World meat industry news

Ministry of Agriculture expects lamb export to double by 2024

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Ministry of Agriculture expects lamb export to  double by 2024 Mutton exports in 2018 increased by 26.7 times compared with 2012, and by 2024 it will more than double, said Danila Makarov, head of the department for livestock and breeding of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. “In 2018, the export of mutton increased by 26.7 times and amounted 12.3 thousand tons. According to the forecast, the export of mutton will more than double by 2024” said Makarov. According to him, there is a stable positive dynamics in the production of livestock and poultry in Russia. In the past six years the production of livestock and poultry for slaughter in live weight increased by 28.3% or 3.3 million tons compared. Read more...

Genetic identification of cattle has been introduced in Tatarstan.

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Genetic identification of cattle has been introduced in Tatarstan. The Interregional Veterinary Laboratory of Republic of Tatarstan has introduced new genetic identification method. The Tatar-inform agency reports that genotyping is performed on the basis of highly accurate analysis of microsatellite markers of nuclear DNA. A new technique is needed to plan the livestock herd pattern and identify the individuals that make up its breeding base. Sergei Tyulkin, Head of the Department of Genetic Molecular Diagnostics of the Tatar Interregional Veterinary Laboratory, explained that genetic identification is performed primarily to identify and evaluate individual genetic characteristics of breeding animals. On the basis of its. Read more...

Cherkizovo increases sales of pork and chicken meat

  • 18 Apr 09:34

Cherkizovo increases sales of pork and chicken meat In the first three months of this year, Cherkizovo increased the volume of sales for pork and chicken meat and added value to most of its turkey products, according to a press release from the company. In the pork sector, production and sales increased by 18% and 20% respectively, compared to the first quarter of 2018. Prices gained 9% compared to 1Q18 supported by overall protein demand. A similar situation is for the chicken, with 151,600 tonnes of meat delivered in the market in the first three months of the year, up by 10% compared to last year. "Average sales price increase of 26% y-o-y was driven by a low base effect of the 1Q18, coupled with ongoing efforts. Read more...

Imports of foreign genetic material increased by third

  • 18 Apr 09:33

Imports of foreign genetic material increased by third Deliveries of foreign cattle genetic material to Russia are growing. This is evidenced by the data of the Federal Customs Service (FCS), reports News.ru. Last year Russia imported foreign bovine semen valued $ 13.5 million, which is 31% more than in 2017 in value terms and 23% in volume (2.8 tons). In three months of this year domestic agricultural companies have already imported 156.2 liters of bull sperm worth $ 1.5 million, and half of the supply came from the United States. The genetic material comes to the Russian Federation also from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Great Britain, Belarus and other countries. It is curious that the export of this product. Read more...

Six more Russian poultry producer got China`s export accreditation

  • 18 Apr 09:32

Six more Russian poultry producer got China`s export accreditation "The Chinese side has posted a list of six Russian producers of poultry products, certified for deliveries to China, as reported on the official website of the General Administration of Customs of China» informs the Rosselkhoznadzor. In particular, in the list of enterprises that have received the right to supply its products to the Chinese market, there are three structures of LLC "Trading company" Resource-South ". The enterprises were certified as a result of the agreements reached during the consultations on April 10. Then the parties discussed the possibility of supplying Russian poultry products using storage facilities (refrigerators).. Read more...

China: possibility of importing Russian pig products

  • 17 Apr 09:44

China: possibility of importing Russian pig products Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Qu Dongyu noted that China is ready to import pork from the Russian ASF-free regions, provided that it is safe. The Rosselkhoznadzor took part in the meeting with the officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on April 8, 2019 in Beijing. The event was held on the eve of the International Symposium on African swine fever prevention and control. During the talks, the sides discussed topical issues of bilateral cooperation, including export of Russian livestock products to the Chinese market. A significant strengthening of interaction between the competent. Read more...

In the Rostov Region the production of meat products is reduced by half

  • 17 Apr 09:43

In the Rostov Region the production of meat products is reduced by half In the winter 2019, 40.1 thousand tons of livestock and poultry meat in live weight were produced in the Rostov Region, which was half the amount of January-February last year. 10, 7 thousand tons of finished products were sold, which is 76, 2% lower than last year. According to Rostovstat, in the first quarter of this year, there were 378,500 pig heads in the region - 10.5% less than last year. The number of cattle slightly increased - to 609.8 thousand heads (2.1%). Despite the support of farming, to which, according to Governor Viktor Goncharov, 2.3 billion rubles were allocated in 2012-2018, the number of peasant farms continues to decline. While there were 12,500 private. Read more...

Reduced yield in Russia will lead to higher prices for chicken meat in Armenia

  • 17 Apr 09:42

Reduced yield in Russia will lead to higher prices for chicken meat in Armenia Experts predict that the Russian grain harvest in 2019 will be 16% lower than the previous one. Grain prices will inevitably rise. Concerns about the possible increase in the prices of grain imported from Russia are expressed by Armenian business circles. In a conversation with the correspondent of the news agency “Sputnik Armenia”, the chairman of the Union of Poultry Farmers of Armenia Sergey Stepanyan noted that the prices for mixed feeds are already rising. A kilogram of feed has risen in price by 30 drams (AMD), the cost of its production also increased, which, in turn, affected the price. Read more...

NSS: It`s early to predict consolidation of the pig sector

  • 16 Apr 10:47

NSS: It`s early to predict consolidation of the pig sector In the next three - five years, the consolidation will begin in the pig sector. As a result, the top three companies will hold half of the market. This forecast was given by Yuri Kovalev, Director General of the National Union of Pig Producers (NSS), at the Russian Meat & Feed Industry conference. Despite the fact that the share of the top 20 players in the sector is increasing and in 2018 it reached 65% of the industrial production of pork, it’s premature to talk about market concentration, Kovalev said. He defined the current stage as the organic growth of domestic pig production. According to him, the start of consolidation, which will begin in the foreseeable. Read more...

Agroinvestor: 25 market leaders produce half of meat in Russia

  • 16 Apr 10:47

Agroinvestor: 25 market leaders produce half of meat in Russia At the Russian Meat & Feed Industry - 2019 conference, Agroinvestor presented preliminary data of the IV annual rating of the largest Russian meat producers in 2018 . In total, the leaders of the Russian market produced 5 million tons of meat (cwt) - about 200 thousand tons more than in 2017. According to Rosstat, the volume of production of 25 companies that are heading the Agroinvestor’s rating represents almost half of the country's meat production and 60% of the production of agricultural organizations. In general, the production of livestock and poultry for slaughter increased by 2.6% in 2018, then the average growth rate in the top 25 approached 9%. A. Read more...