Meat & Livestock News

Projections in Beef and Pork Sectors

Regarding future market trends, the commercial beef sector’s outlook for 2023 and 2024 appears relatively stable. 

Beef imports are projected to experience a rise in the latter half of 2023 and into 2024, while exports are anticipated to wane due to diminished demand from Asia. 

Conversely, the pork sector is set to witness a minor reduction in production, counterbalanced by higher slaughter numbers in August. 

Nevertheless, pork exports are expected to ascend 7.2% in 2023, totalling 6.8 billion pounds.

By furnishing a thorough overview of livestock import trends and market forecasts, the ERS report is an invaluable asset for stakeholders within the agricultural sector.

China Authorises Colombian Beef Imports: Minerva S.A. Expands Its Market Reach

In a noteworthy development for the international beef sector, Minerva S.A., a prominent meat processing firm based in Brazil, has confirmed that the Chinese government has officially sanctioned the importation of beef from Colombia. 

This approval follows the Colombian government’s ratification of a newly established trade protocol with China.

Minerva S.A. oversees Colombia’s principal meat processing plants, Bucaramanga and Ciénaga de Oro. 

With the recent trade agreement ratified, these facilities have gained the requisite authorisation to commence beef exports to the Chinese market. “This will enhance our market penetration and trading adaptability in China,” the company articulated.

The Colombian plants will now be integrated into Minerva’s pre-existing network of eight accredited facilities dispersed across Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. These facilities, in aggregate, can process an estimated 12,000 head of cattle each day.

China, home to an estimated 1.4 billion individuals, remains a significant influencer in the global beef trade. The nation imported a substantial 3 million metric tonnes of beef in 2022. 

The freshly inked trade accord is anticipated to augment China’s beef supply chain diversity while broadening Minerva’s market footprint.