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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 14 Novemeber 2012

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Wednesday 14th November 2012
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

EDITORIAL: EuroTier Shows Future for Developing Nations

Agricultural prospects for developing nations are continuing to grow.

This week in Hanover, Germany, the pig, poultry, cattle and aquaculture sectors have been on display at the EuroTier exhibition.

While the strengths and concerns of the agricultural sector in Europe have been apparent, the overriding message that has circulated has been how China, Brazil and India in particular are becoming the driving forces in global agriculture.

Speaking at the International Pig Event and Third Chinese-European Pig Summit at EuroTier, Erik Thijssen, president of the European Pig Producers said the importance of the Chinese market is growing and pig production there is expanding.

However, he added that the country is also facing numerous challenges.

"The Chinese market is important to create value for the fifth quarter," Mr Thijssen said.

"The developments in the Chinese market are tremendous at this time. China has shown years of double digit growth figures in their economy, the increase of the disposable income is creating the possibility for more and more people to favour more meat and especially more pork in their diet.

"The development creates great opportunities for pig production."

During a poultry summit at the exhibition, Dr Paul Aho, global poultry consultant based in the US, said that world poultry production will continue to rise over the next decade. However, this will be at a slower rate of around 0.5 per cent annually. This compares with two per cent per year in the 1990s and one per cent in the first decade of the century.

Most of the growth will be in Asia, Latin America and Africa, he predicts, as the result of growth in both the human population and the local economies.

Mark Andersen American Soybean Association International Marketing Regional Director for Europe, Turkey and Russia said that four years ago Europe had the largest consumption of soybeans followed by the US and China.

Now, however, China has taken the lead in consumption.

"It has had a major impact on what is being consumed and what is being grown," he said.

Chris Harris

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Mercury in Water and Fish Detected with Nanotechnology
When mercury is dumped into rivers and lakes, the toxic heavy metal can end up in the fish we eat and the water we drink.
Reports of Salmonella in Turkeys
The June 2011 Agricultural Census shows there were 3.93 million turkeys in the UK, compared to 3.89 million in 2010, which is an increase of approximately one per cent, according to a report from Defra's Veterinary Laboratories Agency.
E. coli Adapts to Colonise Plants
New research from the Institute of Food Research has given new clues as to how some E. coli strains, normally at home in mammalian gastrointestinal tracts, have adopted slightly different transmission strategies, with some being better adapted to live on plants than others.
Pre-Processing Handling in Broilers
There are a number of factors during pre-processing handling that can potentially influence carcass quality. Understanding these provides the basis for good management and welfare practices, optimal carcass quality, and flock profitability, according to Dr Rafael Monleon, Aviagen Veterinarian for the Asia Region.
AVEC Annual Report 2012: Animal Welfare and Health
In its annual report for 2012, the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries, AVEC, describes the progress that has been made over the last year on the appropriate use of antimicrobials, the Commission's Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015, cloning, protection of animals during transport and implementation of the Broiler Welfare Directive - an overview of the main issues in the EU.
* Market Reports

 » BPEX UK Pig Meat Market Update - November 2012
 » USDA International Meat Review - 8 November 2012
 » USDA WASDE - November 2012
 » USDA Agricultural Prices - 31 October 2012
 » USDA GAIN: Russia Dairy and Products Annual 2012
 » USDA International Egg and Poultry: Australia’s Poultry Industry

* Global Meat Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » Clearer Food and Drink Labelling for Consumers
 » Retail Buyer Wins Top Pig Industry Award
 » Retailer Initiative Offers Vital Security to Producers
 » Pig Slaughterings Hit Milestone
 » Tesco Direct Contracts Watershed for Pig Farmers
 » Demand Firmer than Forecast
 » Northern Ireland Sees Slaughter Age Down
 » ABP UK Wins Green Apple Award


 » Japan Authorises Meat from Central, Western Mexico


 » Spain Continue to Cut Meat, Egg Intake

   United States

 » National Pork Board Meets to Approve 2013 Budget
 » Tallgrass Beef Fined $402,816.53 by GIPSA
 » Management Changes at Christensen Farms
 » California Voters Reject Proposition 37
 » Poultry Industry Urges Action on Russia Trade
 » CME: Hog Contracts Finished Strong, Egg Sets Fell
 » Processor Reports Strong Growth for Third Quarter
 » USDA Funding for Hurricane Sandy Recovery Projects
 » Registration Closing for USAPEEC Winter Meeting
 » Hog Outlook: Corn Production Estimates Increased
 » Pork Exports Holding Their Own
 » US Poultry Releases Video Series on Antibiotic Use
 » International Production Processing Expo Grows
 » CME: Export Revenues Remain High
 » Ag Economist: Thanksgiving Dinner Prices Rise
 » US Poultry, Egg Exports Set Records


 » Conference on Livestock Prospects for CIS
 » FAO Food Price Index Falls Slightly in October
 » Danish Pig Sector to Profit as EU Numbers Fall
 » Fish Certification Programmes Assessed
 » McDonalds Announces October Sales Decrease


 » Move Made Towards More Animal Friendly Systems

   European Union

 » Creation of Bilateral Group for Jobs and Growth
 » Conference Calls for Integrated Risk Assessment
 » More Products Given EU Protection
 » EU Pig Prices: Waiting for the Price Increase


 » Growth in Armenian Aquaculture, Agriculture


 » Cargill Invests in Mozambique Farmers

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo Updates Poultry Brand


 » Danish Crown Cattle Slaughterhouse Under Way


 » HKScan Sees Sales Rise


 » Sérgio Rial Takes Over at Seara Foods
 » Seminar Held on Drug Residues, Contaminants
 » Brasil Foods Chases Doux Advances
 » Agri-business Exports Hit Record High in October


 » Oman Bans Poultry Products from India

   Saudi Arabia

 » Soaring Poultry Prices Triggers Consumers Revolt


 » Panamanian Authority Visits Pig Slaughtering Plants in Chile


 » Cattle Prices Respond to Producer Demands
 » Irish Consumers Buy More Fish
 » Egg Sales Increase, Despite Trading Difficulties

   Hong Kong

 » Beef Showcase in Hong Kong


 » Brisket Shipments Reach 1,390 tonnes in October


 » EUROTIER: China Growing in Importance to Pig Sector
 » EUROTIER: European Poultry Producers Face the Future
 » EUROTIER: Turbulent Times over for EU Egg Industry
 » EUROTIER: China Changing Global Soybean Market


 » Agricultural Sector Grows by 1.9 Per Cent


 » Pork Industry Changes in Research Priorities


 » Seasonal Low Prices Hit Griegs' Results


 » Antibiotics Objectives Being Met

That's all for this week!

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