27Jan, 21

Restrictions, applied to a part of the ASF affected area in Molėtai district, eased.

The European Commission, having positively assessed the protection and control measures implemented in Lithuania to ensure that African swine fever (ASF) infections do not spread to other territories of the country, has eased the restrictions that have been applied to a part of Molėtai district municipality since mid-April.The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) recalls that due to the confirmed outbreak of ASF on April 14th in a commercial pig farm in Molėtai district, for more than 7.5 months part of the area was included in the most risky area lll of ASF, which was subject to the stric …

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27Jan, 21

Meat producers are under pressure from two sides – they are in danger of losing income.

China has rebuilt its pig herds faster than expected, boosting demand and prices for soybeans and corn used for animal feed. With herds growing rapidly, the world’s largest consumer may soon need to import less meat. This double dynamics – increased feed costs and the likelihood of smaller meat consignments to China in 2021 – threatens to reduce livestock and poultry farmers’ incomes in the US, Brazil and elsewhere, as well as the profits of companies that process livestock into meat. What’s worse is that farmers are hit hard just when they are trying to emerge from a coronavi …

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27Jan, 21

Another major outbreak of avian influenza in Poland .

On December 2 a new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (subtype H5N8) has been detected in a commercial poultry farm in the county of Siedlce, neighboring Poland, where more than 117 000 turkeys were kept. The State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) reports that this is the second such large poultry farm in Poland affected by the disease in the last week. Because of the virus more than 1.6 million birds were destroyed in Poland this year.Dangerous contagious disease is reported to have been confirmed by the sudden death of more than a thousand kept birds and the examination of samp …

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27Jan, 21

What changes await food trade, animal transport and travel with animals after the UK leaves the EU .

On 31st of December 2020 the withdrawal agreement officially expires – that is that The United Kingdom (UK) will withdraw from the EU Customs Union and the Single Market. The free movement of goods and services between countries will also automatically cease, so it is important to be aware of the fundamental changes that will affect food exports, the transport of animals and the rules for traveling with pets. Imports of animal foodstuffs from the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) into the EU will be subject to the same requirements as imports from other non-EU countries. This mean …

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27Jan, 21

UK has increased lamb production .

Access to exports markets such as the EU is crucial, warns AHDB. It is clear 2020, has not been a normal year by any means and lamb markets have felt the effect of this. Retail demand has remained relatively resilient and Kantar data actually suggests there have been some areas of growth for the sector especially for household lamb purchases. In contrast to this, the closure of foodservice sector for prolonged periods of the year has restricted demand for the out of home market, although the importance of takeaways for lamb has meant even here the effect of lockdown has been muted to a degree.E …

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27Jan, 21

In October, exports of Lithuanian food products continued to grow.

During the ten months of this year, Lithuanian producers exported more than 19 thousand Lithuanian foodstuffs and other consignments of animal origin, which is 14%. more than in the same period last year. Such data are shown by the statistics compiled by the specialists of the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS). “In addition to sales of fish and its products, dairy products, which in recent months accounted for the largest share of food sector exports, our country’s companies actively sell fresh meat, especially beef, poultry, as well as various offal, culinary products, …

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27Jan, 21

More than 100 new cases of avian influenza have been detected in Europe: a tenth of outbreaks have occurred in poultry farms .

The State Food and Veterinary Service office (SFVS) reports that the number of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8) cases in both wild and domestic birds continues to increase in Europe. The largest number (92) of these have been confirmed in Germany in the last week for wild water birds that have died, while 13 outbreaks have occurred in the Danish wild fauna, 10 in the Netherlands, 5 in the United Kingdom and 2 in Ireland. This type of virus in wild birds first appeared in Belgium this year also (3 cases). The H5N8 strain of bird flu is not dangerous to humans, but can cause significant …

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January 27, 2021

UK has increased lamb production .

Access to exports markets such as the EU is crucial, warns AHDB. It is clear 2020, has not been a normal year by any means and lamb markets have felt the effect of this. Retail demand has remained relatively resilient and Kantar data actually suggests there have been some areas of growth for the sector especially for household lamb purchases. In contrast to this, the closure of foodservice sector for prolonged periods of the year has restricted demand for the out of home market, although the importance of takeaways for lamb has meant even here the effect of lockdown has been muted to a degree.E …

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07Jan, 21

In January-October, pig slaughter volumes and purchase prices increased in Lithuania .

In January – October, 769,207 pigs were slaughtered in Lithuanian enterprises – 3.02 percent more than in the same period in 2019, the purchase price also increased, says the Agricultural Information and Rural Business Center. According to the centre’s publication “Agrorinka”, the average purchase price of pigs by weight and quality of carcasses in Lithuanian slaughterhouses amounted to 161.12 euros per 100 kilograms and was 1.12 percent higher than in 2019 for the same period, when it amounted to 159.34 euros per 100 kilograms.In the analyzed period in Lithuania, the re …

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17Nov, 20

New Zealand red meat exports to the US are on the rise

Nuo liepos iki rugsėjo mėnesio raudonosios mėsos eksportas į Amerikos rinką padidėjo 50%. Naujosios Zelandijos raudonos mėsos sektorius trečiąjį ketvirtį ir toliau demonstravo savo judrumą, o eksportas į Jungtines Valstijas per tris mėnesius nuo liepos iki rugsėjo išaugo 50%, palyginti su metais anksčiau. Bendras eksportas į JAV per ketvirtį siekė 400 mln. JAV dolerių, o po to sekė 42% padidėjimas į Didžiąją Britaniją (71 mln. USD), o į Vokietiją, 25% padidėjimas iki 70 mln. USD, anot mėsos pramonės asociacijos paskelbtų duomenų Trečiojo ketvirčio augimas kompensavo 25% eksporto sumažėjimą į Ki …

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12Nov, 20

US pork exports remain on record pace through third quarter

Through the first three quarters of the year, United States pork exports were 16% ahead of last year’s record pace in both volume and value according to USMEF. Through the first three quarters of the year, United States pork exports were 16% ahead of last year’s record pace in both volume (2.22 million mt) and value ($5.69 billion) according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). The increases were even stronger for pork muscle cuts, jumping 22% to 1.87 million mt valued at $4.93 billion (up 19%).Average pork export value from January-September incre …

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The largest food industry exhibition in the world “ANUGA”

“Baltic Foods” regurlarly participates in the world’s largest food industry exhibitions. One of them – “ANUGA”. In this exhibition you can find partners from all over the world and exotic countries. Demand is huge. “Baltic Foods” company participates in exhibitions while popularizing Lithuania’s name. The company also looks for ways to improve the quality, seeks for inovations, which are later introduced to the market. Global giants and family business representatives gather in one exhibition to share latest trends. In one place you can find …

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