World meat industry news

China-Russia Trade up Almost 10% in First Quarter of 2019

  • 22 Apr 10:50

China-Russia Trade up Almost 10% in First Quarter of 2019 Trade between China and Russia reached 164.8 billion yuan (24.2 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of this year, up 9.8 percent compared with the same period last year, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has said, according toXinhua. Luo Weidong, director of Eurasian Affairs Department of the MOFCOM, said at the China Tianjin International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) that the country expects bilateral trade between the two countries to keep momentum in 2019. Trade between China and Russia surged in 2018, reaching $107.06 billion, a 27.1 year-on-year increase, according to MOFCOM. Chinese investment in Russia has expanded. Read more...

Miratorg opens an innovation genomic center

  • 22 Apr 10:49

Miratorg opens an innovation genomic center ABH Miratorg, Russia’s leading meat producer, announces opening of the Genomic Selection Center in Domodedovo of Moscow region. The Minister of Agriculture of Russia Dmitry Patrushev took part in the official ceremony of opening. The operating budget of the Center is 4.4 billion roubles including 112 million roubles for unique automated laboratory equipment. The Center is the resident of Skolkovo Innovation Center and ranks among Top 5 global genetic veterinary laboratories. The most difficult tasks of livestock genomic evaluation and genotyping will be performed in the Center. Over 400,000 DNA tests per year and genotyping of biological samples of various. Read more...

Cherkizovo aims for 1.1 million tonnes in meat production

  • 22 Apr 10:46

Cherkizovo aims for 1.1 million tonnes in meat production The target set for 2019 will come with the achievement of being the first Russian company to exceed 1 million tonnes threshold in meat production capacity. Cherkizovo was named the top Russian meat producer for the third consecutive year thanks to a total production of 702,000 tonnes of slaughter weight in 2018, up with 47,000 tonnes from the volume reported in 2017. "This year, Cherkizovo Group is planning to step up meat production to 1,1 million tonnes (live weight excluding meat products), thus becoming the first Russian company to exceed 1 million tonnes threshold in meat production capacity," announced the company in a press release. The Group continued. Read more...

Russian wheat prices stable

  • 22 Apr 10:44

Russian wheat prices stable Russian wheat export prices were stable last week as the rouble strengthened, which was supported by higher oil prices and seasonally limited supply, analysts said on Monday. Wheat of the Russian origin lost another important purchase tender by Egypt's state grain buyer GASC last week as it was more expensive than Romanian and Ukrainian wheat. Egypt has been the largest buyer of Russian wheat in recent years. Black Sea prices for Russian wheat with 12.5 percent protein content for delivery in April were $225 per tonne on a free on board (FOB) basis at the end of last week, unchanged from a week earlier, Russian agricultural consultancyIKARsaid.. Read more...

Genetic identification of cattle has been introduced in Tatarstan.

  • 21 Apr 19:10

Genetic identification of cattle has been introduced in Tatarstan. The Interregional Veterinary Laboratory of Republic of Tatarstan has introduced new genetic identification method. The Tatar-inform agency reports that genotyping is performed on the basis of highly accurate analysis of microsatellite markers of nuclear DNA. A new technique is needed to plan the livestock herd pattern and identify the individuals that make up its breeding base. Sergei Tyulkin, Head of the Department of Genetic Molecular Diagnostics of the Tatar Interregional Veterinary Laboratory, explained that genetic identification is performed primarily to identify and evaluate individual genetic characteristics of breeding animals. On the basis of. Read more...

Ministry of Agriculture expects lamb export to double by 2024

  • 21 Apr 19:09

Ministry of Agriculture expects lamb export to  double by 2024 Mutton exports in 2018 increased by 26.7 times compared with 2012, and by 2024 it will more than double, said Danila Makarov, head of the department for livestock and breeding of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. “In 2018, the export of mutton increased by 26.7 times and amounted 12.3 thousand tons. According to the forecast, the export of mutton will more than double by 2024” said Makarov. According to him, there is a stable positive dynamics in the production of livestock and poultry in Russia. In the past six years the production of livestock and poultry for slaughter in live weight increased by 28.3% or 3.3 million tons compared. Read more...

Cherkizovo increases sales of pork and chicken meat

  • 18 Apr 09:34

Cherkizovo increases sales of pork and chicken meat In the first three months of this year, Cherkizovo increased the volume of sales for pork and chicken meat and added value to most of its turkey products, according to a press release from the company. In the pork sector, production and sales increased by 18% and 20% respectively, compared to the first quarter of 2018. Prices gained 9% compared to 1Q18 supported by overall protein demand. A similar situation is for the chicken, with 151,600 tonnes of meat delivered in the market in the first three months of the year, up by 10% compared to last year. "Average sales price increase of 26% y-o-y was driven by a low base effect of the 1Q18, coupled with ongoing efforts. Read more...

Imports of foreign genetic material increased by third

  • 18 Apr 09:33

Imports of foreign genetic material increased by third Deliveries of foreign cattle genetic material to Russia are growing. This is evidenced by the data of the Federal Customs Service (FCS), reports News.ru. Last year Russia imported foreign bovine semen valued $ 13.5 million, which is 31% more than in 2017 in value terms and 23% in volume (2.8 tons). In three months of this year domestic agricultural companies have already imported 156.2 liters of bull sperm worth $ 1.5 million, and half of the supply came from the United States. The genetic material comes to the Russian Federation also from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Great Britain, Belarus and other countries. It is curious that the export of this product. Read more...

Six more Russian poultry producer got China`s export accreditation

  • 18 Apr 09:32

Six more Russian poultry producer got China`s export accreditation "The Chinese side has posted a list of six Russian producers of poultry products, certified for deliveries to China, as reported on the official website of the General Administration of Customs of China» informs the Rosselkhoznadzor. In particular, in the list of enterprises that have received the right to supply its products to the Chinese market, there are three structures of LLC "Trading company" Resource-South ". The enterprises were certified as a result of the agreements reached during the consultations on April 10. Then the parties discussed the possibility of supplying Russian poultry products using storage facilities (refrigerators).. Read more...

China: possibility of importing Russian pig products

  • 17 Apr 09:44

China: possibility of importing Russian pig products Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Qu Dongyu noted that China is ready to import pork from the Russian ASF-free regions, provided that it is safe. The Rosselkhoznadzor took part in the meeting with the officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on April 8, 2019 in Beijing. The event was held on the eve of the International Symposium on African swine fever prevention and control. During the talks, the sides discussed topical issues of bilateral cooperation, including export of Russian livestock products to the Chinese market. A significant strengthening of interaction between the competent. Read more...