World meat industry news

Hog Outlook: USDA Hogs and Pigs Reveals Latest Figures

  • 29 Sep 08:34

Hog Outlook: USDA Hogs and Pigs Reveals Latest Figures Today's USDA Hogs & Pigs report says there were 3.9 per cent more marketing hogs in the US on September 1 than a year ago. The average of pre-release trade forecasts also was for the market hog inventory to be up 3.9 per cent, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU. USDA put the breeding herd at 101.1 per cent of a year earlier. The average trade prediction was for 100.3 per cent . The September survey said producers farrowed 1.6 per cent fewer sows this summer than last. USDA said producer farrowing intentions for September-November are for 2.5 per cent fewer sows to farrow than last fall and December-February farrowings are expected to be down. Read more...

More Wild Boar Dead from ASF in Russia

  • 29 Sep 08:33

More Wild Boar Dead from ASF in Russia There has been an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in a conservation area in Russia. Two wild boar died and four were destroyed out of a susceptible population of 100. The outbreak occurred in theFederal Centre for Animal Health Oksky State Nature Biosphere Reserve,. Read more...

Mexico Hog Market

  • 28 Sep 11:17

Mexico Hog Market Grain prices are still steady with the same decreasing trend in USD as it was mentioned in previous months. These prices have adjustments in Mexican Pesos, writes Carlos A. Peralta – President, Genesus México. Finally, in their last meeting, FED has announced no changes on interest rates (maybe until the last days of the year) fix by them. This measure will bring some stability to the currencies exchange rate volatility occurred in the world over the last few months in the developing markets. The Mexican Peso/USD exchange rate for interbank transactions finished at $16.64 Mx/USD but buying directly in Banks or in the International Airport of Mexico City,. Read more...

Poultry consumption reaches five-year high in 2014

  • 28 Sep 11:15

Poultry consumption reaches five-year high in 2014 UK poultry consumption reached a five-year high in 2014, revealing that the poultry hygiene concerns that surfaced in the second half of the year did not prevent strong sales. According to Key Note’s Poultry Market Update for 2015, value sales last year grew by 1.6%, reaching £5.23 billion. It estimated that the average Briton consumed 33.1kg of poultry over the course of the year, representing an increase of 0.9% and 3.1% from 2013 and 2010, respectively. Poultry expenditure accounted for 27.2% of total meat expenditure in 2014, which was 0.1 percentage point less than in 2013, but 0.5 percentage points more than in 2010. Fresh whole chickens dominated. Read more...

Lovers of meat rejoice at annual Meatopia festival

  • 25 Sep 08:54

Lovers of meat rejoice at annual Meatopia festival Meat-lovers congregated this weekend, 19-20 September, as London’s Tobacco Dock hosted the UK’s third Meatopia festival. The event is designed to provide a platform for ethically sourced meat, all cooked over wood and charcoal, to gain recognition. Chefs and enthusiasts from around the world showed off what they had to offer over the meat-filled weekend. Visitors were spoilt with choice as lamb ribs, pulled pork and duck wings were all among the dishes on offer. “We’re trying to bring back butchers and getting people interested in asking about their meat and not just taking pieces of meat off the shelf they don’t. Read more...

New French label promotes pork from France

  • 25 Sep 08:52

New French label promotes pork from France The French pig industry has launched its own pork label to stimulate pork consumption in its own country. Paul Auffray, chairman of the French federation for pork production (FNP), toldPig Progress' sister titleBoerderijthat the new label is embraced by the entire production chain, which includes retailers. Ensuring clarity about birth place of pigs For consumers, the label ensures clarity about France having been the place of birth of animals. This way, Auffray emphasised, guarantees are given for food safety and consumers can be sure that it is the domestic economy that will profit. French consumers are thus invited to eat more French meat.. Read more...

Kazakhstan to expand poultry export potential

  • 24 Sep 08:15

Kazakhstan to expand poultry export potential Kazakh poultry producers intend to increase the geographical reach of exports within the coming several years, according to the country’s Union of Poultry Farmers. Kazakhstan is one of the few countries in the CIS, where the government supports the development of the poultry industry. This year the volume of grants amounted to more than KZT 8 billion (US$28 million) for poultry, and more than KZT 9 billion (US$31.4 million) for the production of eggs. Poultry export potential in China and Middle East Poultry farmers are fully meeting Kazakhstan's internal demand. This year the country plans to produce 190,000 tonnes of meat and almost 5 billion of. Read more...

EU Pig Prices: Steady Quotations

  • 24 Sep 08:12

EU Pig Prices: Steady Quotations Hardly any movement is observed on the European pig slaughter market this week. As expected, the northern states’ last week’s price increases could be maintained on the level achieved. The South, on the other hand, goes on flagging for seasonal reasons. It becomes obvious that discontentment is very severe among the market participants all over Europe at the moment. The conflict seems to be escalating between the offering and the purchasing sides. The quantities of live pigs on offer are increasing everywhere with the general price level being far too low for the feeding side. Needless to say that at the same time the processing side states the. Read more...

Russia looking to boost trade with Brunei

  • 23 Sep 12:08

Russia looking to boost trade with Brunei Russia is looking for an “incremental trade turn” in the near future with Brunei, Viktor Tarusin, Russia-ASEAN Business Council Executive Director,toldthe Brunei Times. “We just need respective positive actions from our prospective partners such as Brunei Petroleum,” Tarusin told the paper. ”Our investors are waiting for the green light to move in.” He added that Russia and Brunei could boost trade with cooperation in the oil and gas industry, but did not. Read more...

Brazil Pork Sales to Eastern Europe Growing in 2015

  • 23 Sep 12:06

Brazil Pork Sales to Eastern Europe Growing in 2015 Brazilian exports of pork between January and August this year totalled 340,800 tons. The number, according to surveys of the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) is 4.4 per cent higher than in the same period of 2014, when 326,500 tons were shipped. With this performance, Brazilian pork exporters obtained revenues of $826.6 million, 16.6 per cent lower than the number recorded in the same comparative period last year. "The accumulated surplus for the year was driven by the strong pace of shipments made in August. The flow must be maintained throughout the second half, confirming the forecast for 2015 ABPA high in volumes shipped," said the chief. Read more...