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Finland replaces Russian market for pork exports

New markets have been found for Finnish pork that was originally destined for Russia, according to the country’s food safety authority Evira.

Russian firm Eurodon boosts turkey production

Russia’s largest turkey meat producer Eurodon will triple its production within the next two years in order to meet growing demand on the domestic market, according to its management.

Moldova increases meat production

During the first three quarters of 2014, production of meat in Moldova jumped by 25.3% year-on-year to 162,300 tonnes (t), according to a new report released by the National Bureau of Statistics.

Economic crisis may force Russians to cut meat consumption

Russian meat producers believe the negative trends in the country’s economy, including a high level of inflation and a fall in the real incomes of the population, together with a...

China’s meat producers seek more export opportunities in Russia

Five more Chinese companies have filed requests with China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) to export meat products to Russia, as China’s meat sector sees growing...

Ukraine loses US$4m, due to Russian meat trade restrictions

Ukraine has lost some US$4 million (€3.2m) in revenues following Russian cattle and pork meat import restrictions imposed in 2013 and 2014, according to data provided by the European Commission (EC).

Miratorg rebrands products and retail chain

The largest Russian meat producer, agricultural holding Miratorg, has conducted significant rebranding work, which has involved changing the design of its retail packaging, as well as the way it operates...

Turkey increases exports of poultry meat to Russia

In the first nine months of 2014, supplies of poultry meat and seafood from Turkey to Russia rose by almost four-and-a-half times, with strong potential for further growth, according to...

New meat import restrictions could threaten Russian-led Customs Union

Russia has announced restrictions on the imports of a number of food products from its partners in the Customs Union – Belarus and Kazakhstan – as the issue of re-exporting...

Guest article

Russia’s import ban – the last thing we need?

In August 2014, Russia placed a ban on the import of all meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, milk and dairy products from the US, EU, Australia, Canada and Norway, in response...

Israel set to send supplies of meat to Russia by the year-end

Russia is negotiating with Israel on the launch of meat supplies, with the first deliveries likely to take place before the end of 2014, Russian officials have claimed. 

Russia claims to have covered its meat deficit

Russia claims to have completely covered the deficit in meat – in particular pork – that appeared in the domestic market after the ban on certain food imports in August...

Danish Crown reports satisfactory results despite Russian ban

Danish Crown has seen revenue slip slightly on last year’s figures in its latest financial statement, from DKK 58,164m (€7,824m) in 2012/13 to DKK 58,029m for the current financial year.

Danish ministry to assemble support package for meat industry

Denmark’s ministry of food, agriculture and fisheries has commenced talks with the country’s farming and meat industry organisations to forge a new state emergency support package for the sector....

Miratorg cuts retail chain across Russia

Russian meat giant and agricultural holding company Miratorg has stopped the roll-out of its retail project, as most of the meat shops appeared to be unprofitable, according to the company’s...

Russia bans ready-to-cook products from several EU markets

Russian sanitary service Rospotrebnadzor has announced a ban on imports to Russia for a number of ready-to-cook products from Italy, France, Spain and Germany, including beef sausage, roast and goulash.

Ukraine sees sharp drop in meat imports

During the first nine months of 2014, meat imports to Ukraine amounted to 132,000 tonnes (t), down 41% year-on-year, according to reports from the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food...

Action needed on critical EU beef market situation

The EU beef market is in a critical state, according to the new chairman of the Copa-Cogeca beef working party, Jean Pierre Fleury.

Russia’s Miratorg opens country’s biggest beef processing complex

Russian meat giant Miratorg has opened the largest plant in Russia for beef processing, located in the Vygonichsky District of Bryansk Oblast.

Russia to establish meat imports from India and South Korea

Russia is continuing to expand the list of countries approved for meat imports to its domestic market, which is currently experiencing a shortage in supply.

Russian vet agency accuses EU counterparts of colluding with European meat smugglers

Russia’s federal veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance service Rosselkhoznadzor has accused European Union (EU) regulators of collaborating with smugglers sneaking meat into Russia, breaching its EU import ban.

ASF hinders exports of Ukraine pork to the EU

Sporadic outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in Ukraine are blocking the possibility of launching pork exports to the European Union (EU), said Vitaly Bashinsky, deputy head of Ukraine’s state...

Belarus faces sharp drop in pork production and exports

Belarus is experiencing a pork production crisis, due to a fall in profitability for existing farms and the continuing spread of African swine fever (ASF), which has affected the production...

Belgium seeks alternative destinations for pig meat exports

Belgium has developed a three-year plan to forge business with new markets, to compensate for the exports lost by the Russian ban on EU meat.

Canadian meat body claims any future trade with Russia will be cautious

With the Russian meat ban disrupting the meat sectors in the US, Canada and countries in the EU, the president of Canada Pork told GlobalMeatNews that exporting nations may tread...