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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 12 October 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Sustainable Pig Meat Industry Centre of World Conference

As more than 300 delegates from around the world met in Bonn last week for the World Pork Conference, the major issues facing the pig meat industry surrounded the effects of the global economic crisis, rising feed grain prices and sustainability.

The speakers at the conference also raised concerns about the global trading relations and the growth of non-tariff trade barriers.

However, for European producers and processors there were also concerns about the implementation of European Commission regulations of loose housing for pigs and the effects that and uneven implementation would have on prices and the market.

This week in the European Commission, new proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy were put forward by the agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos.

He said that the draft proposal aims to strengthen the competitiveness, sustainability and permanence of agriculture throughout the EU, making the CAP simpler and more efficient.

In China, the authorities have cracked down on illegal slaughtering, ensuring that villages only source meat from official slaughter houses and that inspections are tightened up to stop fraudulent and illegal certificates for meat being issued.

Finally, this week, the world's leading meat and food processors gathered in Cologne, Germany for the leading food exhibition, Anuga, allowing the various national meat industry marketing bodies to show the quality of their products to the world.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

Action Plan to Advance Cultured Meat
An international group of scientists has taken a step closer to their goal to produce cultured meat.
Modern Sensors Provide Precise Insights into Production
Wireless technologies, Ethernet and asset management systems — in recent years, a number of new technologies have entered the food production industry and substantially changed the world of process automation.
EU Pig Meat Production – 2010 – Update
According to Eurostat, pig meat production in the EU-27 was just over 22.0 million tonnes last year – 3.4 per cent more than 2009 – following a recent revision. 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 TheMeatSite.
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update – September 2011
The upward trend in DAPP since February came to an end in mid-July, according to James Park, senior economic analyst with AHDB Meat Services Economic and Policy Analysis Group in his latest explanation of the trends in the UK and EU.
Thailand – Poultry and Products Annual – 2011
Production of broiler meat in 2012 is forecast to grow by nine per cent to 1.50 million metric tonnes from the predicted 1.38 million metric tonnes this year, according to Sakchai Preechajarn, in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Russian Federation - Livestock and Products Annual - 2011
Pig stocks are rising in Russia as feed prices ease but cattle numbers are down as the dairy sector restructures, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Venezuela - Poultry and Products Annual - 2011
Controlled consumer prices continue to be a major problem for domestic producers by compromising their profit margins, according to Clara Nuñez in the latest GAIN Report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
* Global Meat Industry News

   General

 » International Egg and Poultry Review

   Australia

 » Australians Eat More Chicken
 » Australian Exports to US Mixed in September
 » Consumers Misled by Chicken 'No Hormone' Claims
 » Pork Levy Increase Expected to Be Approved
 » CP Expanding Australian Operations
   Hungary

 » Meat Processing Waste for Renewable Energy

   Taiwan

 » Taiwan Imports Record Beef Shipments
 » Taiwan Imports Record Beef Shipments

   Philippines

 » Philippines Imports Less Beef During August

   Brazil

 » Weaker Currency Boosts Brazilian Beef Exports
 » BRF Performs Well in Shareholder Awards

   United Kingdom

 » Cranswick Sees an Increase in Pork Sales
 » QMS Pork Campaign Raises Logo Awareness
 » ABP Food Group Acquires RWM Food Group
 » Call for Intervention on Cost Recovery Plans
 » QMS Launches New Export Strategy At ANUGA
 » EBLEX Conference Places Being Snapped Up
 » Secrets of Salmonella’s Survival

   United States

 » New Officers Installed for National Chicken Council
 » Cargill Forced to Lay off Workers in Springdale
 » CME: Strong Beef & Pork Demand This Autumn
 » Market Preview: Report Offers Golden Opportunity
 » Beef Council Promotes Beef Internationally
 » NFU: Imposing Moratorium on Regulatory Actions
 » Cattle Outlook: FTA's to Add $2.31 Billion to Exports
 » IPE 2012 to Examine Future of US Poultry Industry
 » Cargill Reports Fall in Earnings
 » CME: Cheese, Milk Futures Reverse Course Again
 » Perdue - Next Step in Environmental Campaign
 » CME: Keep An Eye Out For Hay Prices
 » Weekly Roberts Market Report
 » New Business Structure for Hormel Foods

   Germany

 » WPC 2011 - International Delegates Gather for Pork Conference
 » WPC - Pig Industry Facing International Challenges
 » WPC - Concerns Raised over Introduction of Loose Pig Housing
 » Flag Flown for Scotland at Largest Food Trade Fair
 » EDEKA Südwest Builds State-of-the-Art Meat Plant
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   Mexico

 » Tuna Developing Mexico’s Market Position

   Denmark

 » Tracking the Effect of Chicory on Boar Taint
 » Danish Crown Reports Record Beef Slaughter

   Canada

 » SunGold Lays off 75 Staff
 » Key to Protecting Market Access for Canadian Pork

   Ireland

 » €3.5 Million Investment To Create 64 Jobs By 2014
 » Errigal Seafood Achieves BRC Standard

   China

 » Wal-Mart Closed Over Falsely Labelled Pork
 » Action on Illegal Slaughtering, Strengthening Meat
 » Chongqing's Wal-Marts to Close for 15 Days
 » China's Farm Produce Prices Up Slightly Last Week
 » Loopholes Suspected in Wal-Mart Management

   Malaysia

 » Leong Hup Takeover Moves Ahead

   Jamaica

 » No End in Sight to High Chicken Prices

   Oman

 » Wide National Recognition for A'Saffa Brand

   Argentina

 » Argentina Emerges as New Global Poultry Player

   European Union

 » Processors Working for a More Sustainable Industry
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: EU
 » Proposals Focus on Greening the CAP

   Norway

 » Seafood Export Value Up For 2011

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Increases Quota Usage in September

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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