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Russia looks to export opportunity for halal venison

Russia looks to export opportunity for halal venison

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

A recently opened slaughterhouse in northern Siberia has been certified to sell venison in accordance with Islamic standards (halal) and is currently in negotiations to export commercial batches of premium cuts to Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....

Farmers in Europe keep suffering heavy losses over ASF

Farmers in Europe keep suffering heavy losses over ASF

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The continuing epidemic of African swine fever (ASF) could incur UAH30 billion ($1.1 billion) in losses to Ukraine's pig industry over the next 15 years, the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection has said, citing estimates from the...

Russian meat giants increase production in 2017

Russian meat giants increase production in 2017

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Leading Russian meat companies Cherkizovo and Miratorg both increased production in 2017, contributing to further consolidation of the country’s meat industry.

CPF vice-chairman Adirek Sripratak has helped to drive the company's outward expansion

Charoen to invest in Russian poultry sector

By Eugene Vorotnikov

Thailand-based agricultural holding Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) plans to invest up to RUB2.5 billion (US$44.5m) to build two poultry breeding units in Russia this year.

Countries at risk of ASF outbreaks, like Germany and Finland, have bolstered their preparedness for the disease

EU countries take measures against African swine fever

By Diana Yordanova

Cases of African swine fever (ASF) are still very common in Russia, despite the country’s continued ban on EU pork exports to the market, imposed since January 2014 following a handful of cases in Poland and Lithuania.

Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin want Russia to become a major organic food producer

Russia to strengthen foothold in organic meat market

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia could take its share of the global organic market, including meat, from 10% to 25%, according to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, following adoption of an organic farming bill.

Moscow is hopeful South America's smaller meat producers can fill the void left by Brazil, EU and the US

Russia plans to increase beef exports from Latin America

By Eugene Vorotnikov and Manuel Rueda

The Russian government plans to significantly increase beef exports from Latin America (except Brazil) to compensate for potential domestic supply shortages created by the existing ban on meat imports from Western countries and a recent ban on Brazilian...

Welsh sheep producers could be among the hardest hit by Brexit, according to trade reps

Welsh livestock farmers fear serious threats from Brexit

By Laura Syrett

Sheep farmers in Wales face “an extremely difficult future” after Brexit, if the UK government fails to negotiate a trade deal that secures tariff-free access to key European Union (EU) export markets, a leading trade body has warned.