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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 19 October 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

FTAs Will Boost Beef Exports

With the US Congress ratifying three free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, the US beef export trade has been given a further boost.

The FTA with South Korea is considered to be the most significant, since it represents a market, which through the first eight months of 2011 accounted for 16 per cent of all beef exports.

August was another outstanding month for US beef exports. Beef exports set an all-time monthly value record at $514.2 million on a strong volume of 256 billion pounds.

Beef exports are on pace to set new value records in 2011 and to eclipse the $5 billion mark for the first time ever.

Despite slipping slightly from July in terms of volume, a strong August performance pushed beef exports 26 per cent higher for the year in volume (1.8 billion pounds) and 39 per cent higher in value ($3.58 billion) - of this South Korea had bought 98,171 metric tonnes.

The global cattle disease situation has seen an outbreak of bluetongue reported in Malpartida de Plasencia, Cáceres, Extremadura in Spain. To date there have been 10 cases but no deaths.

In China, there has been an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Ningxia with 389 cattle showing signs of the disease. All have been destroyed.

In last week's Beef Site newsletter, we quoted Jim Nicholson as being an MEP from Ireland, Mr Nicholson is in fact an Ulster Unionist Party Member of the European Parliament for Northern Ireland. We apoloise for this error.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

A Chaotic Beef Industry
The beef world is changing. Reversing the trend of decreasing cow numbers is proving to be traumatic, but one should avoid the word chaotic because the beef world has a lot of structure and is far from disorganised, writes BeefTalk from the North Dakota State University.
Controlling The Amount Heifers Eat At The Feed Bunk
Heifers being prepared for breeding don't have to eat like pigs, stuffing themselves at all-you-can-eat feed bunks with unlimited refills, according to scientists at a Montana State University experiment station.
Counterintuitive Keys To Feeding Cattle Expensive Corn
Corn is high. Logically, that means feeders will sell cattle lighter with fewer days on feed, right? Not exactly. That’s what Shawn Walter, Professional Cattle Consultants (PCC), told attendees at the recent Feeding Quality Forum, writes Miranda Reiman from Certified Angus Beef.
Ukraine – Livestock and Products Annual Report 2011
Production of beef will continue to fall in Ukraine. Veal and meat from dairy cows will constitute the vast majority of production, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates October 2011
The forecast of total red meat and poultry production is raised, reflecting higher beef, pork, and turkey production, but lower broiler production according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for October.
Pfizer Animal Health
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* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


 » FMD NEWS: One New FMD Outbreak In China
 » One New FMD Outbreak in China
 » China's Farm Produce Prices Down

   United Kingdom

 » New Farmer’s Procurement Agreements Guide
 » Ensuring The Most Cost-Effective Finishing
 » Sainsbury’s To Doubling Its Sourcing Of UK Food
 » Government ‘Here To Help’ UK Meat Exporters
 » Vets Criticise Badger Vaccine Project Conclusions
 » LMC: Cattle Kill Under Renewed Pressure
 » Call For Progress On Groceries Code Adjudicator
 » New Export Website Launched by EBLEX
 » North Yorkshire Farmers Offered BVD Control Advice

   United States

 » Passage Of Currency Reform Bill - FTAs Fairer
 » CME: USDA Release Latest Grain Estimates
 » Congress Gives Approval To Free Trade Agreements
 » CME: 2012 Beef Production Estimates Down
 » CME: S.Korea FTA Good News For Beef Exports
 » Beef Exports Show Strong Growth
 » Cattle Outlook: Export Potential From Korea FTA
 » Corn And Soybean Consumption
 » CME: Beef & Pork Exports Record High
 » CME: USDA Announces Reports To Be Dropped
 » Weekly Roberts Market Report


 » Cattle Market Alert: Supplies Lifted After Holiday
 » Beef Exports To South Asia Firm
 » Weekly Cattle Summary
 » ABA: MLA Must Start Wind Up
 » Opportunities To Increase Phosphorus Efficiency
 » Cattle Market Alert:

   Hong Kong

 » Hong Kong Beef Imports Slow Down In August
Animax Veterinary Health

 » Danish Crown Attracts Strong Interest In Cologne

   New Zealand

 » Scholarship Takes Young Farmer To Mexico
 » Second Food Price Fall Shows The Market Works
 » Farmers Back MAF Merger

   European Union

 » Member States Respond To CAP Reform
 » CAP Reforms Fail Europe's Farm Animals, Says CIWF
 » EC To Recover CAP Expenditure From Member States


 » Frozen Beef Stocks Remain High In Japan


 » Algeria Remains Africa’s Largest Food Importer


 » Industry Experts Gather To Increase Beef Exports


 » Does Converting Cow Manure To Electricity Pay Off?


 » Canada & Russia Grow Livestock Trade Partnerships


 » Govt Promises More Modern Processing Facilities


 » OIE: Bluetongue Reported In Spain


 » Big Demand For Heifers
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