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On April 6, the Hong Kong government announced that during precautionary testing at the point of import, the packaging sample of a Brazilian offal shipment tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
This report outlines updated plant and label registration guidance for U.S. meat and meat product exporters to Brazil. The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) Brasília will continue to provide assistance for U.S...
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Turkey: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

Post estimates cattle numbers in 2022 are expected to stagnate with 18 million head, including buffaloes, due to slow population growth rate, low raw milk prices, and an increasing number of cows being sent to slaughter because of high feed prices, despite government incentives.
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South Korea: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

Korea’s overall demand for beef and pork in 2022 will remain steady and could improve in the second half of the year with a reopening of its restaurant sector. However, Covid-related restrictions continue to limit Korea’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional businesses where meat is heavily consumed.
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Canada: Livestock and Products Semi-Annual

The ongoing contraction of the Canadian cattle herd is expected to continue in 2022. Canadian live cattle exports are forecast to decline on a smaller calf crop. High feed costs and limited availability will see live exports outpace 2021 through the first half of 2022.
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Brazil: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

In 2022, the Brazilian bovine sector is expected to expand its cattle production by 2.5 percent, driven by global demand, elevated beef prices, and the recovery phase that the sector is going through. Nevertheless, in 2022, increasing production costs, especially feed prices, general inflation, and unstable weather will pose serious challenges to cattle ranchers.
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Mexico: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

Mexico’s livestock production is forecast to remains strong; in light of fluctuating feed market conditions, the sector remains profitable.
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Philippines: Livestock and Poultry Update

FAS Manila maintains 2022 pork production at 1 million metric tons (MT), flat compared to 2021, as repopulation efforts in Luzon are offset by new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Mindanao and the impact of Typhoon Odette (Rai) in the Visayas.
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India: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

FAS New Delhi forecasts carabeef (which is derived from the Asian domestic water buffalo) and beef (bovine) production to rise in 2022 to approximately 4.5 million metric tons (MMT), an increase of nearly seven percent from the market year (MY) 2021 estimate of 4.2 million metric tons.
Hong Kong continues to take random tests on imports of chilled and frozen foods and their packaging for the COVID-19 virus.
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Argentina: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

Argentine beef exports in 2022 are forecast at 700,000 tons, carcass weight equivalent, 30,000 tons below the official USDA number. This number is as the result of a marginally smaller slaughter and beef production than earlier projected.
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Japan: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

Cattle stocks are projected to expand in 2022 as slaughter slowed in late 2021. In the dairy sector, cow slaughter is likely to increase in 2022 to lower excess milk production.