World meat industry news

FOODEX-2018:Showing the latest meat processing trends

  • 6 Apr 10:57

FOODEX-2018:Showing the latest meat processing trends Exhibitors at Foodex 2018, the UK’s leading trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging and logistics industries, will shine a spotlight on the pressing trends impacting the meat sector, when it returns to the NEC, Birmingham, from 16-18 April 2018. An increased popularity in plant-based products and diets is creating new challenges for manufacturers in the meat and seafood industries. With over a quarter (28%) of meat eating Brits reported to have reduced or limited their meat consumption in the last six months, an increasing movement towards ‘flexitarianism’ is being noted whereby consumers sit comfortably between the meat-eaters. Read more...

China retaliates with higher import fees on US pork

  • 5 Apr 11:29

China retaliates with higher import fees on US pork In China, US pork imports will be struck with an additional import tariff as from this week.The Chinese government decided to levy this extra tax on pork and various other products in response to higher import tariffs on steel and aluminium imposed by US president Trump last week. Apart from pork, also meat, fruit and steel pipes are included in the tariff increase, which in total is a list 128 products. Most tariffs added are about 15%, but according to China’s commerce and finance ministries, the tariffs imposed on pork come down to 25%. US pork council: Disappointment On behalf of the US National Pork Producers Council,CEO Neil Dierks expressed. Read more...

US pig production is raising by 3%

  • 5 Apr 11:28

US pig production is raising by 3% The quarterly report on hogs and pigs released by the US Department of Agriculture shows that the inventory of swine totalled 72.9 million head, up 3% from the number registered in the first quarter of 2017. 66.7 million of the hogs and pigs were market ready, a gain of 3 percent over 2017, but down 1 percent from the last quarter, according to the statistics kept by USDA. Iowa reported the largest inventory of hogs and pigs among the states (22.6 million head). North Carolina and Minnesota followed with the second and third largest inventories with 8.90 million and 8.50 million head, respectively. Analysts from Rabo AgriFinance believed that lower prices for feed during. Read more...

New vaccine efficient both for AI and duck enteritis

  • 4 Apr 10:55

New vaccine efficient both for AI and duck enteritis The Pirbright institute has developed a vaccine that is efficient both for avian influenza and duck enteritis. The research led by Professor Munir Iqbal at The Pirbright Institute is based on inserting protective avian influenza virus genes into the duck enteritis virus (DEV) vaccine by using a method of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing that allows higher rates of gene insertion. According to the researchers, the process is therefore more efficient and the resulting vaccine virus is able to protect ducks against both DEV and avian influenza. Duck enteritis virus infects ducks, geese and swans, causing mortality rates of up to 100%. Vaccines are widely used to reduce the. Read more...

Miratorg to invest $5 million in expanding its pork production capacity

  • 4 Apr 10:54

Miratorg to invest $5 million in expanding its pork production capacity Russia's largest pork producer Miratorg plans to invest 284 million rubles ($4.95 million) in the expansion of the meat production capacity at its meat processing plant SK Korocha, according to the company's latest statement. Miratorg wants to produce more than 86,000 tons of products in consumer packaging in 2018, which is 7.5% more than in the previous year. In 2017, the Russian company delivered more than 341,000 tons of pork products to the domestic market, including about 60,000 tons of consumer products. The company's pig division currently operates at full capacity, processing more than 3.4 million pigs per year. SK Korocha, the. Read more...

Rabobank: Massive global poultry trade shake-up

  • 3 Apr 11:43

Rabobank: Massive global poultry trade shake-up Global poultry trade could face its largest shake-up in decades this year with Brazil bearing the brunt. While most industries have performed well in the first 3 months of the year, major drivers including the follow up to Brazil’s weak-flesh investigation, including restrictions on EU trade and a pending ban on stunning in Saudi Arabia that could affect both Brazil and the EU, are among key issues facing the global sector identified in the latest Rabobank report. The ‘Poultry Quarterly Q2 2018: A Massive Global Poultry Trade Shake-Up’ report also highlights the ongoing NAFTA renegotiations which could affect North American poultry trade. Read more...

Q1 2018: Pig world, fasten your seatbelts

  • 3 Apr 11:42

Q1 2018: Pig world, fasten your seatbelts There might be rough times ahead in terms of global pig prices, according to pig market expert Dr John Strak. In his quarterly review of the world pig market, he warns for a bumpy ride ahead. This is my third attempt at bringing you an overview of what is happening in global pig and pork markets. I began writing forPig Progressabout the ‘global scene’last Septemberand followed upin January this yearwith a review of 2017 and a look ahead to 2018. In both of my previous pieces I was bearish about pig prices and, at best, suggesting that caution should be the theme of businesses involved in any aspect of pig production. With hindsight and (more importantly) fresh. Read more...

Video - "Russian market is growing very fast!"

  • 29 Mar 13:19

Video - "Russian market is growing very fast!" All the important markets are growing and that it can be only satisfying for the meat industry, especially for the producers of equipment and machinery. VIDEO Posted on Mar 28 ,12:27"This year, the company is still growing. We have a lot of successful markets, Canada, the US, Asian market, European market, so we are very happy with the situation" mentioned Klaus Schroter, Managing Director of Schroter Technologie GmbH and chairman of the Meat Processing Machinery Group within VDMA (The German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association), for EuroMeatNews. His company is well represented on the local market but it also made its way on some important markets in. Read more...

Auchan expands pork processing capacities in Russia

  • 28 Mar 12:25

French retailer Auchan has set up a new processing line in Lipetsk region, in cooperation with the Russian agricultural holding Zeros. That news was shared by Nikolay Bobin, Zeros CEO, during a press conference early March. The new production facility in Lipetsk region, 450km south of Moscow, should reach a capacity of some 1,000 tonnes of pork per month in the course of 2018, according to Bobin. Heavy investments in meat processing Since 2015,Auchanhas been heavily investing in the meat processing business in Russia. One year ago, the retailer already initiated a meat processing plant in Tambov region, investing 3.5 billion roubles (US$ 55 million) for an. Read more...

Global meat consumption will rise

  • 28 Mar 12:24

Global meat consumption will rise The estimated sales figure for 2018 is forecasted to reach $154.7 bn. by 2021, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.25% between 2016 and 2021, according to the Euromonitor International market study commissioned by Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). For 2016, according to Euromonitor data, sales of the global meat and poultry market were situated at an estimated $145.4 bn., up by a CAGR of 1.0% between 2011 and 2016. A forecast made by industry sources quoted by Euromonitor’s study says that the global meat consumption should rise by 7% by 2023, while 70% of this increase will come from poultry. The increase in poultry consumption is expected to be. Read more...