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Pork prices are expected to rise in Bulgaria following a confirmed incident of African Swine Fever

Bulgarian pig industry turmoil after ASF outbreak

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The price per kilogram of pork in Bulgaria could jump by as much as 50% as the country is poised to cull 20% of pigs as the results of the epidemic of African Swine Fever (ASF), according to Bulgaria’s Association of Meat Processors.

MHP to sell off foie gras facility

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MHP to sell off foie gras facility

By Aidan Fortune

Ukrainian poultry processor MHP has announced plans to cease production of goose meat and foie gras at its Snyatynska poultry farm.

After a period of financial strife, HKScan is getting back on track

HKScan turnaround plan making progress

By Aidan Fortune

Finnish processor HKScan’s finances appear to be getting back on track following a strong quarter for its domestic production facility and the implementation of a cost-saving plan.

Serbia to re-launch pork meat exports to China

Serbia to re-launch pork meat exports to China

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Serbia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management has announced the signing of agreements that will allow the resumption of exports of Serbian pork meat to the Chinese market.

Hungarian meat processor eyes new plant

Hungarian meat processor eyes new plant

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Hungarian meat processor Pick Szeged Zrt. is planning to build a new meat processing plant in Szeged next year, with the aim of increasing the company’s salami production capacity, according to senior company representatives.

Labour costs hit Ukrainian processor

Rising labour costs damage MHP’s revenue

By David Challis

Ukrainian processor MHP’s increased revenue and production levels have been tainted by rising labour and administrative costs, which have damaged the company's profits during the first quarter.