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Russian poultry industry in for tough 2019

Russian poultry industry in for tough 2019

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian poultry production may fall by 2% to 3% or 100,000 tonnes (t) in 2019, as the domestic market oversaturated and small-scale poultry farms have to cut production or even stop operation, according to an industry expert.

The latest ASF incident in China was registered near the border with Russia’s Far East region

ASF in China gets closer to Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian authorities are raising the alarm after an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was detected in an area of China close to the Russian border.

Russian trade sanctions escalate

Russia introduces new sanctions against US poultry producers

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has banned all transit supplies of US poultry products through the country’s territory into Kazakhstan, claiming that some of these products are being re-exported back to Russia, by-passing the food embargo....

The construction of the soybean plant is expected to begin in 2019

Russian meat giant builds soybean crushing plant to improve costs

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s largest meat producer, agricultural holding Cherkizovo, has revealed plans to build a major soybean crushing plant in the European region of the country, with the aim of achieving better production costs by optimising feeding practices.

The turkey deaths resulted in a debt of RUB 50 million ($800,000)

Russia’s biggest turkey company suffers major losses

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Several million turkeys have reportedly died on farms belonging to Russian agricultural holding Eurodon in Rostov Oblast, leaving the company with huge debts and no commercial turkey stock.

Brazilian beef and pork welcome again in Russia

Russia reopens access for Brazilian beef and pork

By Ashley Williams

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) has revealed that Russia has resumed imports of its pork and beef following its closure in December 2017.

Cherkizovo is aiming to establish its position in the Russian meat market

Cherkizovo acquires more businesses in Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s biggest meat producer, Cherkizovo, has been authorised to acquire a 75% stake in finished meat producer GK Samson and is seeking permission from the federal regulator to purchase several poultry farms from another firm, Prioskolie.

Avian influenza hits Russian broiler

AI strikes troubled Russian poultry business

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Nearly 300,000 chickens have contracted highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) at a farm owned by Russia’s major broiler meat producer Belaya Ptitsa in Rostov Oblast, Russia.

Miratorg is set to build 11 sheep farms in the next five years

Major sheep breeding projects take shape in Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia faces a big spike in lamb production, as agricultural holding Miratorg steps up a major sheep farming project and Stavropol Farmer nears completion of potentially the country’s biggest lamb processing plant.

Russian processor margins squeezed

Perfect storm for Russian meat processors

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Average profitability for meat processors in Russia meat processors has hit one of its lowest levels ever, as the industry finds itself caught between high prices for raw materials and weak purchasing power among consumers.