World meat industry news

Ukraine's Animal Feeding Stuff Gets Approval for Export to China

  • 29 Nov 08:54

Ukraine's Animal Feeding Stuff Gets Approval for Export to China Ukraine has been approved to export sunflower meals and sugar beet pulp to China, State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said in a statement on Monday. According to the statement, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has approved seven Ukrainian companies for sunflower meals deliveries and two Ukrainian companies for sugar beet pulp supplies. Sunflower meals and sugar beet pulp are widely used as valuable feed for farm animals, especially for beef cattle and chicken. This year, China has allowed beef imports from Ukraine and increased the list of certified Ukrainian dairy suppliers from. Read more...

Preparing for the next flu season

  • 28 Nov 11:32

Preparing for the next flu season With the knowledge that it is always flu season somewhere, the large poultry production regions in the western hemisphere are preparing for the next flu season. Or at least they should be. Migration season well underway As there are more and more warning signs. European poultry farmers will have to be on their guard against a range of different strains of bird flu over the next few months as the autumn migratory season is well underway. They will have to watch out for H5N8 High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), which has continued to persist in the environment, most notably in poultry in northern Italy and in wild birds in Italy, Switzerland,. Read more...

Russia bans import of Brazilian pork over ractopamine fears

  • 28 Nov 11:30

Russia bans import of Brazilian pork over ractopamine fears Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselhoznadzor has decided to suspend imports of Brazilian pork and beef, after traces of prohibited growth promoter ractopamine were detected in several batches of meat. That announcement was made by Rosselhoznadzor in a statement on its website 20 November. The decision will come into force as from 1 December, allowing some time for meat batches currently already on the way to cross the Russian border, in case it is recognised as ractopamine-free. Growth promoting hormones The organisation said it was forced to take this step, as both the use of growth promoting hormones, as well as the import of meat with traces of. Read more...

3 goods you wouldn’t believe Russia imports

  • 21 Nov 07:36

We bet you know what the country exports (hint: oil and gas). But what do you know about its imports?From Nov.1, Russiahasliftedthe import ban on Turkish tomatoes that was imposed following the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces in 2015. According 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. Don’t think that Russia is not producing tomatoes itself: By October 2017 almost 190,000 tonswere grownby domestic. Read more...

Feeding the world organically: Reduction of animals needed

  • 20 Nov 10:29

Feeding the planet organically in theory would be possible, but it requires a revolution in the way food is produced and consumed – which includes a transformation of the meat industry. So much has become clear from a recent publication by a conglomerate of European scholars. The group of researchers, based in Switzerland, Austria, Italy and the United Kingdom, and often associated with institutes focusing on organic production, published their findings this month inNature Communicationsthis November. The researchers admit that solely converting to 100% organic production within an agricultural production system that should provide the same quantities and. Read more...

Russian pig industry warning issued

  • 20 Nov 10:25

Russian pig industry warning issued Russian pig industry warning issued.Nearly ussia will. Read more...

How to Keep Cows Happy

  • 17 Nov 04:29

How to Keep Cows Happy Corrals are used on livestock farms around the world to round up the animals when they need to be weighed or vaccinated. New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down and not using dogs and electric prods can dramatically reduce the stress cattle experience. Maria Lúcia Pereira Lima of the Instituto de Zootecnia Sertãozinho in Brazil is the lead author of this study in Springer's journalTropical Animal Health and Production. According to Ms Lima, best practices are not standard in the construction of the traditional corrals used on Brazilian farms. Facilities are often. Read more...

ECA criticise Rural Development spending

  • 16 Nov 08:29

ECA criticise Rural Development spending A new process for planning EU rural development spending is too long and complex, with shortcomings that hinder both performance and results, according to a report from the European Court of Auditors. EU rural development policy aims to make agriculture more competitive, ensure the sustainable management of natural resources and achieve balanced development of rural economies and communities. The EU plans to spend nearly €100 billion on rural development over the period 2014 to 2020. The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development provides financial support for measures carried out by the Member States through national or regional Rural Development. Read more...

Ukraine increases meat exports by 1.5 times this year

  • 16 Nov 08:28

Ukraine increases meat exports by 1.5 times this year Meat exports from Ukraine have increased by 1.5 times this year to US$397 million in value terms, with the country shedding its previous. Read more...

Russian rejoice as Saudi opens meat trade

  • 14 Nov 10:02

Russian rejoice as Saudi opens meat trade Saudi Arabia has opened its market for Russian poultry, beef and lamb, according. Read more...