Kazakhstan

Numbers on Kazakhstan's pig farms are falling, forcing government intervention

Kazakhstan’s pig industry shrinks

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Kazakhstan’s pig population has fallen by 6.4% or 831,300 head between 2015 and 2016, according to data from the State Statistical Agency. 

Kazakhstan has seen a steady rise in organic meat production this year

Kazakhstan eyes export of organic meat to Asia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Kazakhstan may become one of the largest organic meat exporters in Asia, establishing export supplies of up to 360,000 tonnes (t) of organic beef and lamb per year, primarily to China. 

Livestock can be infected with anthrax if they breathe in or ingest spores in contaminated soil, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Anthrax-tainted meat linked to multiple deaths

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Two people have died and seven have been hospitalised after eating meat contaminated with anthrax in Kazakhstan, according to the country’s National Economy Ministry.

Kazakhstan's government is keen to explore export potential of beef

Largest halal beef farm to be built in Kazakhstan

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Dubai-based company AMK Metal Fzco is to construct a livestock farm for 20,000 head of cattle and a meat processing plant for the production of 5,000 tonnes (t) of high-quality beef in Kazakhstan, following an agreement concluded between the company and...

The new facility will almost be solely focused on supplying meat to Russia

Kazakhstan launches major halal meat processing plant

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Kazakhstan’s LLP Aktepa Company has opened a major meat processing plant in the Aktobe region in the west of the country. The new facility is certified to halal standards and will process 7,200 tonnes of beef annually. 

The transit ban includes poultry meat and products

Russia restricts transit of US poultry over bird flu fears

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has banned transit of US poultry, including poultry meat and products, on its territory over concerns about bird flu, according to the head of the organisation Sergey Dankvert.

The official reason given for the ban is that meat has been infected with E.coli and salmonella

Kazakhstan and Russia in meat dispute

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Food businesses in Kazakhstan have called on the country’s authorities to restrict imports of meat, oil and dairy products from Russia, despite the fact that the step would contravene the rules of the Customs Union.

Kazakhstan is looking to become Russia's largest supplier of beef

Belarus and Kazakhstan to benefit from Russian meat embargo

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Belarus and Kazakhstan look set to increase their supplies of meat to Russia, as the recently implemented trade restrictions on imports have created a bigger demand and attractive prices, according to government officials and local market experts.

Kazakhstan plans to import as many as 10,000 Angus and Hereford cows from the US and Australia

Kazakhstan seeks to transform beef export industry

By Poorna Rodrigo

Kazakhstan’s promising beef industry is trying to create its own breeder herds, with a plan to import as many as 10,000 Angus and Hereford cows from the US and Australia, KazBeef director general Beibit Yerubayev told GlobalMeatNews.com.

Kazakhstan has accused Russia and Belarus of dumping poor quality chicken on its market

Customs Union faces new meat trade dispute

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Kazakhstan might ban the import of Russian and Belarusian poultry to protect domestic producers from unfair competition, the country’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture Gulmira Isaeva has warned.