World meat industry news

Four regions in Ukraine were declared ASF-free in 2018

  • 15 Jan 09:34

Four regions in Ukraine were declared ASF-free in 2018 There was also a decrease of 13% in the number of outbreaks compared to 2017. Ukraine has recorded 142 cases of the African swine fever (ASF) virus since the beginning of 2018. The number is representing a decline of 13% compared to the previous year, according to a press release from State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service. According to official data, 93 cases were reported in domestic pigs, while other 37 were found in wild boar population. A dozen cases in dead animals near villages were also detected. “Against the general background of the positive dynamics in reducing the number of cases of ASF, there is concern about the increase in the. Read more...

The first breeding and genetic center in Russia to be ipened in 2019 in the Kaliningrad region

  • 15 Jan 09:33

The first breeding and genetic center in Russia to be ipened in 2019 in the Kaliningrad region The investment project for the construction of the first in Russia breeding and genetic center in dairy cattle breeding, which will result in genetic breeding products, is planned to be implemented in the Kaliningrad region in 2019, reports the regional governor Anton Alikhanov. "In 2019, the Zalessky Milk group of companies together with German partners MASTERRIND and RBB companies plan to implement an unique investment project for the construction of Russia's first breeding and genetic center in dairy cattle breeding", the governor said. He added that the total cost of the project is estimated at 629 million rubles. The tripartite agreement between. Read more...

Miratorg increases its production of high-quality beef

  • 14 Jan 08:51

Miratorg increases its production of high-quality beef Russia meat producer Miratorg has increased its production of high-quality beef by 32% to 108 thousand tons in live weight in 2018 compared to the previous year. The company operated 94 farms in Bryansk, Kaluga, Oryol, Smolensk, Tula and Kaliningrad regions with a total herd of over 600 thousand animals, two feedlots and a high-tech slaughtering and processing plant with the capacity of 150 thousand tons of products per year. “We see that HoReCa and retail chains need the high-quality beef more than ever. Thus, we focused on the further increase in production, expansion of the product range while keeping quality standards uncompromised. According to the business. Read more...

The largest poultry producer of Belarus is ready to produce poultry meat in Russia

  • 14 Jan 08:50

The largest poultry producer of Belarus is ready to produce poultry meat in  Russia Company "Servolux", which occupies a third of the Belarusian market of broiler meat, is looking for a production platform in Russia, writes the newspaper "Kommersant". The manufacturer, which already supplies up to 80 thousand tons of products per year in the Russian Federation, will have its own capacity to protect itself in the event of trade conflicts between the two states. According to the newspaper, this may be the first case of localization of poultry meat production in Russia by Belarusian enterprise. "Servolux" produced 192 thousand tons of poultry products (under the brand "Petruha" and other brands) in 2017. A total. Read more...

Armenia will import neither pork nor poultry from Russia

  • 11 Jan 08:58

Armenia will import neither pork nor poultry from Russia Armenia will import neither pork nor poultry from Russia because of reports of outbreaks of African Swine fever (ASF) and Avian Influenza (AI) that have hit this country. According to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, Armenia decided to ban the imports of poultry and pork from Russia to prevent the ASF disease and bird flu from entering the country. The decision was made based on the information published by OIE and after Rosselkhoznadzor published the status of Russian regions affected by the diseases, armeniasputnik.am reports. Starting December 14, Russia will no longer be able to export to. Read more...

Russia`s agricultural export exceeded $ 24.3 billion in 2018

  • 11 Jan 08:54

Russia`s agricultural export exceeded $ 24.3 billion in 2018 By mid-December Russian agricultural export exceeded $24.3 billion, which is 20% higher than last year. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, this growth was possible because of export growth of meat and dairy products, fish and seafood, food and processing industries products. It is expected that exports of the oil and fat industry can grow by a quarter, up to $ 4 billion in 2019. The Ministry of Food and Chemical Industry also expects significant growth in the supply of meat and dairy products. In the coming year, exports in this area may increase by 73% and exceed $ 1.1 billion. Meanwhile, the project committee of the national project. Read more...

New opportunities for Russian feed industry

  • 10 Jan 09:35

New opportunities for Russian feed industry Russian feed production has been increasing for more than two decades, and all forecasts expect this trend to continue for the foreseeable future with record-breaking state aid promised to the feed industry by the federal government and many avenues to increase domestic grain production. In 2017, Russian companies manufactured 27.6 million tonnes of feed, the Russian State Statistical Service Rosstat estimated. For this purpose, last year the country used 45.3 million tonnes of grain, primarily wheat and barley, or 33% of overall grain production in 2017, a research conducted by the federal Agricultural Ministry showed. The actual figures, however, are higher as some. Read more...

The list of food products subject to VAT at a rate of 10% in 2019

  • 10 Jan 09:34

The list of food products subject to VAT at a rate of 10% in 2019 Last summer the President of the Russian Federation signed a law raising the basic VAT rate from 18% to 20%.At the same time the existing VAT benefits in the form of exemption from this tax, as well as a reduced VAT rate of 10%, are applied to social goods (services), some food products. Despite the fact that social food products are sold at a preferential VAT rate, there are a lot of non-tax factors that can increase consumer prices for food. 10% VAT rate is applied according to the current documents when selling the following food products: Livestock and poultry; meat and meat products (with the exception of delicacies: cuttings, veal, tongues, sausages - raw. Read more...

Penza Region became meat production leader of the Volga Federal District

  • 9 Jan 10:17

Penza Region became meat production leader of the Volga Federal District Following the results of 11 months of 2018, the Penza Region became the leader of the Volga Federal District in terms of the growth rate of livestock and poultry meat production. According to the press service of the regional Ministry of Agriculture, in January-November the production of livestock and poultry meat in farms of all categories increased to 286.2 thousand tons, which is 10.8% more than in the same period in 2017. As a result, the Penza region came out on top in meat production with an indicator of 49.3 thousand tons. In addition, the region is the leader of the Volga Federal District in terms of milk yield growth, and got the second place in. Read more...

Russian meat giant acquired a 75% stake in Samson - Food Products

  • 9 Jan 10:13

Russian meat giant acquired a 75% stake in Samson - Food Products Cherkizovo Group is acquiring 75% of Samson – Food Products, a group of companies offering meat products under brands such as Samson, Grillmania, Fileya and others, for about RUB 350 million (€4.4 million) The company has signed a sale-purchased agreement to acquire 75% of St Petersburg-based Samson – Food Products (SFP). Cherkizovo said in a statement that the acquisition is approved by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), the cost reaching RUB350 million, with ca. RUB550 million (€7.1 million) in debt to be assumed on top. The final price will be based on SFP’s performance in 2019. This deal is set. Read more...