• Ukrainians do not eat enough pork

    According to the medical recommendations, the healthy pork consumption rate is about 30 kg per year. Instead, Ukrainians eat half as much, reports the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders.

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  • Ukrainian live pigs market: price stabilization

    During the last week of the summer, the live pig market prices in Ukraine continued to rise, but at a slower rate than on the eve of the holiday weekend. According to the results of weekly monitoring of live pig prices, which is conducted by the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders, the average market price added 1% to the level of the previous week and amounted to 49.4 UAH/kg.

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  • Estimate: Ukrainian pork production will decrease by 7% in 2020 because of ASF

    Recently, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine held an emergency meeting about the ASF situation. The ministry specialists, as well as the State Consumer Service’ and the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders’ representatives, joined the discussion.

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  • Ukrainian live pigs market: prices went up in late summer

    The third decade of August was marked by an increase in Ukrainian pig prices. The analysts of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders detect corresponding dynamics in the live pigs market based on the results of weekly price monitoring.

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  • In the middle of summer, pork imports rebound

    According to the customs statistics of the State Tax Service of Ukraine, during January-July, Ukraine imported 13 600 tons of pork with a total value of 25.7 million USD. This escalates the last year’s mark by 11% or 1.4 thousand tonnes. "If the import activity in July remained at the level of the previous two months, the volume of foreign pork incomes in January-July of the current year would be equal to last year’s," – comment the analysts of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders.

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  • Live pigs market: prices are “at peace”

    In mid-August, prices for the live weight of pig ranged from 46 to 48 UAH/kg. The analytical department of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders reports on the price range volatility and a slight fluctuation of the market average (-0.2% below the previous week, at 47.06 UAH/kg).

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  • 3% of the Ukrainian pig farms comply with the main criteria for insurance from ASF

    Although the African Swine Fever (AFS) has been in Ukraine since 2012, at the present moment, only one domestic pig farm is insured against this disease. Why? First of all, because of the requirements for a farm.

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  • “No” to ecoterrorism in pig production

    The reoccurrences of manipulation in the ecology field for political influence or money extortion purposes are found more frequently lately. This situation came about not only in pig production, but also in other industries, and not only in the agro-industrial complex. To fight the so-called “ecoterrorism”, industry associations decided to unite their efforts.

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  • Ukraine: Experiments on piglets’ identification will continue

    Members of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders and experts of Agency of animal identification and registration agreed to continue piglet’s identification experiment. This time, animals will be tattooed in Nastashka, LLC.

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  • Consumption of pork in Ukraine: experts predict increasing in 2019

    Domestics analysts expect growing of pork and its products production, consumption and import in 2019. According to the premilitary results of Economics discussion board’s experts, meat products production in Ukraine can increase by 750 000 tones (+1%) in 2019. Relevant data were released in the balance of demand and supply of meat and meat products developed by analysts Economics Discussion Board (EDB).

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  • Why does the new veterinary medicine draft law need to be refined?

    Elaboration of a new version of draft Law «On the Introduction of Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Veterinary Medicine' (hereinafter — the Draft Law) took over a year. But after it was released it became clear that document needs significant improvements. Association of Pig Producers of Ukraine as well as other field specific unions, members of Food Safety and Veterinary Committee of Community Council at State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection have taken on this work.

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  • Commercial producers have increased the pig herd

    Over the year, a number of ‘industrial’ pigs in Ukraine went up by 2%. The corresponding increase in pigs’ number in commercial farms was noted by analysts of the Association of Pig Producers of Ukraine with reference to the data of the SSSU.

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  • Ukrainian pork import in November was the lowest from June, 2018

    Import of fresh, chilled and frozen pork to Ukraine reduced in November by 20%, comparing to October. During the last autumn’s month Ukraine bought 2.95 thsd tons of pig meat abroad. This information was shared by Analytical department of Association of Pig Producers of Ukraine.

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  • China detects ASF for the first time in wild boar

    The affected wild boar was found in Jilin province.

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  • Taiwan bans online sale of China meat and pork imports from Japan 

    According to Focus Taiwan, the Taiwan government has asked all e-commerce enterprises in the country to remove Chinese meat products from their websites, as part of an effort to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) from China to Taiwan, Deputy Minister of the Council of Agriculture Chen Chi-chung said Thursday.

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  • China confirms ASF in the province with the highest pig production

    The Ministry of Agriculture has just confirmed the presence of African swine fever in Sichuan Province, the region with the highest swine production and the country's largest pork consumption rate.

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  • Russia produces more pigs

    During the first eight months of 2018, the production of pigs for slaughter in terms of live weight in agricultural organisations reached 2.65 million tonnes: 10.5% or 252,100 tonnes more than in the same period in 2017.

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  • Government of Canada secures market access for pork to Argentina

    The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, announced today that the Gove...
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  • Mexico and Denmark: cooperation in the agrifood sector

    The matters related to the technical cooperation and the exchange of experiences in the electronic certification of livestock products were addressed. The governments of Mexi...
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