Pig

ASF ends Latvian pig oversupply crisis

ASF ends Latvian pig oversupply crisis

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Pork prices in Latvia rose in 2017 after the strong slump in the previous years, as the first signs of shortage have been seen on the domestic pork market.

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...

A tax on pig trotters, liver, brain and tongue has been cut by the Hungarian government

Hungary cuts VAT on pork offal to boost consumption

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

As part of its long-term policy to stimulate domestic consumption of pork, the Hungarian government has introduced a reduced value-added tax (VAT) on pork offal, taking it from 27% to 5%.

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.

Miratorg has launched an internal investigation to identify the source of the infection

ASF strikes Russian meat giant Miratorg

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s largest pork producer, Miratorg, has been hit with an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) on its farm in Belgorod Oblast.

An African swine fever epidemic has piled pressure on local farms that supply pigs used to make bacon

Bacon prices skyrocket in Ukraine as pig supply nosedives

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The prices for bacon, the most popular national dish in Ukraine, have jumped 68% since January 2017 to UAH100 (US$3.70), as the population of pigs in the country's backyard farms keeps falling, according to the State Statistical Service.

Atria is to cut 17 jobs at its Jyväskylä plant

Atria to axe 17 staff in Finland

By Oscar Rousseau

A tough trading year has forced Nordic meat processor Atria to cut 17 staff as the firm restructures production.

US pig herd hits record-breaking level

US pig herd hits record-breaking level

By Oscar Rousseau

The number of pigs in the US has reached its highest point since records began, according to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data.

Seaboard Triumph's plant roared to life on Tuesday 5 September 2017

New US pork plant begins operations

By Aaron McDonald

Seaboard Triumph Foods (STF) has begun commercial operations at its new pork processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa, US, two years after work on the site started.