World meat industry news

Russian sanctions: The view from behind the frontlines

  • 17 Dec 14:13

Russian sanctions: The view from behind the frontlines In the past two years, the Russian government has introduced sanctions against a number of countries, including the U.S., Australia, the EU member states, and now Turkey. Why is Moscow restricting imports and how is this embargo affecting Russia itself? Authorities removed 44.8 tons of banned goods from stores in the first half of 2015 and are destroying sanctioned products seized at the border. Source: Ria Novosti/Viktor Tolochko In August 2014, Russia introduced sanctions for the first time in modern history, responding to measures against Moscow undertaken by certain countries because of its role in the Ukrainian crisis. The EU and the U.S. took action. Read more...

First PRRS-Resistant Pigs Bred

  • 16 Dec 10:22

First PRRS-Resistant Pigs Bred There was big news from Genus this week after it announced that it has produced the first ever pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), in collaboration with the University of Missouri, US. Precise gene editingwas used to breed pigs that do not produce a specific protein necessary for the PRRS virus to spread in the animals. The early stage studies conducted by the University demonstrate these PRRS resistant pigs, when exposed to the virus, do not get sick and continue to gain weight normally. Also in the news this past week, the World Trade Organisation (WTO)announced the amountthatCanadaandMexicocan claim from theUSin retaliatory. Read more...

Number of cases of AI in France rises to 15

  • 16 Dec 10:20

Number of cases of AI in France rises to 15 he number of cases of high pathogen avian influenza in the south east of France has risen to 15. The epidemic has now spread from farms near the border with Spain to Limoges, a distance of over 400 kilometres. So far, tens of thousands of ducks, chicken, guinea fowl and other poultry have been culled while 15 non-EU countries have banned either all poultry and poultry products, breeding material from France. The French service for animal health Anses has stressed that the serotypes involved can't infect humans. "The serotypes here are European and very different from the ones in Asia which have mutated to people. Therefore, eating chicken, foie gras. Read more...

New EU animal health ruling to come into force next year

  • 15 Dec 16:15

New EU animal health ruling to come into force next year New European legislation seeking to better prevent and control animal diseases are set to enter into force in the new year. This has been determined by the Council of Agriculture Ministers in Brussels, after formally approving the new EU Regulation on Transmissible Animal Diseases. One regulation "The animal health sector is particularly pleased to have one regulation dealing solely with transmissible animal diseases, that reflects our current knowledge of animal diseases, and addresses urgent and societal concerns, such as antimicrobial resistance and animal welfare", says Roxane Feller, IFAH-Europe's Secretary General. "For the. Read more...

EU-Mercosur Trade Deal 'Would Damage Beef Trade'

  • 15 Dec 16:11

EU-Mercosur Trade Deal 'Would Damage Beef Trade' Reacting to reports of a push from the EU Commission to recommence talks on a Mercosur trade deal, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said a Mercosur trade would be extremely damaging for Irish and European agriculture, and especially our important beef trade. Mercosur is a bloc of countries in South America, including Chile, Peru and Colombia among others, which work together to promote trade. Henry Burns said an EU Commission analysis shows that a Mercosur deal would inflict losses of €7.8bn on the agriculture sector and he said the real losses at farm level would be much higher. The IFA Livestock leader said. Read more...

Kyrgyzstan poultry farmers on verge of bankruptcy

  • 14 Dec 10:43

Kyrgyzstan poultry farmers on verge of bankruptcy Several poultry farms in Kyrgyzstan have found themselves on the verge of bankruptcy recently. According to analysts, the problems began in the beginning of the 2015 when the country joined to the common customs space of the Russian-led Eurasia Economic Union. The abandoning of duties on poultry meat and eggs resulted in a rise of the flow of imports from Russia and Kazakhstan. According to data of the country's Union of Poultry Farmers the problems is connected with the fact that the production cost of poultry in Kyrgyzstan is bigger than in most neighbouring states. High production costs "We have several huge poultry farms in the country. One of. Read more...

South Africa Faces Worst Drought in Thirty Years

  • 14 Dec 10:42

South Africa Faces Worst Drought in Thirty Years South Africa will be facing a disaster if it doesn’t rain by the end of December. Over the past year, El Niño has caused below average rainfall in many parts of the country, with some areas recording their lowest rainfall in fifty years. Dry climatic conditions is taking its toll on animal production and is threatening food security in the country. Glenneis Kriel reports. Dry climatic conditions, caused by El Niño, are having a decimating impact on agricultural production in South Africa and threatening to drive up food prices to unaffordable levels over the next few months. It has resulted in total maize production (for animal and human consumption). Read more...

How and why investors are still active in Russia

  • 11 Dec 10:52

How and why investors are still active in Russia Participants at an investment media forum 'It's time for Moscow' held at the city's International Trade Center say Russia's economic crisis brings opportunities, despite the challenging financial climate. The key focus of the event, December 8-10, was how the Russian capital could continue to attract foreign investment at a time of economic and geopolitical turbulence. Moscow remains one of the largest world markets, Sergey Cheremin, head of Moscow's Department for Foreign Economic and International Relations, told the forum. Natural drivers of growth, such as infrastructure objects, still attract foreign companies,. Read more...

Russian sanctions may cost Turkey up to 3 percent of its GDP

  • 11 Dec 10:50

Russian sanctions may cost Turkey up to 3 percent of its GDP As Moscow responds to the incident with the downed Russian Su-24 bomber by imposing economic restrictions on Turkey in various sectors, the Turkish economy faces potential losses of at least $20 billion, predict Russian analysts. Turkish security officers stand behind barriers at a beach as they secure the summit zone ahead of the G20 summit in Belek in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, Turkey, Nov. 14, 2015. Source: Reuters Turkish Vice Premier Mehmet Simsek has estimated Ankara’s losses from its current tensions with Russia at $9 billion a year. He predicts that in the worst-case scenario,Russian sanctionswill cost Turkey 0.4 percent of its GDP,. Read more...

World Poultry: Global trends of bacteria enteritis

  • 10 Dec 12:42

World Poultry: Global trends of bacteria enteritis In a troubled year for the global poultry sector it is no surprise that biosecurity and disease prevention should be a prominent feature of the final issue of World Poultry in 2015. Packed full of 14 articles covering all aspects of the poultry industry, Elanco’s assessment of bacteria enteritis is the cover story. Elanco Animal Health recently released its findings from its fourth Bacterial Enteritis Global Impact Assessment (BEGIA) which provides insights into the ongoing trends of this disease which continues to have an important impact on the poultry industry. Covering 4 pages, the article contains all the latest facts and figures about. Read more...