World meat industry news

The head of the Rosselkhoznadzor accused the regions of underreporting animal morbidity data

  • 4 Dec 08:56

The head of the Rosselkhoznadzor accused the regions of underreporting animal morbidity data The regional authorities of Russia dissemble data on dangerous animal diseases, said Rosselkhoznadzor. This point of view at the first meeting of the permanent anti-epizootic commission under the government of the Russian Federation was expressed by the head of the Russian watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert. "They supervise themselves. And we can`t do the work that is needed to be done and can`t take measures needed. In addition, we have a delay in taking measures and there is a delay associated with concealing diseases," he said. In this regard, Dankvert stressed the need for the transfer of authority to monitor the work of regional veterinary. Read more...

Ministry of Agriculture to develop horse breeding in Russia

  • 3 Dec 12:31

Ministry of Agriculture to develop horse breeding  in Russia On November 27 Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev held a meeting on the development of horse breeding in Russia. The event was attended by the largest horse breeders, as well as the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and of the scientific community, the press service of the agricultural department reports. As Dmitry Patrushev noted, horse breeding historically occupies a special place in the livestock industry of Russia. For the last 12 years the number of horses in Russia has been growing steadily and today amounts more than 1.4 million heads. Horse owners are provided with subsidies to compensate the costs of breeding activities, and the annual. Read more...

Russian turkey meat producer to expand business into lamb

  • 3 Dec 10:37

Russian turkey meat producer to expand business into lamb Russia's largest turkey meat producer plans to open a new line of business which will focus on lamb meat production in the Stavropol region after it reached an investment agreement with the regional authorities. The goal of the project is to create a production for fattening and slaughtering sheep with a capacity of up to 15 thousand tons in slaughter weight per year. The company expects to implement the project in a year and a half. The project is being implemented within the framework of an investment agreement between the group of companies “Damate” and the Government of the Stavropol Territory. The investment in the project will amount to. Read more...

Russia introduces new sanctions

  • 30 Nov 09:06

Russia introduces new sanctions Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has banned all transit supplies of US poultry products through the country’s territory into Kazakhstan, claiming that some of these products are being re-exported back to Russia, by-passing the food embargo. In an official statement Rosselkhoznadzor claimed the new restrictions against US poultry had to be introduced "because of the threat of supplying products with unknown origin, as well as products made of raw materials with unknown origin to the Russian marker.” This was due to the absence of a traceability system for products subject to veterinary control in Kazakhstan's meat. Read more...

Moscow region self-sufficient in poultry meat and pork - Ministry of Agriculture

  • 30 Nov 09:03

Moscow region self-sufficient in poultry meat and pork - Ministry of Agriculture The Moscow region is almost 100% self-sufficient in poultry and pork, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the region Igor Zharov on Wednesday. "We have achieved results in the Moscow region in almost 100% self-sufficiency in pork and poultry industry, but we should not stand still and will go for export," said Zharov at the Milk Forum in the Government House of the Moscow Region. The Deputy Minister explained that it is necessary to supply both meat and meat products produced in the Moscow region to foreign markets. As reported, agricultural exports of the Moscow region will increase to $ 1.5 billion. Read more...

ASF China: Virus in Beijing; Thailand finds ASF in sausages

  • 29 Nov 11:08

ASF China: Virus in Beijing; Thailand finds ASF in sausages African Swine Fever continues to spread in China with now 80 reported cases in 20 areas. Since this weekend, that also includes the metropolitan area of Beijing. In the meantime, the virus has also been found in the luggage of Chinese travellers to Thailand. Photo: 123RF On Monday, the ThaiDepartment of Livestock Development(DLD) reported thattraces of ASF had been found in sausagesbrought by Chinese tourists, arriving in Thailand through Chiang Rai airport in the north of the country, according to Pasusart News. The travellers came from Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. The finding confirms that the virus has many ways to spread. Earlier, similar. Read more...

Mutton prices continued rising in October

  • 29 Nov 10:59

Mutton prices continued rising in October In October 2018 mutton (except of boneless meat) prices in Russia were estimated at 369.88 rubles / kg. That was up 0.5% comparing to the previous month, and 7.7% more than in October 2017. Since the beginning of the year, the price of this product has increased by 3.4%. That`s a new record for at least 3 years. For the period from January 2016 the minimum pork price was fixed in January 2017 (338.40 rub./kg), according to SoyaNews; the maximum price was fixed in October 2018 (369.88 rubles / kg). The most expensive beef in October 2018 was sold in the Far Eastern Federal District (519.31 rubles / kg), the cheapest - in the North Caucasus region (312.05 rubles. Read more...

Miratorg launches premix production with a capacity of 60 thousand tons per year

  • 28 Nov 10:27

Miratorg launches premix production with a capacity of 60 thousand tons per year Miratorg, Russia major meat producer, announces the launch of premix production with a capacity of 60 thousand tons per year in Bryansk region. The company invests 1 bln roubles to build from the scratch the state of the art production facility to enhance current vertically-integrated production chain from «field to fork». The high-tech mill ensures the company meets a growing demand for vitamin and mineral supplements to animal feed as pork and beef production aim to increase two times by 2023. Miratorg feedstuff arm include 4 feed mills with a total capacity of 1.66 million tons of mixed feed per year, which 100% meets the need for feeds of. Read more...

Pork prices down in October

  • 28 Nov 10:25

Pork prices down in October In October 2018 pork (except of boneless meat) prices in Russia were estimated at 272.35 rubles / kg. That was down 0.4% comparing to the previous month, but 5.3% more than in October 2017. Since the beginning of the year, the price of this product has increased by 6.9%. For the period from January 2016 the minimum pork price was fixed in March 2018 (248.73 rub./kg), according to SoyaNews; the maximum - in September 2018 (273.44 rubles / kg). The most expensive beef in October 2018was sold in the Far Eastern Federal District (332.87 rubles / kg), the cheapest - in the Privolzhsky region. Read more...

Belarus reports meat exports growth of 11%

  • 27 Nov 10:00

Belarus reports meat exports growth of 11% During the first 9 months of the year, the country exported meat and meat products to 17 markets.In the first three quarters, Belarusian meat exports have increased by 11% compared to the same period of 2017, reaching a total value of $724 million, according to BelTA news agency. Today, Belarus sells meat products to 17 countries. In January-September 2018 the country increased its meat exports by 11% to $724 million. The geography of supplies is very wide. Traditional markets include the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and the CIS. Belarus sells meat products to far-distance countries as well, including the Asian market. Belarus has also launched deliveries of. Read more...