All news articles for April 2014

Rules come into force on Russian processed meat safety

Russia introduces new rules for meat processing and labelling

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

New technical regulations on the safety of meat and meat products will come into force across Russia and the Customs Union, from 1 May 2014, and look set to bring major changes to the structure of local meat businesses.

China is a fast growing market for NZ beef and lamb

Focus on New Zealand - China syndrome

By Chloe Ryan

It is true for nearly every internationally traded commodity, and it is true for New Zealand’s meat. China wants it.. and its appetite is growing fast.

Full duty charge may result in beef shortage

Norwegian industry federation fears summer beef shortage

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Norway’s meat and poultry industry federation meat (KLF - Kjøtt- og fjørfebransjens Landsforbund) has requested urgent talks with the country’s ministry of agriculture amid fears that the government’s present policy to charge full duty on imported meat...

Higher local wages may push fhe firm to invest abroad

Danish Crown to focus capacity investments abroad

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Meat processing grant Danish Crown has warned meat industry unions that the pressure to pay higher wages in Denmark at its Danish meat processing plants means most future fixed capital plant expansion and capacity investments will take place outside its...

Russia looks set to ramp up production by 50% by 2020

Russia invests in horsemeat production

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia has pledged its support for the production of horsemeat, instigating a special investment program of RUB180m (US$6m) to subsidise the industry.

A growing gap between demand and supply is predicted

China to beef up on imports, says Rabobank report

By Oli Haenlein

China is expected to increase its beef imports by 15-20% over the next five years due to domestic production, which, despite governmental investment, is still very limited, according to a Rabobank report.