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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 18 May 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Export Markets

The Australian beef expo, Beef 2012, has received A$2.2 million funding from the federal government. The funds will be used to improve the he profitability and productivity of Australian producers, processors and retailers, by bringing in new customers from overseas and emphasising the opportunities new technology can provide the industry.

Across the waters, New Zealand beef is proving to be a breakout success in Korea. “Melt in the mouth”, “juicy” and “tender” was the verdict from hundreds of Koreans surveyed at the New Zealand pavilion of Seoul Food & Hotel, held over four days at the end of April.

A range of prime steak cuts were showcased by Beef and Lamb New Zealand at the expo. As well as tastings, the group also highlighted the breadth of meat New Zealand exports to Korea, with a display of key grass-fed beef cuts as well as a couple of frozen beef offal products.

US beef exports to the Middle East grew by more than one-third in volume and more than 75 per cent in value, throughout 2010.

The English Beef and Lamb Executive has announced that South African markets have opened to UK beef for the first time in 15 years.

Domestically produced deboned beef from anatomically recognisable cuts, as well as a significant range of offal, can now be sold into South Africa, which was the largest non-EU market for English beef prior to the BSE crisis in 1996.

Beef exports from the UK rose to £331 million in 2010, their highest level since 1996.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Bovine Trichomoniasis In The US
Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease of cattle, characterised primarily by early pregnancy loss and, occasionally, by abortion and pyometra. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor speaks with Dr Keith Roehr, Colorado State Vet, about the disease.
Adding And Capturing Calf Value
Cattlemen may hear about the shrinking beef industry and wonder about their role in the future.
Suckler Beef Production In Ireland: Stocking Rates
Research by Paul Crosson and Mark McGee, at Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre focuses on profitability for suckler beef production. This section looks at the importance of stocking rates.
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook - May 2011
High feed prices have put pressure on both dairy and beef farmers over the last year, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
Animax Veterinary Health
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Medical Card Highlights Farm Zoonoses
UK - A new medical health card, created by the Women’s Food & Farming Union (WFU), has been produced in order to educate farmers and those working with livestock of the possible animal diseases that can also infect humans. The card also aims to inform GPs of the possible diseases and what they should look out for.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   South Africa

 » FMD Breaks Out in South African Buffaloes


 » Identify Livestock Genes To Protect Against Nagana

   United Kingdom

 » Beef Expo 2011 Offers Boost To Beef Businesses
 » Scottish Beef Farmers In Better Position
 » LMC Report: April Classification Statistics
 » British Beef Carcase Quality Improvement Slows
 » Industry Initiative Tackles Calf Rearing Losses
 » Farmer's Victory After Three-Year Battle
 » South Africa Now Open For UK Beef Exports
 » EBLEX Conference On Profitable Upland Production
 » John Godfrey Chairs ADHB
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   United States

 » Beef Exports To Middle East Remain Red Hot
 » Beef Producers Invited To Greenhorn Grazing Series
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Call For Implementation Of Trade Agreements
 » Whole Foods Improves Lives Of Farm Animals
 » Corn Supply Tight Despite Projected Record Crop
 » Committee On Animal Health Holds Public Meetings
 » A Rebound In World Grain Production Expected
 » Trade Agreements Needed Urgently, Says NCBA
 » Spring Beef Demand And Record High Cattle Prices
 » CME: Selloff In Commodities Impacts Corn Futures
 » USMEF: US Red Meat Exports Accelerate Pace
 » Cattle Outlook: Strong Export Markets Continue
 » US Prices Continue To Ease
 » Opportunities For Small Processing Plants In Iowa
 » CME: Record Beef, Pork Prices
 » $5.5 Million To Develop New Algae-Based Feeds
 » Online Air Quality Tool To Help Lower Emissions

   New Zealand

 » Putting New Zealand Beef On The Menu In Korea
 » Agricultural Statistics Show Lack Of Intensity


 » Marfrig Achieves Best Ever Quarterly Revenue
 » JBS Sales To Middle East & Africa Expand


 » Beef Exports To South Asia Pull Back
 » Cargill, Teys To Combine Beef Businesses
 » Australian Cattle Summary: Prices Continue To Fall
 » A$2.2 Million Funding To Boost Exports
 » Hereford Bull Sells For Record A$70,000


 » China's Farm Produce Prices Dropped Last Week
 » Illegal Additive Buyers For Food Must Give Names
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health

 » SuKarne Inaugurates New Cattle & Slaughter Facilities

   European Union

 » Presidency Urges Compromise Over Cloned Foods
 » EU Celebrates Veterinary Week
 » NFU Backs European Approach on AMR


 » DDGS Sales To Southeast Asia Up 27 Per Cent
 » Controlling Trypanosomosis In West Africa
 » Deathly Drought In Africa's Horn


 » Livestock Culling Starts Near Fukushima Plant


 » Manitoba Beef Producers Require Flood Assistance


 » Egypt Expands Imports Of US DDGS


 » Call For Ban On Non-therapeutic Use Of Antibiotics
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