World meat industry news

Cherkizovo Group signs investment protection and promotion agreement for Lipetsk Region project

  • 21 Jan 11:44

Cherkizovo Group signs investment protection and promotion agreement for Lipetsk Region project Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat producer, has announced the signing of an investment protection and promotion agreement (IPPA) for the construction of an oil extraction plant in the Lipetsk Region. The facility will cost RUB13.8billion (incl. VAT). The agreement to construct a high-protein oilseeds processing plant in the Yeletsky District of the Lipetsk Region was signed by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, the local authorities, and Cherkizovo-Masla (part of Cherkizovo Group). The project will be implemented in two stages. The investment phase is set to be completed by mid-2022, at which time the oil extraction plant will be brought on. Read more...

Covid-19 changes demands of pig meat

  • 20 Jan 11:33

The Covid-19 situation has changed the specific demands of pig meat, expressed by the meat industry and end users.That was concluded by the Meat Group, an international knowledge platform of breeding organisationTopigs Norsvin,printed in the company publicationProgress. The Meat Group consists of a number of globally operating experts including Dr Grant Walling, head of the Meat Group, and meat specialists Dr Caroline Mitchell and Dr Dustin Boler. In addition, the team also consists of various specialists from local Topigs Norsvin organisations. The platform aims to bridge the gap between pig genetics, production and processing, and the. Read more...

Russia expects a further increase in meat and milk production

  • 20 Jan 11:31

Russia expects a further increase in meat and milk production Meat production in Russia is said to have increased by 6.6% this year. 06.10.2020 of Alfons Deter court Russia According to aiz.info, the state government estimates that the production of animals for slaughter in Russia, including poultry, will be around 15.42 million t live weight in 2020, 1.7% higher than in the previous year. In 2023, production is likely to be 6.6% higher than in 2019, quoted the Moscow trade journal "Agroinvestor" from a development forecast published by the Moscow Ministry of Economic Affairs. According to the department, meat production could be boosted by opening up new export markets, among other things. According to the. Read more...

More pigs in Russia

  • 18 Jan 12:44

More pigs in Russia Meat production increased significantly again in 2020. In pork, the boom of recent years continues. Russian meat production increased again in the past calendar year. According to the Moscow-based Ministry of Agriculture, the total volume produced was 15.6 mill. t of live weight (LW), up 2% from 2019. Looking at individual meat types, however, there were significant differences, with beef production growing by only 0.2% to 2.8 mill. t and poultry meat by 0.4% to 6.7 mill. t. In contrast, pork production continued the strong momentum of previous years, increasing by 9.1% to 5.5 mill. t compared to 2019. According to Russia's first deputy. Read more...

Ukraine egg export faces salmonella problems

  • 18 Jan 12:43

Ukraine egg export faces salmonella problems Ukraine egg exports to the EU are under scrutiny after the Latvian food and veterinary service (LVS) found salmonella in a batch of imported products in December 2020. Latvian officials submitted their findings to the European Union’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed and stated that Lidl Lietuva imported eggs from Ovostar Europe and distributed them in Lithuania. Laboratory tests showed microbiological contamination of the eggs withSalmonella Coeln. In a follow-up statement, Lithuanian authorities confirmed they had ordered the destruction of some Ukrainian eggs. In 2020, 509 samples of eggs and egg products originating in Ukraine were tested in a laboratory. Read more...

Belarus plans to increase agricultural exports to $7 billion by 2025

  • 15 Jan 13:12

Belarus plans to increase agricultural exports to $7 billion by 2025 The export of agricultural products of Belarus is planned to increase to $7 billion in five years, until 2025, said the head of the Ministry of Agriculture Ivan Krupko. Even in 2020, when the borders of the partner countries were temporarily closed, our products were in high demand in foreign markets. There are 10 new countries in the buyers list. These are states from Asia, Africa and America. Internal food security is also ensured. In January-November, the growth rate of agricultural products increased by 5% compared to last year. Crop production increased by 6%, livestock. Read more...

The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia summarised the preliminary agricultural insurance results for 2020

  • 15 Jan 13:10

The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia summarised the preliminary agricultural insurance results for 2020 The state-supported agricultural insurance mechanism continues to develop, attracting more Russian farmers. According to regional agricultural authorities, the insured crop acreage in 2020 increased by 14% compared to 2019, and the insured livestock of farm animals increased by 28.6%. As of December 31, 2020, 4.9 million hectares or 6.3% of the total crop acreage in Russia were insured. The total sum insured and accrued bonus on insurance contracts accepted for subsidies in 2020 reached 136.3 billion roubles and 3.6 billion roubles, respectively. Last year, the insured livestock reached 8 million head or 27.8% of the country's total livestock. This is 1.3. Read more...

Cherkizovo Group announces operating results for December, the fourth quarter, and full 2020

  • 14 Jan 12:46

Cherkizovo Group announces operating results for December, the fourth quarter, and full 2020 Cherkizovo Group (MOEX: GCHE), the largest vertically integrated meat producer in Russia, announces operating results for December, thefourthquarter, and full 2020.[1] Fourth quarter 2020 highlights: Chicken:Sales volume of 176.2 thousand tonnes was in line with the 4Q19 and previous quarter results. Average sales price increased by 4% y-o-y and 5% q-o-q. Turkey:JV Tambov Turkey sales volume of 11.3 thousand tonnes increased by 1% y-o-y and 11% compared to the previous quarter. Average sales price declined 3% y-o-y and increased by 1% q-o-q. Pork:Sales volume declined by 5% y-o-y and increased by 11% q-o-q. Average sales price increased by 19% y-o-y and fell by. Read more...

Miratorg about to complete "Europe’s largest slaughterhouse"

  • 14 Jan 12:46

Miratorg about to complete "Europe’s largest slaughterhouse" One of Russia’s biggest pork producers, Miratorg, will complete the construction of its slaughterhouse project in Kursk region, Russia, in 2021. That is what Roman Starovoyt, governor of the region, told the Russian Business Consulting agency. The new slaughterhouse will process 4.5 million head of pigs per year, Starovoyt said, adding that the investment costs are 96 billion roubles (US$ 1.3 billion). Russian officials said that the new complex should become the European biggest slaughterhouse. The costs exceed an earlier projection by Miratorg, when the construction costs were estimated to be 68 billion roubles (US$ 900 million). Meat. Read more...

Russia to win back crown of world’s top wheat exporter despite looming quotas & export tax

  • 13 Jan 13:13

Russia to win back crown of world’s top wheat exporter despite looming quotas & export tax Russia will retake the lead in global wheat exports in spite of an upcoming grain export quota and wheat export tax, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in the latest industry outlook. According to the forecasts of global grain and oilseed production, Russia will become the top exporter in the 2020-2021 season that ends on June 30. In the previous season, sales of wheat from Russia, which had been the world’s number one exporter for several years in row, was outpaced by the EU. In December, Russian authorities introduced an export limit of 17.5 million tons for certain grains, including wheat, rye, barley, and corn for the remainder of the marketing. Read more...