Poland

Drobimex is to expand production

Polish meat business increases output capacity

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish poultry meat producer and processor Drobimex has completed an investment to expand its plant in Szczecin-Dąbie, in north-western Poland, with plans to boost its slaughter capacity to about 200,000 head per day.

Higher exports significantly contributed to the group’s increased sales

Exports boost revenues for Polish meat business

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish meat business Gobarto has managed to increase its net sales revenues for 2017 to PLN1.769 billion (€424 million), up 21.6% compared with PLN1.454bn (€348.5m) posted last year.

Polish meat business to open second plant

Polish meat business to open second plant

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish meat business Agro-Rydzyna Ltd is to launch construction work on its second plant in Poland, following last year’s expansion of the production capacity of its existing facility, according to the company’s parent group.

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.

An SABC TV segment found that Brazilian chicken be thawed and refrozen multiple times before reaching shoppers

Brazilian chicken a ‘serious health risk’

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa’s antidumping PR machine has claimed it’s “no surprise” imported Brazilian chicken could be thawed and refrozen before reaching consumers, an allegation reported by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

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.