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Russian pig industry warning issued

Russian pig industry warning issued

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Nearly 50% of pig farms in Russia will become loss-making in 2018, due to the poor conditions of the domestic pork market and the high debt burden in the pig industry, Yury Kovalev, the director of the National Union of Pig Producers (NUPP) warned during...

Reducing on-farm antibiotic use could 'jeopardise' animal health, the NPPC claim

WHO call to ban antibiotics ‘wrong’

By Oscar Rousseau

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) call to stop farmers and the food industry from using powerful antibiotics preventatively is “wrong” and “ill-advised”, a US trade body has said.

Meat producers say a 'hard Brexit' - leaving the EU without a trade deal - would hurt the industry

UK meat industry warns of post-Brexit WTO tariffs

By Diana Yordanova

Meat sector organisations have warned a UK parliament committee that the industry will suffer dire consequences should Britain crash out from the European Union (EU) in March 2019 without having negotiated a Brexit deal with its current EU partners.

Russia says meat and livestock ban expansion made to fight smuggling

Russia says meat and livestock ban expansion made to fight smuggling

By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, Russia

The Russian government has justified its expansion of the range of meat and livestock products from the European Union (EU), USA, Australia, Canada and their allies as a strategy to defeat sanctions-busting smuggling of already banned lines.

Russia is reacting to sanctions imposed following its annexation of the Crimea and support for Ukrainian separatists

Russia widens meat import ban

By Keith Nuthall and Eugene Vorotikov

The Russian government has expanded the range of meat and livestock imports it has blocked from the US, EU and other countries imposing sanctions on Moscow.

In 2016, Russia consumed around 220,000t-230,000t of turkey meat

Eurodon recovered from AI and ready to execute delayed plans

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia's second-largest turkey manufacturer has restored full production, after two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) in 2016 and 2017, company spokeswoman Olga Grekova has told GlobalMeatNews.

Russia’s Cherkizovo suspected of tax evasion

Russia’s Cherkizovo suspected of tax evasion

By Eugene Vorotnikov

Russian law enforcement agencies have said they will conduct a detailed investigation into criminal allegations against Cherkizovo, Russia’s leading pork and poultry producer.