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Wednesday 26th February 2014.
Chris Harris - TheMeatSite Editor in Chief

Chris Harris
Editor in Chief


Call for Long-Tern Strategic Food Plan

Government policy should be seen through the lens of food security and there should be a long-term strategic food plan in the UK.

Retiring NFU president Peter Kendall, in his opening address to the National Farmers Union Conference in Birmingham, said that the government should view agriculture as key in a broad spectrum of policies beyond just farming and food production.

Mr Kendall hit out at the greening rules that have been included in the reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy laid out by the European Commission.

Mr Kendall told the conference that UK farming needs to produce more food to meet the growing population but at present the country is only 62 per cent self-sufficient but this does not mean reducing exports.

“Exports underpin the home market and trigger investment in domestic production,” he said.

In his call for a long term strategic food plan, Mr Kendall said that it was not only needed for food security, but also because farming is good for business. It is a big part of the national economy and can be part of the economic recovery.

Mr Kendall also called on the UK supermarkets to sell more British food.

He said that following the horsemeat scandal last year, supermarkets had promised to shorten supply chains and stock more British food.


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

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GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: Egg Trade of Little Importance in the Americas
While world trade in shell eggs almost doubled between 2000 and 2010 and fell back somewhat in 2011, the Americas accounted for just seven per cent of global exports in 2011 and less than four per cent of imports, writes industry analyst, Terry Evans. The growth in dried egg exports from Argentina is remarkable over this period.

How Immunological Castration Affects Pig Carcase Quality
Immunologically castrated male pigs lost more liveweight during transport and lairage than physically castrated males, intact males or gilts, according to new research from the University of Illinois.

Presence and Survival of Listeria monocytogenes in Food Chain
The incidence rate of listeriosis is higher in Finland than on average across Europe according to research findings delivered to a special food safety seminar.

Company News

GAP Resource Selects Meyn
RUSSIA - Meyn has received a new order for a 9,000 birds per hour line from GAP Resource.
Complete Line for Packaging Poultry
GERMANY - In close cooperation with meat and poultry processing equipment company, Marel, SEALPAC will be presenting a complete line solution for poultry at the Interpack exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany in May.
Market Reports

USDA Poultry Slaughter - 25 February 2014
China Wholesale Prices - 25 February 2014
USDA GAIN: China Livestock and Products Semi-annual 2014
Dairy Australia - Fortnightly Update 21 February 2014
Portland Fish Exchange Prices - 23 February 2014
China Wholesale Prices - 24 February 2014
EBLEX Cattle Weekly - 21 February 2014
USDA International Egg and Poultry: Ukraine Cancels Import Licensing for Poultry and Lard
Irish CSO Reports: Output, Input and Income in Agriculture - Preliminary Estimate 2013
BPEX Export Bulletin - Week 8
USDA Cold Storage - 21 February 2014
USDA Catfish Production - 20 February 2014
USDA National Dairy Products Sales Report - 20 February 2014
USDA Livestock Slaughter - 20 February 2014
USDA Milk Production - 20 February 2014
USDA Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade - 20 February 2014
USDA GAIN: New Zealand Dairy Sector Mid-Season Update
USDA GAIN: Brazil Poultry and Products Semi-annual 2014

Global Meat Industry News

   United Kingdom

Recovery Fund for Flooded Farmers
Government Promises to Back British Farm Exports
Call for Supermarkets to Sell More British Produce
UK Farming Needs Long-term Strategic Plan
Rising Popularity of Poultry Meat
Call to Scottish Government to Back Chicken Sector
China Accounts for 22 Per Cent of UK Pork Exports
Growth Potential in Christmas Traditional Turkey Market
UK Sheep Meat Exports Hit Ten Year High


Stalemate in Russia-EU Talks over African Swine Fever
Organic Acid Product Reduces Broiler Weight Loss During Feed Withdrawal
Russia, European Union Discuss Pork Import Ban

   United States

Sanderson Sales Held Back by Weak Foodservice Demand
CME: January Frozen Meat, Poultry Inventories Lower Than a Year Ago
US Chicken Council Web Site Explains Poultry Production
Many Factors Working Together to Impact Pork Supply
Call for Japan to Eliminate Tariffs
Higher Pork Retail Price Boosts Margins
Pilgrim's Pride Sees Profits Grow
SKIPPY Helps Hormel to Record First Quarter
Japan Offer on TPP Unacceptable to US Agriculture
Plant at Centre of Major Recall Could be Sold
Panel Addresses Hidden Camera Investigation at Kentucky Hog Farm
Expansion of Beef Cattle Herds on Horizon
US Egg Producers Step Back from Egg Bill, Welfare Campaign Group
Pork Lovers Encouraged to Share Their Love For Pork
Recall over Insanitary Beef Products Renewed
Impact of US, Canada PED Situation on World Pork Markets

   Russian Federation

Russia Planning to Increase Annual Poultry Meat Production by 2020
Russia Lifts US Turkey Meat Import Ban
Miratorg to Increase Chicken Nuggets Production to 8,000 tons
Miratorg Opens High Tech Hatchery


International Poultry Council Announces Conference Speakers


Decision on US M-COOL Expected in Summer
Canadian Team Defends Interest in COOL Dispute at WTO

   European Union

EU Pig Price Quotations Steady Due to Continuous Demand
One Year On from Horse Meat Scandal – New DNA Tests Proposed
Food Authority Criticised For Bacillus Safety Tests
Campylobacter and Salmonella Cases Falling Across Europe
Pork Market Impact of African Swine Fever in Poland
EU Pig Markets Getting Steadier

   United Arab Emirates

Pakistan Sees UAE Poultry Ban Lifted


Chinese Cities to Try Poultry-safety Plan
China Announces Pork Purchase Scheme
China Increases Appetite for Australian Sheep Meat


Chickens Reared Successfully Without Antibiotics


Maltese Meat Production Down

   Hong Kong

Hong Kong Resumes Sales of Live Local Chicken


Irish Meat and Livestock Value Rises


Brazil Reports Drop in Pork Exports
Brazilian Broiler Production Forecast to Rebound in 2014
Areas with Pasture Reduce, but Yield Increases


End to Slaughter Without Stunning in Denmark

   Korea, South

Korea Bans Pork Imports from Poland over African Swine Fever
Winter Olympics Boost Poultry Sales


Belarus Blocks Polish Pork Products After African Swine Fever Flare Up

   New Zealand

Pork Industry Pushes for Country of Origin Labelling


BRF to Buy Oman Distributor


Global Poultry Trends 2011
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