World meat industry news

World total meat production is forecast to contract in 2020

  • 17 Jun 14:31

World total meat production is forecast to contract in 2020 World total meat production is forecast to fall by 1.7 percent in 2020. World pig meat output is forecast to record a sharp contraction. According to FAO, for the second year in a row,world pig meat outputis forecast to record a sharp contraction, falling to 101 million tonnes in 2020, or 8.0 percent less than in the previous year. Much of the global decline would be on account of China, but also Viet Nam, the Philippines and the USA. In China, the spread of ASF is largely behind a predicted 20 percent fall in pig meat output to 35 million tonnes, following on from the 21 percent retreat already recorded in 2019. With a string of policies launched by the Government. Read more...

Group growth unbraked

  • 17 Jun 14:29

Group growth unbraked The large meat companies in Russia gained further market share last year and were responsible for more than half of the meat production. According to "Agroinvestor.ru", the top 25 companies produced a total of around 5.4 mill. t of meat in carcass weight (cw), which was 420,000 t or 8% more than in 2018, with the Cherkizovo group of companies leading the ranking of the largest meat producers for the fifth year in succession. The listed Group produced almost 830,000 t of cw poultry and pork; compared to the previous year, this was an increase of 128,000 t or 18%. Second place went to Miratorg, the country's largest producer of pork and. Read more...

RUSAGRO TO ASSIGN 2 BILLION RUBLES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TAMBOV MEAT PROCESSING FACTORY

  • 16 Jun 09:37

RUSAGRO TO ASSIGN 2 BILLION RUBLES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TAMBOV MEAT PROCESSING FACTORY Since the end of 2019, Rusagro Group has launched a project to increase the capacity of a meat factory in the Tambov Region. In the fourth quarter of 2019, the company has already invested 1.4 billion rubles in the project. The total investment will amount to 2 billion rubles, Kommersant writes with reference to the company's annual report. According to Rusagro, slaughter productivity should increase by a third. Earlier, the company talked about increasing the capacity of the slaughter of Tambov Bacon LLC from 4.5 to 7.2 thousand heads per day, and the deboning line from 3.5 to 4.75 thousand heads per day. At the same time, new pig farms of the group are. Read more...

Russia: Strong increase of pork exports in Q1

  • 16 Jun 09:35

Russia: Strong increase of pork exports in Q1 In the first quarter of 2020, Russia exported 36,500 tonnes of pork, 66% more than during the same period of the previous year. That analysis was shared with Pig Progress by Lybov Savkina, commercial director of the Russian analytical agency Emeat. In comparison to 2019, exports of both frozen pork (+333%) and bacon (+322%) skyrocketed, Savkina said. The major markets for Russian pork were Hong Kong (30% share), Ukraine (28%), Belarus (20%), and Vietnam (14%). Russia exported pork worth US$ 58.8 million at an average price of US$ 1.61/kg. Different pork products to different countries Russian companies exported different products to different countries,. Read more...

PAVA-PAVA ENTERS CHARCUTERIE MARKET

  • 15 Jun 11:20

PAVA-PAVA ENTERS CHARCUTERIE MARKET Trading Company Cherkizovo has started selling Pava-Pava turkey charcuteries. The brand's expansion into the new segment comes as a response to customer demands. Over the year, this category has been showing a double-digit growth in Russia. The first Pava-Pava charcuteries were delivered to federal retail chains this week. Their range currently consists of three products– hot dogs, Mramornaya ham, and Nezhnoye fillet, all made from 100% turkey meat (breasts and thighs) with high protein and low fat content. More is in the pipeline. Pava-Pava products have been manufactured since 2017 by Tambov Turkey, an equal-stake joint venture between Cherkizovo Group. Read more...

Booming Airline Business: Flying Pigs To China In 747 Jumbo Jets

  • 15 Jun 11:16

Booming Airline Business: Flying Pigs To China In 747 Jumbo Jets Measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus amplified those swine shortages and accelerated attempts to boost the population of domestic herds. The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on commercial aviation, but Alexey Isaykin's cargo carrier has been fully loaded. Volga-Dnepr Group has flown more than 3,000 breeding pigs to China from France this year. The animals -- transported 6,450 miles (10,400 kilometers) in wooden crates in the hold of a Boeing 747 cargo plane -- are being used to restore local livestock levels to help mitigate shortages in the world's largest pork market after an outbreak of African swine fever decimated China's hog herds. Measures. Read more...

“German-Russian Agrarian and Political Dialogue” highlights the prospects for the national agro-industrial complexes

  • 11 Jun 10:11

“German-Russian Agrarian and Political Dialogue” highlights the prospects for the national agro-industrial complexes The regular meeting of the German-Russian Agrarian-Political Dialogue Project Council featured the Deputy Minister’s of Agriculture Sergei Levin report affirming that cooperation between the two countries in the agricultural sector remains much fruitful. The event was also attended by the Parliamentary Secretary of State under the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture of the Federal Republic of Germany Uwe Fayler, representatives of the Committee of the Federation Council on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management of the Russian Federation, the State Duma Committee on Agriculture, the German Embassy in Moscow, the German Peasant Union and. Read more...

Russia’s withdrawal from WTO unreasonable, says minister

  • 11 Jun 10:11

Russia’s withdrawal from WTO unreasonable, says minister Russia is now able to protect the interests of domestic enterprises, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov stressed. It is unreasonable for Russia to withdraw from the World Trade Organization (WTO) now, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said addressing the State Duma’s deputies on Wednesday. "It took us very long, almost 16 years, to enter the organization. All expected maximum benefits and results. It is very challenging to calculate the result in terms of value. <…> Unfortunately, amid the current situation in the world, hardly anybody takes notice of the WTO and [countries] assume preferential measures. We also protect our. Read more...

Number of Working Enterprises in Moscow up to 54% as Restrictions Lifted

  • 10 Jun 10:47

Number of Working Enterprises in Moscow up to 54% as Restrictions Lifted The number of working enterprises in Moscow rose to 54% after part of restrictive measures imposed for prevention of the coronavirus infection spread were lifted,Evotorsaid in its research, obtained byTASS. The data of Evotor online cash registers were used for the analysis – over 650,000 devices all across Russia. “Last week Moscow became the driver of small and mid-sized businesses growth. Non-food trade was allowed in the capital starting June 1 at the second stage of easing restrictions and the services sector partially resumed work. As a result, Moscow’s small business started to revive. The number of working enterprises rose to 54% from the. Read more...

Russia wants to cut import-dependence breeding stock

  • 10 Jun 10:42

Russia wants to cut import-dependence breeding stock Russia must gradually start decreasing its dependency on imported breeding stock, Russian deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko stated recently. To make things happen a new programme titled ‘Establishing a national competitive meat chicken crossbreed for growing broilers’, was adopted. “Our main priority is guaranteeing food security in the main agricultural sectors. Meeting the demand of our producers with seeding and breeding material is an important part of that job,” Abramchenko explained. “Unfortunately we see a strong import-dependence in these fields. For example, in the broiler industry, we import around 98% of the. Read more...