World meat industry news

Ukraine approved requirements on keeping farm animals

  • 11 Mar 10:09

Ukraine approved requirements on keeping farm animals The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has registered an order from the Ministry of Economy to approve minimum acceptable requirements on livestock animals’ welfare during their maintenance. According to Deputy Minister of Economy Sergei Glushchenko, the EU legally regulates the welfare of animals during maintenance, transportation and slaughter. Glushchenko pointed out that after the implementation of European rules of animal maintenance rules, Ukraine will develop rules in other areas. The document regulates the minimum areas for keeping various types of livestock animals, establishes standards for their inspection, veterinary services, provision of drinking. Read more...

Azerbaijan establishes the Animal Identification and Registration System

  • 11 Mar 10:07

Azerbaijan establishes the Animal Identification and Registration System In order to further improve the mechanism of food security in Azerbaijan, within the framework of the project "Strengthening the competitiveness of agriculture," the process of implementation of the Animal Identification and Registration System (AIRS) has begun. The System will be established within the framework of joint cooperation of the Azerbaijan Food Security Agency for Agricultural Lending and Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and the World Bank. AIRS will track each animal and livestock product "from farm to table," so it will play an exceptional role in terms of ensuring food safety. The Identification System will. Read more...

Belarus, Brazil and Paraguay remain the main meat suppliers to Russia

  • 10 Mar 10:27

Belarus, Brazil and Paraguay remain the main meat suppliers to Russia The magazine "Meat Technologies" with reference to the monitoring data of the information and analytical agency "IMIT" reports that at the end of 2020 Russia imported 570.1 thousand tons of meat products– 18.8% less than in 2019. In the structure of meat exports, 57.9% falls on beef and by-products of cattle, 40%– on poultry, 2.1%– on pork. At the same time, 57.2% of the goods of these categories came from far abroad, and 42.8%– from the EAEU countries. The TOP-3 foreign suppliers include Belarus with a share of 40.9%, Brazil (24.7%) and Paraguay (14.1%). By types of meat, imports in physical terms were distributed as follows.. Read more...

Meat snacks added in Cherkizovo's portfolio of products

  • 10 Mar 10:01

Meat snacks added in Cherkizovo's portfolio of products Sales of meat snacks in Russia have increased by roughly 30% per year, with growth rates set to remain high going forward. Cherkizovo is ready to launch a range of meat snacks in the Russian market, as it believes the products may increase sales for the group. The company will launch the sale of its new meat snack product range in spring marketed under the rapidly growing Cherkizovo Premium brand. With double-digit growth rates, this product category is gaining momentum among Russian consumers. Pilot sales of Cherkizovo Premium meat snacks are set to start this spring, with mass-market sales in the Russian retail segment scheduled for autumn. The product mix was. Read more...

Russian poultry market braces for a price hike

  • 9 Mar 10:44

Russian poultry market braces for a price hike A group of retailers has appealed to the Russian government, seeking permission to sharply raise prices for poultry and eggs on the grocery shelves. As poultry companies plan to increase their prices by about 10% against the backdrop of the continuingavian influenza(AI) epidemic, supermarkets want to safeguard their margins. The product volumes on the market have shrunk recently due to a seasonal factor and due to the massAIspread in Southern Russia, in Krasnodar Krai, Stavropol Krai, and Rostov Oblast. From there, the disease began spreading into European Russia, Sergey Belyakov, chairman of the Russian retail companies association told a newspaper. Read more...

Russia has set a record for food supplies abroad

  • 9 Mar 10:42

Russia has set a record for food supplies abroad In 2020, Russia exported 79.4 million tons of agricultural products for a total of $ 30.7 billion. This is stated in the statistics of the federal center “Agroexport” of the Ministry of Agriculture. According to RBC, these indicators became a record in the country’s recent history – in 2018, when the previous record was recorded, Russia exported 78.5 million tons of products worth $ 25.8 billion. Agroexport notes that in 2020 Russian products were exported to 150 countries. China remains the largest importer (13% of all supplies). The second and third places are taken by Turkey (10%) and Kazakhstan (almost 7%). The main share of exports is grain.. Read more...

Recovery of poultry meat production in Russia is expected by May

  • 5 Mar 10:20

Recovery of poultry meat production in Russia is expected by May The Ministry of Agriculture expects a full restoration of poultry meat production in the Russian Federation by May, this will further help stabilize prices, the ministry said. “Currently, there is a certain imbalance between supply and demand on the Russian market. This is due, on the one hand, to an increase in the consumption of poultry meat and eggs as the most accessible sources of animal protein, and on the other hand, to a slight decrease in production against the background of a worsening episodic situation. , full recovery of production in the industry is expected by May, which will further contribute to the stabilization of prices, “- said. Read more...

Cherkizovo Group takes part in Gulfood 2021

  • 5 Mar 10:18

Cherkizovo Group takes part in Gulfood 2021 Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat producer, was an exhibitor at Gulfood2021, an international trade show held in Dubai. During the event, the Company met with Middle Eastern businessmen to discuss the prospect of boosting poultry supplies once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Gulfood2021 took place in Dubai, UAE, on February 21–25. It was this year’s first offline event bringing together food companies from around the world. The Russian delegation was led by Sergey Levin, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, and included representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Russian Export Center, VEB.RF, industry associations and more than. Read more...

Russia: Mandatory labelling of pigs likely in 2022

  • 4 Mar 11:52

Russia: Mandatory labelling of pigs likely in 2022 The Russian government is likely to introduce mandatory labelling of all pigs and other livestock in the country in 2022.That news was shared by Maxim Uvaydov, Russia’s deputy minister for agriculture. He shared the news in the in-house publication of Rosselhoznadzor, the country’s veterinary watchdog. Labels for all animals for traceability The general idea is that all animals must carry some kind of tags, marks, or labels, so they can be counted, their movements can be tracked, and so a complete traceability on the pig market can be established. There is still no agreement whether this would be tags, marks, labels or anything else, or all together, but. Read more...

ASF Russia: Over half a million pigs culled this winter

  • 4 Mar 11:51

ASF Russia: Over half a million pigs culled this winter Around 560,000 pigs have been culled on various commercial swine farms in Russia over the winter months in an attempt to keep African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks under control. That number was confirmed by Sergey Yushin, CEO of Russia’s National Meat Association in personal correspondence. He said that this amount corresponds to roughly 2.2% of the total pig inventory in Russia. A large part of the affected farms are located in Tver and Kursk regions. Additional, smaller sized, farms had to be depopulated in Samara and Tambov regions. ASF cases in Tver region, Russia Bezhetsky district,Tver region, about 300 km north of Moscow, was 1 of the districts that. Read more...