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Beef Market Outlook January 2021

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Sheep Market Outlook January 2021

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Pig Meat Forecast January 2021

Brexit Commodity & Food Price Impact report HERE

AHDB Beef & Lamb May Update HERE

HSBC Quarterly Updates HERE

UK Beef Market insights - Urner Barry presentation 

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29th November

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NOTE: The information from Urner Barry is dated Wednesday 24th November as they are an American business and were closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday last week.

 

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There was no update from Bord Bia this week

 

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 46 2021

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Cattle & Sheep Weekly: Click Here

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

UK Beef Exports to the US – Commentary from Urner Barry

 

The US is proving to be an attractive market for UK beef, at least for the plants that have been given approval to export. According to recent figures from the HMRC, around £19.3m ($25.81m) worth of red meat was exported to the US in the first eight months of the year, of which around £5m ($6.69m) was beef. Relatively small when compared to other key origins,  keep in mind only a handful of plants have access to the US market following the lengthy ban. In September the US imported £1.05m ($1.4m) worth of beef from the UK, so figures are trending higher [According to the latest data on Global Trade Tracker]. 

 

Feedback from market participants suggests that US demand on VL’s  both in terms of volume and price is still very strong. Some contacts are actually booked through to January and having to turn down orders.  Those who are approved to export to the US are fetching higher price points for the likes of trim which is supporting elevated price points domestically. 

 

AHDB Short Read Reports:

 

New protein gap opening in China? Click Here

 

EU beef production and imports lower Click Here

 

UK beef imports continue to grow in September Click Here

 

What’s going on with the pig market? UK Pork Outlook Update Click Here

 

To listen to the ‘Unpredictable Christmas’ Presentation and slides: Click Here

 

AHDB Consumer Insights - Consumer Landscape - Presentation Slides

 

Click here for a link to the “Consumer Landscape: Attitudinal shifts to reputational issues as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Opportunities and threats” slides.

If you have any comments regarding the webinar please contact steven.evans@ahdb.org.uk  and for further information on the AHDB campaigns please click here

 

NOTE: There is some data on poultry on these slides.

 

Footprint Article

 

Is Regenerative the Future of Farming?

 

“A shift to regenerative agriculture underpins the net-zero plans of many food businesses. But does this seductive term have any substance, asks Nick Hughes?

 

Nestlé is investing CHF1.2bn (£960m) in regenerative agriculture across its supply chain. Compass says 70% of its top five food categories will be sourced from regenerative agriculture by 2030. First Milk will pay a premium to farmers who commit to a regenerative farming plan.

 

Regenerative is the new buzzword in food and farming circles. But does it have any more substance than that?

 

To read the full article: Click Here

 

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22nd November

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 45 2021

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Cattle & Sheep Weekly: Click Here

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

Latest poultry and poultry meat statistics Click Here

 

To read the Monthly statistics on the activity of UK hatcheries and UK poultry slaughterhouses (data for October 2021) Click Here

 

NOTE: This is in graph format on slides 19 and 20

 

AHDB Reports

 

Lamb trade volumes still subdued Click Here

 

Continental meats take bigger slice of the cooked market Click Here

 

2021, a more subdued summer Click Here

 

REMINDER: AHDB Webinar - Consumer Landscape: Attitudinal shifts to reputational issues as Covid-19 restrictions ease: Opportunities and Threats.

 

The AHDB Retail & Consumer Insight team will examine some of the key industry reputational issues impacting consumer demand. The webinar will explore consumer views on buying British/local, health, environment, animal welfare and trust in the industry. Looking at how these have evolved over time as well as their future opportunities and threats for the meat and dairy sector.

 

NOTE: This webinar is open to all AIMS Members whether they are in the red meat or the poultry sectors

 

Thursday, 25th November 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

 

To Book your free place: Click Here

 

Global Animal Protein Outlook 2022: Capitalizing on Ongoing Market Disruptions

 

Those hoping that 2022 will bring calm after multiple market disruptions will likely be disappointed. Although markets are expected to settle somewhat in 2022, many drivers of recent change will remain. The stage is set for animal protein company leaders to find and pursue opportunities in this relatively challenging market context.

 

This is a Rabobank report so as ever we can only provide the summary: Click Here

 

These are our key points from the outlook for animal protein in 2022:

 

  • North America: - Ongoing strength of demand will support production and prices. Production constraints could yet spoil what is shaping up as a positive year.

 

  • Europe: - Pork production is stabilizing, and domestic consumption needs to rise to balance markets. Poultry should improve on opening of all channels, despite higher costs.

 

  • China: - Pork production recovery is expected to continue, but the path is uncertain while consumption is soft and prices remain low. Beef demand will stay firm, while poultry is pressured by pork recovery.

 

  • Brazil: - Exports are expected to drive production growth, although domestic demand is also supportive. Cost of feed will gradually improve, as will FX rates.

 

  • Southeast Asia: - Poultry production is expected to recover after two years of challenging Covid-19 impacts. Pork will also recover from impacts of ASF and Covid-19, but more slowly.

 

  • Australia & New Zealand: - In Australia, beef and sheepmeat supply is set to slowly improve. Ongoing demand for New Zealand exports, and tight supply, are positive for returns.

 

  • Alternative Protein:- Ongoing rapid growth, with more product diversification expected. Alternative protein product sales were well supported during 2021, and we expect sales to keep growing strongly in 2022.

 

Rabobank have also published Foodservice Update Q4 2021: Foodservice Sector Adapts to New Reality Click Here

 

Report summary

 

“Some consumer behaviour patterns may have changed structurally, such as the increased practice of working from home and greater appreciation of residential areas, and foodservice operators are developing strategies to adjust to this new demand, says Maria Castroviejo, Senior Analyst – Consumer Foods. 

 

Leveraging the ample geographic coverage of food retailers, foodservice operators can expand into new areas while benefiting from the facilities and traffic already in place. 

 

Food retailers also benefit from this strategy. Incremental revenues from new products, cross-selling, enhanced store image, and the benefits of relying on a professional partner help to minimize the difficulties of managing a very different activity. 

 

Retail and foodservice are two very different businesses, and past failures evidence the significance of the challenge. But the choice of strategies and business models has grown and increased the opportunities to find a good fit,” according to Castroviejo.”

And Finally…

 

Baking boom is over for burnt out home cooks Click Here

 

This is a really interesting piece of research from AHDB’s Consumer Insight Team: During the first lockdown we saw a baking boom, with many people starting sourdough, baking biscuits and teaching their children to bake while they had time off school. However, with the return to a more normal way of life, many people have now stopped, which has affected home baking and pre-packed flour sales over the last year.

 

With many members either baking savoury products, supplying bakers or selling bakery products we’ll be in contact with the AHDB Team to ask them for some data on pre-made pre-packed savoury bakery products and update you all on a future AIMS Market Update Report

 

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15th November

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 44 2021

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Cattle & Sheep Weekly: Click Here

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

The Chinese pork market in four more charts Click Here

 

UK pig producers continue to face extremely challenging financial circumstances. Hope remains that the Chinese market will start to import more pork again, however, the signs are that it could be some time before that happens

 

AHDB Reports

UK beef production steady in October Click Here

Sheep meat production still low in October Click Here

 

IGD Supply Chain Analysis

 

Labour shortages impacting availability – shopper research 05-07 November 2021 Click Here

 

Operational labour and HGV driver shortages has become severe enough to disrupt food supply chains. Food and consumer good businesses have been hit hard by recruitment and retention challenges in 2020 and 2021. This is resulting in lower order fulfilment levels than normal, meaning there is an impact on availability of some food and groceries.

 

Article from Footprint

 

Three in Four people struggling to make Green Choices - Click Here

 

The third annual Globescan survey Click Here of more than 30,000 people in 31 countries, showed a gap between aspiration and action persists when it comes to green and healthy living. 

 

Foodservice Update Q4 2021: Foodservice Sector Adapts to New Reality Click Here

 

This is a Rabobank report so we are only able to bring you the summary.

 

“Some consumer behaviour patterns may have changed structurally, such as the increased practice of working from home and greater appreciation of residential areas, and foodservice operators are developing strategies to adjust to this new demand,” says Maria Castroviejo, Senior Analyst – Consumer Foods. Leveraging the ample geographic coverage of food retailers, foodservice operators can expand into new areas while benefiting from the facilities and traffic already in place. Food retailers also benefit from this strategy. Incremental revenues from new products, cross-selling, enhanced store image, and the benefits of relying on a professional partner help to minimize the difficulties of managing a very different activity. 

 

“Retail and foodservice are two very different businesses, and past failures evidence the significance of the challenge. But the choice of strategies and business models has grown and increased the opportunities to find a good fit,” according to Castroviejo.

 

AHDB reputation work update - The Lancet Global Burden of Disease data

 

From Phil Maiden – Head of Media and PR

 

Please find below an article that we have been working on to get published in The Grocer questioning data published by medical journal The Lancet linking meat consumption to increased deaths. It was published online today and will feature in tomorrow’s print edition: National Food Strategy’s red meat health risks data could be inaccurate, scientists claim | News | The Grocer

 

Thanks to John Gilliland and his colleagues at Devenish Nutrition as well as Professor Alice Stanton at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for raising this issue.

 

The data in question showed a 36-fold increase in the threat to human health from eating meat, when comparing the most recent data published in 2019 with that from the previous two years. Despite scientists requesting to peer review this data, which has been used in the National Food Strategy as well as by the UN and EU, the Lancet has so far refused. 

 

The full copy from the article can be found below and a blog focusing on our reputation work has also gone live, which I am happy for you to share where you feel appropriate: Blog: Our work behind the scenes to challenge media misinformation | AHDB

 

I have also shared the article with the BBC while in discussions regarding an article they are putting together on the differences in emissions produced by UK livestock when compared to the rest of the world. This conversation followed a query we made about their carbon calculator and an article suggesting the four things you can do to reduce emissions, which included cutting down on red meat. I have been encouraged by their keenness to come to us for advice on such data in future.

Scientists cast doubt on NFS red meat health risks data

 

By Kevin White 12 November 2021 4 min read

 

A group of international scientists have questioned the “reliability” of data linking meat consumption to increased deaths, which underpins major policy documents included in Henry Dimbleby’s National Food Strategy.

 

The scientists, led by professor Alice Stanton of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, cast doubt on apparently compelling data in the most recent Global Burden of Disease study, published biannually in scientific journal The Lancet since 1990, that’s been widely used to support lower red meat consumption.

 

Data in the influential GBD’s most recent 2019 edition, published in October 2020 and supported by a Lancet publication in 2021, claimed global human deaths from eating red meat had risen from just 25,000 in the GBD 2017 data to 896,000 in 2019, a 36-fold (3,484%) increase in the threat to human health from eating meat in two years.

 

At the same time, the GBD study recorded the dietary risk of food high in salt fell by 40%.

The data was subsequently cited in the NFS’s evidence document as justification – alongside the meat sector’s impact on the environment – for a reduction in the consumption of meat.

 

It has also been referred to in publications by the UN Food System Summit, and the EU’s Farm To Fork Strategy, with a “clear message that eating red meat is bad for human health, regardless of your age, gender or health”, said professor Stanton.

 

But after a “forensic examination” of the data and its assumptions by the group – which also includes globally-recognised meat expert professor Frederic Leroy of Vrije Universiteit in Brussels – it was then compared to a collection of global meta-analyses looking at the relationship between eating red meat and human ill health and deaths. The scientists concluded they could “find no relationship” between the meta-analyses and the GBD data.

 

In correspondence to The Lancet, seen by The Grocer, they warned it would be “highly inappropriate and imprudent for these estimates to be utilised in any national or international policy documents, nor in any regulatory or legislative decisions”.

 

However, repeated requests for The Lancet to peer review the data and to publish the evidence behind it were either declined or ignored, with further requests to the GBD team at the University of Washington to publish its evidence also refused.

 

The group then approached rival scientific journal The Annals of Internal Medicine in a bid to publish its findings.

 

In a letter from its editor-in-chief, seen by The Grocer, she agreed the group’s concerns were “valid”, with the journal’s statistical editors noting “there are many more problems” with the GBD’s analytical approach. However, it declined to publish its evidence as it would be “inappropriate”.

 

Professor Stanton told The Grocer she was “very concerned” that without publishing any supporting evidence, the GBD analysis now suggested eating meat had become significantly more dangerous to human health.

 

“Since the GBD is regarded as the top source of global health metric worldwide, it’s of huge importance there is public trust in its estimates, and that they are published on a peer-reviewed basis,” she added.

 

“This hasn’t happened in its 2019 analysis. This data would require a change in public health practice and advice on what the public should eat if it was to be believed,” she added.

 

“What would happen to child and maternal nutrition, iron deficiency and anaemia rates worldwide, if [the data] was obeyed? There are huge dangers to human health if we don’t objectively look at the available evidence.”

 

In response, Henry Dimbleby told The Grocer the “environmental impacts of meat production were much more significant, so a change in the data wouldn’t change our arguments”.

 

The Lancet did not respond to a request for comment, while The Annals of Internal Medicine declined to comment.

 

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8th November

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Please Note: There was no sheepmeat update from Bord Bia this week

 

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To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

AHDB Consumer Insights - Dairy Market Landscape - Presentation Slides

 

Last week we attended the AHDB “Dairy Market Landscape: Behavioural changes in the dairy category as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Opportunities and threats” webinar

 

Click here to download the slides from the presentation. 

If you have any comments regarding the webinar/slides please contact kim.malley@ahdb.org.uk

 

REMINDER: The final AHDB in their Consumer Insights Webinar series will be on Thursday 25th November: Consumer Landscape: Attitudinal shifts to reputational issues as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Opportunities and threats. 

 

We believe that this webinar will be interest to both our Red Meat and Poultry members as well as catering butchers.

 

To register for this webinar: Click Here

 

African Swine Fever in Germany: A Turning Point in the Pork Industry

 

As ever with us not being a customer of Rabobank we are only able to bring you the report’s summary

 

The outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Germany marks a turning point for the German pork industry. Lower exports have led to oversupply, and the resulting low prices are accelerating the rationalization of the production base.

 

The aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, long-term structural issues, and changes in global demand also weigh on the pork market. Germany’s pork supply chain has been through many challenges in the past, and while things are clearly different this time, we expect the resilience that the pork industry has shown in the past will help it to weather the worst of this storm. The situation in Germany has broader implications for the rest of Europe. We highlight two aspects that are sometimes overlooked when considering what the ASF outbreak in Germany has meant. The first is that Germany lost its position as the leading pork producer and exporter in Europe, creating opportunities for other pork-producing countries. The second is that pork supply chains in western Europe can draw lessons from Germany’s experiences.

Exactly how these opportunities will play out, time will tell, but questions are already arising. Foremost among them is how the impact of ASF, combined with other issues affecting the market in Germany, could trigger a change in the power base of European pork. It could cement the role of Spain as the largest pork producer, but it could also open up opportunities for other second-tier producing countries, such as Denmark and the Netherlands, which have long stood in Germany’s shadow. In this report, we provide an initial view on these topics, and we will look at them in more detail with a more comprehensive report next year.

 

AHDB Market Updates

 

China drives Brazilian beef export growth...but for how long? Click Here

 

Global food prices rising- but not for meat: Click Here

 

New Zealand lamb exports limited but not by production or demand: Click Here

 

EU sheep meat market summary, 2021 so far: Click Here

 

Good fortunes continue for Brazilian pig meat exports: Click Here

 

Global Meat Alliance

 

Click here for the GMA Monthly Report for October.

 

The GMA also had a presentation from Anne-Marie Roerink, the author of the Power of Meat who looked at current consumer trends and what may be on the horizon.

 

To watch the presentation: Click Here

 

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1st November

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 42 2021

 

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To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

AHDB Market Forecasts

 

Back in July, AHDB published their beef market outlook (part of our wider Agri Market Outlook: Click Here), in which we produced short-term forecasts for production, imports, exports and consumption. Three months on, let’s see how their forecasts are shaping up. 

 

How are our beef market forecasts shaping up? Click Here

 

Other AHDB Reports

 

Lamb trade remains strong Click Here

 

SPP ticks up Click Here

 

Farmers favour supplying foodservice over supermarkets Click Here

 

“The Sustain alliance worked with market researcher Agrismart to explore how 500 farmers from across England and Wales feel about issues of centralised buying and long-distance supply chains.

 

The results showed just 5% of farmers would prefer to sell to a supermarket, processor or manufacturer despite 86% currently doing so. 

 

The top three preferences were to sell to a food hub (55%), direct to customers (36%) and/or into foodservice (29%).

 

Extract from Footprint Media Report

Restaurants failing on British sourcing Click Here

 

“Leading high street restaurant chains have been accused of failing British farmers after a survey found many serving lower welfare, imported meat.

 

Just three (Giraffe, Leon and Nando’s) out of 20 restaurants visited by the Soil Association for its latest Out to Lunch campaign offered 100% British meat with others importing meat from countries such as China, Brazil and Thailand.

 

When secret diners asked restaurant staff where meat on the menu was sourced from, 85% did not receive an answer.”

 

Extract from Footprint Media Report

 

For further details on the Soil Associations Out to Lunch campaign: Click Here

 

Pork Quarterly Q4 2021: New Pressures Expected to Curb Growth Click Here

 

As we are not customers of Rabobank we can only provide the report’s summary:

 

Global hog prices moved sharply lower, as the global recovery in production has outpaced the rebound in demand. The rapid decline in prices and resulting producer losses in some markets will slow 2022 herd growth, helping offset improved herd health and reduced African swine fever (ASF) impacts. Prices have since stabilized but remain well below the peak. Pork prices are also lower seasonally yet remain heavily dependent on pandemic restrictions and macroeconomic trends. Labour constraints in some markets and cost inflation will pressure production margins and could also slow herd growth. The pass-through of these costs to consumers is likely to weigh on demand, further dampening consumption – especially in income-sensitive countries.

 

China: Producers responded to rising costs and the continued threat of ASF outbreaks by reducing the herd, thus driving hog prices to new lows and forcing high-cost producers to exit. Demand remains weak, limited by pandemic dining restrictions. In response to this slowdown, China continues to limit imports in an effort to balance supply. Given ongoing demand weakness, Rabobank expects pork supplies to remain ample following herd reduction and previous restocking, but supplies could be short of needs should economic trends improve.

 

Europe: EU hog prices are 24% below the five-year average, on larger slaughter and weaker demand in both domestic and export markets. Producers in Germany and the Netherlands are liquidating the herd and are expected to reduce production in the coming months. Labour challenges are also an issue at some plants, though the impacts are not widespread.

 

US: Hog supplies will remain tight through early 2022 but will be higher compared with prior-year levels. Even so, rising costs and added regulatory constraints are expected to moderate expansion plans, as are packing constraints made worse by labour availability. Domestic demand is expected to slow as higher costs are passed through to consumers, with export growth acting as a welcome buffer.

 

Brazil: Producers remain optimistic, despite a 34% YOY increase in feed costs. Sales into export markets remain strong, helped by weakness in the Brazilian real and larger pork supplies. We expect a 5.5% YOY increase in pork production, with additional growth anticipated in 2022.

 

Mintec Extracts

 

Expectation of an increase in Australian lamb supplies in 2021

 

According to the latest Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) outlook, the Australian sheep flock is forecast to expand by 10% in 2021 to 70.6 million heads following several years of significant contraction. According to market experts, this expansion is expected to continue for several years, increasing to 76 million in 2023. Reflecting a strong demand for lamb in the international market, production is set to rise which could lead to an increase in exports. Pasture conditions in Australia are set to be good over the coming summer months in 2021, with good rainfall and lower temperatures than have been recorded in recent years. Turbulence in the freight industry may be limiting volumes to some parts of the world, notably the Middle East, as freight companies have diverted ships to more lucrative routes. In addition, air freight has seen a sharp reduction in capacity, while sea freight experienced larger disruptions during the pandemic, which are expected to ease in 2022.

 

 

US chicken cut prices to remain elevate for the remainder of 2021

 

Prices for many chicken cuts in the US have remained elevated so far in 2021 on the back of high feed prices and strong international demand. However, boneless skinless cuts are even higher, as they require additional labour to process. When more thighs and breasts with skins and bones are available relative to those without, the spread between the prices increases. The spread between prices for thighs and boneless skinless thighs began to climb since April 2021, and by July it was nearly triple the 3-year average. Consequently, the average price of US chicken breast OL05 was up by 11.2% m-o-m and 109.8% y-o-y at USD 2.1/lb in September.

 

Strong US chicken exports in August 2021

 

US chicken exports in August 2021 totalled 650.4 million pounds, an increase of 6% over last August and more than 50 million pounds more than exported in the previous month. The increase was accounted for by strong shipments to Mexico and several extremely variable markets, including Cuba and Angola. As a result, the average price of US chicken OL01 was up by 0.5% m-o-m and 66.6% y-o-y at USD 2,284/MT, also supported by elevated feed prices.

 

China bans beef from one more Australian abattoir

 

China halted exports from one of the Australian beef abattoirs on 18th October 2021, claiming the meat has been contaminated by chloramphenicol. The drug is used to treat eye infections in dogs and cats and is not prescribed for cattle in Australia. The long ongoing tensions between Australia and China have led to a trade disruption between these countries. Since mid-2020, China launched a series of provocative trade tariffs on Australian exports with wine, beef, lobsters, coal, and barley, which cost Australia a trade loss of USD 20 billion. The Australian abattoir will now look to diversify its trade portfolio and beef exports to other global markets.

 

US meat prices rise amid high production costs and weather issues

 

The supply chain bottlenecks in the food industry, labour shortages, and strong consumer demand have led to a sharp rise in US meat prices. As a result, the Mintec Category Index (MCI) for meat and poultry in the US increased by 23.5% between January and September 2021 to USD 3,038/MT. 

 

The average price of US beef rose by 15% between January and September to USD 4,428/MT, driving the US meat MCI upwards. A drought in the West and upper Midwest in the US in 2021 has destroyed much of the grass and hay, forcing farmers to sell their cows earlier than usual to meatpackers at lower carcass weights. Meanwhile, labour shortages amid COVID-19 infections at the meat processing plants have pushed the labour wages up. Market participants report that employee wages have increased from USD 16/hour to about USD 25/hour in the last twelve months. Additionally, the beef shortage at the global level has resulted in elevated beef demand, thus supporting US beef export growth. 

 

Meanwhile, strong US chicken prices also supported the MCI for US meat. The average price of US chicken reached USD 2,288/MT in September from 1,758/MT in January (up 30%). The low chicken hatch rate combined with COVID-19 related labour shortages and production problems led to high US chicken prices. A rise in corn and soyabean prices (feed ingredients used in chicken feed) increased the chicken production cost, and thus, chicken prices. Overall, the MCI for US meat is expected to stay elevated for the short to medium term. 

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25th October

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To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

AHDB Consumer Insights - Meat Market Landscape - Presentation Slides 

 

Click here to download the slides from the presentation. “ Meat Market Landscape: Retail and foodservice balance as COVID-19 restrictions ease…what are the opportunities and threats

If you have any comments regarding the webinar/slides please contact kim.malley@ahdb.org.uk

 

Articles from AHDB

 

UK beef shipments remain higher in August Click Here

 

UK sheep meat exports decline again Click Here

 

Mexican Pork Industry at a Crossroads: Additional Investment Needed to Limit Risk and Satisfy Growing Demand Click Here

 

Report from Rabobank. As we are not clients we are unable to download the whole report but can access the summary

 

The industry has two main options as it looks to the future. 

 

Through additional investment, it has an opportunity to stabilize production and – in our view – to generate more predictable financial returns if it proceeds to: 

 

(1) accelerate investments in biosecurity and worker skills and capabilities, 

(2) consolidate weaker players and move toward further vertical integration, 

(3) raise carcass values through sales of higher value, convenience products and growth in exports. 

 

Alternatively, if the appetite for further investment has been exhausted, the industry can pause on its modernization pathway, leaving itself exposed to the volatility that has been associated with herd health challenges and the tighter margins associated with inconsistent pork quality.

 

Podcast: The Consumer Foods-to-Go Podcast Reviews Anuga

 

RaboResearch went to Germany to attend Anuga, one of the largest food trade shows in the world. In this episode of the Consumer Foods-to-Go podcast, Maria Castroviejo, Cyrille Filott, and Marjolein Hanssen review Anuga and share their findings from the event. The three discuss the innovations that were noticed, the things that were missing, and general observations. Topics include plant-based products, inflation, and the surprising lack of messaging on sustainability.

 

To listen to the podcast: Click Here

 

AIMS Update Live – Export – Wednesday 27th October 11:00 to 12:00

 

AIMS in association with AHDB will be hosting an Update live event looking at the Export market in the EU and beyond. Fresh from Anuga Dr Phil Hadley, AHDB’s Director of International Market Development will update members of how European buyers are now seeing British red meat as well as where opportunities for exporting are now opening up.

 

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And Finally…

 

Norman’s latest column has been published in Scottish Farmer ‘Time for common sense on labour issues’

 

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18th October

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A Caterer's Guide to Better Meat Click Here

 

The way meat is produced and consumed has come under the spotlight as evidence mounts of its contribution to climate change and other environmental pressures. The UK’s Climate Change Committee says meat and dairy consumption needs to fall by 20% by 2035 to put the UK on the path to net zero.

 

The preview for the launch of the report, A Caterer's Guide to Better Meat will be on Tuesday October 26th at 11am.

 

To book your free place: Click Here

 

Australian sheep flock forecast to expand Click Here

 

After several years of significant contraction, the Australian sheep flock is forecast to expand by 10% in 2021 to 70.6 million head, according to the latest Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) outlook: Click Here

 

AHDB have also produced an assessment of the GB Australia Trade Deal (Click here) and will be publishing one of their Horizons Reports in November which we will include on a future update.

 

Podcast: Konbini – Lessons From Japanese Convenience Food Click Here

 

Consumer Foods-to-Go brings insights into the topics that should be top-of-mind for any food executive and the topics that should inspire us to think differently.

 

The insight team at Rabobank have always been fascinated by Japan and Japanese shopping and eating culture. In this episode, we explore konbini – convenience (food) shopping in Japan. They believe Japan is ahead of many markets in how convenience shops are set up and run.

 

To listen to the podcast: Click Here

 

Covid-19 continues to limit EU beef production Click Here

 

Trade friction between the EU and UK is a key theme of the latest EU short-term outlook: Click Here

 

Beef production within the EU is forecast to contract marginally, reflecting a reduction in both the suckler and dairy herds. Food service demand for beef has reduced.

 

The report also includes the EU Commission forecasts ongoing growth in pork production in 2022 which AHDB has also commented on: Click Here

 

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11th October

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 39 2021

 

NOTE: There were no updated prices from Bord Bia for Sheep and Pigs this week

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Cattle & Sheep Weekly: Click Here

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

Shipping markets navigated Click Here

 

Over the past few months global shipping prices have been mentioned in several AHDB pieces of analysis as having an influence on global markets but what is happening?

 

Mintec: Monthly Pricing Commentary: Pork

 

In September full cold stores continued to weigh on prices in the European pork market with several suppliers reporting that the current price levels are below the cost of production

 

Click here for a copy of the full report. 

 

Sharp Rise in New Zealand Lamb Prices

 

Mintec Comment: Sheep meat prices in New Zealand have risen sharply since March this year due to heightened demand and recently reduced slaughter levels. Between March and September, New Zealand lamb price BL65 rose 45.2% to NZD 9.25/kg. An earlier offload of prime lambs in 2021 had left winter (June-August) slaughter supply shorter than ideal and has been compounded by supplies being seasonally low at this time of year in New Zealand.

 

Are geo-politics constraining food? Grain market daily Click Here

 

This is a short read ahead of the AHDB Grain Market Outlook which is taking place Tuesday 12th October 10:00 to 11:30. This I AHDB live in-person session will be discussing food security, which will be chaired by HSBC’s head of Agri-food Allan Wilkinson.

 

To reserve your free place: Click Here

 

Gas

 

Natural Gas prices fluctuate constantly, depending on factors such as supply and demand, weather, and the viability of alternative resources. As a traded asset, Natural Gas (NGAS) is popular due to its volatility, high liquidity and reasonable spread.

 

Click Here for the current spot price 

 

Click Here for the outlook

 

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4th October

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 38 2021

 

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What’s behind the high gas price? Click Here

 

Gas prices the world over are extremely high. Here AHDB look at the fundamental reasons behind those high prices, and what will impact the prices over the coming months.

 

DON’T FORGET AIMS Supplier Member – Consider EnergyConsider Energy are happy to discuss the risk of the energy markets for your business please get in touch. 

 

Equally, if you are impacted or concerned about what happens if your supplier ceases trading, information can be found Click Here or get in touch and they can guide you through the process.

 

Contact:  Adam Thompson

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Compass Launched Eco-Labelling Trial Click Here

 

“Compass Group UK & Ireland is trialling a new labelling scheme across its workplace catering sites which will see dishes rated for their environmental impact.

 

The move follows the completion of an “ecolabelling” pilot project with researchers in the Livestock, Environment and People labelling (LEAP) group at the University of Oxford during which Compass saw positive results at 15 sites operated by its business and industry (B&I) arm Eurest.”

 

Foodservice told to increase efforts on food waste Click here

 

The foodservice and hospitality sector has been urged to take more action on food waste after a new report found progress remains patchy.

 

WRAP and IGD published their annual progress report for the UK’s food waste reduction roadmap this week.

 

To read the report: Click Here

 

AHDB Updates

 

Feed report: 29 September 2021Click Here

 

Sharp drop in number of lambs in EnglandClick Here

 

US pig herd 4% smaller than a year agoClick Here

 

ABP and Adam Henson beefs up the conversation on sustainable production in new podcast

 

Farmer and TV presenter, Adam Henson, is hosting a new podcast addressing the big questions in sustainable beef production. In association with meat processors, ABP, the three-part series, The Sustainable Beef Podcast, explores how farmers and the farming industry are working together to meet net zero targets.

 

Discussions with leading industry minds, including Professor Jude Capper (Harper Adams University), Professor Temple Grandin (Colorado State University) and Professor Chris Reynolds (Reading University) geared up to support farmers on their own road to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as aiding the consumer to make responsible choices.

 

To listen to the podcast: Click Here

 

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27th September

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 37 2021

 

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Where does America currently import lamb from? Click Here

 

Boris Johnston has announced that the US will be removing the import ban on British lamb which has been in place for over three decades. AHDB Analyst Rebecca Wright looks at where the US is currently importing lamb from and current Global sheep prices Click Here

 

GB cattle prices fight the pressure in a challenging market Click Here

 

“During the most recent week there have been a variety of challenges facing the beef industry. The temporary shutdowns of some fertiliser plants caused disruption with the availability of CO2 which is used for maximising the shelf life of meat in retail packaging. Due to the time taken to get the plants back online CO2 supplies are likely to remain limited through the current week.”

 

Urner Barry Magazine

 

The Fall edition of Urner Barry’s online magazine, The Reporter has now been published: Click Here

 

It includes an article on the HGV Driver crisis in the UK (Page 20) and a couple of interesting articles on plant based protein.

 

AHDB Reports

 

Irish pig herd increases Click Here

 

Analyst Insight: UK wheat balance tight, could high imports continue? Click Here

 

Poultry Quarterly Q4 2021: Global Market Recovers on Improved Fundamentals, but Southeast Asia Struggles Click Here

 

As ever we are unable to give you the full report as we are not customers of Rabobank. However the report summary is as follows:

 

The global outlook for Q4 2021 is relatively positive, with ongoing strong demand and restricted supply, relatively flat (but high) feed prices, and further increases in trade volumes driven by recovering foodservice. 

 

However, in some countries, this has created food inflation concerns. The wild card for the outlook remains Covid-19. Depending on how it develops, Covid-19 could shake up markets and supply discipline in some more fragile places, like Europe and Southeast Asia.

 

Some highlights from this report include:

 

  • Stronger local market conditions exist in all key regions, except Southeast Asia, due to reopening economies and relatively restrictive local supply. The US, Mexico, Russia, and Japan face particularly strong markets with good profitability for local producers.

 

  • Supply growth in 2H 2021 will be restricted in many regions by labour availability issues, which are especially affecting production in the US, the UK, and Thailand. Furthermore, ongoing avian influenza risks and high feed prices are impacting supply worldwide.

 

  • Feed prices are expected to stay relatively flat, with some increase in wheat prices due to weaker availability from the EU and Russia. Soymeal prices have been dropping due to rationalizing of demand and a more oil-focused approach among crushers.

 

  • Global trade saw a strong recovery in Q2 2021, with trade volumes at historical highs. Brazil and the US have benefited the most from strong trade, while exports from Europe, Russia, and Ukraine have dropped due to avian influenza and a slowdown in Chinese imports.

 

Can Local Food Move into the Mainstream?

 

“Research by the Farm Retail Association published in July 2020 found that 92% of farm retailers reported a significant rise in new customers since lockdown rules began in March that year. Sales of veg boxes soared by more than 100%, while research for National Butchers’ Week showed that 88% of butchers’ shops reported an increase in turnover during the first lockdown.” Article from Footprint Media.

 

To read the whole article: Click Here

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20th September

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 36 2021

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Cattle & Sheep Weekly: Click Here

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

Podcast: A Deep Dive Into the Current Logistical Challenges in Food Click Here

 

In this episode of Rabobank’s Consumers Foods-to-Go, they put the food manufacturing plant in the middle and perform a deep dive into the logistical processes around it. 

 

There are two major streams: the goods coming into the factory and the goods leaving the factory for distribution centres. In both cases, we are witnessing much higher prices for logistics. 

 

To listen to the podcast: Click Here

 

AHDB Market Reports

 

  • Cattle supplies constrict UK beef production in August Click Here

 

 

 

  • Rearing and finishing herd performance worsens Click Here

 

Report reveals what’s on the ‘horizon’ for exports to the EU Click Here

 

The EU remains a key trading partner for the UK’s red meat and dairy sectors, but exporters need to have a greater understanding of consumer needs to benefit from any future trade.

 

While home to the lion’s share of red meat and dairy exports, shipments to the EU have been steadily declining for the last 18 months – with factors such as Brexit, Covid-19 and the subsequent closure of foodservice, having a major impact.

 

However, according to AHDB’s latest Horizon report, ‘Exploring the EU: Understanding Consumer Needs’, opportunities still exist to increase trade and maximise on the good relationship enjoyed for the past 40 years.

 

To read the report in full: Click Here

 

NOTE: There will be an AIMS Update LIVE on Exporting to the EU towards the end of October. Please keep an eye on your inboxes for date, time and content.

 

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13th September

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NOTE: At the time of writing the Bord Bia Cattle Prices had not been updated since our last report. As soon as the information is available we’ll include it on an AIMS Update .

 

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 35 2021

 

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AHDB Reports

 

What does China banning Brazilian beef mean for the global beef and pork markets? Click Here

 

Lamb prices slip into September Click Here

 

Grain Market Report – 06th September 2021 Click Here

 

Consumer Insights: Improving shopper engagement with the meat aisle Click Here

 

It’s paramount that the in-store environment for meat is improved. The category is hugely valuable, accounting for 14% of grocery spend, and is purchased by 99% of households in Britain (Kantar).

 

Despite the booming online market in recent years, physical stores still account for 87% of meat and poultry sales. However, previous research from AHDB has highlighted a real challenge with the in-store environment, with only a small proportion of shoppers actually enjoying shopping in the meat aisle.

 

 

  • To view the accompanying presentation: Click Here

 

Rabobank Research – Extract - China Food & Agribusiness Bimonthly September/October 2021 Click Here

 

Animal Protein: Pork prices have been generally below cost price for months, leading China’s government to launch a new round of state reserve purchases. Pork imports may decline further in the coming months. Poultry demand has been weak due to Covid-19-related restrictions on gathering and group dining. Demand is expected to improve slightly in the coming months, if no further disruptions.

 

Consumer Foods: China’s foodservice sector registered a 14.3% YOY rise in July 2021, reaching value sales of CNY 375.1bn. QSR chains accelerated delivery channel expansion to prepare for the future. Total accumulated food-related retail sales of enterprises above designated grew by a value of 10.2% YOY in July.

 

Urner Barry – Summer 2021 Report

 

The Summer 2021 Urner Barry ‘Reporter’ Magazine is now available to view online: Click Here

 

This principally reports on the US market though there is an interesting piece on the UK Beef Market on Page 11

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6th September

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 34 2021

 

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To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

AHDB Foodservice Dashboard

 

The new AHDB Foodservice Dashboards are now available. These will be updated 4 times per year.

 

You will need to subscribe to them. To do this Click Here  and then click either beef, lamb or pork and it will drop down to sign up.

 

AHDB Webinar Series

 

Consumer Insight Webinars 2021 Click Here

 

AHDB's retail and consumer insight team are hosting a series of webinars in October and November covering consumer demand for red meat and dairy and reputational issues across the industry. 

 

These are free to all AIMS members including those in the poultry sector.

 

  • The first webinar on Thursday 21st October will focus on retail, foodservice and consumer trends for red meat and opportunities and challenges for the future.

 

  • For further details and to register: Click Here

 

  • The second webinar on Thursday 4th November will cover purchase and consumption of dairy products and future opportunities and threats.

 

  • For further details and to register: Click Here

 

  • The final webinar on Thursday 25th November will cover key reputational issues such as the environment, animal welfare, provenance, health and trust in the industry.

 

  • For further details and to register: Click Here

 

AHDB Reports

 

EU beef production stable so far in 2021 - Click Here

 

EU sheep meat production down in first half of 2021 - Click Here

 

EU pig meat market roundup - Click Here

 

Argentine restrictions impact global beef market Click Here

 

A short article by the Editor of fleischwirtschaft.com looks at the impact the decision by the Argentine Government to reduce exports may have on the global beef market.

 

They have published a short study: Higher meat prices for the climate: Click Here

Lidl Moves First in Eco-Label Race

 

“Lidl has moved to the front of the food footprinting race in the UK. From this month, 50-or-so of its products will carry the Eco-score label, which combines the carbon impact of products with other metrics to produce a sustainability rating.” Reports David Burrows on Footprint Media’s website.

 

To read the full article: Click Here

 

Food labelling to unleash consumer power: Quota and United Nations pre-Food Systems Summit

 

This is a relatively long (50 minutes) webinar but is worth watching, especially if you supply foodservice, as it provides a view of work currently being done, especially in the University sector, to inform consumers about environmental impacts.

 

To watch the video: Click Here

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30th August

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 33 2021

 

NOTE: There was no pricing information available from Bord Bia this week

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Cattle & Sheep Weekly: Click Here

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

Feed report: 25 August 2021

 

“Within the last month a lot has changed for grains. A bullish sentiment in the global market has led to higher domestic prices” writes AHDB’s Cereals analyst Anthony Speight.

 

To read the full article: Click Here

 

US pork exports facing Chinese headwinds

 

“The US doesn’t export very much pork to the EU or the UK, but it is an important global competitor. As such, what happens in the US can have an effect on opportunities for EU and UK exporters” writes AHDB’s lead Red Meat analyst Duncan Wyatt.

 

To read the full article: Click Here

 

Red meat retail dashboard

 

The latest red meat retail data up to 08 August 2021, is now available.

 

 

 

 

Containerised Freight Costs

 

According to the latest Mintec assessment the cost of containerised freight has reached an all-time high.

 

The global shipping composite index (based on 11 east-west trade routes) reaching a monthly average of $8,796 per 40-foot container in June. This is up +24% month-on-month, and up a “staggering” +309% year-on-year.


“Shipping rates are poised to remain elevated for the foreseeable future," says Mintec. "Bimco, the world’s largest international shipping association, expects firm prices to prevail through Q4 2021 at least, and most likely through H1 2022, stating that high freight costs are still being priced into contracts for the next 6-12 months. ​

“Additionally, experts predict that it could take at least until late Q4 2021 to clear the port backlog at some of the key trade hubs. This scenario presents upside price risk, particularly for goods moving from Asia to Europe and the Americas, such as coffee, prawns, mangoes and rice..."

 

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23rd August

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 32 2021

 

NOTE: AIMS Poultry members, there are additional slides on the poultry market contained in this weeks report.

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Cattle & Sheep Weekly: Click Here

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

Boost for British shoppers and exporters from UK-New Zealand trade deal Click Here

 

A trade deal with New Zealand could give British shoppers and exporters reason to cheer as both countries ditch tariffs as high as 10% on a range of high-quality products.

 

Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss said:

 

“We are working round the clock to get this deal done in the coming weeks. We are both big fans of each other’s high-quality products, so this could be a huge boost that allows British shoppers to enjoy lower prices and British exports to be even more competitive.

 

“New Zealand and the UK are natural partners united by modern values. An agreement would reflect those ideals and is a win-win for both countries.

 

“It would also be an important step towards our accession to CPTPP, helping the UK gain access to 11 of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing economies across the Pacific region and opening doors to dynamic markets across the world.”

 

A New Era in China’s Beef Market: Domestic and Global Impacts of China’s Rediscovered Meat Click Here

 

Report from Rabobank:

 

“Though beef is not among the major animal proteins consumed in China, beef demand has strong growth potential. African swine fever, Covid-19, the fast expansion of e-commerce, and lifestyle changes have all contributed to China’s burgeoning beef market. In the coming years, we expect to see a slowly growing market volume but a rapidly growing market value, along with premiumization and other changes in the consumer market. We also expect beef consumption via modern retail channels, including e-commerce, to rise faster, while increases in foodservice will be stable.”

 

Reports from AHDB

 

UK beef trade picks up in June, exports now greater than in 2020 Click Here

 

Japanese pork imports falling slightly Click Here

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13th August

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 31 2021

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Cattle & Sheep Weekly: Click Here

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

Preventing recalls by avoiding ‘never events’ Click Here

 

Up to half of all food and drink recalls could be prevented by avoiding ‘never events’, easily preventable packaging and labelling mistakes that trigger an allergen related recall, management consultancy RQA has claimed.

 

For the full RQA article: Click Here

 

RQA’s website can be found at: www.rqa-group.com

 

Articles from AHDB

 

US beef exports hotting up - Click Here

 

Chinese pork imports no longer growing - Click Here

 

Korean imports of pig meat down, as demand remains challenged - Click Here

 

Threat of higher input costs for 2022 crops: Analyst's Insight - Click Here

 

Blended Burgers

 

There was an interesting article published on the Footprint Media website last week about Blended Burgers, products that mix less meat with more vegetables and pulses are touted as healthy, tasty and low impact. 

 

And which asked the question, could they actually prove more popular than 100% plant-based patties? To read the article: Click Here

 

“Steve Solomon is from the Mushroom Council in the US which, together with the Culinary Institute of America’s Health Menu Collaborative, started a movement among chefs called ‘The blend’. According to the website, blending is a menu strategy used with any type of ground meat, so everything from burgers and tacos to meatballs and chilli. Mushrooms can bring out the flavour of the meat and taste “more meaty”, he explains. The health benefits are also “pretty powerful”. When you add 30% (or more) mushrooms, you reduce calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and more, Solomon says, adding: “If every burger (not taco, meatball, meatloaf) served at restaurants in the US was ‘blended’, we would save trillions of calories a year.” 

 

Greenhouse gas emissions would also be slashed. The World Resources Institute estimates that agricultural production-related emissions could be cut by 10.5 million tonnes if 30% of the meat in the 10 billion burgers a year that Americans chomp through was replaced with mushrooms. Net-zero targets for the world’s major burger chains and chicken joints would also suddenly spin into reach.”

 

To read about ‘The Blend’ visit their website: Click Here

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9th August

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 30 2021

 

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Global Meat Alliance on line brieifing

 

Global Meat Alliance (GMA) will be running a session on Friday 13 August, 6.30am AEST (Thursday 12th 9.30pm BST/4.30pm ET) to provide an update on the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) and insight on the following: 

 

  • Summary of the UNFSS pre-summit: Speaker TBC

  • Potential implications for the global meat & livestock sector ahead of the UNFSS in NY, September:  Peer Ederer, World Farmers’ Organisation Scientific Council, Lead – UNFSS Working Group on Sustainable Livestock

  • Suggested actions for the global meat & livestock sector: Ruaraidh Petre, Executive Director, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB)

 

There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentations and discuss global strategy. 

 

If you’d like to attend, please register here for the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApf-irpj4oHNB6sft1atOGEJA5NRjA1OLo please also feel free to circulate with your wider networks. 

 

If you haven’t caught up with the pre-summit click below for a few resources:

 

Our UNFSS activation kit, funded by MLA, can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/ActivationKitTrello

 

AHDB Reports

 

Cattle hide prices stable, some improvement for sheepskins Click Here

 

Environment outlook: Will farming carbon become central for every farm business? Click Here

 

And Finally…

 

AIMS Update Live – Camor – Site Security – Wednesday 11th August 2021 11:00 to 12:00

 

AIMS Supplier Member, Camor Security (Click Here) have a team of experts who all come from a background of Counter Terrorism. Like AIMS, they know that our sector is facing an evolving and emerging range of threats from a new generation of motivated protestors be they loan wolves or groups. Their objective is often based around exploiting your businesses vulnerabilities.

 

A requirement for processors who supply or wish to supply the multiple retailers is that they must have BRC Assurance. 

 

The current Global Standard Food Safety Issue 8 requires that both a Threat Assessment and a Vulnerability Assessment. 

 

These require that:

“5.4 Product authenticity – Systems should be in place to minimise the risk of purchasing fraudulent or adulterated food raw materials and to ensure that all product descriptions and claims are legal, accurate and verified.’

 

But let’s be clear, the threat is to all links in the meat and poultry supply chain, from farm to the final point of sale there are some who wish to disrupt the supply chain and inflict reputational damage on meat and poultry and those who produce it.

 

Working in collaboration with a large meat processing business Camor Security have developed a Security Awareness Programme which has been designed to address potential skill and knowledge gaps as well as to enhance the resilience of responses to a number of threats


Time: 11 August 2021 11:00:00 British Summer Time

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Click here to join the meeting

 

NOTE: We are currently speaking with the Association of British Insurers and some of the insurance companies about ways that members may be able to reduce their premiums. One way suggested is through proving that you have an analysis of site threats and vulnerabilities and how these are managed within the business.

 

We hope that you or a colleague from either HR or site security can join this important webinar.

 

If you would like to get the wheel rolling immediately please contact

 

Hugo Clarke

Director of Business Development
hclarke@camor.co.uk
www.camor.co.uk

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2nd August

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 29 2021

 

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Red meat retail dashboard

 

The latest red meat retail data up to w/e 11th July 2021, is now available.

 

BeefClick Here

Lamb – Click Here

PorkClick Here

 

Food and You 2 - Wave 2 Click Here

 

Topics covered in the Food and You 2: Wave 2 report include:

 

  • Confidence in food safety, authenticity and the supply chain

  • Concerns about food

  • Food security

  • Eating out and takeaways

  • Food allergy, intolerance and other hypersensitivities

  • Eating at home

 

To read the full report: Click Here

 

A few of points from the report we found of interest were:

 

  • Respondents were asked to briefly explain what their concerns were about the food they eat. The most common concerns related to food production methods (23%), and food safety and hygiene (17%).

 

  • Almost 9 in 10 (89%) respondents were confident that the information on food labels is accurate

 

  • Over three quarters of respondents (77%) reported that they had confidence in the food supply chain. 

 

  • Respondents were more likely to report confidence in farmers (88%), shops and supermarkets (87%) than in takeaways (70%), and food delivery services (52%).

 

Agri Market Outlook: July 2021 Click Here

 

“With fodder in the shed and harvest set to gather pace, I can’t help feeling a degree of optimism right now. Whereas previous outlooks have flagged the uncertainty created by leaving the EU and the covid pandemic, it now feels like we’ve navigated some choppy waters, although it’s far from plain sailing ahead. Critically, we have seen the continuation of relatively strong prices across the farming sectors over recent months. Add all that together, and it’s no wonder that there’s an air of cautious optimism at the agricultural events and meetings that I’ve attended in the last few weeks.” Writes Phil Bicknell in the half-yearly Agri-Market Outlook Report.

 

There are sector specific reports which should be of interest to members:

 

BeefClick Here

LambClick Here

PorkClick Here

DairyClick Here

CerealsClick Here

 

Market News from Mintec

 

High EU chicken prices despite recovery from Avian Influenza

 

Polish poultry breeders are halfway through their restocking phase after recovering from the Avian Influenza (AI) outbreak. According to market participants, it would take time for the supply chain to come back to normal as this outbreak was the worst AI outbreak ever seen. As a result, Mintec price for EU chicken continues to rise by 4% q-o-q and 11% y-o-y to reach EUR 2/kg on 7th July 2021.

 

EU 2021 pork production to increase marginally

 

EU pork production is expected to slightly accelerate in 2021, with an annual growth of +1.7% with heavier weight (+1kg annually on a five-year average) animals available for slaughter. Additional production in Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Italy and Poland should largely compensate for the decreases in Germany due to African Swine Fever (-3% y-o-y). The strongest production increase is projected in Denmark, with lower live exports to Germany and a relatively high number of young pigs in 2020.

 

Weak pork demand from China

 

Spain has been one of the largest EU exporters to the Chinese market. However, ample domestic supplies in China amid African Swine Fever (ASF) related mass culling have reduced Chinese pork demand for international produce. As a result, Mintec pork price in Spain declined 9% to reach EUR 1.7/kg between 23rd June and 14th July. Nevertheless, high demand for cuts such as legs and ribs due to barbecue cooking has prevented pork (deadweight) prices from falling further.

 

Beef cut prices rise with the reopening of restaurants

 

Demand for beef cuts such as fillet and rib eye rose sharply in early July, driven by the reopening of the foodservice sector and the easing of the lockdown in the UK. According to market experts, demand is far out-stripping supply for these product lines, which require extra processing. The beef supplies have been reduced recently, with workers at meat processing plants testing positive or asked to self-isolate. In the four weeks ending 14th July, Mintec price for beef rib eye in the UK increased 2.6% m-o-m and 21.8% q-o-q to reach GBP 19.5/kg. Similarly, beef fillet price rose to GBP 24.9/kg, up 3.7% m-o-m and 19.7% q-o-q during the same period.

 

EU lamb prices to stay firm in H2-2021

 

EU lamb production is estimated to be stable in 2021 as the structural decline of the EU flock size will counterbalance increases in slaughtering in 2021. Also, the reopening of foodservices should have a positive effect on the demand in the second half of 2021. As a result, the EU lamb price is likely to be stronger in Q4. Mintec price for EU lamb in the first week of July reached EUR 6.2/kg, up 6.6% q-o-q and 9.5% y-o-y.

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26th July

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Articles from AHDB

 

Chinese pork production to bounce back while beef supplies in South America remain tight Click Here

 

Outlook to 2030: Popularity of poultry continues to increase Click Here

 

Opportunities for outdoor pork in retail Click Here

 

Prices of goods rise, but not for food Click Here

 

New From AHDB – Foodservice Dashboards

 

Understanding how foodservice sales are changing can help you to better understand your end market. We publish quarterly updates on GB foodservice performance of beef, lamb and pork. This covers dine in, on the go, takeaway and delivery. Data is AHDB estimates based on Kantar out of home data.

 

BEEF Click Here

 

LAMB Click Here

 

PORK Click Here

 

The dashboards will be updated quarterly.

 

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We have a had a quick look through the dashboards and the area which stands out is that all three of the red meats, and therefore it is probably safe to assume the same for chicken, are showing growth for Asian inspired cuisine. 

 

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NOTE: This weeks includes the monthly deadweight prices for beef and lamb. In addition we have monthly deadweight information now for EU and US chicken which can be found on slides 50 and 51. 

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Cattle & Sheep Weekly: Click Here

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

To read the latest ADHB Weekly SPP and Weaner Prices: Click Here

 

To read the latest AHDB APP Prices: Click Here

 

How can brands and advertisers respond to the HFSS restrictions? Click Here

 

A short report from Kantar looks at restrictions on promoting HFSS products coming into force next year, and discusses that brands need to rethink how to engage consumers to support sales, penetration, and brand equity.

 

This week’s AHDB Reports

 

UK beef production lower in June - Click Here

 

Eid supports lamb prices - Click Here

 

Consumer attitudes to pasture reared livestock - Click Here

 

Consumer awareness of regenerative agriculture - Click Here

 

What does the EU Short-Term Outlook say about the meat and poultry markets?

 

The EU Commission has recently published its Short Term Outlook for EU agricultural markets in 2021: Click Here

 

EU beef production is expected to decrease in 2021, mainly due to a reduction of cow herd in the beef and dairy sector combined with lower demand from food services.

 

Exports to high-value markets should continue to increase thanks to recent trade agreements (e.g. Canada, Japan) and while other destinations show a small decline, despite the shortage of beef at world level. 

 

EU pigmeat production is expected to continue increasing in 2021, as additional production in some EU countries more than compensated the decrease due to ASF in DE. Although the exports to UK are strongly reduced, overall EU pigmeat exports should grow again in 2021. 

 

As AI hits major EU poultry producers including PL, EU production is expected to decrease in 2021. Demand is not expected to rebound sharply with the reopening of foodservices and overall exports should decrease. 

 

Despite high prices, margins are under pressure because of high feed costs. The EU sheep meat market faces strong global and domestic supply shortages (EU production being stable), leading to relatively high prices. 

 

Exports from New Zealand are partly redirected to Asia, while facing at the same time higher shipping costs. The current trade situation between the EU and the UK adds downward pressure on exports and imports

 

NOTE: We have included a graph from the report showing the rise in the EU broiler price on slide 49 of the attached AIMS Market Report

 

Consumers Confused by Food-Related Emissions Click Here

 

Only around one in four (22%) people in the UK think agriculture contributes ‘a great deal’ to UK carbon emissions, while eating less meat and dairy is the least likely action to take place in the next few decades.

 

An online survey of just under 7,000 members of the UK public was carried out between September and October 2020 by BEIS and Defra.

 

The survey explored participants’ perceptions of climate change, net zero and different actions that could increase or decrease carbon emissions in the UK.

 

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12th July

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Click here for the current EU Poultry Dashboard for Week 26 2021

 

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To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

 

To read the July edition of Beef & Lamb News: Click Here

 

AHDB Reports

 

Spanish sheep production steady Click Here

 

German pig herd continuing to decline Click Here

 

US pig herd smaller year-on-year in June Click Here

 

Insect feed could tackle climate and nature crisis Click Here

 

Using insects as animal feed could replace over half a million tonnes of soy from the UK food supply, according to WWF.

 

The future of feed report has been produced in association with among others ADAS and Tesco. To read the report: Click Here

 

China Food & Agribusiness Bimonthly July/August 2021 Click Here

 

We are unable to access the full report as we are not Rabobank clients.

 

Among the highlights in the executive summary are:

 

  • Animal Protein: While Chinese pork prices started to rebound from a deep decline, prices are expected to fluctuate before a rebound higher, due to the pressures of over-sized hogs and a high frozen pork inventory. Imports of pork and poultry will likely slow down further in the coming months, due to supply increases in the local market.

 

  • Dairy: Strong production growth and import growth have been the main theme during 1H 2021, and the market is expected to be more than well-stocked as demand normalizes. This could start to drive some destocking, resulting in weaker import demand in 2H 2021.

 

  • Consumer Foods: China’s foodservice sector grew by 26.6% YOY in May 2021, achieving value sales of CNY 381.6bn. This number is 5.1% higher than the pre-Covid May 2019 number, indicating a stable recovery pattern. Missfresh and Ding Dong Maicai Click Here the Chinese micro warehouse model of online fresh grocery players, are trimming IPO sizes due to growth pains.

 

US Food Retail: Where Did Consumers Go During Covid-19? Six Learnings From Spending Data Click Here

 

We are unable to access the full report as we are not Rabobank clients.

 

Among the highlights in the executive summary are:

 

1. Online is the big winner, but summer may bring a temporary halt. Recent data indicates a likely temporary halt to this expansion in Q2 2021, as cases drop, the economy reopens, and weather warms up.

 

2. Introducing the online discounter. Discount shoppers have adopted online groceries the most, as discount grocers lowered fees for delivery and hybrid services and rolled out other affordability measures to attract more price-sensitive consumers.

 

3. Online growth was driven by more orders, not higher order value. Online grocers benefit from a higher average transaction (basket) the most. But the average basket hasn’t grown during Covid, which has restricted further gains in cost optimization and profitability.

 

4. A tale of two extremes for premium & natural grocers. The premium & natural segment has been impacted by a major drop in traffic, as consumers opted for one-stop shops and traditional portfolios. However, the segment has expanded basket size the most among all brick-and-mortar retailers.

 

5. A second chance for meal kits? Transaction data indicates consumers have stuck to regular deliveries and consistently increased average spending throughout the pandemic year.

 

6. No major impact from macro and stimulus. We couldn’t correlate food retail spending with extreme macroeconomic volatility and the three stimulus packages. This contrasts with what happened on the foodservice side, which directly and positively correlated with stimulus release and economic recovery.

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Tighter supplies constrain Irish cattle kill

 

The number of Irish cattle slaughtered between January and May (inclusive) was 706,900 head, down 6% on the same period last year, according to Central Statistics Office Ireland reports AHDB Analyst, Hannah Clarke. 

 

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Organic pig and sheep numbers fall

 

The latest figures from Defra Click Here show a fall in the number of organically farmed pigs and sheep in the UK in 2020. 

 

This continues a trend from the previous two years. 

 

Conversely, cattle numbers were stable and poultry numbers have continued to rise. 

 

Overall, organic production remains a niche area in UK livestock production. To read the full report from AHDB Analyst Bethan Wilkins: Click Here

 

NOTE: We have turned the Defra numbers into graphs. These are slides 36 to 40 on the AIMS Market Report (Attached) 

 

AHDB’s latest red meat retail data up to 13th  June 2021, is now available

 

Beef Click Here

 

LambClick Here

 

PorkClick Here

 

Poultry Quarterly Q3 2021: Improving Local Industry Performance, Shifting Trade Flows Click Here

 

Rabobank has published it’s Q3 Poultry Report. As AIMS are not clients of Rabobank we are unable to access the full report

 

The outlook for the global poultry industry continues to improve. 

 

This is mainly driven by the reopening of economies as vaccination levels accelerate in developed countries and increase in emerging markets. 

 

This will help the recovery of global, regional, and especially foodservice demand, which, on average, makes up one-third of global poultry demand. 

 

As supply usually responds slowly to such increases, significant price inflation in 2H 2021 is possible, especially as feed prices remain high and avian influenza has disrupted global trade of breeding stock. Global trade flows are shifting, with less focus on China (because of local supply growth) and the Middle East (because of food security ambitions), and more focus toward northeast Asia and Europe.

 

However, some highlights from this report include:

 

  • Strong local market conditions are expected in the US, Mexico, Japan, and Russia, while Europe and South Africa are expected to see better conditions due to stronger demand and, in Europe, lower production. 

 

  • Disease is still having a big impact on international markets. High pressure from avian influenza has shaken up industries in northeast Asia and Europe, and resulted in production drops in Japan, South Korea, Russia, and the EU. Import restrictions have also impacted export volumes from Europe (chicken and hatching eggs) and Russia (chicken), which is impacting supply in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

 

  • Feed prices are expected to stay high, although slightly lower than previously expected. High feed prices will slow expansion of production in many markets, due to high working capital requirements. 

 

  • Global trade has been highly impacted by Covid-19, with quarterly trade volumes down by 5% to 10%. Improved market conditions in Europe, northeast Asia, and Mexico will help trade flows to recover in these regions. This should offset more difficult trade conditions in China and the MEA region, resulting from local African swine fever recovery and food security ambitions, respectively.

 

And Finally…

 

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects report 2020/2021 show that exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture were held to a marginal 2% decline in 2020, valued at €13 billion, during a period of unprecedented change and challenge.

 

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28th June

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FAO Food Outlook 2021- what does it say about meat? Click Here

 

AHDB’s Senior Analyst Red Meat, Bethan Wilks has looked at what the recently published UN Food and Agriculture Organisation report says about meat.

 

We have also looked at the report from a poultry perspective. Follow the link: Click Here and enter the word ‘Poultry’ into the search. Extract Below:

 

Solid demand from East Asia strengthen international meat prices International meat prices in May, measured by the FAO Meat Price Index, were up by 9.0 points (9.4 percent) from January 2021, with pig meat prices registering the sharpest increase (11.3 percent), followed by poultry meat (9.3 percent), bovine meat (8.6 percent) and ovine meat (6.7 percent). International meat prices rose from January to May, reflecting solid global meat import demand induced by the continued meat deficit in East Asia, mainly China1 but also Viet Nam, despite the expanding domestic production in key producing regions. Furthermore, demand for replenishing the strategic pig meat stock in China, which was depleted due to various interventions by the Government to keep a lid on domestic prices, also added to the high meat import demand. Meanwhile, meat imports by some countries in the Middle East and North Africa region rose, driven by increasing petroleum prices, rising demand from the hospitality industry and high interest for halal-certified meat. The slowly recovering food services sales and associated intermediate demand in the Americas also contributed to the rise in meat import demand

 

NOTE: Page 58 provides an in-depth look at the poultry market

 

Australian sheep meat in the UK

 

AHDB’s Lead Analyst, Duncan Wyatt looks at Australia position in the global sheep market where it dominates when it comes to export volumes, with New Zealand a close second. The UK is a distant third, but it is also the fourth biggest importer of sheep meat.

 

To read his update: Click Here

 

Rabobank Reports

 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Beef Supply Chains: Significant Opportunities for Reductions and Supply Chain Leadership

 

We are unable to access the full report as we are not Rabobank clients however, a summary can be read: Click Here

 

North American Agribusiness Review June 2021

 

Some key points: 

 

  • The economic recovery appears to have lost momentum, but a temporary labour shortage is distorting the data. Meanwhile, inflation is going through the roof as base effects, supply bottlenecks, and fiscal stimulus are adding up.

 

  • Record-setting beef exports to China, combined with domestic demand influenced by large consumer incomes and savings, grilling season, and restaurant re-openings lifted the comprehensive cut out. However, cut out values have started to plateau recently, suggesting a start to the seasonal decline.

 

  • Pork production continues to fall, reflecting lower hog inventories and labour constraints. Record-high hog prices are likely to incentivize faster growth, yet feed cost uncertainty and impending Proposition 12 housing regulations could limit expansion and slow production recovery.

 

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There are also a couple of additional slides at the end of the report on the chicken market in the EU and US

 

We have also attached the EU Poultry Meat Dashboard to 16th June 2021 Click here

To read the latest edition of AHDB Cattle & Sheep Weekly: Click Here

 

To read the latest edition of AHDB Pork Weekly: Click Here

AHDB Red meat retail dashboard – June 2021

 

The latest red meat retail data up to 16th May 2021, is now available.

 

The Beef Market: Click Here

 

The Lamb Market: Click Here

 

The Pork Market: Click Here

British Shoppers Bring Retail Boom for Red Meat Click Here

 

Consumers across Britain spent a significant total of £4.1 billion on beef, lamb and pork in 12 months alone, according to the latest data released by Kantar, the consumer-insight experts.

Australian beef in the UK Click Here

 

AHDB Lead Analyst, Duncan Wyatt looks at the Australian Beef Market’s current presence in the UK and the recently signed trade agreement.

 

Some additional reports of Interest, published this week, by AHDB MI:

 

  • Chinese meat imports climb, but pace slowing Click Here

 

China brings home the bacon for Spanish pig meat exporters Click Here

 

  • UK lamb exports drop back during April Click Here

 

  • UK pig meat export volume back in decline in April Click Here

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AHDB Market Reports

 

Beef production lifts again in MayClick Here

 

Prime cattle prices ease back since May peakClick Here

 

May continues the trend in UK sheep productionClick Here

 

Liveweight Lamb Prices EaseClick Here

 

UK pork production drops back during May, but remains higher than a year agoClick Here

 

Mintec Reports

 

Mintec have published the following reports.

 

  • Chicken Market Outlook EU & US

  • Pork Market Outlook EU & US

 

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Beef market update

In this latest video, AHDB’s MI team look at the factors affecting the UK cattle market. 

Beef Market Update June 2021. To watch: Click Here

Lamb market update

In the latest video, AHDB livestock analyst Charlie Reeve talks through the current factors affecting the UK lamb market. 

Lamb Market Update - June - 2021. To watch: Click Here

Market Reports from AHDB MI

 

What's behind high global beef prices? Click Here

 

EU beef and lamb demand: how has 2021 fared so far? Click Here

 

Liveweight new season lamb prices tick up Click Here

The cost and profit comparisson of a beef pattey verses a plant based patty: Source Mintec

It was also interesting to note in the report (I am sorry that we are unable to share the report in full) that a typical plant based burger contains 35% water verses a typical beef based burger at around 3%

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Argentina’s Temporary Ban on Beef Exports has Potential Market Impacts Click Here

 

Last week, Argentina’s president announced a 30-day ban on beef exports as part of an attempt to control rising inflation, which is approaching 50%. In protest, the country’s main farm groups said they would launch a nine-day halt in livestock trading.

 

There are also reports of processing plants in the country shutting down in response to this decision. While the export ban could very well be counterproductive for Argentina, it is unlikely to have a negative impact on U.S. producers and may even lead to increased U.S. beef exports. While the immediate impacts of the Argentine government’s decision are short-term (assuming the ban is not extended), it has the potential to disrupt beef import and export supply chains and will likely place upward pressure on already elevated beef prices.

 

NOTE: We have included a slide at the back of this week’s report showing prices for Argentine steers vs UK Steers

 

Lloyds Register Food Fraud Report Click Here

 

Supply chains have become ever more integral to the consumer’s perception of a brand and consideration of a product. 

 

The report click here indicates an urgent need for more transparency across food and beverage supply chains if customer confidence is to remain intact. 

 

The report looks to raise awareness of the critical risk factors found and to inspire a new conversation on the opportunity for improvement.

 

Watch: Journalism student’s video project showcases UK broiler production

 

A BROADCAST journalism student and poultry farmer’s daughter has used her final project to showcase how chicken is produced in the UK.

 

Bethan Edwards’ family farm broilers in Shropshire and she has just completed a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Salford.

 

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Shoppers flocked from chicken to lamb for Easter 2021 as red meat sales soared

 

AHDB analysis shows that compared to the strict restrictions of last year, 2021’s more normal festivities were a winner for all red meat categories. Meaty growth was seen in roasting volume sales across beef (45 per cent), lamb (42 per cent) and pork (25 per cent), while whole chicken sales declined for the first time in years.

 

To read this short report: Click Here

 

AHDB has also published Easing lockdown boosts Easter lamb: Click Here

 

Will high UK prices encourage New Zealand lamb imports?

 

“Lamb prices in New Zealand have been rising in recent weeks but still remain well below the high GB farmgate prices observed during the last few months. The gap between farmgate prices in New Zealand and the UK is currently in excess of £2/kg deadweight.” Says AHDB’s Charlie Reeve in a short report: Click Here

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25th May

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We were asked by a member for any information we could find on the chicken market. Click here for information sourced from Defra and Mintec.

 

In terms of the market at present we found the following two pieces of commentary

 

“The broiler sector is working hard to make up for lost ground during the lockdowns of 2020.

Total day-old chick numbers in the UK were up by almost 12 million in the first four months of this year, a rise of 3% on the same period of 2020.

Broiler placings showed an increase in every month but February, with a rise of 3.3m in January, 4.1m in March, and 4.3m in April.

Despite this, production is still lagging behind last year.

Chicken output was down by 16,000 tonnes during January-April compared with the same period of last year, to 583,000t overall.

Production was down by around 3,000t or more in each of the four months, averaging a 3% fall on 2020.

This is partly explained by a matching decline in live weights of the birds arriving at processing plants.

The average liveweight of all birds processed across the first four months of the year dropped from 2,229g to 2,142g, a fall of 4%.

Meanwhile, the UK's turkey sector, which relies much more on catering in the early part of each year, has been struggling.

Total output was down by 7,000t to 16,400t in the three months from February to April, which amounts to a decline of 30%.

The picture on day-old poult placings is more encouraging. Placings of day-old poults increased by 22,000 in the first four months of this year, a rise of 5%, with the strongest growth in March and April.

This upturn should start to appear in higher production figures in the coming months. “ Source Poultry Network

 

In terms of globally there are several factors which are moving prices upwards, mainly due to Avian Influenza. These are:

 

“From 23rd May 2021 Saudi Arabia has banned imports of poultry meat from 11 processing plants in Brazil. Whilst the reason for the ban has not been specified it is Brazil’s 2nd biggest market after China accounting for 11% of total chicken exports.

 

That said, Brazilian poultry meat production is expected to rise by 5.5% to 14.5 million metric tonnes in 2021. This will mean that they have surpluses looking for global markets. No doubt they will be looking to increase their sales into China.

 

The Avian Influenza (AI) outbreak is continuing to take a toll on the Polish Poultry Market causing supply issues. In the third week of April 2021 23 cases of AI were reported leading to the culling of a further 400,000 hens and turkey birds. It is reported that some poultry farmers do not have the ability to clear all of the dead birds quickly which could delay restocking by between 5 and 8 weeks.  The lack of supply has pushed the price of Polish Chicken up 18% Year on Year and 11% quarter on quarter. AI has caused the slaughter of more than 20 million birds in an attempt to stop the spread.

 

According to market analysts  the UK is likely to face chicken shortages over the coming months as a result of AI outbreaks in the EU. UK stocks of cuts such as breast fillets are down month on month. As a result of culling due to AI in the EU there is now upward pressure on EU chicken prices with an average of 8% year on year being reported up to mid-April. As a result of this the EU is to resume poultry imports from Ukraine as despite there being AI in the country not all regional production areas have been affected.

 

Demand has also been affected by Coronavirus as consumers have shifted their demand to more affordable animal proteins such as chicken. It is also important to remember that high feed and shipping costs have increased the cost of production and supply to market, again causing prices to increase.” Source Mintec

 

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24th May

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Short Reports from AHDB

 

Irish beef exports to GB drops back in 2021Click Here

 

UK sheep meat exports lift in MarchClick Here

 

Brazilian pig meat exports pick up paceClick Here

 

COVID-19 behaviours which will stickClick Here

 

Pork Quarterly Q2 2021: Production Setbacks Slow Growth, Boosting Prices and Returns Click Here

 

AIMS are not Rabobank customers so we don’t have full access to this report. However, the highlights which cover China, US, Europe and Brazil make for some interesting reading.

 

Packaging News

 

This week we have looked at the website of Packaging News Click Here and have picked out a couple of stories which we hope you’ll find of interest

 

Warm reception for frozen food | Category Focus – chilled and frozen food Click Here

 

Supplier Analysis – Compostables | Challenges and opportunities Click Here

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17th May

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Does the German market hold opportunities for UK lamb?

 

Germany is a net importer of sheep meat products. In 2020, Germany imported 47,900 tonnes of sheep meat (including offal) and exported just 5,000 tonnes. To read this short insight report: Click Here

 

AIMS view: According to Wikipedia, 6% of Germany’s population is Muslim (5 million people) making this a good opportunity for Halal Lamb.

 

We also saw on Wikipedia a List of cities in the European Union by Muslim population Click Here which could also provide some markets for British Halal Lamb

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10th May

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Red meat retail dashboards Click Here

 

BEEFClick Here

 

LAMBClick Here

 

PORKClick Here

 

How a food communication expert inspires consumers Click Here

 

Denise Spencer-Walker, AHDB’s Food Communication Manager, shares how integral the role is when selecting, preparing and creatively designing food recipes for AHDB’s multimillion pound marketing campaigns.

 

Consumer Insights: Understanding consumer needs behind in-home meals Click Here

 

The UK’s 27 million households have a collective 82 billion consumption moments each year, providing a huge opportunity for our industry to influence what people choose to eat. The challenge for AHDB and the wider industry is that each of these is different, making it difficult to analyse consumers’ decision-making. To better understand consumer behaviour, we have worked with Kantar to group meal occasions into clusters, sharing core drivers and distinct needs.

 

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3rd May

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UK food and drink exports wobbled in 2020 but here are five reasons to be cheerful, survey suggests Click Here

 

After more than a decade of continuous growth, the £104bn UK food and drink sector experienced a significant drop in exports in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19. 

 

However, there remains “significant headroom for growth for UK food and drink exports, both within the EU and further afield”, according to a report by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Santander: Click Here

 

Short Reads from food industry media

 

New Climate Label Exciting European Food Brands Click Here

 

Suppliers face axe for shunning social commitments Click Here

 

The ability to demonstrate a positive social and environmental impact is fast becoming “non-negotiable” for hospitality sector suppliers, after research found a majority of business leaders will only deal with responsible supply chain partners.

 

The research by Sodexo found two thirds (66%) of business leaders say they have already started replacing suppliers in the last year that don’t live up to their diversity and inclusion values.

 

Covid-19: Food Sector and Commodity Impact Report

 

The price impact of COVID-19 on commodity markets remains prevalent, despite it being more than a year since various countries announced lockdown restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

 

The impact of these restrictions on commodity markets through panic buying, stockpiling, protectionism, and eventually a significant loss in demand from the foodservice sector have been evident.

But now more than a year on, this report looks at:

 

  • The price impact the lockdown restrictions have had on key commodity markets

 

  • How the food industry has developed new coping strategies 

 

  • If companies are finally now re-adjusted to the impact of the 'new normal'.

 

  • And which economies have started easing social controls as well at what this means

 

The report covers key commodity categories and also looks at potential changes in markets in the coming months.

 

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26th April

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Understanding consumer needs

 

The UK’s 27 million households have a collective 82 billion consumption moments each year, providing a huge opportunity for our industry to influence what people choose to eat. The challenge for AHDB and the wider industry is that each of these is different, making it difficult to analyse consumers’ decision-making. To better understand consumer behaviour, we have worked with Kantar to group meal occasions into clusters, sharing core drivers and distinct needs.

 

 

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19th April

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Global Chicken Market Update Click Here

 

I have put the full text below in case of there being problems with the above link.

 

Global chicken prices have been trending higher year-on-year (y-o-y) in line with tight supplies due to Avian Influenza (AI). The economic downturn due to the COVID-19 crisis has led consumers to shift their demand towards the most affordable animal protein - chicken.

 

EU chicken price reached EUR 1.97/kg in March 2021, up 6% y-o-y and 3% m-o-m, with a rise in retail sales and foodservice demand. High feed ingredients and shipping costs have been providing further bullish impetus to prices.

 

US chicken prices also firmed up to USD 2.02/kg, up 33% y-o-y and 13% m-o-m during the reported period, driven by robust retail demand and high feed prices. Unlike other meat categories, foodservice demand for chicken is likely to remain firm in the short term, as it is cheaper in value than other meats. Additionally, improving US-China trade relations are projected to support US chicken exports and prices.

 

Thailand has always been one of the largest chicken suppliers to Asia and cooked chicken to the EU and the UK. In some Asian markets such as South Korea and Japan, AI has resulted in the mass culling of poultry birds, thus increasing their reliance on Thai chicken imports. Also, Thai cooked chicken mainly goes as an ingredient in processed, frozen and value-added products. During the pandemic, consumers have been engaged in more home cooking, which has triggered the demand for chicken burgers, nuggets, and kebabs. Consequently, the increase in home cooking demand led Thai chicken prices to reach TBH 48/kg in March.

 

The key watch-out factors in the chicken market for the next three months would be the outbreak of AI in the top chicken importing countries, particularly Asia, and the continued spread of COVID-19 across the globe.

 

Source: Mintec Commodity Report April 2021

The Road to Change: Transforming the World’s Global Food System is a short film from Rabobank and well worth watching: Click Here

 

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12th April

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The AHDB Retail dashboards for April are now available: Click Here

 

Beef supply chain absorbing cattle price increase Click Here

 

GB cattle prices have strengthened considerably throughout the coronavirus pandemic. However, the same cannot be said of beef retail prices. 

 

According to data from Kantar: Click Here average beef retail prices have risen by around 3% in the past year, and AHDB’s own supermarket price series records a drop in prices for the cuts it follows.

 

The run up to Ramadan 2021 Click Here

 

AHDB Analyst, Hannah Clarke comments, “With Easter now behind us, the next big event on the sheep meat market calendar is the Muslim festival of Ramadan.” She looks at the opportunities for producers and processors.

 

2020: A mixed year for global pork prices. What next?  Click Here

 

A short report from AHDB Senior Red Meat Analyst, Bethan Wilkins.

 

Poultry industry in the United Kingdom- statistics & facts Click Here

 

A report from Statistica,  published April 2021

 

With the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, concerns have arisen over chlorinated chicken imports from the United States. Questions are being raised about what the future standards will be for the poultry industry in the UK. All these questions are of major relevance to the more than 3,000 companies working on raising poultry in the UK. In 2020, 1.06 billion broilers, almost 62 million boiling fowl and 16 million turkeys were slaughtered in the UK.

 

Report from the USA: LAMB: THE LATEST MEAT IN HIGH DEMAND Click Here

 

Lamb sales are surging.

 

While shoppers used to be wary due to its higher price tag, store sales of lamb jumped 28% year-over-year as of last month, according to Nielsen. 

 

Meanwhile, beef sales rose 25.6% and pork sales increased 20.5% over the same period.

 

In case you missed it…

 

Why have suppliers overtaken retailers on animal welfare? Comment & Opinion piece from The Grocer: Click Here

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5th April

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Some short videos from AHDB

 

  • Supply and Demand in the Beef Market – April 2021Click Here

 

  • Latest Market Developments affecting Sheep Meat – April 2021Click Here

 

  • Some Improvement in the GB Pork Market – April 2021Click Here

Rabobank: Poultry Quarterly Q2 2021: The Bumpy Road to RecoveryClick Here

 

As countries reopen foodservice, and while their control of Covid-19 improves, the poultry industry will start to recover. On average, 35% of global poultry consumption is via foodservice. “In countries where several of these disruptive factors come together, broiler prices have risen to high levels. Some governments have started to intervene to protect their economies against price inflation,” according to Nan-Dirk Mulder, Senior Analyst – Animal Protein. 

 

Unfortunately we are unable to access the full report however the link does include the report’s highlights.

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29th March

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GB cattle trade jumps again

 

“In the week ended 20 March, the deadweight cattle trade jumped up again” writes Bethan Wilkins Senior Analyst Red Meat at AHDB. To read her full article: Click Here

 

What impact will input prices have in 2021?

 

With margins tight for many farms, AHDB economists, Mark Topliff and Carol Davis take a look at the key input prices for feed, fertiliser and fuel, and where they might go in 2021. To read their full report: Click Here

 

What’s behind the high GB lamb prices?

 

A short video presentation from AHDB analyst Bronwyn Magee. To watch: Click Here

 

Tighter Supply Helps Support Cattle Prices in 2021

 

A short video presentation from AHDB analyst Charlie Reeve. To watch: Click Here

 

HCC Market Bulletin – March 2021 Click Here

 

Here you can read the monthly market bulletins produced by HCC to update the industry on the latest statistics on prices and livestock numbers.

 

To read March 2021: Click Here

UK beef prices could well take off over the next few years Click Here

 

This opinion piece published on Agriland is well worth taking a few minutes to read.

 

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22nd March

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We’d also like to draw your attention to the last 4 slides which are new to the report this week

 

January brought continued growth for meat and dairy Click Here

 

Rebecca Miah, AHDB’s Strategy Director for beef and lamb, said: 

 

“These numbers are a really excellent start to the New Year and reflect how highly valued red meat and dairy are to consumers. While alternatives show growth from a small base, these are mostly complimentary additional purchases driven by interest and variety, rather than a move away from real meat and dairy consumption.  

 

“This supports the main message of AHDB’s ‘Eat Balanced’ campaign, launched in January, which encourages a diverse and inclusive diet of all food groups.”

 

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Another spring in the step of cattle prices

 

“In the week ending 13 March, the GB all prime average cattle price stood at 380.8p/kg, up 3.8p on the week before. This measure is now 45.4p/kg above the price achieved in the same week last year.” Writes Charlie Reeve, livestock analyst at AHDB. 

 

To read his full report: Click Here

 

EU pig numbers increase with strong growth from Spain

 

“The largest growth in numbers was seen in Spain, Denmark and Poland. Spain increased its herd size in 2020 by 1.43 million head. Spain was already the EU’s largest producer of pigs and this 5% increase widens the gap further between the other major European pig producing nations.”

 

Writes Charlie Reeve, livestock analyst at AHDB. 

 

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African Swine Fever: A Global Update – Ongoing Change in Global Pork Markets in 2021

 

“African swine fever is actively influencing pork markets around the world, creating many areas of uncertainty – mainly in China, but also in Germany – which will not be resolved quickly. The implications of ASF for world pork trade are a major swing factor in global pork markets.” Says an update report from Rabobank

 

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Beef Quarterly Q1 2021: New Drivers in Cattle Innovation

 

“Increasing awareness of the need to improve environmental and social outcomes, together with a growing appetite from investors in animal protein, are creating new opportunities and growth in cattle innovation.” Says an update report from Rabobank

 

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15th March

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Global Poultry’s Investment Reality in the Covid-19 Era: Strengthening Business Models in a Challenging Period of Rapid Change Click Here

 

The report from Rabobank identifies three stages of Covid-19’s impact on the global poultry industry.

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8th March

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Post-COVID opportunities for the eating out market Click Here

 

Hospitality has been one of the industries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and the challenges look set to continue. Estimates suggest that eating-out consumption declined by over half in 2020 with restaurants, cafes and bars forced to close during lockdown.

 

Food-to-go needs evolve due to pandemic Click Here

 

Prior to COVID-19, food-to-go* (FTG) was the hero of the foodservice market. According to Lumina Intelligence it had seen a decade of growth and in 2019 outperformed the wider eating-out market, growing 2.4% in value to £21.2bn. This was driven by expansion, new product development and time poor consumers.

 

Strong January performance for red meat and dairy Click Here

 

January has seen a strong performance from red meat and dairy – a continuation of its Christmas success says AHDB in an informative report.

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1st March

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Rabobank lays out three steps to navigate global poultry market Click Here

 

RABOBANK has said that investors in poultrymeat businesses should prepare for an uneven recovery to markets over 2021 and, in the longer-term, changes to distribution models.

 

The bank’s research arm has outlined three stages to the pandemic – ‘Disruption’, ‘dual market to recovery’ and ‘The Aftermath’.

 

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EU Exit perspectives: Global opportunities for agri-food sector gives food for thought Click Here

 

International Market Development Director Dr Phil Hadley reflects on the launch of the Government’s ‘Open Doors’ food and drink exports campaign: Click Here, what it will mean for the UK agri-food sector and how a collaborative approach will pay dividends for our producers and processors on the global stage.

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22nd February

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AHDB – Sector Forecast Reports

 

AHDB have published some sector forecast reports looking at production in Australia

 

 

  • Australian sheep meat production forecast to rise in 2021 Click Here

 

AHDB - How did the pandemic affect UK beef trade in 2020? Click Here

 

Hannah Clarke, an Analyst at AHDB uses the full UK trade data for 2020 to see  how imports and exports of beef fared during what was an unforgettable (or memorable, depending on your perspective) year.

 

Urner Barry Podcast - UK Beef Chat – Click Here

 

The podcast features Mike Nesbitt and Jay Alletto who are joined by fellow market reporters Joe Muldowney, Bill Smith and Gary Morrison. They discuss Valentine's Day's effect on the beef supply chain and the UK Beef Market in general.

 

Mintec - Price and trade impact of the Brexit deal on EU and UK commodity markets

 

Commodity data supplier, Mintec, has published a report which looks at the impact of Brexit on EU and UK food and associated commodity markets.

 

The report provides a category update on commodity price movements since the Brexit deal between the UK and EU on 24th December 2020. 

 

It shows that the agreement has had a muted price impact on most categories to date.

 

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) permits trade to continue across the English Channel without duties or taxes, to maintain the competitive position of EU exports to the UK and vice versa. 

 

The analysis focuses on key commodity categories, delving into the main challenges facing importers and exporters on both sides.

 

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The link to the report is below the AHDB Pig Meat Market Forecast 2021.

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