Russia

As many as 239,000 chickens will be culled at a Russian poultry farm

Low-pathogenic AI strikes Russian Far East

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor is to cull 239,000 chickens at the Nadezhdinskaya Ptitsa poultry farm in Primorsky Krai, in Russia’s Far East region, following an outbreak of low-pathogenic avian influenza (AI) H9N2.

Cherkizovo, Miratorg and GAP Resource have shown increasing interest in halal meat

Russian meat giants drive up halal exports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia exported 50,000 tonnes (t) of halal meat in 2017, up almost twofold compared to 2016, as major agricultural holdings Cherkizovo, Miratorg and GAP Resource have shown increasing interest in this segment, according to the International Center for...

Transportation restrictions could leave retail chains without meat

World Cup to cause meat supply disruption

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Strict security measures are set to be introduced by the Russian authorities for the FIFA World Cup, which are likely to bring instability to the domestic meat market.

Miratorg rapidly expands beef exports

Miratorg rapidly expands beef exports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg has established beef exports to 15 countries, primarily to the Middle East and Asia.

Company plans Russia’s largest duck meat production unit

Company plans Russia’s largest duck meat production unit

By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, Russia

Senior Russian government officials have confirmed to GlobalMeatNews their plans to build Russia’s largest duck meat production unit, in the Iskitimsky district of Novosibirsk region (Oblast), south-western Siberia.

Russian poultry producers see margins fall

Russian producers hit by reduced poultry margins

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s third-largest poultry producer, agricultural holding Belaya Ptitsa, has reported financial turbulence, as falling prices and shrinking state aid keep pushing down profitability in the industry.

Meat fraud reported to be rife in Russia

Meat fraud reported to be rife in Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Up to 22% of meat products on the domestic market in Russia were fraudulent in 2017, according Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.

Russia looks to export opportunity for halal venison

Russia looks to export opportunity for halal venison

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

A recently opened slaughterhouse in northern Siberia has been certified to sell venison in accordance with Islamic standards (halal) and is currently in negotiations to export commercial batches of premium cuts to Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....