World meat industry news

Livestock will be simplified for export

  • 10 Jul 08:46

Livestock will be simplified for export The Ministry of Agriculture proposed amending the law on veterinary medicine by establishing veterinary control of enterprises exporting animal products outside the EAEU. According to WTO obligations, when exporting food products of animal origin, there are two ways to confirm the safety of products. The company has the right to do this independently from the veterinary services of the importing countries. But in this case, potential partners will have a reason to drag out negotiations, which "fundamentally contradicts the task set by the country's aim to increase export potential," the explanatory note to the document says. The second option is. Read more...

Russia:Pork export increased by 2.5 times

  • 10 Jul 08:45

Russia:Pork export increased by 2.5 times In January-May 2020, the physical volume of exports of fresh and frozen pork grew by 2.5 times compared to last year, the Federal Customs Service (FCS) reports. According to the results of the six months of this year, Russia exported about 85 thousand tons of pig products (including export to the EAEU countries), an increase of almost 90% compared to last year, Yuri Kovalev, Director General of the National Pig Breeders Union (NSS), told. Such growth rates for the first half of 2020 became possible due to an increase in deliveries to Kazakhstan by 4.8 times, Mongolia – by 3 times and Vietnam – by 1.6 times. According to preliminary forecasts,. Read more...

Ukraine's animal inventory down

  • 9 Jul 09:59

Ukraine's animal inventory down From cattle to pigs, sheep, goats and poultry the country's livestock is declining. Ukrainian livestock is down this year on every sector, according to the State Statistics Service. Data compiled by the statisticians shows the cattle inventory in Ukraine as of June 1, 2020, amounted to 3.47 million animals, which is 6.6% less than on the same date in 2019. The pig herd has also dropped by 5.9%, to 5.97 million animals, whilst the number of sheep and goats has decreased by 6.3%, to 1.49 million animals. A similar situation was reported in poultry, an unusual decrease of 1.5% from 2019 to 231.12 million birds. Last year, cattle numbers in the country have. Read more...

Beef export from Russia increased 2.7 times

  • 9 Jul 09:58

Beef export from Russia increased 2.7 times This year Russia (from January 1 to June 28) exported 3.5 thousand tons of beef, which is 2.7 times more than in the same period last year (1.3 thousand tons), the Center for Agricultural Analytics reports. The cost of deliveries increased from $ 5.7 million to $ 15.8 million. According to preliminary estimates, beef production in Russia in 2020 may rise up to 1.641 million tons compared to 1.625 million tons in 2019, while imports of beef and beef offals are still expected to be at the. Read more...

Group "PRODO" strengthens its position in the segment of Halal products

  • 8 Jul 10:10

Group "PRODO" strengthens its position in the segment of Halal products The segment of Halal products recently appeared on the Russian market, and is still under formation. Group "PRODO" has been producing products for Muslims in the mid-2000s, and since then has significantly strengthened its position in this direction. This is done in the attempt to satisfy as many customers because many companies "PRODO" are located in regions where traditionally a high proportion of the Muslim population. In order to start production of Halal products, it is necessary to change the production processes in the shops where it will produce. The certificate of conformity of the center of standardization and certification "Halal". Read more...

Ministry of Agriculture: the agricultural sector can grow by 1%

  • 8 Jul 10:04

Ministry of Agriculture: the agricultural sector can grow by 1% This year, agricultural production may increase by 1% compared to 2019 with a planned value of 1.8%, according to the National Report of the Ministry of Agriculture following the implementation of the state program for agricultural development. Relative to the base year 2017, the industry will grow by 4.8% against the target of 3.8%. Including plant growing, it is expected to add 1.9% to last year, livestock - 1.5%. Under favorable economic and weather conditions, forecast indicators may be higher. According to the forecast of the ministry, the gross harvest of grain and legumes this year will be 121.9 million tons, which is 0.6% more than in 2019. In mid-June,. Read more...

Covid-19 brings turmoil to the Kazakhstan egg industry

  • 7 Jul 09:55

Covid-19 brings turmoil to the Kazakhstan egg industry Egg production in Kazakhstan may fall by up to 30% during the next few months as Covid-19 is driving farms out of operation and pushes others to cull their stock. The entire poultry industry in Kazakhstan is suffering from the high prices on the domestic grain market. The average price of feed grain has recently reached KZT 90,000 ($ 217) per ton, while normally at this time of year grain costs around KZT 60,000 ($ 145) per ton Alexander Pryadko, owner of Alekri poultry farm told to the local news outlet Caravan. Poultry feed price hike The price hike is linked with the coronavirus pandemic. This pushed the government towards instituting a quota as. Read more...

Russia permits the transit of beef from seven Belarusian enterprises

  • 7 Jul 09:53

Russia permits the transit of beef from seven Belarusian enterprises Since July 6, 2020, the Rosselkhoznadzor has lifted temporary restrictions on the transit of beef from seven Belarusian enterprises through the territory of Russia. These agreements was reached on July 3 during a teleconference of the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Subbotin. The decision to resume the transit of beef was made on the basis of guarantees from the Department of Veterinary and Food Supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Belarus, as well as materials previously submitted to the Russian side, the Rosselkhoznadzor said. It is specified that the products. Read more...

Dubai Chamber explores prospects for expanding UAE-Russia food trade

  • 6 Jul 10:26

Dubai Chamber explores prospects for expanding UAE-Russia food trade UAE-Russia food trade has increased steadily in recent years due to cooperation on food security and Moscow’s efforts to diversify exports. Yet, a recent Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry webinar revealed that much potential still remains in both traditional categories and niche markets. The webinar, titled ''Russia-UAE Food Trade in the Post-COVID-19 Era'', attracted 131 participants from the UAE, Russia, Eurasia and Africa, representing businesses operating in a wide range of economic sectors. The virtual event was organised by Dubai Chamber’s representative office in Azerbaijan in cooperation with Moscow Chamber of Commerce. Read more...

Genesus Global Market Report: Russia, June 2020

  • 6 Jul 10:23

Genesus Global Market Report: Russia, June 2020 Current Russian pig price is 94.9 Roubles ($1.37) per kg live-weight including VAT. At this level, good producers continue to make good profits even with this year’s higher feed price. There has not been over much disruption to supplies from meat plant closures, although there are plants where the administrative staff is packing meat. This is one circumstance where having excessive levels of administration have helped. It does of course beg the question if in these circumstances’ administrators can work on the factory floor, what do they do in normal times? Using the word PROFIT, in the opening paragraph triggers some thoughts. Conventional wisdom says that. Read more...