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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 16 December 2009

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Editorial: Marketing Meat Abroad

The US Meat Export Federation has unveiled a new advertising campaign to promote US beef in South Korea.

Pork is proving popular in Japan, as the US introduced pork back ribs to the market. With demand expected to grow, the US Meat Export Federation estimates that the US will have exported 660,000 pounds of pork back ribs by the end of the holiday season.

However, they could be in competition with Meat and Livestock Australia, who has launched a seasonal promotion to boost sales of beef to Japan, where consumption of boneless beef has risen significantly.

The Canadian Pork Council has said that the establishment of individual bilateral trade agreements is crucial to the success of Canada's pork industry. Despite talks at the World Trade Organisation moving slowly, the Council has applauded efforts by federal governments to establish bilateral free trade agreements.

Elsewhere in Canada, the provincial government will give itself the power to pick where poultry will be processed in the future. A decision which the Agriculture Minister says he has no choice but to do, after farmers from Quebec and Ontario blocked their chickens from being exported to Nadeau.

Charlotte Johnston



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 2 new features this week:

Roadmap to Cutting Livestock Emissions
UK agriculture will have to find savings equivalent to 3 million tonnes of CO2 a year between now and 2020 to achieve the government's emissions reduction targets, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
CHP Opportunities Right for Food and Beverage Processors
An emerging confluence of legislation, funding, and technical progress regarding alternative energy conversion and energy efficiency is resulting in new opportunities for industrial energy systems implementations, writes Comas Haynes in PoultryTech at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
* Company News

New Meat Bone Separator/Deboner with Very Low Calcium Content
FRANCE - The French manufacturer of separators, LIMA, has recently developed a new concept for the deboning/separating head allowing an important reduction of the Calcium level in the separated meat while keeping an optimum yield.
Connecting S Asian Poultry, Aqua and Dairy Markets
INDIA - From 1 to 3 February 2010, will see the opening of VIV India 2010, by VNU Exhibitions and Inter Ads.
Latest News Headlines on Video from eFresh
GLOBAL - TheMeatSite brings the latest video news headlines covering the meat sector from eFresh.com.
* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » Joint Approach to Meat Hygiene Services
 » Olympic Award for Red Tractor
 » New Food Chain Rules to Help 'Farm to Fork' Safety
 » LMC Report: Impact of New Pricing Grid
 » QMS Proposes Increase In Levy Rates
 » FSA Scotland Publishes Campylobacter Report
 » University of Oxford Offers Masters Degree in Welfare
 » Early Christmas for Sparks at BBC Good Food Show
 » Western Brands Announces Expansion Plans

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   China

 » Hainan is China's First Disease-Free Province
 » Zhongpin to Open New Pork Plant in January 2010

   Denmark

 » Danish Standard Wins Recognition
 » UK Butchers Offered Management Course

   United States

 » Successful Year for Sanderson Farms
 » DeLauro Call for Closure of Beef Packers
 » Poultry Processor Sets up in Atlanta
 » FSIS Updates Humane Handling Directive
 » CME: Blizzard Conditions Hamper Meat Production
 » Pilgrim's Pride Reorganisation Approved by Court
 » Smithfield Attributes Losses to Poor Hog Market
 » October Beef, Pork Exports Growing Momentum
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » CME: 2010 Meat Markets to Be Impacted by Trade
 » AMI Reacts on Russian Ban on US Pork
 » Market Preview: Mexico and Japan Pork Markets
 » CME: Will Supplies Fall or Will Demand Increase?
 » ARS Develops New Test for Staph Toxin
 » USDA Amends Regulations on Imported Cooked Pork Skins
 » NASS Changes Market Hogs, Pigs Weight Groups
 » CME: Can Firms Be Made More Competitive?

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   Philippines

 » Swift Foods on the Road to Recovery
 » Lower Demand Pulls Down Processing Industry

   Pakistan

 » Hike for Poultry Product Prices

   Bulgaria

 » Meat Plants to Close

   Australia

 » Ractopamine Improves Growth and Leanness in Pigs
 » Chilled Grainfed Drives Exports To Japan
 » Swift Buys Tatiara Meat from Vion

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   Ireland

 » Demand Holding For Quality And Slaughter Cattle

   Turkey

 » Poultry Companies Fined by Competition Board

   Russian Federation

 » Continued Expansion in Russian Meat, Dairy Output
 » Inspectors Widen Ban on US Pork Imports
 » Developing The Cattle Industry In Russia

   Canada

 » Canada's Chicken War Hots Up
 » Maple Leaf Announces Food Safety Advisory Board
 » Bilateral Trade Agreements Crucial for Pork Industry
 » Efforts Behind Bilateral Trade Agreements Applauded
 » Greater Protection Against Livestock And Poultry Diseases

   Korea, South

 » US Beef Campaign In South Korea

   Brazil

 » EC Clears Acquisition of JBS and Bertin by J&F and ZMF
 » Middle East is Target of Parana State Chickens

   Japan

 » Upturn In Japan Beef Consumption
 » New US Pork Cut Finds Success in Japan
 » Aussie ‘ChristmaSteak’ for Japanese Families

   Ghana

 » Pork Festival Ends with High Expectations

   India

 » Bill Proposed to Prohibit Cattle Slaughter

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Steady for the Most Part

   New Zealand

 » New Zealand Works with China on Food Safety



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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