Global White Meat Chains
- Module code
- Module leader
- Stephen Chadd
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 30 hours
The comparative scale and importance of the global mono-gastric industries – the pig, poultry and fish sectors. Species comparison, relative trade dynamics, supply and demand, import / export potential country case studies. The characteristics, nature and operation of species supply chains and stakeholder relationships. Sector verticalisation, pros and cons of vertically integrated structures / models. Intensive versus extensive husbandry strategies. Uniqueness of non-ruminant products / red meat comparison. Regulatory framework for the sectors from farm to consumer, abattoir practice and logistics, QA, food safety etc. Marketing issues and challenges. Relative current and forecast demand for pig, poultry and fish produce by consumers, consumption statistics, product specification and adding value.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Critically evaluate the scale and importance of the global white meat sectors in comparison to red meat.
- Critically review developments in the structure and function of supply chains with particular reference to vertical integration.
- Discuss in detail ways to safeguard meat product safety and quality throughout the supply chain in support of ensuring consumer confidence.
|Coursework||1 x report||50%|
|Examination||1 x 3 hour unseen exam||50%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- BPEX (2012) Pig Yearbook. BPEX
- Colwill, J. (2003) Role of the farmer in the poultry meat food chain. Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust.
- FAO (2001) Integrated Agriculture – aquaculture. FAO
- FAO (2009) Environmental impact assessment and monitoring in aquaculture – requirements, practices, effectiveness and improvements. FAO
- FAO (2011) Aquaculture farmer organisations and cluster management – concepts and experience. FAO
- FAO (2012) The state of world fisheries and aquaculture. FAO
- Green,N. (2004) Opportunities for innovation in the pig supply chain. Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust
- Little, D.C. and Edwards, P. (2003) Integrated livestock-fish farming systems. FAO.
- Lucas, J.S and Southgate, P.C. (2012) Aquaculture – farming aquatic animals and plants.
- Stickney, R.R.(2005) Aquaculture: an introductory text. CABI.
- Fish Farmer
- Manning,L. and Baines, R.N. (2004) Globalisation: a study of the poultry meat supply chain. British Food Journal , Vol 106,
- Manning,L.J, Baines,R.N and Chadd, S.A. (2007) Trends in the global poultry meat supply chain, British Food Journal, Vol. 109 Iss: 5, pp.332 - 342
- Pig Market Trends
- Poultry World Journal
- World’s Poultry science Journal. WPSA