World meat industry news

Nearly one in three consumers willing to eat lab-grown meat

  • 28 Feb 09:24

Nearly one in three consumers willing to eat lab-grown meat 60 percent of vegans would be willing to try lab-grown meat, according to research commissioned by Ingredient Communications. 29 percent of UK & US consumers say they would eat cultured meat 40 percent Americans are happy to do so 60 percent of vegans are willing to give it a try Almost a third of consumers say they would be happy to eat so-called ‘cultured meat’ – with vegans the group most likely to do so, according to new research. Specialist PR agency Ingredient Communications commissioned Surveygoo to conduct an online survey of 1,000 consumers in the UK and USA. Respondents were told that cultured meat was real meat grown from. Read more...

Prices for pig feed reach historic lows in Russia

  • 28 Feb 09:22

Prices for pig feed reach historic lows in Russia The average price of pig feed in Russia has reached historic lows in December 2017. This has led to higher Feed Conversion Ratios. According to data released by the Russian Unified Interdepartmental Statistical Information System (EMISS), pig feed cost 12,437 roubles (US$220) per tonne, 10.4% down when compared to December 2016. This is the lowest level registered since the beginning of the current economy crisis in Russia in 2014. Prices have been falling steadily since August 2016, when feed prices reached its zenith at 15,335 roubles (US$271) per tonne, according to EMISS. Last year, Russia saw the strongest-ever fall in animal feed prices – on. Read more...

Trade deals pivotal for 2018 beef production

  • 27 Feb 08:52

Trade deals pivotal for 2018 beef production A series of trade deals set to be completed in 2018 are expected to be key turning points for. Read more...

Impact of trade agreements and blockchain technology

  • 27 Feb 08:51

Impact of trade agreements and blockchain technology A number of trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and a proposed Mercosur/EU trade agreement, look set to start having an impact on global beef trade in 2018, reports Rabobank. At the same time, applications of blockchain technology are now being widely developed in the food industry, with opportunities to realise benefits further up the supply chain growing, according to the RaboResearch Beef Quarterly Q1 2018. Food and tech companies are developing blockchain as a solution in response to changing consumer preferences, and the beef sector is no exception. “While many of the early applications have been driven by the desire. Read more...

Russia sets sights on Australian sheep to boost lamb production

  • 21 Feb 09:59

Russia sets sights on Australian sheep to boost lamb production Lamb production in Russia is on the verge of a boom, following a surge in interest from major. Read more...

Cutting calories in Happy Meals

  • 21 Feb 09:58

Cutting calories in Happy Meals Cheeseburgers and chocolate milk will no longer be offerings in Happy Meals at McDonald’s restaurants.The cuts are part of a move by McDonald’s Corp. to offer healthier options for children. By 2022, McDonald’s plans to offer more balanced meals, simplify ingredients, be more transparent with Happy Meal nutrition information and employ responsible marketing to children across 120 markets. By the end of 2022, at least 50% of Happy Meals listed on menus in each market will meet McDonald’s new Global Happy Meal Nutrition Criteria of 600 or less calories, including 10% of calories from saturated fat, 10% from added sugar and 650 mg of sodium. Currently,. Read more...

Russia actively increasing the export of poultry meat

  • 20 Feb 10:10

Russia actively increasing the export of poultry meat The Russian poultry industry has been developing rapidly during the last several years, leading to a significant increase in its poultry meat production and satisfaction of the country's domestic needs for this product. The volume of production of poultry meat in Russia amounted to 4,087.4 thousand tons in slaughter weight (5,561.1 thousand tons in live weight) for the period of January to November 2017. Industrial production increased by 8.0percent as compared to the same period last year. The volume of poultry meat imports increased by 7.8 percent compared to the same period in 2016 and amounted to 92.6 thousand tons for the period from January to November. Read more...

Ukraine Sees Decline in Cattle, Pig Numbers

  • 19 Feb 10:29

Ukraine Sees Decline in Cattle, Pig Numbers The number of cattle in Ukraine as of 1 February 2018 numbered 3.58 million head, which is 4.5 per cent down year-over-year (y-o-y).In particular, the number of cows was 2.02 million head, which was 3.8 per cent down against the figure as of 1 February 2017, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. The number of pigs as of 1 February 2018 decreased by 8.2 per cent, to 5.9 million, while the number of sheep and goats was 5 per cent down, to 1.29 million head. However, the poultry population increased by 2.5 per cent, to 199.9 million birds. The State Statistics Service said the data excluded reports from temporarily occupied areas in the Autonomous Republic. Read more...

First human case of H7N4 confirmed

  • 19 Feb 10:28

First human case of H7N4 confirmed Chinese authorities have confirmed the first human case of the H7N4 strain of avian influenza.It was confirmed that the woman had close contact with live poultry prior to her infection, and no close contacts displayed symptoms.According to the country’s National Health and Family Planning Commission, a 68-year-old female from the Jiangsu Province developed symptoms on 25 December. She was admitted to hospital on 1stJanuary and discharged on 22 January. Hong Kong border authorities use body scanners to detect travellers with higher than normal temperatures, with suspected cases immediately diverted to hospital for screening. Photo: Wikimedia - Anna Anna. Read more...

Surge in alternative proteins as Nestlé and Tesco praised by investors for plant-based shift

  • 15 Feb 11:22

Surge in alternative proteins as Nestlé and Tesco praised by investors for plant-based shift As alternative proteins become mainstream, Nestlé and Tesco are named the best declared companies, while Costco has been called out for its inadequate response The market for alternative proteins, such as 'Impossible Burgers', is set to expand by over8% a yearand reach$5.2 billionby 2020. Now, a$2.4 trillioninvestor coalition doubles support in 18 months, and calls on 16 food multinationals to plan for a shift to alternative proteins. A new report entitledPlant-based profits, backed by a $2.4 trillion coalition of 57 large investors, has urged global food companies to diversify their protein sourcing away from a reliance on animal proteins. An. Read more...