World meat industry news

Russia hoping to do meat business with Japan

  • 2 Aug 11:50

Russia hoping to do meat business with Japan Russia eyes sausage trade with China and Japan Russia is looking to export sausages and processed meat products to Japan, South Korea and China, according to the Meat Processors Association. Read more...

Rabobank positive around EU pigmeat prospects for remainder of 2016

  • 1 Aug 11:24

Rabobank positive around EU pigmeat prospects for remainder of 2016 According to the latest Rabobank report, market prospects for EU pig producers for the second half of 2016 are expected to be helped by tight EU supplies combined with Chinese import demand remaining at elevated levels. EU pig supplies will tighten during the second half of 2016 in response to breeding herd numbers falling from the beginning of Quarter 3 2015 up until at least April 2016. Strong export demand combined with tightening EU supplies have seen EU pig prices rise by around 30 cent/kg over the past two months. EU exports for the first four months of 2016 have risen by 35% to 1.3 million tonnes compared to the corresponding period in 2015. Shipments of pork. Read more...

Massive anthrax outbreak wounds Russia`s venison sector

  • 29 Jul 08:55

Massive anthrax outbreak wounds Russia`s venison sector An outbreak of anthrax has killed 1,500 northern deer in Russia and, with the figure set to rise, fears over exports of venison. Read more...

Top five breeding challenges in China

  • 28 Jul 11:11

Producing pigs in China can be a challenge for even the best producers. The challenges related to pig production are endless starting with health issues, management issues, feed quality and much more. Which are the five that jump out? 1. Turnover of staff Most pig producers in China have a problem with turnover of farm staff. At some of the farms we visited, the turnover can hit 100% per year. As the development from backyard to large scale commercial farms is occurring, producers are afraid of contamination of new diseases. Therefore, the new large scale farms are built with a dormitory where the staff live for a shorter or longer time without being able to leave the. Read more...

Russia`s chicken meat business wins lawsuit

  • 27 Jul 09:30

Russia`s chicken meat business wins lawsuit Miratorg wins lawsuit against indebted Pobeda A subsidiary of Russian meat packer Miratorg, LLC Bryansk Meat Company, has won a legal challenge against poultry supplier Pobeda, which allegedly owed the company. Read more...

More ASF Reported on Russian Pig Farms

  • 26 Jul 10:42

More ASF Reported on Russian Pig Farms Fifteen new outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been reported in farmed pigs and wild boar in Russia. In total, 12 cases were reported in wild boar. In farmed pigs, 31 cases were reported out of a total susceptible population of 284 pigs. The 10 affected farms are located. Read more...

What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?

  • 26 Jul 10:41

What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You? You just pulled a package of hamburger out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that normal? Colour is important when meat is purchased, stored, and cooked. Often an attractive, bright colour is a consideration for the purchase. When safely stored in a retail or home refrigerator or freezer, it’s normal for the colour of meat and poultry to change, according to theUSDA Food Safety Inspection Service(FSIS). Meat colour is influenced by myoglobin, a protein that is responsible for the majority of meat’s red colour. Myoglobin doesn't circulate in the blood but is. Read more...

Canadian Meat Industry Welcomes Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine

  • 25 Jul 12:53

Canadian Meat Industry Welcomes Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine The Canadian meat industry has welcomed the signing of a Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement which represents an important milestone in the Canada–Ukraine bilateral relationship and will create new opportunities for businesses in both countries. Canada and Ukraine will now proceed with their respective domestic implementation processes in order to bring CUFTA into force. “I am very pleased that the Canadian government has signed the free trade agreement with Ukraine,” said Canadian Meat Council President Joe Reda. “There is a long term interest in trade with Ukraine, not only as a supplier of high quality meat protein to Ukraine’s. Read more...

Russia Warns of ASF Risk to Romania and Moldova

  • 25 Jul 12:52

Russia Warns of ASF Risk to Romania and Moldova Russian veterinary authorities have warned that the spread of African swine fever in Ukraine poses a severe threat of the disease spreading further into Eastern Europe into Romania and Moldova. A report from the veterinary authority Rosselkhoznador said the disease is spreading south and west in Ukraine and the growing number of uncontrolled incidents in domestic pigs is threatening to cross the border. Between 2012 and 1 July this year there have been 62 cases of the disease reported in Ukraine, and the Russian veterinary services says that the key to the spread of the disease in the most recent cases is human. The authority added that there is a lack of. Read more...

Russian chicken cleared for export to China

  • 22 Jul 11:13

Russian chicken cleared for export to China China has cancelled restrictions on Russian poultry imports which was originally implemented back in 2005 due to the unfavorable veterinary situation in the country. The long-awaited decision could become an important milestone for Russian poultry manufacturers, since China is the biggest market and it could annually consume up to 200,000 tonnes of Russian chicken. This could promote a fast rise of Russian poultry exports within the next few years. An important poultry market According to the deputy head of the Russian Agricultural Ministry, Sergey Levin, exports of Russian poultry meat to China should begin by the end of the year. “This is a very. Read more...