World meat industry news

Russia Market Report

  • 1 Dec 09:22

Since my last report there has been a drop in price which is today at 91 Rubles or $1.38 per live kg, writes Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS and Europe. Why the drop. A combination of factors, end of summer and shashlik (barbecue) season, kids going back to school needing clothes books and equipment lowering disposable income for food, the inevitable increase in slaughter weight as the temperature cools down and a general decline in spending due to high inflation following the devaluation of the Ruble. Just a little bit of local supply and demand kicking in! Of course Russia being Russia there are conspiracy theories of the large producers like Miratorg reducing. Read more...

GRSB: Regional Indicators Will Drive Sustainable Beef Progress

  • 30 Nov 10:22

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) recently met in Amsterdam with 75 members from across the food chain representing 28 organisations with the key objective of working groups reporting back and sharing progress to-date. Larry Stewart, senior director, global supply chain for beef, pork and fish with McDonald’s and a member of the GRSB executive committee, attended the meeting and shared his perspective of where the GRSB is headed. “The regional roundtables have really pulled together and are working to shape indicators that stem from the GRSB Principles and Criteria which were approved last November at the GRSB’s meeting. Read more...

Russia Bans Some Turkish Poultry Imports

  • 30 Nov 10:20

Russia is restricting trade in agricultural products from Turkey, including stopping imports of poultry products from one of Turkey's biggest poultry exporters. The news comes just days after a Russian plane was shot down in the Middle East. The loss of the plane has led to a decline in relations between the two countries, with more restrictive trade measures due to be announced after the Russian Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev instructed ministries to prepare proposals for restrictive measures. Russian mediareported that the country's veterinary service Rosselkhoznadzor has banned poultry supplies from a Turkish company in connection. Read more...

WTO Approval of High Tariffs Offer Best Hope for Resolution of M-COOL Issue

  • 23 Nov 09:40

A US based agricultural economist says the higher the level of retaliatory tariffs the WTO approves in response to US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling the better the chance the issue will be addressed by the US Senate, writes Bruce Cochrane. The World Trade Organization is expected to release its decision later this month on a Canadian and Mexican request for authorization to impose over $3,000,000,000 in annual retaliatory tariffs on a range of products imported from the US over the issue of Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling. Dr Steve Meyer, the vice president pork analysis with EMI Analytics, told those on hand yesterday for Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium. Read more...

Glowing Nanotubes Can Show When Meat Has Spoiled

  • 23 Nov 09:38

Researchers from China have shown it is possible to detect the deterioration of meat by using flurorescent nanotubes. Reporting in the journalACS Sensorsfrom the American Chemical Society, the scientists showed that the highly fluorescent, hollow nanotubes grow dim when they react with compounds given off by meat as it decomposes. The scientists were looking for a new method to test meat, as current methods, despite high sensitivity,require bulky, slow equipment, which prevents real-time analysis. Some newer methods designed to speed up the testing process have fallen short in sensitivity. Yanke Che and colleagues wanted to develop one simple test that could deliver. Read more...

Russia, Singapore starting consultations to create free trade zone

  • 20 Nov 09:09

Moscow and Singapore are starting consultations to create a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Singapore, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov told reporters on Tuesday. "We agreed that, within in the competence of the Government of the Russian Federation on free trade areas we are, without delay, beginning consultations with the Government of the Republic of Singapore on a free trade zone. With regard to the competence of the EEU, Singapore will immediately send a request to the Eurasian Economic Commission to initiate consultations and the conclusion of such an agreement," he said after an intergovernmental. Read more...

Australia Blocks Sale of Largest Cattle Holding to Foreign Investors

  • 20 Nov 09:07

The Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has blocked the sale of the country's biggest cattle operation to foreign investors, saying the sale would not be in the national interest. The business up for sale,S. Kidman and Co. Limited,is Australia's largest private land owner and holds approximately 1.3 per cent of Australia's total land area, and 2.5 per cent of Australia's agricultural land. It has 10 cattle stations, including properties across regional South Australia, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland covering 101,411 square kilometres and managing a long-term average herd of 185,000 cattle. A statement from Mr Morrison said. Read more...

Russian Reports More ASF

  • 19 Nov 10:49

Three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in Russian wild boar. In total, ASF was detected in three wild boar found in the. Read more...

Belarus Praised for ASF Measures

  • 19 Nov 10:48

The measures taken in Belarus to prevent African Swine Fever (ASF) are exemplary, said the Head of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Office for Eastern Europe, Kazimieras Lukauskas. “I think the measures taken in Belarus to prevent African swine fever are exemplary. The level of protection at Belarusian farms and pig-breeding facilities is very high. All the measures set out in our regulations are met. Individual farmers also ensure a high level of protection,” Kazimieras Lukauskas noted. OIE specialists also studied the measures taken in Belarus with regards to wild boars,Beltareported. “Here we have no complains either.. Read more...

Most investments in Russia in past year come from Asian market - Putin

  • 18 Nov 08:36

Around 90 percent of the investments in Russia in the past year are the resources of the Asian market, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the Interfax and Anadolu news agencies on Nov. 13 ahead of the G20 summit in Antalya. "Obviously, cooperation with Asian partners in attracting funds gains special relevance in the current situation. In 2015, approximately 90 percent of investments in the Russian market came from Asia," Putin said. "Several large Russian enterprises are financed by China and we analyze the prospects of public borrowings. Read more...