Russia

Cows tested with VR glasses to ‘improve mood’ of herd

Cows tested with VR glasses to ‘improve mood’ of herd

A prototype of virtual reality (VR) glasses was tested on dairy cows on a farm in Russia to improve cow...

November 29, 2019

Feed demand soars in Northern Ireland as mills struggle to secure materials

Feed demand soars in Northern Ireland as mills struggle to secure materials

The continuing dry weather and poor growing conditions in Northern Ireland have created an unprecedented demand for feed materials to...

July 23, 2018

Russian firm to assemble Zetor tractors near Moscow

Russian firm to assemble Zetor tractors near Moscow

Zetor has entered the Russian tractor market. The first components are now being shipped to an assembly plant near Moscow. The...

May 23, 2017

Russia’s import ban on EU pig products is illegal – WTO

Russia’s import ban on EU pig products is illegal – WTO

Russia’s import bans on live pigs, pork and other pig products from the EU is illegal under international trade rules,...

February 24, 2017

No sign of Russian food embargo ending as EU extends economic sanctions

No sign of Russian food embargo ending as EU extends economic sanctions

This week, the European Council prolonged the economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until July 31, 2017. Imposing...

December 21, 2016

‘Uncertain times’ ahead for the world dairy trade

‘Uncertain times’ ahead for the world dairy trade

We live in uncertain times, perhaps even more so than in recent years, when it comes to the world dairy...

November 20, 2016

Are Producer Organisations key to the future of the fruit and veg sector?

Are Producer Organisations key to the future of the fruit and veg sector?

There appears to be an increasing push at European level for fruit and vegetable growers to establish Producer Organisations. The...

October 14, 2016

Russia appeal World Trade Organisation ruling on EU pork import ban

Russia appeal World Trade Organisation ruling on EU pork import ban

Russia has appealed against the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) ruling that its ban on EU pork imports was against WTO rules,...

October 4, 2016

Opinion: Talk is cheap: WTO must deal decisively with Russia

Opinion: Talk is cheap: WTO must deal decisively with Russia

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) must now act in a meaningful way, given that the organisation has found Moscow to...

September 6, 2016

EU extends economic sanctions against Russia

EU extends economic sanctions against Russia

The Council of the European Union has today announced that it is to extend its economic sanctions on Russia until June...

June 17, 2016

‘Russian ban on EU food to remain in place until at least 2018’

‘Russian ban on EU food to remain in place until at least 2018’

A leading Russian commentator on dairy markets has said that the Russian ban on EU foods is likely to remain...

May 22, 2016

Russia plans 1.2m head pig farm to supply Chinese market

Russia plans 1.2m head pig farm to supply Chinese market

Plans are afoot in Russia to create a pig production cluster which is to have a capacity for 1.2m head...

February 20, 2016

EU to continue economic sanctions against Russia

EU to continue economic sanctions against Russia

The Council of the European Union has decided to prolong EU economic sanctions against Russia until July 31, 2016. The...

December 23, 2015

Russian embargo could remain in place until at least 2018

Russian embargo could remain in place until at least 2018

The Russian embargo on agricultural products could last until at least 2018, a dairy expert from Russia told the recent...

October 5, 2015

EU agri-food sector ‘remarkably’ resilient one year on from Russian ban – Commission

EU agri-food sector ‘remarkably’ resilient one year on from Russian ban – Commission

Just over one year ago, the Russian Govenment announced an embargo on imports of a range of agricultural products from the...

August 11, 2015

Russians cut back on food products as EU ban continues

Russians cut back on food products as EU ban continues

Import restrictions coupled with the devaluation of the ruble have made Russian imports more expensive, therefore eroding the purchasing power...

July 29, 2015

Has the dairy market finally adjusted to Russian ban?

Has the dairy market finally adjusted to Russian ban?

The world dairy market has adjusted to the Russian ban on imports of food products from the EU, says Ornua...

July 6, 2015

A farm for 100,000 cows is being built in China

A farm for 100,000 cows is being built in China

The construction of a farm for 100,000 cows has commenced in China, Russia Today the state-funded news website reports. The project is expected...

July 1, 2015