World meat industry news

Tyson Foods plans investment in Kazakhstan

  • 24 May 10:04

Tyson Foods plans investment in Kazakhstan Tyson Foods plans to invest in the beef sector in Kazakhstan, according to sources from inside quoted by Reuters, as the ex-Soviet country represents a perfect hub for entering the Chinese market. An initial investment of $200 million will be directed to build a processing plant in Kazakhstan but this is just a part of a total investment plan of multibillion dollars. People with knowledge of the discussions mentioned that Tyson wants to reach a total production of beef of 5 million tonnes per year to capitalize on the Asian markets hit by the ASF outbreaks such as China, Vietnam, Cambodia. Experts are convinced that the pork prices in the Chinese market will. Read more...

Russia to export poultry meat to Namibia

  • 24 May 10:03

Russia to export poultry meat to Namibia Rosselkhoznadzor has held talks with the Veterinary Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry of the Republic of Namibia. From May 22 to 23, 2019, the Russian delegation chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev attended the eighth meeting of the Mixed Intergovernmental Russian-Namibian Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation in Windhoek (Namibia) . The event was attended by representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor. On the fields of the intergovernmental commission (IPC), Artem Daushev, adviser to the. Read more...

The first poultry farm of the Tomsk region sent poultry to China

  • 24 May 10:03

The first poultry farm of the Tomsk region sent poultry to China Interfax-Russia reports that Mezheninovskaya poultry farm (Tomsk region) sent the first batch of poultry by-products to China. Mezheninovskaya Poultry Factory is a subdivision of the Siberian Premier Agricultural Holding. The first batch of its products exported to China consists of 24 tons of frozen broiler legs. The territorial administration of the Rosselkhoznadzor agreed on the export of the first batch of products of Mezheninovskaya Poultry Factory LLC on 7 May after taking the necessary veterinary measures (vehicle inspection and verification of a veterinary sanitary certificate previously agreed with the General Administration of the. Read more...

Oreshkin: No Danger of Recession in Russia This Year

  • 23 May 09:37

Oreshkin: No Danger of Recession in Russia This Year Russia’s economic development minister Maksim Oreshkin has said his ministry maintains its GDP growth outlook for 2019 at 1.3%,RBCreports. “So far yes,” he said when asked whether the ministry considers the GDP growth outlook for this year of 1.3% still relevant. “The data for the first quarter is preliminary and may change in both directions. We projected a weak dynamics (for Q1),” he said. Oreshkin’s statement comes after official data showed that GDP growthslowedfrom 2.7% year on year in 4Q18 to just 0.5% y/y in 1Q19. The result led some expertsto warn of a new economic crisisdeveloping in the country. Oreshkin added that he. Read more...

Meat production in Russia increased by 17% in 5 years

  • 23 May 09:31

Meat production in Russia increased by 17% in 5 years According to the “Analysis of the meat industry in Russia” prepared by BusinesStat, in 2014-2018, meat production in the country increased by 17.3% and in 2018 amounted to 10.64 million tons. An increase in output was noted annually. The largest shares in the Russian meat production are poultry and pork. Note that in 2014-2018, these shares increased: poultry from 45.9% to 46.7%, pork from 32.8% to 34.9%. Over the same period, the share of beef in total meat production fell from 18.2% to 15.5%, and other meat from 3.1% to 2.9%. In 2014-2018, pork production grew at the highest rates in Russia: over 5 years, the increase was 24.9%, which was largely. Read more...

Pig breeding cluster to be opened in Voronezh region

  • 23 May 09:31

Pig breeding cluster to be opened in Voronezh region The construction of a meat processing plant is begun in the Voronezh region. The enterprise will become the main resident of the Pavlovsk priority socio-economic development territory and in essence will complete the creation of a pig breeding cluster in the region. Among the participants in the ceremony were Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev and Governor Alexander Gusev. The event is very significant not only for the economy of the region, but also for the agricultural sector as a whole. Here, on German and Dutch equipment, soy will be processed into feed for piglets. Experts say that there are no analogues of this production line in the whole country. Last. Read more...

Miratorg’s president under fire in Russia

  • 22 May 10:46

Miratorg’s president under fire in Russia A group of celebrities have initiated a campaign against Russia’s largest pork company Miratorg urging citizens to not purchase anything under the company’s labels as a result of several statements made by Viktor Linnik, Miratorg president in a recent interview to Forbes. Mr Linnik enraged Russian consumers, calling them ‘balabols’, a rude word commonly used in Russia for people talking too much and doing too little. How did it get this far? A request by the National Meat Association The outrage began a few weeks ago, when Russia’s National Meat Association (NMA) called on Russia’s deputy prime minister Alexey Gorgeev. The. Read more...

Aleksey Gordeyev: This year the agrarian complex will be able to achieve positive results

  • 22 May 10:44

Aleksey Gordeyev: This year the agrarian complex will be able to achieve positive results Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev adheres to the forecast of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation for the collection of grain this year, which implies a harvest of 118 million tons. “Naturally, we have the same forecasts with the Ministry of Agriculture,” Gordeyev told Interfax. At the same time, he added that it is too early to make more accurate forecasts. "There are some fears, but only because of the weather," he said and noted, "as usual, our main enemy is drought, but so far Roshydromet does not provide any critical weather forecasts, so the forecast on yield remains the same." Gordeyev also believes that. Read more...

Medvedev: State veterinary control return to the federal level will improve the quality of agricultural products

  • 22 May 10:43

Medvedev: State veterinary control return to the federal level will improve the quality of agricultural products The Prime Minister also noted that now the Russian agribusiness complex is actively developing. The return of state veterinary control to the federal level will improve the quality of products of the agro-industrial complex. This was stated by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a government meeting, where relevant bills are being considered. "The powers of state veterinary supervision will be returned [from the regional level] to the level of the Rosselkhoznadzor. After certain problems that have arisen, it has become obvious that now this kind of centralization is correct," Medvedev said. According to him, the agro-industrial complex of the Russian Federation. Read more...

Penza region will spend12.5 million rubles to support beef cattle breeding

  • 21 May 09:41

Penza region will spend12.5 million rubles to support beef cattle breeding Penza region will resume regional support for the beef industry. In 2019 it is planned to send 12.5 million rubles from the regional budget. This was reported in the press center of the regional government. Beef producers, as part of supporting the development of the industry, will be able to partially reimburse the costs of purchasing purebred beef cattle,. Read more...