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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 28 April 2010

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Editorial: Industry Asks to be Given a Chance

The Scottish meat industry has called on the authorities to give it a chance.

Speaking at the annual meeting of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers, President Alan Craig called for a more even handed approach in meat inspection without increasing the financial burden on the industry and assistance in procuring livestock that had come under pressure since decoupling of subsidies.

Also in the UK over the last week, the major British poultry company, 2 Sisters, a subsidiary of Boparan Holdings Ltd, has announced its intention to buy the Dutch-based Storteboom Group.

This latest acquisition will add a further six sites to the Group and will also turn us into a £1 billion-plus turnover business.

Across Europe, the general consensus from the latest European beef forecast group indicated stability across a number of the key markets for 2010 with a number of Member States anticipating some recovery in beef consumption as the year progresses.

The European Commission anticipates that net production will ease slightly in 2010 following a two per cent decline in production in 2009.

However, some key beef producers, including France and Germany will experience a decline in output in 2010.

In China, the government has been buying pork in order to support the industry and prices.

Chris Harris

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Agriculture and Food Chain Needs Collaborative Approach
The meat and livestock industries will need to collaborate along the chain if they are to pull themselves out of the current recession caused by the banking crisis last year, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Mexico Poultry and Products Semi Annual Report 2010
Mexico’s 2010 broiler meat production forecast has been revised lower, although this year’s broiler production will not recover to the 2008 level, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Brazil Poultry and Products Semi Annual Report 2010
The USDA Foreign ASgricultural Service projects broiler and turkey production and trade to rebound in 2010 in response to projected higher world and domestic demand for both meats. The FAS also revised downward production and exports of broiler and turkey to reflect the impact of the financial world crisis on poultry trade in 2009.
Japan - Livestock and Products Semi-Annual Report 2010
Subtitled 2010 Japanese Beef and Pork Market Outlook, this report revises the 2009 livestock annual report, without fundamental changes. The deflationary trend that began last year is not expected to end soon, according to this GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
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* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   China

 » Chinese Government Purchases Pork
 » Chinese Govt Moves to Bolster Pork Prices
 » China Levies Further Tariff on US Chicken
 » Pork Prices May Extend Gains in Second Half of 2010

   General

 » McDonald's Announces Strong First Quarter Growth
 » Global Meat, Egg Sectors to Face More Challenges
 » Brazil Seeks to Boost Middle East Poultry Meat Exports

   United States

 » AFBF Disapproves of EPA Blog on 'Going Meatless'
 » CME: Beef And Pork See 'Long Dry Spells'
 » Hormel to Close Canned Meat Plant
 » CME: Total Frozen Meat, Poultry Stocks Still Low
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: International Beef Trade Positive
 » Record Commercial Red Meat Production in March
 » International Poultry Expo Projected to Grow in 2011
 » Ready-to-Cook Weight up Five Per Cent from Last Year
 » Justice Dept, USDA Announce Future Workshops
 » Beef Quality Assurance Programme
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US

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   South Africa

 » Astral Reports Higher Operating Profit for Half-Year

   United Kingdom

 » UK Slaughter Statistics: Pigs and Pig Meat - April 2010
 » LMC Report: Improved GB Beef Demand in First Quarter
 » UK Slaughter Statistics: Cattle and Beef - April 2010
 » 2 Sisters Commits to Acquisition of Storteboom
 » Duck Assurance Scheme to be Launched Next Month
 » Rectory Foods Spreads its Wings into Retail
 » NPA Brings British Bacon to Europe
 » Recommendations Follow Processing Sector Inquiry
 » Room Exists For Important Lift In Retail Beef Prices
 » Processor Chief Calls for Industry to be Given a Chance

   New Zealand

 » New Zealand Beef Taps Into Korean Markets
 » Key Appointments at Meat & Wool New Zealand
 » Independent Panel Asks MAF to Restart on Pork

   Philippines

 » Newcomer Inoza Invests in Two Poultry Facilities
 » Government Prods Pork Imports, Cites Shortage
 » Growing Inventory Leads to Producer Price Cuts

   Australia

 » Post-Easter Livestock Price Falls
 » New Advice For Import of Prawns and Products

   Korea, South

 » Korean Wholesale Market Struggles With Rib Prices

   Japan

 » FMD Halts Beef, Pork Exports from Japan

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   Germany

 » IFFA Ticket Giveaway

   Canada

 » Pick Pork Grill Team Ready for Barbecue Season
 » Olymel Downscales Iberville Plant

   European Union

 » Stable EU Beef Market Anticipated
 » Iceland's Volcano Poses 'Negligible' Risk to Food Safety
 » EU Pig Prices: Long-Awaited Upward Movement Starts

   Mexico

 » Bachoco: Double-Digit Growth in Sales Volumes



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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