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Russia buys Brazilian pork as it lacks ‘choices’

Brazil pork exports are down amid political turmoil, but Russia, which has alienated the world’s biggest pig meat traders, has little choice but to buy Brazilian.

Acquisitions assist Atria’s profit rise

Two takeovers in the past 18 months have helped Finnish meat processor Atria post what its CEO called “delightful” profit and sales growth. 

Brazil and EU team up to take on food security

Brazil and the European Union are throwing their joint support behind agricultural production and working together to tackle food security concerns.

Hard-hit HKScan posts €20m loss

An earnings decline across HKScan’s biggest Scandinavian markets saw the struggling Finland-based meat processor post a €20.8m pre-tax loss in its half-year results.

Meat production in Russia keeps growing

Russia has increased poultry production by 5.4%, pork production by 5.7% and beef production by 1.1% between January and May 2017 compared to the same period last year, according to...

Russia eyes Chinese poultry trade as shortages loom

Russia is planning to promote exports of poultry and pork to China and has already started talks with the Chinese government to increase exports beyond their current low volumes. 

Hogan to lead Middle East agri-food trade mission

European commissioner for agriculture and rural development Phil Hogan will front an autumnal trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Iran in what could unlock lucrative new deals for halal meat...

Food safety body: pork, liver Hep E danger

Undercooked pork is the commonest source of hepatitis E infection for EU consumers, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed.

World Steak Challenge – video highlights

The juiciest cuts of sirloin, rib-eye and fillet were enjoyed at World Steak Challenge 2017 last week and here you can enjoy highlights of the event with this exclusive video reel.

Russian meat industry claims not to care about food embargo

Despite statements from Russian officials, the effect of the Russian food embargo, recently extended to the end of 2018, on the domestic market is expected to be very limited, as...

Significant Russian beef exports to Japan imminent

Japan and Russia are to start trading meat products in earnest during the second half of this year, following an agreement between Tokyo and Moscow.

World Steak Challenge – in pictures

Don’t miss these pictures from our third World Steak Challenge, which welcomed beef producers from 17 countries, entering what they believed were the greatest sirloin, rib-eye or fillet steaks in...

Meat prices rise for sixth month in row

Global meat prices have increased every month this year up to June, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

EU meat firms want new export markets as Russia extends ban

The European Union (EU) meat industry has expressed disappointment over the decision by Russia to extend its ban on EU exports of meat and meat products by 18 months, but...

World Steak Challenge: how social media reacted

ABP Poland, a subsidiary of Ireland-based ABP Food Group, has been crowned winner of World Steak Challenge 2017 – and social media responded with a flurry of jubilation.

World Steak Challenge 2017 winner unveiled

A Polish steak has been crowned the winner of the World Steak Challenge 2017.

Russian pig sector braced for huge production boom

The Russian pigmeat industry is claiming its domestic production is booming and may reach 4.2 million (m) tonnes this year, up from 3.5m tonnes in 2016.

Russian bank eyes takeover of turkey producer Eurodon

Vnesheconombank (VEB), one of Russia’s largest state-owned banks, may gain control over much of Eurodon Group, the major Russia-based turkey producer. 

Chinese investors to pump $1bn into Belarus meat plants

China-based Xinrongji Holding Group and DRex Food Group will set up several projects in the Belarus’ poultry and livestock industry worth a total of $1bn. 

EU checks expose ‘serious risk’ from Brazil meat

Tougher food safety checks on Brazilian imports prevented meat and poultry contaminated with salmonella and E.coli from entering Europe, according to a senior EU official. 

Russia’s Cherkizovo, Miratorg reveal meat export plans

Russian meat giants Cherkizovo and Miratorg have revealed strong immediate targets for export growth amid even more ambitious long-term plans to grow international trade.

Meat sector facing new trade tariffs post-Brexit

UK meat exporters may have to negotiate trade tariffs on a country-by-country basis with over 100 nations upon exiting the European Union (EU) on 29 March, 2019.

Hard Brexit breakdown ‘opportunity’ for meat trade

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to win a Conservative majority in the general election may soften the government’s hard Brexit rhetoric, benefiting the country's meat industry.

Russian meat giant to create up to 200 new jobs

Multi-species meat processor Cherkizovo Group plans to create up to 200 new jobs this year as it prepares to become one of Russia’s biggest turkey producers. 

EU meat companies plan major Russian investment

Global meat players including Germany’s Tönnies and Denmark’s Idavang are planning to invest heavily in major Russian projects.