World meat industry news

Kazakhstan meat to go to UAE

  • 12 Apr 12:03

Kazakhstan meat to go to UAE The meat processing plant in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan, with a capacity of 5 thousand tons of meat per year and at cost of about 900 million tenge will start working at the end of 2021 on the basis of Syr Marzhany LLP, KazakhZerno.kz reports. Entrepreneurs from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kingdom of Bahrain and China became interested in future products. With businessmen from the UAE, the partnership has even signed a memorandum. It is assumed that 50 percent of produced meat products will go for export, 50 percent will be sold on the local market. There will bring 25 job opportunities. "In two months, equipment for the meat processing plant will. Read more...

The number of cows in Ukraine has decreased

  • 12 Apr 12:02

The number of cows in Ukraine has decreased As of March 1, 2021, in Ukraine there are 1 million 673.2 thousand head of cows, which is 5.5% less than in the corresponding period last year. This was reported by the analytical department of the Association of Dairy Producers, writes agronews.ua. 424.5 thousand head of cows are concentrated in agricultural enterprises. This is 1.9% less than in 2020. The number of livestock for the corresponding period was increased in Ivano-Frankivsk farms (+ 11.9%; 4.7 thousand head), Ternopol (+ 5.5%; 13.4 thousand head) and Vinnitsa (+ 4.4%; 31 thousand head) regions. During the period under review, households reduced the dairy breeds livestock by 6.7% - to 1 million 248.7. Read more...

Global meat prices rose 2.3% in March - FAO

  • 9 Apr 11:08

Global meat prices rose 2.3% in March - FAO An increase in prices for poultry and pig meat has made the FAO meat prices index jump by 2.3% m-o-m in March, according to the UN organization. The FAO Meat Price Index rose supported by imports in China and a surge in internal sales in Europe ahead of the Easter holiday celebration underpinning increasing poultry and pig meat quotations. Bovine meat prices remained steady, while ovine meat prices declined as dry weather in New Zealand led to farmers offloading animals. Per total, global food commodity prices rose in March, marking their tenth consecutive monthly increase, with quotations for vegetable oils and dairy products leading the rise. The FAO Food Price. Read more...

Beef consumption in Russia drops to the lowest level in a decade

  • 9 Apr 11:03

Beef consumption in Russia drops to the lowest level in a decade Beef consumption in Russia is at the lowest level recorded in the past 10 years, according to data released by the Center for Industry Expertise of the Russian Agricultural Bank. In 2020, the demand for beef in the domestic dropped to 1.94 million tonnes but sources from the industry expressed their confidence that the consumption will rebound by the end of 2021. Nevertheless, a reduction in dairy cow herd has set the stage for increased demand in the domestic market for premium cuts and high-quality beef such as Black Angus. "A decrease in consumption occurs in the segment of dairy breeds, which accounts for up to 80% of the market, and consumption of beef of meat. Read more...

Russia has become the world’s 5th largest pork producer

  • 8 Apr 10:44

Russia has become the world’s 5th largest pork producer According to Russian data, Russia has overtaken Brazil in terms of pig production performance in 2020, thus becoming the world’s 5th largest pork producer. The data come from a research by the Russian state bank Gazprombank. In 2020, Russia produced 4.27 million tonnes of pork in slaughter weight, 9.7% up compared to the previous year. The Russian Union of Pork Producers (RUPP) forecasted that the industry’s growth is likely to continue through 2023 or 2024. The Russian government issued the last soft loans under new farm constructions in 2018. Currently, several projects designed for growing 15 million head of pigs per year are under implementation. Read more...

Russia plans to raise import tax hatching eggs

  • 8 Apr 10:43

Russia plans to raise import tax hatching eggs The Russian government rolled out plans to subject hatching eggs to a 5% import tax starting 1 January 2022. A further raise of 15% is set for 2023. The measure intends to promote and protect the domestic production of hatching eggs. Russia is struggling with an acute shortage of hatching eggs, a group of producers told during the government meeting with the Russian Agricultural Minister Dmitry Patrushev. Import restrictions introduced after the outbreak of highly pathogenicavian influenza(AI) stripped dozens of poultry farms from imported hatching eggs. It is estimated that the share of companies relying on imported hatching eggs in Russia is close to 20%. The price per. Read more...

Unlocking the potential of Kyrgyzstan’s livestock sector

  • 7 Apr 12:06

Unlocking the potential of Kyrgyzstan’s livestock sector Agriculture is the leading employment sector in Kyrgyzstan and it boasts 9.1 million hectares of pasture, but its beef and dairy sectors have languished since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 – Azis Kyrgyzbaev explains why. As part of his presentation at theEuroTier 2021 Digital Conference, Azis Kyrgyzbaev, the Executive Director of the Association of Livestock Farmers of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, told delegates that international demand for Kyrgyzstan’s beef and dairy products saw a dramatic rise in 2020. But despite growing demand from its neighbors, Kyrgyzstan’s livestock sector records low productivity levels: average annual. Read more...

Pork exports almost double in 2020

  • 7 Apr 11:59

Pork exports almost double in 2020 Russia has gone from being a major global importer of pork to a globally significant exporter. The Danish Agriculture & Food Council (L&F) reported that Russian pork exports increased by 92 720 t, or 86.0%, to 200 580 t last year compared to 2019. This made Russia the world's seventh-largest exporter of the product, and according to the Russian government, global sales are set to increase further. In the year under review, exports to Vietnam in particular picked up mightily, increasing almost fivefold to 63 470 t. The Asian country had been struggling to recover from the export crisis. The Asian country had an increased need for imports after the outbreak. Read more...

Unique livestock complex has started working in Tajikistan

  • 6 Apr 11:32

Unique livestock complex has started working in Tajikistan President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon opened a unique livestock complex in Java, Khatlon region, which has no analogues in Central Asia. He works according to European standards. Cattle are raised here. Eight modern meat breeds from Europe were imported. Now there are 1.5 thousand head. But the capacity of the complex will increase the number of livestock by three times. According to European standards, each bull gains a weight of 1.5 kg daily. "Now the weighing process is underway. Each animal has a tag in its ears. Modern technologies are now reading out and transmitting information to a computer. Automatically, the gained weight goes to the database, ". Read more...

Cattle exports from Georgia country continue to grow

  • 6 Apr 11:31

Cattle exports from Georgia country continue to grow For the second year in a row, cattle exports from Georgia have been growing markedly. In January-February 2021, growth compared to the same period of 2020 year amounted to 31% - in this period of 2020 year cattle exports in value terms amounted to $2, 5 million, while in 2021 there were exported at $3,2 million. In turn, in 2020, the growth of cattle exports compared to the same period in 2019 increased by 24, 2% and amounted to $27, 8 million. 12,104 Mt of live cattle were exported, while in 2019 only 11,821 Mt. The main export markets for cattle from Georgia country in 2021 were Azerbaijan and Iraq - in particular, cattle exports to Azerbaijan in value terms were. Read more...