Disease-Related Trade Restrictions Shaped Animal Product Markets in 2004 and Stamp Imprints on 2005 Forecasts
by Donald Blayney
Outlook No. (LDPM-13301) 16 pp, August 2005
Disease outbreaks and related trade restrictions that affected U.S. animal product markets and exports in 2003 continued to constrain markets in 2004. U.S. cattle and beef markets were most affected. Pork, dairy, and lamb markets did not face any direct disease issues but both U.S. and international outbreaks of Avian Influenza buffeted poultry markets. Forecasts of 2005 U.S. animal-products trade reflect expected market responses given the uncertainties surrounding cattle and beef markets in the United States.
Keywords: Avian Influenza, AI, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, BSE, animal products, beef, cattle, hogs, pork, poultry, dairy, sheep, trade
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