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Poultry is King of Proteins in International Poultry Council Outlook
As the International Poultry Council (IPC) took stock of the global protein outlook at its first semester meeting in New Orleans, La. last week, one economic reality riveted attention: Total world production of pork will decline in 2019 with poultry in position to wrest the crown from pork as the world’s most consumed meat protein.
The upheaval in meat proteins is being driven by African swine fever (ASF) in pig herds in three continents and 15 countries. Production losses in 2019 are expected to amount to 14 percent of the world’s pork supply but may continue to move higher.
“Hog losses in China due to ASF will trigger big shocks in global protein markets,” Christine McCracken, senior protein analyst at Rabobank, told IPC members, “and poultry is the meat protein with the most to win...
IPC Meeting Set for New Orleans, Louisiana
The International Poultry Council meets in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 13-18, marking the organization’s first meeting in the US in 14 years.
Highlighting the agenda in the “Big Easy” will be the top issues facing the poultry industries around the world, including the economic outlook with Christine McCracken, senior protein analyst at Rabobank, headlining a slate of speakers.
The first semester 2019 meeting will also mark a milestone as Jim Sumner steps down as president after leading IPC in that role since its inception in 2005. Sumner, however, will continue to be involved and IPC and with his role as president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council. Poultry industry representatives from many of the 27 member countries throughout the world will be in attendance as a new president of IPC is installed ...
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