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Avian influenza is among the factors for Russia's struggling poultry industry

Russian poultry industry in trouble

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Growth rates in Russia’s poultry industry were the lowest for the past two decades in 2018, with several dozen companies going bankrupt due to avian influenza (AI), rising costs and extremely low profitability

UK meat producers are aiming to take advantage of the re-opening of the Japanese market

British meat exporters eye Japanese market

By Kathryn Wortley

Last week, British beef and lamb producers were eyeing the Japanese market following the lifting of a 23-year import ban in January 2019, and with a presence at Japan’s Foodex, Asia’s largest food and drink exhibition.

Overall sales of organic food in Russia reached €160 million in 2017

Russia aims for a stake in the global organic meat market

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is going to use its “vast natural opportunities” to produce clean, organic agricultural products both for the Russian and for foreign markets, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, speaking to a Federal Assembly in late February.

The acquisition is set to be finalised in the second quarter of 2019

De Heus acquires D-Mix to form Koudijs Ukraine

By Ashley Williams

Animal feed organisation Royal De Heus has acquired a majority stake in poultry and pig feed business D-Mix and will carry on the business under the name Koudijs Ukraine.

The UK and the US are currently at odds over differing food standards including poultry production

US-UK food standards war breaks out

By Aidan Fortune

The Government has been warned against a “race to the bottom” in food standards, following the US ambassador’s suggestion that the UK embrace practices such as chlorine-washed chicken.

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