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AMI 2010 <em>Meat and Poultry Facts</em> Now Available

by 5m Editor
14 December 2010, at 9:27a.m.

US - The 2010 edition of American Meat Institute's <em>Meat and Poultry Facts</em>, the industry's leading statistical book, is now available.

The 39th edition of this popular resource contains the latest statistics on production, consumption, prices, imports, exports, employment, wages and much more. The 54-page book was compiled by John Nalivka, president of Sterling Marketing, Inc.

Mr Nalivka said: "During 2010, producers and processors in the red meat industry saw a significantly brighter picture as higher wholesale prices and lower producer break-even prices led to positive margins. While US demand for meat was improved from a year earlier, a larger share of the 2010 price appreciation can be attributed to solid gains in US export sales during 2010. A weak dollar was also a major factor contributing to export sales."

He noted in his introduction that 2010 was much more positive than 2009 as the uncertainty of demand became less of a burden on the markets.

He did point out, however, that while cattle producers realised gains in net returns, herd building has not been initiated as producers still face uncertainty in the market and regulatory environment as well as changing producer demographics.

The complete 2010 edition of Meat and Poultry Facts can be purchased from AMI;s on-line bookstore [click here]. The regular price is US$35 for AMI members and $75 for non-members. For additional information, contact Jessica Mosley, AMI program manager of awards and education (jmosley@meatami.com).