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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 10 August 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: NZ and UK Beef Exports on the Up

Export earnings for New Zealand sheep and beef products totalled NZ$5.8 billion last year – an increase of nine per cent, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Economic Service annual Stock Number Survey.

The survey shows sheep numbers down 2.1 per cent to 31.9 million while the beef herd stayed almost static at 3.9 million (-0.2%) in the year to 30 June 2011, B+LNZ Economic Service Executive Director, Rob Davison said.

In Brazil, the output of poultry, pork and beef for the first six months of this year was up slightly.

The production of the Brazilian agroindustry dropped by 3.3 per cent in the first half of 2011, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), but this is below that of the same period last year, when there was growth of six per cent.

However, while production was up in the six months, beef exports last month fell.

Higher beef prices, tight supplies, a rising currency and weaker Russian and Middle Eastern markets all contributed to a 19 per cent monthly decline in Brazilian beef exports in July, to 62,767 tonnes.

But exports of fresh/frozen beef and veal from the UK have soared by 31 per cent, according to new figures released by EBLEX.

EBLEX’s new Meat and Livestock UK Yearbook 2011 revealed the volume of UK exports of fresh/frozen beef and veal from the UK leapt from 83,400 tonnes in 2009 to 109,300 tonnes in 2010.

The value to the industry increased from £257.7 million in 2009 to £330.9 million in 2010, up 28.4 per cent, latest figures for the year from HMRC show.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Controlling Price Volatility in Food
Concerns over volatility in the food and agriculture market stem from fears over price rises and behind this, fears over food security, writes TheMeatSite editor in chief Chris Harris.
EU Pig Meat Production – 2010
According to Eurostat, pig meat production in the EU-27 was just over 22.0 million tonnes last year – 3.5 per cent more than 2009. Most countries – and all of the top 12 pig meat-producing countries – registered increases in 2010 over the previous year, writes Jackie Linden, senior editor of ThePigSite.
Tracking Down BSE and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Prion diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle are transmissible neurodegenerative diseases linked to the aggregation of the prion protein in the central nervous system.
Beef Outlook - Cattle Supplies Remain Tight
Tight cattle supplies will continue to push global beef prices higher, according to the Rabobank Beef Quarterly Outlook.
International Meat Review - 21 July 2011
US beef and veal exports rose by more than 20 per cent according to the USDA's International Meat Review.
Greece Poultry Annual Report 2011
In 2010/2011 Greek broiler and turkey meat production is estimated to remain steady from the previous year and recent improvements in poultry production, including the adoption of high-quality standards should help the sector, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
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* Global Meat Industry News

   Denmark

 » Discussions On-going over Public Offering

   United Kingdom

 » Outdoor Bred Pig Meat Upgrades Sausages
 » Cockerel Combs Extract as a Novel Food
 » NBA Backs Nutritional Quality of Beef
 » Lamb Delights German Chefs
 » Beef and Veal Exports Soar
 » Supermarkets and Processors Fined In Dairy Decision

   United States

 » Grant to Reduce Cases of Food-Borne Illness
 » Weekly Roberts Market Report
 » Cargill Recalls 36 Million Pounds of Ground Turkey
 » Safe Food is a National Priority: Vilsack
 » USDA to Announce New Traceback Procedures
 » Action and Investigation at Turkey Plant
 » GE Animals Enhance Human Health & Food Production
 » Call for Action on Bans on US Beef
 » Tyson Foods Selects New Board Member
 » US Turkey Supply is Safe, Says AMI
 » Cattle Outlook: Economic Uncertainty An Issue
 » CME: Demand & Exports Vital For Continued Success
 » Tyson Sees Profits Slip on Rising Sales
 » Cargill's Earnings Rise
 » Ground Beef Recall: Possible E. Coli Contamination
 » Top Safety Standard for BRC Certificatioin Body

   Australia

 » Processors To Pass Carbon Tax Costs To Farmers
 » APL Discusses Proposed Increase in Pork Levy
 » Exports to South Asia Increase by Five Per Cent
 » Bacon Processor in Temporary Closure

   Turkey

 » Heat-Wave Hits Poultry Sales
 » Aarbar's Acquisition of Banvit Completed
   Russian Federation

 » €7.8 Million Loan to Kalinigradsky Delikates
 » Blaze Engulfs Moscow Sausage Plant
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Russia

   European Union

 » French and Greek Products Protected
 » EU Pig Prices: House Prices Made Again in Germany

   General

 » AgFeed Starts to Look Beyond China and US

   India

 » AI Import Ban of Livestock Products Extended

   Saudi Arabia

 » Chicken Prices Rise for Ramadan

   Brazil

 » Project Aiming to Identify Products Containing Pork
 » Beef Exports Fall 19 Per Cent In July
 » First-Half Meat Output Rises

   Canada

 » Lack of FTA with S Korea Hampers Pork Trade
 » Vantage Foods to Open Ontario Case-Ready Plant
 » Seafood Processor Launches Mussel Project
 » Biorefinery Turns Meat Waste to Power

   Finland

 » HKScan Adjusts Profits Forecast

   China

 » Farm Prices Fall While Raw Materials Rise
 » Zhongpin Chairman Forecasts 'Very Good Year'
 » China's Pork Price Rises Hit Autumn Custom

   Ukraine

 » MHP Appoints New Vice-President

   Fiji

 » KFC Quits Fiji

   Chile

 » Chile on a Fast Food Binge

   Uganda

 » Four Beef Processing Plants for Uganda

   South Africa

 » Poultry Companies' Dispute Continues
 » South Africa Relaxes BSE Tests for Irish Beef

   New Zealand

 » China FTA Delivering Tariff Savings
 » Beef and Sheep Export Earnings Up

   Thailand

 » Government Imposes Pork Price Controls

   Sri Lanka

 » Profits Plummet at Bairaha

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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