Meat Market Observatory launched
The Commission has today launched a new Meat Market Observatory aimed at improving market transparency for the beef & veal and the pigmeat sectors, thereby helping operators to read market signals and to cope better with market volatility.
First announced by Commissioner Hogan at the March 2016 Agriculture Council meeting, the Meat Market Observatory follows the model of the Milk Market Observatory that was established in April 2014.
The Observatory takes the form of a website with different sections, which will provide regular, and timely, reporting of prices, production and trade, with some short-term analysis, complemented by an Economic Board comprising representatives from different parts of the chain that will meet a few times a year.
The Observatory website can be found here.