World meat industry news

Miratorg launches Cipoletti sausages

  • 15 Mar 11:49

Miratorg launches Cipoletti sausages The company announced that its long-term strategy is to increase its production of high-quality domestic beef within the framework of the vertically integrated business model "from farm to fork". Miratorg's output of such products increased by 32% to 82 thousand tons by the end of 2017. The company's slaughtering and processing facility has a production capacity of 130 thousand tons of meat per year and supplies more than 400 products in consumer packaging: chilled meat and semi-prepared meat products. Furthermore, Miratorg's meat processing complex is equipped with high-tech equipment, which allows in a short time to develop new. Read more...

EU pig business slightly declining in 2017

  • 15 Mar 11:47

EU pig business slightly declining in 2017 In 2017, EU pig slaughtering reached almost 255 mill. head, 1% lower than in the previous year.Pork production also decreased by 1% to 23.3 mill. t despite an increase in carcase weights, according to Eurostat data analyzed by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). AHDB analyst says that however throughputs in the final quarter were actually comparable to 2016, at 66 mill. head. Production levels were boosted marginally on the year by rising carcase weights. Higher throughputs in October and November were countered by a 4% drop in slaughterings in December, compared to year earlier levels. On an individual country basis, as the largest pig producer in. Read more...

Russian swine industry gets more profitable but consumption remains low

  • 14 Mar 10:29

Russian swine industry gets more profitable but consumption remains low Russia per capita consumption at 20kg per person is half of Europe's and a price drop could close old farms with low productivity. Import controls on pork imposed by Moscow have revived the swine industry in Russia but they could also represent a trap considering that the consumption is low and a price drop may put out of the business a great number of old, low productivity farms, according to the latest Genesus Inc global report on the industry. "An 85 rubbles/kg liveweight (66¢/lb US liveweight) is leading to profits in the $35-50 per head range. Some expansion is underway, and Russia with abundant land and grain production costs should be. Read more...

Russia managed to strengthen its position in the pork market of Hong Kong

  • 13 Mar 09:01

Russia managed to strengthen its position in the pork market of Hong Kong Despite continuing sanctions and food embargoes, Russian agricultural companies do not reduce the pork production volume, which is growing, and actively increase their exports. The number of pigs in Russia increased by 5.7% (by 1,251 thousand heads) during a year and amounted to 23.3 million heads by January 1, 2018. The volume of pork production in Russia amounted to 3,348.6 thousand tons in slaughter weight (4 568.3 thousand tons in live weight) in 2017, which is 5.0% or 159.5 thousand tons more than in 2016. There were no imports of chilled pork to Russia in 2017. Russia imported 270.7 thousand tons of frozen pork, which is by 6.1% (15.6 thousand tons) more than. Read more...

Russian producers hit by reduced poultry margins

  • 12 Mar 11:29

Russian producers hit by reduced poultry margins Russia’s third-largest poultry producer, agricultural holding Belaya Ptitsa, has reported financial turbulence, as falling prices and shrinking state aid keep pushing down. Read more...

ASF: An ever-growing problem for Russia and Ukraine

  • 12 Mar 11:27

ASF: An ever-growing problem for Russia and Ukraine Increasingly, the notion grows in both Russia and Ukraine, that African Swine Fever (ASF) needs to stay within the territories and that more thorough control policies are needed.The Russian agricultural ministry stated on its website that African Swine Fever (ASF) has led to ministry spending of about 14.2 billion roubles (US$ 220 million) in the last few years. This figure was only for anti-ASF monitoring, culling pigs infected with the disease and underpayment of taxes by the farms destroyed as a result of the outbreaks. Direct losses incurred by the pig industry due to ASF must have been many times higher, the ministry informed earlier. Independent. Read more...

Brazilian poultry company BRF SA fraud exposed

  • 7 Mar 13:10

Brazilian poultry company BRF SA fraud exposed The turmoil at Brazilian poultry giant BRF SA intensified after it became the target of a new phase of the food-safety probe that threw the country’s meat industry into disarray last year, Bloomberg reports. Emails between the company's employees reveal the fraud, which has led to a temporary arrest warrant being issued for the Former CEO Pedro Faria. Bloomberg reports that five labratories accredited with the Agriculture Ministry and an unnamed company falsified results from meat samples, which has led to 11 temporary arrest orders, 53 search orders and 27 orders to bring people in for questioning. The "Weak Flesh" probe, so named by the. Read more...

Number of ASF cases increasing rapidly in Poland

  • 6 Mar 12:42

Number of ASF cases increasing rapidly in Poland New cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) are being found in Poland with an increasingly high speed. In 2018 alone, until the 20th of February, the Polish authorities found 511 cases of ASF amongst its wild boar population.In comparison: in the whole of 2017, Poland discovered 741 cases of ASF in dead wild boars, of which 388 in the last quarter. This information was shared by Prof Zygmunt Pejsak, head of the Department of Swine Diseases at theNational Veterinary Research Institutein Puławy, Poland. He presented these figures at a meeting on the Polish pig industry in an event in Hegelsom, the Netherlands. 7 areas of African Swine Fever in Poland Poland is. Read more...

Meat fraud reported to be rife in Russia

  • 2 Mar 10:20

Meat fraud reported to be rife in Russia Up to 22% of meat products on the domestic market in Russia were fraudulent in 2017, according. Read more...

Russia Accused of Spreading Anti-GMO Propaganda Online

  • 1 Mar 10:08

Russia Accused of Spreading Anti-GMO Propaganda Online Not only has Russia been reportedly sowing seeds of discontent in the U.S. political scene, the country has also been alleged of spreading anti-GMO articles on the Internet. According to researchers at Iowa State University, Russia is trying to influence American citizen’s opinions on genetically modified organisms by funding articles shared online. TheDes Moines Registerfirst reported the story, after interviewing Shawn Dorius, an ISU assistant sociology professor who led the study. Also participating in the research and being interviewed was Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, an associate professor in ISU's departments of agronomy and genetics, development. Read more...