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Wednesday 2nd July 2014.
Chris Harris - TheMeatSite Editor in Chief

Chris Harris
Editor in Chief


China Destination for Growing Meat and Dairy Production

The importance of China in the global meat and food sector has been highlighted over the last two weeks.

First the World Meat Congress in Beijing focused strongly on the importance that the growing Chinese economy, the growing urbanisation and the wealth of the nation is playing in the growth and development of the meat sector.

More and more people are eating meat in China and more and more countries are now finding access to this lucrative consumer market.

The Chinese growing middle class is demanding more and more luxury products and more meat products and the global meat industry is more than willing to fulfil the need.

The US and Canada have seen potential in this market and are slowly managing to open up new doors, with the US finding greater access to Hong Kong – a gateway to the mainland Chinese market.

The UK is also finding that trade in meat products is becoming more accessible.

However, it is not just the meat sector that is finding good trade prospects in China and other developing nations. The dairy sector is also hopeful that the demand for protein and dairy products will open new markets.

At a seminar organised by Dairy UK in London last week, the growth of the Chinese economy and the growth in population was highlighted as an attractive prospect for trade.

While China might have a surplus of imported dairy products at present because already the high prices on the Chinese market has seen a flood of dairy products and whole milk powder enter the country, the prospects for coming years are believed to be excellent.

In Europe, the end of milk quotas next years is also expected to see a growth in dairy production and producers are looking to \china as an outlet for this increased production.

With growing dairy production in the EU, the dairy herd is also expected to expand and in turn there could be more manufacturing beef and veal product coming on to the market as well.

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Global Meat Industry News

   United States

US Retail Pork Prices Still Rising
FDA Claims Full Industry Engagement over Antibiotic Use
NFU Urges Congress to Stay the Course on COOL
New Study Shows US Consumers Undercook Chicken
Pinnacle Foods Ends Merger Agreement With Hillshire Brands
Hormel Foods Acquires Sports Nutrition Product Manufacturer
US Chicken Farmers Call for Access to International Markets
JBS Workers Vote to Strike
ConAgra Foods Reports Loss
Part II: Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
Legislature Receives Thanks for Support of Humane Farming Rights


Parasites in Meat, Dairy Among FAO's Top Ten List of Human Concerns
EU Asks WTO to Rule on Russian Pork Import Restrictions
Exports to Dominate Expanding Global Dairy Market
Global Dairy Price Recovery Six Months Away
Poultry Prices Taking off as Macroeconomic Conditions Improve
Covenant Signed for Grupo AgriMex-Holanda
Is Indian Buffalo Meat Answer to Global Beef Demand?

   United Kingdom

BPEX Launches Standard Pig Price
New Joint Industry Initiative Behind Scotch Lamb
Campylobacter Causes Disease in Some Chickens
Report Confirms Need to Tackle Campylobacter in UK
Great Opportunities Signal Bright Future for UK Dairy


Brazilian Cattle Slaughter up in First Quarter of 2014
JBS to Contract Slaughter for Minerva
JBS Foods Buys Ready Meal Company

   European Union

Walhorn Arla Merger Approved
EU Pig Prices: Scarce Supply Boosts Prices
Charolais Cheese Protected Designation of Origin


Thirteen Greek Chicken Meat Companies Fined


Valencia Develops Device to Assess Chicken Meat Quality
Founder of IRTA Josep Tarrago Dies


Demand Slips in Wintry Conditions
Chicken Industry Responds to Australian Antibiotic Resistance Study
Poultry Producers Allowed Collective Bargaining
Australian Bacon Choice of Sydney Commuters
Australian Pig Slaughter Levy Set to Rise
Chicken Producers Fear Price Cuts


Irish Beef Performing Strongly in The Netherlands


French Seafood Trade Debates Yield and Waste Reduction


Call for Poultry Slaughterhouses in Tamil Nadu to Modernise


How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits
Chinese Farm Product Prices Fall Slightly
Moves to Open Chinese Market to Canadian Beef
US Exporters Appreciate Chinese Red Meat Trade Team Visit
Why is China Attracting Global Beef Exporters?


African Swine Fever Found in Latvia


Westfleisch Sees Sales Hit €2.5 billion


How Long Before Mexico Sees Good Profits in 2014?


Blast Heating Shown Effective in Disinfecting Transport Vehicles
Canada Hosts Fresh Talks on Trans-Pacific Partnership


Danish Crown Rationalises Sow Slaughterings


Iraq Faces Serious Food Security Due to Conflict - FAO


Ramadan Bazaars to Sell Poultry Cheaply

   Korea, South

South Korea's Top Food Company Goes after Bigger US Share


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