World meat industry news

More ASF Reported in Russia

  • 2 Nov 10:23

A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in Russia. The outbreak in Mikhail, Ryazanskaya,. Read more...

Beef Alliance Grows to Include Nearly Half of World Production

  • 30 Oct 15:33

The Five Nations Beef Alliance has been renamed the International Beef Alliance after the addition of new representatives from Brazil and Paraguay. The alliance helps to promote world trade in beef, and will be advocating more trade liberalisation following the conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations last month. The addition of representatives from cattle associations in Brazil and Paraguay means the alliance grows torepresent 46 per cent of global beef cattle production and 63 per cent of global beef exports. The new representatives joined at the annual conference, where the alliance decided on priorities for the next year. “The strong. Read more...

China, India offer Russia barter system for agricultural products

  • 30 Oct 15:31

China, India, Iran and Turkey have offered to use the barter system in the food industry with Russia to avoid transactions in dollars, Russian agricultural watchdog aide Alexei AlekseyenkotoldSputnik News. “We have been getting suggestions fromvarious countries that accounts should be handled innational currencies, or even using mutual goods, that is the barter system, “Alekseyenko told the news agency. “We’ve had negotiations inTehran, Ankara, New Delhi, Beijing, and so forth.” Russia is looking at trading national currencies with. Read more...

Vietnamese company to build $2.7 bn dairy farm in Russia

  • 29 Oct 09:47

TH Food Chain, a Vietnamese private dairy company will invest $2.7 billion to build a dairy farm in the Moscow Region, Deal Street Asiareported. In the first phase, $500 million will be invested in the first phase of the project, which calls for the building of a cow-breeding and dairy-processing facility, according to the report. TH Food Chain chairwomanThai Huong, told the website that she expected to launch the construction of the project in April 2016 and commence. Read more...

EU tastes bitter fruit of sanctions war

  • 29 Oct 09:46

Irish farmer John Ryan is angry. The Ukraine crisis has become a live issue for European farmers, he claims. The Russia-EU sanctions war has led to an over-supply of food and depressed prices. Meanwhile, the proposed integration of Ukraine with the EU could present new competition. “Farmers don’t want Ukraine in the EU,” says Mr Ryan. “In the first place, they have too much cheap wheat… the EU meddling there destroyed the agricultural sector because they had no foresight. “If the euro drops any more and interest rates rise, the whole sector will crash,” he warns. In recent months, producers’ frustrations have spilled over.. Read more...

Germany Gets Lion's Share of EU Farm Aid Package

  • 28 Oct 08:38

The main elements of the €500 million aid package for EU farmers have now been published in the Official Journal, with Germany receiving the largest allocation, followed by France and the UK. Intended as an urgent response to the difficult situation witnessed notably on the EU dairy market, the support package provides Member States with flexibility on how they want to use the € 420 million targeted aid to directly benefit farmers. The support package is also intended to lessen the impact of lowpigmeat prices, and the drought in Central Europe this summer. Member States also have the possibility to double this sum by matching it with. Read more...

Donstar to build huge duck farm near Moscow

  • 28 Oct 08:37

Russian company Donstar Center intends to build an industrial complex for breeding ducks in the Ramensky district of Moscow Oblast, reports the Ministry of Investment and Innovation of the region. The total investments is estimated at RUB13 billion (US$ 209.9 million). It is expected that the new complex will be built on a plot of 1.6 hectares and will be commissioned in mid-2017. According to Donstar the overall capacity of the farm will be 33,000 tonnes of duck meat, which will be mostly sold locally, in Moscow city and Moscow Oblast. Assessing the project,Andrew Smurygin, the director of Investment Financial Company Solid, says that the choice of location for. Read more...

EU Pork Sales to China Reaching New Heights

  • 27 Oct 09:23

For the third month in a row, EU pork exports were up on a year earlier in August, increasing by 10 per cent to 142,000 tonnes. This was almost entirely due to the strength of the Chinese market, with shipments more than doubling compared with August 2014. This is the third month in a row when sales of EU pork to China have reached new heights. At 47,900 tonnes, shipments were more than 5,000 tonnes up on the previous record set only a month before. This growth meant that over a third of EU pork exports in August were destined for China. The importance of the Chinese market is emphasised by the fact that shipments to the other major Asian markets, Japan, South Korea,. Read more...

Could Spain Become Largest Pig Producer in EU?

  • 27 Oct 09:22

Spain could become a bigger pig producer in the EU than Germany if it continues at its current growth rate. Karsten Flemin, senior analyst at the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, said during the Herning Conference said that there has been a lot of investment in the sector in Spain and the country’s increase in production has been finding outlets on the Asian market. “This year there has been a big increase, particularly when you see the May and June figures,” Mr Flemin said. Those figures show a 6.2 per cent rise in the Spanish pig herd standing at 26.983 million pigs compared to Germany, whose numbers stood still with just over 28. Read more...

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Asia, a Key Chicken Meat Trading Region

  • 23 Oct 09:07

Asia is a major poultry meat trading region, as a big importer of some products and an exporter of others, writes industry analyst Terry Evans. Poultry accounts for more than 40 per cent of the world meat trade. Discounting trade between EU states, the FAO’s Food Outlook considers that trade in poultry meat will rise by 2.6 per cent this year to reach 13.1 million tonnes. On a global basis chicken meat accounts for more than 90 per cent of the poultry meat trade. For all poultry meat, Asian exports are expected to amount to 2.1 million tonnes while imports could exceed 6.9 million tonnes. Asia plays an important role in the world trade in. Read more...