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ASF ends Latvian pig oversupply crisis

ASF ends Latvian pig oversupply crisis

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Pork prices in Latvia rose in 2017 after the strong slump in the previous years, as the first signs of shortage have been seen on the domestic pork market.

Ukraine meat industry on fast track to recovery

Ukraine meat industry on fast track to recovery

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Following several negative years, Ukraine meat producers are finally experiencing a surge in average profitability, on the back of major price rises in 2017, according to a recent study by the Ukraine Institute of Agrarian Economics (UIAE).

A tax on pig trotters, liver, brain and tongue has been cut by the Hungarian government

Hungary cuts VAT on pork offal to boost consumption

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

As part of its long-term policy to stimulate domestic consumption of pork, the Hungarian government has introduced a reduced value-added tax (VAT) on pork offal, taking it from 27% to 5%.

Countries at risk of ASF outbreaks, like Germany and Finland, have bolstered their preparedness for the disease

EU countries take measures against African swine fever

By Diana Yordanova

Cases of African swine fever (ASF) are still very common in Russia, despite the country’s continued ban on EU pork exports to the market, imposed since January 2014 following a handful of cases in Poland and Lithuania.

Avi-Top supplies major Romanian retailers and said its expansion would pave the way for more products to hit shelves

Romanian poultry meat producer to invest in expansion

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Avi-Top plans to invest €6 million to modernise its production capacity, allowing the Romanian poultry producer to significantly grow its revenue, according to senior company representatives.

Welsh sheep producers could be among the hardest hit by Brexit, according to trade reps

Welsh livestock farmers fear serious threats from Brexit

By Laura Syrett

Sheep farmers in Wales face “an extremely difficult future” after Brexit, if the UK government fails to negotiate a trade deal that secures tariff-free access to key European Union (EU) export markets, a leading trade body has warned.

Strong beef supply has weighed down the average carcase value of cattle

Global meat prices slip in December

By Oscar Rousseau

International meat prices dropped last month, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.