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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...

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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.

Ingredion improves meat yield with new starch

Global ingredient solutions provider Ingredion has launched a new clean-label, potato-based functional native starch for cost-sensitive meat applications. 

Russians are beginning to eat more meat

Russian meat consumption is set to reach 75.2kg per capita in 2017, which corresponds to the pre-crisis level of 2013 and is an increase of 2kg on 2016, according to...

Russia buys Brazilian pork due to lack of choice

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...

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