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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 1 September 2010

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Editorial: Export Markets Open Up for UK Beef

The number of export markets available to UK beef producers has more than doubled thanks to a push on export certificates led by EBLEX, the English levy beef board.

Reacting to current difficulties in the domestic beef sector, EBLEX has diverted an additional £100,000 to facilitating generic export certificates, which will allow exporters to open up new markets.

There is also a positive outlook for the US beef industry. The upbeat forecast has been issued by Cattle Fax on the back of tightening domestic supplies and some recovery in demand in 2011 and 2012 as the US and global economies improve.

According to Cattle Fax, the US beef cow herd is expected to contract by 1.5 per cent during 2010.

Russian authorities have raised the age-limit above which slaughtered animals must be tested for BSE from 30 months to 48 months, in respect of exports of beef from Ireland to Russia.

This means that the BSE testing requirements for exports to the Russian Federation are now the same as for exports to EU member states.

The last week has seen consolidation among some of the larger processing companies. Following Irish Food Processors' acquisition of Dalepak last week, Vion Foods has its acquisition of Weyl Beef Products approved by the EC.

However, in Canada, Cargill has closed a Toronto case ready products plant and JBS is selling off plants in Argentina on the back of falling consumption and a tightening beef market.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Slow Growth Forecast for Europe's Poultry
Our third series of articles in the series Global Poultry Trends covers the chicken meat sector in Europe. Writing exclusively for ThePoultrySite, industry watcher, Terry Evans, focuses on production trends in the region. With an average increase of just over three per cent annually between 2000 and 2008, output is growing more slowly in Europe than other regions, and most of the increase is achieved in just one country, Russia.
Irish Beef Preferred Choice for Dutch Retailers
The performance of Irish beef exports to the Netherlands over the last decade can be well regarded for delivering a solid and consistent pattern of growth, writes Declan Fennellfrom Bord Bia Amsterdam
Piglet Birthweight Does Not Impact Carcase Meat Quality
Increasing litter size led to a reduction in mean birth weight of the piglets, which did prolong the time needed to reach market weight but had no negative effects on pork quality, according to A.D. Beaulieu and co-authors.
Hyperspectral Imaging Speeds Detection of Campylobacter
A type of high-tech imaging can be used to distinguish the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter from other microorganisms as quickly as 24 hours after a sample is placed on solid media in a Petri dish, according to a study published by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.
Good for the Sea and Good for You
"Good for the sea and good for you" is the slogan of Mr Goodfish, a quality and sustainability label that sets out to encourage consumers across Europe to enjoy sustainable fisheries in season, writes Peter Crosskey in the third in the series of features on the French fishery industry.
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* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   Netherlands

 » EC Approves Weyl Beef Products Acquisition by VION

   China

 » Yurun Food Sees Sales and Profits Soar

   Australia

 » Recognising The MSA Meat Grading System

   United Kingdom

 » Export Markets Double For UK Beef Producers

   United States

 » GM Salmon: One Step Closer To FDA Approval
 » Perdue to Undertake Environmental Project
 » RTC Weight Down Three Per Cent from Last Year
 » CME: What Determines Value of Market Animals?
 » Economic Analysis Of Proposed GIPSA Rule
 » Buffalo Deli Meats Plant Initiates Recall
 » More Cooked Turkey Deli Meat Enters Market
 » Dorada Poultry to Open in Ponca City
 » Beef Production Down
 » Market Preview: Cutout Values Break More Records
 » Lower US Cattle Supplies Could Boost Prices

   Nigeria

 » Abattoir, Farms Operators Berated on Standards
   Korea, South

 » Korean Beef Imports Remain High

   Norway

 » Seafood: Health Benefits Generate Value

   Finland

 » HK Scan Sees Drop in Sales

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Inconsistent Trend for Quotations

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Approves Four More US Plants for Exports

   Ireland

 » Russia Relaxes Rules On Irish Beef
 » Study: Agri-Food Industry‚Äôs View on Animal Cloning

   Denmark

 » China Opens Doors to More Danish Crown Imports
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
   Thailand

 » Food, Poultry Companies Invest in Future Growth

   Canada

 » Common Sense Best Defence Against E. Coli
 » Cargill to Close Case Ready Plant in Ontario
 » Stability in Canadian Swine Inventory

   Philippines

 » SMC Streamlines Meat, Poultry Businesses

   South Africa

 » AFGRI Reports Profit Increase of 32 Per Cent

   Italy

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Italy

   Argentina

 » JBS Forced to Sell Plants In Argentina

That's all for this week!

Ed.

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