Russia

Russian meat production tipped to grow

Russian meat production benefits from export growth

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is likely to see moderate growth in poultry, pork and beef production in 2019, as it capitalises on a rapid expansion in exports and continuous state support, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has forecast.

Russian meat giant tipped to continue acquisitions

Cherkizovo reportedly eyeing up Eurodon

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s biggest meat producer Cherkizovo is reportedly eyeing a takeover of another poultry business – agricultural holding Eurodon, following the acquisitions of the broiler holding Belaya Ptitsa and the meat processor Samson in December 2018.

Avian influenza is among the factors for Russia's struggling poultry industry

Russian poultry industry in trouble

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Growth rates in Russia’s poultry industry were the lowest for the past two decades in 2018, with several dozen companies going bankrupt due to avian influenza (AI), rising costs and extremely low profitability

Overall sales of organic food in Russia reached €160 million in 2017

Russia aims for a stake in the global organic meat market

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is going to use its “vast natural opportunities” to produce clean, organic agricultural products both for the Russian and for foreign markets, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, speaking to a Federal Assembly in late February.

The new restrictions could affect imports of nearly 600,000 tonnes of various products a year

Russia eyes new sanctions against Western meat producers

By Vladislav Vorotnikov


Russia’s Federal Customs Service (FCS) has proposed extending the 2014 food embargo to prohibit imports of all kind of meat and breeding stock supplied to the country by the US, the European Union, Canada, Australia, Norway, Ukraine and a number...

The first batch has been supplied to Miratorg’s meat processing plant in Bryansk Oblast, Russia

Miratorg expands lamb project as exports boom

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg has manufactured its first commercial batch of lamb at the sheep cluster launched in 2018 and is ready to expand the project, the company has told GlobalMeatNews.

China will see 23 Russian poultry businesses entering the market

Russia begins exporting poultry to China

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

More than 20 Russian poultry companies have registered to begin poultry exports to China, following the cancellation of a ten-year moratorium on shipments.

Miratorg is turning its attentions to the offline retail market to sell its meat

Russia’s biggest meat producer closes online store

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg has closed its online store, with the company no longer planning to sell meat through the internet platform, Nina Teltsova, official spokesperson of Miratorg told GlobalMeatNews.

Rosselkhoznadzor has predicted that ASF is likely to hit France, Germany and spread further in south-east Asia

ASF set to break through borders

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In 2019, African swine fever (ASF) is likely to appear in France and Germany, and further spread of the disease is anticipated in south-east Asia, according to Sergey Dankvert, director of the Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor, speaking during...