World meat industry news

Goals, resources and results from Russia's trade wars

  • 16 Nov 06:57

Goals, resources and results from Russia's trade wars Conflicts can be solved diplomatically, militarily or economically. Russia has had disputes with Turkey over tourism and Egypt over wheat exports. The Kremlin has even fought economic battles over fruits and vegetables. Moscow has criticized the West for its economic sanctions against Russia.But the Kremlin has demonstrated it is also willing to use an economic weapon: the embargo. The latest example came in a dispute over Russian wheat exports to Egypt, which over the past year has represented the most important foreign market for Russian grain. International standards allow up to 0.05 percent of the crop to contain ergot fungus. In 2016, Cairo. Read more...

Russia Shifts Focus From Oil To Agriculture

  • 16 Nov 06:55

Russia Shifts Focus From Oil To Agriculture Russia’s biggest industry has been oil productionhistorically, but the country appears to be trying to diversify that by putting more emphasis on agriculture. The former soviet state has been relying on the same tractors and silos for decades due to the apparent lack of opportunity for growth before 2013. With Russia’s increased production of wheat, farmers need to find alternative means of storage. As of this year, Russia has officially surpassed the United States in the exportation of wheat. Even though Russia has pulled ahead of the United States for wheat exports, the country’s farms are still years behind in regard to equipment. Equipment providers. Read more...

Smuggling claim as Russia seizes 92 tonnes of meat

  • 15 Nov 09:00

Smuggling claim as Russia seizes 92 tonnes of meat Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has launched an investigation into meat smuggling after it seized 92 tonnes (t) of meat and seafood. Read more...

Russian Poultry Producer Cherkizovo to Export to EU

  • 15 Nov 08:56

Russian Poultry Producer Cherkizovo to Export to EU Russian meat processor Cherkizovo Group has been given permission to export poultry products to the EU from its Vasilyevskaya poultry production facility. The EU Export Compliance Certificate confirms Vasilyevskaya’s compliance to the strict veterinary and sanitary requirements of the EU. This certificate is also recognised by many countries outside the EU, such as Serbia, Macedonia, Georgia and South Africa. Andrei Terekhin, Head of the Export Department of Cherkizovo Group, commented: “Receiving the EU Export Compliance Certificate is a direct result of our ongoing investment into the quality and biosafety our products and marks a significant step in. Read more...

How Will Trump's Presidency Affect the Meat Industry?

  • 10 Nov 15:25

How Will Trump's Presidency Affect the Meat Industry? We have no interest to wade into the political debate and are fully cognisant of the fact that passions run high after a very heated election season. But the reality is that a Trump presidency was for the most part discounted as unlikely by the markets and, at least initially, we expect some panic trading to occur. The role of markets is, in part, to price risk and, until proven otherwise, market participants will look to price the risk of trade war(s) with some of our largest trading partners. A selloff is likely but may be tempered by the realisation that the immediate material impacts could be limited. In the short term, we think the currency shifts have the. Read more...

Can Russia repopulate its Far East with the offer of free land?

  • 8 Nov 10:13

Can Russia repopulate its Far East with the offer of free land? The government plans to tempt Russians with a complimentary hectare in one of the country’s most remote regions – but the initiative faces a number of problems that need to be solved if it is to become a success. Theoretically, there are about 600 million hectares in the Far East that can be 
given away. Source: Lori / Legion media Have you ever dreamed of acquiring land for your personal needs without paying for it? Now many Russian citizens can realize this dream. The only condition is that the land in question will be in the Far East – about 4,000 miles from Moscow – and in a zone of uncertain prospects for agriculture. According to. Read more...

Russia Hog Market Report

  • 8 Nov 10:12

Russia Hog Market Report The current pig price in Russia is 102 Roubles ($1.61) per kg live. This means good producers are making in the region of $50 for a 120kg pig, writes Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe. There were predictions of over supply this autumn, with very low prices that were expected to be below the cost of production for all but the very best producers. Several outbreaks of African Swine Fever in large farms in the past few weeks has led to over 100,000 pigs being destroyed and burnt. Maybe this has been enough to reduce numbers of pigs going to market. Certainly, the current ‘conspiracy theory’ that are so loved in Russia is that African Swine. Read more...

Europe’s meat players join trade mission to Asia

  • 7 Nov 07:40

Europe’s meat players join trade mission to Asia European meat and poultry players have joined EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan on a “diplomatic offensive” trade mission to capitalise. Read more...

Canadian Meat Council welcomes start of Ukraine FTA

  • 7 Nov 07:38

Canadian Meat Council welcomes start of Ukraine FTA The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) has welcomed a move from Canada’s parliament to start ratifying the. Read more...

Ukraine Reports More ASF Outbreaks

  • 3 Nov 01:31

Ukraine Reports More ASF Outbreaks Six new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on pig farms and backyard/village units in Ukraine. The outbreaks were reported in the north and south of the country in the areas ofKhar'kov, Odessa, NikolayevandPoltava. In total,. Read more...