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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 30 June 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Focus On Sustainability And Safety At Meat Exhibition The China International Meat Industry Exhibition opened in Beijing this week.

In the opening seminar, president of the International Meat Secretariat, Paddy Moore said that meat consumption is expected to grow by 40 per cent by 2025, with markets emerging in Asian and South America.

He said that this growth is driven by changing diet patterns, rising standards of living, urbanisation and population growth.

Speaking at the summit, representatives of the Chinese government confirmed their commitment to backing the sustainable and hygienic production of meat and food products.

Following on from this, the China Meat Association has set up a new organisation to oversee food safety issues in the meat industry.

The committee will work with government organisations, agencies and meat industry experts to overcome food safety issues that have been affecting the meat industry.

In the US, the Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is considering limits on growth-promoting drugs.

Charlotte Johnston

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Economic Aspect of Agriculture In 2010 And Beyond
The economic aspect of agriculture for 2010 shows more stability compared to the economic outlook for 2009, according to an annual joint report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develeopment (OECD) entitled Agricultural Outlook 2010-19. Rachel Ralte, Junior Editor of TheCattleSite, provides a brief outline of the Outlook.
Cattle Production In The Netherlands
The Dutch cattle industry focuses primarily on the production of milk, but also supplies high-quality meat. Part of the meat production originates from specialist cattle farms (fattening bulls, suckler cows), but most of it comes from dairy cows.
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - June 2010
A slight rise in milk production is expected in 2010 over 2009, and the pace of beef exports may not begin to slow until late in 2010, according to according to the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) June 2010 Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook.
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* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   China

 » Two New FMD Outbreaks in China
 » CIMIE: China Looks to Sustainable Production of Safe Meat
 » CIMIE: Meeting Global Meat Industry Challenges
 » CIMIE: Strong International Presence At Meat Industry Exhibition
 » CIMIE: CMA Develops 12th Five Year Plan
 » CIMIE: New Food Safety Committee Set Up

   General

 » FMD NEWS: More Of Miyazaki Cattle Infected
 » China Open Doors to Canadian Beef
 » Disease Control Requires Information Exchange

   Japan

 » Japan Foodservice Valued at Â¥29.5 Trillion
 » More of Miyazaki Cattle Infected
   Brazil

 » Brazil Targets Middle East

   United Kingdom

 » Badger Vaccine Abandoned In All But One Area
 » Scotmin Nutrition Sold To Carr's Milling
 » New Opportunities For Farmers In South West
 » Bulk Of NI Live Cattle Bound For Spain
 » Beware When Transporting Animals In Heat
 » New Agreement On Animal Health Budgets
 » Highland Show Shatters Attendance Record
 » Increase Export Activity To Solve Carcase Balance
 » Animal Health And VLA Merge
 » NFU: Call For Ban On Flying Chinese Lanterns
 » Reducing Consumption Is Not A Viable Method To Tackle GHGs

   Canada

 » Canada Hogs Test Negative for FMD
 » Weather Key To Western Canadian Crop Quality
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   United States

 » CME: Higher Retail Prices For Meat Expected
 » Separating The Federation And NCBA?
 » US Risks Losing Export Market To Colombia
 » US Livestock Slaughter Statistics
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: More Cattle On Feed
 » Manure: Higher Returns Than Chemical Fertilizers
 » FDA Seeks To Limit Growth-Promoting Drugs
 » Action On US-Korea Trade
 » Weekly Roberts Report

   Australia

 » Solid Exports Ahead Of Korean Chuseok Demand
 » Adapting Farm Systems To Climate Change
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

   European Union

 » EU Feed Output 'Fragile', Says FEFAC
 » New Food Price Legislation Needed, Say MEPs

   Germany

 » Choice of Food Can Mitigate Climate Change

   Taiwan

 » Taiwan Reports FMD Outbreak in Swine
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   Ireland

 » Beware Of Brazilian Beef Standards, Warns IFA

   New Zealand

 » Beef And Lamb New Zealand Ltd

   Mexico

 » Mexico Makes Meat Imports Easier
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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