World meat industry news

How Russia’s sanctions against Turkey will affect both economies

  • 2 Dec 12:30

How Russia’s sanctions against Turkey will affect both economies The sanctions that Moscow is introducing against Turkey will mainly affect Turkish imports, say Russian experts. Yet trade between the two countries is largely made up of Russian exports, primarily wheat and gas, and the authorities have so far no plans to bring in any restrictions in these sectors. Russiahas imposeda series of economic sanctions against Turkey in response to theshooting down of a Russian bombernear the Syria-Turkey border on Nov. 24. A decree to that effect was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 28, the Kremlin press servicehas reported. As ofJan. 1, 2016, Russian companies will no longer be able to hire Turkish nationals. Read more...

Russia banning poultry imports from Turkish supplier as of Dec. 1

  • 2 Dec 12:28

Russia banning poultry imports from Turkish supplier as of Dec. 1 Russia's Federal Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Oversight Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) is banning imports of poultry meat from a Turkish supplier effective December 1. The watchdog said the ban is being imposed on the products of Standart Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirkorti because Listeria was found in the meat. Products shipped to Russia prior to December 1 will be subject to tighter laboratory control. Sixteen companies in Turkey currently have the right to ship poultry meat to Russia, but a ban has been imposed on six of them due to violations of veterinary requirements. The products of one supplier previously cited for violations are under tighter lab. Read more...

More ASF in Ukrainian Village Pigs

  • 1 Dec 09:24

More ASF in Ukrainian Village Pigs Ukraine has reported a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in village pigs. The outbreak inMykolayivka, Odessa, caused the. Read more...

Russia Market Report

  • 1 Dec 09:22

Russia Market Report Since my last report there has been a drop in price which is today at 91 Rubles or $1.38 per live kg, writes Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS and Europe. Why the drop. A combination of factors, end of summer and shashlik (barbecue) season, kids going back to school needing clothes books and equipment lowering disposable income for food, the inevitable increase in slaughter weight as the temperature cools down and a general decline in spending due to high inflation following the devaluation of the Ruble. Just a little bit of local supply and demand kicking in! Of course Russia being Russia there are conspiracy theories of the large producers like Miratorg reducing. Read more...

GRSB: Regional Indicators Will Drive Sustainable Beef Progress

  • 30 Nov 10:22

GRSB: Regional Indicators Will Drive Sustainable Beef Progress The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) recently met in Amsterdam with 75 members from across the food chain representing 28 organisations with the key objective of working groups reporting back and sharing progress to-date. Larry Stewart, senior director, global supply chain for beef, pork and fish with McDonald’s and a member of the GRSB executive committee, attended the meeting and shared his perspective of where the GRSB is headed. “The regional roundtables have really pulled together and are working to shape indicators that stem from the GRSB Principles and Criteria which were approved last November at the GRSB’s meeting. Read more...

Russia Bans Some Turkish Poultry Imports

  • 30 Nov 10:20

Russia Bans Some Turkish Poultry Imports Russia is restricting trade in agricultural products from Turkey, including stopping imports of poultry products from one of Turkey's biggest poultry exporters. The news comes just days after a Russian plane was shot down in the Middle East. The loss of the plane has led to a decline in relations between the two countries, with more restrictive trade measures due to be announced after the Russian Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev instructed ministries to prepare proposals for restrictive measures. Russian mediareported that the country's veterinary service Rosselkhoznadzor has banned poultry supplies from a Turkish company in connection. Read more...

WTO Approval of High Tariffs Offer Best Hope for Resolution of M-COOL Issue

  • 23 Nov 09:40

WTO Approval of High Tariffs Offer Best Hope for Resolution of M-COOL Issue A US based agricultural economist says the higher the level of retaliatory tariffs the WTO approves in response to US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling the better the chance the issue will be addressed by the US Senate, writes Bruce Cochrane. The World Trade Organization is expected to release its decision later this month on a Canadian and Mexican request for authorization to impose over $3,000,000,000 in annual retaliatory tariffs on a range of products imported from the US over the issue of Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling. Dr Steve Meyer, the vice president pork analysis with EMI Analytics, told those on hand yesterday for Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium. Read more...

Glowing Nanotubes Can Show When Meat Has Spoiled

  • 23 Nov 09:38

Glowing Nanotubes Can Show When Meat Has Spoiled Researchers from China have shown it is possible to detect the deterioration of meat by using flurorescent nanotubes. Reporting in the journalACS Sensorsfrom the American Chemical Society, the scientists showed that the highly fluorescent, hollow nanotubes grow dim when they react with compounds given off by meat as it decomposes. The scientists were looking for a new method to test meat, as current methods, despite high sensitivity,require bulky, slow equipment, which prevents real-time analysis. Some newer methods designed to speed up the testing process have fallen short in sensitivity. Yanke Che and colleagues wanted to develop one simple test that could deliver. Read more...

Russia, Singapore starting consultations to create free trade zone

  • 20 Nov 09:09

Russia, Singapore starting consultations to create free trade zone Moscow and Singapore are starting consultations to create a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Singapore, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov told reporters on Tuesday. "We agreed that, within in the competence of the Government of the Russian Federation on free trade areas we are, without delay, beginning consultations with the Government of the Republic of Singapore on a free trade zone. With regard to the competence of the EEU, Singapore will immediately send a request to the Eurasian Economic Commission to initiate consultations and the conclusion of such an agreement," he said after an intergovernmental. Read more...

Australia Blocks Sale of Largest Cattle Holding to Foreign Investors

  • 20 Nov 09:07

Australia Blocks Sale of Largest Cattle Holding to Foreign Investors The Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has blocked the sale of the country's biggest cattle operation to foreign investors, saying the sale would not be in the national interest. The business up for sale,S. Kidman and Co. Limited,is Australia's largest private land owner and holds approximately 1.3 per cent of Australia's total land area, and 2.5 per cent of Australia's agricultural land. It has 10 cattle stations, including properties across regional South Australia, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland covering 101,411 square kilometres and managing a long-term average herd of 185,000 cattle. A statement from Mr Morrison said. Read more...