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Compile business profile and address of 10 top international and 10 top national companies /institutions dealing with MEAT also explain trade issues related MEAT
Compile business profile and address of 10 top international and 10 top national companies /institutions dealing with MEAT also explain trade issues related MEAT

About 35 million cattle are slaughtered in the U.S. annually by 60 major beef-packing operations processing around 26 billion pounds of beef. Four firms control over 80 percent of all the beef slaughtered. Profiles of these 4 big firms are as-

1. Tyson Foods Springdale, Ark.
Daily slaughter capacity: 28,700
U.S. Market share 25 percent
Beef sales $12.7 billion

Company overview
Tyson bought the world’s largest supplier of premium beef and pork products, IBP Inc., in 2001. It’s the second-largest pork and chicken packer in the U.S. and sells its products in 90 countries.

2. Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. Wichita, Kan.
Daily slaughter capacity: 29,000
U.S. Market share 21 percent
Beef sales Cargill Meat Solutions would not release this data. Its parent company, Cargill Inc., reported $88.3 billion in sales in 2009.

Company overview
Cargill Meat Solutions is one of 75 businesses under Cargill Inc., the largest privately held corporation in the United States. Cargill runs the biggest flour-milling company in the world, is a leading corn syrup and soyabean processor, and has cocoa and chocolate operations on four continents. It employs 131,000 people in 66 countries, including Canada, Mexico and China.

3. JBS USA Greeley, Colo.
Daily slaughter capacity: 28,600
U.S. Market share 18.5 percent
Beef sales $9.2 billion

Company overview
JBS USA bought Swift (the-third largest packer) in 2007, then bought Smithfield (the fifth-largest packer and largest U.S. feedlot owner) in 2008, and then bought Pilgrim’s Pride, the largest chicken processor, in 2009. The company tried to buy National Beef Packing Co. in 2008, but the U.S. Department of Justice opposed the acquisition. The parent company, Brazil-based JBS S.A., is the largest beef packer in the world, with 54 processing plants on four continents.

4. National Beef Packing Co., LLC Kansas City, Mo.
Daily slaughter capacity: 14,000
U.S. market share: 10.5 percent
Beef sales $5.4 billion
Company overview
National Beef started as a single plant in Kansas in 1992. Its other main product is leather.

Other major meat packaging & processing companies of the world are as follows-

5. Imperial Cold Storage and Supply Company

Imperial Cold Storage and Supply Company (ICS) was one of the largest meat processing, storage, distribution and marketing companies in South Africa, dominating the South African packaged food sector for almost a hundred years. The company was formally registered and listed as ICS in 1899, originally it grew out of Combrinck & CO. which was founded in 1830 in Cape Town. Combrinck & CO. was then merged into ICS. ICS was one of the largest meat processing and distribution companies in the world. The company originally concentrated on supplying ships, but would go onto developed the first cold-storage enterprise in South Africa in conjunction with the Union and Castle shipping lines. Sir David Graaff, 1st Baronet was a founder, chairman and major shareholder.

6. William Davies Company
William Davies Company was a pork processing and packing company in Toronto, Canada. At one time, it was the largest pork packer both in Canada and the British Empire, and it operated Canada's first major chain of food stores. One of Toronto's longstanding nicknames, "Hogtown", is attributable to the millions of pigs processed annually by the William Davies Company.

7. Maple Leaf Foods
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a major Canadian food processing company, founded in 1927 as a merger of several major Toronto meat packers.

8. JBS S.A.
JBS (BM&F Bovespa: JBSS3) is the largest Brazilian multinational food processing company, producing fresh, chilled, and processed beef, chicken and pork, and also selling by-products from the processing of these meats. It is headquartered in São Paulo.[3It was founded in 1953 in Anapolis, Goias. The company has established itself as the world's largest company in the beef sector with the acquisition of several stores and food companies in Brazil and in the world, with emphasis on the 2007 US$225m acquisition of U.S. firm Swift & Company[4], which was the third largest U.S. beef and pork processor, renamed as JBS USA. It leads the world in slaughter capacity, at 51.4 thousand head per day, and continues to focus on production operations, processing, and export plants, nationally and internationally. With the new acquisition, JBS entered the pork market, featuring an impressive performance in this segment, to end the year as the third largest producer and processor of this type of meat in the U.S. The acquisition expanded the company's portfolio to include the rights worldwide use of the Swift brand. The next year, JBS acquired Smithfield Foods' beef business. It was renamed JBS Packerland. JBS's production structure is embedded in consumer markets worldwide, with plants installed in the world's 4 leading beef producing nations, Brazil, Argentina, USA and Australia, serving 110 countries through exports.

9. Danish Crown
Danish Crown is a leading international meat company group. It is based in Denmark and has significant production activities in several other countries, including the UK, Germany, Sweden, Poland and the US. Its sales and trading activities stretch over most of the globe. Danish Crown is among the top 10 global meat companies, and is the world’s largest exporter of pig meat. The group is involved in fresh meat activities in the pork and beef industry and by-product and trading activities. Furthermore, it has a large processing division. The original cooperative was founded 125 years ago and is still the owner of the group. Last year, the group was transformed into a limited shareholding company in order to prepare for future expansion of the equity base.

10. Koegel Meat Company
The Koegel Meat Company is a meat processing, packaging, and distribution company based in the Flint Township, Michigan. Koegel's produces 27 types of meat products including 16 types of hot dogs: brats, Italian sausage, foot-longs, franks, vienna frankfurters, and bologna rings. Koegel's hot dogs are consider by the authors of "Coney Detroit" as only acceptable hot dog for a Flint-Style Coney Dog along with Abbott's Meat's coney sauce. Koegel is also a supplier of A&W, about 200 Coney restaurants, Walmart and Dairy Queen.

Major companies operating in INDIA

1. Venkateswara Hatcheries
Venky's (India) Limited is a subsidiary of V H Group, an Indian company that specialises in chicken meat processing, and pharmaceutical products for both poultry and human usage. Today, the diversified VH Group is a 5000 crore conglomerate and a large Asian poultry company. The group has diversified into 29 fields including: poultry, processed food, animal vaccines, pharma and healthcare products. The company's Specific Pathogen Free Egg unit (in technical collaboration with SPAFAS Inc. USA) is among four such units in the world and the only one of its kind in the developing world. Forbes ranked Venky's as 67 among the 100 best global small companies in the year 1999–2000. In December 2010, the group launched Venky's Express, a ready to eat chicken outlet, in Pune, as part of the company's plans for expansion.

2. Godrej Agrovet
Godrej Agrovet (GAVL) is a diversified agribusiness company with interests in animal feed, oil palm plantations, agrochemicals and poultry.It is headquartered at Vikhroli, Mumbai India. The business was set up in 1971. GAVL today has 45 manufacturing facilities across India, a network of over 10,000 rural distributors, dealers & agents and over 1900 employees committed to improving the lives of Indian farmers. The company has a presence in 21 states. Under the guidance of Chairman, noted industrialist Nadir Godrej and its Cheif Executive Officer Balram Singh Yadav , GAVL today occupies the position of India's largest animal feed company, producing over 750,000 tons of nutritionally balanced feed for diary cattle, poultry & aquaculture every year. Its oil palm plantation business is the market leader in India, with over 35,000 hectares of smallholder cultivation across Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, TamilNadu, Orissa, Goa, Gujarat & Mizoram. With the intend of radically improving farmer economics, the agrochemicals business focuses on innovative and environmentally sensitive products.It has dominant market share in plant growth promoters & soil conditioners. GAVL has introduced fresh, chilled chicken to Indian consumer over the past decade, and now has a 20percent market share in processed poultry. Its Real good chicken brand is the best known fresh poultry product in India, with a consumer loyalty about 80percent.

3. Vista Processed Food
Vista Processed Foods Pvt. Ltd., McDonald's suppliers for its chicken and vegetable range of products, is another important player in this cold chain. Technical and financial support extended by OSI Industries Inc., USA and McDonald's India Private Limited have enabled Vista to set up world-class infrastructure and support services. This infrastructure includes hi-tech refrigeration plants for manufacture of frozen food at temperatures as low as - 35° C. This is vital to ensure that the frozen food retains it freshness for a long time and the 'cold chain' is maintained. The frozen product is immediately moved to cold storage rooms. With continued assistance from its international partners, Vista has installed hi-tech equipment for both the chicken and vegetable processing lines, which reflect the latest food processing technology (de-boning, blending, forming, coating, frying and freezing). For the vegetable range, the latest vegetable mixers and blenders are in operation. Also, keeping cultural sensitivities in mind, both processing lines are absolutely segregated and utmost care is taken to ensure that the vegetable products do not mix with the non-vegetarian products. Vista now offers a very wide range of frozen and nutritious chicken and vegetable products. Ongoing R&D, both locally and in the parent companies, work towards innovation in taste, nutritional value and convenience. These products, besides being supplied to McDonald's, are also offered to institutions like star-rated hotels, hospitals, project sites, caterers, corporate canteens, schools and colleges, restaurants, food service establishments and coffee shops. Company name | : | Vista Processed Foods Private Limited | Telephone | : | +(91)-(22)-27421154 | Address | : | M- 75, Tlaoja M. I. D. C., Panvel - 410 206, Maharashtra, India |

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4. Al Kabeer
Al-Kabeer’s obsession with quality in procurement, manufacturing and distribution of frozen foods has helped establish us as a leader in the Middle East Frozen Industry. Founded over 30 years ago, the Group has evolved into a multi-dimensional, multi-product business with offices, processing units and cold storages in over 10 countries. It takes pride in distributing a range of over 300 products to 8,000 retail outlets. The freshest of meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, herbs and spices are used to ensure the taste and quality which Al Kabeer symbolizes. Meat and Poultry are processed with strict adherence to Islamic rites (Shahriah). The plants are built to international standards, equipped with state of the art machinery, and are approved by the EEC, The United States Armed Forces and the Australian Quarantine Board. The Al Kabeer range caters to all types of palates with one thing in common – good taste! The range includes meat and poultry products, seafood products, vegetarian products and ready-to-eat

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P.O.Box: 7329, Dubai, U.A.E. Tel: +971-4-2671122, Fax: +971-4-2671918
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5. Allanasons
Allanasons is India's largest exporter of processed food products and agro commodities. The Government of India has designated the Company as the Five Star Trading House. We are the World's Largest Producer and Exporter of Frozen Halal Boneless Buffalo Meat! But, that's not all. Allanasons is also India's single largest exporter of frozen meat, processed/frozen fruit and vegetable products. India's Largest Exporter of Frozen Halal Buffalo Meat, Coffee, Fruit Concentrates and Purees...What's more, Allanasons is India's largest exporter of coffee as also leading exporter of cereals and frozen marine products. The Group has also set up plants for processing, preserving and freezing of Marine Products, which are approved in accordance with stringent quality standards for export to Europe. The Group has made substantial investments in creating world-class integrated food processing complexes. Facilities have been certified for quality and product safety systems under ISO 9001:2000 and HACCP and ISO 14001 (Environment Management System) too.

6. Lucky Charm Poultry Private Limited – India
They are exporters of paw feet, minced chicken (keema), whole chicken with neck, whole chicken without neck, mutton keema, frozen mutton, frozen lamb, mutton liver (kaleji), boneless frozen mutton meat, chicken, boneless chicken, chicken legs, chicken paw feet, minced chicken, whole chicken, mutton, frozen boneless mutton, frozen mutton, mutton kaleji, mutton keema etc.
Business Type: Wholesale Suppliers / Manufacturer / Exporters
Market Cover: world wide
Address: 18-c, Radha Govindh Street, Tharpakna, Delhi, Jharkhand India
Website: http://www.luckycharmpoultry.com

7. Global Food – India
They are exporters of chicken, chicken halal meat, chicken feet, frozen chicken meat, chicken paws, chicken eggs, halal chicken, poultry meat, chicken drimstick, whole chicken, boneless chicken, chicken kalegi, chicken wings, chicken breast, chicken feet etc.

Business Type: Manufacturer / Exporters / Wholesale Suppliers
Address: Ahmed sailor compound, mahatma Phule road, Naigao, Dadar east, Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Website: http://www.globalfood.in

8. Siba International– India
Exporters of frozen boneless buffalo meat, halal buffalo meat, brisket, Indian halal buffalo meat, frozen boneless halal buffalo meat, horse meat, luncheon meats, buffalo meat, frozen buffalo meat, meat, meat products, processed food items, frozen meat, fresh buffalo meat, dried buffalo meat, processed buffalo meat etc
Business Type: Wholesale Suppliers / Manufacturer / Exporters
Address: T-222 Street No. 3 Nawab Road Sadar Bazar Delhi - 110006 India

9. Swadeshi Agro (India) Private Ltd- India
They are exporters of goat meat, sheep meat, pig meat etc.
Business Type: Exporters
Address: PLOT NO-247/1822, FOREST PARK, UNIT -6., BHUBANESWAR, Odisha India

10. Rzkien Food Private limited - India
They are exporters of halal frozen buffalo meat which is available in different forms that are as follows: silver side, thick flank, top side, rump steak, shin shank, trimmings, fore quarter rolls, thick flank knuckle, rump steak, strip loin, thick flank, blade, brisket, chuck.
Business Type: Exporters / Wholesale Suppliers
Address: B-15 Sarin Sonia Sadan, Building Number G-11, Community Market, Vikaspuri, New Delhi India

Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Meat Industry
If India had the “Green” Revolution, the “White” Revolution, and the “Blue” Revolution, can the “Pink Revolution” be far behind? The Green Revolution had led to self-sufficiency in food grains, the White Revolution saw India occupy the Number One Position in milk production in the world, and the Blue Revolution brought about increase in fish production. This proves that the Indian farmer is
Progressive. What he needs is the lead in the right direction. Contribution of buffalo in bringing about the White Revolution in India is well known. India is now poised to achieve the Pink Revolution through buffalo. If this could be done, India can also achieve the Number one position in meat production. This could be achieved by reducing the mortality rate in male Buffalo calves (80%), and rearing the animals scientifically for quality meat production, For example, about ten million buffalo calves, which were otherwise eliminated in their very infancy, would become available for quality meat production. This will raise the standard of living of small and marginal farmers in the long run. Meat production has been neglected, and has not been given adequate attention by the scientists, policy makers, and entrepreneurs, coupled with lack of political will. If all these are combined, the meat production can be greatly enhanced. Meat production is intimately linked to quality leather production in which India has acquired Number Two position in the world after Italy. If the Government gives substantive support, both meat and leather can also achieve Number One position in the world, like milk.
In order to achieve the Pink Revolution, the following steps have been taken by the Government and the entrepreneurs in India. The Government and the Private Sector have already initiated many of the steps.
(I) Setting up of the State of Art-Abattoir-cum-Meat Processing Plants
The recent trend in India is to establish latest state-of-the-art abattoirs-cum-meat processing plants. India has already established 10 most modern state-of-art mechanized abattoirs-cum-meat processing plants in various States based on slaughtering buffaloes and sheep. These plants are environment friendly, where all the slaughterhouse byproducts are utilized in production of meat-cum-bone meal, Tallow, bone chips etc. They are also adopting appropriate technologies to obtain value added products. These plants have effluent treatment devices which treat all the washings of abattoirs, lair age etc. to safe water discharge having 30 PPM of BOD. A few more (eight) are under construction.
The plants follow all the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures required by the International Animal Health code of O.I.E. Having no social taboo, like the cow in India, with buffalo slaughter, these plants mostly produce buffalo meat for export. India is becoming a major buffalo meat producing country and will be a main player in the international market with additional establishment of the state-of-art-abattoirs cum meat processing plants and control of FMD in three zones in few years from now.
There are also four integrated poultry meat-processing plants, which follow sanitary, and phytosanitary measures of world class. The largest plant is of Venkatesara Hatcheries.
(II) Packaging of Technologies to raise male Buffalo Calves for Meat Production
In India, every year, the farmers to save dam’s milk due to non-remunerative cost of raising male animals, thus incurring a loss of about US $ 11 million per annum, remove about 10 million male calves from the buffalo production system due to intentional killing. These calves could be salvaged for meat production, which will not only improve the economic condition of the farmers but also would increase meat production for domestic consumption and export market.
In India intensive feeding of male buffalo calves has started for meat production. The male calves at the age of 6 - 8 months purchased from the farmers are quarantined for 15 days during which vaccination and de-worming are provided. Thereafter, they are fed on high protein/high energy diet to put on a weight of 120 kg in 4 months to produce quality meat. (Photograph 8) They are never fed on antibiotics, hormones and growth promoters. They are raised in organic farming. Meat from such animals is tender, lean and juicy and goes to the wet market.
(III) Buffalo Rearing under Contractual Farming as Backward Integration To the Modern Abattoirs for Meat Production
A strong need has been felt to establish a production base around each modern abattoir to produce quality disease-free animals as per the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements of O.I.E. Hind Livestock Development Foundation has established a model backward integration with 110,000 farmers who are raising more than half a million buffaloes in 2,200 villages under contractual farming system (Photographs 9, 10, 11 & 12). The Foundation is providing animal health, animal feeding and extension management services to the farmers at their doorsteps. The marketing of the animals to the meat plant is organized by the Foundation to pay them remunerative prices. This has reduced the mortality in the male calves as the Company in vaccination, de-worming and feeds provides inputs for animal rearing.
(IV) Establishing Disease-Free Zones for Rearing Animals
India is now fortunately free from most of the trade related diseases listed at List ‘A’ of the Office International des Epizooties (OIE), namely, Rinderpest, Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP), etc. India has also not reported.
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE – Mad Cow Disease). However, Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is still prevalent in an endemic form in some States in India. The Government of India has established 3 Zones with 56 Districts to control FMD in the Tenth Five Year Plan. These Zones are in the North, Central and Southern zone where most of the EOU plants are located. Hopefully, in another 2 – 3 years, OIE recognized FMD free zones with vaccination would be established in the country, which will further boost meat export. The Project has started with 100% financial assistance from the Central Government. Training of the Veterinarians and purchase of vaccines have been completed. The mass vaccination has started from October 2003.…...

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