All news articles for August 2016

Iraq has been earmarked as an area of export growth

China aids exports to Iraq

By Mark Godfrey

One of America’s biggest poultry firms has secured exports to Iraq – thanks to help from China. 

The USDA predicts big things for the US beef export market in 2017

USDA expects beef exports to rise

By Aidan Fortune

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set out an ambitious forecast for US beef exports over the next 12 months. 

Pork and beef markets in the EU are struggling due to falling commodity prices

Copa-Cogeca admits EU pork market is ‘fragile’

By Oscar Rousseau

EU farming body Copa-Cogeca has warned that pork and beef markets in Europe are struggling a week after the European Commission delivered a £500 million aid package to farmers. 

The price of Canadian pork exports increased, despite a decline in overall exports

China softens drop in Canadian pork exports

By Oscar Rousseau

China’s ever-growing appetite for international pork helped prevent a greater drop in Canada’s exports of fresh and frozen pig meat in the first six months of the year. 

Historic meat production falls in Ukraine hurt the economy, but an upswing is on the cards

Russian embargo causes $1bn loss to Ukraine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine has lost $1bn-worth of trade thanks to the Russian-inflicted food embargo, according to Natalia Mykolska Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Economic and Trade Development. 

The chicken processor hopes to use EU funds to partly finance its modernisation plan

Latvian poultry processor eyes €2.5m investment

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Latvian poultry processor Kekava Poultry Farm plans to invest €2.5m to modernise its poultry breeding facility and raise export sales, according to chief executive Anris Pranckevicius.