World meat industry news

Belarus bans pork imports from Chinese province over ASF fears

  • 9 Aug 09:16

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...

Veterinary audit mission from Singapore arrives in Ukraine

  • 8 Aug 10:00

Veterinary audit mission from Singapore arrives in Ukraine The poultry industry is targeted by the delegates of Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of the Republic of Singapore. Singapore has deployed an audit mission in Ukraine to check the system of state control over poultry products, informs UNIAN information agency. According to Ukrainian authorities, Singaporean mission is to visit Ukraine's State Research Institute for Laboratory Diagnostics and Veterinary and Sanitary Examination and several poultry production facilities interested in exports to Singapore. "Delegates from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of the Republic of Singapore, who are auditing the system of state control over poultry. Read more...

Eurodon's turkey meat production doubled in H1 2018

  • 7 Aug 09:07

Eurodon's turkey meat production doubled in H1 2018 Russian meat company Eurodon produced nearly 62.7 thousand tonnes of turkey meat and 14 thousand tonnes of duck meat in the first half of the year. Compared to the similar period from 2016, when the company produced 30,552 thousand tons of turkey meat, in 2018 its output almost doubled. In the first six months of 2018, the company produced a total of 76.7 thousand tonnes of meat. The company's past investments in its facilities have paid off. Eurodon said in a statement that its facilities built and launched in 2015 allowed it to increase its production capacity to annual volumes of 150,000 tons of turkey meat and about 30,000 tons of duck meat at the first. Read more...

Miratorg invested over $85.5 million in one of its meat production facilities

  • 6 Aug 10:58

Miratorg invested over $85.5 million in one of its meat production facilities Russia's largest beef producer Miratorg has invested over 5.4 billion rubles ($85.5 million) to expand its production of high-quality beef in the Smolensk region since early 2015. The company's press center said Miratorg has build from scratch a vertically integrated facility that produces high-quality beef with a cattle stock of Aberdeen-Angus breeds exceeding 600 thousand head. Miratorg plans to increase its cattle herd up to 1 million head by 2021 and continues to build new livestock farms in Bryansk, Orel, Kaluga, Smolensk, Tula, and Kaliningrad. "The company is not only increasing the number of its livestock and building new. Read more...

Ukraine and Thailand fill the gap for Brazilian poultry in the EU market

  • 3 Aug 12:14

Ukraine and Thailand fill the gap for Brazilian poultry in the EU market The two producers reported an increase in poultry sales in EU countries for the first five months of the year. Ukraine and Thailand are the main producers that are taking advantage of the ban imposed by EU on Brazilian poultry. The volumes exported in Europe by the poultry producers from these two countries have registered a significant growth compared to the period January-May of 2017. Ukraine reported an increase of 90.6% for poultry exports as 50,138 tonnes of poultry meat was delivered in EU in the first 5 months of the year. At the same time, Thailand’s poultry exports to the EU grew by 13.2%, reaching a volume of 123,894 tonnes and helping the Asian country. Read more...

Astana's sausage and meat production doubled in H1 2018

  • 2 Aug 10:35

Astana's sausage and meat production doubled in H1 2018 The production of sausages and meat in Kazakhstan's capital has doubled in the first half of 2018 compared to year earlier levels. The production of food products in the manufacturing industry in Astana is 7.5%. "In January-June, 2018, food products worth KZT17.4 billion were made, which amounted to 109.8% by the corresponding period of 2017," according to data released by Astana Akimat. So, in the first months of this year sausages and meat products totaled 1,130 tons, which is twice as much as in the. Read more...

Belarus aims to reach $100 million ceiling in agricultural exports to China

  • 1 Aug 10:08

Belarus aims to reach $100 million ceiling in agricultural exports to China Beef and poultry are the products that can make a difference for Belarusian exporters of agricultural goods. Belarus aims to increase its presence in the Chinese market with the help of dairy, red meat and poultry products. In fact, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy hopes that exports will reach the ceiling of $100 million this year, informsBeltanews agency. That will be almost a 6 fold increase in value, considering the fact that agricultural exports to China in 2017 accounted for $17 million. "Last year we exported $17 million worth of agricultural products to China. We believe that this is not enough as the market is very big. We aim for. Read more...

Kazakhstan limits poultry imports from Russia over AI fears

  • 31 Jul 10:11

Kazakhstan limits poultry imports from Russia over AI fears Kazakhstan has temporarily banned the imports of poultry meat and poultry products from Russia due to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) in the regions of Oryol, Rostov, and Nizhny Novgorod. The Committee for Veterinary Control and Supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan said in a statement sent to Russian agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor that the country is temporarily restricting the imports of live poultry and hatching eggs, feathers, poultry meat and all poultry meat products that did not undergo heat treatment from Russia. Other products such as fodder and feed additives for birds, hunting trophies that. Read more...

First overseas representative office in Saudi Arabia

  • 30 Jul 13:40

First overseas representative office in Saudi Arabia Miratorg, Russia’s biggest beef producer, informs it opens company's first overseas representative office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to expand its operations and meat supplies in the Middle East region. Miratorg owns the world biggest cattle herd of the Aberdeen Angus breed. The company produced over 80 thousand t. of high quality beef in 2017. The vertically-integrated holding is also among Russia's top-10 of poultry producers. Miratorg's processing plants are certified for export operations to Saudi Arabia and comply with all requirements and Halal standard. Launching of the representative office was approved by the Saudi Arabian. Read more...

Belarus increased its meat exports by 15% in January-May

  • 27 Jul 10:12

Belarus increased its meat exports by 15% in January-May Belarusian exports of meat and meat products increased by nearly 15% from January to May this year compared to the first five months of 2017, according to a statement made by the Belarusian Minister of Agriculture and Food Igor Brylo. According to the Belarusian official, in the first five months of this year, the country has exported meat and dairy products amounting to $1.2 billion. Exports of dairy accounted for $800 million, while the meat exports reported a trade value of $400 million. Igor Brylo said that the meat exports in January-May increased by almost 15%, as reported by BelTA. In 2017, Belarus exported $3.1 billion worth of dairy and meat products, of which. Read more...