Marketing Channels for Meat Goats

  • MEAT GOAT PRODUCTION HANDBOOK | Marketing Channels for Meat Goats Frank Pinkerton Lynn Harwell Introduction In 1990 the production and marketing of goats and goat meat was widely perceived by southern goat owners and Extension Service personnel to be largely unorganized, unobserved and unrecorded and was, accordingly, thought to be erratic overtime and place as to numbers, price, availability of retail product and consistency of quality.
  • . Equitable distribution of marketing margins across producers, middlemen, processors, and purveyors was also thought to be only imprecisely achieved (Pinkerton, Scarfe, and Pinkerton, 1991); (Pinkerton, 1991).
  • . Producers and prospective producers, being virtually without relevant, accurate market information are seriously disadvantaged in basic decision-making concerning production opportunities and marketing options.
  • . Such disadvantage contributes to very caution enterprise entry and/or expansion and also to delayed market response by small-scale farmers, part-time agriculturists, and established ranchers alike.

  • . Corollary information may be found in a Handbook entitled Meat Goat Production and Marketing published by the Mid-Carolina Council of Governments via funding from the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center (Pinkerton, et al, 1994b).
  • . An earlier, related study (Winrock International, 1986), provided valuable background on demographics of goat production and marketing.
  • . Also, substantial numbers of goats imported from Australia and New Zealand are marketed in the northeast region (see later section for detailed information).
  • . To date, these are relatively minor forces, but this niche market seems open to development.
  • . Consumer preferences: The foregoing sections document the paramount importance of ethnicity for the New York City goat meat market.
  • . Most goat and sheep owners have a general knowledge of the Easter markets in which demand is sharply, but temporarily, increased, frequently with increased prices along the marketing channel.
  • . Lesser market peaks are noticeable for Christmas and for Ramadan (and two other Muslim holidays).

  • Management and monitoring of the whale meat market in Japan l l l l l l introduction J apanfs position that the management and monitoring of domestic distribution and marketing of whale products is national responsibility and outside of the mandate of the IWC has been clearly made during discussions related to RMS.
  • . The following information is provided to the RMS Expert Drafting Group on a voluntary basis and in support of our position that the RMS should not, and does not need to, establish monitoring schemes related to the distribution and marketing of whale products.
  • . Based on these techniques that allow the identification of individual animals, Japan has for the past 5 years or so, been developing a registry system that can be used to monitor the distribution and marketing of whale meat products.
  • . DNA analysis and a register system are powerful and effective tools for the management and monitoring of whale meat in the Japanese market.
  • . SOURCES OF WHALE MEAT ON THE MARKET Specifically, there are about 2, 000-3, 000 metric tons of whale meat from legally caught animals that is sold on the Japanese market annually.

    Red Meat Market Information Website
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    Opportunities and challenges within UK organic meat sector
  • Breaking News on Prepared Food and Meat Processing Free Newsletter Search   since News Headlines All news articles Products & Markets Business Tools Free Newsletter News Headlines Industry & markets > > | Opportunities and challenges within UK organic meat sector Related News News Archives 03/03/2005 - The UK has the second largest organic meat market in the world, though processors need to step up their marketing activities if they are to fully capitalise, writes Anthony Fletcher.
  • . Market analyst to believes that sales have been surging due to increased awareness of high quality meats, along with ethical concerns regarding meat production methods.
  • . As a result, the market for organic meat products has become the fastest growing segment of the UK's organic food industry.
  • . Organic Monitor says that small producers should build bargaining power by joining marketing groups, while larger producers should step up marketing activities.
  • . Market winners, claims the analyst, will be those companies that can successfully differentiate their organic meats from competing products at affordable prices.

    Collapsible crate targets cut meat market
  • . "The IPL SmartCrate addresses the meat industrys desire to better control the preparation and packaging of meats, including the use of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), " IPL stated in its marketing materials.

    Ethnic goat marketing made simple: the right goat, at the right weight, on the right day, slaughtered the right way
  • Ethnic goat marketing made simple: the right goat, at the right weight, on the right day, slaughtered the right way One farmer's discoveries on filling a cultural niche with food, and managing the expectations that come attached.
  • . For more information To purchase the Halal poster from the Sheep & Goat Marketing Program mentioned in the story contact: Northern states Tatiana Stanton Mid-Atlantic states Susan Schoenian at The posters are not laminated and cost $10 each.
  • . With 35 million foreign-born residents in the U.S., goat meat is a ripe niche market.
  • . My marketing plan has always been simple—if someone has a foreign accent, chances are they eat goat meat.
  • . "My marketing plan has always been simple—if someone has a foreign accent, chances are they eat goat meat." Sustainable farmers are finding that creating niche markets aimed at ethic populations offers not only a steady stream of customers, but ones who are grateful for the ability to carry on their cultural and religious traditions that are wrapped around food.

    Collaboration in red meat sector
  • . | Collaboration in red meat sector Over the past few months EFFP staff have been receiving large numbers of enquiries from livestock producer groups who want to find ways that they can add value to their livestock production through marketing meat rather than live animals.
  • . As the organisations responsible for managing environmentally sensitive landscapes come to realise that grazing livestock could become scarce in some areas they are becoming very keen to help farmers to access premium markets.
  • . In response to this demand EFFP have produced a short pamphlet for livestock producers who are interested in working with other producers to market red meat.
  • . The pamphlet contains information on the trends within the market in this country; suggests the questions that all groups contemplating meat marketing need to consider and summarises the issues that groups need to consider when building a successful business based on marketing locally branded products.
  • . The article also gives guidelines on the costs of running marketing groups and the likely sales volumes required to guarantee a viable business.

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    Oversupplies hit organic meat market
  • . According to the report, the European organic meat products market has been growing at over 20 per cent per annum since 1998, but considerable slow down is about to occur with market growth forecast to dip to 9.5 per cent this year.
  • . Organic Monitor postulates that the European market is becoming increasingly competitive due to many countries suffering from oversupplies and the drying up of export markets.
  • . Most country markets are becoming self-sufficient in terms of the supply of organic meat products.
  • . The German and British markets have traditionally been large importers of organic meat products however imports are decreasing as consumers increasingly favour buying domestically produced organic meat products.
  • . Germany has the largest market for organic meat products however sales were, and are still, heavily dented by the food scandal involving organic grains.
  • . The Italian import market is experiencing some of the highest growth in Europe with organic meat supplies falling short of demand for a number of years leaving the country largely dependent on imports.

    Vitiva targets South American meat export market
  • . RoBless will introduce Vitivas rosemary extracts to the meat market as well as to functional food producers.
  • . South America is an important market for us, said Ohad Cohen, Vitivas CEO.
  • . Our goal is to increase sales within this market up to 15 per cent of our natural antioxidants sales within three years.
  • . The great potential of the meat market in South America drove us to choose a well-known agent with a complementary product line that will promote high sales in the coming years. There is certainly growing interest for natural and functional meat ingredients.
  • . Market analyst Global Information pitches the global food preservative market at 422.7 billion, reaching 522 billion by 2008.
  • . Vitiva is therefore looking for new untapped markets in which to expand.
  • . The company intends to introduce its Inolens line in the South America market.
  • . We can offer the South American market the opportunity to add high value natural antioxidants through our technology, said Roberto Blessa, W.RoBless CEO.

    Urner Barry's Yellow Sheet: Red Meat Market Prices and Information
  • Market Data Powered by MARKET NEWS AVAILABLE ON: URNER BARRY'S EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE For nearly 30 years, Urner Barry’s Executive Conference has been the gathering place for the industry’s top leaders representing meat, poultry and egg companies throughout the United States and abroad.
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    Global meat protein markets--meat market share, meat protein, meat protein producers, global competition
  • . “We must all start with, and center on, the consumer, ” says David Hughes, Imperial College professor of food marketing, London, England.
  • . “And as disposable incomes around the world increase, competitive meat protein providers must provide three “Ts” — production transparency, traceability demands and trustworthiness in their methods.” Patrick “Paddy” Moore, Dublin, Ireland, International Meat Secretariat (IMS) chairman, says the world has “never seen global competition for meat protein markets this intense.
  • . And we haven't seen anything yet.” Brazilian Marcos Fava Neves, University of São Paulo professor of food marketing strategy, wonders why livestock traceability isn't being adopted in some countries.
  • . Calling it a “non-negotiable foundation of trust, ” he asks, “without traceability, how can you be held accountable — or be rewarded — for what you produce?” Here's a snapshot of the beef situation in some selected countries: Argentina A longtime player in the world beef market despite recurring food-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks, Argentina is fourth in total world beef exports.


    Russian meat importers go domestic in 2006

  • . "The import market cannot develop because of the quotas.
  • . According to quotas set up to the year 2009, the share of on the market will grow by less than 3 per cent per year.
  • . But, the market itself will grow much quicker for instance, the chicken meat market grows around 15 per cent each year, said Serghey Stankevich, chairman of the Euroservice committee of directors.
  • . Russia's sausage market volume is around 1.65m tonnes per year, though premium products are showing the most growth about two or three per cent each year and now constitute a fifth of the market.
  • . The challenge for big producers is the stranglehold local manufacturers have on the market.
  • . The pork meat market grows each year by 10 per cent, and the chicken meat market by 1518 per cent, said Musheg Mamikonyan, chairman of the Russian Meat Union.

    Romanias thriving meat market lures Reinert
  • . The German company, which currently exports more than 30 per cent of its production from its five locations in Germany, is to sell the produce in supermarkets and small retail outlets throughout Romania.
  • . This is the second foreign meat processor to invest in the Romanian meat market in the past month, after the world's largest hog producer and pork processor, Foods of America, revealed last month that it planned to invest 703m in developing its activities there over the next five years.
  • . In March 2004, Smithfield entered the Romanian market after buying the Comtim group and acquiring a majority stake in meat processing company Agrotovis. @CallCenter