World meat industry news

Russia expects ASF virus to spread to Germany, France and Southeast Asia

  • 29 Jan 09:37

Russia expects ASF virus to spread to Germany, France and Southeast Asia The prediction belongs to the head of the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Sergey Dankvert. 2019 may be the year when ASF virus will continue to spread in several countries in two regions of the world: Western Europe and Southeast Asia, according toUrdu Point News. The prediction belongs to the head of the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Sergey Dankvert, who believes that France and Germany are going to be hit by the disease, along with Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines. "This year we expect the ASF to spread in France and Germany. And Southeast Asia,. Read more...

The share of counterfeit meat in the Moscow region is almost 26%

  • 29 Jan 09:36

The share of counterfeit meat in the Moscow region is almost 26% The share of counterfeit meat and meat products in Moscow, the Moscow and Tula regions in 2018 amounted to almost 26%, reports RNS with reference to the head of the regional department of the Rosselkhoznadzor Yevgeny Antonov. According to him, a total of 269 samples were withdrawn from local groceries. As it became known earlier, in January-November 2018 the department checked more than 26 thousand lots of livestock products and animal feed. In 16% of cases there. Read more...

Global poultry research hub launched

  • 28 Jan 11:10

Global poultry research hub launched A new global research hub that will drive improvements to poultry health has formally launched.The One Health Poultry Hub, which is funded by two British investment bodies will primarily focus on managing the risk of animal-to-human disease as demand for poultrymeat and eggs increases. Reducing the risk of food poisoning, avian influenza and the misuse of antibiotics will be among the principle threats that the new body will address. It will focus on improvements in South and Southeast Asia, where the hub considers the need for “safe sustainable poultry production is most urgent”. London’s Royal Veterinary College will lead the group, with. Read more...

Miratorg triples production of rose veal to 7.340 tons in 2018

  • 28 Jan 10:20

Miratorg triples production of rose veal to 7.340 tons in 2018 Miratorg, Russia’s leading meat producer, reports that in 2018 its pilot farm for growing and finishing dairy valves triples production of rose veal to 7.340 tons in comparison with 2017 year. The infrastructure project for veal production is unique for Russia: it is the only farm in the country that supplies this type of product on a commercial scale. The project was launched at the beginning of 2017 and has already reached its planned capacity of 30.000 heads per year. Miratorg operates own dairy farm to supply calves from and also has been purchasing calves from the market: the number of contractors increased almost by one third in 2018. Calves at the age from. Read more...

Miratorg increases pork production by 1.9% to 423 thousand tons in 2018

  • 25 Jan 09:48

Miratorg increases pork production by 1.9% to 423 thousand tons in 2018 ABH Miratorg, the largest agribusiness holding in Russia, increaseы pork production in live weight by 1.9% to 423 thousand tons in 2018 in comparison with 2017 year. Miratorg is a leading producer of pork with more than 90 production sites located in Belgorod and Kursk regions. The company strategic goal is to increase the pork production to 1 million tons in live weight, which will significantly increase the economic and physical availability of pork for consumers on the domestic market and boost Miratorg’s export potential. Vertically integrated production chain of the holding includes the largest in Russia high-tech meat processing enterprise SK Korocha. The. Read more...

The meat industry is leading in production growth

  • 25 Jan 09:47

The meat industry is leading in production growth The meat industry of the Russian Federation in 2018 became the leader in terms of production growth rates in the agricultural sector, Interfax reports. According to Rosstat, meat production (the exception is poultry meat) reached 2.7 million tons, which is 12.4% more than in 2017. Poultry meat production fell by 0.5% to 4.8 million tons. The production of meat and meat-containing semi-finished products grew by 7.2% to 3.3 million tons, sausages - by 1% to 2.3 million tons, canned meat decreased by 5.8% to 605 million conditional cans. The Russian meat market in 2018 was “very emotionally saturated,” said Institute for Agricultural Market Studies. Read more...

Experts will tell how beef cattle breeding will help the development of rural areas

  • 24 Jan 11:20

Experts will tell how beef cattle breeding will help the development of rural areas At the First All-Russian Congress of Enterprises of the Meat Cattle Breeding Industry, which will be held on February 6, 2019 in Moscow, the participants of the event will ask the state authorities to support the main provisions of the “Concept for the sustainable development of meat cattle breeding in Russia for the period up to 2030” in the next 10-12 years. This is stated in the draft resolution published on the website of the National Union of Beef Producers (NUBP). In addition, the heads of the National Association of Cattle Industrialists (NAS), the National Meat Association (IA), the Federal State Budget Scientific Institution of Food Systems named. Read more...

Russia: ASF reduced backyard farms; large farms profit

  • 24 Jan 10:26

Russia: ASF reduced backyard farms; large farms profit Backyard farming, once the major method of pig production in Russia, is bit by bit becoming a rare phenomenon. Especially as a consequence of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, only larger pig farms managed to bounce back, like e.g. in Kaliningrad. Not surprisingly, overall pig production by backyard production has shrunk in recent years. According to estimates by the Russian Union of Pork Producers, backyard farmers accounted for 1.1 million tonnes in 2005. That figure had almost halved to be 630,000 tonnes in 2015, according to the union. By 2024, it is projected that the total output by backyard pig farms is further reduced to somewhere between 200,000. Read more...

How will the pig industry develop in Russia in 2019

  • 23 Jan 10:52

How will the pig industry develop  in Russia in 2019 Yuri Kovalev, Director General of the National Union of Pig Producers, told about the key challenges that will affect the development of the domestic pig industry in 2019 in the Ministry of Agriculture. Thus, a significant (60-80%) increase in the price of grain will lead to an increase in the cost of production of pig production by 10-15%.Wholesale prices will decrease by 5-10% due to the continued growth in the supply of pork tothe market (160 thousand tons of additional production + 80-100 thousand tons of additional imports from Brazil). The state and business are stepping up joint work to open the markets of Southeast Asia, above all China.All possible measures will. Read more...

Cherkizovo to invest almost $3.7 million in Altaisky Broiler

  • 23 Jan 10:50

Cherkizovo to invest almost $3.7 million in Altaisky Broiler Russian meat giant Cherkizovo Group announced it will invest over 250 million rubles ($3.7 million) to upgrade Altaisky Broiler's production facilities. Last December, the Group announced the acquisition of Altaisky Broiler for RUB 4.6 bn ($69 million). Altaisky Broiler is also among the largest poultry producing companies in the Siberian Federal District, with a yearly output of 67 thousand tons (live weight) of poultry products (58 thousand tons of finished products). Altaisky Broiler has a hatchery, a feed mill, four fattening sites, a slaughterhouse, and a meat packing plant in Biysk. The Siberian company offers around 100 chilled and frozen. Read more...