Russia

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.

Grass-fed beef will not save the planet, claims report

Grass-fed beef will not save the planet, claims report

By Oscar Rousseau

Rearing cows on grass is no better for the planet than commercial feed, and continued farming risks “devastating effects” to climate change if methane emissions are not urgently cut, new figures have suggested.

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Last chance to register for packaging webinar

By Rod Addy

Time is running out to register for a free online event scheduled for tomorrow, exploring the latest developments in packaging to crack down on spoilage in meat export consignments.

Russia-based Tavr is to launch its own version of Iberian ham

Iberian ham finds its way back into Russian stores

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s company Tavr has said it has mastered the production of Iberian ham at its Rostov-based meat processing plant, so the product – previously very popular among Russians but banned within the food embargo – should soon hit domestic grocery shelves...

China has reopened import routes with Russia

China to start importing meat from Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

China has cancelled a ban on imports of ‘ruminant meats’ (beef and lamb), from 49 regions of the Russian Federation, according to a recent release from Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor. 

Miratorg has added halal products to its ranges at branded stores

Miratorg introduces halal lines to range

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg has launched halal beef and chicken ranges at its branded stores in Russia for the first time, the company’s press-service has revealed. 

Russia is to remove the lower customs duties previously enjoyed by certain nations

Russia to cancel lower duties on beef from Brazil and Paraguay

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s committee on customs and tariff regulation, headed by the Minister for Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, has decided to start applying full customs duties on beef imported from Brazil and Paraguay “to get the price of importers in line with...

Russia has developed a drug that may prevent anthrax outbreaks

Russian scientists develop new drug against anthrax

By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, Russia

Russian scientists have developed a diagnostic drug that may prevent anthrax outbreaks in livestock by identifying which animals need to be re-vaccinated against the disease. 

Amur Broiler has had to cull one million birds due to presence of avian influenza

Russian poultry company culls one million broilers over AI fears

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

One of the largest poultry producers in the Far East part of Russia, Amur Broiler, has culled one million heads of broilers since mid-August, when laboratory inspection of samples taken from the corpses of dead poultry showed the possible presence of...