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Editorial: Investing in Beef Promotion

The Canadian Government is investing C$3 million in new marketing initiatives for the Canadian beef industry.

Projects are expected to include supporting trade missions to access emerging markets; producer education to meet consumer demands; new product development and branding; and consumer education initiatives to increase the demand for beef domestically.

US meat exporters are reporting that the Philippines is now becoming one of the hottest emerging markets for pork and beef exports.

The US Meat Export Federation said it was very "bullish" about the Philippine market following success at the recent World Food Expo 2010.

Australia, meanwhile, is seeing its exports of beef to the South East Asian market continue to climb.

In July, beef exports to SE Asia and China rose by 18 per cent to 13,231 tonnes.

The New Zealand beef industry has joined up with fast food restaurant chain Burger King to promote its beef products in Taiwan.

However, in the UK, the farming unions have called for an immediate rise in beef prices because they say producers are operating below the cost of production.

Chris Harris



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Opportunities For UK Offal
What are the export opportunities for UK offal, asked Dr Phil Hadley, South West Regional Manager for English Beef and Lamb Executive at Beef Expo 2010. Charlotte Johnston, TheMeatSite junior editor reports.
Meat Processing Industry in the Netherlands
The Dutch meat-processing industry comprises around 100 companies and has a turnover of €1 billion a year excluding bacon production according to the 2010 Livestock, Meat and Eggs in the Netherlands report from the PVE.
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook - August 2010
This year 2.19 billion lbs of US beef are forecast to be exported, with Japan and South Korea providing the momentum according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
High Levels of DDGS Affect Pig Meat Quality
Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) had little effect on loin quality but did decrease belly quality, bacon processing characteristics and fat stability, according to Leick and co-authors. Ractopamine had no negative effects on these characteristics and does not interact with DDGS.
France Consolidates Health and Research Agencies
July this year saw the establishment of Europe's largest health and safety agency as the French food standards agency AFSSA joins forces with environmental and workplace health agency AFSSET to form the Agence National de SEcurité Sanitaire (ANSES), writes Peter Crosskey in the second in a series of features on the French fishery industry.
Italy - Poultry Outlook 2010
The growth in production and per-capita poultry meat consumption in Italy is expected to be around four to five per cent this year, according to Stefano Baldi in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
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* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   Russian Federation

 » One More US Plant Approved for Exports to Russia
 » Russia May Now Cut Brazilian Meat Imports
 » Argentinian Poultry Plants Approved by Russia
 » Watchdog Renews Concerns for US Chicken

   Australia

 » Meat Scientists Receive Eureka Award
 » Australian Beef Exports To Asia Continue To Climb

   China

 » Synutra Milk Powder Deemed Safe

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Market Well-Balanced Throughout Europe
 » New Opportunities for Exports to Russia
 » EU Pig Prices: Quotations Mostly Unchanged

   Sweden

 » Prime Minister Visits Slaughterhouse

   Zimbabwe

 » Poultry Producers Unhappy about End of Import Ban

   New Zealand

 » Tegel Rumoured to be up for Sale
 » Emerging Markets Offer Growth Opportunities
 » Terms of Reference for Meat Sector Strategy

   United States

 » US and Canadian Hog Inventory Down Three Per Cent
 » USDA Should Take Action To Address STECS In Beef
 » Hormel Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results
 » Red Meat Production Down
 » CME: Highlights of USDA's Cold Storage Report
 » Cattle Outlook: Grocery Store Beef Prices Dropped
 » Safeguarding The Beef Industry
 » US Beef/ Pork Popular In The Philippines
 » CME: FI Hog Slaughter Expected to Be Lower
 » Include Seafood In Childrens Diets

LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
   United Kingdom

 » UK Cattle, Pig Slaughter Statistics - August 2010
 » Buyers Must Cover Higher Feed Costs, Says NFUS
 » HSA Centenary International Symposium
 » TV Presenter at Offal Conference
 » Irish Food Processors Acquires Dalepak
 » Unions Call For Immediate Beef Price Rise

   Italy

 » Cremonini Interested to Buy Back Share of Inalca JBS

   Philippines

 » No Sale of San Miguel Pure Foods

   Belarus

 » Belarus to Double Poultry Meat Production in Five Years

   Canada

 » Calgary Consumer Services Office Closes
 » Helping The BC Beef Industry Stay Competitive

   Ireland

 » High Court Reserves Decision in Dioxin Case
 » Introduction To Fish Smoking

   South Africa

 » Country Bird Loses as Value of Chicken Falls

   Finland

 » Russia Lifts Some Finnish Meat Restrictions

   Taiwan

 » Burger King Helps Boost NZ Beef in Taiwan

   Argentina

 » Argentina’s Beef Consumption Falls



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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