World meat industry news

FAO Food price index down in September

  • 8 Oct 10:12

FAO Food price index down in September The FAO Food Price Index is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities. It consists of the average of five commodity group price indices, weighted with the average export shares of each of the groups for 2002-2004. TheFAO Meat Price Index averaged 166.2 points in September, down marginally from its revised value for August. International prices of bovine and pig meat remained mostly stable, while those of ovine meat and poultry rose. International prices of ovine meat increased for the fourth consecutive month, reflecting continued supply limitations from Oceania and strong import demand from Asia. Robust demand. Read more...

Belarus banned poultry imports from regions in China and Bulgaria

  • 5 Oct 10:46

Belarus banned poultry imports from regions in China and Bulgaria Belarusian authorities have suspended the imports of poultry from regions in China and Bulgaria due to the bird flu outbreaks reported in those countries. The Department of Veterinary and Food Supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food informed that the outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) have occurred in the Guizhou province, China, and the Plovdiv region of Bulgaria. Starting from October 3, temporary restrictions are imposed on the import of live poultry, hatching eggs, wild, zoo and circus animals, poultry meat, egg powder, melange, albumin and other food products from processing poultry from these regions , hunting trophies (game. Read more...

Activities in Kazakhstan Create Awareness of U.S. Beef’s Quality, Diversity

  • 4 Oct 08:49

Activities in Kazakhstan Create Awareness of U.S. Beef’s Quality, Diversity Continuing its efforts to educate Kazakhstan’s retail and hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) sectors about new U.S. beef cuts available in the market, USMEF held a workshop for chefs in the capital city of Astana and a promotional event at a popular, high-end grocery in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city. These two recent activities, along with USMEF’s participation in a special reception at the U.S. Embassy in Astana, were funded by the USDA Market Access Program and the Beef Checkoff Program. Chef Khorhe Sevilya presents U.S. beef cuts and demonstrates their use in various barbecue dishes during a U.S. beef. Read more...

Deliveries of livestock products from Kazakhstan to Russia may be banned from November 1

  • 3 Oct 08:43

Deliveries of livestock products from Kazakhstan to Russia may be banned from November 1 Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has postponed the ban on shipments of livestock products from Kazakhstan to Russia from October 1 until November 1, Yulia Melano, spokesperson with the regulator told TASS. "We have just held talks with our Kazakh colleagues, we signed a plan for the integration of our two systems, we are rescheduling the alleged ban on November 1, and we expect our colleagues to implement the plan of action we agreed on," she said. On September 13, Melano told reporters that the Rosselkhoznadzor could impose restrictions on the import of livestock products from Kazakhstan on October 1, 2018 because of the lack of transparency. Read more...

Kerry Group expands its Russian operation

  • 2 Oct 10:51

Kerry Group expands its Russian operation The Irish food company opens its first plant in Moscow region with a full capacity of 26,000 tonnes. Kerry Group has been a constant presence in the Russian market since 2006 and now is expanding its business in the region by opening the first plant in the Istra district of Moscow. Production is to start immediately with ingredients for the meat processing and snacks market, informs Food Ingredients First magazine. The plant and the warehouse have been built occupies a site of 7,000 square meters and the full capacity is designed to reach 26,000 tonnes per year. The official opening ceremony was held last week in the presence of Andrei Razin, Minister of Agriculture. Read more...

Cherkizovo Group announces decisions of the Extraordinary Shareholder Meeting

  • 1 Oct 14:57

Cherkizovo Group announces decisions of the Extraordinary Shareholder Meeting Cherkizovo Group (MOEX: GCHE), thelargest vertically integrated meat producer in Russia, today announces decisions ofthe Extraorinary Shareholder meeting. The Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) in the form of absentee voting washeld on September 27, 2018 Shareholders approved to distribute profits for the first half of2018 in the form of dividends in the amount of 900 378 071 roubles, 04 kopecks, or 20 roubles48 kopecks per ordinary share. EGM also set the dividend record date on October 8, 2018, payment date for nominees to beno later than 10 working days after the record date i.e. October 22, 2018, and agreed thatpayment date for all other. Read more...

Plenty of pig innovations at SPACE 2018

  • 1 Oct 09:19

Plenty of pig innovations at SPACE 2018 A wide range of pig innovations could be viewed this year at the annual animal husbandry show SPACE, held September 11-14 in Rennes, France. The event was being held for the 32ndtime, with 1,410 exhibitors from 42 countries worldwide. Visitor numbers came down to 108,347 from 121 countries, which represented a slight downturn in comparison to the 2017 edition of the show. Main theme this year atSPACEwas similar to that of 2017: robotics. Various pieces of equipment were demonstrated which make the job easier for the farmer. Fournier: pig-friendly floor Fournier’s Well’Floor concept is aimed at making a pen floor more pig friendly. It is a. Read more...

Nobody knows how much milk is produced in Russia

  • 28 Sep 09:36

Nobody knows how much milk is produced in Russia According to Dmitry Rylko, General Director ofIKAR, the Rosstat does not have accurate data on livestock and milk production in the country. This opinion was expressed by the expert during the conference of DeLaval, writes The DairyNews. "No one knows exactly how much milk is produced in Russia, - said Dmitry Rylko.- According to official data, milk production is 31 million tons. At the same time, the agricultural census of 2016 found in private smallholders 500 thousand heads of cattle less than it was considered earlier. We think that this is only part of the truth, milk production and number of livestock in private smallholders are even less. We estimate. Read more...

Leading Ukrainian agro-industrial group MHP is looking into acquiring Perutnina Ptuj

  • 27 Sep 11:36

Leading Ukrainian agro-industrial group MHP is looking into acquiring Perutnina Ptuj Leading Ukrainian agro-industrial group MHP is looking into acquiring Perutnina Ptuj, a well-established and vertically integrated company in Southeast Europe. MHP has announced that it is undertaking a strategic step with this expansion, which will add value to the company and strengthen its position as a global player, while Perutnina Ptuj is obtaining a strategic long-term investor. MHP wants to supportPerutnina Ptuj's strong brand and poultry value-added products through investment and further development over the coming years. MHP added that it commits itself to improve the quality of the Perutnina Ptuj’s production base to meet the. Read more...

Shifts in global protein market

  • 26 Sep 10:34

Shifts in global protein market The spread of African Swine Fever in China – and more recently to Belgium (close to France and Germany) – has substantially altered the outlook for the pork industry around the world. Prospects for improved export demand have grown following recent events, while the potential for the disease to spread globally has grown exponentially. As of 18 September 2018, China has reported 20 cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in seven provinces. Based on the broad dispersion of cases reported to date, it is unlikely that this disease has been contained, and additional cases are expected to be reported. To contain the spread of the virus, China has restricted the movement. Read more...