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ASF hinders exports of Ukraine pork to the EU

Sporadic outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in Ukraine are blocking the possibility of launching pork exports to the European Union (EU), said Vitaly Bashinsky, deputy head of Ukraine’s state...

Belarus faces sharp drop in pork production and exports

Belarus is experiencing a pork production crisis, due to a fall in profitability for existing farms and the continuing spread of African swine fever (ASF), which has affected the production...

Belgium seeks alternative destinations for pig meat exports

Belgium has developed a three-year plan to forge business with new markets, to compensate for the exports lost by the Russian ban on EU meat.

Canadian meat body claims any future trade with Russia will be cautious

With the Russian meat ban disrupting the meat sectors in the US, Canada and countries in the EU, the president of Canada Pork told GlobalMeatNews that exporting nations may tread...

Irish hardest hit by Russian ban on bovine offal and fats

Ireland has been especially hard hit by the latest expansion of Russia’s ban on European Union (EU) meat exports, figures released by the European Commission reveal.

Modest expansion predicted for global meat trade in 2015

Exports of beef, pork and broiler meat are expected to see a rise next year, according to the latest biannual report from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service – Livestock and...

Russia considers retail restrictions on imported meat products

The Russian parliament looks set to restrict retailers from selling more than 50% imported meat products, in a bid to further stimulate the development of the domestic meat industry.

Mongolia looks to ramp up supplies to Russia following Putin visit

Mongolia is ready for a 10-fold increase in beef exports to Russia, following recent preliminary agreements reached during a September visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the country.

Russia looks to expand list of approved pork suppliers from China

Russia looks set to increase the number of the authorised pork suppliers from China, from two companies to 10, in a bid to close the deficit in its own meat...

After-effects of PEDv and export bans see pork market cool

It will be a disappointing year for the EU pork industry, according to the latest quarterly report from Rabobank.

Russian pork production expected to grow in 2015

Production of pork in Russia is forecast to increase by close to 6.5% next year, to 2.83 million metric tonnes (mmt), according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural...

Russia to import meat from Africa

Rosselkhoznadzor may allow meat to be exported to Russia from South Africa and Namibia, according to head of the veterinary watchdog Sergey Dankvert.

Copa-Cogeca calls for pressure to be alleviated on pig sector

European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has asked for further targeted measures to be introduced by the EU, to help support the pigmeat sector, as part of a package of support for...

US beef and pork exports set new record

US beef and pork export values continue to increase at record pace, according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Russia accuses Brazil of overpricing meat supplies

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is concerned at the sharp increase in prices on livestock production supplied from Brazil.

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UK pig prices drop 9% on previous year

A government census has revealed that UK farmgate pig prices are almost 10% lower than they were at this time last year.

New agriculture commissioner to review supermarket ‘unfair practices’

Nominated European Union (EU) agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has promised an urgent review of "unfair practices" by supermarkets, which can hold meat producers to price ransom when negotiating with farmers....

Rabobank report gives positive new for global beef industry

Rabobank’s Beef Quarterly Q3 report provided "largely positive news" with global beef supply continuing to tighten.

Russia threatens ban meat on imports from Belarus due to EU re-exports

Rosselkhoznadzor has not ruled out the possibility of banning the supply of animal products from Belarus, due to a number of veterinary legislation violations revealed in a number of inspections...

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UECBV hopes to open dialogue with Russia

The European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) is looking for the opportunity for a dialogue with Russia, with the aim of restoring confidence between the two parties.

Zimbabwe prepares to sell beef to Russia

Zimbabwe will soon start exporting beef to Russia, which continues to seek new suppliers after banning imports from the US and European Union (EU), the southern African country’s agriculture minister...

Russia about to import pork from China

Russian health regulators have now approved imports of pork from five Chinese suppliers, including two subsidiaries of the Shuanghui Group, GlobalMeatNews has been told.

Iran eyes opening on Russian meat market

Iran plans to take advantage of tensions between Russia and the West by replacing some European meat supplies on the Russian market, say Iranian officials.

Brazil’s beef exports to Russia soar

Brazilian beef exports to Russia have soared following the embargo of food imports from the US, EU, Canada, Norway and Australia, according to the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporting Industries...

Ukrainian poultry producers eye increased exports to Muslim countries

The Ukrainian poultry industry is looking to offset potential losses in the Russian market with an increase in exports to Muslim countries, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.