World meat industry news

New French label promotes pork from France

  • 25 Sep 08:52

The French pig industry has launched its own pork label to stimulate pork consumption in its own country. Paul Auffray, chairman of the French federation for pork production (FNP), toldPig Progress' sister titleBoerderijthat the new label is embraced by the entire production chain, which includes retailers. Ensuring clarity about birth place of pigs For consumers, the label ensures clarity about France having been the place of birth of animals. This way, Auffray emphasised, guarantees are given for food safety and consumers can be sure that it is the domestic economy that will profit. French consumers are thus invited to eat more French meat.. Read more...

Kazakhstan to expand poultry export potential

  • 24 Sep 08:15

Kazakh poultry producers intend to increase the geographical reach of exports within the coming several years, according to the country’s Union of Poultry Farmers. Kazakhstan is one of the few countries in the CIS, where the government supports the development of the poultry industry. This year the volume of grants amounted to more than KZT 8 billion (US$28 million) for poultry, and more than KZT 9 billion (US$31.4 million) for the production of eggs. Poultry export potential in China and Middle East Poultry farmers are fully meeting Kazakhstan's internal demand. This year the country plans to produce 190,000 tonnes of meat and almost 5 billion of. Read more...

EU Pig Prices: Steady Quotations

  • 24 Sep 08:12

Hardly any movement is observed on the European pig slaughter market this week. As expected, the northern states’ last week’s price increases could be maintained on the level achieved. The South, on the other hand, goes on flagging for seasonal reasons. It becomes obvious that discontentment is very severe among the market participants all over Europe at the moment. The conflict seems to be escalating between the offering and the purchasing sides. The quantities of live pigs on offer are increasing everywhere with the general price level being far too low for the feeding side. Needless to say that at the same time the processing side states the. Read more...

Russia looking to boost trade with Brunei

  • 23 Sep 12:08

Russia is looking for an “incremental trade turn” in the near future with Brunei, Viktor Tarusin, Russia-ASEAN Business Council Executive Director,toldthe Brunei Times. “We just need respective positive actions from our prospective partners such as Brunei Petroleum,” Tarusin told the paper. ”Our investors are waiting for the green light to move in.” He added that Russia and Brunei could boost trade with cooperation in the oil and gas industry, but did not. Read more...

Brazil Pork Sales to Eastern Europe Growing in 2015

  • 23 Sep 12:06

Brazilian exports of pork between January and August this year totalled 340,800 tons. The number, according to surveys of the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) is 4.4 per cent higher than in the same period of 2014, when 326,500 tons were shipped. With this performance, Brazilian pork exporters obtained revenues of $826.6 million, 16.6 per cent lower than the number recorded in the same comparative period last year. "The accumulated surplus for the year was driven by the strong pace of shipments made in August. The flow must be maintained throughout the second half, confirming the forecast for 2015 ABPA high in volumes shipped," said the chief. Read more...

More Russian Village Pigs Test Positive for ASF

  • 22 Sep 10:35

An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been discovered in a swine herd in the village of Velikodvorsky, Gus Hrustalnyi, Vladimirskaya region. Of the 29 pigs susceptible in the village herd, three cases were reported leading to three deaths and the destroyment of the. Read more...

Cherkizovo Group Begins Tambov Turkey Project Construction

  • 22 Sep 10:33

Cherkizovo Group and Grupo Fuertes have launched the first phase of construction of the facilities for the Tambov Turkey project.The first phase of construction includes 4 buildings at rearing facility No. 3, 12 buildings at fattening facility No. 3 and a modern hatchery with capacity of 5.9 million eggs per year. It will be the most important processing facility in the production chain of high-quality turkey meat, and will allow complete independence from outside supplies of turkey chicks and provide the required number of birds per day. The grand opening of the company's new facilities in Pervomaisky District of Tambov Region included official events attended. Read more...

China Hog Markets

  • 21 Sep 13:16

China: it is the pork powerhouse of the world with over 51 per cent of the world’s population of pigs raised within China, writes Ron Lane, Business Director Asia Pacific. Looking at the size of the breakdown of the inventory for July, 2015, the adjusted information from MOA is indicating 385.57 million on-farm pigs and a 38.78 million sow herd (as compared to June at 384.80 million on-farm pigs and a 39.02 million sow herd). The July 2015, 385.57 million on-farm inventory is up 0.02 per cent from last month (June, 2015). This is the first increase in several months. However, the total drop in on-farm pigs as compared to July, 2014 is 10.3 per cent . Looking at. Read more...

Crimea threatened with commodity blockade from Ukraine; local authorities find threats futile

  • 21 Sep 13:15

The plans of Crimean Tatar activists and 'Ukrainian patriots' to block commodity deliveries to Crimea were announced by Verkhovna Rada members Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov. Their initiative is being backed by members of the radical Right Sector banned in Russia. The plans of Crimean Tatar activists and 'Ukrainian patriots' to block commodity deliveries to Crimea were announced by Verkhovna Rada members Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov. Their initiative is being backed by members of the radical Right Sector banned in Russia. The promises of the politicians have not affected the volume of turnover on the border, head of Crimea Sergei. Read more...

Paraguay Working Beef Back into Russia

  • 18 Sep 10:28

Paraguayan trade officials met on Monday to discuss a proposed action plan to reopen meat shipments into the Russian market. Meetings are scheduled with Russian regulators and a further talk in October will clarify the requirements of Russia’s market, a government spokesperson said. Meat exports were suspended earlier, blocking six processing units, and halting the shipments of Paraguayan beef - 31 per cent of Russian imports. In March, Saudi Arabia granted Paraguay access for live poultry. Read more...