World meat industry news

Germany Gets Lion's Share of EU Farm Aid Package

  • 28 Oct 08:38

Germany Gets Lion's Share of EU Farm Aid Package The main elements of the €500 million aid package for EU farmers have now been published in the Official Journal, with Germany receiving the largest allocation, followed by France and the UK. Intended as an urgent response to the difficult situation witnessed notably on the EU dairy market, the support package provides Member States with flexibility on how they want to use the € 420 million targeted aid to directly benefit farmers. The support package is also intended to lessen the impact of lowpigmeat prices, and the drought in Central Europe this summer. Member States also have the possibility to double this sum by matching it with. Read more...

Donstar to build huge duck farm near Moscow

  • 28 Oct 08:37

Donstar to build huge duck farm near Moscow Russian company Donstar Center intends to build an industrial complex for breeding ducks in the Ramensky district of Moscow Oblast, reports the Ministry of Investment and Innovation of the region. The total investments is estimated at RUB13 billion (US$ 209.9 million). It is expected that the new complex will be built on a plot of 1.6 hectares and will be commissioned in mid-2017. According to Donstar the overall capacity of the farm will be 33,000 tonnes of duck meat, which will be mostly sold locally, in Moscow city and Moscow Oblast. Assessing the project,Andrew Smurygin, the director of Investment Financial Company Solid, says that the choice of location for. Read more...

EU Pork Sales to China Reaching New Heights

  • 27 Oct 09:23

EU Pork Sales to China Reaching New Heights For the third month in a row, EU pork exports were up on a year earlier in August, increasing by 10 per cent to 142,000 tonnes. This was almost entirely due to the strength of the Chinese market, with shipments more than doubling compared with August 2014. This is the third month in a row when sales of EU pork to China have reached new heights. At 47,900 tonnes, shipments were more than 5,000 tonnes up on the previous record set only a month before. This growth meant that over a third of EU pork exports in August were destined for China. The importance of the Chinese market is emphasised by the fact that shipments to the other major Asian markets, Japan, South Korea,. Read more...

Could Spain Become Largest Pig Producer in EU?

  • 27 Oct 09:22

Could Spain Become Largest Pig Producer in EU? Spain could become a bigger pig producer in the EU than Germany if it continues at its current growth rate. Karsten Flemin, senior analyst at the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, said during the Herning Conference said that there has been a lot of investment in the sector in Spain and the country’s increase in production has been finding outlets on the Asian market. “This year there has been a big increase, particularly when you see the May and June figures,” Mr Flemin said. Those figures show a 6.2 per cent rise in the Spanish pig herd standing at 26.983 million pigs compared to Germany, whose numbers stood still with just over 28. Read more...

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Asia, a Key Chicken Meat Trading Region

  • 23 Oct 09:07

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Asia, a Key Chicken Meat Trading Region Asia is a major poultry meat trading region, as a big importer of some products and an exporter of others, writes industry analyst Terry Evans. Poultry accounts for more than 40 per cent of the world meat trade. Discounting trade between EU states, the FAO’s Food Outlook considers that trade in poultry meat will rise by 2.6 per cent this year to reach 13.1 million tonnes. On a global basis chicken meat accounts for more than 90 per cent of the poultry meat trade. For all poultry meat, Asian exports are expected to amount to 2.1 million tonnes while imports could exceed 6.9 million tonnes. Asia plays an important role in the world trade in. Read more...

CME: US Meat Production Expected to Hit Record

  • 23 Oct 09:04

CME: US Meat Production Expected to Hit Record Quite a bit of attention has been given to total red meat and poultry production both this year and next, write analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. As reported by USDA, total red meat includes four red meats - beef, pork, lamb, and veal - which are measured on a carcass basis. The poultry items are: broiler (young chicken), other chicken (mature birds), and turkey, which are on a Ready-to-Cook (RTC) basis. Of course, that is a wide array and set of quite different proteins, which have much different markets and demand profiles. The long term trend is for US production of red meat meats and poultry to increase and 2015’s level will be record large.. Read more...

Record number of pigs slaughtered in Germany

  • 22 Oct 11:09

Record number of pigs slaughtered in Germany The total number of pigs slaughtered in Germany in the first 6 months of 2015 has grown by 2.3% to a record number of 29.3 million pigs. Figures from the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reveal that the total amount of slaughtered pigs grew year-on-year by 673,000. This growth is mainly due to the number of slaughtered pigs that was farrowed and reared in Germany. This domestic finisher pig production grew between January and July 2015 by 3%, which equals an increase of 780,600 animals. The number of finishers that was farrowed and reared abroad, but finished in Germany, dropped in these same six months in 2015 by 4.8% when compared to one year. Read more...

Rabobank: More competition in European pork industry

  • 22 Oct 11:08

Rabobank: More competition in European pork industry Competitive power and market position are pivotal to success in the modern-day pig business in Europe, as between 2007 and 2014 pork consumption in the dynamic European Union (EU) has declined. Rabobank believes the EU pork industry will see few opportunities for margin improvement in the coming years. [Photo: Bert Jansen] That, in short, is the conclusion fromthe latest Rabobank report, titledThe EU Pork Industry; Competitive Power Is Key. The bank concludes there are five key success factors of EU pork processors: cost competitiveness, sourcing, efficiency, market approach and client access. Cost price higher & cheaper proteins The recent decline in. Read more...

Agriculture Production Must Increase 60% to Feed Planet

  • 20 Oct 10:48

Agriculture Production Must Increase 60% to Feed Planet Feeding the world’s growing population requires targeted investments to unleash the productive potential of millions living in rural areas, where nearly 80 per cent of the world’s poor are found, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. "It is a hard task, but it can be effectively done through a combination of investment in social protection, and targeted pro-poor investment in productive activities,” he said, speaking at an event on finance for food, held on the sidelines of the World Food Day ceremony at Expo Milan. Social protection transfers, he said, can provide incomes and food to improve the nutrition of. Read more...

Viet Nam Hog Markets

  • 20 Oct 10:47

Viet Nam Hog Markets At the end of September and according to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam had about 2.5 to 3.0 per cent more pigs on farm as compared to last year at this time (all livestock are up about 4 per cent), write Ron Lane, Business Director for Asia Pacific and Meggie Vo, Genesus Marketing Representative in Vietnam. Currently in Vietnam, pork production is a relatively well developed market with stable demand and reasonable profits. Large scale breeding farms and the pork value cold chain from the farmers through distributors to the consumers continue to grow with economic efficiency. Recently, pork prices in the southern provinces were lowered as there was. Read more...