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Russian meat processing industry on the brink of going under

The Russian meat processing industry is on the verge of a crisis, with dozens of producers facing the possibility of going bankrupt in the coming months, according to industry sources.

The NUMP has warned that many processing business are facing bankruptcy

Norway retail pricing of chicken under spotlight

Norway’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food has included poultry products in its investigation of meat production and retail prices following fresh data indicating a sharp 7.1% price rise, despite an over-supply situation, in retail chicken prices between March and August.

Bullish outlook for global poultry industry

Pricing across the global poultry market is expected to remain bullish, despite the recent Russian ban, according to a new report by Rabobank.

News in brief

FAO Meat Price Index up

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Meat Price Index averaged 207.3 points last month – up 1.2% (2.5 points) off July’s revised value.

News in brief

LPAI outbreak in Laos poultry flock

Two hundred birds have been destroyed after low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was discovered at a poultry farm in Luangprabang, Laos.

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Spotlight on flexitarianism - are consumers cutting their meat intake?
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Spotlight on flexitarianism

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Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?
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Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?

Processed meat is continuing to see a steady performance in 2014, growing at a rate of 3%...

Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?
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Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?

With import restrictions finally lifted after almost a decade of negotiations, authentic Japanese Wagyu beef will soon...

No end in sight for China’s cattle shortage

No end in sight for China’s cattle shortage

On the face of it, things are looking rather rosy for beef in China. Growth is dynamic...

Africa – the four pillars of growth, writes Promar International
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Africa – the four pillars of growth

If you were to think about the global meat sector, Africa is not often seen in the...

Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics
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Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics

With thousands of football fans gearing up to descend on Brazil for the FIFA World Cup 2014,...

Special feature: Focus on Denmark's pork industry
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Special feature: Focus on Denmark's pork industry

The high costs of finishing pigs in Denmark and avoiding African Swine Fever are just two of...

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part one

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part one

The 2014 Interpack show saw 175,000 visitors attend over the six-day event (8-14 May) with 2,700 exhibitors...