World meat industry news

Volume of sanctioned produce destroyed nears 400 tonnes

  • 12 Aug 10:20

Volume of sanctioned produce destroyed nears 400 tonnes The volume of sanctioned produce destroyed is nearing 400 tonnes.A total of 41 tonnes of regulated produce, including 552kg found in carry-on luggage, was destroyed on Tuesday, the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) said on Aug. 11. Illegally imported products were found in the Primorsky territory, the Sakhalin and Kaliningrad regions, St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region. As on August 10, the volume of sanctioned produce destroyed amounted. Read more...

Rosselkhoznadzor destroys 3 tonnes of embargoed meat, 20 tonnes of pepper

  • 11 Aug 12:27

Rosselkhoznadzor destroys 3 tonnes of embargoed meat, 20 tonnes of pepper The Russian agricultural watchdog, Rosselkhoznadzor, destroyed 3 tonnes of meat and 20 tonnes of pepper subject to a food import embargo on Aug. 8. A total of 371 tonnes of embargoed food has been destroyed in Russia since Aug. 6, Rosselkhoznadzor said. The meat was discovered at a provisional control veterinarian outpost in Krasnaya Gorka, the Smolensk region. Three trucks contained 3 tonnes of beef without veterinary stamps and accompanying documents. Twenty tonnes of pepper discovered earlier was also destroyed at this outpost. In addition, 40 tonnes of peaches and nectarines provided with phyto-sanitary certificates issued in Belarus based on. Read more...

Grants worth $23,000 to give Russian farmers a boost

  • 11 Aug 12:26

Grants worth $23,000 to give Russian farmers a boost Sanctions against European food products are putting Russian farmers in the Kremlin's spotlight. Government grants to help farmers set up in business are growing. Yury Orlov from Mordovia runs a dairy farm. He has recently received a Russian governmentBeginning Farmergrant as a new farmer of 1.5 million rubles ($23,000). With this money, he has equipped a milking shed and purchased 15 cows. Yury is now planning to enter a competition for a grant as a “family farm" - worth between 3 and 7 million rubles ($47,000-$110,000), which would enable him to significantly increase capacity and production. Natalia Zvereva, director of regional social. Read more...

FAO Food Price Index Hits Lowest Level in Almost Six Years

  • 10 Aug 11:49

FAO Food Price Index Hits Lowest Level in Almost Six Years The slide in prices for dairy products and vegetable oils has driven the Food Price Index to its lowest monthly average value since September 2009.These price declines for major food commodities more than offset some increases for prices of sugar and cereals during July. Meat prices, meanwhile, remained stable. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 164.6 points in July, down 1.0 per cent from June, and 19.4 per cent from a year earlier. The trade-weighted index tracks prices on international markets of five major food commodity groups: cereals, meat, dairy products, vegetable oils and sugar. In July, the dairy price index dropped 7.2 per cent from the previous month,. Read more...

Public outcry as Russia destroys over 300 tons of vegetables, cheese and meat

  • 10 Aug 11:46

Public outcry as Russia destroys over 300 tons of vegetables, cheese and meat Russian authorities began destroying shipments of illegally imported Western food products on Aug. 6, sparking huge protests online, with many Russians calling for the food to be distributed to the needy. State agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, however, says that giving the food away would encourage corruption, and vows to bury and burn products that enter the country in violation of the embargo on Western food imports, despite the population's protests. As Russian bulldozers moved in to destroy 319 tons of illegal Western food imports on Aug. 6 in accordance with a controversial decree on the liquidation of banned foodstuffs, a public outcry was sweeping. Read more...

Value of Trade between India, Russia to Treble

  • 7 Aug 11:15

Value of Trade between India, Russia to Treble Bilateral goods trade with Russia and India will increase from $10 billion to $30 billion by 2025, talks between Russian and Indian trade delegations have revealed. Buffalo meat and dairy product activity is expected to partly drive the increase, said Russian animal and plant surveillance body Rosselkhoznadzor. At a meeting on the Agreement of Free Trade between India and the Eurasian Economic Union, Indian parties noted difficulty to comply with Russian raw milk requirements. Rosselkhoznadzor said rules dictate herds are at least 1,000 head, of which there are currently two in India. The regulation stands to guard against infectious diseases like foot. Read more...

US Beef Herd Expansion Could Be Cut Short

  • 7 Aug 11:13

US Beef Herd Expansion Could Be Cut Short The current phase of US beef herd expansion is not expected to last as long as the last rebuild period in 1990-1995.Diminishing ranch returns, both on finished cattle and calves could thwart a “fast start” to US beef herd expansion, a leading agricultural economist has suggested. Less “profit stimulus” compared to the past twelve months “will likely slow” growth, which has seen a 2.5 per cent lift in the beef cow inventory, according to Professor Chris Hurt, University of Illinois. The figures come from a USDA producer survey highlighting the recovery that has taken place since the second half of 2014. Higher beef supplies and. Read more...

Russians split over destruction of banned food imports

  • 6 Aug 12:05

Russians split over destruction of banned food imports Russian is to destroy confiscated Western food products that fall under the Russian embargo at the border starting from August 6. According to the presidential decree, embargoed foods will be destroyed both at the border and after being seized from stores. However, some observers are calling on the government not to destroy the products, but give them to the needy. Plans by Russian authorities to destroy confiscated products that fall under the Russian embargo on Western food imports at the border have met with mixed reactions among Russian commentators, with some in favor of the decree, which enters force on Aug. 6, while others have called for the seized foodstuffs. Read more...

Chinese Jitters Create Risk for Pork Exporters

  • 6 Aug 12:02

Chinese Jitters Create Risk for Pork Exporters Over the last month, doubts about the state of the Chinese economy have increased, which could be a cause for cause for concern among global pork exporters. Over the last month, doubts about the state of the Chinese economy have increased. Although Chinese economic growth rates have been slowing for some time, the latest concerns have been triggered by a sharp fall in the Shanghai Stock Exchange since mid-June. This has led the government to suspend some share trading, raising doubts about its ability to manage the economy. While the fall in stock values shouldn’t have an immediate impact on the Chinese economy as a whole, it could erode consumer confidence. Read more...

Russian Ban, Strong Sterling Hamper UK Beef Exports

  • 5 Aug 11:17

Russian Ban, Strong Sterling Hamper UK Beef Exports UK beef exports have been hammered down 11 per cent by a weak euro and Russian trade sanctions.These factors have added to already tight UK cattle supplies, according to market analysts at the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC). The LMC said 2015 beef shipments at the end of May amassed 39,696 tonnes compared to 44,776 tonnes for the same period last year. Europe remains the biggest buyer of UK beef, accounting for 92.5 per cent of total UK beef exports for the first five months of 2015, although this was down from 96 per cent last year. Ireland is the single biggest buyer, taking 43 per cent of the Europe’s UK beef, much of which comes. Read more...