World meat industry news

Brexit may trigger meat price hike

  • 30 Jun 12:09

Brexit may trigger meat price hike Analysts expect the cost of imported meat, such as bacon, to rise after the pound plummeted in the wake of the UK’s historic decision to. Read more...

African Swine Fever as number 1 problem

  • 27 Jun 12:15

African Swine Fever as number 1 problem African Swine Fever might have been a problem in Eastern Europe for a few years now, but in Sub-Saharan Africa it has been the number 1 problem keeping investments in the pig industry at bay. Expert contributor Fernando Rodríguez explains why. EXPERT My first entries in Pig Progress have been devoted to glorify the best human invention: vaccines, magic bullets that facilitate succeeding at controlling infectious diseases. Even though this is my favourite topic, for a change I would like to dedicate these brief lines to recognise the magnificent effort made and or to be made by those compromised in the past, in the present and in the future to fight African. Read more...

Russia-China agreement on grain hub calls for investing $1.1 bln

  • 27 Jun 12:13

Russia-China agreement on grain hub calls for investing $1.1 bln The memorandum to be signed on June 25 as part of President Vladimir Putin's visit. The project exceeds $1.1 billion. Source: Reuters "The amount of investment in equipment there will be about $85 million, and together with construction about $100 million," Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergei Levin said on the sidelines of a meeting of the Russian-Chinese intergovernmental commission for investment on June 24. The memorandum calls for establishing a major logistics corridor consisting of 30 facilities, including a grain terminal and 29 elevators in various parts of Russia to support shipments. The project is expected to be carried out in the. Read more...

EU Pig Prices: Quotations Increasing Throughout Europe

  • 24 Jun 08:03

EU Pig Prices: Quotations Increasing Throughout Europe Currently, the pig slaughter markets are displaying a friendly face all over Europe. Accordingly, the quotations went up in all significant countries. The positive values range from 3 cents (Denmark) to 6 cents (Germany). Spain remains the top leader in the EU comparison. Last week, the Spanish quotation went up by a converted 5 cents per kg slaughter weight, now amounting to a corrected 1.66 euros per kg slaughter weight. At the same time, the slaughter weights have gone down by about 5 kg since the beginning of the year. According to Spanish market observers, exports towards China in particular are the reason for swift marketing of the comparably large quantities. Read more...

China's plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners

  • 23 Jun 07:56

New dietary guidelines could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1bn tonnes by 2030, and could lessen country’s problems with obesity and diabetes China now consumes 28% of the world’s meat, including half of its pork. Photograph: Wong Campion/Reuters The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major heft in the effort to avoid runaway global warming. Newdietary guidelinesdrawn up by China’s health ministry recommend that the nation’s 1.3 billion population should consume between 40g to 75g of meat per person each day. The. Read more...

Meat industry goes online in Russia

  • 23 Jun 07:54

Meat industry goes online in Russia Meat traders in Russia are exploring online operations, ushering in what experts claim is a new era of transparency for the sector and offering particular. Read more...

High Demand for Beef, Poultry Meat and Eggs in Africa Creates Opportunities

  • 21 Jun 11:46

High Demand for Beef, Poultry Meat and Eggs in Africa Creates Opportunities Demand for beef and other meat products remains strong in Africa, despite most producers in regions such as southern Africa and the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) looking to grow exports into the European Union and other international markets, writes Tawanda Korombo. Africa is however battling a severe drought occasioned by the El Niño dry weather phenomenon. This has affected livestock production in most African countries such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and others, leading to shortages of meat, dairy and other livestock products, officials and executives with cattle, poultry and dairy companies in the region said. This. Read more...

Thirteen More ASF Outbreaks Reported Across Russia

  • 21 Jun 11:44

Thirteen More ASF Outbreaks Reported Across Russia There have been 13 new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) reported across western Russia in both wild boar and farmed pigs. In total, 33 cases were reported in backyard farmed pigs and. Read more...

Ukrainan meat production grows in the face of headwind

  • 20 Jun 09:27

Ukrainan meat production grows in the face of headwind Meat production in Urkaine increased marginally in the first five months of the year, according to the. Read more...

Turbulent start to year for global poultry markets

  • 20 Jun 09:26

Turbulent start to year for global poultry markets Global poultry markets have faced a turbulent first few months this year due to intensive competition in global markets following the resumption of US exports after bird flu. Countries heavily exposed to global trade such as Brazil, Argentina and Thailand have been particularly affected, seeing prices tumble for legs and processed meat by 20% and breast meat by 6%. Price concessions in main poultry markets As a result, Brazil and the EU have been aggressively defending their market share but are having to do so through price concessions, according to the latest quarterly report from Rabobank. EU exporters have managed to increase export volumes by 5% but at. Read more...