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·         Pig price increases cause concern

… the pig meat price increase is not a temporary situation…

 

·         ASF tipped to cut Chinese pork production by 35%

“These losses cannot easily be replaced by other proteins like chicken, duck and seafood, nor will larger imports be able to fully offset the loss.”​

 

 

Pig price increases cause concern

 

By Aidan Fortune, GlobalMeatNews

12-Apr-2019

 

The European meat manufacturing industry, united in CLITRAVI, has expressed concern about the recent sharp increase in Europe of the price of pig meat.

 

Widespread concern was expressed by all the countries represented at the 61st Annual General Assembly of CLITRAVI in Salzburg earlier this week.

 

Due to the sharp increase in Chinese demand in pig meat, the global price for pigmeat is currently about 30% above the level recorded in early January 2019.

 

CLITRAVI said it expects this situation to continue for the foreseeable future and believes this will have an impact on other sectors in the meat industry.  

 

The raw material cost for the manufacturing industry typically represents around 50% and in some instances 75% of the total production cost.

 

The trade body stressed how important it was that the entire supply chain understands that the pig meat price increase is not a temporary situation.  CLITRAVI and its members will be meeting with other parts of the supply chain and the authorities to highlight the challenge and the concerns.

 

Outgoing CLITRAVI president Robert Volut said...

 

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ASF tipped to cut Chinese pork production by 35%

 

By Aidan Fortune, GlobalMeatNews

12-Apr-2019

 

The onslaught of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China is expected to cut production in the country by up to 35% in 2019, according to a new report by Rabobank.

 

In its latest findings, Rabobank said the impact of the disease had grown much larger than first expected and that sizable breeding herd losses will delay the Chinese pork industry’s recovery. It also expects rebuilding efforts to be further complicated by the risk of recontamination, despite available financial resources.

 

“ASF has spread to every province in mainland China and is now affecting an estimated 150-200m pigs, and the expected 30% loss in pork production is unprecedented,”​ explained Christine McCracken, RaboResearch senior analyst – animal protein. “These losses cannot easily be replaced by other proteins like chicken, duck and seafood, nor will larger imports be able to fully offset the loss.”​

 

Rabobank warned that neighbouring countries could see similar losses. “ASF spread to Vietnam in February and more recently to neighbouring markets in Southeast Asia. Based on the commonalities with Chinese production, we expect these markets to suffer sizable ASF herd losses (on a percentage basis) and experience similar difficulties in disease containment. Much of Southeast Asia will have difficulty repopulating its herd and securing provisional protein supplies. ASF losses in Southeast Asia will exacerbate global protein shortfalls, adding further upside pressure to global markets.”​

 

It added that the situation will...

 

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