World meat industry news

Russia creates pork hub to target China

  • 18 Feb 09:11

Russia creates pork hub to target China Two Russian companies plan to create a pig breeding cluster in the far east of the country within the next five years, designed to have a capacity for 1.2 million head of pigs, with an investment. Read more...

EU Ministers Highlight Continued Crisis in Pigmeat Sector

  • 18 Feb 09:10

EU Ministers Highlight Continued Crisis in Pigmeat Sector During a meeting of the EU's Agriculture and Fisheries Council this week, Ministers took stock of the agricultural market situation, in particular the current difficulties in the milk and pig sectors. Martijn van Dam, Dutch Minister for Agriculture and the President of the Council, said: “Several members expressed their concerns and made clear the market situation in dairy and pig meat sectors are worrying and need to improve urgently. "We heard interesting views on how to move forward. Today's debate will be the base for the formal discussion on this very topic on the March council meeting. "On that occasion we will assess the market. Read more...

EU urged to open pork trade with Russia

  • 17 Feb 08:43

EU urged to open pork trade with Russia The EU farming body Copa-Cogeca has urged farm ministers to open trade talks with Russia – once a key market for pork – as the beleaguered industry continues to. Read more...

Food manufacturers ‘don’t know their supply chains’

  • 17 Feb 08:42

Food manufacturers ‘don’t know their supply chains’ More than half of global food manufacturers have admitted not knowing the precise details of their supply chains, raising concerns about the prevalence of slave labour and other unethical working practices, according to research from. Read more...

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Developing Countries Main Drivers in Chicken Consumption

  • 16 Feb 09:02

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Developing Countries Main Drivers in Chicken Consumption Global poultry meat consumption is rising, and so is consumption in the Americas, with white breast meat preferred by the higher-income consumers, writes poultry industry analyst Terry Evans. The Americas accounted for almost 842 million or 14 per cent of the global human population in 2000. Since then, although numbers have grown to 991 million in 2015, the region’s share of the total has slipped to 13.5 per cent (Table 9). Looking further ahead the population of this region is expected to grow by 0.8 per cent per year to 2030. However, the global total is forecast to expand by a shade under 1 per cent per year, hence the Americas as a proportion of. Read more...

UK pork crisis looms as pig farmers expect income to half in 2016

  • 16 Feb 08:59

UK pork crisis looms as pig farmers expect income to half in 2016 The English breakfast may be more likely to feature sausages from European farms in future as plunging prices force more and more UK pig farmers to quit Special pig farms will see their income fall 46 per cent from £49,400 to £26,5000 in 2016Getty Britain’s pig farmers are feeling the pressure as yearly income for pig-only farms forecast to fall by 46 per cent this year. The English breakfast may be more likely to feature sausages from European farms in future as plunging prices force more and more UK pig farmers to quit. Special pig farms will see their income fall 46 per cent from £49,400 to £26,5000 in 2016, according to the. Read more...

Russia signs meat deal with Uruguay

  • 15 Feb 14:16

Russia signs meat deal with Uruguay Uruguay will supply Russia with high-quality beef, following the recent agreement to reduce import tariffs, signed by deputy head of the Russian Agricultural Ministry Sergei Levin and Tabare Aguerre, minister of stockbreeding, agriculture,. Read more...

EU, Colombia to Increase Trade in Organic Products

  • 15 Feb 14:15

EU, Colombia to Increase Trade in Organic Products The Government of Colombia and the European Commission announced today the start of negotiations towards a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products between the European Union and Colombia. Both sides confirmed their interest to swiftly conclude, at the end of the negotiations, an agreement that would allow a larger market for organic farmers, reduced burden for companies and more organic products available to consumers. EU Commissioner Phil Hogan is visiting Colombia from 7 to 9 February 2016, accompanied by a delegation of 35 European businesses representing a wide range of the European Union's agri-food sector. In the framework of Commissioner's. Read more...

High US Red Meat, Poultry Production Means Prices Down

  • 12 Feb 16:19

High US Red Meat, Poultry Production Means Prices Down It was mostly a consolidation day for livestock futures on Tuesday. This was particularly the case for cattle following the limit down day on Monday, write CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. Ongoing weakness in broader markets continues to keepcattleon the defensive. There are plenty of opinions about price direction for cash cattle/boxed beef prices in the short term, given the start of Lent season (Feb 10), a week earlier than a year ago. Hogfutures have been trading sideways for the past few days. Cash prices have been stronger than some expected and it is interesting to note that hog weights have declined sharply in the last two weeks, an. Read more...

More ASF Reported in Russian Pigs

  • 12 Feb 16:17

More ASF Reported in Russian Pigs A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a pig farm in the Penzenskaya region of Russia. Of the 292 pigs susceptible on the farm, one case was reported. As a result of the outbreak,. Read more...