World meat industry news

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...

Belarus' agricultural export up 4.9% in January-November

  • 13 Jan 13:11

Belarus' agricultural export up 4.9% in January-November In January-November 2020, the export of Belarusian agricultural products and foodstuffs rose by 4.9% year-on-year, BelTA learned from the press service of the Agriculture and Food Ministry. “In January-November 2020, the export of agricultural products and foodstuffs amounted to $5.3 billion, up 4.9% year-on-year. In general, foreign exchange earnings rose by $243.8 million. Growth was reported in such commodity items as dairy products (3.5%), meat and meat products (7.2%), as well as many other commodities,” the press service said. The geography of exports of agricultural products and foodstuffs has expanded over this time: 111 countries against. Read more...

Russian poultry industry braces for low prices in 2021

  • 13 Jan 13:09

Russian poultry industry braces for low prices in 2021 Prices for both poultry and pork are set to decline in Russia in 2021 against the backdrop of continuing production growth and weak domestic demand. Dmitry Aveltsov, director of the Russian Agricultural Ministry’s analytical centre said this in a statement posted in an in-house government publication. The average price for pork is expected to drop by 5% next year, dragging down poultry prices, Aveltsov said. Russia has a self-sufficiency level for poultry and pork of over 100%, which is pushing prices down, he added. Pork production is likely to grow further, since not all projects which have been newly built in the past few years have become. Read more...

Cherkizovo to create a food cluster in the Tula Region

  • 13 Jan 13:08

Cherkizovo to create a food cluster in the Tula Region Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest meat producer, intends to create a meat processing cluster in the Tula Region with support from the local government. Investment in the project’s initial phase will total RUB3bn. On December29, 2020, Sergey Mikhailov, CEO of Cherkizovo Group, and Alexey Dyumin, Governor of the Tula Region, signed a cooperation agreement with regard to an investment project aimed at developing a local meat processing cluster. The project’s initial phase is expected to draw RUB3bn in investments and create 100new jobs in the region. The initiative provides for the expansion of the existing Compass Foods capacities and construction of. Read more...

Uzbekistan State Veterinary Committee dispels doubts about suspiciously cheap meat imports

  • 11 Jan 12:01

Uzbekistan State Veterinary Committee dispels doubts about suspiciously cheap meat imports In social networks there appeared posts on frozen meat imported into the Uzbek market, which is sold cheaper than domestic meat – at 40-45 thousand sums per kg. Some subscribers in the FB group "Consumer.uz" have expressed doubts about the quality of the product and which animal it derived from. The State Committee on Veterinary Science and Livestock Development has come out with formal title. According to present knowledge, to ensure food security based on veterinary import requirements entrepreneurs have imported 30,0824 thousand Mt of meat. Imports from Kazakhstan were 287,4 Mt of chilled meat of small cattle and 5,712 thousand Mt of beef, as well as. Read more...

Damate restarts duck production in Russia

  • 11 Jan 12:00

Damate restarts duck production in Russia Russian company Damate restarts the country’s biggest duck meat processing plants in Rostov Oblast, the company said in a statement on 21 December. Earlier this year, Damate acquired Donstar, the former largest duck meat producer in Russia. Donstar, which was a subsidiary of the Russian second biggest turkey producer Eurodon, has been out of operation since 2018 and went bankrupt in 2020 due to financial problems following shortly after the bankruptcy of its parent company. The company reportedly had a production capacity of 27,000 tonnes of duck meat in 2017 and announced plans to launch the second stage of the project in Rostov Oblast with a planned capacity of. Read more...

Bashkiria ranks first in Russia in kumis production, second in number of horses

  • 30 Dec 13:26

Bashkiria ranks first in Russia in kumis production, second in number of horses At the end of 2020, Bashkortostan ranks first in Russia in kumis production and second in the number of horses, which exceeds 8.3 thousand. Agricultural producers supply meat products and kumis to trade organizations, social and medical institutions in the region. The "Development of Horse Breeding in the Republic of Bashkortostan" program is created in the republic to develop the industry and to preserve national traditions. Within the framework of the program, 110 million rubles were allocated for the development of productive, pedigree, and sports horse breeding in 2020. The Head of Bashkortostan at the next "Agricultural Hour" session. Read more...

Growth of agricultural production to exceed 2% in Russia in 2020

  • 30 Dec 13:23

Growth of agricultural production to exceed 2% in Russia in 2020 The main indexes of agroindustrial complex of Russia increased in 2020. The positive dynamics is observed in plant growing, livestock as well as food and processing sectors. The index of agricultural production reached 101.5%, index of food industry totaled 103.9% over 11 months of 2020, informed the press-service of the Ministry of Agriculture. “Agricultural production increased by more than 2% in Russia in 2020. Preliminary, Russian farmers harvested one of the largest grain crop this year - 133 mln tonnes in clean weight, including 85.9 mln tonnes of wheat. This volume is enough to cover inner needs”, - said the Minister of Agriculture,. Read more...

Cherkizovo to create a food cluster in the Tula Region

  • 30 Dec 13:21

Cherkizovo to create a food cluster in the Tula Region Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat producer, held a pitch session with residents of the Innopolis special economic zone (SEZ) to discuss potential applications of innovative IT solutions. The online session saw the Innopolis residents present to Cherkizovo Group their ITsolutions for automation, machine vision, analytics, and other aspects of production digitization. Speaking at the event,Cherkizovo Group's Head of IT Vladislav Belyaevshared his vision of the ways innovations can help the Company grow and went over current trends in demand for new solutions. According to Mr.Belyaev, Cherkizovo Group is looking for state-of-the-art digital technologies. Read more...