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Retail analysis: Russian Federation

With a population of 143.5 million people last year, Russia consumes approximately 9.8 million tonnes of meat per year, the equivalent of 68kg per capita, according to official data from the Russian State Statistics Service (Rosstat).

A large number of Russian consumers can not afford to consume meat every day

Sustainable beef scheme at McDonald’s Canada sees positive start

Nearly 100 ranchers in Canada have registered to take part in a McDonald’s pilot scheme aimed at ensuring sustainability in the beef sector.

Beef prices weaken during first third of year

Global beef prices have weakened during the first four months of 2015, following a period of record high prices. However, it’s unlikely prices will continue to fall as beef supply levels should remain steady during the rest of the year.

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Philippines hopes to lift meat exports with new plants

Two new publicly funded meat processing facilities being built in the Philippines are due to be completed within the year, with the aim of helping to boost meat exports from the country, the country’s president has said.

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