World meat industry news

Russia's poultry production up by 2.8% in H1 2018

  • 24 Jul 12:36

Russia's poultry production up by 2.8% in H1 2018 The poultry production in Russia has reached 3.26 million tonnes in all categories of farms in the first half of 2018, with an increase of 2.8% compared to year-earlier levels. The agricultural holdings produced 3.09 million tons of poultry, which is 3% more compared to the level reported in 2017, as reported by Agrovesti. Meanwhile, Russia's egg production in all categories of farms increased by 1.3% to 22.6 million units. In agricultural holdings, egg production increased by 2.3% to 18.1 million units. Of the agricultural holdings, the most significant growths in the first six months of 2018 were reported in the regions of Rostov, Tambov, Penza, Crimea. Read more...

Ukraine imported 9 times more pork in January-June

  • 24 Jul 12:35

Ukraine imported 9 times more pork in January-June Ukraine has imported 8.4 thousand tons of fresh, chilled and frozen pork in the first six months from 2018 compared to the corresponding period from 2017, when the country imported only 924 tons of pork, according to the GFD data analyzed by the Association of Pig Breeders of Ukraine. The value of the shipments of pork received between January and June this year by Ukraine amounts to nearly $15.4 million, as reported by UNN. The Ukrainian association said that Ukraine has also expanded its list of suppliers by including also Brazil. Furthermore, it said that the top three raw meat suppliers have remained the same. Pork shipments from Germany, the Netherlands and. Read more...

Russians ate 3 million KFC hot dogs made with sausages from Cherkizovo

  • 23 Jul 13:25

Russians ate 3 million KFC hot dogs made with sausages from Cherkizovo Since spring, KFC restaurants have sold more than 3 million hot dogs produced with chicken sausages from leading poultry producer Cherkizovo. According to the company, hot dogs with chicken sausages are a new product for KFC and a new direction in the HoReCa segment for Cherkizovo. Cherkizovo says that the sausages contain 90% chicken meat and they do not contain nitrite. The Cherkizovo Group is one of the largest suppliers of KFC. The restaurants have adopted high standards of quality and food safety and all its products must strictly comply with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation. At the end of 2017, the Cherkizovo Group received. Read more...

Miratorg's beef production went up by 39% in H1 2018

  • 23 Jul 13:11

Miratorg's beef production went up by 39% in H1 2018 Miratorg's beef-producing subsidiary Bryansk Meat Company has increased its production by 39% in the first half of 2018 compared to the corresponding period of 2017, to 51.6 thousand tons. Miratorg has been implementing its long-term strategy for increasing the production of domestic high-quality beef. The company has been increasing both production volumes and extending the product line of its brand beef. Miratorg's beef portfolio exceeds 400 items, including chevapchichi, steaks, burger cutlets, shashlik, pickled meat for roasting and many other items. “The production has increased because of herd expansion and launch of new farms. Our products. Read more...

Miratorg’s pork production reached 206.6 thousand tons

  • 20 Jul 10:47

Miratorg’s pork production reached 206.6 thousand tons Leading Russian meat producer Miratorg has increased its pork production by 0.4% in the first half of 2018 compared to the similar period in 2017, up to 206.6 thousand tons. Miratorg’s pig-breeding division includes more than 80 sites in the Belgorod and Kursk region.The total number of pigs at the beginning of July 2018 was more than 2.2 million heads. Korocha, which is the largest factory for slaughter and processing in Russia, processed more than 1.65 million pigs and produced about 172 thousand tons of products in the first half of 2018. According to the company, this is an increase by 2.4% compared to the first six months from 2017. Meanwhile, the. Read more...

Russia temporarily bans meat and fish imports from Belarusian producers

  • 19 Jul 09:30

Russia temporarily bans meat and fish imports from Belarusian producers Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has introduced temporary restrictions on the import of meat and fish products to Russia from three Belarusian companies. "The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision reports that in connection with the re-identification of violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Russian Federation, the Rosselkhoznadzor, from July 4, 2018, introduces temporary restrictions on the supply to the territory of the Russian Federation of products produced by enterprises of the Republic of Belarus," Rosselkhoznadzor's statement read. The targeted. Read more...

UKRAINE: Driving up domestic pork prices

  • 18 Jul 09:55

UKRAINE: Driving up domestic pork prices African swine fever is taking a heavy toll on Ukraine's pork industry, as there are now no regions free of the disease in the country, state veterinary body Gosvetphitosluzba has claimed. Fifty-nine outbreaks of ASF have been reported in Ukraine this year, including several on the border with the European Union (EU), in particular Romania, where 45,000 pigs had to be culled in the biggest outbreak in this part of Europe. Although, in terms of total numbers, outbreaks this year are not as bad as in 2017, overall production is forecast to decrease by 5.2% or 33,000 t to 594,000 t, said Artur Loza, head of Ukraine's Association of Pork Producers (APP), speaking. Read more...

Russia's meat imports down 1.7-fold in H1 2018

  • 17 Jul 09:54

Russia's meat imports down 1.7-fold in H1 2018 Russia imported 1.7 times less meat in the first half of this year compared to the similar period from 2017, down to 203.5 thousand tons, according to the Federal Customs Service, as reported by Meatinfo.ru. In the first six months of 2018, pork imports amounted 36.3 thousand tons, down from 147.7 thousand tons in January-June last year. Russia's poultry meat imports amounted to 32.8 thousand tons in the mentioned period, down from 52.6 thousand tons in the first half of 2017. Beef imports decreased from 152.6 thousand tons in January-June 2017 to 134.4 thousand tons in the first half of this year. Including the country's meat trade with countries. Read more...

Cherkizovo Group signs letter of intent to buy Altaisky Broiler from Prioskolie

  • 17 Jul 09:00

Cherkizovo Group signs letter of intent to buy Altaisky Broiler from Prioskolie Moscow, Russia – July 16, 2018 – Cherkizovo Group (MOEX: GCHE), the largest verticallyintegrated meat producer in Russia, has announced signing a letter of intent to acquire AltaiskyBroiler. Cherkizovo is a major Russian agro industrial group with leading positions in the poultry, pork, and meatprocessing markets and anticipated acquisition fits perfectly into the Group’s strategy. In line with its focus on extensive business growth, Cherkizovo Group signed a letter of intent to buy oneof Russia’s largest poultry producers, Altaisky Broiler. The transaction will be closed after legal andfinancial due diligence of the target company is. Read more...

Kazakhstan's poultry meat production reports increase

  • 16 Jul 10:44

Kazakhstan's poultry meat production reports increase Kazakhstan has produced by 23.2% more poultry meat in the first five months of 2018 compared to year-earlier levels, reaching 23.4 thousand tons, according to a study released by Energyprom. Between January and May 2018, the country reported a production of 107.7 thousand tons of meat products, with an increase of 14.5% compared to the corresponding period from 2017, as reported by PressORG. Meanwhile, production of pork and horse meat has increased by only 4% in the mentioned period, reaching 30.8 thousand tons. In addition, the study found that the demand for meat and meat products in Kazakhstan has been increasing 6.1% year-on-year. In the first five months. Read more...