World meat industry news

McDonald’s Launches Long-Term Support Program for Russian Farmers

  • 11:57

McDonald’s Launches Long-Term Support Program for Russian Farmers McDonald’s fast food chain is launching a long-term program to support Russian farmers, the company said in a statement on Friday,TASSinformed. “McDonald’s is launching a long-term program to support Russian farmers. Under the program, five Russian farms cooperating with the Belaya Dacha Group will receive targeted grants for passing international certification and will be able to become McDonald’s suppliers,” according to the statement. Irina Korshunova, Senior Director for Sustainable Development of the company in Russia, said during the online conference that at the first stage, investments in the program will amount to about. Read more...

International agricultural exposition “Belagro-2021” will be held at Industrial park “Great Stone” June, 1-5

  • 11:55

International agricultural exposition “Belagro-2021” will be held at Industrial park “Great Stone” June, 1-5 The International agricultural exposition “Belagro-2021” will be held at the Industrial park “Great Stone” early summer. This is the biggest agro-industrial show within the post-Soviet space. The organizers plan to hold a business forum with the delegation of Uzbekistan within the framework of the exposition. Theenterprises will also have an opportunity to target their produce to the African market. The program of the expo will include an African business forum for the first time. In total, about thirty countries are expected to take. Read more...

Cherkizovo Group reaffirms leadership in meat industry

  • 11:52

Cherkizovo Group reaffirms leadership in meat industry For the sixth year running, Cherkizovo Group (Cherkizovo, Petelinka brands) has topped the ranking of Russia’s largest meat producers. The ranking was put together by Agroinvestor, a leading industry publication. The Agroinvestor magazine has hosted the Russian Meat& Feed Industry conference, where it presented the2020 ranking of Russia’s largest meat producers. Cherkizovo Group was the first on the list, having produced 884,000tonnes of slaughter weight (up 54,000tonnes or 6.5% y-o-y). The Group's higher output in2020 was driven by robust domestic demand for its products and also by the growth of exports, primarily to markets across Southeast Asia and. Read more...

The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia sent ten attachés to foreign countries

  • 13 Apr 11:44

The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia sent ten attachés to foreign countries The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia establishes a network of attachés with a mission to promote cooperation in agriculture. As of today, attachés took office in Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Peru, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, and Ethiopia. Their responsibilities include drafting proposals for cooperation development, working on international agricultural agreements and contracts, establishing contacts with government and business representatives, and facilitating negotiations between Russian companies and potential partners. The establishment of a network of attachés will encourage the promotion of domestic agricultural. Read more...

Ukraine partially resumes poultry exports to EU

  • 13 Apr 11:44

Ukraine partially resumes poultry exports to EU Starting 20 March, Ukraine resumed poultry exports to the EU from provinces unaffected by the HPAI outbreak in December of 2020. According to local analysts, export restrictions were painful for Ukraine. “The average monthly volume of poultry meat exports to the EU is about 10,000 tonnes. The ban on exports from December onwards significantly affected the total poultry meat export from Ukraine, as its EU share in overall sales averages 25 to 28%. This large chunk could not be absorbed by other export destinations,” explained Svetlana Lytvyn, a Ukraine Agribusiness Club analyst. Consequently, Ukraine’s poultry exports dropped by 22.1% in January of 2021. Read more...

Kazakhstan meat to go to UAE

  • 12 Apr 12:03

Kazakhstan meat to go to UAE The meat processing plant in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan, with a capacity of 5 thousand tons of meat per year and at cost of about 900 million tenge will start working at the end of 2021 on the basis of Syr Marzhany LLP, KazakhZerno.kz reports. Entrepreneurs from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kingdom of Bahrain and China became interested in future products. With businessmen from the UAE, the partnership has even signed a memorandum. It is assumed that 50 percent of produced meat products will go for export, 50 percent will be sold on the local market. There will bring 25 job opportunities. "In two months, equipment for the meat processing plant will. Read more...

The number of cows in Ukraine has decreased

  • 12 Apr 12:02

The number of cows in Ukraine has decreased As of March 1, 2021, in Ukraine there are 1 million 673.2 thousand head of cows, which is 5.5% less than in the corresponding period last year. This was reported by the analytical department of the Association of Dairy Producers, writes agronews.ua. 424.5 thousand head of cows are concentrated in agricultural enterprises. This is 1.9% less than in 2020. The number of livestock for the corresponding period was increased in Ivano-Frankivsk farms (+ 11.9%; 4.7 thousand head), Ternopol (+ 5.5%; 13.4 thousand head) and Vinnitsa (+ 4.4%; 31 thousand head) regions. During the period under review, households reduced the dairy breeds livestock by 6.7% - to 1 million 248.7. Read more...

Global meat prices rose 2.3% in March - FAO

  • 9 Apr 11:08

Global meat prices rose 2.3% in March - FAO An increase in prices for poultry and pig meat has made the FAO meat prices index jump by 2.3% m-o-m in March, according to the UN organization. The FAO Meat Price Index rose supported by imports in China and a surge in internal sales in Europe ahead of the Easter holiday celebration underpinning increasing poultry and pig meat quotations. Bovine meat prices remained steady, while ovine meat prices declined as dry weather in New Zealand led to farmers offloading animals. Per total, global food commodity prices rose in March, marking their tenth consecutive monthly increase, with quotations for vegetable oils and dairy products leading the rise. The FAO Food Price. Read more...

Beef consumption in Russia drops to the lowest level in a decade

  • 9 Apr 11:03

Beef consumption in Russia drops to the lowest level in a decade Beef consumption in Russia is at the lowest level recorded in the past 10 years, according to data released by the Center for Industry Expertise of the Russian Agricultural Bank. In 2020, the demand for beef in the domestic dropped to 1.94 million tonnes but sources from the industry expressed their confidence that the consumption will rebound by the end of 2021. Nevertheless, a reduction in dairy cow herd has set the stage for increased demand in the domestic market for premium cuts and high-quality beef such as Black Angus. "A decrease in consumption occurs in the segment of dairy breeds, which accounts for up to 80% of the market, and consumption of beef of meat. Read more...

Russia has become the world’s 5th largest pork producer

  • 8 Apr 10:44

Russia has become the world’s 5th largest pork producer According to Russian data, Russia has overtaken Brazil in terms of pig production performance in 2020, thus becoming the world’s 5th largest pork producer. The data come from a research by the Russian state bank Gazprombank. In 2020, Russia produced 4.27 million tonnes of pork in slaughter weight, 9.7% up compared to the previous year. The Russian Union of Pork Producers (RUPP) forecasted that the industry’s growth is likely to continue through 2023 or 2024. The Russian government issued the last soft loans under new farm constructions in 2018. Currently, several projects designed for growing 15 million head of pigs per year are under implementation. Read more...