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Editorial: Brazil Beef Exports Slide on Exchange Rate Strength

It would appear that Brazil is starting to feel strains of global market forces.

Beef exports from the country, which were once rising sharply and threatening the trade of other beef exporters around the world, are now in decline.

The reason is the current exchange rates. At one time Brazil was favoured by a weak Real and exports were cheap. Now it is stronger against other currencies and it is forcing Brazilian beef back onto the domestic market.

Last month higher supply of Brazilian beef forced prices down.

For the US, export demand for pork, particularly from the South Korean market is rising and as US pork is being seen as more competitively priced, because of exchange rates, the demand for the product is expected to rise.

A decision within the World Trade Organization over objections to Country of Origin Labelling by the Canada and Mexico against the US could end the hopes of COOL legislation being carried.

If this is the case, the decision with have deep repercussions around the world and particularly in the US export circles.

Ukraine has also reported a sharp rise in exports of pig meat for the first quarter of the year.

In Australia, a TV news film showing inhumane treatment of cattle at slaughterhouses in Indonesia has halted live export trade to 11 abattoirs.

Chris Harris



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Product Recalls - Be Prepared
Twitter and social media are giving a new dimension to the way companies have to handle product recalls, writes TheMeatSite editor in chief, Chris Harris.
CDC Assesses Potential Human Exposure to Prion Diseases
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have examined the potential for human exposure to prion diseases, looking at hunting, venison consumption, and travel to areas in which prion diseases have been reported in animals.
Comparing Purchases of Eco-labelled Products
Ecolabels can help encourage sustainable consumption. A new study has compared the national organisation of environmental (eco and organic) labels and its impact on purchases of labelled products in 18 European countries.
Dutch Processing Sector Takes Off
The turnover of the Dutch fish processing industry and wholesale sector rose nominally in the period 2005-2009 by 15 per cent from €2.7 to €3.1 billion. The actual growth amounts to 10 per cent.
Effective Management for Sustainable Shellfish Stocks
The sustainable management of shellfish needs a long-term strategy to apply precautionary approach concepts to shellfish stocks, writes Chris Harris.
* Company News

LIMA Distributors Gather in Quimper
FRANCE - On 10 May 2011 more than 60 attendees representing over 40 distributors coming from the five continents gathered at LIMA for their 4th Agents meeting and to celebrate the 30th Jubilee of the Company founded in 1981.
* Global Meat Industry News

   Australia

 » Steggles Ad Campaign Aims to Dispel Broiler Myth
 » ABA Call For Beef Industry Review
 » No Raw Meat to Enter Australia Without Quarantine
 » Poultry Processor to Close
 » Suspension Of Live Exports To Indonesian Facilities
 » Pork CRC: Pork on a Health Roll

   Japan

 » Barbecues Beef Up Spirits of Japanese Evacuees
 » Thousands Served Through USMEF's Japan Effort

   United Kingdom

 » Insight into New Markets at Export Conference
 » Draft Bill For Supermarket Watchdog Announced
 » Government Called to Stop FSA Plans
 » Scottish Farmers Star Marketing Campaign
 » Most Meat & Dairy Product Labelled with COOL
 » UK Slaughter Statistics – May 2011
 » Scholarship for Humane Chicken Slaughter Methods
 » MacBeth's First Into Beef Labelling SchemeScheme
 » Donald Russell to Build £5.2m Centre
 » Think Global To Maximise Beef Carcase Value
 » World Handling Expert To Speak At EBLEX Event TheMeatSite.com Online Book Shop
   General

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Global

   United Arab Emirates

 » Fresh Poultry Meat Supplies Tight in UAE

   United States

 » Sanderson Farms Reflecting Market Conditions
 » JBS USA Extends Term Loan B to $475million
 » Innovative Nutritional Software Contributed to ISU
 » Lower Pork Cooking Temperature Recommended
 » Catfish Processing Down 36 Per Cent
 » RTC Weight Down Two Per Cent from Last Year
 » Future of Harrisonburg Plant Goes to Trial
 » Industry Says On-Board Recorders Unnecessary
 » Strong Second Quarter for Hormel
 » USDA Urged to Prohibit Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella
 » CME Daily Livestock Report
 » Texas Meat Processor Cited over Safety
 » Cargill Appoints News Business Development VP
 » US COOL May Not Survive Legal Challenges
 » CME: Pork Export Demand Exceptionally Strong in Q1
 » Charles City Poultry Plant to Re-Open

   Canada

 » Identifying Foods and Pathogens in Foodborne Illness
 » Manitoba Pork Producers to Focus on Trade Advocacy
 » New Testing Method For Shellfish Toxins
 » Ruling on US COOL Generates Cautious Optimism
 » Movement of Canadian Cattle and Hogs to Canada

   New Zealand

 » High-Welfare Label for Free-Range Chicken
 » MAF to Defend Health Standards for Pork Imports
 » Dairy And Meat Export Prices Lift Terms Of Trade

   Slovenia

 » Slovenia's Livestock Slaughter in March 2011

   China

 » Workshop on China's Meat Industry Strategy
 » Brasil Foods & Dah Chong Hong Set up JV

   Spain

 » Distinguising Between Sardines & Horse Mackerel

   Netherlands

 » EC Authorises New Dutch Pig Carcass Grading Method

   Brazil

 » Paraguay to Reinforce Image at Meat Conference
 » Decline in Brazilian Beef Exports Continues
 » Brasil Foods in Share Buy Back Scheme
 » Brazilian Cattle Prices Ease In May

   Pakistan

 » Dairy and Meat Processing Zone for Sindh

   Indonesia

 » CPI Announces Investment Plans

   European Union

 » European Sheepmeat Output to Fall
 » EU Pig Prices: Prices About to Increase

   France

 » LDC Profits Down on Rising Turnover

   Ireland

 » Government Must Push Ahead With Retail Legislation

   Ukraine

 » Ukrainian Pork Exports Show Sharp Rise in 2011



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