World meat industry news

Armenian farmers block roads due to slaughter restrictions

  • 22 Jan 11:01

Armenian farmers block roads due to slaughter restrictions More than 40 cattle breeders from Armenia are organizing a new protest rally near the capital’s government building, demanding the repeal of the restrictions on livestock slaughtering. It is reported by RIA Novosti. We are talking about the requirement introduced last Wednesday to sell meat only from cattle slaughtered in specially equipped slaughterhouses. This requires that farmers have to bring animals to the slaughterhouse on their own and pay at least three thousand drams (6.3 dollars) for professional slaughter. According to farmers, now they do not have such an opportunity. One of the protesters said that such demands would kill the industry. He. Read more...

The largest pig-breeding complex will be built in Rostov region

  • 22 Jan 11:00

The largest pig-breeding complex will be built in Rostov region A large pork producer, LLC “Kashar Bacon”, plans to build a new complex in Kashar district of Rostov region. The complex will cost the company about 1.2 billion rubles. This was reported by the government of the region. The enterprise should become one of the largest producers of pig meat in the region with a capacity of 5.2 thousand tons of meat per year. Here they want to keep 2.5 thousand heads of sows, and 100 employees will work on it. According to the founder of Kashirsky Bacon Valery Gomonov, the project is scheduled to start next year, and now a land plot has been acquired and a construction project is being prepared. He also added that it. Read more...

Russia fails in promoting pork in the domestic market

  • 21 Jan 10:11

Russia fails in promoting pork in the domestic market Neither the National Pig Producers Association or the National Meat Producers Association are involved in national advertising campaigns promoting pork consumption, says a foreign observer. While Russian pig production is growing, domestic consumption stays low and export markets remain closed due to the ASF situation in the country. Pig price is currently 82 Roubles ($1.34) per kg liveweight, with only Canada and the US reporting lower prices, observes Simon Grey, General Manager Russia CIS and Europe, Genesus. "The reason is the local supply and demand. Production in Russia continues to increase and demand in Russia is virtually static due to weak growth. Read more...

Kazakhstan prepares ban for livestock exports

  • 21 Jan 10:05

Kazakhstan prepares ban for livestock exports The measure aims to stabilize the domestic meat market due to a 16% rise in prices. Kazakhstan intends to ban livestock exports following a surge in meat prices in the domestic market, informs Reuters. The ban will stay in place until April but it could be extended, according to the Agriculture Ministry. Kazakh beef and cattle exports have doubled last year due to higher demand for animal protein in neighbouring countries such as China and Uzbekistan. That led to a jump of 16% in beef prices in the domestic market. According to official sources, livestock exports are seen as the main reason for creating "the basis for a speculative increase in the. Read more...

MOSCOW STARTUP TO LAUNCH VEGAN HAM, COLD CUTS TO TACKLE RUSSIA’S MEAT-HEAVY DIET

  • 20 Jan 10:41

MOSCOW STARTUP TO LAUNCH VEGAN HAM, COLD CUTS TO TACKLE RUSSIA’S MEAT-HEAVY DIET Russian plant-based meat startupGreenwiseplans to expand its product line this year with vegan cold cuts, ham, and meatballs. The company, founded by Arten Ponomarev, Julia Marsel, and George Zheleznyi, aims to reduce Russia’s meat consumption by offering people plant-based alternatives to their favorite meat products. Named one of five most promising startups byForbesmagazine, Greenwise creates its products using green technologies to produce plant-based meats that resemble the fibrous texture of animal-based meat using ingredients such as soy and wheat. “We derived a unique high-fiber product that mimics meat. We’re the only ones to produce. Read more...

Russia-Azerbaijan Trade Turnover Hits $3bn

  • 20 Jan 10:38

Russia-Azerbaijan Trade Turnover Hits $3bn The trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Russia increased by 18.5 percent in 2019 year-on-year to reach $3.022 billion, the State Customs Committeetoldlocal media. The country now accounts for 50 percent of Russia’s trade with the South Caucasus region, the customs agency said. According to data provided by theState Customs Committee, the share of trade operations with Russia accounted for 9.07% of Azerbaijan’s total foreign trade turnover in 2019. During the reporting period, the volume of export of Azerbaijani products to Russia amounted to $731.8 million (a 9.9% increase), while Russia exported products worth $2.29 billion to Azerbaijan. This is. Read more...

Agrofirm "Sogratl" opened a feedlot for 1.5 thousand sheep

  • 17 Jan 10:27

Agrofirm "Sogratl" opened a feedlot for 1.5 thousand sheep The opening of a feedlot for 1.5 thousand heads of small cattle in the Gunibsky district of Dagestan was announced at the end of December. A new sheep-breeding facility with an area of ​​2000 square meters was created on the production base of the agricultural cooperative Agrofirm Sogratl. The project developers believe that it will increase the profitability of mutton production by 40%. Sheep will be fattened for 4-4.5 months - until the moment when the animal gains 20 kilograms of slaughter weight. The cost of production will decrease due to a reduction in the cost of keeping livestock on free range. In addition, the new site will remove. Read more...

Putin told about agricultural support in the Russian Federation

  • 17 Jan 10:27

Putin told about agricultural support in the Russian Federation State support for agriculture in Russia will continue. This was stated by Russian leader Vladimir Putin during a large press conference. One of the journalists asked what tools can be called priority in support of updating the agricultural machinery park for peasants. “In my opinion, it is necessary to use leasing more actively. This is a fairly flexible tool that allows our farmers to work in their own market and promote their products abroad,”said Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader noted that there are incentives and tools to protect the interests of Russian manufacturers in the market, especially when purchasing under state programs. Vladimir. Read more...

Kazakhstan allowed the supply of pig products from 19 regions of Russia

  • 16 Jan 08:46

Kazakhstan allowed the supply of pig products from 19 regions of Russia On December 18, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Gulmira Isaeva announced the lifting of restrictions on the import of live pigs and pork from 19 regions of Russia. The lifting of the ban is confirmed by a letter from the Committee for Veterinary Control and Supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan sent to the Rosselkhoznadzor. Restrictions on the supply of pig products from the Russian Federation to the domestic market of Kazakhstan were introduced due to the unfavorable epizootic situation of African swine fever in 19 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and were lifted due to the absence of ASF outbreaks. Read more...

Ministry of Agriculture: poultry production in 2019 will exceed 5 million tons

  • 16 Jan 08:46

Ministry of Agriculture: poultry production in 2019 will exceed 5 million tons Preliminary results of 2019 indicate that poultry meat production in Russia will grow by 1.3%: from 4.98 million tons in 2018 to 5.045 million tons, the Finmarket agency reports with reference to the forecast of the Center for Agricultural Analytics of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. In a similar forecast based on the results of pig production, it was noted that pork production in slaughter weight will grow by 2.9% year on year - up to 3.85 million tons. Exports of pork and poultry meat remained stable. According to the Federal Customs Service (FCS), for the period from January 1, 2019 to December 8, 2019, Russia exported 43.5 thousand tons of pork. Read more...