World meat industry news

Important facility appeared on agro-industrial map of Minsk region

  • 31 Aug 11:15

Important facility appeared on agro-industrial map of Minsk region An important facility has appeared on the agro-industrial map of the Minsk region. A new barn for 300 cows has been opened in the Starye Dorogi district. It is a part of the milk complex of the agricultural enterprise "Shapchitsy-Agro", one of the leaders in the area. The farm produces almost 7.5 thousand kilograms of milk per cow a year. It is more than the average index in the country. All of the products are of the highest quality. A part of milk goes for processing to the town of Turov, Gomel region, where the quality requirements are the most stringent. In total, the production volumes at Shapchitsy exceed. Read more...

Exports of agricultural products in the first half of the year increased by 18% and exceeded 13 billion dollars

  • 31 Aug 11:12

Exports of agricultural products in the first half of the year increased by 18% and exceeded 13 billion dollars "According to the data for the first half of 2020, taking into account fooddata for the EEU countries, Russia has delivered agricultural products to foreign markets with a total value of more than 13 billion dollars. These results are 2 billion dollars or 18% higher than during the same period last year," Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko said. She noted that China became the leading buyer of domestic agricultural products in 2020, with 1.9 billion dollars worth of imported Russian food supply. That is a 35% increase compared to the the same period in 2019. Turkey came in second with an indicator of 1.5 billion dollars (+42%). It was followed by. Read more...

RUSSIAN SOYBEAN SECTOR TO CHALLENGE AMERICAN IMPORT SUPREMACY

  • 28 Aug 13:05

RUSSIAN SOYBEAN SECTOR TO CHALLENGE AMERICAN IMPORT SUPREMACY The soybean is an edible legume native to East Asia. For Russians that means it’s a native of Siberia. Eighteen months ago, President Vladimir Putin declared Russian soybeans to be the best in the world. The president was on a tour of the Russian Far East, the region of the country where most Russian soybeans are grown. He promised to increase federal budget support to accelerate the rate of growth of the soybean harvest until Russia can become self-sufficient in soybeans, and do without imports from the world’s two largest sources, the US and Brazil. The Russian harvest has been breaking records, but for the time being, it is far short of the. Read more...

Russian pork exports to surpass 100,000 tonnes

  • 28 Aug 12:17

Russian pork exports to surpass 100,000 tonnes Rusian pork prices have increased by 50% since the beginning of the year, reaching to 122.6 roubles ($1.64). Besides the depreciation of 12% for the Rouble in front of the US dollar, there is strong demand for pork both in the domestic market and abroad, in South East Asia, considers Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe, Genesus Inc. "Russia’s exports of pig meat are increasing, especially to South East Asia. Total quantity exported is expected to exceed 100 Thousand Tonnes this year. This is the production from about 40,000 sows or about 2% of the total sow herd. The increase is good news for producers, but with continued expansion in progress. Read more...

Cherkizovo Group become a member of the National Union of Transport and Logistics Experts

  • 27 Aug 11:52

Cherkizovo Group  become a member of the National Union of Transport and Logistics Experts Cherkizovo Group's BICOM Distribution Center has become a member of the National Union of Transport and Logistics Experts. This move will help Cherkizovo enhance its cooperation with logistics companies and strengthen its stance in negotiations with public authorities. The admission ceremony for BICOM, Cherkizovo Group’s warehouse facility in Moscow, was held at the annual meeting of the Union’s members attended by Business Russia representatives. The Union's other members include over 20major Russian production enterprises, logistics and transport companies as well as some of Russia’s leading R&D centers. “Our motto. Read more...

EEC to preserve Russian meat import quotas in 2021

  • 27 Aug 11:50

EEC to preserve Russian meat import quotas in 2021 The Center for Agroanalytics under the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia informs that the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) decided to keep quotas on meat imports in the Russian Federation in 2021 at the current year level. In particular, the quota for the import of beef next year will be 570 thousand tons (including 40 thousand tons of chilled meat), and the quota for the import of poultry meat - 364 thousand tons (100 thousand tons of minced meat, 250 thousand tons of halves and quarters of broiler carcasses, 14 thousand tons of frozen turkey meat). Previously, there was a pork import quota, but in 2020 it was replaced by a 25 percent duty as part of Russia's. Read more...

In January-July, Russia increased the agricultural production by 3.3%

  • 26 Aug 11:55

In January-July, Russia increased the agricultural production by 3.3% In January-July of 2020, the production volumes of agricultural commodities in Russia totaled 2.247 tln RUR in current prices, an increase of 3.3% compared with the figures in the same period last year, reported the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat). It should be noted that for the first six months of 2020, the growth of production in the agricultural sector of Russia totaled 3%. In particular, in July 2020 the production figures in the agricultural sector increased by 4% compared with the same month last year — to 588.7 bln RUR. Also, Rosstat stressed that the reporting. Read more...

In Russian Far East farmers increased the number of pigs by 70%

  • 26 Aug 11:44

In Russian Far East farmers  increased the number of pigs by 70% Farmers of Primorsky region in six months have increased the number of pigs by 70%. The growth was due to importof animals. "Compared to last year, the number of pigs increased by 70% - up to 150 thousand heads. The growth was due to new imports of animals after the foot and mouth disease epidemic, an increase in the number of livestock in biologically protected agricultural enterprises," the statement says. The press service of the regional government told TASS that regional enterprises provide the region with pork by 16% now. The regional Ministry of Agriculture specified that the companies "Mercy Trade" and "Primorsky Bacon" produced. Read more...

Protests in Belarus could disrupt poultry trade with Russia

  • 25 Aug 10:50

Protests in Belarus could disrupt poultry trade with Russia The prolonged demonstrations against the official results of Presidential elections in Belarus could disrupt food trade with Russia, Russian magazine Agroinvestor warned. Belarusian independent media reported strikes at some of Belarus’s largest factories, including the BelAZ truck plant in Zhodino, the Minsk Tractor Works, and others. The strikes are taking place exclusively within state-owned companies. This fact makes the poultry industry rather vulnerable, as the government operates most poultry farms and processing facilities in the country. However, so far, there were no reports regarding production halts at poultry farms or meat-processing. Read more...

Lamb consumption fell by almost 10% in six months

  • 25 Aug 10:48

Lamb consumption fell by almost 10% in six months Lamb consumption in Russia in the first half of the year decreased by 9.1%, to 56.4 thousand tons, according to the data of the National Union of Pig Breeders. This is the most notable drop in sales of all types of meat. Thus, sales of poultry meat over the same period decreased by 2%, to 2.4 million tons, beef - by 1.3%, to 755 thousand tons. Pork consumption increased by 5.2% to 1.93 million tons. Agrifood Strategies President Albert Davleev suggests that the decline in mutton sales was associated with the COVID-19 pandemic: about 95% of this type of meat is sold through markets and off-chain points of sale, which were closed in the first place. The expert says. Read more...