Meat Supply Chain

Newsletter No. 67 - Item 3

Figure 1 is taken from a slide 18 in a presentation by Rabobank at the World Meat Congress of 2008. The presentation is no longer available on line.  This presentation discussed the impact of biodiesel on the ruminant livestock sector. The graphic is simplistic, yet illustrates well the processes from farm to plate.

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Figure 1 - meat supply chain [Source: Rabobank International]

Understanding the many factors that influence the price of our products is an important issue to the success of any business. Slide 5 (see Figure 2) of the same presentation by Rabobank included an excellent illustration quantifying the different factors that impact on commodity prices.

Figure 2 - Factors influencing agricultural commodity prices

Figure 2 - Factors influencing agricultural commodity prices

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