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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 7 July 2010

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Wednesday 7th July 2010
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: A Look At The Import Markets

The US is gearing up its presence in Japan, as imports of US beef continue to expand.

Beef imports from the US are expected to increase further in coming months, boosted by higher production.

Korean meat demand will grow as economic recovery boosts meat consumption.

This has increased demand for feed corn in South Korea, which is the world's third largest corn buyer.

Chinese beef imports jumped by 30 per cent year on year during the first five months of 2010.

New Zealand and Uruguay beef imports have increased, offsetting a fall in Australia and Brazilian beef.

UK and Irish farming unions have outlined their strong reservations about the reopening of EU - Mercosur trade talks.

They believe that a trade deal between these blocs will seriously damage the livestock sector.

The Presidents of the Irish Farmers' Association and the National Farmers' Union said that consumers would not accept beef imports that fail to meet EU standards and that come at a high cost in term of climate change and destruction of the rainforest.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Adding Value To A Weaned Calf Marketing Systems
There has been much debate regarding the profitability of preconditioning calves. The debate seems to be similar to the one surrounding creep feeding and the question is always “does it pay?” Speaking at the Beef Improvement Forum, Mike John says that this depends on a number of factors.
Veal Calves In The Netherlands
Veal is produced in the Netherlands according to stringent regulations. In 2008 the existing IKB quality scheme for veal calves was updated. IKB stands for Integrale Keten Beheersing – total surveillance of animal production. There are two separate schemes for veal calves: one for animals producing white meat and one for those yielding rosé meat.
Tuberculosis: Concerns And The Future
Steve Maddox, a dairy farmer from California, tells an audience at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, how tuberculosis (TB) has effected his business and the changes he has made to prevent future disturbances.
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
* Company News

VIV China To Reflect Growth Perspectives
CHINA - The 'Grand International Edition' of VIV China will be held in Beijing on 6 to 8 September 2010. The international world of suppliers and buyers active in China will come together at the NCIEC, located near the international airport.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


 » FMD NEWS: FMD Shipment Ban Nears End in Japan
 » Eradicating Johnes Disease
 » Meriden Transforms Orego-Stim Website
 » Oppposition To Mercosur Trade Talks

   European Union

 » EFSA Clears Vitamin E As Feed Additive
 » GM Maize, Simplification Of CAP And Dairy Markets
 » Surge In Demand For Hereford Beef
 » European Parliament Pushes for Cloning Ban

   United States

 » Improving Beef Cattle
 » Huerta Receives AMSA Award
 » Environmental Management Standards Up For Review
 » NCBA 2010 Summer Conference
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » USDA Finalises Ground Beef Standards
 » US Gearing Up Presence In Japan
 » Cattle Quarantined After Contact With Gas Wastewater
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: USDA June Acreage Report
 » CME: Livestock Producers, Processors and Markets
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Supply Issues
 » Beef Stocker Unit Provides Timely Beef Research

Genus - Value through science and genomics

 » AFBI Scientists Leading The Fight Against Brucellosis
 » Opposing Mercosur Talks
 » €1M Funding to Improve Cattle & Sheep Breeding

   United Kingdom

 » Government Must Step In To Help Beef Industry
 » LMC Report: Improved Steak Demand In 2010
 » Export Conference Success
 » Dealing With The Dry Spell
 » Realising the Potential of Anaerobic Digestion

   Korea, South

 » Economic Growth To Spur Korean Meat Demand


 » ABA Sucess At Beef Forum
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » "Hot Topics" In Cattle Council's 2010 Yearbook


 » Foot-and-Mouth Shipment Ban Nears End

Animax Veterinary Health

 » Chinese Beef Imports Jump 30 Per Cent


 » Uruguayan Cattle Industry Faces Supply Concerns

   New Zealand

 » Strengthening New Zealand-Korea FTA Progress


 » Ontario Farmers Look For Change
 » Trade Mission Advances Beef Access to China
 » Making Cattle Industry More Competitive


 » EuroTier 2010: 1,700 Exhibitors from 46 Countries


 » Brazilian Mission to Unlock EU Beef Negotiations

That's all for this week!

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