World meat industry news

Russia will study China's experience in complying with environmental standards for pork

  • 18 Jun 10:50

Russia plans to study China's experience in complying with strict environmental standards in its own pork production. As Veterinary Science and Life writes, Alexander Dvoinykh, Chairman of the Federation Council (Federation Council) Committee on Agricultural and Food Policy and Environmental Management, stated this at a press conference at the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency. According to him, these issues were discussed during a working visit to the Asian country by a delegation of the Federation Council committee. The senator recalled that in the PRC there are many environmentally friendly enterprises with existing equipment and. Read more...

The number of cows in Russia continues to decline

  • 17 Jun 11:25

As of May 1, 2024, there were 7.5 million head of cows on Russian farms of all categories. This is 224 thousand heads (2.6%) less than a year earlier. This was reported by the Milknews analytical center. In agricultural enterprises, the figure decreased by 2.9% (93 thousand heads) - to 3.1 million heads. Similar statistics are observed in household farms, where livestock numbers decreased from 3.1 to 3 million heads.The reduction affected primarily the Bryansk (-19 thousand), Smolensk (-14 thousand), Belgorod (-9 thousand), Novosibirsk (-7 thousand) and Voronezh (-5 thousand) regions. In January-March 2024, Russia produced 6.1 million tons of commercial milk. Read more...

Russia and China are discussing mutual certification of organic products

  • 17 Jun 11:24

Russia and China are negotiating mutual certification of organic products. To date, two pilot producers (one from each side) in the field of crop production and livestock production have already been selected to take part in the project.Deputy head of Roskachestvo Elena Sarattseva spoke about this during a working trip to China, TASS reports. She noted that today, in order to enter the Chinese market, Russian organic producers are required to undergo double certification - both in Russia and in China, with inspectors visiting production, sampling, laboratory tests, etc. Similar requirements are imposed on Chinese manufacturers when entering the Russian market.. Read more...

Development of the meat industry in Russia: prospects and challenges

  • 17 Jun 11:23

In 2024, beef cattle farming in Russia continues to demonstrate steady growth, which became the subject of discussion at a meeting of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture with key meat producers and representatives of industry unions. Under the chairmanship of Deputy Minister Maxim Titov, important aspects were considered, such as production volumes, price dynamics and prospects for the development of the sector. It is important to note that in January-April of this year, the volume of livestock and poultry slaughter increased by 4%, reaching almost 4.5 million tons. Cattle production increased by 9.4%, and pig production increased by 8%, indicating positive. Read more...

Sanctions against Mosbirzha may temporarily complicate trade in agricultural products

  • 14 Jun 11:58

The introduction of sanctions against the Moscow Exchange by the United States and Great Britain may temporarily complicate foreign trade in agricultural products and food - both export and import, experts in the Russian agricultural market believe. As reported, on Wednesday OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control, a division of the US Treasury Department responsible for enforcement in the field of sanctions) added the Moscow Exchange, the National Clearing Center (NCC) and the National Settlement Depository (NSD) to the sanctions list. The UK joined the sanctions on Thursday. As stated in the commentary of the Union of Grain Exporters posted on its Telegram channel,. Read more...

Dynamics of meat prices in Russia: forecasts and trends

  • 14 Jun 11:57

Since the beginning of this month, Russia has seen a slight increase in the price of meat products, mainly ranging from 0.5% to 3%. This phenomenon, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, is explained by seasonal factors. With the arrival of warm weather, more and more people go outdoors, where picnics and barbecues become popular pastimes. This increase in demand for meat leads to some increase in prices. At a meeting with major meat producers and industry unions, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Agriculture Maxim Titov called for control over the cost of meat, preventing sharp price hikes. He also emphasized the importance of taking into account the policies of retail. Read more...

The Ministry of Agriculture announced an increase in exports of agricultural products to Africa

  • 14 Jun 11:57

In 2023, the level of agricultural exports to Africa increased by a quarter and amounted to almost $6 billion. This was announced on Thursday, June 6, by Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Sergei Levin during the “Russia – Africa” session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). “Our exports to Africa grew by a quarter last year to nearly $6 billion, 80% of which was wheat,” Levin said. He noted that Russia is now increasing food purchases in Africa; last year alone “they have already crossed the level of $2.1 billion.” “The dynamics of this year emphasize this, because in. Read more...

China plans to buy reindeer from Russia

  • 13 Jun 11:26

China has expressed interest in importing live reindeer from Russia. This issue was discussed at the 12th meeting of the Russian-Chinese permanent working group on cooperation in the field of veterinary supervision, phytosanitary control and food safety, Agroexpert reports, citing a source familiar with the progress of the negotiations. Rosselkhoznadzor promised to provide its Chinese colleagues with all the necessary information to assess the risk of supplying these farm animals to the Chinese market by the end of this month. In turn, the Chinese side, according to the source, promised to promptly provide feedback on this issue. Previously, our country has. Read more...

Russia offered the BRICS countries a platform for payments

  • 13 Jun 11:26

For settlements with BRICS partner countries, Russia proposes to use the BRICS Bridge platform. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told Vedomosti about this. It is planned that the mechanism will work like this: Central banks issue digital financial assets (DFAs), which are similar to tokens. Their cost is tied to the national currency (one of the options). Companies use this infrastructure as an alternative payment method. Siluanov emphasized that the platform will not become a single settlement instrument for the BRICS countries, but will simplify the procedure for making payments. The project is under development. Implementation dates have. Read more...

Philippines and Russia: new cooperation in agriculture

  • 13 Jun 11:25

Against the backdrop of strengthening diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Russia, the Philippine Ambassador to Russia, Igor Bailen, announced his country's desire to buy meat from Russia and supply seafood in the opposite direction. This move opens up a new perspective for the development of trade and agriculture between the two countries. Russia, with its vast territory, is truly a leader in agriculture. Its potential in producing quality meat is attracting the attention of not only the Philippines but also other countries around the world. The Philippines, in turn, specializes in seafood and is ready to offer its products on the Russian. Read more...