World meat industry news

The Horror of African Swine Fever in Eastern Europe

  • 11 Sep 09:45

The Horror of African Swine Fever in Eastern Europe Over this summer, it has been with increasing dread that the pig industry has watched the progressive and relentless movement of African Swine Fever in the East of Europe, write Dr John Carr and Zygmunt Pejsak, for ThePigSite. Following the introduction in 2007 in Georgia, the virus is now well established in the West of Russia, the Baltic region, northern Ukraine and Poland. The disease is spreading out in all directions. Unfortunately Belarus does not reveal the situation within its area which is a critical problem in the elimination of this virus. Fig 1. The distribution of African Swine Fever cases in Eastern Europe. The red circles indicate cases the pink. Read more...

Further Backyard Pigs Dead From ASF in Ukraine,more Wild Boar Killed by ASF in Estonia and 34 ASF Outbreaks Reported in Latvia

  • 10 Sep 13:41

Further Backyard Pigs Dead From ASF in Ukraine,more Wild Boar Killed by ASF in Estonia and 34 ASF Outbreaks Reported in Latvia There has been another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) on a backyard pig holding in Ukraine.Seven pigs died in the outbreak and another pig was destroyed. Stamping out has been conducted in the area.The outbreak occurred in Maksymivka village, in Chernigov province. There have been eight more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Estonia.Thirteen wild boar died from the disease across the eight outbreaks.The outbreaks occurred in the provinces of Viljandi, Vöru, Pölva and Jögeva. Two pigs and 22 wild boar died in the most recent African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks reported in Latvia.Only two of the 34 outbreaks occurred in pigs, with the rest. Read more...

New Diagram to Address Antibiotics Confusion

  • 10 Sep 13:39

New Diagram to Address Antibiotics Confusion A team of livestock sustainability experts has devised a new diagram to explain how flagship health organisations classify “critically important” antimicrobials (CIAs). The new Venn diagram has been released by food sustainability and animal health organisation Benchmark to clear up confusion over the classifications of the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US. The different groups define some drugs differently, although, according to Øistein Thorsen, a principal consultant at FAI Farms, a research and advice division of Benchmark, there is common. Read more...

Iran to start agricultural cultivation in Kazakhstan

  • 8 Sep 10:33

Iran to start agricultural cultivation in Kazakhstan Iran has launched agricultural cultivation in Kazakhstan, marking its first farmland investment overseas as the Middle Eastern country seeks to secure food supplies amid a lingering drought. Cultivation has begun over eight hectares of farmland in the Central Asian country, with the next project expected to start in Ukraine in the next few months, Agriculture Ministry’s Mohammad Reza Shafeinia of Iran said. A similar plan is in the works for Ghana whose agricultural sector accounts for over half of the African nation's gross domestic product and is the world’s second largest cocoa producer. Water-intensive rice and corn crops as well as oilseeds. Read more...

Why China's Ma Xingfa bought 705,700 hectares of northern Australia

  • 8 Sep 10:31

In the reception area of an unassuming six-storey office block on the outskirts of the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, a small woman is wedged between a large freezer and a pair of scales. Surrounded by cabinets displaying a variety of ball bearings, she is weighing, pricing and labelling chunks of beef before placing the parcels neatly back into the freezer. The parcels are labelled "Austeak," the only hint this is the headquarters of Australia's newest cattle baron. Five floors up, Ma Xingfa, the founder and chairman of Tianma Bearings Group, is tapping away at his Apple computer, which sits atop a desk made of intricately carved wood. His. Read more...

US Opens Doors to Lithuanian Meat

  • 7 Sep 08:18

US Opens Doors to Lithuanian Meat The US has opened its market to imports of beef, pork, sheep and goat meat from Lithuania.EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Malmström and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Hogan commented on the opening of the US market for Lithuanian meat exports. "We welcome the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that the US will open its market to exports of beef, pork, sheep and goat meat and derived products from Lithuania. "This further opening of the market to another EU Member State is a welcome step and is the outcome of the enhanced technical work carried out between the. Read more...

Eastern Economic Forum helped form new level of Russian-Chinese dialogue

  • 7 Sep 08:17

Eastern Economic Forum helped form new level of Russian-Chinese dialogue Commenting on the outcome of the Eastern Economic Forum, Russian Far East Development Minister Alexander Galushka pointed out the similarity of the understanding of economic cooperation priorities in Russia and China. "The forum participants have formed a new level of dialogue with China […] We have a similar understanding of priorities of economic cooperation [between Russia and China]," Galushka told reporters on Sept. 5. Galushka said the discussion of the mutual relations between the two countries will continue in the next few days in Dalian, China, where the minister plans to go with Yury Trutnev, Russian deputy prime minister and presidential envoy. Read more...

EU Pig Prices: Market is Gaining Momentum – Prices Increasing

  • 4 Sep 11:29

EU Pig Prices: Market is Gaining Momentum – Prices Increasing Despite inconsistent price trends, the European pig slaughter market seems to be gaining momentum step by step. That shows in the current slaughter week’s development.By the latest 3 cents’ increase in quotation, Germany provides the decisive signal. The Dutch are following with a corrected price increase of almost 4 cents. Belgium and Austria are also reporting positive trends. Because of increasing demand for meat, the demand is also increasing for pigs for slaughter in those countries, at lower quantities of pigs for slaughter on offer at the same time. Across borders, the market participants appear to feel relieved about the race seeming to be over as. Read more...

Meat Futures Focused on Asia Market Crisis

  • 4 Sep 11:27

Meat Futures Focused on Asia Market Crisis At this point, livestock futures are focused on the broader macro markets and threats of a brewing financial crisis in Asia, write analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. For some, the recent events are reminiscent of 1997, which led to a broad recession in a number of Asian markets. For livestock futures this is significant as Asia in recent years has emerged as a major buyer of meat products from North America, Oceania and South America. In this context, cattle and hog markets are trying to price the impact of a dramatic slowdown in Asian demand, not just for US products but also products from other markets. Already Russia, a major global meat protein. Read more...

Cattle Outlook: "Wild Markets" Push Cattle Lower

  • 3 Sep 10:08

Cattle Outlook: "Wild Markets" Push Cattle Lower Markets turmoil is mostly related to concerns about the Chinese economy, which has led to the Dow Jones Industrial Average declining 10.7 per cent.Soon after, however, it gained 988 points, recovering 6.3 per cent, according to Professors Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri. They write that, on Thursday, the Commerce Department said the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.7 per cent during the second quarter. This follows a dismal 0.6 per cent growth rate in the first quarter. Meat demand usually correlates with economic growth. USDA says frozen red meat and poultry stocks totaled 2.403 billion pounds on July 31, up 2.5 per cent from the month before and. Read more...