World meat industry news

5 reasons why Russia's pivot to Asia is more serious than you thought

  • 17 Oct 11:21

5 reasons why Russia's pivot to Asia is more serious than you thought Despite falling trade figures between Russia and Asian countries, analysts are optimistic about the medium to long term. There is a growth in Russian food exports to the continent, and new logistics projects have been set up to take advantage of trans-shipment opportunities in Eurasia. Russians have also developed a more pragmatic attitude when it comes to doing business with Asian countries. A worker with 1-month old piglet on the Rodnikovsky pig-breeding farm. Russia is looking to step up pork exports to Asia. Source: Aleksandr Kondratuk / RIA Novosti At the end of the 2015, when members of the Russian elite realized, that the country’s so-called. Read more...

Eurodon keen to shake up Russia’s duck market

  • 13 Oct 10:15

Eurodon keen to shake up Russia’s duck market Russian agricultural holding company Eurodon is harbouring ambitions to become the largest manufacturer of duck meat in Russia, with plans to shake up both. Read more...

Russia wants to restore cooperation with African countries

  • 13 Oct 10:13

Russia wants to restore cooperation with African countries Russia is willing to restore cooperation with the African countries but not on the Soviet-era conditions, President Vladimir Putin said at the VTB Capital’s Russia Calling Forum. "We have traditionally had very good, time-tested relations of trust with the countries of the African continent," Putin said. According to Putin, "we used to have very close ties with some countries, in fact it was a strategic partnership." "Certainly, these relations need to be re-established," he said. The president noted that many countries had been "stepping up their activities on the African continent." "Obviously, we would be glad. Read more...

Turkmenistan meat producer granted bank funds to expand

  • 12 Oct 11:57

Turkmenistan meat producer granted bank funds to expand Turkmenistan-based meat processor Taze Ay has been granted a loan of $800,000 to fund the expansion of its sausage. Read more...

EU publishes short term outlook for beef and sheep meat

  • 12 Oct 11:56

EU publishes short term outlook for beef and sheep meat According to the EU Commission‘s latest Short Term Outlook report, net beef production this year is now forecast to increase almost three per cent on last year, driven by higher slaughterings, of mostly dairy cows, as the dairy sector continues to face market difficulties, and good export demand. Production in the first half of the year is already up by over three per cent, driven by a surge in volumes coming from Poland and an acceleration of female slaughterings in EU-15 countries during the April to June period. With the exception of Italy and Sweden, all EU counties have reported higher cow and heifer throughputs over this time period, compared to last year.. Read more...

Russia continues to battle ASF virus

  • 11 Oct 10:21

Russia continues to battle ASF virus African Swine Fever (ASF) poses a real threat to the meat markets of Central Europe and Asia, including China, according to Russia’s Agriculture Ministry. Read more...

Is Germany planning to introduce further sanctions against Russia?

  • 11 Oct 10:20

Is Germany planning to introduce further sanctions against Russia? Russian analysts see the possibility of Berlin introducing new sanctions against Moscow over its actions in Syria as unlikely, warning that their introduction would herald a "new reality” – that is, war. The Kremlin does not consider discussions on sanctions constructive. Source: Reuters The German government is considering the possibility of introducing new sanctions against Russia,reportsThe Wall Street Journal, citing an unidentified source. Berlin's motivation is Russia’s behavior in Syria, which, according to German legislators, has exacerbated the situation there.Since the latest ceasefire collapsed in late September, Russia. Read more...

African Swine Fever Breaks Out in Moldova

  • 7 Oct 11:35

African Swine Fever Breaks Out in Moldova An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on backyard pig farms in Moldova. The outbreak affected two backyard farms in Donduseni. Of the 13 pigs susceptible, 11 cases were reported. The outbreaks are thought to have been. Read more...

Hog Market Report - USA

  • 7 Oct 11:34

Hog Market Report - USA The week ending Sept 24th was the 3rd largest weekly kill ever in the United States, followed by week ending Oct 1, which was the 4th largest weekly kill. I think that says a lot about prices, both why we are here and where prices are going, writes Allan Bentley. I made a prediction that we would break more than half the top 10 slaughter weeks this year. Two are in the books in September. If we are breaking slaughter records in September, what will the numbers be in December? Packing capacity will be stretched to the limit to an extent that we have not seen since 1998. As I write this, I am learning of a sow processor that is going to be dark. That should keep us. Read more...

Russia Appeals WTO Ruling on EU Pork Import Ban

  • 6 Oct 09:10

Russia Appeals WTO Ruling on EU Pork Import Ban As was widely anticipated, Russia has appealed against the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s judgement that its ban on imports of EU pig meat products was against WTO rules. Appeals can take up to three months to complete. If the original judgement is upheld, Russia will have to remove the ban within a ‘reasonable period of time’ or face retaliatory measures. The Russian import ban was imposed in early 2014, in response to outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Poland and the Baltic States. Although the disease has not spread beyond these countries, the Russian ban affected the whole EU. A number of other importers have restricted shipments. Read more...