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.

 The products were not dangerous to humans, according to Rosselhoznadzor

Infected meat hits grocery shelves in Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian meat processors have been found to be distributing meat infected with African swine fever (ASF) and even in some cases with highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI).

Talks between Russia and Brazil are proving fruitful for the pigmeat industry

News in brief

Brazil expects Russia to lift embargo on swine meat

By Ashley Williams

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) has revealed that Russia could start re-importing Brazilian swine meat by the end of August following a long-term food embargo.

Breaking administrative barriers in the EU and China could hike up Russian meat exports

Russia eyes meat exports to the EU despite veterinary problems

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

By initiating meat supplies to the European Union (EU) and China, Russia could increase its total meat exports from 300,000 tonnes (t) in 2017 to 1 million t in 2023, Alexey Gordeyev, deputy chairman of the Russian Government has claimed.

Russia has reported a 70% drop in meat imports since last year

Russia’s meat imports continue to shrink

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia imported 203,500 tonnes (t) of meat during the first half of 2018, a drop of almost 70% compared with the same period in 2017, the Federal Customs Service (FCS) said in a statement on its website on 15 July.

The move will expand the company's operations in Saudi Arabia

Miratorg opens first foreign office in Saudi Arabia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Miratorg has chosen Saudi Arabia as the location for its first office outside Russia, with the aim of increasing international promotion of its halal meats in Muslim countries.