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Iberian ham finds its way back into Russian stores

Russia’s company Tavr has said it has mastered the production of Iberian ham at its Rostov-based meat processing plant, so the product – previously very popular among Russians but banned...

China to start importing meat from Russia

China has cancelled a ban on imports of ‘ruminant meats’ (beef and lamb), from 49 regions of the Russian Federation, according to a recent release from Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor. ...

Miratorg introduces halal lines to range

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg has launched halal beef and chicken ranges at its branded stores in Russia for the first time, the company’s press-service has revealed. 

Pork export prices hit two-year high

Global pork export prices are now at their highest point in over two years, driven by high-cost European pig meat.

Russia to cancel lower duties on beef from Brazil and Paraguay

Russia’s committee on customs and tariff regulation, headed by the Minister for Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, has decided to start applying full customs duties on beef imported from Brazil and...

Russian scientists develop new drug against anthrax

Russian scientists have developed a diagnostic drug that may prevent anthrax outbreaks in livestock by identifying which animals need to be re-vaccinated against the disease. 

Russian poultry company culls one million broilers over AI fears

One of the largest poultry producers in the Far East part of Russia, Amur Broiler, has culled one million heads of broilers since mid-August, when laboratory inspection of samples taken...

Packaging firm Krehalon wraps up new shrink film line

Netherlands-based food packaging supplier Krehalon has rolled out a line of shrink films it has promised will “reinvent” fresh meat packaging.

McDonald’s sets out vision to reduce antibiotics

Fast food super-giant McDonald’s has updated its vision on reducing the usage of routine antibiotics in its supply chain on an international level. 

World Steak Challenge

Grain better than grass for steak, survey finds

For the third consecutive year, a grain-fed cow won the World Steak Challenge, giving it a 100% success rate. 

Russian meat sector profits soaring, says government

The profitability of Russia's meat sector rose by 2.2 times between 2013 and 2016, actually benefiting from the tit-for-tat sanctions imposed by Russia and its Western trading partners, according to...

Swiss meat prices are higher than any other country

Meat prices in Switzerland are the highest in the world, according to a new study, but are these astronomical costs really so unsavoury?

Belarus plots reforms to expensive meat subsidies

Belarus plans to reform its profligate state support scheme, backing its domestic meat industry, with the aim of making it more efficient and profitable, according to a spokesperson for the...

Demand for quick meat to fuel poultry processing machinery growth

Demand for easy-to-cook meat will have a positive knock-on effect on the poultry processing equipment sector, which analysts expect to be buoyed by demand for added-value chicken.

Russian beef and veal imports fall as consumers baulk at rising prices

The global increase in commodity prices for beef and veal has dampened demand in Russia for imports of these meat products. 

Russian struggle against GMO feed hurts meat business

Russian sanitary watchdog Rospotrebnadzor plans to improve the country’s control over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the domestic food and feed market, according to a government plan on food quality...

Russia's Miratorg reveals new logo

Russian agriculture holding Miratorg has changed all corporate branding to reflect its “evolutionary development as a leader in the Russian meat market”.

Devro aims for future growth in China

Asian and Russian market growth proved to be profitable for casings manufacturer Devro in the first half of the year, but China has been tipped by the business to be...

News in brief

Pigs culled as African swine fever strikes Romania

Several pigs have been culled after Romania was hit with its first-ever outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). 

RusAgro pushes into China by building pig farms

One of Russia’s leading agricultural holdings RusAgro has pledged to build several pigs farms in north-east China.

EU pig production increases but farmgate prices remain steady

The number of pigs being produced within the European Union seasonally has been increasing. Citing data from the European Commission, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) forecasts that this will continue to...

Cherkizovo Group chairman consolidates company stake

The chairman of Cherkizovo Group, one of Russia’s largest meat processors, will consolidate his stake in the company by buying 21.3% of its shares, currently owned by Prosperity Capital Management,...

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European pig sector to share intel on gas stunning

Trade bodies backing the EU pig sector will start sharing information on gas stunning amid pressure from welfare activists who have long campaigned against the practice.

Ajinomoto set to thaw Europe with multi-million euro takeover

Japanese food giant Ajinomoto has fired up its European growth plans with the acquisition of France’s frozen food business Labeyrie Traiteur Surgelés (LTS) for an undisclosed sum.

Spanish business buys $27m stake in Russia's Cherkizovo

Spain’s Grupo Fuertes has increased its stake in Cherkizovo to 8% after the Russian company’s biggest shareholder, MB Capital Europe, put 1.8 million shares up for sale.

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