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Wednesday 12th November 2014.
Chris Harris - TheMeatSite Editor in Chief

Chris Harris
Editor in Chief


MSD Animal Health

Animal Welfare – International Issue

Animal welfare issues should be discussed and conducted on an international level.

Speaking at the opening of the EuroTier exhibition in Hanover this week, Dr Reinhard Grandke, CEO of the German agricultural association DLG said: “At present, this topic is not relevant to gaining a competitive export advantage.

“Whether new markets will develop as a consequence of new animal husbandry systems remains an open question.

“Rather, the fear is that animal welfare criteria will be interpreted differently, which could lead to a loss of competitiveness in one country and to its livestock farming sector moving to other countries with less stringent regulations.”

DLG said that livestock farmers’ need for information remains as high as ever – including breeding advances, feeding, keeping and management regimes, logistics and animal health and welfare.

Dr Grandke added that “faced with more stringent legal, economic and social conditions, farmers must, more than ever before, carry out intelligent and long-term investment planning.

“It is precisely when the social and market environment is difficult that a company's potential needs to be exploited by investing efficiently and acting intelligently.

“Robust information, not solely concerned with economic and technical aspects, is vital here.

“The debate around modern animal husbandry practices has, for a long time, thrown up fundamental questions about its acceptability to local society.

“Agri-businesses need to face these challenges with professionalism and also to take account of economic and technical production aspects.”

The exhibition that has attracted 2,360 exhibitors from 49 countries with 1,147 coming from outside of Germany runs in Hanover until the end of the week.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Stable EU Beef Supplies Anticipated
The latest European working beef forecasting group indicated that beef output will be up this year with a small decline in supplies expected for 2015, writes Eoin Kelly, Business Analyst at Bord Bia-Irish Food Board.

Drivers for Animal Welfare Policies in Africa
A new study from Lesotho calls for improved understanding of animal welfare in African countries or there could be deleterious effects in future on economic growth as well as national and international trade.

How Immunological Castration Affects Belly Quality and Bacon Yields in Pigs
Generally, fresh belly characteristics in immunologically castrated barrows were similar to those of surgically castrated males and gilts, an Ohio State University study has found, however, bacon slicing yield was lower from the former group.

Antimicrobial Efficiency of Lauric Arginate against Campylobacter
New research from Mississippi State University reveals that lauric arginate (LAE) is effective in reducing Campylobacter jejuni counts on chicken breast fillets.

Company News

Pork 101 Education Workshop Offered at 2015 IPPE
US - The American Meat Institute (AMI) and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) will jointly host the 'Pork 101' education workshop at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
Validation Workshop Education Programme Offered at 2015 IPPE
US - The American Meat Institute (AMI) will host the Validation Workshop at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
Environmental Bootcamp Education Program Offered at 2015 IPPE
US - The Environmental Bootcamp education programme will provide an overview of the environmental regulations that commonly affect the poultry, egg and meat processing industries and discuss the importance of environmental audits and inspections.
Market Reports

Sri Lanka Fish Prices 11 November 2014
Irish CSO Agricultural Price Indices September 2014
UK Egg Statistics 6 November 2014
USDA International Meat Review 6 November 2014
Sri Lanka Fish Prices 10 November 2014
EBLEX Cattle and Sheep Weekly 7 November 2014
BPEX Weekly Export Bulletin 7 November 2014
China Wholesale Prices 6 November 2014
AHDB Pig Market Weekly 6 November 2014

Global Meat Industry News


EUROTIER – Global Concerns for a Growing International Farming Sector
EUROTIER: Forum for 21st Century Animal Husbandry
EUROTIER: Poultry Event Explores Diffferent Approaches to Welfare

   United States

CME: Projections Lowered for Beef and Pork
Foster Farms Demonstrates Salmonella Programme Value
Hog Prices More Stable
Pork, Big Winners in Meat Demand
Market Analyst: Are Markets Favouring Pork Over Beef?
CME: Broiler Industry is Now Moving
USDA Seeks Input on New Beef Promotion Order
Cattle Prices Slip For Second Week
US Approves First Chinese Plants to Export Poultry Meat
Solid US Export Figures for Beef, Pork, Lamb
US Forms New Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Farm Animals
Pig Welfare Researcher Features in Smithfield Sustainability Stories

   European Union

Should Member States Overrule EU on GMO?
Ebola Risk Low from Imported Bush Meat

   United Kingdom

British Farming Wastes £300 Million on Outdated Energy
Positive Signs for Scottish Red Meat Sector
Seafood in Schools Visits Girvan
Strong Brands Robust Quality Assurance Valued
Beef Processors Offering Range of Prices
UK's Dairy Crest Sells Dairy Operation to Focus on Cheese, Butter, Spreads
Advice on Eggs for Mums, Babies and the Elderly
Smaller European Markets Drive Beef Export Growth


Increased Pork Profitability Triggers Expansion
MSC Assessment for Northeastern Tropical Pacific Purse Seine Tuna
FAO Food Price Index Stabilises in October
Industrialization Should Not Come at Expense of Agriculture


Canadian Seafood Promoted in China


Over 4,000 Threaten Beef Scheme Withdrawal
Major Progress on Beef Market Access to China
Campaign to Secure Irish Beef Price Increases


Sustainable McDonald’s Fish Now Available in Brazil
Brazilian Pig Meat Exports Resume to South Africa

   New Zealand

Alliance Strengthens Position

   Dominican Republic

Nestle Launches Dominican Cattle Traceability Programme


New Zealand Eyes India for Lamb Export Boost


Advice to Buy Meat From Accredited Slaughterhouses


PED to Influence Hog Prices This Winter
High Liner Foods Sales Increase


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