Pork

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.

Avi-Top supplies major Romanian retailers and said its expansion would pave the way for more products to hit shelves

Romanian poultry meat producer to invest in expansion

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Avi-Top plans to invest €6 million to modernise its production capacity, allowing the Romanian poultry producer to significantly grow its revenue, according to senior company representatives.

Meat inspection is set to be modernised at US meat plans, after a 15-year pilot scheme

New pork processing rule welcomed by US meat industry

By Helen Gilbert

Meat bodies in the United States have welcomed a proposed new pork processing rule by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of a move to modernise inspections in swine slaughterhouses.

The unnamed male has been sent back to Belgium

Sausage smuggler deported by New Zealand

By Oscar Rousseau

A Belgian man has been forced to return home by New Zealand authorities after a thwarted attempted to smuggle three sausages into the country.

Health experts warn farm-driven antimicrobial resistance could lead to a healthcare crisis

Meat antibiotic sales down, says FDA

By Oscar Rousseau

Antibiotic use on US meat farms is at its lowest level since 2009, according to a report from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Russian pig industry warning issued

Russian pig industry warning issued

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Nearly 50% of pig farms in Russia will become loss-making in 2018, due to the poor conditions of the domestic pork market and the high debt burden in the pig industry, Yury Kovalev, the director of the National Union of Pig Producers (NUPP) warned during...

Russia says meat and livestock ban expansion made to fight smuggling

Russia says meat and livestock ban expansion made to fight smuggling

By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, Russia

The Russian government has justified its expansion of the range of meat and livestock products from the European Union (EU), USA, Australia, Canada and their allies as a strategy to defeat sanctions-busting smuggling of already banned lines.