rise to 146.4 million rubles versus 113.9 million roubles year ago in the first quarter of the year. The company’s rise in profits is on the back of a rise in revenue of nearly 2 billion rubles to 8.37 billion rubles, the equivalent of $166.23 million compared to 6.53 billion rubles in the same t. Read more...

Experts Monitor FMD Outbreak in Russian Cattle

  • 15 May 12:16

Experts Monitor FMD Outbreak in Russian Cattle Experts from the Trans-Baikal Territory in the east of Russia are managing restrictive measures to prevent the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in cattle. Earlier in March, laboratory tests at the Federal Centre for Animal Healthof samples of pathological material taken from cattlediscovered genes and antigens from the FMD virus type A. The cattle belonged to citizens living near the town of Molodezhninskoe,. Read more...

Genetic Work Paying Off For Russians

  • 15 May 12:15

Genetic Work Paying Off For Russians Better herd genetics are one of the factors to thank for a rise in first quarter Russian milk production, says the agriculture ministry. A national increase of 0.9 per cent and a 3.5 per cent rise in milk output from agricultural enterprises has been noted by the Russian government. Average cow yields are seven per cent higher than last year across the country. Top of the list is the region around Leningrad, where an average lactation produced 1,972 kilograms of milk, 3.2 per cent greater than last year. Director of Animal Husbandry and Breeding at the ministry, Vladimir Labinov, said: "The leader in terms of milk production remains. Read more...

Kuzbasskiy Broiler Completes Third Phase of Smart Expansion

  • 15 May 12:13

Kuzbasskiy Broiler Completes Third Phase of Smart Expansion Kuzbasskiy Broiler Group, part of Volcov A.P., has achieved remarkable growth in less than five years, to expand from small-scale production to become a modern meat processing company with more than treble its original output. The company meets all European security and quality requirements, setting a prime example of smart investment not only in its own business, but also for modern agribusiness development in the Kemerovo region. Both the company’s Novosafonovskaya and Plotnikovskaya poultry farms are modern, well-equipped facilities that have created employment for more than 1,000 people. Owner Anatoly Volcov says such outstanding results have been made. Read more...

First Cobb Chicks Delivered by New Akashevo Hatchery in Russia

  • 15 May 12:12

First Cobb Chicks Delivered by New Akashevo Hatchery in Russia The new hatchery developed by Akashevo to provide four million Cobb500 parent stock per year in Russia has made its first delivery of chicks to Vasilievskaya, part of the Cherkizovo group. Patrick van Trijp, Cobb account manager for Russia and CIS nations, said: “For Cobb. it is extremely important to produce chicks here in Russia so that our customers are assured of a constant supply of top quality genetics. This is a clear indication of our belief in the potential of the Russian market. “With their hatchery and grandparent flocks Akashevo has become a strong and reliable partner for Cobb. Together with our distributor Broiler Budushevo, Cobb is looking to. Read more...

Russia Lifts Canadian Breeding Pig Import Ban

  • 15 May 12:09

Russia Lifts Canadian Breeding Pig Import Ban The temporary restrictions on imports of breeding pigs from Canada to Russia have been lifted. The RussianFederal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance announced that the measures taken by the Canadian authorities against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) were sufficient to restart breeding pig imports, provided the pigs met certain requirements. The imported animals must originate from farms free from porcine epidemic diarrhoea for the last six months, andduring the quarantine period all animals must be tested for PEDv carrier state with negative results. Proof of these tests must be signed and stamped by the official veterinarian. Read more...