World meat industry news

Russian beef makes foray into Chinese market

  • 2 Jun 10:50

Russian beef makes foray into Chinese market China's domestic meat lovers have been presented with a new option after Russian beef made its foray into the market. A container carrying 21.4 tons of Russian beef has recently arrived in a designated site for imported meat supervision at Shanghai Xijiao International Agricultural Product Trade Center, marking the availability of the first batch of Russian beef in the Chinese market, China's state broadcaster reported late Sunday. Calls to the trade center, a main channel for farm products trade in the Yangtze River Delta, seeking more details on the imported beef went unanswered. The new option, albeit constituting a tiny part of China's total. Read more...

Milk sales in Russia grow up by 6.7%

  • 2 Jun 10:49

Milk sales in Russia grow up by 6.7% According to operational data from the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, as of April 13, 2020, the daily volume of milk sales by agricultural organizations amounted to 49.3 thousand tons, which is 6.7% more than the same indicator in 2019. The maximum sales volumes were achieved in the Republic of Tatarstan, Krasnodar, Voronezh, Ekaterinburg,, Sverdlovsk, Novosibirsk, Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Belgorod and Nizhny Novgorod, the Udmurt Republic, Altay. The average milk yield per cow per day amounted to 17.86 kg, which is 1.07 kg more than a year earlier. The leaders among the regions according to this indicator are Saint-Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Kaluga, Lipetsk,. Read more...

The list of soft loans destinations for export-oriented manufacturers of agricultural products is updated

  • 2 Jun 10:48

The list of soft loans destinations for export-oriented manufacturers of agricultural products is updated The Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed the Decree No. 748 as of May 26, 2020 expanding the list of areas for targeted use of soft loans for farmers, who joined the advanced competitiveness program. The Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation provides that companies representing fishing and fish farming industries, forest resource processing, and those engaged in fish, crustaceans and mollusks conservation shall be able to take advantage of investment and short-term loans (up to 15 years and 1 year, respectively). These measures are aimed at increasing export-oriented agricultural output and supporting the domestic producers amid. Read more...

Belarus complains about meat trade with Russia

  • 1 Jun 10:03

Belarus complains about meat trade with Russia In Q1, just 69,000 tonnes of meat products were shipped to Russia. "If the dynamics stay in place, the annual target will be missed", say official sources. The Russian Agriculture Ministry is invited on May 15 in Minsk to discuss trade issues with its Belarusian counterpart. "In January-March we shipped 69,000 tonnes of meat products. If the dynamics stay in place, the annual target will be missed as well. Restrictions of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) on our food export are having a negative effect on the ability to hit the specified figures", declared Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the. Read more...

Top 25 Most Produced Foods In Russia

  • 1 Jun 10:02

Top 25 Most Produced Foods In Russia Wheat is the most produced food commodity in Russia followed by sugar beets & milk. Russia produces over 10 million tons of 7 food commodities: wheat, sugar beets, milk, potatoes, barley, corn & sunflower seed. Beef is the 18th most. Read more...

Swine production in Russia has increased by 11.3& in January-March 2020

  • 29 May 10:12

Swine production in Russia has increased by 11.3& in January-March 2020 In January-March 2020, the production of pigs (live weight) in all categories of farms amounted to 1.2 million tons, which is 11.3% or 0.13 million tons more than the same period last year. Among them 1.1 million tons produced by agricultural organizations. The main increase in production was provided by agricultural producers of the Tambov, Kursk, Belgorod, Voronezh, Pskov, Orel regions, the republics of Bashkortostan and Mordovia. The key factors ensuring the positive dynamics of the development of all domestic animal husbandry are the formation of a modern feed base, the development of logistics and the strengthening of. Read more...

Poultry Production in Russia has increased by 2.4% in 2019

  • 29 May 10:10

Poultry Production in Russia has increased by 2.4% in 2019 In January-March 2020, the poultry production was estimated at 1.6 million tons (live weight), which is 2.4% more comparing to the level of the same period in 2019. Egg production increased by 1.7%, to 10.7 billion pieces. According to the forecast of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, poultry production will reach 6.74 million tons in 2020, which is 0.5% more than of 2019. Egg production will grow by 0.1%. Read more...

Belarus fully meets its needs in meat, dairy products

  • 28 May 10:26

Belarus fully meets its needs in meat, dairy products Belarusian companies fully meet domestic demand for meat and dairy products, BelTA learned from the press service of the Agriculture and Food Ministry. Belarus has reached the highest food self-sufficiency rate in the Eurasian Economic Union. It relies 96% on domestic food production to meet its food needs. It is followed by Russia (89%), Kazakhstan (83%), Kyrgyzstan (81%) and Armenia (71%). “Belarusian companies fully meet domestic needs in meat and dairy products. Meat and dairy companies offer a broad assortment of high quality products. The food self-sufficiency ratio of meat and meat products in Belarus is estimated at 135.2%, that of dairy products at. Read more...

Independent pig farms may disappear in Ukraine

  • 28 May 10:24

Independent pig farms may disappear in Ukraine A significant portion of independent pig farms in Ukraine may disappear, in case their managers will not change their operational strategies. That opinion was shared recently by Nikolay Babenko, executive director of the Ukraine meat industry association, against local news outlet Meat-Inform. Babenko explained that there is an ongoing consolidation trend in the Ukraine’s pig industry. For independent pig farms it would be hard to fit in the new industry landscape. He added that it is clear that the market environment will worsen for independent pig farms, since a growing number of meat processing plants will shift to using pork from their own farms. Read more...

Rusagro launches large-scale autonomous driving pilot with Cognitive Pilot

  • 27 May 08:20

Rusagro launches large-scale autonomous driving pilot with Cognitive Pilot Cognitive Pilot today announced what it claimed is “the world’s largest autonomous driving project for agricultural machinery” with Rusagro Group LLC. The companies plan to test Cognitive Agro Pilot, a Level 3 autonomous driving system for combine harvesters, tractors, and sprayers. Cognitive Agro Pilot will be installed in 242 Rusagro combine harvesters. Source: Cognitive Pilot Cognitive Pilot today announced what it claimed is “the world’s largest autonomous driving project for agricultural machinery” with Rusagro Group LLC. The companies plan to test Cognitive Agro Pilot, a Level 3 autonomous driving system for. Read more...