Tag Archives | Poultry

Cherkizovo Group Receives Permission to Export to Iraq

By John Lee. PJSC Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, today announces that its Vasilyevskaya poultry production facility has received permission to export poultry products to Iraq. The Vasilyevskaya poultry farm, which is Cherkizovo Group’s largest poultry production facility, was granted the right to export to Iraq. The permit […]

Iraq lifts Ban on Import of Ukrainian Poultry

By John Lee. The ban on export of poultry products from Ukraine to Iraq has reportedly been lifted. It had been introduced due to outbreaks of avian influenza in Ukraine. Ukrainian egg producer Avangardco had reported a sharp reduction in sales due to the ban. (Source: Ukrinform News)

Improving Women’s Livelihoods in Ninewah

For a young Yazidi woman who survived upheaval and displacement in northern Iraq, hope and stability finally arrived in an unexpected form: plump brown quails, and their tiny speckled eggs. Gulistan, 23, lives in the predominantly Christian and Yazidi district of Alqosh in the northern reaches of Ninewah Governorate. In the summer of 2014, the […]

Iraq Extends Chicken Import Ban

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly extended its ban on poultry imports to three more European countries: Finland, Serbia and the United Kingdom. The ban covers live and frozen poultry imports, and comes in response to bird flu outbreaks. Iraq is the world’s fifth biggest buyer of chicken meat, with purchases of 670,000 tonnes last year, […]

Avangardco Iraq Business falls by half

By John Lee. Ukrainian egg producer Avangardco has said that its exports of shell eggs decreased by 50 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, due to what it described as “the unstable situation in Iraq“. In the period, the company sold 59 mln units to Iraq, down from 119 mln units in 3Q […]

Iraq Bans Poultry Imports due to Avian Flu

By John Lee. Iraq has banned the importion of frozen and live poultry products from two dozen countries. According to a report from Reuters, Baghdad restricted poultry imports from France last month, following a reported outbreak of H5N1 bird flu. The ban now extends to Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, […]

Iraq to Resume Chicken Imports from Iran

By John Lee. Iraq has decided to lift a ban on the import of fresh and frozen chicken and chicken products from Iran. The ban was imposed three weeks ago following an outbreak of H5N1 avian flu in Iran. On 2nd August, the head of the Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO) declared the country free of […]

Iraq Bans Poultry Imports from US

By John Lee. Iraq has joined more than 30 countries in banning poultry imports from the United States because of bird flu, following the worst outbreak of avian influenza in US history. Bloomberg reports that the ban, announced on Wednesday, is to last for three months. Figures from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) show […]

Iraq Blocks Turkish Poultry Imports

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has been undertaking “a series of policy twists to restrict the exports of poultry products from Turkey.” The chairman of the Turkish Poultry Promotion Group, Müjdat Sezer, part of the country’s Ministry of Economy, told GlobalMeatNews: “Iraq decided to stop all imports of full chickens from Turkey. We don’t know […]

Rasun Increases Chicken Production in Iraq

Rasun, part of the Vano Group, one of Iraq’s premier agriculture companies and the Ross GP distributor for Iraq, has announced an agreement to extend its Grandparent (GP) production base in order to meet the growing demand for Ross 308 Parent Stock (PS) and broilers in the country. Rasun has quickly become one of the […]

$100m Turkish Poultry Project in Diwaniya

A Turkish company has expressed readiness to rehabilitate a poultry project in Diwaniya at a cost of $100 million [117 billion Iraqi dinars]. This came during a meeting the chairman of the agriculture and water resources committee in Diwaniya, Baqer Ali al-Shaalan, held on Wednesday (Oct. 6) with a delegation of a Turkish company. “Talks […]