Industry & Markets

In 2016, Russia consumed around 220,000t-230,000t of turkey meat

Eurodon recovered from AI and ready to execute delayed plans

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia's second-largest turkey manufacturer has restored full production, after two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) in 2016 and 2017, company spokeswoman Olga Grekova has told GlobalMeatNews.

Cedrob SA has received permission to acquire ZM Silesia SA

Polish poultry processor takes over local meat business

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

In another move to consolidate Poland’s meat industry, local poultry processor Cedrob SA has obtained permission from the country’s competition watchdog UOKiK to take over a 100% stake in Polish meat processor ZM Silesia SA.

New Zealand meat exports in decline

New Zealand meat exports in decline

By Oscar Rousseau

Global sales of meat and wool from New Zealand have dropped in 2017, halting a year-on-year growth stretching back to 2013.

Atria is to cut 17 jobs at its Jyväskylä plant

Atria to axe 17 staff in Finland

By Oscar Rousseau

A tough trading year has forced Nordic meat processor Atria to cut 17 staff as the firm restructures production.

The UK aims to find markets for all parts of the carcase to sustain supply lines

UK zeros in on meat export targets

By Rod Addy

UK meat suppliers are closing on export deals with South Korea and Taiwan and building trade with the US, Japan and Mauritius after announcing a £34m agreement with the Philippines, according to levy body the Agriculture & Horticulture Development...

Smithfield Renewables will aim to keep the company on track to cut emissions by quarter

Smithfield Foods creates clean energy unit

By Oscar Rousseau

Virginia-based pork processor Smithfield Foods has set up Smithfield Renewables, an initiative to power its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and spark sustainable energy projects.

Beef, lamb, pork and poultry will all be processed at the expanded packing facility

Hilton to expand New Zealand packing plant

By Aidan Fortune

Meatpacker Hilton Food Group plc has announced plans to expand its packing capability to New Zealand with an investment of NZ$54 million (m).

No US pork deal with Thailand

No US pork deal with Thailand

By Oscar Rousseau

Thailand and the US did not strike a deal to drop what one industry insider called a “de facto ban” on American pork imports when the two countries met in Washington recently.