World meat industry news

Is food in Russia cheaper than in the West?

  • 6 Dec 11:34

Is food in Russia cheaper than in the West? Ever wondered how much your budget will let you cram into your Russian supermarket trolley? Check our infographic to find out.While some products in Russia are cheaper than in Europe or the U.S., some are also more expensive. This is according to a study released earlier this month by online Russian newspaperRealnoye Vremya(in Russian). Among the top five products cheaper in Russia than everywhere else are eggs, chicken fillet, potatoes, cabbage, and onions. On average, the cost of the latter is only six percent of the price one can expect to pay in Europe. On the other hand, products like Bulgarian peppers, tomatoes, yogurt, chocolate, and wine are considerably. Read more...

3 goods you wouldn’t believe Russia imports

  • 6 Dec 11:31

3 goods you wouldn’t believe Russia imports We bet you know what the country exports (hint: oil and gas). But what do you know about its imports?From Nov.1, RussiahasliftedAccording to Russian officials, 50,000 tons of tomatoes will be allowed to enter the country and when this limit is reached the sides will discuss the prospects of further imports. In return Turkey is expected to ease its restrictions towards Russian agricultural and meat exports.the import ban on Turkish tomatoes that was imposed following the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces in 2015. Don’t think that Russia is not producing tomatoes itself: By October 2017 almost 190,000 tonswere grownby domestic farmers.While the. Read more...

Global Animal Protein Outlook 2018 published

  • 5 Dec 08:52

Global Animal Protein Outlook 2018 published Animal protein production is expanding around the world, and increasing competition – between the species for share of consumer wallet and between exporters for access to import destinations – is creating many areas of opportunity for both producers and processors, according to RaboResearch’s Animal Protein Outlook for 2018. “Rabobank expects animal protein production to increase in all regions, with total production growth once again surpassing the ten-year average,” says Justin Sherrard, Global Strategist – Animal Protein at Rabobank. "This strong production increase is mainly being driven by Brazil, China, and. Read more...

Antibiotic Resistance: An Unexpected Chronology

  • 4 Dec 10:05

Antibiotic Resistance: An Unexpected Chronology Researchers from the Institut Pasteur have shed light on the rise of ampicillin resistance back in the 60s.Through the genome sampling of historical Salmonella strains, they proved that antibiotic resistance can be traced back prior to the release of ampicillin on the UK market. As such, their discovery suggests that low doses of penicillin routinely fed to livestock in the 1950s in North America and Europe may have encouraged antibiotic-resistant bacteria to evolve and spread. These results will be published inThe Lancet Infectious Diseaseson Wednesday, 29 November. Antibiotic resistance kills around 25,000 people a year in Europe, and this is predicted to rise to. Read more...

Report criticises Brazilian poultry labour practices

  • 4 Dec 10:02

Report criticises Brazilian poultry labour practices Thousands of people are victims of forced labour and inhumane work conditions in Brazil’s burgeoning poultry and meat sectors, with some having to work 20 hours a day, a new report has suggested. Slave labour in Brazil’s poultry sector is “endemic”, according to a report led by the Washington-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) that called for improved working conditions, enforced labour rights and implementation of work contracts. Violators of Brazil’s anti-slavery laws While companies such as JBS have signed the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labour, which binds them to suppliers, the report says the. Read more...

Ban on Canadian pork lifted by Argentina

  • 1 Dec 09:54

Ban on Canadian pork lifted by Argentina Canada has been cleared to sell pork to Argentina once again, in a deal officials claim could be worth up. Read more...

HK bans poultry meat imports

  • 1 Dec 09:52

HK bans poultry meat imports The Center for Food Safety (CFS) of the HKSAR government's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced that it suspends the import of poultry meat from a district in the State of Lower Saxony in Germany. The authorities from Hong Kong imposed the restriction after receiving a notification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of low-pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in the District of Rotenburg, State of Lower Saxony in Germany. The CFS has instructed the trade to suspend import of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs, from the district with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong. A CFS spokesman. Read more...

New Online Tool to Better Safeguard Animal Genetic Resources Launched

  • 30 Nov 09:39

New Online Tool to Better Safeguard Animal Genetic Resources Launched A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage their animal genetic resources, allowing for early warning of the threat of extinction.TheDomestic Animal Diversity Information System(DAD-IS) is the most complete source of global information on animal genetic diversity to date. The biodiversity of around 40 animal species that have been domesticated for use in agriculture and food production is vital to food security and sustainable rural development. Many locally adapted breeds, some of which are threatened with extinction, have characteristics that make them resilient to climatic stress, diseases and parasites. Over. Read more...

Insect based feed for food animals

  • 30 Nov 09:38

Insect based feed for food animals In the coming four years, scientists from Wageningen University & Research together with the industry will investigate whether insect larvae are a sustainable source of nutrition for piglets and broilers. For the first time the full environmental impact will be identified. This will determine whether providing insects could lead to a reduction of the environmental impact of livestock production. At the same time, the potential benefits for chicken and pig welfare will be explored. Given the increasing demand for pork and poultry meat worldwide, the search for sustainable feed ingredients is urgent. At the same time, citizens plea for improved livestock. Read more...

MHP expands Ukraine poultry farm to fuel export program

  • 29 Nov 08:57

MHP expands Ukraine poultry farm to fuel export program Ukrainian agricultural holding MHP will double production performance at its Vinitsia Poultry Farm, up to 520,000 tonnes (t) per year by 2021, in order to supply a higher volume of. Read more...