World meat industry news

Cherkizovo completes acquisition of Siberian poultry producer

  • 7 Dec 10:04

Cherkizovo completes acquisition of Siberian poultry producer The Russian company intends to use Altaisky Broiler as the foundation for its distribution system in the Siberian Federal District. Cherkizovo announced that the acquisition of Altaisky Broiler plant from Prioskolie holding company has been completed. The deal, negotiated since mid-summer, amounted to RUB 4.5 billion ($67.3 million) and Cherkizovo Group intends to use the Siberian poultry producer as the foundation for its distribution system in the Siberian Federal District. Altaisky Broiler is one of the leading players in the Siberian poultry market with an annual output of 67 thousand tonnes (live weight) of poultry products (58 thousand tonnes of. Read more...

Russian food exports to China growing

  • 7 Dec 10:03

Russian food exports to China growing In 2018 China retainы its status as the largest consumer of food from Russia, increasing purchases compared to last year. Russian food imports to Chinese market exceeded a billion dollars, reports Xinhua with reference to the statement by the Director General of the Russian Agricultural Market Research Institute, Dmitry Rylko. The expert points out that the main Russian export items to China are fish and seafood, but the volume of grain supplies to Chinese market remains modest. The head of the National Meat Association of the Russian Federation Sergey Yushin said that Russia is capable of supplying up to 200–300 thousand tons of pork, as well as poultry. Read more...

ASF wipes the Myrgorod pig breed out of existence

  • 6 Dec 10:24

ASF wipes the Myrgorod pig breed out of existence At least 2 pig breeds have ceased to exist in Ukraine due to the continuing spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in the country.That message was shared by Nikolay Berezovsky, member of the Ukrainian National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Photo:Livestock Of The World All farms with large black breeds as well as the entire Myrgorod breed have been destroyed over the past few years, the result being that both breeds can no longer be found in Ukraine, according to Mr Berezovsky. The disappearance of the Myrgorod breed is especially discouraging, as it was one of the 1stbreeds developed by Ukraine scientists, Mr Berezovsky added. Myrgorod. Read more...

The number of cattle in Moscow region decreased by 2.1% in October 2018

  • 6 Dec 10:20

The number of cattle in Moscow region decreased by 2.1% in October 2018 By the end of October 2018 the cattle numbers in farms of all categories in Moscow region decreased by 2.1% compared with the corresponding date of 2017 and amounted to 205.4 thousand heads, of which 95.1 thousand cows, reprts Mosoblstat. At the same time, the number of pigs on the same date increased by 6.6%, to 346.2 thousand heads, sheep and goats - by 1.9%, to 64.5 thousand heads, poultry - by 30.8%, to 12, 1 million heads “The private farms of the population accounted for 5.9% of cattle, 2.8% of pigs, 53.9% of sheep and goats, 4.6% of poultry (a year ago 5.7%, 3%, 55.5 % and 6% respectively). The number of cattle in agricultural organizations of the Moscow region. Read more...

An interdepartmental working group on the elimination and non-proliferation of ASF will appear in Russia

  • 5 Dec 09:09

An interdepartmental working group on the elimination and non-proliferation of ASF will appear in Russia An interdepartmental working group on the elimination and non-proliferation of ASF in the country will be created In Russia. This initiative was expressed by Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeev and was supported by Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev. On November 28 the government held the first meeting of the permanent anti-epizootic commission chaired by Gordeev. As it was reported the Ministry of Agriculture buys for the regions 75 names of medicines and drugs for diagnosing and prophylactic vaccination of animals against 23 especially dangerous diseases annually. And the costs are covered at the expense of the federal budget. As reported on the website of. Read more...

Ukraine will export poultry to Tunisia

  • 4 Dec 08:58

Ukraine will export poultry to Tunisia Ukrainian poultry producers have recently received approval to export their products to Tunisia. Ukraine's State Service for Food Safety and Consumers’ Protection has recently signed a veterinary certificate for the export of poultry to Tunisia with the authorized agency of this country. Between January and September, Ukraine's meat exports increased by 21% compared to year-earlier levels, reaching $479 million. The country's poultry exports reached $381 million in the same period, Reuters reports. This year, the country also received approval to export poultry products to Ghana and Morocco and poultry, poultry products, eggs and egg. Read more...

The head of the Rosselkhoznadzor accused the regions of underreporting animal morbidity data

  • 4 Dec 08:56

The head of the Rosselkhoznadzor accused the regions of underreporting animal morbidity data The regional authorities of Russia dissemble data on dangerous animal diseases, said Rosselkhoznadzor. This point of view at the first meeting of the permanent anti-epizootic commission under the government of the Russian Federation was expressed by the head of the Russian watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert. "They supervise themselves. And we can`t do the work that is needed to be done and can`t take measures needed. In addition, we have a delay in taking measures and there is a delay associated with concealing diseases," he said. In this regard, Dankvert stressed the need for the transfer of authority to monitor the work of regional veterinary. Read more...

Ministry of Agriculture to develop horse breeding in Russia

  • 3 Dec 12:31

Ministry of Agriculture to develop horse breeding  in Russia On November 27 Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev held a meeting on the development of horse breeding in Russia. The event was attended by the largest horse breeders, as well as the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and of the scientific community, the press service of the agricultural department reports. As Dmitry Patrushev noted, horse breeding historically occupies a special place in the livestock industry of Russia. For the last 12 years the number of horses in Russia has been growing steadily and today amounts more than 1.4 million heads. Horse owners are provided with subsidies to compensate the costs of breeding activities, and the annual. Read more...

Russian turkey meat producer to expand business into lamb

  • 3 Dec 10:37

Russian turkey meat producer to expand business into lamb Russia's largest turkey meat producer plans to open a new line of business which will focus on lamb meat production in the Stavropol region after it reached an investment agreement with the regional authorities. The goal of the project is to create a production for fattening and slaughtering sheep with a capacity of up to 15 thousand tons in slaughter weight per year. The company expects to implement the project in a year and a half. The project is being implemented within the framework of an investment agreement between the group of companies “Damate” and the Government of the Stavropol Territory. The investment in the project will amount to. Read more...

Russia introduces new sanctions

  • 30 Nov 09:06

Russia introduces new sanctions Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has banned all transit supplies of US poultry products through the country’s territory into Kazakhstan, claiming that some of these products are being re-exported back to Russia, by-passing the food embargo. In an official statement Rosselkhoznadzor claimed the new restrictions against US poultry had to be introduced "because of the threat of supplying products with unknown origin, as well as products made of raw materials with unknown origin to the Russian marker.” This was due to the absence of a traceability system for products subject to veterinary control in Kazakhstan's meat. Read more...