All news articles for April 2015

The official reason given for the ban is that meat has been infected with E.coli and salmonella

Kazakhstan and Russia in meat dispute

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

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 rules of the Customs Union.

In terms of its global chicken operations, Tyson has said it was looking to take similar measures as with its US businesses

Tyson Foods makes pledge on antibiotic elimination

By Georgi Gyton

US meat giant Tyson Foods has said it is actively working to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its US broiler chicken flocks, with the aim of reaching its goal by September 2017.

The firm said the restructuring of its operations in Scotland and Australia had now been completed

Devro sees strong overseas performance

By Georgi Gyton

Scotland-based collagen casing manufacturer Devro said it had seen strong performances in China, Japan, Germany and North America, in its latest trading update.

The two countries are disputing South Africa’s poultry import quota and duties

South Africa ready to make concessions on US poultry imports

By Poorna Rodrigo

South Africa’s poultry industry is ready to allow a "concession volume" of US poultry imports into the country, but the move is purely to ensure the country is not excluded from US market access via the African Growth and Opportunity Agreement...

Production of pork at current market prices is loss-making, it has been said

Estonia likely to decrease pork production

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

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 production volumes, said industry participants.

SEGES/VSP is currently developing a new pig welfare course for stockpersons

Denmark reports on pig welfare progress

By Georgi Gyton

Significant progress has been made in meeting the agreements concluded at last year’s Pig Welfare Summit in Denmark, according to chairman of the Danish Pig Research Centre (DPRC) Erik Larsen.

Trade minsters have committed themselves to promoting Pakistani-Iranian trade

Pakistan meat exporters hope Iran import ban will be lifted soon

By Afshan Subohi, in Karachi

Pakistani meat exporters are optimistic that the Iranian government will lift an import ban imposed in early 2014 on Pakistan-produced meat, following a meeting last Wednesday (22 April) between the country’s trade ministers.

Commercial hog slaughter was down 5% to 106.9m head

US red meat production saw decline in 2014

By Georgi Gyton

Total US red meat production fell 4% last year, compared to 2013, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s annual Livestock Slaughter Summary (2014), published yesterday (27 April).