Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. red meat industry has achieved outstanding export growth in recent years, enhancing profitability for all members of the supply chain. In 2014, both beef exports ($7.13 billion) and pork exports ($6.67 billion) shattered previous records for export value. Beef exports have steadily increased in value in each of the 11 years since global markets began to reopen after the first U.S. case of BSE. For pork, export value has increased in 15 of the past 20 years.In 2015, several headwinds have made it difficult for the U.S. industry to maintain this positive trajectory. Severe congestion in the West Coast ports — the result of a prolonged labor impasse — impacted our first-quarter results. Unusually large supplies of European pork and Australian beef have poured into key Asian markets, buoyed by favorable exchange rates that make them very attractive to price-sensitive buyers. Key competitors have also achieved gains due to free trade agreements that reduced import duties on their beef and pork products.These are all important factors affecting U.S. exports, but they are issues over which we have little or no control. The same cannot be said about one of the biggest obstacles U.S. exports currently face — lack of access to China.China is one of only a handful of international markets that never reopened to U.S. beef following the 2003 BSE case. At that time, and for several years thereafter, China was not a large importer of beef. But that changed dramatically in 2012, when beef import demand in China surged due to strong economic growth and a sharp decline in domestic production. China now imports more beef every month than it did in an entire calendar year in 2011. In the first half of this year, imports totaled nearly $910 million — up 28% from a year ago.While the U.S. industry remains on the sidelines, Australia, Uruguay, New Zealand, Argentina and Canada are all gaining a strong foothold in China. Being shut out of the Chinese market also affects the prices U.S. beef cuts command in other Asian destinations, as China has begun to exert significant influence on global beef trade. For the U.S. beef industry, the lost opportunity due to our lack of access to China is currently estimated at more than $100 per head.Considering that we export to about 100 countries, all of which have determined that U.S. beef is safe, it would be easy to view China’s import conditions as overly strict. But a growing number of major beef producing and exporting countries are meeting China’s requirements, aware of the market’s potential global impact on beef demand. In mid-2014, for example, China began testing beef imports from Australia for hormone residues, citing a hormone ban that had been in place for more than a decade, but had only been sporadically enforced. Australia responded quickly, implementing a certification program to meet China’s requirements.When Canada confirmed its most recent BSE case in February, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency voluntarily suspended export certificates to China and began consultations with its counterpart agencies in China to restore access. Trade resumed in early April. A similar situation just occurred in Argentina, where trade was suspended due to a finding of vesicular stomatitis (VS) in dairy cattle.With regard to U.S. pork, the Chinese market is not entirely closed. The U.S. technically has access for a full range of pork and pork variety meat products (with the exception of processed products), and recently gained access for pork fat. But a significant percentage of U.S. pork production is ineligible to ship to China due to ractopamine use and other factors that conflict with China’s import requirements. This has made it very difficult to capitalize on significant growth opportunities in China that have emerged this year due to high domestic prices, and which are presently being captured by European suppliers.China produces and consumes about half the world’s pork. And while it is largely self-sufficient in production, even a small fluctuation in China’s need for imported pork can shake up the global market. The U.S. industry has benefitted from these fluctuations in the past — especially in 2011 and 2012, when exports to China were very strong. But with the enforcement of its import requirements and only a small number of U.S. plants being eligible to serve China, we saw a major slowdown in the second half of last year. So far in 2015, exports are down nearly 50% from a year ago. In the meantime, EU export volume to China is more than one-third higher year-over-year.Similar to the beef complex, China has no lack of suitors who want a piece of its imported pork market. In addition to the EU, Canada and Chile compete aggressively in China and Mexican pork is a recent entrant into the market. Ractopamine is not an issue for suppliers from the EU and Chile (where it is not approved for use), but other competitors are also undeterred by China’s demands. Canada, in fact, has created a ractopamine-free verification program that even includes segregation at the cold storage facility level. This is another instance in which exceptional opportunities for export growth carried the day.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche warns Arsenal: You’ll be facing reality todayby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche has warned Arsenal to expect a dose of “reality” today.Dyche vowed to continue with his “reality tactics’ when required, as he looks to get his side back on the up.He said: “It’s very simple. If everyone thinks that every team in the Premier League is going to play the beautiful game, at the moment there is only one winner and that is Manchester City.“If we are all going to roll it out from the back and play 600 passes, they win… end of story!“You have to find a way and that’s what we’ve done consistently well here; find a way to be successful.“We’ve had to fight, we’ve had to work, we’ve played some good, productive stuff at times, and always found a way.“That doesn’t change because when you play these powerful clubs, it’s very difficult.“It’s reality tactics, rather than negative tactics, and we’ve tinkered with the side many times before.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent: I urged Napoli to sign Pavardby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAgent Francesco Di Frisco has revealed he tried to place Bayern Munich signing Benjamin Pavard at Napoli.The defender has just agreed to leave Stuttgart for Bayern this summer.“Did I try to take Pavard to Naples? We talked a lot and tried, but it wasn’t easy,” Di Frisco told Radio CRC.“Even Stuttgart didn’t know until a week ago that he had accepted a contract from Bayern Munich.“There was no offer from Napoli, but they liked him. How hard did Napoli try for him? Interest was there, both from the club and their scouts.“It was a name that Napoli verified immediately. Full-back or central defender? He’s normally a central defender plays as a full-back for his national team.“’Yes’ to Bayern but not a ‘no’ to Napoli? It’s dfficult to say. Ultimately, an offer never came from Napoli, although they conducted themselves very well, as did the lad.”
jonthan williams victory formationThis past August, Arkansas star junior running back Jonathan Williams suffered a season-ending foot injury during a team scrimmage. Well, it was supposed to be season-ending, at least. Saturday, during the Liberty Bowl, Williams actually technically made it back on the field. With the Razorbacks holding a 45-23 lead over Kansas State in the game’s final few minutes, head coach Bret Bielema opted to put Williams on the field in the back of the team’s victory formation. Considering the fact that Williams is now headed to the NFL, it was his final few snaps of his collegiate career.In the back of that formation is senior @Jwillpart2. Thanks for the memories! #WPS #LibertyBowl pic.twitter.com/68nGRGHSW7— Razorback Nation (@RazNation) January 2, 2016I love this. @Jwillpart2 post game. Awesome seeing him on the field this year #WPS pic.twitter.com/x9WqvIdrNU— Chase Shannon (@chase_shannon) January 3, 2016Props to Bielema for figuring out a way to let Williams go out on a high note.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde doesn’t seem convinced by the possibility of his side bringing Neymar back to Camp Nou anytime soon.The 26-year-old Brazilian part company with the Catalans last year to join Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record busting transfer just when Valverde took charge of the team.The Parisians had to splash out a staggering €222 million to secure the services of tricky forward, who at the time wanted to escape Leo Messi’s shadow.However, it seems that Neymar’s fortune let him down again, as he now finds himself in a shadow of Kylian Mbappe, the most talented youngster on the planet.Therefore, the ex-Santos star would like to leave Parc des Princes, and it appears that PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has put a release clause in his contract, which will become active in the summer of 2020.According to the Spanish news outlet, Marca, Valverde is still skeptical about Blaugrana’s chances of landing the former talisman in the forthcoming period.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I coached him for 15 days.“Any time of the season is a good one to ask these questions but Neymar is at another team, it’s all speculation.“We aren’t in the market to sign players.“It’s a good topic for speculation, but we don’t know what could happen.“It’s difficult, I don’t know… We’ll see.”As things stand, in case the current La Liga holders decide to rehire Neymar, they would have to allocate nothing less than £190 million to make the deal go through.
The River Plate manager made journalists wait for more than one hour after the team’s Third Place victory and didn’t come out to talkABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.- The rule manual from FIFA is very clear: after each official match, the coach of every team has to come out and talk to the press no matter the outcome of their game.But River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo seems to be disrespectful of the journalist’s time.Yesterday the Argentinean was the only manager not to come out on time to the press conference.And when he did, he was not happy to the way the press asked him questions, especially after losing against Al Ain FC in the FIFA Club World Cup Semifinal.Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).Today, River Plate won 4-0 against Kashima Antlers and Los Millonarios earned the Third Place spot in the club world cup.But Gallardo was once again rude and did not talk to the press which waited for more than one hour for him to be present at the press conference.The local organizers kept saying he was coming out soon, but at least for more than one hour, he didn’t.The journalist left, and Gallardo is known now as the only manager who was rude to the press and didn’t take into account the reporter’s time.Maybe he’s fearful of the press after the team’s disastrous world cup campaign?
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Jul 2015 – More training to come as seven government and quasi government entities are called in for a session on Host Incident Command System Training. In more laymen’s terms the groups of men and women will be exposed to what Director of the DDME, Dr. Virginia Clerveaux calls a new wave of understanding how to best cope with emergencies as first responders. When this training, which runs over three days and is set for a tomorrow start at the Felix Morely Community Center in Five Cays, is all done the responders will be improved when it comes to dealing with structural and commercial fires, cruise ship, aircraft and vehicular transportation accidents, search missions and rescue operations, oil spills and HAZMAT incidents, mass events such as celebrations, parades, concerts and public rallies, mass shelter operations and even visits by famous dignitaries. It is double duty for CDEMA facilitators, General Earl Arthurs and Joanne Parsed who today wrapped up Disaster Recovery training, which was being held at the Sands Resort. This second workshop opens tomorrow morning. TCI: More active Hurricane Season predicted and DDME gives thorough update on its readiness Turks and Caicos is first to add Disaster Management to the Tourism portfolio BPL first assessment done, Abaco restoration bill to top $20 million and rebound may take months Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:CDEMA, DDME, Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, Felix Morely Community Center, first responders, general earl arthurs, Joanne Parsed, training
KUSI Newsroom, June 1, 2018 Posted: June 1, 2018 RAMONA (KUSI) — The pilot of a light plane with a landing gear problem made a hard landing at Ramona Airport Friday, but nobody was hurt.Part of the landing gear on the single-engine Cessna 210K collapsed when the aircraft was touching down at the East County airport shortly before 11:30 a.m., causing the plane to veer off the runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.“Neither of the two people on board was injured,” FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.The plane is registered to a New Mexico man, according to the federal agency. Updated: 2:39 PM Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Plane makes hard landing at Ramona Airport, nobody injured