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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 24 November 2010
Wednesday 24th November 2010
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Editorial: Industry Concerns over Changes to CAP

The European Commission's Communication on "the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) towards 2020 – Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future" aims to make the European agriculture sector more dynamic, competitive, and effective in responding to the Europe 2020 vision of stimulating sustainable growth, smart growth and inclusive growth.

The paper outlines three options for further reform. Following discussion of these ideas, the Commission will present formal legislative proposals in mid-2011.

Outlining the Communication, EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Dacian Ciolos underlined the importance of making the CAP “greener, fairer, more efficient and more effective”.

However, the UK's National Beef Association said the template for the Common Agricultural Policy reform after 2013 places heavy emphasis on the development of more environmental safeguards - and as a result it is possible that guaranteeing the EU’s future food security could be forced into second place.

This, the association says, means that when the detail of new conditions for support payment is presented for public debate, care must be taken to ensure that the efficient production of increasing volumes of high quality food is not compromised by off-target efforts to install over-ambitious environmental management standards.

In the US, many meat industry groups have been expressing doubts and concerns over the new Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Adnibistration rule.

The American Meat Institute is calling for the withdrawal of the proposed livestock and poultry marketing rule.

And a letter from the US National Chicken Council describes the rule as ill-advised, exceeding GIPSA's statutory authority, and, for some provisions, unconstitutionally vague.

In Russia, the quota for poultry imports in 2011 will drop by 33 per cent in a bid to boost local production, while quotas for imports of beef and pork will remain unchanged.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Relationship Between Carcase Yield And Tenderness
Meat quality and meat yield goals can both be achieved if included in a value-based marketing system for beef carcase evaluation, says experts from the Scottish Agricultural College.
Belgian Global Meat Exports Reach New Height
With a volume of 372.250 tonnes product weight, including fats and offal, worldwide export of Belgian pig meat grew by 3.3 per cent in the first half of 2010, compared to the same period last year.
FAPRI 2010 Agricultural Outlook: World Meat
Both the world beef and pork trade are starting to recover, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI).
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook - November 2010
US beef exports are expected to grow by 17 per cent and poultry production is to rise by four per centm according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
* Global Meat Processing Industry News


 » Venky's Completes Purchase of English Football Club
 » Mixed Fortunes For South American Beef Exporters
 » Meyn and Praxair Join on CAS Stunning

   United States

 » Education Session Details Available for AMI Expo
 » Summer Pork Prices Slow Exports, Boost Imports
 » Major Turkey Plant Opens Ahead of Festive Season
 » Mexican Trucking Dispute Hurting US Pork
 » CME: Effect of Growing Risks in Europe and Asia
 » User Fees for Meat, Poultry Industry Recommended
 » Industry Highly Critical of Proposed GIPSA Rule
 » Record Sales and Earnings for Tyson Foods
 » AMI Urges USDA to Withdraw Proposed GIPSA Rule
 » CME: Increasing Meat Volumes in Cold Storage
 » Breeding Can Improve Turkey Meat Quality
 » Diamond Ranch Foods Shows Profits

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Slashes Poultry Quota; Beef, Pork Unchanged
 » Govt Announces Further Cuts in Meat Import Quotas


 » Marfrig Revenue Grows to R$3.85bn


 » Maple Leaf Foods to Close Prepared Meats Facility
 » Canada Strengthens Food Safety System
 » EU Grants Duty-Free Quota To Canadian Beef
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
   United Kingdom

 » UK Slaughter Statistics - November 2010
 » Increased Levy Will Boost Exports
 » LMC Report: Brazilian Beef Prices On Autumn Rise
 » Study Offers Insight Into Halal Market
 » EBLEX Celebrates Bulgarian Success
 » CAP Must Not Impede Essential Food Production


 » MHP's New Plant Targets Exports

   European Union

 » EC Outlines Greener CAP after 2013
 » European Meat Performs Poorly


 » Philippines Re-opens to Beef from Spain


 » Farmers Protest as Retailer Profits at Their Expense


 » Pig Prices to Remain Steady, Says Zhongpin

 » EUROTIER: Preventing An Off-Taste In Fish


 » Chicken, Egg Price Rises in the Pipeline

   South Africa

 » Rising Feed Costs Hit Rainbow Chicken Profits


 » Danish Crown Beef Doing Well

That's all for this week!


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