World meat industry news

Russia has imposed a temporary ban on pork imports from Bulgaria

  • 11 Sep 08:47

Russia has imposed a temporary ban on pork imports from Bulgaria Russia's agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has announced that it introduced temporary restrictions on the import of pork from Bulgaria due to concerns regarding the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak detected in the Balkan state. The restrictions apply also to live pigs, pig embryos and boar sperm, as well as sheep and goat products, as reported by Emerging Europe. Still, Bulgarians will still be able to export to Russia pork products that have been made withtechnologies that ensures the elimination of the ASF virus. The Bulgarian authorities have announced that the necessary measures are being taken in order to eliminate the outbreak and to stop the. Read more...

Ukraine's poultry meat exports totaled $334 million

  • 10 Sep 11:05

Ukraine's poultry meat exports totaled $334 million Ukraine exported poultry meat amounting to 214.5 thousand tonnes worth $333.67 million between January and August 2018, according to data released by GFS. Ukraine's main importers of poultry meat in January-August are the Netherlands, with $81.21 million; Slovakia, with $41.87 million; and Iraq, with $28.64 million. Shipments to these countries totaled 52.22 thousand tonnes, 26.93 thousand tonnes and 18.41 thousand tonnes of poultry meat, respectively, as reported by Latifundist. Ukraine's poultry meat exports increased by 23% in the first half of 2018,. Read more...

Russia's pork industry aims to increase exports by 400%

  • 3 Sep 11:26

Russia's pork industry aims to increase exports by 400% The target set for this year is 85,000 tonnes of pork exports after last year reached a volume of 21,000 tonnes. Even with a low productivity reported on farms, Russian pig market is still profitable for farmers, according to the latest Genesus global report. While the domestic market is still growing, the main target for pork producers remains export, as concluded by Simon Grey, General Manager Russia CIS and Europe, Genesus Inc. "The buzzword in the industry is still export. A lot of effort is being put into developing export markets for Russian pigmeat. Russia is certainly a country that could produce a lot more pigmeat to feed the worlds growing. Read more...

Insights on the slower-growing market in Europe

  • 31 Aug 09:42

Insights on the slower-growing market in Europe As Aviagen’s Business Manager for the Rowan Range in Europe, Claudio Ambrogio is tasked with developing and coordinating sales, marketing and production strategies for Aviagen’s slower-growing and coloured bird portfolio. Ambrogio has spent the past year visiting colleagues and customers across Europe. In this short interview, he reveals his mission for these visits, the insight he gained from them as well as his thoughts on the year ahead. What has been the focus in your first year as Business Manager for the Rowan Range? My main objective was to get a deeper understanding of the slower-growing markets in each country and region across Europe to see how. Read more...

Pork prices peaked the last two years

  • 30 Aug 09:19

Pork prices peaked the last two years Anna Kudryakova, market expert meatInstitute for agricultural market studies, especially for "the Russian newspaper": - Wholesale prices of pork in a piece from March of this year increased 20 percent, growth has continued in July. Now the market has developed an extremely high price tag. Last time this price was in September 2016. Then, too, there has been a noticeable surge in prices, but maximum values were lower than those now prevailing. Linked to the rise in pork prices with the spread of African swine fever (ASF). So the market is reacting to reports about the closure of one after another the speakers and all new cases of disease in animals at private. Read more...

Russia market hog price is at one of the highest in its history

  • 29 Aug 10:43

Russia market hog price is at one of the highest in its history Profits are in the $80 per head range and big companies are making plans for expansion. Russian pig prices are now almost double compared to those offered in markets such as Canada, the US or Brazil. Without almost any pork imports, the industry is thriving in the domestic market, prices reaching 123 rubles ($1.82)/kilogram live-weight. At this time, Russia has 1.8 million sows but the industry is expanding, big companies planning to add between 250,000-300,000 sows in the next 4 years, according to a global report issued by Genesus. "Most if not all the major Russian companies are expanding or have expansion plans. If expansion leads to exports and that. Read more...

20 Reasons why Asia has to fear ASF

  • 28 Aug 11:58

20 Reasons why Asia has to fear ASF African Swine Fever (ASF) has entered China and it is very likely that the outbreaks will have far-reaching consequences for the swine situation in Asia. Pig Progress editor Vincent ter Beek connects the dots. In total, since the 1st of August, in less than a month 4 outbreaks have been reported on in China – in the provinces Liaoning, Henan, Jiangsu and Zhejiang province. That may not sound like a lot if you compare it to the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) in the USA a few years ago or even the continuing reports of outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in middle and eastern Europe. Every report by the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE). Read more...

Profit losses for beef project

  • 27 Aug 11:11

Profit losses for beef project Miratorg’s beef facility, located in the European region of Russia, has suffered a huge net loss in 2017, despite significant growth in production and revenue. Analysis company Spark has reported that Bryansk Meat Company – the Miratorg subsidiary that manages its beef clusters – saw a net loss of $40 mill. last year, compared with an $160 mill. net profit in 2016. Revenue for the company reached $248 mill. in 2017, compared to $211 mill. the previous year, primarily due to an increase in production volumes to 82,000 t from 51,600 t in 2016. The Russian analysts have ascribed the company's profit loss to a number of factors, including shrinking. Read more...

Belarus bans pork imports from Chinese province over ASF fears

  • 24 Aug 09:30

Belarus bans pork imports from Chinese province over ASF fears Belarus has imposed temporary restrictions on pork imports from Liaoning Province, China, after an outbreak of the African swine fever (ASF) virus has taken place in this region. The information was posted on the website of the Department of Veterinary and Food Control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus, as reported by BelTA. Chinese authorities from Liaoning Province announced that so far 8,116 pigs have been culled in the farms situated near the zone where the ASF outbreak was detected at the end of last week. The authorities from Belarus have canceled all previously issued permits for the import of pork and pork. Read more...

Meat prices increased in Kazakhstan

  • 23 Aug 10:08

Meat prices increased in Kazakhstan There has been an increase of 8% for the prices for beef and horse meat over the year, according to Azernews.The highest increase year on year was reported for pork, with 8%. Beef prices rose by 7.9% and horse meat prices rose by 7.8%. Another increase in prices was reported for mutton, by 6%. On the other hand, Kazakhstan witnessed a decrease of 2% in chiclen prices. In the first quarter of 2018, the average meat consumption was situated at 19.5 kilograms per capita. Compared to the previous quarter it increased by 0.8%, while compared with the corresponding period from 2017, it grew by 6.7%. There is a difference in consumption of meat and meat products between. Read more...