World meat industry news

Ukraine poultry producer accused of environmental contamination

  • 27 Jun 12:02

Ukraine poultry producer accused of environmental contamination The owners of agricultural holding Agromars were arrested and detained by police after allegations the company had established an unregistered poultry. Read more...

Miratorg to invest another $77.8M in a new beef processing facility

  • 25 Jun 11:55

Miratorg to invest another $77.8M in a new beef processing facility Miratorg announced it will start building a high-tech meat processing line at the cattle slaughtering facility. The company is investing over 4.9 billion roubles ($77.8 million) into the project that will supply its first batch of products to the market in January 2020. The company said it has already invested over 80 billion roubles ($1.27 billion) to build from the scratch Europe’s largest vertically integrated production of high-quality beef. The up-to-date line “for processing other meat products” is an integral part of the cattle slaughtering and processing complex with the capacity of 100 heads per hour. The line will process 1.8 thousand. Read more...

Armenia's meat production increased by 2.1%

  • 25 Jun 11:54

Armenia's meat production increased by 2.1% Meat production volumes rose in Armenia by 2.1% between January and April 2018, according to data released by the country's National Statistical Service (NSS). Between January and April, meat production volumes reached 12,954.1 tons, with an increase of 2.1% compared to the corresponding period from the previous year, Panorama reports. In January-April 2017, Armenia's meat production reached a level of 12,691 tons. On the other hand, processed meat products reported a decrease in volumes. Meat products, including sausages were down by 6.1% to 846.1 tons. Meanwhile, the country's production of semi-finished products rose by. Read more...

Ukraine signs memorandum with China for mutual poultry meat trade

  • 15 Jun 10:37

Ukraine signs memorandum with China for mutual poultry meat trade Ukraine and China have signed a memorandum at the beginning of this month regarding cooperation and promotion of mutual trade of poultry meat between the two states. "This Memorandum will open new opportunities for diversification of the Ukrainian poultry market and increase the competitiveness of Ukrainian food products on world markets, which will have a positive impact on the image of Ukraine as a reliable trading partner and will contribute to the development of the economy of our country," said the Head of the State Committee for Consumer Goods and Consumer Protection, Volodymyr Lap. On June 7, 2018, the General Administration of Customs of. Read more...

Cherkizovo to invest $115 million in a new facility

  • 13 Jun 11:54

Cherkizovo to invest $115 million in a new facility Russia's largest poultry producer Cherkizovo wants to invest RUB 2 billion ($33 million) to expand its poultry meat complex in the Voronezh region, WATTAgNet reports. The company wants to build 32 poultry houses at the complex and also expand its slaughterhouse. The company will invest RUB 2 billion ($33 million) and expects to increase the production capacity of 110,000 metric tons per year by 20% to 130,000 metric tons. Cherkizovo's current strategy in the region focuses on acquiring more land to increase its crop production to reach the levels reported at its other facilities. Cherkizovo's founder, Igor Babaev, who made these recent. Read more...

McDonald’s in the cross hairs

  • 8 Jun 11:11

McDonald’s in the cross hairs Animal welfare groups have targeted the iconic golden arches of McDonald’s in a bid to improve the lives of chickens in its supply chain. Poultry World reports. Readers of the New York Times probably choked on their breakfast McChicken sandwiches when they saw a full page open letter advert from welfare groups to McDonald’s in their paper. The letter, signed by six global welfare groups, accused the company of allowing its suppliers to keep chickens crammed in warehouses for their entire lives, unable to behave naturally. Bred fast and large, the welfare groups pointed out that if a human baby grew in the same way, it would weigh in at a massive 660lbs at just. Read more...

Russia’s pork is looking for more export markets

  • 8 Jun 11:10

Russia’s pork is looking for more export markets Despite growth figures in 2017, Russia’s pork and pork by-products exports give some reason for concern, according to Russia’s specialists. There is a strong dependence on Hong Kong and Eastern Ukraine. In 2017, Russia’s pig farmers exported 27,000 tonnes of pork with a total value of about US$ 62 million, according to a statement on the website of the Russian Export Center. That is nearly 50% higher compared to 2016 – but still far below figures that government agencies would be eager to see. In addition, Russia also exported 42,700 tonnes of porkby-productsin 2017, according to estimates of the local consulting agency AB-Centre. That. Read more...

Botswana manufacturers aim to increase beef volumes to Russia

  • 7 Jun 10:29

Botswana manufacturers aim to increase beef volumes to Russia Botswana manufacturers aim to increase. Read more...

Russian program targets tenfold increase in rabbit meat production

  • 7 Jun 10:28

Russian program targets tenfold increase. Read more...

Russia wants to export meat to South Korea

  • 6 Jun 10:57

Russia wants to export meat to South Korea Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has announced that Russian officials will discuss with their South Korean counterparts about the possibilities of supplying beef and poultry to the Asian state, according to Rns.online. A representative of South Korea's Embassy in Russia, Soon Voeok Kwon, said that the Korean Veterinary Service has begun to conduct an analysis regarding the risks of importing beef and poultry meat from the Russian Federation. The Korean officials will present their preliminary results during the next official meeting with the Russian authorities, which will be held on. Read more...