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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 13 October 2010

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Wednesday 13th October 2010
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Working To Control Animal Diseases

The EU has announced funding of €250 million to support programmes to eradicate, control and monitor animal diseases in 2011.

Diseases targeted through the programme include bluetongue, bovine tuberculosis, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and rabies.

In Northern Ireland, the government is still working hard to fight brucellosis related crimes. In 2009/10, brucellosis cost the Northern Irish beef industry £10 million.

There have been a number of incidents through which it is suspected that some individuals have purposely, and sometimes successfully, tried to infect herds with the costly disease.

Any individuals, who purposely cause brucellosis infection in cattle or are engaged in agriculture-related crime will be pursued vigorously by the Government and other relevant authorities, warned Agriculture Minister Michelle Gildernew.

Last year, an animal rights group uncovered evidence of poor welfare in a number of UK abattoirs. Following on from this, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is calling on slaughterhouses across the UK to install CCTV systems as a tool to help protect animal welfare.

To date the industry has not backed the installation of CCTV to monitor animal welfare as it says that the visual checks by the FSA staff should be sufficient.

Charlotte Johnston

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Age, Source Verification May Open Beef Markets
Weaning is a good time to consider enrolling in an age- and source-verification programme, says Karl Hoppe, Extension Service area livestock specialist at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Centre.
Australian Commodities: Beef And Veal
The Australian saleyard price for beef is forecast to increase by five per cent in 2010–11 to an average of around 301 cents a kilogram (dressed weight), in response to strong domestic restocker demand and improved consumer demand in Australia’s key export markets.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - October 2010
The forecast of total US meat production is raised for 2010 but lowered for 2011, according to the latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. Milk production is expected to fall, as feed costs increase.
Brazil - Livestock and Products Annual 2010
Beef production is forecast to increase in 2011 by 3.5 per cent and exports by 8.0 per cent, while pork output and exports will rise by 3.0 and 2.5 per cent, respectively. These are the predictions of Joao Faustino in the latest GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agriculutrual Service.
Cow Signals Training Books
* Company News

World Nutrition Forum 2010 Countdown Begins
AUSTRIA - The World Nutrition Forum 2010 takes place next week, bringing together top international experts and decision-makers to discuss the key issues affecting the future of animal production, Biomin’s NutriEconomics® programme, and the scientific, leadership and environment questions facing the feed sector today.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


 » Supplies And A$ Impact September Beef Exports
 » Record Beef Exports To Indonesia In September
 » Bull Tagging A Must For Market Transport
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Start Tick Treatment Now
 » MLA Has Lost Sight Of Its Charter

Animax Veterinary Health
   United States

 » GIPSA Rule: Animal Welfare Concerns
 » Corn and Feeder Cattle Prices Remain Volatile
 » Boosting Safety Initiatives In Colorado
 » Weekly Cattle Outlook: USDA’s October Crop Report
 » New Study Shows Benefits Of Bt Corn To Farmers
 » Confidence In Adequate Supply Of US Feed Grains
 » Weekly Outlook: Markets Get Whipsawed
 » Large US Red Meat Presence At SIAL
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » CME: Impact of Corn Estimates on Livestock, Poultry
 » Weak Currencies Could Boost Ag Export Markets

   United Kingdom

 » Food Security Conference - Abstract Deadline Nears
 » New Call for Responsible Rodent Control
 » Fighting Brucellosis
 » LMC Report: Sharp Increase In Cattle Imports
 » VLA and GVS/AGV National Conference 2010
 » NBA Urges Processors To Help Future Beef Supply
 » UFU Meets European Commission on Nitrates
 » Careful Bull Selection Paying Off
 » UK Imports Responsible For Rainforest Destruction
 » Livestock Markets Key To Healthy Food Supply Chain
 » Pressure Mounts for CCTV in Slaughterhouses
 » Renewed Optimism In The Beef Sector
 » NFU Looks To The Future Of Beef
 » Time Is Right For Beef Prices To Rise


 » Teagasc And Dawn Meats Launch Dairy Beef Initiative
 » Beef Industry Contributes To Economic Recovery
 » Cow Scans Highlight Advantage AI Issues
 » Dunbia Launches Supplier Group
 » Cattle Trade & Prices Update

   South Africa

 » Suspected FMD In South Africa


 » FMD NEWS: Botswana Vaccinates Cattle


 » Canada Looks To Promote Beef In China

VIV America Latina
   European Union

 » UK/ German Agricultural Ministers Discuss Reform
 » €250 Million To Combat Animal Diseases
 » SCoFCAH Implements New Animal By-Products Rules


 » Improving Governance Of Global Food Security


 » Marfrig in Brazil Top 50


 » Botswana Vaccinates Cattle Against FMD

   New Zealand

 » Southland Animal Welfare Allegations Raise Issues

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That's all for this week!

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