Backyard pig farms are important for the livelihood of Ukrainian farmers

Africa swine fever outbreak in Ukraine

By Oscar Rousseau

Ukraine has been rocked by an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) which has left more than 700 pigs at risk of catching the highly contagious disease.

Rebel-held regions in Ukraine have reported an increase in meat production

Ukraine crisis: rebels boost meat production to stop mass hunger

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Rebel republics of eastern Ukraine have reported an eight-fold increase in meat production in 2015, almost reaching the level of self-sufficiency and exceeding the volume of manufacture prior to the beginning of the armed conflict. 

Ukraine pork prices are under significant pressure

Ukraine hits pork production problems

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine's pork production costs have spiked by nearly 28%, from UAH15 (US$0.58) to UAH19 (US$0.73) per kilogramme over the past two years, while pork prices are under significant pressure, according to reports.

MHP plans to expand exports into the European Union

Ukraine poultry firm takes a stand on EU exports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine’s largest poultry processor MHP plans to expand exports of poultry meat to the European Union (EU) at any cost, even if the current quotas are not raised, according to a statement from company owner Yuriy Kosyuk. 

Ukrainian farmers have smuggled pigs to other regions to stop them being destroyed

New ASF outbreaks in Ukraine may pose a threat to Balkans

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

A new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) has been discovered in a farm in the Cherkasy Oblast in central Ukraine, following a large-scale inspection by the country’s veterinary body Gosvetphitosluzba. This is the latest in a series of outbreaks in...

Crimea's food market has suffered due to a food blockade by Ukraine

Ukraine bodies embark on Crimea food blockade

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

A number of Ukraine businesses and social organisations have launched a so-called food blockade of Crimea. The move, implemented from 20 September and connected to Russia’s annexation of the peninsula last year, has a largely political motive and could...

Kopacz: 'Ukraine an important customer for Polish meat exports'

Poland revisits meat exports to Ukraine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine has finally lifted an eight-year ban on meat imports from Poland, according to Polish prime minister Ewa Kopacz, following a meeting with Ukraine prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk last month.

Quarantine and pig culling as a result of the outbreak will hit Ukrainian companies hard

Largest African swine fever outbreak to hit Ukraine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is considering banning pork and pork product imports from Ukraine following a large-scale outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Kiev Oblast, according to the press secretary of Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor. 

Self-proclaimed republics in East Ukraine are attempting to develop a poultry meat industry

New operating conditions for East Ukraine meat industry

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Self-proclaimed republics in East Ukraine are looking to develop the meat industry in the region, which suffers from a deficit in meat products, due to the success of mainland Ukraine Customs in combating meat smuggling.

Poultry imports to Ukraine have plunged after the devaluation of its currency at the end of 2014

Ukraine pork and poultry exports soar

By Rod Addy

Ukraine reported a strong increase in pork and poultry export volumes in the first half of 2015, as overseas supplies became more profitable following the devaluation of Ukraine’s currency, the hryvnia.

It is predicted that approvals for meat exports will not take place before 2016

Ukraine faces problems with meat exports to EU

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The approval of Ukraine meat companies for export to the European Union (EU) has been postponed for an indefinite period, as the state budget has no money to go through all the procedures necessary, according to the country’s Deputy Minister of Agrarian...


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