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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 .

Latvian meat processor Forevers expands production capacity

Latvian meat processor Forevers plans to invest €12.8 million in the expansion of its production capacities between now and 2018, despite the difficulties it has experienced due to the Russian...

Fight with ASF intensifies in Russia and Eastern Europe

Several outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been identified recently in Russia, Poland and Lithuania, which suggests that the potential impact of the disease this year remains very unclear,...

Russia to launch turkey supplies to the EU

Poultry farm JSC Krasnobor has become the first Russian company to be accredited to supply turkey meat products to the European Union (EU), according to a statement from Russian veterinary...

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Cherkizovo to take on pork complex

Russian meat manufacturer and processor Cherkizovo Group has acquired a pork complex in the Lipetsk Region of the country for RUB250 million.

EU food safety commissioner appeals for solidarity on Russian ban

The European Union (EU) health and food safety commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has called for solidarity between EU countries in dealing with the Russian ban on exports of EU pig and...

Global antimicrobial use forecast to rise more than 60%

Antimicrobial consumption in food animals is predicted to increase by as much as 67% by 2030 to more than 105,000 tons, according to a new research paper .

Russian beef ‘cluster’ will launch exports to Asia and the UAE in 2015

In 2015, Russia will make its first deliveries of beef abroad from Europe’s largest cluster of cattle, being reared in the Bryansk and Kaliningrad Oblasts, according to a spokesperson for...

Miratorg sees hike in profits as market structure evolves

Russian agricultural giant and one of the largest meat producers in the country, Miratorg, reported a 38% jump in revenue year-on-year to RUB74.06 billion (US$1.23 billion), which is a record...

Russia to launch halal poultry exports in 2015

Russia is getting ready to launch exports of halal poultry products to the Middle East in the coming months, Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has announced. The first deliveries will be...

Russia looks to boost lamb production in Crimea

Russia is considering creating a large cluster of facilities to rear sheep breeds for meat in Crimea, as part of a project to develop agriculture in the peninsula, according to...

Russia blocks supplies of poultry meat from Ukraine to third countries

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has refused the transit of 37 tonnes (t) of poultry from several Ukraine poultry farms to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, due to issues with veterinary certificates.

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...

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