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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 24 Februray 2010
Wednesday 24th February 2010
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: NFU Conference: Delivering Farming's Future

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) conference in the UK kicked off yesterday with a day of political sessions.

The Common Agricultural Policy was discussed along with the future of farming, food security and climate change.

The Secretary of State Hilary Benn came under fire over his decision on the eradication of bovine tuberculosis. Although still refusing to carry out a badger cull, he said that the government would continue to invest in badger and cattle vaccines.

A report this week from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) makes suggestions for a more sustainable livestock sector.

The report says that urgent investments, major agricultural research efforts and robust governance are required to ensure that the world's livestock sector responds to a growing demand for animal products whilst contributing to reducing poverty, food security, environmental sustainability and human health.

Perhaps controversially, the report suggests taxes and fees for natural-resource use or payments for environmental services to encourage producers to ensure that livestock production is carried out in a sustainable way.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Future Of CAP Post 2013
With talks on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in full swing, Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor speaks with Tom Hind, Head of Economics and International Affairs for the National Farmers' Union (NFU) to find out what post 2013 holds.
Success With Sexed Semen
Sexed semen has been operating for over 10 years. Charlotte Johnston, The CattleSite junior editor speaks with Hugh Pocock from Cogent UK to find out how it works and what the benefits are.
Genomics To Improve Your Business
Today’s beef cattle are the result of selection processes that have been refined for centuries. Producers have developed a strong genetic base and are designing cattle to meet the production criteria needed to fit their individual environments, says North Dakota State University beef specialist, Kris Ringwall.
Livestock And Products Annual Report - Japan 2009
In 2010 the Japanese beef market is expected to grow slightly to 1.195 million MT. Despite strong demand, Export Verification Program (EVP) restrictions will limit US beef exports to 91,000 MT, up eight per cent from the previous year, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
* Company News

Opportunities for Production, Processing In Asia in 2011
THAILAND - The organisers of VIV Asia 2011 say the show will offer world class opportunities for animal production and processing.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


 » FMD News: Brazil Looking to Solve FMD Problem
 » Towards A More Sustainable Livestock Sector
 » Â£2m Bid To Tackle African Cattle Disease

   United States

 » US And Canadian Cattle Numbers Fall
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » CME: 1 January Cattle Inventory Lowest in 15 Years
 » MSU Considers How To Deal With Budget Cuts
 » Year-end Export Totals Show Positive Trends For US Beef
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Beef Imports Up
 » US Cattle on Feed Down Three Per Cent
 » Research Focuses On Mycobacterial Diseases
 » CME: Highlights of Cattle on Feed Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Soft Red Winter Wheat Update
 » Watch Stored Grain So Little Problems Don’t Become Big
 » Breeding Soundness Exams Are Cheap Insurance
 » CME: Frozen Meat, Poultry Stocks Remain Low
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » The Use Of Antibiotics In Livestock Production


 » More Pigs, Poultry In Croatia But Fewer Cattle
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 » Argentinean Beef Consumption To Drop

   United Kingdom

 » NFU CONFERENCE - Farming for the Future
 » NFU CONFERENCE - Minister Greeted with Protests of TB Policy
 » NFU CONFERENCE - Fighting the British Corner in Europe
 » UK Slaughter Statistics
 » Policy Progress Promotes Positive Outlook
 » Crop Damage Assessment to Get Underway
 » Bleeding Calf Syndrome: Update
 » Scotland Achieves TB-Free Status
 » Innovative Steak Cuts Improve Beef Prices
 » On-Line Animal Database Is The Way Forward
 » Help In Eradicating Brucellosis

   European Union

 » BSE Testing Back On European Agenda
 » EU Council Agrees In Principle On Better Welfare Labels

 » Stocktake Report Needs To Connect With Grassroots Producers
 » Another Challenging Year Ahead For Beef
 » Red Meat Matters For A Mighty Mind
 » Chilled Wholesale Prices Creep Up In Japan
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Industry Fights Against Beef Imports From BSE Countries


 » Better Vaccines Against Rift Valley Fever Outbreak


 » Brazil Looking to Solve FMD Problem
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 » Vaccinating Against Bluetongue


 » EuroTier 2010 Inspires Strong Demand From Exhibitors


 » IFA Urges Beef Companies To Raise Prices To Producers


 » Alberta Reduces Regulatory Costs For Cattle Producers
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