03Apr, 20

Hog price increases after a decline at the beginning of the year.

The average market price in France was 169.57 €/100 kg carcass for the months of January and February 2020 and after Corona virus spread, there was a rise in prices and average market price for March was 174.25 €/100 kg carcass. However, when we take a look at the price in France, we can see it is clearly below the two other main European pork producing countries. The average market price in Germany for the months of January and February 2020 was 197.38 €100 kg carcass, in March – 204.97 €/100 kg carcass. Accordingly, prices in Spain were 180.37 and 192.08 €/100 kg carcass. Situation in …

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02Apr, 20

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has updated its Export Library for China to reflect expanded access for U.S. beef and pork. These changes were among the provisions negotiated in the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade agreement, according to a release from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). USMEF president and CEO Dan Halstrom applauded the expanded access. “With much broader access for U.S. beef, the U.S. industry is well-positioned to expand its presence in the largest and fastest growing beef market in the world. And while unprecedented volumes of U.S. p …

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28Mar, 20

Hard scenario for SE European countries depending on imports .

Shipping is becoming a major problem in Europe nowadays as transporters are rethinking their routes to avoid countries with a large number of coronavirus cases. That could have a serious impact on the food supply chain in SE European countries already affected by massive losses in animal production due to African Swine Fever outbreaks, such as Romania, Bulgaria and Poland. “For the time being we are still able to deliver meat in Romania from our factories in Spain but there is a real issue with transporters. Last week I have found 4 trucks in Spain to carry the meat to Romania, this wee …

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24Mar, 20

ASF outbreak reported in large Polish piglet farm.

An African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak was reported in a large piglet farm in Poland, near the east border of Germany. Polish authorities have confirmed the outbreak in a farm with 20,000 piglets and sows in the province of Lubuskie, close to the German border, informs Farmer magazine. This is the first ASF outbreak reported this year in Poland and the news has stirred panic among pig farmers in the region, who are afraid that piglets bought recently from the infected farm may have the virus. The farm had very high standards of biosecurity, according to sources from the region. Nevertheless, tha …

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20Mar, 20

This week deliveries from Spain are proceeding as usual.

“This week deliveries from Spain are proceeding as usual. We are getting offers from suppliers, we are making purchases, so Spanish meat reaches Lithuania, but we notice that the situation may change following next week. We are receiving warnings from suppliers about next week’s working time adjustments, work capacity reductions, and some suppliers announce that they will be out of production, so we see that the situation is really serious. Corona virus quarantine and new illnesses are reducing the logistics workforce, leading to a shortage of drivers. Due to the decrease in produ …

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18Mar, 20

Our meat processors became alarmed by Italy’s quarantine of the entire country. It was one of the major markets for beef exports.

Our meat processors became alarmed by Italy’s quarantine of the entire country. It was one of the major markets for beef exports. “We export a quarter of beef carcasses to Italy. This is a very large quantity. Over 5000 tons per year or $ 18 million euros. The suspension of these exports is alarming. It is unclear how things will go next. If exports to other countries like Poland are also stopped, cheap production will flow from them. Perhaps it is worth thinking about protecting our market, as the purchase price may start to fall, ”explains Egidijus Mackevičius, director of Lithuanian …

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13Mar, 20

Due to concerns about the spread of the Corona virus, the Alimentaria 2020 trade show is being postponed.

Due to concerns about the spread of the Corona virus, the Alimentaria 2020 trade show is being postponed. As concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on international travel restrictions continue to increase, organizers of the 2020 edition of the Alimentaria International Food, Beverages and Foodservice Trade Show, scheduled for April 20-23 in Barcelona, have announced they will postpone the trade show until Sept. 14-17. The international food and beverage show, organized by Alimentaria Exhibitions, is held every two years in six halls of the Gran Via venue of Fira de Bar …

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05Mar, 20

TOP 500 it is a list of legal entities registered in the Taxpayers register, who, in 2019, paid the largest amount of taxes and other contributions minus the tax refunds to the payers.

TOP 500 it is a list of legal entities registered in the Taxpayers register, who, in 2019, paid the largest amount of taxes and other contributions minus the tax refunds to the payers. JSC Baltic Foods is one of the TOP 500 companies that paid the most taxes. Director of Commerce Laurynas Zimblys is pleased, that the company he represents is raising the economy of Lithuania. “We are promoting a transparent business model and we expect that the taxes paid will increase with each passing year”. https://www.vmi.lt/…/daugiausiai-i-vmi-saskaita-sumokantys-… …

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26Feb, 20

UAB „Baltic Foods“ importuoja mėsą tik iš tų kompanijų, kurios nepatenka į rizikos zonas

Europos komisija sustabdė paukštienos importą iš Ukrainos po to, kai buvo patvirtintas paukščių gripo protrūkis sausio mėnesį. Remiantis Ukrainos valstybinės tarnybos pranešimu apie maisto saugą ir vartotojų apsaugą, Europos komisijos pateikta veiklos ataskaita patvirtino paukštienos importo sustabdymą. Kiaušinių ir kiaušinių produktų importas nebuvo sustabdytas. Ukraina, laikydamasi savo įsipareigojimų, skubiai pranešė tarptautiniams prekybos partneriams apie paukščių gripo atvejį. Ukrainos paukščių gripo kontrolės ir likvidavimo priemonės yra pripažintos lygiavertėmis toms, kurias įgyvendina …

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20Feb, 20

Approximately 120 thousand tons are eaten in Lithuania in a year. Only 60 thousand tons are produced in the country, the rest is imported.

Approximately 120 thousand tons are eaten in Lithuania in a year. Only 60 thousand tons are produced in the country, the rest is imported. Less pork is produced in Lithuania, than we need. Therefor, we import the rest from abroad, looking for the best quality and price ratio. While pork prices were low due to excess meat on the market, pig farmers did not increase pork growth plans, and now when the prices are rising, it is to risky to increase them, as it is not clear how long this will last. The situation is really unpredictable, so all the traders are watching the market closely. “In …

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