Meat

Russian poultry producers see margins fall

Russian producers hit by reduced poultry margins

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s third-largest poultry producer, agricultural holding Belaya Ptitsa, has reported financial turbulence, as falling prices and shrinking state aid keep pushing down profitability in the industry.

The Brazilian Federal Police has begun the latest investigation into the meat industry

Brazilian meat industry under further investigation

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian authorities have re-ignited their investigation into the meat industry, with a probe into processor BRF SA as well as laboratories accused of covering up salmonella in chicken.

Meat fraud reported to be rife in Russia

Meat fraud reported to be rife in Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Up to 22% of meat products on the domestic market in Russia were fraudulent in 2017, according Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.

New Zealand livestock supplies dip in last quarter

New Zealand livestock supplies dip in last quarter

By Aidan Fortune

The remaining livestock available for processing in New Zealand for the rest of the season will be less than in any of the previous five seasons, according to a forecast by Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Economic Service (B+LNZ).

Czech Republic posts record meat imports in 2017

Czech Republic posts record meat imports in 2017

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

The Czech Republic imported a record amount of meat in 2017, valued at CZK 28 billion (€1.1 billion), four times more than when the country joined the EU in 2004, according to local industry association.