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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 26 January 2011
Wednesday 26th January 2011
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Editorial: Call to Finalise Free Trade Agreements

Meat industry and agriculture organisations in the US are pressing the government to finalise a series free trade agreements that they believe will boost trade and jobs.

The organisations are pressing for the South Korea - Us agreement to be signed.

They say that the risks for agriculture are extreme is an agreement is not reached because other trading nations have already reached deals with South Korea and the US exporters will be placed at a disadvantage.

In Sweden, researchers claim that a climate tax corresponding to €60/ton CO2eq on meat and milk could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from European agriculture by around seven per cent. If the land made available is used for bioenergy production, the decrease in emissions can be six times greater.

This week the International Poultry Exposition is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, and a number of conferences are being held in conjunction with the Expo including one on the eve of the show - the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit.

The Canadian government is using the Slaughter Improvement Program to invest in the industry to help create jobs.

The government is to invest up to C$1 million in Les Viandes Laroche Inc to enable the company to strengthen its operations and help bring farmers’ products to market.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Meat Industry Faces a Squeezed Middle Market
The meat industry faces three separate challenges - increasing and maintaining margins, accommodating greater uncertainty in the business environment and responding to market segmentation, writes Chris Harris TheMeatSite Editor in Chief.
International Meat Review - 20 January
Exports of US beef, veal and variety cuts are rising sharply according to the USDA's International Meat Review.
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook - January 2011
Global demand for US beef is expected to remain strong and pork production is expected to rise slightly in 2011, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
Eating Low-fat, Thanks to Lupin Proteins
In emerging countries such as China or Brazil, meat consumption is rising dramatically. Indeed, worldwide consumption of red meat has quadrupled since 1961.
MRSA Found Along Pork Production Chain
Recently published research from Germany shows that Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has been identified at all stages of the pig meat production chain, with contamination rates highest in nasal swabs and lower on carcasses, meat at processing and in final products. Online Book Shop
* Global Meat Processing Industry News


 » HK Ruokatalo Productivity Programme Ready


 » Poultry Production in Bahamas Gets a Boost


 » Government Pledges to Keep Meat Subsidies

   Hong Kong

 » HK Authorities' Analyses Aim to Allay Dioxin Fears

   New Zealand

 » Red Meat Sector Strategy Consultation Begins

   European Union

 » Links Between TSEs In Animals And Humans
 » EU Pig Prices: Dioxin Scandal Poisons Moods

   United Kingdom

 » UK Slaughter Statistics - January 2011
 » Livestock Markets Remain Important In Industry
 » NFU Launches 'Love Chicken' Campaign
 » Milk Link Acquires Cornish Country Larder
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
   United States

 » Solar Installation at Perdue
 » Tyson Joins Imigration IMAGE Programme
 » Commercial Red Meat Production in December
 » Cattle Outlook
 » Retail Pork Prices Down in December
 » IPSF - Regulatory Climate with Regard to Food Safety
 » AMI Calls for Swift Passage of KORUS FTA
 » CME: Results of USDA Cold Storage Report
 » Renderer Reports Good Fourth Quarter
 » Market Preview: Pork Prices Could Get Propped Up
 » IPE 2011 - Summit Addresses Development of Sustainability Programmes
 » RTC Weight Up Six Per Cent from Last Year
 » AFBF and AMI Call for Swift Action on Pending FTAs


 » Low Pork Prices Sparks Dutch Farmers' Protest


 » Inspections Increased over Growth Promoters

   Russian Federation

 » More Hungarian Plants Can Export to Russia
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Russia


 » Meat Plants Reopening after Floods


 » EU to Buy Pork to Prevent Price Slump


 » Government Invests in Quebec Meat Processor
 » Consumers Buy Food Based on Value, Not Just Price


 » Profit Plan For Livestock Sector

 » NDRC: China Meets 2010's Price Control Target
 » China Farm Produce Prices Continue Rising


 » Climate Tax on Meat and Milk to Cut GHG


 » Argentinean Beef Exports Slashed In 2010

That's all for this week!


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