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NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES AL 24/05/2013


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Merma la intención de confinar animales ante el incremento en los costos de producción

Fonte: Portal DBO com agências 20 de maio, 2013 Os pecuaristas de Mato Grosso deverão confinar
menos animais neste ano do que em 2012. Pesquisa divulgada pelo Instituto Mato-Grossnse de Economia
Agropecuária (Imea) mostra que a intenção de terminar animais a cocho está 12% inferior em abril de
2013 em relação ao mesmo mês do ano passado. Os produtores entrevistados planejam confinar 809,5
mil animais neste ano.
Entretanto, se a intenção se confirmar, será superior ao número de animais confinados em 2012, que foi
de 792,7 mil cabeças. A pesquisa é o primeiro de três levantamentos encomendados pela Associação dos
Criadores de Mato Grosso (Acrimat) sobre o assunto. Os próximos serão apresentados em julho e
novembro.
“A principal análise que pode ser feita sobre este resultado e fico satisfeito com isso é de que o produtor
está tratando o confinamento com cautela”, avalia o superintendente da Acrimat, Luciano Vacari.
Ele lembra que muitos pecuaristas investiram em confinamento sem estrutura adequada no ano passado
e perderam dinheiro, já que a expectativa de uma grande safra de milho não se confirmou. “A dieta ficou
cara e as pessoas tiveram que arcar com o prejuízo.” afirma. “Neste ano também há expectativa em
relação a safra de milho, mas há cautela. Não é que a alternativa não seja boa, mas precisa ser rentável.”
Além do preço da dieta, que ainda tem possibilidade de serem baratos caso a safra cheia se confirme, os
preços do boi no mercado futuro pesam na decisão dos pecuaristas e, na avaliação de Vacari, estão
desanimadores. A arroba do boi gordo para setembro deste ano fechou na sexta-feira, 17, a R$ 99,54 na
BM&F Bovespa. “Para que seja rentável, o preço da arroba precisa reagir, mas ainda ficaremos na
dependência da consolidação da safra”, diz.
Ele ainda pondera que, mesmo que isso ocorra, é preciso levar em conta que milho barato também
significa dieta barata para aves, e que a concorrência pode não trazer a recompensa esperada ao
pecuarista.
Segundo a pesquisa, a região sudeste do Estado deve concentrar o maior número de animais confinados,
que devem chegar a 209,5 mil cabeças, conforme a pesquisa. A intenção é 8,7% menor em relação ao
mesmo período do ano passado.
O Imea também fez o levantamento com relação à capacidade estática de confinar no Estado. A
capacidade passou de 850,4 mil cabeças para 874,8 mil cabeças, com giro médio de 0,93 turno. A
instituição observou um aumento do investimento na infraestrutura da atividade e uma diminuição da
utilização da capacidade já instalada.
A maior capacidade estática está no sudeste do Estado, com 193,75 mil cabeças, com giro de 1,08 turno;
seguido do oeste, com 174,250 mil cabeças; do médio norte, com 167,950 mil cabeças; nordeste, com
157,580 mil cabeças; centro-sul, com 157,450 mil cabeças; norte, com 18,750 mil cabeças e noroeste,
com 5 mil cabeças.
Rusia inhabilita tres plantas de bovinos por listeria
Fonte: Valor Econômico 22/05/13 O serviço sanitário russo, o Rosselkhoznadzor, suspendeu temporariamente na sexta-feira as importações de duas unidades de bovinos do país: uma da Minerva Foods, em Palmeiras de Goiás (GO), e outra da Marfrig, em Mineiros (GO). O órgão também suspendeu as importações da unidade de frango da Seara Brasil, controlada pela Marfrig, em Itapiranga (SC). Em comunicado em seu site, o serviço sanitário russo informa que a suspensão é uma resposta à detecção da bactéria listeria em lotes de carne comprados pela Rússia das três unidades. O órgão diz que a restrição acontece devido às "repetidas não conformidades" encontradas. Em comunicado, a Marfrig Alimentos disse que não havia sido notificada sobre a suspensão das duas unidades. Segundo a empresa, se a suspensão for confirmada, "as exportações para a Rússia continuarão a ser realizadas através das demais unidades produtoras das divisões Seara e Marfrig Beef no Brasil, não impactando os volumes vendidos para aquele destino". A empresa destacou, no comunicado que divulgou, sua estratégia de diversificação geográfica e de proteínas, "o que permite transpor eventuais barreiras comerciais e sanitárias através do redirecionamento da produção entre unidades, regiões ou países, sem afetar seu nível de produção". A Minerva confirmou a suspensão da unidade e disse que outras plantas da companhia continuam habilitadas a exportar para a Rússia. Informou ainda estar "adequando as demandas russas" para tais unidades, com o objetivo de anular o efeito da suspensão. Exportaciones aumentaron 19.5 por ciento en primer cuatrimestre 2013 por un valor de 1900
millones de dólares. Hong Kogn fue el primer destino

Fonte: Portal DBO com informações da Abiec 22 de maio, 2013 - A receita com as exportações brasileiras
de carne bovina registrou crescimento de 19,5% nos primeiros quatro meses de 2013 em comparação ao
mesmo período de 2012 e atingiu US$ 1,9 bilhão, ou R$ 3,8 bilhões. O principal destaque foi Hong Kong,
que tomou a liderança de Rússia entre os principais compradores ao ampliar em 62% o volume adquirido,
para 111 mil toneladas, e gerar faturamento de US$ 437 milhões. Na comparação com os primeiros
quatro meses de 2011, o incremento na quantidade é de 90%.
Em segundo lugar ficou a Rússia com crescimento de 14% na quantidade, que foi de 101 mil toneladas e
faturamento de US$ 408 milhões. Já a União Europeia e a Venezuela mantiveram-se como terceiro e
quarto colocados. A UE, após registrar queda de 8% entre o primeiro quadrimestre de 2011 e de 2012,
cresceu 31% em 2013 ao adquirir 40,4 mil toneladas.
Já a Venezuela, apesar de comprar mais do que a UE em volume, perdeu no faturamento. O País
importou 47,8 mil toneladas por US$ 254 milhões.
“Ficamos muito satisfeitos em verificar que o Brasil tem se consolidado como um exportador de carne
bovina forte e confiável, ganhando novos mercados, como os países árabes, e ampliando sua
participação em outros mais tradicionais, como a Rússia e a União Europeia”, analisa Antônio Jorge
Camardelli, presidente da Associação Brasileira das Indústrias Exportadoras de Carne (Abiec).
Outro destaque no período foi o Chile, que subiu uma posição e ficou em quinto lugar entre os principais
clientes do produto brasileiro. O Irã triplicou a quantidade adquirida, que chegou a 11 mil toneladas.
Também registraram crescimento Singapura, com alta de 143%, e a Palestina, com 129%. “Detectamos
muitas oportunidades a serem conquistadas, como o mercado asiático, que tem registrado crescimento de
demanda e renda, mas ainda tem números de consumo de carne relativamente baixo”, pondera
Camardelli.
Com produção de 9,4 milhões de toneladas de carne bovina, sendo 16,5% para exportação, o Brasil
registrou incremento de 400% na receita com suas exportações nos últimos 10 anos, quando bateu
recorde de US$ 5,7 bilhões de faturamento anual e, assim, se consolidou como o maior exportador de
carne bovina.
BRASIL Exportaciones de carnes bovinas – Enero – Abril
Valor en Millones de US$
Var. 2013/11
Fuente: ABIEC
URUGUAY
Presión sobre el precio de los ganados para faena. La llegada de los fríos mantiene la presión, los
productores no ceden y disminuye la actividad

+ Por Blasina y Asociados, especial para El Observador - 24.05.2013 Sigue sin haber un mercado corriente. Las primeras heladas no incidieron directamente en la oferta ya que muchos productores mantienen discrepancia respecto a los precios que se ofrecen, pero la industria continúa ajustando a la baja los precios que está dispuesta a pagar. Se pasan cotizaciones de US$ 3,65 a US$ 3,70 para los novillos, pero el productor con ganados terminados pretende al menos US$ 3,75. En consecuencia, la mayoría de los negocios concretados son de ganados de mediana terminación y la faena tiene un cierto retroceso. En tanto, la operativa en la vaca se muestra más fluida, con la referencia en el eje de US$ 3,50. Es un descenso que no llega a los cinco centavos semanales. La Asociación de Consignatarios de Ganado bajó tres centavos su referencia para el novillo a US$ 3,72 y dos la referencia para la vaca a US$ 3,51. En lanares, con escasa oferta, el cordero se negocia de US$ 3,50 a US$ 3,55 y la oveja se negocia en el eje de US$ 2,80. Los negocios particulares en el mercado de reposición son escasos, dada la dificultad, al igual que en el
ganado gordo, para juntar las pretensiones de oferta y demanda. Sin embargo, la negociación en los
remates por pantalla es mucho más fluida.
Reflejando la resistencia al ajuste, la faena de bovinos bajó a 45.989 reses para la semana finalizada el 18
de mayo, sobre todo por la dificultad en la concreción de negocios. El descenso semanal fue del 7,6% y
fue 5% inferior a la misma semana de 2012, algo que sucede por primera vez en el año. Del total 24.354
fueron novillos y 20.568 vacas –un 44,7%–. La faena de ovinos bajó a 20.151 animales, un 34,4% menor
respecto a la semana pasada, pero 125,15% superior comparando con la misma semana correspondiente
de 2012.
Los precios de exportación de carne bovina subieron y en la semana finalizada el 11 de mayo se ubicaron
en US$ 4.075/t. El promedio de las últimas cuatro semanas fue US$ 3.838/t, un 0,8% superior al mismo
período de 2012. Los precios de exportación para la carne ovina subieron a US$ 4.122/t, con un promedio
de las últimas cuatro semanas de US$ 3.693/t. La media de las últimas cuatro semanas se ubicó 21,9%
debajo frente a ese período de 2012.
El índice INAC para el kilo de novillo bajó a US$ 3,827, con un descenso de 1,3% en la semana y un 3,5%
por encima del precio que tenía un año atrás. El kilo de vaca INAC bajó a US$ 3,607, un 2,8% por encima
a 2012. El precio del cordero INAC subió 0,2% a US$ 3,616 con un nivel 19% menor que en igual fecha
del año pasado.
El mercado atraviesa por el pico de oferta, con una situación regional de precios flojos y se mantiene una
situación de ajuste de precios. Esta semana es clave para determinar si se retoma con agilidad la
exportación en pie, a la espera de permisos hacia Turquía. Si los precios de la reposición también ajustan,
incidirán sobre la cotización del gordo. En cualquier caso no parece haber margen para mucho más
ajuste.
Frigoríficos están con gran stock de carne y señalan dificultades en negocios al exterior. En lo que
va de este año la faena fue 15% superior a igual período de 2012

+ Por Lucas Farías - 21.05.2013, Las empresas frigoríficas reconocen que tienen un gran stock de carne
sin vender, lo que era previsible ya que la faena de este año fue 15% superior a la del mismo período del
año pasado. Cabe esperar que en las próximas semanas la actividad bajará, ya que las industrias
cambiaron su cronograma de faenas. También hay que tener en cuenta que este jueves habrá un paro
general del PIT-CNT al que se adhiere la Federación Obrera de la Industria de la Carne y Afines (Foica); y
el martes 28 es el día de este gremio y por lo tanto tampoco habrá faena.
Las entradas de ganados a plantas se están acordando para después del 1º de junio debido a
modificaciones en los programas de faena. Los precios de las haciendas gordas cotizan a la baja y los de
ganados que se negocian para entrar a planta después de la fecha señalada están “prácticamente sin
precio”, según comentó una fuente industrial a El Observador.
Los operadores de la industria frigorífica señalan que ya no se realizan negocios por novillos gordos a
US$ 3,70 en cuarta balanza, “se está pagando US$ 3,68 por kilo o menos”, indicaron, mientras que para
las vacas el precio es de US$ 3,66.
Industriales explicaron que están complicados los negocios de exportación, mientras que las plantas
frigoríficas que están faenando un volumen importante venden carne al mercado interno a precios
inferiores, hasta $ 10 menos por kilo de media res.
Cuadrillas Kosher siguen faenando ganados en plantas frigoríficas uruguayas, pero esto no genera
mayores expectativas en los negocios de exportación de carne, ya que se están faenando ganados para
cumplir acuerdos comerciales ya cerrados.
China sigue siendo el principal mercado para la carne uruguaya, compra 20% de la carne que exporta
Uruguay, pero es consciente de su posicionamiento y lo utiliza para la negociación presionando los
precios a la baja.
Por otra parte, en las últimas semanas se ha exportado un volumen importante de carne a la Unión
Europea porque se está cerrando el ejercicio para cumplir la Cuota Hilton.
INAC elaboró borrador para el decreto sobre pago de haciendas (cuarta balanza).Fue enviado al
ministro Tabaré Aguerre, quien deberá resolver el tema

+ Hugo Ocampo - 23.05.2013, Entre ayer y hoy estaba previsto que el Instituto Nacional de Carnes (INAC) hiciera llegar al Ministerio de Ganadería un anteproyecto de decreto que sirviera de base para el documento que estará a consideración del ministro Tabaré Aguerre, quien deberá decidir si elimina por esa vía la venta de haciendas en cuarta balanza de los frigoríficos y deja de esa manera el dressing (emprolijado de las haciendas) como una operativa industrial. El presidente de INAC, Luis Alfredo Fratti, dijo a El Observador que en ese instituto se espera que para julio esté operativo el nuevo sistema de comercialización recomendado por el instituto de negociar los ganados hasta la tercera balanza. Ante una pregunta señaló que no existe ninguna novedad luego de la aprobación de la resolución de INAC que formuló la mencionada recomendación al MGAP y que por lo
tanto el tema no fue tratado nuevamente en la Junta Directiva del organismo.
Fratti dijo que la resolución de INAC ya fue enviada al MGAP y que ahora se envía al Ministerio un
borrador para colaborar con sus autoridades “con lo que a nuestro entender debería contener el decreto;
es una forma de facilitar al ministro la consideración del tema”.
En efecto no se ha producido ningún contacto, como se esperaba por algunos actores vinculados al tema,
entre los sectores de la producción y de la industria frigorífica, para alcanzar un acuerdo entre privados y
evitar llegar al uso del decreto, que algunos consideran una herramienta que puede atentar contra la
libertad de comercio.
Aguerre había manifestado que por tratarse de un tema entre privados le hubiera gustado que existiera
acuerdo entre las partes involucradas, pero que en función de que no existió el entendimiento estudiaría la
propuesta para tomar una decisión.
El delegado de la Federación Rural (FR) ante INAC, Guillermo Villa, dijo a El Observador que no se ha
producido ningún contacto con la industria para tratar ese tema. Si bien la posibilidad existe, hasta la
fecha nadie presentó una alternativa diferente a lo que se resolvió; por lo tanto sería una utopía pensar en
que se concrete.
El dirigente explicó que tampoco tenía la expectativa que se produjera por entender “que los delegados de
la industria no votaron en contra, sino que se abstuvieron de votar y ahí se produce una confusión, porque
al abstenerse lo que quiere decir ese voto es que si bien no es lo que me sirve, acepto lo que resuelve la
mayoría”. l
China se consolida
China se consolida como el principal mercado para las exportaciones de carne bovina de Uruguay, al
adquirir el 20% del total de ventas al exterior desde el 1° de enero, destacó el presidente de INAC, Luis
Alfredo Fratti. El jerarca señaló que las compras entre enero y abril último promedian las 7.000 toneladas
mensuales y que se mantiene la tendencia durante mayo de comprar el 20% de las exportaciones
cárnicas uruguayas.
Arabia Saudita inspeccionará a Uruguay para exportar hacienda en pie
Elpaís 23/05/13 Una misión técnica de Arabia Saudita arribará en los próximos días a Uruguay con el fin de realizar las inspecciones correspondientes para abrir este mercado para la exportación de ganado en pie. El director de la Unidad de Asuntos Internacionales del Ministerio de Ganadería, Agricultura y Pesca (MGAP) Alejandro Mernies, explicó en conferencia de prensa que si bien la misma, en principio, apunta a ganado bovino, también podría extenderse a ovinos y caprinos. Mernies indicó que concretar esta apertura sería de extrema importancia, ya que no solo es un mercado de relevancia en sí mismo, sino que posee una gran influencia sobre los demás países de la región. Esto a su vez constituiría, una válvula de escape para la actual situación que se vive en la comercialización de ganados en pie al exterior, ya que la casi totalidad del mismo va hacia Turquía. Días atrás se volvió a dar una polémica entre el titular del MGAP, Tabaré Aguerre y los operadores. El ministro había afirmado que preocupaba que de cinco permisos, que involucraban 50.000 ejemplares para exportar ganado en pie que se habían otorgado semanas atrás, solo dos estuvieran en período de cuarentena para hacer efectivo el negocio. "No es bueno que de los 200.000 ejemplares autorizados para ser exportados en el año pasado, solo se concretara la venta de 59.000. El año próximo tal vez lleguemos a los 3 millones de terneros, lo cual sería un récord, y nos interesa que existan válvulas de regulación del mercado", sostuvo Aguerre. Frente a esto los operadores reaccionaron rápidamente cuestionando los dichos, y el supuesto desconocimiento de la realidad por parte del secretario de Estado. El presidente de la Unión de Exportadores de Ganado en Pie (UEGP), Alejandro Dutra había dicho a El País que "la razón por la que no se están cuarentenando ejemplares en el número que se desea, es porque desde Turquía, el principal mercado para exportar ejemplares en pie no está emitiendo permisos de importación. Eso hace que el negocio no tenga mayor rentabilidad y ofrezca muchos riesgos. El gobierno debería saberlo", espetó. Lácteos. Mernies también informó que horas atrás desde Panamá se habilitó a seis industrias lácteas locales para la exportación de productos hacia ese país. "Esto abre importantes perspectivas para Uruguay, sobre todo en leche en polvo y quesos. Por la información que manejamos ya han existido aproximaciones de nuestros exportadores con el mercado panameño", explicó el director de la Unidad de Asuntos Internacionales del MGAP. El jerarca señaló que este país centroamericano es un mercado clave, para las exportaciones del agro local, no solo por su poder adquisitivo, sino también por la influencia comercial que tiene sobre otras naciones cercanas. En ese contexto Tabaré Aguerre invitó a su par de ese país a visitar Uruguay "con el fin de profundizar las
relaciones de cooperación económicas y comerciales entre ambos países", sostuvo Mernies.
Aún no hay fecha concreta para dicha visita, pero se descuenta que se concretará en el segundo
semestre del año.
Todo a punto en Uruguay para celebrar el Día Nacional de la Carne
Fuente: Eurocarne Digital, 21/05/2013 Como cada 29 de mayo INAC de Uruguay celebrará el Día
Nacional de la Carne en conmemoración del primer viaje que realizó el buque Le Frigorifique cruzando el
océano Atlántico con carne congelada desde Río de la plata al continente europeo en 1876, permitiendo a
este país sudamericano ocupar un importante lugar dentro de la producción mundial de carnes.
Este año, el INAC va a poner el foco en el consumo de carnes en Uruguay ya que para el Instituto es
importante seguir y conocer bien el funcionamiento del mercado interno. Se trata de un destino importante
por el valor de las ventas y porque la carne es uno de los principales productos consumidos por los
uruguayos.
Por ello desde el INAC se están promoviendo instrumentos para que haya un mejor acceso a la carne, se
desarrolle y controle su calidad.
Conflicto Funcionarios de MGAP harán paros en frigoríficos y puertos
El país 24/05/13 Los funcionarios de la División Industria Animal del Ministerio de Ganadería, Agricultura y
Pesca (MGAP) tomaron una serie de medidas que incluyen disminuir las horas de trabajo, paros, al
tiempo que anunciaron que podrían aplicarse nuevas acciones.
Las medidas comenzarán el próximo lunes, y se extenderán hasta nuevo aviso, según anunciaron. Estas
incluirán brindar servicio a los establecimientos bajo su control exclusivamente por 12 horas, en el horario
comprendido entre las 6 y las 18 horas.
También restringirán el horario para la firma de documentos, y establecerán un cronograma de paros por
24, 48 y 72 horas discriminados por sector en forma alternada: en puertos, cámaras, depósitos frigoríficos,
y plantas de faena. Además indicaron que se podrían tomar otras medidas que se consideren necesarias.
Estas acciones se toman como reclamo ante "carencia de recursos humanos" y falta de "recursos
necesarios para el pago de las vacantes y los cambios de escalafón solicitados".
PARAGUAY
¿Quinto exportador de carne?

21 de Mayo de 2013 El presidente de la Asociación Rural del Paraguay, Germán Ruiz, sostuvo que, de seguir las condiciones favorables para el sector ganadero, Paraguay podría convertirse en el quinto mayor exportador de carne en el mundo en siete años. Germán Ruiz, presidente de la Asociación Rural de Paraguay (ARP). / ABC Color El titular de la Asociación Rural del Paraguay (ARP) promocionó las ventajas de invertir en el país durante el encuentro “Oportunidades de Negocios en Paraguay”, desarrollado en Miami, Estados Unidos. "Nuestro país se encuentra en el 8º lugar entre los países exportadores de carne y en unos 6 ó 7 años, si las condiciones continúan favorables, se ubicará en el 5º lugar, detrás de India, Australia, Estados Unidos y Brasil", vaticinó Germán Ruiz durante su discurso. Asimismo, resaltó el logro del sector cárnico de Paraguay, que en el 2012 superó a Argentina en exportación. Indicó que este año el país prevé exportar 500.000 toneladas, el doble que el año pasado, según informa IP Paraguay. Dijo que, de exportar el volumen de carne estimado para este año, el país recibirá unos 1.600 millones de dólares anuales, “lo cual es muy positivo, no solo para el sector cárnico, sino para toda la economía en general”, resaltó. Finalmente, anunció que el 11 de junio próximo estará en Asunción una misión chilena para tratar la rehabilitación del mercado andino, luego de haberse suspendido el envío del producto a causa de la fiebre aftosa que brotó en 2011 en el país. TAIWÁN importará cuatro mil toneladas de carne bovina de PARAGUAY
Por Andre Sulluchuco en 23/05/2013 Taiwán retomará su cupo de cuatro mil toneladas de carne paraguaya, así anunció el presidente Federico Franco, en visita oficial a la empresa del grupo King Car. La empresa es uno de los holdings empresariales más grandes de el país suramericano. La noticia fue comunicada por el portal de noticias ABC.com.py. El presidente estuvo acompañado de su esposa, la diputada Emilia Alfaro, además del titular de la Cámara Baja, Víctor Bogado, y el senador Amancio López. El ministro de la Secretaría de Información y Comunicación (Sicom), Gustavo Köhn, y el embajador paraguayo en Taiwán, Carlos José Fleitas, también
formaron parte del grupo.
Franco comentó que se reunió con el vicecanciller taiwanés, David Lin, y que este le ratificó que su país
importará cerca de 4.000 toneladas de carne paraguaya. “Esta es una buena noticia para la economía
paraguaya. Estamos muy contentos y agradecidos por la confianza hacia la producción nacional”, dijo.
Urgen decreto para recuperar estatus
ABC Color 24 de Mayo de 2013 Autoridades de la Asociación Rural del Paraguay (ARP) y el Servicio
Nacional de Calidad y Salud Animal (Senacsa) urgieron ayer al vicepresidente, en ejercicio de la
Presidencia, Óscar Denis, decretar la reglamentación de la Ley 808/96, a fin de recuperar el estatus
sanitario libre de aftosa a nivel internacional.
El vicepresidente, en ejercicio de la Presidencia, Óscar Denis, reunido ayer con autoridades de la ARP y
de Senacsa, quienes piden acelerar trámites para recuperar el estatus sanitario. /
Al término del encuentro, el titular de Senacsa, Hugo Idoyaga, dijo que solo aguardaban la firma del
decreto por el cual se reglamenta la citada ley, la cual permitirá que nuestro país sea evaluado y obtenga
su restitución de estatus ante la Organización Mundial de Salud Animal (OIE).
El citado organismo regula la sanidad animal en todo el planeta en el marco de la exportación de
productos cárnicos del Paraguay a diversos países consumidores.
Idoyaga dijo que aseguraron al presidente interino que la reglamentación no incluye artículos que permitan
la injerencia del sector privado productor en las decisiones administrativas de la Senacsa.
“Tal injerencia no existe y que ese criterio sea realmente entendido por la gente que evalúa el documento
técnico en nuestro país”, señaló.
Libre de aftosa
Está previsto que Paraguay plantee a las autoridades OIE un tratamiento especial de los documentos que
presentará en la próxima asamblea general prevista para este fin de mes. De haber una respuesta
favorable de la máxima autoridad, nuestro país recuperará su estatus libre de aftosa en setiembre
próximo.
La delegación paraguaya que participará de esa reunión estará encabezada por Hugo Idoyaga.
El objetivo es la recuperación del estatus sanitario de país libre de fiebre aftosa con régimen de
vacunación en orden.
Trascendió que por primera vez, luego de mucho tiempo, no acompañarán a la delegación las autoridades
de la ARP ni de la Cámara Paraguaya de la Carne (CPC), hecho que llama la atención del sector.
Paraguay perdió ese nivel en setiembre de 2011 debido al foco de fiebre aftosa que detectaron en la
estancia “La Blanca”, administrada por Silfrido Baumgarten, en el departamento de San Pedro.
Lobby para carne paraguaya
23 de Mayo de 2013 El encuentro entre empresarios y autoridades paraguayas con potenciales inversionistas interesados en el país sirvió a la Asociación Rural del Paraguay (ARP) para hacer contactos a fin de conseguir el ingreso de la carne paraguaya al codiciado mercado de los Estados Unidos. El titular del gremio, Germán Ruiz, mencionó que en la ocasión hablaron con el exministro de Barak Obama para asuntos de Estado en Latinoamérica Arturo Valenzuela, para que se encargue del lobby correspondiente. Explicó que ni bien nuestro país consiga cambiar su status sanitario y se llegue a la exportación libre de aftosa, ya existen los contactos con un estudio jurídico de Washington, al cual pertenece Valenzuela, para que el buffette impulse la labor. Considera que un logro como este representará una gran exposición para el Paraguay en la vidriera mundial. “El encuentro ha sido sumamente interesante, pocas veces nuestro país ha tenido una representación con tanta capacidad técnica a nivel unión público-privada; es de primera”, refirió Ruiz. Señaló que muchos inversionistas están mostrando interés en los frigoríficos y la superficie que presenta el país que aún tiene capacidad para crecer en ganadería. También mantuvieron contactos con el representante de una asociación de pequeños bancos, que cuenta con una representación en Ciudad del Este, interesado en la posibilidad de financiar proyectos agrícolas y ganaderos. UNIÓN EUROPEA
Proponen introducir una licencia específica para los operadores en carne a fin de evitar nuevos
fraudes

Reuters - Tue, May 21, 2013 PARIS, May 21 (Reuters) - The European Union should introduce a specific
licence for meat traders to prevent frauds such as the one that duped Europeans across the bloc into
eating horsemeat labelled as beef in processed dishes, French ministers said on Tuesday.
France was swept up in the scandal after an investigation identified a French meat-processing firm at the
heart of a fraud discovered earlier this year that involved traders and abattoirs from Romania to the
Netherlands.
"We need to better supervise traders' activities," French Food Minister Guillaume Garot said after a
meeting with meat industry representatives, who adopted rules and tips to better detect frauds. "Food is
not a commodity like any other."
The horsemeat scandal broke in January when horse DNA was found in frozen burgers sold in Irish and
British supermarkets.
While most commodity traders, such as grain traders, are registered to their country's financial authority,
meat traders act as middlemen between a range of interests from processors to slaughterhouses and other
traders. No specific authority oversees their activities.
France also called on the EU to allow member states to help processed food makers to include the origin
of meat in labels while waiting for an EU-wide policy.
An EU deal on labelling may be hard to reach as media attention is fading and consumers turn back to
cheap low-quality food, Consumer Affairs Minister Benoit Hamon said.
"It is clear that when news is not so hot, rather mild, on issues of economic fraud, we feel that some
member states' resolution wobbles somewhat, if not wanes totally," Hamon said.
He said Britain, where horsemeat was first found in lasagne, needed to commit more vigorously in
reaching an EU deal.
The European executive aims to extend to other meats and processed foods a rule under which fresh and
frozen beef must be labelled with the cattle's country of origin and slaughter, .
Hamon responded to an EU-wide testing campaign that showed France found more cases of illegal
horsemeat in beef products than any other EU country, with more than one in every eight samples testing
positive.
"It is maybe because in other EU countries they searched less than in France," Hamon said.
The European Commission proposed that countries carry out more unannounced inspections at food
companies and impose tougher fines for labelling fraud earlier this month.
Member states should also create a network to coordinate anti-fraud actions, Garot said. (Reporting by
Sybille de La Hamaide; editing by Muriel Boselli and Keiron Henderson)
Fraude con carne equina: arrestan al propietario de un establecimiento en Holanda
Associated PressBy Mike Corder, Associated Press | Associated Press – 2 hrs 25 mins ago. THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch authorities on Thursday arrested the director of a meat-processing and wholesale company whose business is at the center of an investigation into undeclared mixing of horse meat with beef. Investigators from the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority arrested the man on suspicion of fraud and detained him for further questioning. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of six year's imprisonment, according to prosecutors. His identity was not released, in line with Dutch privacy laws, but local media identified him as Willy Selten, whose company is at the heart of a huge recall of beef that had possibly been mixed with horse meat. An interim director of the company was arrested on Tuesday and an administrative employee also is suspected of fraud, but has not been detained, prosecutors said. The company involved also was not identified, but is based in the province of North Brabant, which is home to Selten's meat works. The company allegedly bought 300 tons of horse meat from the Netherlands, Britain and Ireland from 2011-2012 and sold it on as beef, prosecutors said in a statement. Investigators who pored over the company's books were unable to establish where exactly all the meat came from or where it went. Selten has, in the past, denied having sold horse meat as beef. He was in police custody Thursday and unavailable for comment. His business has collapsed since it was linked to the horse-meat scandal, which broke in mid-January, when Ireland's food safety watchdog announced that it had discovered traces of horse DNA in burger products sold by major British and Irish supermarkets. The mislabeled products came from Irish processor Silvercrest Foods, which withdrew 10 million burgers from store shelves. Irish officials first blamed an imported powdered beef-protein additive used to pad out cheap burgers, then
frozen blocks of slaughterhouse leftovers imported from Poland — as a complex web of meat transactions
across Europe was revealed to an alarmed European public.
Subsequently, traces of horse meat turned up across Europe in frozen supermarket meals such as burgers
and lasagna, as well as in in fresh beef pasta sauce, on restaurant menus, in school lunches and in
hospital meals.
Millions of products were pulled from store shelves in Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Denmark,
Sweden and Norway, and supermarkets and food suppliers were told to test processed beef products for
horse DNA.
Last month, the Dutch food safety authority called on 370 companies around Europe and 132 more in the
Netherlands to recall 50,000 tons of meat they bought from Willy Selten. A week later, his business was
declared bankrupt.
Estudio sobre Resistencia a los antibióticos encuentra diferencias entre estados miembros
20 May 2013 - The European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator
bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2011 from EFSA and ECDC has found some significant
national trends in resistance levels in isolates from animals and food. Among Salmonella isolates, more
decreasing than increasing trends were found, whereas in the case of Campylobacter, significant national
trends were mostly increasing. The study also looked at selected E.coli isolates and MRSA.
The antimicrobial resistance data among zoonotic and indicator bacteria in 2011, submitted by 26
European Union Member States, were jointly analysed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and
the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Data covered resistance in zoonotic
Salmonella and Campylobacter isolates from humans, food and animals, and in indicator Escherichia coli
and enterococci isolates from animals and food. Data on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA) in animals and food were also presented.
Resistance in isolates from humans were mainly interpreted using clinical breakpoints, while animal and
food isolate resistance was interpreted using epidemiological cut-off values.
Resistance was commonly found in isolates from humans, animals and food, although disparities in
resistance were frequently observed between Member States.
High resistance levels were recorded to ampicillin, tetracyclines and sulphonamides in Salmonella isolates
from humans, while resistance to third-generation cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones remained low.
In Salmonella and indicator Escherichia coli isolates from chickens, pigs, cattle and meat thereof,
resistance to ampicillin, tetracyclines and sulphonamides was also commonly detected, while resistance to
third-generation cephalosporins was low.
Moderate to high resistance to quinolones/fluoroquinolones was observed in Salmonella isolates from
turkeys, chickens and broiler meat.
In Campylobacter isolates from human cases, resistance to ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, nalidixic acid and
tetracyclines was high, while resistance to erythromycin was low to moderate.
High resistance to ciprofloxacin, nalidixic acid and tetracyclines was observed in Campylobacter isolates
from chickens, broiler meat, pigs and cattle, whereas much lower levels were observed for erythromycin
and gentamicin.
Among the indicator enterococci isolates from animals and food, resistance to tetracyclines and
erythromycin was commonly detected.
The report also presents for the first time results on multi-resistance and co-resistance to critically
important antimicrobials in both human and animal isolates. Very few isolates from animals were co-
resistant to critically important antimicrobials.
ESTADOS UNIDOS
Precios Mayorista de carnes bovinas llegaron a un nivel récord y proyectan valores firmes para el
próximo verano boreal

TheCattleSite News Desk 24 May 2013 - Continuing soaring boxed-beef prices look to continue, making for a strong summer beef market on the back of low feedlot placements, writes Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Livestock Marketing Specialist. Choice boxed beef finished last week at a record weekly average of $207.49/cwt., up $4/cwt. from last week and up $17/cwt. from the recent lows last month. Though this market may be near a peak, the strength and duration of the recent run has been impressive and sets the stage for a stronger summer beef market. If the follow-through from the Memorial Day holiday is good, the boxed beef cutout may be set to hold at stronger levels through the summer. From the current highs, Choice boxed beef could hold near the $200/cwt. for seasonal summer lows before moving higher again into the fourth quarter. The May Cattle on Feed report showed a second month of strong feedlot placements. However, both
March and April were compared to relatively small placements last year and April had one more business
day this year so the increases are not as much as it appears.Combined March and April placements were
up 336,000 head from last year, though placements for year to date are up only 133,000 head. That raises
an important point to keep the recent placement numbers in perspective. Much of the increase in March
and April placements were heavy weight feeders that will be matched with earlier lightweight placements
when they are marketed in August and September.
Those earlier lightweight placements were down significantly year over year which means the recent surge
in placements is more of a moderation of coming feedlot marketings than a significant increase. Feedlot
inventories are down less than two months ago but they are still down.
The increase in placements this spring was due to several factors. It appears that a good share of the
March placements were drought related movement of feeders, especially in the southern plains.
The April placements were concentrated in Nebraska and Iowa and likely were backgrounded feeders
utilizing the large quantities of corn silage made from drought damaged corn last summer. The movement
of these cattle in April was likely somewhat sooner than expected as the long winter exhausted feed
supplies in many areas.
The net increase in feedlot placements so far this year is interesting, especially considering that the net
imports of feeder cattle from Mexico and Canada is down by 192,000 head and raises the question of what
was the source of the cattle.
I suspect that some of the increased placements was early movement of backgrounded animals, which
means they will not be available later. Although there is no data to confirm it, I also suspect that some of
the increase was replacement heifers that have already been diverted back into the feeder market.
While these heifers will not be back as replacements, there may be increased demand for replacements
later in the year if conditions improve. Mexican cattle imports are likely to remain diminished for the rest of
the year and are likely to total a half million head less this year compared to 2012. The point is that feeder
supplies are still tight and more feedlot placements now likely means less later.
Existencias en feed lots: retroceden por noveno mes consecutivo si bien crece el número de
animales ingresados

22 May 2013 US - Friday's cattle on feed report will be viewed as slightly bearish although contained no huge surprises, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. The report contained no huge surprised by April placements exceeded the average pre-report estimate by about 3 per cent, suggesting that there may be some pressure on August and October live cattle. The key data from Friday’ report appear at right. Some highlights and implications are: •Total May 1 inventory of cattle in lots with capacities of 1000 head and more was 10.735 million head, 3.4 per cent lower than last year’s 11.110 million head. That is the ninth straight month in which inventories have been lower than one year earlier. It is, however, the smallest year-on-year decline since October. •April placements numbered 1.75 million head, up a whopping 15 per cent from last year and, as noted, 3 per cent higher than the average pre-report estimate. Remember, though, that April placements last year were the lowest since 2002 making any comparison look very large. This year’s 1.75 million is only slightly smaller than the 1.785 million placed in April 2011, though, and that figures was the largest since 2003’s 1.87 million head. •Readers should note that there was one more business day in April this year versus 2012. Adjusting for that extra day would leave per-day placements up only about 10 per cent from last year. •The average weight of cattle placed in April was 728.9 pounds, 23.7 pounds or 3.4 per cent higher than one year ago. These are very big cattle as that average weight is the fifth highest monthly figures since 2003. April’s average weight was over 20 pounds higher than the average for April for 2007-2011. •The average was driven by placements that were decidedly skewed toward heavy cattle with 800-pound and over placements growing by 21 per cent versus 2012 and 700-799 pound placements growing by 20 per cent . High feed prices have created plenty of incentives to put weight on cattle OUTSIDE of feedlots. •A HUGE question that will not be answered for some time is “How many of those big cattle were heifers that had been intended for beef cow replacements?” Ranchers were holding about 2 per cent more of those animals on January 1 but pasture conditions in the west are still very poor, meaning some of those heifers may already be moving into the feeder supply. The trouble is that we won’t know much about that until January since the July 1 Cattle report has been suspended by USDA. Bottom Line More big cattle on feed will mean more big cattle harvested this fall. Will the economy — and thus consumer demand and spending on beef — be strong enough to support cattle prices? That is the critical question moving forward for beef. Farm Bill: Senado y Diputados tratan proyectos diferentes
TheCattleSite News Desk 21 May 2013 US - Both the Senate and House Agriculture Committees last week passed their version of a 2013 farm bill, reports the National Chicken Council (NCC). After more than 10 hours of debate late last evening, the House Agriculture Committee approved on a 36-10 vote a 5-year farm bill, which is almost identical to a measure that was passed last year. The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 1749, will cost about $940 billion over the next decade, cutting about $40 billion from direct spending. House leadership has committed to having the bill on the floor in June. Earlier this week, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Nutrition also passed a farm bill entitled The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, S. 945. On a vote of 15-5, the bill took less than four hours to be marked up and approved. The bill will cut $23 billion over 10 years. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has scheduled the bill to be on the Senate floor today, 20 May. Highlights of the two bills are as follows: The House-Passed Farm Bill (H.R. 1749) Passed: An amendment cosponsored by Reps. Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Jim Costa (D-CA) that repeals the section of the 2008 farm bill that directed USDA’s Grain Inspection and Packers and Stockyards Administrations (GIPSA) to review contract and industry structure practices of the meat and poultry industries. The amendment passed on a voice vote and members of the committee on both sides of the aisle spoke in support of the amendment. Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) said: "The department overreached. This amendment probably overreaches in the other direction. But maybe this is a lesson not to overreach. So I am going to support this amendment." Passed: An amendment sponsored by Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) that would restrict USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) from making any changes to the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP). The amendment would keep the physical location of NPIP the same, as well as the current structure. The funding level was set at the current level, as well, but with language on NPIP in both House and Senate bills, a chance to tweak the language is possible. Passed: An amendment sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) that would make it illegal for a state to restrict sales of products based on production standards. The amendment says that states cannot set regulations on agricultural product methods and apply them to goods coming in from other states. The amendment generated debate over whether it would undermine states’ rights and have implications for other state regulations. The amendment passed on a voice vote. Passed: Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) offered an amendment that would make it a federal offense to attend an animal fighting venture or cause a minor to attend. The amendment passed 28 to 17. Passed: Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) sponsored an amendment that would prevent federal agencies from giving out personal information of agricultural producers to third-party groups. This amendment is a result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent release of data from livestock operations to three environmental groups. The data release, which came about as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request, has gained traction on Capitol Hill. On the Senate side, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) filed a similar amendment to the farm bill, but it was not debated during mark up. It is likely that Senator Grassley will revisit the issue during the Senate floor debate. Passed: Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) sponsored a provision that would require USDA to undertake reviews of any EPA regulations that could affect the agricultural community. Goodlatte said that the amendment was in response to EPA’s recent program for the Chesapeake Bay, which required states to develop and put in place plans to reduce nutrient runoff into the bay. Passed: Rep. Vicki Hartzler (R-MO) sponsored an amendment that would repeal the USDA catfish inspection program and transfer the duties to the Food and Drug Administration, which inspects all other species of fish. USDA says the program could cost millions of dollars, but lawmakers with catfish constituents say that USDA inspection is necessary in the face of concerns over the safety and environmental implications of overseas catfish. The House bill also contained several provisions aimed at deflecting the impact of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on farmers and ranchers. The Senate-Passed Farm Bill (S.945) Passed: A measure that would establish the position of Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agriculture Affairs. Approved as part of a large group of amendments, the measure would propose a USDA reorganization of international trade function for imports and exports. The Under Secretary would serve as a multiagency coordinator of sanitary and phytosanitary issues and nontariff trade barriers in agriculture. Passed: Language that supports keeping the current Governance Committee at the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) was included in a package of amendments. Since both bills contain language on NPIP, technical corrections can be made to the measure. Passed: To address the shortfall in federal investments supporting the animal sciences, the National
Association for the Advancement of Animal Science created the Animal Agriculture Integrated Research
initiative (AAIR). AAIR will highlight three key focal areas–food security, animal health and stewardship.
Passed: Poultry Insurance Program establishes a pair of studies on the feasibility of insurance programs to
protect America’s poultry growers from catastrophic loss, such as disease outbreaks and from
bankruptcies of poultry integrators.
Both bills contain identical language on both the Market Access Program, funded at $200 million, and the
Foreign Market Development, funded at $34.5 million, which is at current levels. The Conservation
Reserve Program will gradually be reduced from 30 million acres to 25 million acres.
Investigadores desarrollaron una línea de células que permitiría una detección rápida y acertada de
la fiebre aftosa

TheCattleSite News Desk 20 May 2013 USDA ARS - Agriculture Research Service Scientists have
developed a new cell line that rapidly and accurately detects the foot and mouth disease (FMD) virus.
The cell line was created by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the Plum Island Animal
Disease Center, Orient Point, N.Y. ARS is USDA's chief intramural scientific research agency. The
research, published online in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, supports the USDA priority of promoting
international food security.
"This important breakthrough is an example of how ARS scientists are working to improve agricultural
productivity in the face of increasing demand for food," said ARS Administrator Edward B. Knipling. "This
new cell line will help in the global effort to control a disease that can cause significant economic losses."
"The new cells detect the FMD virus in field samples that come directly from naturally infected animals
faster than existing cell lines currently used for diagnostics," said Luis Rodriguez, research leader at Plum
Island's Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit (FADRU). "The new cells are the first permanent cell line
capable of identifying all seven serotypes of FMD virus."
The United States has not had an FMD outbreak in more than 80 years. However, the disease is still a
serious threat and is considered to be the most economically devastating livestock disease worldwide.
Outbreaks in other countries have resulted in the slaughter of millions of animals to prevent the disease
from spreading.
Being able to rapidly detect the virus during outbreaks would allow researchers to quickly develop the
appropriate vaccine among the seven serotypes and dozens of subtypes, thereby saving valuable time and
millions of dollars.
The novel cell line stems from earlier research where FADRU scientist Hernando Duque isolated a primary
cell receptor, called alpha v beta 6, which allows FMD virus to attach to and enter the animal's cells and
replicate, Rodriguez said. Molecular biologist Michael LaRocco was a member of the team, led by former
ARS scientist Barry Baxt, which created the new cell line.
The approach used to make the new cell line consisted of cloning the FMD receptor genes from bovine
(cattle) tissue and incorporating them into a cell line previously established at Plum Island, and then
comparing them to other cells currently used in diagnosing and studying FMD.
FADRU molecular biologist Peter Krug designed tests to validate the cell line by comparing it to other cell
types using virus samples from animal tissues. The new cell line proved to be faster and more reliable than
all current diagnostic cell lines in detecting virus in FMD-infected cattle and pig tissue samples from
numerous countries.
"Other cell types currently used to diagnose FMD don't survive long and have to be obtained directly from
animals as primary cell cultures, causing variation from one batch to the other," Rodriguez said. "This new
cell line can be continually grown in culture, maintains susceptibility to FMDV much longer, and doesn't
require getting new cells from animals repeatedly."Scientists have applied for a patent on the new cell line
and are making plans to distribute it to diagnostic laboratories in the United States and other countries.
Encuesta demuestra un fuerte apoyo a la certificación de nación de origen
TheCattleSite News Desk 20 May 2013 S -Survey results, released by the Consumer Federation of America, show that a large majority of Americans continue to strongly support mandatory country of origin labelling for fresh meat The Survey also revealed that the majority also strongly favour requiring meat to be labelled with even more specific information about where the animals were born, raised and processed. Ninety per cent (90 per cent) of a representative sample of 1000 adult Americans favoured, either strongly or somewhat, requiring food sellers to indicate on the package label the country of origin of fresh meat they sell. This high level of support for country of origin labelling is similar to the results of previous polling on the issue. Eighty-seven per cent (87 per cent) of adults favoured, either strongly or somewhat, requiring food sellers
to indicate on the package label the country or countries in which animals were born, raised and
processed.
Similarly, ninety per cent (90 per cent) of adults favoured, either strongly or somewhat, requiring food
sellers to indicate on the package label the country or countries in which animals were born and raised and
the fact that the meat was processed in the US.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed changing its country of origin regulations to
provide consumers with this additional information in response to a World Trade Organization (WTO)
challenge by Canada and Mexico.
“These results demonstrate that U.S. consumers continue to strongly support country of origin labeling and
want even more detailed information about where their meat comes from,” said Chris Waldrop, Director of
the Food Policy Institute at Consumer Federation of America.
“We urge the Administration to finalize its proposal and provide consumers with this additional information.
The WTO should accept USDA’s changes to the COOL regulations as satisfactory.”
The survey results have been welcomed by the US National Farmers’ Union.
“The survey results are a further indication of what we have known for some time: Consumers
overwhelmingly want to know more about the origins of their food, and farmers and ranchers want to
provide this information,” said NFU President Roger Johnson.
”These findings, coupled with the recent withdrawal of two short-sighted amendments to the Senate and
House’s respective farm bills that would have negatively impacted Country-of-Origin Labelling, are
promising indications that country-of-origin labelling is vitally important and here to stay.”
Canadá y México amenazan con tomar medida retaliatorias ante la posibilidad de que se
introduzcan medidas de rotulado que no se adecuen a sus expectativas después de la decisión
adoptada por la OMC

Reuters 6:22 a.m. CDT, May 21, 2013 New rules expected to be proposed this week would require meat to be labeled with information about where an animal was born, fed and slaughtered. (Reuters / May 21, 2013) The United States is expected to propose new rules this week that would require meat to be labeled with information about where an animal was born, fed and slaughtered -- a move that has drawn fire from Canada and Mexico. Officials said the rules are aimed at complying with a World Trade Organization order, but meat exporters in Canada and Mexico say the new rules would cut even deeper into cattle and hog shipments that have already slumped by as much as half in the last four years. The Canadian government has threatened a possible retaliatory strike against U.S. imports, and is hoping Mexico will join it. “What the Americans have proposed as a response to the WTO ruling does not get the job done. It actually makes things worse,” Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said. Penalizing U.S. beef and pork is the default option, he said, adding that Canada may ask the WTO to approve moves against other products as well. Such a process could last up to 18 months. Two-way meat and livestock trade between Canada and the United States is worth more than $5 billion a year. The dispute stems from a 2009 U.S. requirement that retail outlets put the country of origin on labels on meat and other products, an effort to give consumers more information about the safety and origin of their food. Canada and Mexico complained to the WTO that the so-called COOL (country-of-origin labeling) rules discriminated against imported livestock. The trade body ordered the United States to comply with WTO rules by May 23. Instead of relaxing the rules, U.S. regulators proposed tougher requirements, arguing the changes would place the country in compliance with the WTO by applying the same rules to meat produced in the United States and other countries. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is confident that its final changes -- to be published by Thursday -- will satisfy the WTO, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told Reuters. “I don't think it's our responsibility necessarily to respond to what Mexico or Canada say we need to do,” he said. “I think our response is to be consistent with the WTO directive, and as well understand what the WTO said -- that while every country has the right to label, the labeling that we had developed was not adequate.” Vilsack declined to say if the United States might still adjust its proposal before Thursday's deadline, saying the USDA is still evaluating comments. Canada Set to Retaliate over US COOL Stance TheCattleSite News Desk 24 May 2013 - The Canadian Government is set to take retaliatory action
against the US over its failure to meet the obligations required by the World Trade Organization over the
implementation of Country of Origin Labelling.
Yesterday, 23 May, was the deadline for the United States to comply with the World Trade Organization’s
ruling on Country of Origin Labelling (COOL), which determined that the measure discriminated against
foreign livestock and was inconsistent with the United States’ WTO trade obligations.
Canada first brought this issue to the WTO in 2008. Since then, the federal ministers of international trade
and agriculture have raised Canada’s concerns about COOL with their counterparts in the United States at
every possible opportunity.
Canadian government officials at all levels have also met with their American counterparts to work toward
a resolution.
The Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Ed Fast, and the Minister of
Agriculture, Gerry Ritz, said in a statement: “Canada is extremely disappointed with the regulatory changes
put forward by the United States today with respect to COOL.
“These changes will not bring the United States into compliance with its WTO obligations. These changes
will increase discrimination against Canadian cattle and hogs and increase damages to industry on both
sides of the border.
“Canada will consider all options at its disposal, including, if necessary, the use of retaliatory measures.
“We will continue to stand with Canadian cattle and hog producers against these unfair measures and we
will not stop until we succeed.”
The Canadian authorities said that COOL is a mandatory US measure that applied a burdensome labelling
and tracking system throughout the livestock and meat supply chains in the United States. COOL led to the
disintegration of the North American supply chain, created unpredictability in the market and imposed
additional costs for producers on both sides of the border.
USDA trabaja en un plan para levantar la barrera impuesta por Rusia por residuos de ractopamina
A reportagem é do MeatingPlace.com, traduzida e adaptada pela Equipe BeefPoint. 23/05/13 Os
exportadores de carne bovina e suína dos Estados Unidos estão dando os toques finais no plano que o
Departamento de Agricultura dos Estados Unidos (USDA) irá propor à Rússia. O plano consiste em um
sistema para certificar que as carnes exportadas são livres de ractopamina, disseram os executivos da
Federação de Exportações de Carnes dos Estados Unidos (USMEF).
O diretor regional da USMEF para a Europa, Rússia e Oriente Médio, John Brook, disse que o Serviço de
Inspeção e Segurança Alimentar do USDA está tentando marcar uma reunião com o Serviço Federal para
Vigilância Sanitária e Fitossanitária da Rússia para apresentar o plano.
Brook disse que a indústria trabalhou duro para unir a proposta com garantias suficientemente fortes de
que os produtos que estão sendo exportados são de animais criados sem o promotor de crescimento
ractopamina. Ele disse que falta confirmar se os oficiais russos aceitarão os protocolos ou escolherão
observá-los em ação antes de decidir.
O mercado russo de carne suína saiu de 50% de autossuficiência para 65%, mas os oficiais da USMEF
disseram que ainda há boas oportunidades para as exportações americanas.
VARIOS
CHILE: Subió producción de carne bovina, porcina, y de ave durante 2012

Por Andre Sulluchuco en 20/05/2013 El Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE) recientemente publicó el informe anual de la producción pecuaria, informó Estrategia.cl. Según los datos, durante el año 2012 se observaron disminuciones en la producción de carne ovina y caprina. En cambio, las carnes bovina, porcina, equina y de ave presentaron variaciones positivas. La producción de carne bovina en aumentó su oferta, con una variación anual de 3,5%, totalizando 197,6 mil toneladas. Adicionalmente, las compras en el exterior incrementaron en 3,7% su volumen y en 3,6% su valor, con 130,4 mil toneladas y US$ 806,8 millones. Las exportaciones alcanzaron las 1.902 toneladas y US$ 16,9 millones, con retrocesos de 53% y 44,2%, respectivamente. En tanto la carne ovina redujo su producción en 14,%, alcanzando a 9,6 mil toneladas. Sus exportaciones disminuyeron en 23,9% su volumen y 34,1% su valor, con 4.904 toneladas y US$ 29,4 millones. El rubro porcino registró una variación anual positiva de 10,6% en su producción, totalizando un volumen récord de 583,7 mil toneladas. Sus envíos al exterior crecieron a 132,5 mil toneladas y su monto también subió a US$476 millones. Las importaciones aumentaron 35,3% alcanzando un récord de 19,2 mil toneladas. La carne de ave (broiler, gallinas y pavos) aumentó su producción anual en 2,8%, alcanzando un récord
de 675 mil toneladas. Los volúmenes exportados totalizaron 100,7 mil toneladas, lo que representa un
repunte de 3,6% respecto del año 2011 y se obtuvieron retornos por US$ 251,8 millones (récord).
CHINA – NUEVA ZELANDIA: fue resuelto el problema de certificación y los embarques comenzarán
a ser admitidos desde la próxima semana

May 23, 2013 China's freeze on New Zealand meat imports is over says Primary Industries Minister
Nathan Guy.
"A resolution has been agreed which should see authorities clearing New Zealand meat exports to China
from next week" Mr Guy said in a statement.
"Chinese authorities have agreed they will begin releasing consignments under the name of the New
Zealand Food Safety Authority."
Officials were working around the clock to reissue certificates for all the meat consignments held up at
ports or on the water.
"This is positive news for farmers and exporters after what has been a frustrating time."
Mr Guy said the Ministry for Primary Industries had now released information on how and why this delay
occurred.
"It provided certification in a format which AQSIQ had not yet approved, and in doing so caused confusion
for Chinese inspectors."
"I am very disappointed in the Ministry for Primary Industries for its mistakes in certification which have
caused this delay.
"Accurately certifying exports of New Zealand agricultural goods is a core function for the Ministry and this
mistake should never have occurred.
Officials have a responsibility to meat exporters and to all New Zealanders to get the basic details right."
Mr Guy said he was grateful to Chinese authorities for their willingness to work constructively with New
Zealand officials to find a way through the error.
"I am also grateful to the New Zealand meat industry for their patience."
He said ministry officials had let themselves down in two further ways: "by not informing Ministers of the
scale and seriousness of this issue early enough, and in being too slow to provide information on exactly
why this problem occurred".
"The Director-General of MPI first informed Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye and I of this issue on Tuesday
14 May. However, the size of this issue was not made clear until I began receiving calls from the meat
industry on Friday 17 May.
"I'm disappointed it has taken so long to get to the bottom of this problem and for the Ministry to come up
with a proper explanation. This has been frustrating for myself, the public and meat exporters."
MÉXICO acuerda exportar productos pecuarios a CHILE
Por Andre Sulluchuco en 23/05/2013 México y Chile firmaron un memorándum de entendimiento técnico
para la inspección de cárnicos, a fin de abrir la exportación de productos pecuarios mexicanos al país
sudamericano, informó en nota la Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y
Alimentación (Sagarpa).
La entidad mexicana indicó que con esta carta de intención se amplían las relaciones comerciales entre
ambos países y habrá estrategias que faciliten inspeccionar cárnicos con fines de exportación a Chile.
En un comunicado, el titular de la Sagarpa, Enrique Martínez y Martínez, destacó que así se posibilita
acceder a un nuevo mercado, por lo que en breve lo firmarán los titulares del Servicio Nacional de
Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (Senasica) de México y del Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero
(SAG) de Chile.
A través del documento, el Senasica y el SAG incluso establecerán un esquema de aplicación de criterios
sanitarios para productos cárnicos exportados de México a Chile.
CANADA: Alberta todavía en crisis diez años después de la BSE
CBCCBC – 21/05/13 .A decade after Alberta's mad cow crisis, there's been a sharp decline in the number of cattle producers in Alberta, due in part to an aging population, drought, rising feed and labour costs, the rising value of the dollar and BSE. Alberta's beef industry is still in decline, with Canadians eating less of the meat and fewer producers raising cattle 10 years after BSE, or mad cow disease, savaged the industry. "The financial impact at the time was devastating, both the financial challenge and emotional strain for a lot of producers," said Rich Smith with the Alberta Beef Producers. On May 15, 2003, a lone cow was discovered on a remote northern Alberta farm with Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis or BSE. The international reaction was swift as borders slammed shut. To this day, some are still not fully open,
such as Mexico and Japan.
Now a decade later there's been a sharp decline in the number of cattle producers in Alberta, due in part to
an aging population, drought, rising feed and labour costs, the rising value of the dollar and BSE.
Ted Haney, with the Canadian Beef Exporting Federation, was in the thick of the crisis at the time and
describes the fallout as far worse than anyone expected.
"BSE to some degree robbed our industry of that real optimism and in its place has been a shrinking
industry under financial difficulty -- not confident internationally and become defensive in its domestic life,"
he said.
The number of animals slaughtered down by illion from a decade ago, something Ken Daynard knows first
hand.
He worked at the the Edmonton Stockyards, one of the city's original businesses, shut down a couple of
years after the BSE crisis hit and now an empty field.
"When you're in the business as long as we were you have a huge customer base and to see that
customer base fade away it was difficult," he said.
"Ten years after the BSE hit and there's nothing," he said looking where the stockyards once stood. "Looks
like an old gravel yard to me."
Before the BSE crisis, the province exported $2.2 billion in beef products every year. After the disease, that
number fell.
"In 2012 we exported about $1.2 billion of beef products around the world so a significant drop from 2002,"
said Peter Kuperis, an economist with Alberta Agriculture."We dropped to virtually nothing and then we
gradually recovered access to markets around the world."
But BSE also left a lasting impression on consumers.
Even in Alberta, the amount of beef consumed declined by more than 10 per cent over the last decade.
Ellen Goddard, who teaches agricultural marketing at the University of Alberta, said for some it's lifestyle
choice, but for others it's about the risk in eating beef.
"BSE probably changed peoples risk perceptions considerably," Goddard said.
That focused consumers' attention to how cattle are raised and made the industry more conscious of
keeping consumers onside," she said.
"They need to keep public opinion positive about the industry," she said.
That has led the industry to make changes including more stringent record keeping, making it easier to
trace beef from the farm to the fork, country of origin labeling and more testing for older animals.
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SUDAFRICA: objetaron importaciones de carnes de INDIA y BRASIL, si bien ambos actualmente
están cerrados

BD LiveBy Paul Vecchiatto | BD Live – 24/05/13 SOUTH Africa has imported thousands of kilograms of poultry, beef pancreas and water buffalo meat from India and Brazil during the past three years, despite both countries having posed significant health risks. This is according to a parliamentary reply by Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson on Thursday. The reply states that while most of these imports occurred during 2011 and had been stopped due to health concerns, there were still some imports coming from Brazil. Democratic Alliance MP Annette Steyn, who asked the question, said she was not satisfied with the reply as it did not name the companies importing the meat and what it was used for. "Considering the recent red meat labelling scandal, it is imperative the minister is totally transparent in her answer," Ms Steyn said. The reply arrived as the National Emergent Red Meat Producers Organisation (Nerpo) was appealing to Parliament’s portfolio committee on agriculture, forstry and fisheries for an increase in support for small-scale black farmers. The reply stated: "In terms of animal disease risk the two countries mentioned ( India and Brazil) have been closely evaluated as posing significant risk in as far as South Africa is concerned. As such, the import of animals and animal products from these countries is primarily evaluated and decisions based (on the) Animal Diseases Act, and international standards, rather than the Meat Safety Act." The minister in her reply did not name the companies that were importing the products, saying this was not necessary. "I am disappointed that the names of the importers were not included as the laws make it clear the minister can release the names if it is in the public interest — and this is in the public interest," Ms Steyn said. According to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in 2011 South Africa imported more than 1-million kilograms of water buffalo meat from India. In that year South Africa imported 200,000kg of poultry products from Brazil, as well as 61,000kg of horse meat, 49,000kg of pork products and 100kg of beef products, mainly pancreas. The department stopped the Indian imports in 2011 due to health concerns. However, South Africa continued to import meat from Brazil, including more than 211,000kg of poultry
products, 150,000kg of horse meat, 45,494kg of beef pancreas, and 23,600kg of processed pork products.
So far this year, South Africa has imported 67,562,548-kilograms of poultry products and 49,800kg of
horse meat from Brazil.
The importing of Brazilian beef products has been halted for safety reasons.
"What we don’t know is what all of these imports are used for and what … makes them so cheap to
import," Ms Steyn said.
Meanwhile, Nerpo did not complain about the meat imports, but it did complain that small-scale farmers
were facing a litany of woes. Nerpo CEO Langelihle Simela said the cost of agriculture production was
rising and small farmers were being badly affected.
EMPRESARIAS
BRASIL Marfrig aclaró que continuará exportando a Rusia a través de sus otras plantas habilitadas

Fonte: Marfrig, resumida e adaptada pela Equipe BeefPoint. 23/05/13 O Marfrig esclarece sobre a notícia
veiculada a respeito da suspensão temporária à exportação de produtos de duas de suas plantas imposta
pelo serviço de fiscalização veterinária e fitossanitária da Rússia.
A Companhia esclarece que não ocorreu qualquer notificação até o momento e que, se confirmadas, as
exportações para Rússia continuarão a ser realizadas através das demais unidades produtoras das
divisões Seara e Marfrig Beef no Brasil, não impactando os volumes vendidos para aquele destino.
No primeiro trimestre de 2013, as vendas para o mercado russo representaram 5,3% do total das
exportações do Grupo, o que correspondeu a 1,7% da receita consolidada da Companhia.
A estratégia do Grupo Marfrig sempre esteve pautada na diversificação geográfica e de proteínas, com
sua Plataforma Global que permite transpor eventuais barreiras comerciais e sanitárias através do
redirecionamento da produção entre unidades, regiões ou países, sem afetar seu nível de produção.
PARAGUAY Frigorífico Concepción amplía sus instalaciones y lanza productos
ABC Color Por Cristina González Rolón 24 de Mayo de 2013 El Frigorífico Concepción, cuya planta cárnica está ubicada en la ciudad de Concepción, está realizando una inversión de 2.500.000 dólares en la ampliación de sus depósitos. Esto le permitirá incrementar en un 30% su capacidad de almacenamiento. El 95% de su producción es exportado a Chile, Rusia, Brasil e Israel. .“Nuestro frigorífico es el mayor del Paraguay y en Concepción estamos generando 1.200 puestos de trabajo en forma directa y entre 5 y 6 mil en forma indirecta”, señaló Marco Hermann, director administrativo del Frigorífico Concepción. Ubicado en una superficie de terreno de 99.700 m2, el frigorífico lleva 16 años en la ciudad norteña. En la actualidad el 95% de lo que produce es para la exportación, siendo Rusia, Chile y Brasil su mercado principal, el restante 5% (costilla y menudencias), es para el mercado local. Hermann indicó que la capacidad instalada para el faenamiento es de 1.200 cabezas de ganado al día que generan un promedio mensual de 30 millones de dólares en el rubro de exportación. “También exportamos a Israel, pero el proceso de faenamiento es más lento ya que debemos cumplir con las normas religiosas para lo cual trabajamos con 1.000 animales al día”, dijo. Con respecto a la fábrica procesadora de cuero, señaló que el material es exportado a Italia, el producto es el Wet Blue, que es un tipo de cuero curtido al cromo y sin ningún tratamiento posterior. Hermann anunció que el año que viene el grupo empresarial abrirá una nueva planta industrial en la ciudad de Encarnación y próximamente lanzarán al mercado la carne condimentada lista para poner a la parrilla o llevar al horno. El frigorífico tiene un equipo de trabajo permanentemente entrenado y para la distribución de sus productos cuenta con 7 locales en diversos puntos, en Asunción, Mariano Roque Alonso, Limpio, Luque y próximamente habilitará un local en Pedro J. Caballero

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