World meat industry news

Ukraine produced 2.6 million pigs for slaughter so far this year

  • 23 Aug 10:07

Ukraine produced 2.6 million pigs for slaughter so far this year Ukrainian producers sold 2.61 million pigs for slaughter in the first seven months of this year, 0.25 million less compared to the corresponding period from 2017. The Association of Pig Breeders of Ukraine referring to a Gosstat report said that the average live weight for pigs sold for slaughter is slightly higher and is situated at 107 kg compared to 106 kg a year earlier, as reported by AgroPortal. The association added that the pork supply in live weight reported between January and July was weaker compared to the previous year. In the first seven months, Ukraine produced 280.5 thousand tons of pork in live weight, which, according to the association, was 7.6%. Read more...

Russia produced 10.9% more pigs for slaughter this year

  • 22 Aug 09:49

Russia produced 10.9% more pigs for slaughter this year The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia (Minselkhoz) has announced that the country produced a larger number of pigs for slaughter so far this year. In the first seven months of 2018, the Russian production of pigs for slaughter in live weight has amounted to 2.31 million tons, which is 10.9% higher than the level reported during the same period last year. The ministry revealed that the main increase in the production of pigs was provided by the agricultural producers from the Voronezh, Kursk, Belgorod, Pskov,. Read more...

Russian AI prompts warning for European farms

  • 21 Aug 08:26

Russian AI prompts warning for European farms Poultry producers are being urged to review biosecurity on their farms after the latest outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on a commercial Russian farm. Authorities confirmed a site housing almost 500,000 birds in the Kostromskaya region in north western Russia was infected with H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza. The virus belongs to the Asia lineage of H5 high path strain that has been in outbreaks across Asia, Africa and Europe since 2014. An assessment by the UK government said that if the source was wild birds then their migratory paths could see farms across northern Europe at risk. The site of this latest outbreak is overlapped by three. Read more...

Cherkizovo to invest $119 million in its Penza enterprises

  • 20 Aug 12:17

Cherkizovo to invest $119 million in its Penza enterprises One of Russia's largest meat producers Cherkizovo Group has announced it will invest up to 8 billion rubles ($119 million) in its enterprises in the Penza region in the next five years. In the Penza region, Cherkizovo is the largest agricultural investor, Russian agency Prime reports. The Cherkizovo founder Igor Babayev said during a press conference last week that the region is a strategic partner of the group. "When we started working in the Russian agrarian sector, we went seriously to the Penza region, we managed to do a lot, but most importantly, we brought the process of creating pig farms to perfection ... I believe that what is being done now. Read more...

Miratorg to invest $22.4 million in expanding its pork production

  • 17 Aug 10:28

Miratorg to invest $22.4 million in expanding its pork production Miratorg, one of the largest pork producers in Russia, plans to invest 1.5 billion rubles ($22.46 million) to expand its pork production in the Pristenskiy district of the Kursk region. The company will build a new site with a production capacity of 12,000 tons of pork per year that will launch its operations starting with 2019. Miratorg is implementing a large-scale project of doubling the existing capacities of the pig-breeding division to 1 million tons of live weight per year. Miratorg is building a vertically integrated production that includes a crop division, feed mills, livestock farms and the largest slaughter and processing plant from Russia in the. Read more...

Meat prices in Ukraine increased by 12% in July

  • 16 Aug 09:07

Meat prices in Ukraine increased by 12% in July Ukraine reports an increase in its consumer prices for meat and meat products by 12% in July 2018 compared to the same month from the previous year, Unian Information Agency reports. The State Statistics Service of Ukraine announced that between January and July this year, meat prices increased by a staggering 22.5% compared to the corresponding period from 2017. In comparison with June, prices in July for meat and meat products rose by 0.2%. Unian reports that the Ukrainian statistics institute has excluded Crimea, the city of Sevastopol and. Read more...

Belarus banned poultry imports from two Russian regions

  • 15 Aug 09:40

Belarus banned poultry imports from two Russian regions Authorities from Belarus have imposed temporary restrictions on the import of poultry from Mari El and Chuvashia after the detection of bird flu outbreaks in the regions. The Department of Veterinary and Food Inspection of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Belarus has announced the ban after receiving a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) regarding the detection of new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) virus in poultry from producers located in the Russian republics of Mari El and Chuvash, as reported by the Russian press agency TASS. The Belarusian officials said the restrictions will affect the importation from. Read more...

Russia expected to lift embargo on Brazilian pork imports

  • 14 Aug 09:54

Russia expected to lift embargo on Brazilian pork imports The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) announced recently that Russia could lift the embargo on Brazilian pork by the end of August. MAPA's minister Blairo Maggi said during the ExpoFenabrave event that he had discussed with the Russian counterpart Dmitri Patrushev and the Russian President Vladimir Putin about the technical issues regarding Brazilian pork imports. Furthermore, Maggi declared that there were no political impediments and that the country is adjusted to Russia's technical trade demands. The Brazilian minister also recalled the first wheat shipment that arrived from Russia in Brazil, which was one of the. Read more...

Resistant bacteria in intestinal tract linked to antibiotic usage

  • 13 Aug 10:05

Resistant bacteria in intestinal tract linked to antibiotic usage Levels of antibiotic resistance in the intestinal tracts of broilers and pigs are linked to antibiotic usage, according to the results of a pan-European study.The international team, which included scientists from Utrecht University and Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, found that the quantity and type of resistance genes present in the intestinal tracts differed according to the type of animal and country. The team visited 178 broiler and 181 pig farms in nine European Union countries, collecting more than 9,000 animal dung samples. Collecting data via DNA in dung They opted for a new approach to measuring resistance, collecting data via the DNA in the dung of. Read more...

Russia: Anxiety over new antibiotic residues law

  • 10 Aug 09:14

Russia: Anxiety over new antibiotic residues law The Russian food industry has sent out alarm signals about new requirements on antibiotic residues in meat and milk production.The new requirements will be in force in all member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) as from August 14. The EEU consists of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. Lab checks for 70 antibiotics in meat TheEurasia Economic Commissionhas adopted a list of 70 antibiotics and other drugs that must be subjected to laboratory control during entry inspections on all meat processing plants in the economic block. Russia’s National Meat Association, the Association for Retail Trade Companies,. Read more...