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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 21 April 2010

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Editorial: Stable Global Trade in Meat

The world beef and poultry trade has remained fairly stable over the last six months, while the pig meat trade has risen slightly, according to the USDA.

Despite robust demand in most markets due to global economic recovery, tight exportable supplies continue to limit import growth, although the pig meat trade benefitted from a stronger demand in Asia which has not felt the effects of the recession as severely as the rest of the world.

The Russian market has reportedly increased its beef orders and offer prices in the face of tight supplies from South America.

Meanwhile, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has called for further cuts in poultry meat imports from the US.

Russian authorities may reduce quotas on US poultry imports due to failure by the United States to meet sanitary requirements, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at his annual address to the lower house of the Russian parliament.

The Argentinean government has finally released the remaining 60 per cent of the “Hilton” high quality beef (HQB) quota - nine and a half months late, raising concerns as to whether the 2009-2010 quota will be fulfilled.

In all just 40 per cent of the quota (11,200 tonnes) has already been distributed.

For the first two months of this year, Brazilian pork exports were down by 10 per cent in volume and up three per cent in value.

According to figures from the Brazilian Pork Industry and Exporters Association (ABIPECS), pork exports for 2010 to the end of February were 75,356 tonnes, down 10.1 per cent from last year. However, average prices (in US$) were 14 per cent higher.

Chris Harris

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Developing Nations Lead Way Out of Recession
The growth of biofuels and their importance on food prices will be one of the major factors as the world emerges from the effects of the banking crisis and recession, writes TheMeatSite editor Chris Harris.
Substantial Increase in Listeriosis, Denmark 2009
In 2009, 97 cases of listeriosis were reported in Denmark (1.8 per 100,000), a significant rise over the previous year, according to a report for the European Food Safety Authority. The increase was seen both in cases of bacteraemia and meningitis and affected mainly people aged 70 years and older.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - April 2010
The forecast for 2010 total US meat production is raised as higher beef and poultry production more than offset lower pork output, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for April 2010.
New Zealand Livestock And Products Semi-Annual Report 2010
The forecast for total cattle slaughter in 2010 was reduced by 4.8 per cent to 3.74 million head, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. Beef production is forecast to fall by just one per cent due to good pasture conditions and an expected increase in carcase weights. Domestic consumption is expected to be 120,00 tons for both 2009 and 2010. It is expected exports will drop 1.35 per cent.
EU-27 Poultry and Products Semi Annual Report 2010
The negative impact of the global financial crisis is forecast to slow EU-27 broiler production growth to less than one per cent in 2010, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Antimicrobial Usage and Bacterial Resistance in the UK: 2007
The amount of antimicrobials sold per tonne of live weight of animal slaughtered for food in the UK has fallen from 80g in 2004 to 60g in 2007. This is one of the findings in Overview of Antimicrobial Usage and Bacterial Resistance in Selected Human and Animal Pathogens in the UK: 2007, which has recently been published by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and a number of other UK agencies.
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* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   United States

 » Pork Muscle Cuts Lead February Export Advances
 » CME: Pork Shipments to Japan Lower in 2010
 » Cargill Reports Leap in Earnings
 » Objective For E. coli O157:H7 Infections Achieved
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Mountaire Invests in North Carolina Poultry Plant
 » Artificial Nose Sniffs out Bad Poultry Meat
 » USDA Proposes Change in Disease Status in Brazil
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Marketing Margins Tighter
 » JBS and Union Share Labour-management Award
 » Market Preview: Better-than-Ever Hog Prices
 » NCC Calls Food, Inc. One-Sided, Negative, Misleading
 » ARS Finds Raw Chicken Main Source of Listeria
 » USDA Sees Pork Higher, Beef and Broiler Meat Stable
 » Catfish Processing Up 4 Per Cent From Last Year
 » AMI: Consumer Video on Salt's Role in Meat Products

   Malaysia

 » Move to Stabilise Price of Pork

   France

 » FAO Officially Recognises IPC

   Russian Federation

 » Russian/US Poultry Trade Dispute Resolved
 » Russia Lifts Bans of Spanish, Czech and Argentine Products
 » Putin Calls for Further Cut in US Poultry Imports
 » Russia Raising Beef Quotes

   Denmark

 » Fatal Accident at Esbjerg Slaughterhouse

   Ireland

 » Dawn Meats Dairy Beef Club
 » IFA: Tesco Commits to Country-of-Origin Labelling

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   Finland

 » HKScan Expects Earnings Shortfall

   Netherlands

 » Model Helps Identify Best Salmonella Interventions
 » VIV Europe Will Take Place as Scheduled
 » VIV Europe 2010 Offers Extra Hospitality to Visitors

   Korea, South

 » FMD Not Stopping Korean Beef Demand

   United Kingdom

 » Switch Enables Salmonella to Sabotage Host Cells
 » Beef Carcase Quality Improves
 » Grieg Seafood Acquires Northern Aquaculture

   European Union

 » New Antimicrobial Guidelines Proposed
 » EFSA Assesses Risk of Salmonella from Pig Meat
 » EU Pig Prices: Prices Move Sideways

   Brazil

 » Seara Sponsors FIFA World Cup, Brazilian Team
 » Brazilian Pork Export Volume Down 10 Per Cent

   China

 » AgFeed Invests in Five New Pig Farms

   Canada

 » Best Times for Campylobacter Interventions
 » Canada Strengthens Meat Packing Industry
 » Product Differentiation Key to Maximising Returns
 » 'Product of Canada' and 'Made in Canada' Guidelines

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   Australia

 » Cattle Markets Firm, Despite A$

   South Africa

 » South African Farmers Fight Back on Poultry Ban

   Taiwan

 » Strict Controls Imposed On US Beef

   Argentina

 » Argentinean Government Releases Hilton HQB Quota



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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