World meat industry news

Ukraine Subsistence Farmers Struggling with Conflict Impact

  • 9 Dec 10:44

Ukraine Subsistence Farmers Struggling with Conflict Impact The results of a household survey released by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) paint a bleak picture for small-scale, family-run farms in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Skipping meals, migrating to find work, borrowing to pay for necessities, selling their household goods and vehicles, killing their livestock for lack of feed, planting less for lack of seed and fertiliser - these are some of the coping strategies of 230,000 families struggling to get by in the conflict areas of eastern Ukraine. The conflict - now more than a year old - has sparked skyrocketing prices for food, fuel, transport, seed, fertiliser, animal feed, and other. Read more...

More AI outbreaks reported across Europe

  • 9 Dec 10:43

More AI outbreaks reported across Europe Avian influenza has been detected in as many as five poultry flocks in France, one in Germany, and one in Italy.France had earlier reported three avian flu outbreaks, the country's first in 8 years, with Germany reporting an outbreak earlier this year. Location of outbreaks in France The outbreaks in France were in the southwestern part of the country, in Dordogne department, an area that saw the three earlier outbreaks reported, and in Landes department, located southwest of there on the Atlantic coast. According to a statement from the French agriculture ministry, three new highly pathogenic outbreaks were detected in Landes, affecting Guinea fowl and ducks,. Read more...

Food Prices Fall in November Amid Robust Global Inventories

  • 8 Dec 10:05

Food Prices Fall in November Amid Robust Global Inventories Major food commodity prices fell in November, reversing about half their rise in the previous month, as the cost of internationally-traded staples, except for sugar, fell across the board. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 156.7 points in November, down 1.6 per cent from its revised October average, and 18 per cent below its value a year earlier. The FAO Cereal Price Index fell 2.3 per cent, with coarse grain prices falling even more due to favourable harvests in the United States, the world's largest maize producer and exporter. Vegetable oil prices fell 3.1 per cent from October, aided by lower energy prices, and encouraging planting and production prospects for. Read more...

Russia to Import Israeli Poultry Products

  • 8 Dec 10:04

Russia to Import Israeli Poultry Products As the boycott on EU products continues, Israel's agriculture ministry has said that Russia has agreed to imports of Israeli poultry products following four years of negotiations. Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, said: "I see great importance in expanding exports of Israeli poultry to Russia. It expands and deepens the agricultural cooperation between the two countries, thereby strengthening the Israeli economy. This is yet another example of government action to open exports to other countries in light of the EU boycott.” After a lengthy four year period of testing procedures, Russia has approved the import of poultry products under the supervision. Read more...

"Concrete Proposals Needed" from US in EU Market Access Talks

  • 7 Dec 10:17

"Concrete Proposals Needed" from US in EU Market Access Talks European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca said in a high-level meeting with US Secretary of State for Agriculture Tom Vilsack that there are many opportunities to be had in transatlantic trade talks, but more progress is needed on red tape and non-tariff barriers to trade. The two sides were discussing theTransatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), an ambitious trade project that has been subject to many rounds of negotiation between the US and EU. They exchanged offers on market access in the TTIP talks with 97 per cent of tariff lines included. But Copa-Cogeca said that the EU’s offer is "far more ambitious" than that of the. Read more...

MHP reduces poultry exports by 22%

  • 7 Dec 10:14

MHP reduces poultry exports by 22% Ukraine poultry giant MHP increased sales of poultry by 4%, meanwhile exports decreased by 22% in Q3 of 2015, according to an official report from the company. Pen communication In July-September of 2015 MHP sold 150,260 tonnes of poultry to external customers, which is 4% more than in July-September 2014. According to the report, due to an increase in production volumes at Vinnytsia poultry farm, poultry production in the third quarter of 2015 rose by 6% - up to 142,295 tonnes over the same period last year, and by 4% to 420,720 tonnes - in the first nine months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Poultry export markets However, for the third. Read more...

Russian poultry production on the increase

  • 4 Dec 09:35

Russian poultry production on the increase Poultry production in Russia is on the increase with the first 9 months of this year seeing an 8.2% rise over last year’s output, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture. Across all categories of farms, slaughter in live weight amounted to 4.315 million tonnes an increase of 325,300 tonnes over the same period last year. Leading poultry regions The leading regions in the production of poultry during this period were:Mari El Republic– 51,600 tonnes,Belgorod Oblast– 36,100 tonnes,Bryansk Oblast– 41,100 tonnes,Novgorodregion – 26,200 tonnes. Also the production of poultry for slaughter in live weight has. Read more...

Russia imports less and less pork

  • 4 Dec 09:34

Russia imports less and less pork Russia continues to decrease the volume of pork imports. Between January and September 2015 pork imports amounted to 237,200 tonnes, which is 24.3% less than in the same period in 2014, according to data provided by the Federal State Statistics Service in Russia. While imports are decreasing, domestic production capacities in Russia keep increasing. According to official data, on October 1, 2015 the number of pigs in all categories of farms in Russia had grown to 22.248 million heads. This is an increase of 7.4% in 2015. On smaller private farms the pig population continues to decline, however, mainly because of the recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF).. Read more...

Rabobank Outlook 2016: Bearish Grains, Stable for Cattle

  • 3 Dec 11:00

Rabobank Outlook 2016: Bearish Grains, Stable for Cattle Agri commodity stocks remain comfortable and are expected to limit price gains to modest levels throughout 2016 for grains and oilseeds, while hogs, sugar and coffee prices are expected to head higher. Cattle prices are expected to remain fairly stable, report Rabobank analysts. While weather problems paint a bright price outlook for coffee and sugar, grains and oilseeds are likely to be more stable prospects. Record production of grains and oilseeds from South America coupled with decent crops elsewhere materialised in very high global stock levels, which weigh on prices and limit volatility. The dollar strength, which we expect to continue through 2016, will. Read more...

"Concrete Proposals Needed" from US in EU Market Access Talks

  • 3 Dec 10:58

"Concrete Proposals Needed" from US in EU Market Access Talks European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca said in a high-level meeting with US Secretary of State for Agriculture Tom Vilsack that there are many opportunities to be had in transatlantic trade talks, but more progress is needed on red tape and non-tariff barriers to trade. The two sides were discussing theTransatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), an ambitious trade project that has been subject to many rounds of negotiation between the US and EU. They exchanged offers on market access in the TTIP talks with 97 per cent of tariff lines included. But Copa-Cogeca said that the EU’s offer is "far more ambitious" than that of the. Read more...