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Russia suggests mitigating food embargo for Greece and Hungary

Following the announcement by Russia’s deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich that his government was considering ways to mitigate the food embargo, imposed in August last year, for a number of...

Russia sees unprecedented fall in meat imports

Despite trade agreements with new suppliers, imports of meat to Russia dropped fivefold in January, according to official statistics. The report, from the Russian Business Consulting Agency, said the main...

Indian meat exporters optimistic over Russian opportunities

India is to begin exports of meat and dairy products to Russia by mid-2015, with the first shipments of buffalo meat due to take place in the coming months, according...

Argentina looks to boost market access for beef

The Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries recently held a beef market access working group meeting, as it looks to make further progress this year.

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Cherkizovo progresses with development of turkey project

Russian meat giant Cherkizovo has taken delivery of its first equipment consignment for its Tambov Turkey project.

Norwegian company to launch pig farm in Russia

Norwegian-based company Russian Baltic Pork Invest (RBPI) will open a large pig farm in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, with a major investment in biosecurity at the new facility, according to...

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Global pig market expected to return to “something like normal”

While prices across Europe have been spiralling downwards, the global pork market is expected to return to "something like normal", except for the situation with Russia, according to Stephen Howarth,...

Pork import ban to remain for Baltic States and Poland

Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will not be able to resume supplies of pork to the Russian market for at least three years, according to Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor.

Russian meat giant will supply beef to McDonald’s

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg has signed a contract to supply beef for the production of McDonald’s burgers from its recently created cluster of beef facilities in Bryansk and Kaliningrad Oblast,...

Lithuania eyes increase in meat exports to Muslim countries

The approval of non-stun slaughter in the second half of 2014 should open the doors for Lithuanian producers to increase their business with Muslim countries.

Brussels says EU united in food ban talks with Russia

The European Commission stood by its position on Friday (30 January) that the European Union (EU) member states were united regarding talks with Russia about the possible lifting of the...

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...