Emerging Issues In Global Meat Markets, September 2008

A workshop sponsored by USDA Economic Research Service & Farm Foundation
September 18-19, 2008
Washington, DC

This workshop highlighted pertinent issues in the U.S. livestock and meat sectors, focusing specifically on international trade implications.

Issues examined included the potential market and trade impacts of cloning, the influence of animal diseases and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) restrictions on trade flows, global meat supply and demand issues, feed grain suppliers in the global meat complex, and country-of-origin labeling (COOL).  A conference summary and conference presentations are posted below

Conference Summary

Keynote Address
Doha Developments Round: Implications for Meat
Andrew Burst, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Session I:  Forces Driving Global Meat Trade
Global Meat Demand and Supply: Where is the Meat?
Merritt Cluff, Food and Agriculture Organization

Influence of Regional Trade Agreements on Meat Trade
Gregg Doud, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

What’s Inside the Cool Legislation
Warren Preston, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

Session II: Cloning–Implications for International Trade
Cloning Technology: Myths and Facts
Robert Wall, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Cloning Technology: Challenges and Opportunities
Leah Wilkinson, ViaGen

Session III:  Safety and Quality Attributes of Meat–Public and Private Responses
Impact of Animal Diseases on Meat Trade: The Case of BSE
Kristyn Stone, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

The Effects pf Avian Influenza News on Consumer Purchasing Behavior: A Case Study of Italian Consumers’ Retail Purchases
Fred Kuchler, USDA Economic Research Service

Cattle Materials Prohibited in Animal Feed: Past and Future Effects on Trade
Chuck Nardinelli, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Effects of Private Standards on Meat Trade
Michael Ollinger, USDA Economic Research Service

Session IV: Feed Grains–Implications for Animal Production and Meat Trade
GMO and Livestock Feeding and Implications of GMO in Meat Trade
Kimball Nill, U.S. Soybean Export Council

Feed Grain Suppliers and Its Impact on World Meat Trade
Edward Allen, USDA Economic Research Service

Implications of Ethanol Production on Meat Supply/Production: Evidence for Shifts in Livestock Feeding Centers
Vince Breneman, USDA Economic Research Service

International Trade in Distillers Grain: Global Demand for DDGs and U.S. Exports
Dan Keefe, U.S. Grains Council

Wrap-up Session: Lessons Learned
Richard Stillman, USDA Economic Research Service

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