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Prospects look positive for meat production, according to OECD-FAO report

Growth in livestock production and low feed grain prices look to be on the cards for the meat industry over the next decade, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook...

Iran launches poultry exports to Russia

The first two Iranian companies have received approval to export poultry products to Russia, according to Hooman Fathi, director-general, Bureau of International Affairs and Specialised Organisations at Iran’s Ministry of...

New outbreaks of ASF identified in Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine

The spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Eastern Europe countries has accelerated in recent weeks, with a number of new outbreaks reported in Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.

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...

New date set for end of Russian embargo

Russia has extended its embargo on EU food imports for a further six months until 31 January 2016, in retaliation for the EU’s decision to extend its own economic sanctions...

Chinese processor delivers 40t of pork to Russia, as others seek entry

A unit of China’s top pork processor has shipped 40 tons of pork overland to Russia. The Wangkui Shuanghui Beidahuang Food Co plant in northerly Heilongjiang province shipped the pork,...

Miratorg to launch Russia’s largest beef genetics centre

LLC Bryansk Meat Company, a subsidiary of the country’s agricultural holding Miratorg, has disclosed plans to create the largest genetic centre for the breeding of seed bulls in Russia.

McDonald’s to reduce pace of growth in Russia

The Russian division of McDonald’s is expected to open no more than 50-60 restaurants this year, down from 73 opened last year, according to a statement from the chief Russian...

Russia restricts transit of US poultry over bird flu fears

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has banned transit of US poultry, including poultry meat and products, on its territory over concerns about bird flu, according to the head of the organisation...

Russian food embargo to be extended

Russia’s embargo on food from the European Union (EU), US, Canada and a number of other countries will be extended beyond August 2015, following a speech by the Russian prime...

Russia restricts South American meat imports

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has recently introduced restrictions on beef imports from several Brazilian companies and has refused entry of a large shipment of meat from Paraguay.

Belgian pigmeat exporters struggle amid Russian EU import ban

The Russian import ban on European Union (EU) pigmeat products has led to a 15% decrease in the price of Belgian pork carcases, a new report released by Belgium’s Ministry...

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Leading Russian poultry producer announces favourable financials

Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat and feed producer, has announced strong double-digit growth in both sales and profits in the first quarter of 2015.

Russia increases meat production thanks to food embargo

During the first quarter of 2015, Russia produced 1.545 million tonnes (t) of meat, 15.2% more than in the same period last year, according to an official report from the...

EU beef farmers call for European Commission help

European Union (EU) beef farmers have called for help in finding new markets to make up for the loss of exports to Russia in the wake of the crisis over...

Concerns over spread of US bird flu

Reported cases of avian influenza in the US have now reached 156 in the past six months, making the current situation the most extensive outbreak of the disease ever reported...

Kazakhstan and Russia in meat dispute

Food businesses in Kazakhstan have called on the country’s authorities to restrict imports of meat, oil and dairy products from Russia, despite the fact that the step would contravene the...

Estonia likely to decrease pork production

Estonia’s pig industry is predicted to feel the effects of the country’s current problems in 2016-2017, as some farmers are expected to go bankrupt, while others will have to decrease...

Russia restricts meat imports from Brazil and Paraguay

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has temporarily suspended imports of meat products from two companies in Brazil, and one in Paraguay.

Brussels spends extra to promote EU meat sales in face of Russian ban

The Polish, Scottish, Austrian and Belgian meat sectors are significant winners in the latest announcement of European Union (EU) marketing finance, designed to help food companies seize more sales within...

Russia aims for 70% decrease in meat imports through investment

The Russian government will allocate RUB570 billion (US$11 billion) to implement an import substitution program for the agricultural industry, with about a third of this amount directed at meat producers....

Reduction seen in global pork prices

Strong supply coupled with weak demand has seen pork prices fall, putting pressure on producers’ profit margins.

Estonian meat producers see profit hike despite Russian embargo and ASF fears

The Estonian meat industry achieved total revenues of €310.3 million (m), in 2014, with profits of around €16.8m - an increase of 55% on the previous year, according to the...

Russia continues to tighten GMO legislation

Russia has seen a number of further restrictions on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO), as the State Duma has started to consider a new bill, which could add...

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Positivity shines through in State of the Industry Survey

The general feeling in the global meat trading and processing industry is one of optimism, according to GlobalMeatNews’ annual State of the Industry Survey .