World meat industry news

Kazakhstan to export beef to China

  • 8 Nov 09:56

Kazakhstan to export beef to China China is to open its market for Kazakhstani beef. Chinese veterinary inspectors are due to inspect five Kazakhstani beef processors in the near future, Forbes.kz reports. Maksut Baktibayev, chairman of the board of the Meat Union of Kazakhstan, told Forbes that the inspection will take place sometime in mid-November. Mr Baktibayev expects shipments of frozen beef and cattle to be launched to China in 2019. Kazakhstan did not receive export approval for beef from the Chinese authorities as the country was considered unfavorable because of the foot and mouth disease outbreaks. Forbes.kz says that after the visit of the president Nursultan Nazarbayev to China an. Read more...

Global Food Prices Dip in October

  • 7 Nov 09:49

Global Food Prices Dip in October International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today. TheFAO Food Price Index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 163.5 points in October, down 0.9 per cent from September and 7.4 per cent below its level a year earlier. The FAO Dairy Price Index led the overall decline, slipping 4.8 per cent from the previous month and 34 per cent below the peak reached in February 2014. The weaker prices reflect increased export supplies across all major dairy products, especially from New. Read more...

Brazil to resume pork and beef exports to Russia

  • 6 Nov 12:42

Brazil to resume pork and beef exports to Russia Russia has lifted the ban on pork and beef imports from nine Brazilian plants. The market previously closed in December 2017 after the Russian authorities discovered a feed additive that is banned in the country in some shipments. Russia's veterinarian watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor announced on Wednesday that it ended the 11-month ban. The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) expects the country's pork exports to increase by 20,000 tonnes this year to 640,000 tonnes, Reuters reports. The Secretary of Agricultural Defense at MAPA, Luis Rangel said there had been "intense work on traceability and segregation in production to meet the requirements. Read more...

Russian wheat export prices fall due to competition with U.S. Wheat

  • 2 Nov 10:00

Russian wheat export prices fall due to competition with U.S. Wheat Russian wheat export prices fell last week due to intensified competition with U.S. wheat for supplies to Egypt, the world’s largest importer and the top buyer of Russian wheat, analysts said. Chicago wheat prices, the global benchmark, had been falling last week until Friday when they jumped as U.S. wheat became one of the winning origins – for the first time in many months – at a tender of GASC, Egypt’s state buyer. Black Sea prices for Russian wheat with 12.5 percent protein content and for delivery in November were $224 per tonne on a free on board (FOB) basis at the end of last week, down $7 from a week earlier, Russian. Read more...

FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development

  • 1 Nov 09:36

FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries — but also says that changes in policies and practices are needed in order to optimize those contributions. According toWorld Livestock: Transforming the livestock sector through the Sustainable Development Goals, the debate around livestock production has so far been largely focused on how the sector can produce more to satisfy surging demand for animal products and feed a growing global population while at the same time reducing its environmental footprint. While. Read more...

High costs in halal certification world could impede the expansion of the market

  • 31 Oct 10:55

High costs in halal certification world could impede the expansion of the market The growth of the global halal food market could suffer from the diverse certification systems that exist today and the high costs to meet all the requirements. In 2013, according to the current projection, the global halal food market is supposed to reach a value of $1,863 billion, up by 6.1% from the value of $1,303 billion reported last year. Nevertheless, the chaos for producers persist as long they have to pay different taxes for certification to more than 300 officially-recognised halal certifiers globally. Halal falls below global best practices due to a lack of commonly-accepted standards among these numerous certifiers, which often result in duplicate. Read more...

Genesus Global Market Report: Russia October 2018

  • 30 Oct 10:40

Genesus Global Market Report: Russia October 2018 The Russian pig Price remains strong at 107 Roubles (US$1.65) per kg live-weight including 10% VAT. by Simon Grey, General Manager Russia CIS and Europe, Genesus Inc. Prices are following the normal annual trend downwards at this time of the year. With production costs around 65 Roubles per kg ( $1US /kg) for good producer’s Russian pig farmers remain very happy. Last week Genesus attended the annual Golden Autumn show in Moscow with our Russian supplier, AgroEco. The show was very well attended. We were pleased to be told that AgroEco get the highest price for their slaughter pigs in Russia. This is in part due to the excellent meat-eating quality. Read more...

Miratorg increased its pork production by 1.9%

  • 29 Oct 10:06

Miratorg increased its pork production by 1.9% In the first nine months of this year, Russian meat producer Miratorg has increased its pork production by 1.9% to 312 thousand tons in live weight. Miratorg's pig-breeding division includes 28 modern pig complexes. Pig-breeding sites of the agricultural holding are located on the territory of Belgorod and Kursk regions. The number of pigs at the end of September in the company's pig farms amounted to 2.23 million heads. Over the past 3 quarters of the current year, the largest in Russia high-tech enterprise SK Korocha processed more than 2.63 million heads of pigs, producing 255 thousand tons of products, which is 2% more than in 2017. Production. Read more...

Russia’s egg industry’s net profit dropped by $ 254 million in 2017

  • 26 Oct 10:11

Russia’s egg industry’s net profit dropped by $ 254 million in 2017 Russia’s egg industry’s net profit dropped by $ 254 million in 2017, as the wholesale prices on the domestic market fell during the year, ending up at $ 0.56 per ten eggs. Market research by the Russian Union of Poultry Farmers (Rosptitsesoyuz) notes a 14% drop compared to 2016. The continuous fall in egg prices that started late in 2016 has already pushed the profitability of the average Russian egg farm down to 3% to 7%, from 12% to 14% seen just a few years ago. What is even worse is that this trend seems to be gaining momentum. Russia produced 44.5 billion eggs in 2017, 2% more than in the previous year. This drives the. Read more...

ASF China: South affected; Japan finds virus in meat

  • 25 Oct 10:41

ASF China: South affected; Japan finds virus in meat African Swine Fever (ASF) has descended to also affect more areas in the south of China, including Yunnan, Hunan and one more in Zhejiang. In addition, Japan has reported the finding of ASF virus in imported meat at an airport. The batch has been destroyed.Photo: Shutterstock This weekend, the Chinese authorities reported about 2 outbreaks on small farms near Zhaotong, Zhenxiong county, in Yunnan province. So far the southernmost outbreak of ASF in China had been near Wenzhou, at about 450 km south of Shanghai. Yunnan close to major pig producing areas Worryingly, this province borders major pig producing province Sichuan. On top, the area provides a lot of pork. Read more...