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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 2 March 2011

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Editorial: South Korean Govt Accepts Fault In Controlling FMD

The South Korean government has admitted that it is to blame for the uncontrolled spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD) across the country, citing poor quarantine measures in the early stages.

Damage caused by FMD is around three trillion Won (US$2.6 billion), the country's farm minister, Yoo Jeong-bok said last week.

South Africa has reported 12 outbreaks of FMD in the KwaZulu-Natal region. Of 473 cattle tested, 224 were infected, although no clinical signs of the disease were observed.

The government has suspended all exports of cloven hoofed animals and animal products. Vaccination by State Veterinary Services will be allowed only in the affected areas of KwaZulu Natal.

A dramatic decline in brucellosis, a serious disease affecting both livestock and humans in Tajikistan, is being hailed as the first major victory of the recently privatised national animal health service.

Commenting on the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Act (GIPSA) proposed rule, the US National Farmers Union has said: "The proposed rule is a much-needed regulatory measure to combat the market concentration that has taken place in the last 30 years.

"The top four beef packers control over 81 per cent of the sales of cattle for slaughter in the US, this concentration allows packers monopsony power and significantly harms farmers and ranchers."

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Protozoal Disease in Cattle
Coccidia and Cryptosporidium are both protozoal parasites that can cause infection in young animals, particularly calves, leading to scour which is frequently fatal if left untreated. Protozoa are spread by a resistant infective stage called an oocyst that can survive outside the host animal.
National Cattle Breeding Herd Stabilises
Latest official data suggest a stabilisation in the national dairy as well as beef herd, bringing to an end the progressive annual decline in UK breeding cow numbers recorded for more than a decade, according to the latest beef market outlook from EBLEX, the industry body for beef and lamb levy payers.
Estimated Performance Of Irish Cattle Farms In 2010
James Breen and Kevin Hanrahan from Teagasc, look at the estimated performance of Irish cattle farms in 2010, including estimated input usage and prices, and estimated outputs.
Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income 2010-2020
Market and sector income prospects elaborated on the basis of specific assumptions regarding macroeconomic conditions, the agricultural and trade policy environment, weather conditions and international market developments from the European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development.
Genus - Value through science and genomics
* Company News

Act Quickly At First Signs Of Pneumonia Symptoms
GENERAL - When cattle start showing visible pneumonia symptoms they could well have been suffering from the adverse effects of the disease for two days.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


 » FMD NEWS: EC Partly Lifts Protection Measures
 » Protection Measures Lifted After Implementation Of EU Rules

   United Kingdom

 » Stunning Use Under Halal, Kosher Practices Revealed
 » Specialist Training To Eradicate BVD
 » UK Slaughter Statistics - February 2011
 » Relaxation On Use Of Recycled Waste Products
 » Ulster Follows BVD Scottish Example
 » Ulster NBA Responds To CAP Proposals
 » UK Attacked for Not Backing Organic
 » Dunbia Helps Launch New College Beef Unit

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   European Union

 » EU GM Import Decision a Step in the Right Direction
 » Sustaining Europe's Dairy Producers - A Necessity


 » Vaccines Market In 2015 To Reach US$5.6 Billion
 » Better Technology Needed To Feed The World

   United States

 » New Tag Requirements For Kentucky Breeding Cattle
 » CME: Daily Livestock Report
 » The Costly Consequences Of Regulating Dust
 » Illinois Prof Awarded Prize For Genetic Research
 » Welfare Committee Briefs Capitol Hill At DC Meeting
 » Cattle Outlook
 » Commercial Red Meat Production in January
 » Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale Sets Record
 » Check Stock For Bovine Trichomoniasis
 » Logan County Stock Owner Found Guilty Of Cruelty
 » GIPSA Briefing Highlights Positive Impacts For Producers
 » Fighting FMD With DNA Vaccine


 » Weakened Demand For Beef In January 2011
 » UFU Raises Concerns Over Mercosur Trade Deal
 » UFU Calls For Better Market Return For Beef


 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Reproduction Research To Transform Industry

   Korea, South

 » FMD-Related Damages Hover Around 3 Tln Won
 » PM Admits to Gov't Error in Countering FMD


 » Crushing Brucellosis In Central Asian Republic

   New Zealand

 » Canterbury Clean Up Begins


 » New Reports Show Bright Future for Agriculture
 » Spring Grazing For Healthy Pastures


 » Argentinean Beef Exports Down In 2010-11
 » Tierra del Fuego Declared Brucellosis Free

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   South Africa

 » Foot and Mouth Disease Breaks Out in South Africa

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