World meat industry news

Ukranian poultry producer MHP among those affected by Russian sanctions

  • 08:53

Ukranian poultry producer MHP among those affected by Russian sanctions Russia imposed financial sanctions on Ukraine's political elite on Thursday, freezing the Russian assets of hundreds of politicians and officials along with dozens of businesses owned by Ukrainian businessmen/ The sanctions were set out in a decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and were described as counter-sanctions drawn up in response to similar Ukrainian measures against Russian citizens and companies. The decree said 322 individuals and 68 businesses were targeted, including President Petro Poroshenko's son Olexiy, presidential contender Yulia Tymoshenko, the head of Ukraine's SBU security service Vasil Hrytsak, interior minister. Read more...

Poultry prices rose sharply in Russia

  • 08:52

Poultry prices rose sharply in Russia Prices of chicken meat rose sharply in Russia in September. reports Ren TV. It is noted that the increase in prices mainly concerns the wholesale trade, although retail prices have also increased in some regions. The growth was about 10–12%. So, half a year ago a kilogram of chicken meat could be bought for 122 rubles, and in September 2018 the price rose to 140 rubles. Poultry producers believe that the rise in prices for chicken meat was caused by a noticeable rise of feed prices. Dry summer also caused some pressure on market because poultry not only did not gain weight, but also died because of heat. Experts note that production at large poultry farms has. Read more...

Russia to launch exports of frozen poultry to China

  • 9 Nov 10:38

Russia to launch exports of frozen poultry to China Russia will start exporting frozen poultry and dairy products to China, following the trade agreement recently reached by the two countries. After several years of negotiations between the authorities from the two countries, Russian poultry producers will be able to launch their exports to China by the end of this year. On November 7, Russia's agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor and the General Administration of the People's Republic of China have signed protocols on mutual deliveries of frozen poultry and dairy products. Rosselkhoznadzor considers this "an important and long-awaited step on the path of building mutually beneficial and most. Read more...

Kazakhstan to export beef to China

  • 8 Nov 09:56

Kazakhstan to export beef to China China is to open its market for Kazakhstani beef. Chinese veterinary inspectors are due to inspect five Kazakhstani beef processors in the near future, Forbes.kz reports. Maksut Baktibayev, chairman of the board of the Meat Union of Kazakhstan, told Forbes that the inspection will take place sometime in mid-November. Mr Baktibayev expects shipments of frozen beef and cattle to be launched to China in 2019. Kazakhstan did not receive export approval for beef from the Chinese authorities as the country was considered unfavorable because of the foot and mouth disease outbreaks. Forbes.kz says that after the visit of the president Nursultan Nazarbayev to China an. Read more...

Global Food Prices Dip in October

  • 7 Nov 09:49

Global Food Prices Dip in October International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today. TheFAO Food Price Index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 163.5 points in October, down 0.9 per cent from September and 7.4 per cent below its level a year earlier. The FAO Dairy Price Index led the overall decline, slipping 4.8 per cent from the previous month and 34 per cent below the peak reached in February 2014. The weaker prices reflect increased export supplies across all major dairy products, especially from New. Read more...

Brazil to resume pork and beef exports to Russia

  • 6 Nov 12:42

Brazil to resume pork and beef exports to Russia Russia has lifted the ban on pork and beef imports from nine Brazilian plants. The market previously closed in December 2017 after the Russian authorities discovered a feed additive that is banned in the country in some shipments. Russia's veterinarian watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor announced on Wednesday that it ended the 11-month ban. The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) expects the country's pork exports to increase by 20,000 tonnes this year to 640,000 tonnes, Reuters reports. The Secretary of Agricultural Defense at MAPA, Luis Rangel said there had been "intense work on traceability and segregation in production to meet the requirements. Read more...

Russian wheat export prices fall due to competition with U.S. Wheat

  • 2 Nov 10:00

Russian wheat export prices fall due to competition with U.S. Wheat Russian wheat export prices fell last week due to intensified competition with U.S. wheat for supplies to Egypt, the world’s largest importer and the top buyer of Russian wheat, analysts said. Chicago wheat prices, the global benchmark, had been falling last week until Friday when they jumped as U.S. wheat became one of the winning origins – for the first time in many months – at a tender of GASC, Egypt’s state buyer. Black Sea prices for Russian wheat with 12.5 percent protein content and for delivery in November were $224 per tonne on a free on board (FOB) basis at the end of last week, down $7 from a week earlier, Russian. Read more...

FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development

  • 1 Nov 09:36

FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries — but also says that changes in policies and practices are needed in order to optimize those contributions. According toWorld Livestock: Transforming the livestock sector through the Sustainable Development Goals, the debate around livestock production has so far been largely focused on how the sector can produce more to satisfy surging demand for animal products and feed a growing global population while at the same time reducing its environmental footprint. While. Read more...

High costs in halal certification world could impede the expansion of the market

  • 31 Oct 10:55

High costs in halal certification world could impede the expansion of the market The growth of the global halal food market could suffer from the diverse certification systems that exist today and the high costs to meet all the requirements. In 2013, according to the current projection, the global halal food market is supposed to reach a value of $1,863 billion, up by 6.1% from the value of $1,303 billion reported last year. Nevertheless, the chaos for producers persist as long they have to pay different taxes for certification to more than 300 officially-recognised halal certifiers globally. Halal falls below global best practices due to a lack of commonly-accepted standards among these numerous certifiers, which often result in duplicate. Read more...

Genesus Global Market Report: Russia October 2018

  • 30 Oct 10:40

Genesus Global Market Report: Russia October 2018 The Russian pig Price remains strong at 107 Roubles (US$1.65) per kg live-weight including 10% VAT. by Simon Grey, General Manager Russia CIS and Europe, Genesus Inc. Prices are following the normal annual trend downwards at this time of the year. With production costs around 65 Roubles per kg ( $1US /kg) for good producer’s Russian pig farmers remain very happy. Last week Genesus attended the annual Golden Autumn show in Moscow with our Russian supplier, AgroEco. The show was very well attended. We were pleased to be told that AgroEco get the highest price for their slaughter pigs in Russia. This is in part due to the excellent meat-eating quality. Read more...