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Russian meat company’s prices jump after import ban

Russian meat manufacturer Cherkizovo Group has seen the average sale price of pork increase by 47% in 2014, helped by import restrictions on EU meat.

Mexico restricts beta-agonists in bid to reopen Russian market

Mexico has fulfilled demands from Russian veterinary service Rosselkhoznadzor and refrained from using beta-agonists in its meat production, in the hope that it could lead to the reopening of the...

Cherkizovo launches new healthy eating range

Russian manufacturer Cherkizovo has launched a new line of ready-to-cook chicken products that can be prepared in a steamer or slow cooker.

Russia set to do U-turn on EU pork ban

Exports of European pork could well be making their way to Russia again, following successful talks between EU and Russian officials last week.

Russian region plans large poultry plant

A major poultry production plant is to be built in Volgograd Oblast, in the south of Russia, according to officials from the region.

China bans all US poultry over bird flu scare

China has reacted to the recent avian influenza outbreaks with a blanket ban on all US poultry and egg products.

Argentina increases supplies to Russia

Argentina has increased its supplies of meat to Russia – a market which continues to experience shortages in a number of products.

Russia alarmed over PEDv outbreaks in Ukraine

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has sent a request to the veterinary service of Ukraine to conduct investigations into several outbreaks of PEDv in the country.

US sees pork and beef export volumes fall

Export volumes for US beef and pork fell in November, according to the latest data released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and compiled by the US Meat Export...

Baltic countries continue to struggle with ASF

African swine fever (ASF) continues to hit pig farming in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, despite efforts by the authorities in those countries to contain the spread of the disease.

Cherkizovo suffers ASF outbreak

African swine fever (ASF) has been discovered at two of Cherkizovo’s pig fattening facilities in Russia.

H5N8 reaches Russia

The latest case of the highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza H5N8 has been discovered in Russia.

Rabobank report ponders new norm for beef prices

Tight cattle and beef supplies were a continuing factor during Q4 of 2014, despite prices softening slightly on the preceding quarter, according to a new report by Rabobank.

Cherkizovo may cancel major pig project in Russia

The current economic crisis in Russia may force the country’s largest meat operator - Cherkizovo - to cancel the implementation of major pork project in the Voronezh Oblast, according to...

Top 10 global trade stories of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close GlobalMeatNews looks back at some of the biggest international trade stories to make the headlines this year. From Russia’s ban on meat imports in...

Russia to develop poultry meat export supplies

Russia intends to boost exports of poultry meat to countries in the Middle- and Far East next year, according to agriculture minister Nikolai Fyodorov.

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...