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Russian bank eyes takeover of turkey producer Eurodon

Vnesheconombank (VEB), one of Russia’s largest state-owned banks, may gain control over much of Eurodon Group, the major Russia-based turkey producer. 

Chinese investors to pump $1bn into Belarus meat plants

China-based Xinrongji Holding Group and DRex Food Group will set up several projects in the Belarus’ poultry and livestock industry worth a total of $1bn. 

EU checks expose ‘serious risk’ from Brazil meat

Tougher food safety checks on Brazilian imports prevented meat and poultry contaminated with salmonella and E.coli from entering Europe, according to a senior EU official. 

Russia’s Cherkizovo, Miratorg reveal meat export plans

Russian meat giants Cherkizovo and Miratorg have revealed strong immediate targets for export growth amid even more ambitious long-term plans to grow international trade.

Meat sector facing new trade tariffs post-Brexit

UK meat exporters may have to negotiate trade tariffs on a country-by-country basis with over 100 nations upon exiting the European Union (EU) on 29 March, 2019.

Hard Brexit breakdown ‘opportunity’ for meat trade

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to win a Conservative majority in the general election may soften the government’s hard Brexit rhetoric, benefiting the country's meat industry.

Russian meat giant to create up to 200 new jobs

Multi-species meat processor Cherkizovo Group plans to create up to 200 new jobs this year as it prepares to become one of Russia’s biggest turkey producers. 

EU meat companies plan major Russian investment

Global meat players including Germany’s Tönnies and Denmark’s Idavang are planning to invest heavily in major Russian projects. 

Deadline approaching for World Steak Challenge

Steak producers have less than a week to enter this year’s World Steak Challenge. 

Russia to toughen antibiotic stance following scandal

Russia’s sanitary body Rospotrebnadzor is aiming to develop new methods of identifying antibiotic residues in food products within the next three years.

Booming meat plant to play key role in Russian turkey surge

Cherkizovo Group’s turkey plant, run in a joint venture with Spain’s Grupo Fuertes, hit full capacity this week and company executives hope to double the factory’s throughput.

Modified antibiotic won't change meat sector plans

A modified antibiotic that is more potent to bacteria and could make it easier to fight life-threatening superbugs is unlikely to change meat industry plans to cut medicine use.

Russia limits poultry trade as bird flu spreads

Russia’s veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has prohibited poultry exports from six regions, where highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) has been detected.

Dutch poultry hatching firm plots move in Russia

Netherlands-based Hendrix Genetics plans to build a complex producing hatching eggs for turkeys in Russia, according to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. 

Global progress made to address antibiotic reduction, says OIE

More countries are warning industry stakeholders about the risks of antimicrobial resistance than they were two years ago, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

AI-infected poultry hits grocery shelves in Russia

Russia’s veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has discovered several batches of turkey infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) on supermarket shelves.

Industry ‘must’ cut antibiotics, says poultry council

International chicken business leaders have agreed a united stance on antibiotic use, claiming industry must reduce antimicrobials that pose the “greatest global risk”.

First lab-grown meat made in Russia

The Moscow-based All-Russian Experimental Veterinary Medicine Institute has produced Russia’s first-ever lab-grown meat.

Tyson Foods plans Russian broiler expansion

US meat processor Tyson Foods is expanding within the Russian poultry breeding sector via a deal with Samuel Lipman, a former board member of Cherkizovo Group, one of Russia’s largest...

Cherkizovo finalises takeover of major grain producer

Russia’s Cherkizovo has acquired one of Russia’s leading grain producers Napko, in a deal that appears to be the largest single merger in the country’s agriculture sector over the past...

Global meat prices grow despite overall food decline

Most global food commodity prices have continued to decline in 2017 but meat has again bucked this trend, claims the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Drive to cut meat eating had biggest impact last year

Pressure from all angles to cut meat consumption for health or environmental reasons had the single biggest impact on the industry last year, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

Rising sales ease pressure on Finnish meat producer

Finland-based meat processor Atria has reported an upturn in first-quarter sales thanks to improved conditions across the food supply chain.

Global beef prices tipped to drop this year

International beef prices are set to experience varying levels of decline this year, largely driven by one of the world’s biggest beef importers, the US, according to Informa.

Russian meat giant plans huge lamb farming hub

Agricultural holding Miratorg plans to construct a 30,000-strong sheep farm in Russia, and wants to build 10 more in the same region, creating one of the world’s largest lamb clusters.