World meat industry news

Armenia bans meat imports from Russia

  • 08:53

Armenia bans meat imports from Russia Armenia will import neither pork nor poultry from Russia because of reports of outbreaks of African Swine fever (ASF) and Avian Influenza (AI) that have hit this country. According to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, Armenia decided to ban the imports of poultry and pork from Russia to prevent the ASF disease and bird flu from entering the country. The decision was made based on the information published by OIE and after Rosselkhoznadzor published the status of Russian regions affected by the diseases, armeniasputnik.am reports. Starting December 14, Russia will no longer be able to export to. Read more...

Russian pork production will grow by 1.1 million tons in 5 years

  • 08:53

Russian pork production will grow by 1.1 million tons in 5 years By 2022 pork production in agricultural organizations of the Russian Federation will grow by almost 1.1 million tons (in slaughter weight), reaching 4 million tons. The increase in all farms will be about 900 thousand tons, to 4.4 million tons. reports "Agroinvestor" with reference to the general director of the National Union of pig producers Yuri Kovalev. At the X International Conference "Pig-2018," he said that the main increase will come from the top 20 producing companies, which account for 63% of the total industrial pork production, and after 3 years will be at the level of 76%. In general, over the five-year period such enterprises. Read more...

35 countries import poultry from Stavropol region

  • 17 Dec 09:52

35 countries import poultry from Stavropol region For 10 months of the outgoing year, the agricultural enterprises of the Stavropol region produced 271 thousand tons of poultry meat (+ 7% to the same last year data). As explained in the regional ministry of agriculture, the demand for broiler meat has increased and the product range has expanded. The volume of broiler meat, the number of poultry heads and quality indicators of work in the region is led by CJSC Stavropol Broiler, which is part of the company GAP Resource. In January-October, the company produced about 220 thousand tons of poultry meat (this is about 86% of the total poultry meat produced in the region). Resource-Yug LLC, which is also a part of. Read more...

Miratorg launches Russia’s largest farm to raise Wagyu cattle in Kaluga region

  • 17 Dec 09:34

Miratorg launches Russia’s largest farm to raise Wagyu cattle in Kaluga region Miratorg, Russia’s major beef producer, launches the country’s largest farm for raising Japan breed Wagyu cattle. The farm in Kaluga region will produce over 2,000 bulls per year. Miratorg has invested over 92 billion roubles to develop from scratch the largest in Europe vertically integrated production of high-quality beef “from field to fork”. Wagyu cattle is well-known for its extremely high level of marbling what makes it a highly sought after product on the global markets. Miratorg is focused on increasing production of its premium and eco-friendly beef to sell abroad. The total investments into Uteshevo farm with a total parent herd of. Read more...

"Eurodon" launched the third site commercial herd

  • 14 Dec 09:39

"Eurodon" launched the third site commercial herd On December 5 Eurodon Group began a planned landing of a commercial herd. More than 200 thousand turkeys of new livestock are expected to grow on the site in the October region of the Rostov region. According to the managing director of EurodonIlya Bobrovsky, a commercial herd is planted at the third site. Until the end of 2018, there are plans to launch another site, and in February 2019 - to begin loading the meat processing site. The total number of commercial flocks is now 488 thousand heads, parent flocks - 76 thousand, in the incubator. Read more...

Russia achieves 91% self - sufficiency ratio in pork

  • 13 Dec 09:35

Russia achieves 91% self - sufficiency ratio in pork Even if the ban imposed on European food is lifted it will be followed by low imports of pork products from the West. The most recent EU agricultural outlook talks about the perspective on resuming food trade with Russia. Nevertheless, after 4 years of trade war between Russian and the West, the East European country doesn't seem to have much need of some products from the Western markets, especially pork. At this time, Russia’s self - sufficiency ratio has already risen from 79 % in 2013 to 91 % in 2018. Moreover, since December 2017, Russia has also banned imports of Brazilian pork over concerns that its meat contained the growth promoter ractopamine.. Read more...

The only commercial pig farm was closed in Karelia

  • 13 Dec 09:33

The only commercial pig farm was closed in Karelia Pig farm "Kondopoga" in the Kondopozhsky district of Karelia was closed due to bankruptcy. 100 people were left without work. The company is a member of AKS-Holding LLC. The pig farm was opened in 2011. The parent flock was brought from France. Now all pigs are sold and there is not a single large livestock enterprise specializing in meat. Read more...

The share of foreign investment in Ukrainian livestock farming reaches 30%

  • 12 Dec 09:21

The share of foreign investment in Ukrainian livestock farming reaches 30% The sector accounts for 11% in the general structure of capital investments in agriculture, forestry, and fishery. Last year, Ukrainian livestock farming sector benefited from a foreign investment share of 30%, informs the press service of the National Scientific Centre "Institute of Agrarian Economics" in Kyiv. "In 2017, the share of foreign investment in Ukrainian livestock farming was 30 percent. At the same time, the share of foreign investors in the structure of capital investments was only 0.3%,", stated the press release, according to Black Sea Grain website. At the same time, the share of livestock farming in the general structure. Read more...

Moscow Region authorities are launching online sales of farm products

  • 12 Dec 09:19

Moscow Region authorities are launching online sales of farm products On December 13 Moscow Region authorities will launch a digital platform for the sale of local farmers' products. This is reported on the website of the regional Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Earlier, the head of the department Andrei Razin said that special attention is being paid to digitization in the Moscow Region and that it is being actively implemented at agro-industrial enterprises, reports Meat Expert. Small and large manufacturers without intermediaries and markups will be able to provide their products, and suppliers can. Read more...

Miratorg supports expansion of environmental monitoring

  • 11 Dec 10:11

Miratorg supports expansion of environmental monitoring The meat producer hosts an independent inspection of its pigfarms by ecological NGO Ecopatrol. Photo: Miratorg Miratorg, a major meat producer in Russia, hosts an independent inspection of its pigfarms by ecological NGO Ecopatrol to support expansion of independent environmental monitoring in the Kursk Region. Miratorg strictly complies with environmental legislation and introduces advanced technologies that minimize its ecological footprint. The company adheresto the policy of full transparency and cooperation with both authorities and independent activists to reach its goal of being-ecofriendly. The kick-off meeting of Ecopatrol was held end of. Read more...