World meat industry news

International Farming Organisations United on Trans-Pacific Partnership

  • 26 May 12:33

International Farming Organisations United on Trans-Pacific Partnership As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations meet this week in Guam to continue negotiations, agri-food producer and processor organisations from around the world have united to call for a trade agreement to improve market access for agricultural products. The organisations advocating for an ambitious, fair and comprehensive TPP agreement are the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Australian National Farmers’ Federation, and the Federated Farmers of New Zealand. Together, they represent hundreds of thousands of farmers, producers, processors and exporters who, in turn, employ millions of workers across. Read more...

International Egg Commission Launches Avian Flu Action Plan

  • 26 May 12:31

International Egg Commission Launches Avian Flu Action Plan The International Egg Commission (IEC) is launching its 'Avian Influenza Action Plan', a series of initiatives related to combating avian influenza. The plan aims to provide immediate support for the egg industry and to co-ordinate a series of actions internationally, with the ultimate long term goal of ridding the egg industry of this destructive disease. IEC will provide a central international communications hub on avian influenza, be the link between the global egg industry and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and be responsible for communicating information and best practices to IEC members and the wider egg industry. First steps are to. Read more...

Russia to export poultry to India

  • 26 May 11:19

Russia to export poultry to India Russia will start exporting poultry and poultry products to India within its program of diversifiying export supplies, reports the deputy head of the Russian veterinary body, Alexei Alexeenko. "We have looked at what demand there is in India when it comes to our meat production, and in the first place there's a big demand for poultry. Our Indian partners show a lot of interest in our poultry,"Alexeenko says. Russia currently is actively seeking export markets for its poultry production, as the devaluation of the Russian ruble makes exporting much more profitable than a year ago. According to data from the Russian Institute of Agricultural Market. Read more...

G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability

  • 22 May 09:34

G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste. Following the G20 meeting of agriculture ministers in Turkey, the ministers said that the pressures on natural resources and biodiversity and the impacts of climate change have produced a need for a rise in productivity while at the same time moving towards food systems that are more sustainable. In a communique unanimously agreed at the meeting last week, the ministers said that that responsible investment in sustainable and resilient food systems should raise productivity to expand food supplies and increase incomes and quality. Read more...

OIE Urges Greater Biosecurity to Prevent Further Avian Flu Spread

  • 21 May 13:13

OIE Urges Greater Biosecurity to Prevent Further Avian Flu Spread The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has recommended stronger farm biosecurity measures to curb the spread of avian influenza worldwide. Since early 2014, outbreaks of avian influenza (“bird flu”) involving different strains of the virus have been reported in more than 35 countries around the globe. Tens of millions of poultry have died as a result of these outbreaks, either naturally or due to the application of stamping out measures. While it is not unusual for the avian influenza virus to circulate, particularly among wild birds, the recent upsurge in outbreaks worldwide reaffirms the need for better implementation of the. Read more...

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...