THE EUROPEAN Commission has predicted that European beef production is set to return to "more normal" levels in its report on "Prospects for Agricultural Markets: 2002-2009. Brussels says this will result from increased prices and the end of livestock destruction schemes in March 2002 (except in the UK). Meanwhile, the report predicts a continuing rise within the EU demand for poultry and the paper predicts that the EU will become net importer of poultry. *Full report:

Full access to this article can be arranged with permission from the client that first ordered it. Please contact us to request access. Entries are uploaded to our archive at least one year after being published by a client – free access is restricted to International News Services journalists for background research only. The article date indicates when copy was filed to a client, not when posted to this archive. Upon client requests, International News Services will remove such articles from the archive or not upload them in the first place. They are included to demonstrate the breadth of topics undertaken by the agency and also to help promote clients’ coverage.