World meat industry news

Russia Reports Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreaks

  • 5 Nov 09:04

Russia Reports Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreaks Two new outbreaks of lumpy skin disease have been reported in village cattle. In total, of the 2102 cattle susceptible, 12 cases were reported. The cattle were kept in the villages ofDarg-Kokh and Kardzhin, inKirovsky. The source of. Read more...

Processed Poultry Meat Market Expected to Grow

  • 5 Nov 09:03

Processed Poultry Meat Market Expected to Grow The world processed poultry meat market is estimated to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4 per cent during the forecast period 2015–2020, according to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “World Processed Poultry Meat Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 - 2020”. Poultry meat has a higher demand among consumers compared to pork, beef or goat meat, as it is comparatively cheaper and contains lower content of saturated fats, Allied Market Research (AMR) said. Processed poultry meat has been gaining popularity among consumers due to the lesser preparation time. North America is the largest market of processed poultry. Read more...

Contrasting Trends in Asian Pork Export Markets

  • 3 Nov 10:02

Contrasting Trends in Asian Pork Export Markets So far this year, there have been contrasting trends in imports to the major pork markets in Asia. As reported last week, Chinese imports have been very strong in recent months. Strong growth has also been seen in shipments to South Korea. In contrast, pork purchases by the Philippines and Hong Kong have reduced. South Korea imported 356,000 tonnes of pork in the first nine months of 2015, up by more than a third compared with a year earlier. Disease problems continue to affect domestic production, although output has only been down marginally. At the same time, consumer demand has been strong, in part due to the impact of avian influenza on poultry production.. Read more...

Pork Commentary: China! China! China!

  • 3 Nov 10:00

Pork Commentary: China! China! China! The China pork market continues to be the wildcard for the hog price prospects for both the North American and EU markets. There are several truths. China’s domestic hog price is $1.25 USD liveweight per pound. The US price live is 52? per pound, while the EU-US price equivalent is 54? per pound. The price spread between the US and EU prices and China is just under $200 USD per head. No matter what Chinese statistics you look at, there has been a massive liquidation of sows, somewhere between 10 – 12 million sows. A number so large it is almost incomprehensible at almost twice the North American sow herd and almost equivalent to the EU sow herd. The. Read more...

Low Prices Trigger Decline in EU Reproductive Pig Herd

  • 2 Nov 10:24

Low Prices Trigger Decline in EU Reproductive Pig Herd Despite the decreasing pig meat prices, the lag in the adjustment of pig production meant that EU slaughterings continued to go up in the second quarter of 2015 compared to 2014 although at a slower pace, reaching +3.9 per cent for the whole first half of the year. Almost all Member States increased production. Themost remarkable growth was recorded in Spain (+9.1 per cent or 265 000 tonnes in first half of 2015) basedon a strong increase of breeding sows (+5 per cent or105 000 heads), according to theEU Autumn 2015 Short-term Outlook. Higher production was recorded alsoin the other major pig meat producers: Denmark,Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium,. Read more...

More ASF Reported in Russia

  • 2 Nov 10:23

More ASF Reported in Russia A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in Russia. The outbreak in Mikhail, Ryazanskaya,. Read more...

Beef Alliance Grows to Include Nearly Half of World Production

  • 30 Oct 15:33

Beef Alliance Grows to Include Nearly Half of World Production The Five Nations Beef Alliance has been renamed the International Beef Alliance after the addition of new representatives from Brazil and Paraguay. The alliance helps to promote world trade in beef, and will be advocating more trade liberalisation following the conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations last month. The addition of representatives from cattle associations in Brazil and Paraguay means the alliance grows torepresent 46 per cent of global beef cattle production and 63 per cent of global beef exports. The new representatives joined at the annual conference, where the alliance decided on priorities for the next year. “The strong. Read more...

China, India offer Russia barter system for agricultural products

  • 30 Oct 15:31

China, India offer Russia barter system for agricultural products China, India, Iran and Turkey have offered to use the barter system in the food industry with Russia to avoid transactions in dollars, Russian agricultural watchdog aide Alexei AlekseyenkotoldSputnik News. “We have been getting suggestions fromvarious countries that accounts should be handled innational currencies, or even using mutual goods, that is the barter system, “Alekseyenko told the news agency. “We’ve had negotiations inTehran, Ankara, New Delhi, Beijing, and so forth.” Russia is looking at trading national currencies with. Read more...

Vietnamese company to build $2.7 bn dairy farm in Russia

  • 29 Oct 09:47

Vietnamese company to build $2.7 bn dairy farm in Russia TH Food Chain, a Vietnamese private dairy company will invest $2.7 billion to build a dairy farm in the Moscow Region, Deal Street Asiareported. In the first phase, $500 million will be invested in the first phase of the project, which calls for the building of a cow-breeding and dairy-processing facility, according to the report. TH Food Chain chairwomanThai Huong, told the website that she expected to launch the construction of the project in April 2016 and commence. Read more...

EU tastes bitter fruit of sanctions war

  • 29 Oct 09:46

EU tastes bitter fruit of sanctions war Irish farmer John Ryan is angry. The Ukraine crisis has become a live issue for European farmers, he claims. The Russia-EU sanctions war has led to an over-supply of food and depressed prices. Meanwhile, the proposed integration of Ukraine with the EU could present new competition. “Farmers don’t want Ukraine in the EU,” says Mr Ryan. “In the first place, they have too much cheap wheat… the EU meddling there destroyed the agricultural sector because they had no foresight. “If the euro drops any more and interest rates rise, the whole sector will crash,” he warns. In recent months, producers’ frustrations have spilled over.. Read more...