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Wednesday 3rd July 2013.
Chris Harris - TheMeatSite Editor in Chief

Chris Harris
Editor in Chief


Global Meat Production Rising

In the view of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, meat production globally is expected to grow modestly this year.

However, while production is going to grow, the outlook report from the FAO published last month shows that producers are still going to be struggling with inflated feed prices, despite the fact that they are gradually falling.

Meat production, as has been iterated in many quarters already, is forecast to grow most strongly in the developing countries - as they become wealthier and the population starts to seek a more protein based diet, rather than cereal based.

Production is expected to rise by 4.3 million tonnes to 308.2 million tonnes this year - up by 1.4 per cent on 2012.

Trade is also expected to expand, rising by 1.1 per cent from 29.9 million tonnes to 30.2 million tonnes.

Globally pig meat production is expected to reach a record high - rising by 1.5 per cent to 114.2 million tonnes.

However, the latest quarterly hogs and pigs report from the USDA shows a mixed bag with the market herd just 0.1 per cent down on what it was a year ago but slaughter rates down by 1.3 per cent.

The slight increase in the breeding herd and the latest sow slaughter figures show a potential for an increase in pig meat production next year.

In Europe, the European Food Safety Authority has called for improvements to inspection of beef, sheep, goat and horse meat in slaughterhouses.

EFSA said that traditional practices of meat inspection are not always suitable for detecting the main meat-borne hazards such as Campylobacter and Salmonella or contamination by chemical substances such as persistent organic pollutants or prohibited substances.

For this reason, the European Commission decided that meat inspection practices in the EU should be modernised.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Safety of Sous-vide Foods
A new generation of foods - often called sous vide foods - that are cooked at low temperatures is being developed.

FAO Food Outlook June 2013
World meat production, is anticipated to grow modestly in 2013 to 308.2 million tonnes, an increase of 4.3 million tonnes or 1.4 per cent compared with 2012, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Effects of Broiler Carcase Scalding and Chilling Methods on Quality of Breast Fillets
Broiler carcase chilling method has a much greater impact on the quality of breast meat than scalding method, according to researcher based in Athens, Georgia, and the influence of chilling on breast meat quality was independent of scalding treatment.

Bioaccessibility Minerals in Unaged and Aged Meat of Hereford and Braford Steers
A study by researchers from the agricultural university in Montevideo, Uruguay has found that ageing beef has a negative effect on both the selenium and haem iron in the muscles of the meat.

Prudent Use of Antimicrobials – What is Going on in Europe?
David Burch, a veterinarian at Octagon Services Ltd in the UK discussed with Roman Krejci, DVM, Swine Technical Manager with Ceva Animal Health in Libourne, France, the European approach to the prudent use of antibiotics for farm animals.

Company News

LIMA Makes Rapid Progress on Deboned Meat
FRANCE - Lima is proud to be an important actor in deboning technology.
New Zealand Poultry Processor Invests in MTech Software
NEW ZEALAND - MTech Systems — the global supplier of software for poultry, pig and animal feed industries — has reached agreement to supply Van Den Brink Poultry, one of the largest chicken processors in New Zealand.
Resource-saving Machine Concepts from Multivac at Fachpack
GERMANY - MULTIVAC will be presenting visitors to this year's Fachpack in Nuremberg with several innovative ideas for reducing the consumption of film material, energy and water in the packaging procedure.
Minister Visits MeatUp
UK - The Minister of State for Agriculture and Food David Heath MP will be visiting the NEC based MEATUP show tomorrow, Tuesday.
The Evolving RevoPortioner
GLOBAL - What do you do when you have developed best-selling, revolutionary portioning equipment? You make it even better!
Zoetis Becomes Fully Independent
US - Zoetis Inc., the former animal health business of Pfizer Inc., has opened a new chapter in the company’s history this week, marking its separation from Pfizer and establishment as a fully independent company.
Pork Quality Matters – Going Global
GLOBAL - Pork is a global business. Rising demand and production capacity in developing markets such as China means that global trade in pork and pork products has never been higher, writes the Zoetis technical team.
Market Reports

China Wholesale Prices - 2 July 2013
Irish CSO: Milk Statistics - June 2013
Irish CSO: Output, Input and Income in Agriculture - Final Estimate
China Wholesale Prices - 1 July 2013
BPEX Export Bulletin – Week 26
USDA Egg Products - June 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 28 June 2013
AHDB Pig Market Weekly - 27 June 2013
BPEX UK Pig Meat Market Update - July 2013
Dairy Australia - Fortnightly Update 28 June 2013
USDA Agricultural Prices - June 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 27 June 2013
BPEX Export Bulletin – Week 25
United Kingdom Milk Prices and Composition of Milk – May 2013
UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - June 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 26 June 2013
USDA International Egg and Poultry: Ukraine
Portland Fish Exchange Prices - 26 June 2013
USDA Dairy Products - 26 June 2013
China Wholesale Prices - 25 June 2013
UK Egg Statistics - 25 June 2013

Global Meat Industry News

   Russian Federation

Russia Steps Up Measures to Control African Swine Fever
Russia: Hog Markets

   United Kingdom

BPEX: A Healthy and Sustainable Diet
Farming Minister Highlights EBLEX’s Key Role in Driving Exports
Wide Range of Food Incidents Reported to Safety Authority
TB Meat Claims Quashed
Asda Launches PoultryLink Seven Crop Contracts
Sainsbury’s Steps up British Sourcing with Commitment to Fresh Pork
LMC: Higher Throughput Coincides With Average R3 Prices Rising 2p/kg
Strong Prices Seen Across Regions For 2013
Adjudicator Bans PETA Poster
Rise in Pig Production Costs
Andrew Cheale Passes Away
Pig Industry Confidence Survey Reveals Mixed Prospects
Report Highlights Possibilities for Plastics from the Meat Industry

   United States

OSHA and ConAgra Agree over Worker Protection from Anhydrous Ammonia
Future of House Farm Bill Uncertain
CME: Hogs & Pigs Report Supportive of Short-term Hog Prices
Weekly Roberts Market Report
CME: Futures Close Narrowly Higher With Bigger Far Gains, Monday
USDA Hogs and Pigs Report a Mixed Bag
IPPE Announces Pork Education Partnership with VIV
Bilateral FTAs Critical to Health of US Pork Industry
New Law Introduced to Safeguard Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture
Senate Committee to Review Smithfield Deal
Minnesota Health Officials Identify Illnesses Linked to Raw Milk
Salmonella Infection: a Battle Between Good and Bad Bacteria in the Gut
Study Shows Eating Chicken Reduces Cancer Risk
Study Examines Effects of Gene Expression on Turkey Meat Quality
Food Safety Effects of Plant Compounds Studied
CME: Cattle on Feed and Cold Storage Down
Economists: Second US Farm Bill Extension Seems Inevitable
Tougher Action Recommended on Plants Repeating Violations
Allen Foods Outlines Plans for Millsboro Plant
FDA Launches New Initiative on Egg Safety
CME: Livestock Futures Lower Thursday Due to Dollar Surge


Tianli Expands Black Hog Meat Sales into Guangdong Province
Govt Says Chinese Market is Open to US Pork
Ministries Move on Dairy Product Safety
Short-Circuit Caused Poultry Plant Fire
Gene-sensing Found to Aid Pathogen Detection


Genomics Research Project to Eliminate Listeria From Food Supply
Growing Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance in Chicken Investigated
Study Points to One Health Approach to Salmonella Control

   European Union

EU Pig Prices: Quotations Go Down
EFSA Reviews Inspection of Beef, Other Meats
Croatia Joins the EU
EU Institutions Strike Deal on Reform of Farming Policy
EFSA Reports on Listeria Levels in Certain Ready-to-eat Foods
EU Pig Prices on the Rise Throughout Europe

   South Africa

Rainbow Chicken Raises Stake in Foodcorp
Amie Disputes Poultry Group’s Tariff Sums
Poultry Market Ripe for Competition Probe, Says Official


Russian Delegation Visits Brazilian Processing Facilities
Russia Authorises Two Brazilian Plants for Horse Meat Export
Feed Restriction Does Not Impact Broiler Meat Quality


Aarhus University Sheds Light on Boar Taint


MLA: Weekly Cattle Summary


Exports Rising to Meet Increasing Dairy Consumption


New Publication Examines Impact of Precautionary Principle
Brazil, Argentina in Discussion over Bird Flu Prevention, Trade
Caution Urged in Shuanghui's Smithfield Deal
Pork and Beef Trade Trends
Pork Consumption and Production in China, the US
FAO Meeting Discusses Water and Food Security


Chicken Factory Rules out Public Health Risks


First Five Months Post Record Meat Exports For Paraguay


CPJ, Partners Take on Pork Market in the Caribbean


Pathogen Decontamination Treatments of Chicken Meat Compared


Researchers Call for Campylobacter Resistance Monitoring


Genetic Variation Impacts Vitamin B12 in Milk


Changes in US-Mexican Cattle and Beef Trade


Global Poultry Trends 2011


Randox Food Diagnostics



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