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Wednesday 5th December 2012.
Chris Harris - TheBeefSite Editor in Chief

Chris Harris
Editor in Chief

Editorial - Focus on Cattle Health

The way in which herd health is managed could change radically over the next 20 years, thanks to developments in molecular technology - this was one of the conclusions from a recent meeting in Brussels on 'Advances in Diagnostics'.

The meeting heard how developments in molecular technology are opening new possibilities for animal disease prevention and control.

"This application of molecular technology means that we can now understand diseases and animal health at a more fundamental level than ever before - at the gene level - and that will have a major impact on the way we approach animal health in the near future," said Dr Kirk Adams, director of product management at Life Technologies', who sponsored the meeting.

Also on cattle health, the EU has earmarked more than €199 million to support programmes to eradicate, control and monitor animal diseases and zoonoses, aiming to further strengthen the protection of human and animal health in 2013.

In Australia, Queensland's Minister for Agriculture has met in Rockhampton with AgForce, the Cattle Council, the Australian Brahman Breeders' Association, agents and landowners to discuss the Bovine Johne's disease outbreak in the state.

A recent UK study has established a direct link between tuberculosis (TB) in cattle and badgers. Transmission of TB between the animal has been tracked on a local scale for the first time, using a combination of bacterial whole genome DNA sequencing and mathematical modelling.

The findings highlight the potential for the use of next generation sequencing as a tool for disentangling the impact of badgers on TB outbreaks in cows at the farm level.

Volatility in agricultural commodity prices looks set to continue into 2013, according to a new report from Rabobank.

Also in the news in the last week, the US and Mexico have signed a landmark agreement by which the two countries will share and manage water from the Colorado River, allowing them to better respond to drought and other environmental challenges.

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This Weeks Articles and Analysis

Stocker Strategies Affect Value
When corn was $3 per bushel and finished cattle were clocking in at younger and younger ages the stocker phase seemed less important. However, after a decade of increasing feed prices, stocker cattle may become vital to production again, advises the Certified Angus Beef Brand.

Can Big Be Beautiful? Large-scale Livestock Units
Sustainability, or the 'capacity to endure' has three principal pillars: economic, environmental and social, according to Farmsliver.

Food Production Accounts for 29 Per Cent of GHG Emissions
Feeding the world releases up to 17,000 megatonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, according to analysis by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Iowa Farm Outlook - Beef and Pork Price Relationships
The relationship between the prices of beef and pork since 1990 are explored by Lee Schulz in the current 'Iowa Farm Outlook'.

An Outcomes Model to Evaluate Risks and Benefits of Escherichia Coli Vaccination in Beef Cattle
For the cattle farmers and processors E.coli 0157 can create extra costs, legal issues and more importantly a public health concern, according to H. Scott Hurd (Iowa State University) and Sasidhar Malladi (University on Minnesota). Researchers at Iowa State University have developed a model that analyses the problems of E.coli evaluating the impact of the bacterium on key epidemiological outcomes.

Company News

Gene Technology to Manage Animal Health
BELGIUM - The way in which herd and flock health is managed could change radically over the next 20 years thanks to developments in molecular technology - this was one of the conclusions from a recent meeting in Brussels on Advances in Diagnostics.
Market Reports

Irish CSO - Livestock Slaughterings October 2012 Review
USDA Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade - November 2012
Irish CSO: Agricultural Price Indices - 2012 - Preliminary Estimates
UK Total Income from Farming 2011 – 2nd Estimate
USDA Agricultural Prices: November Farm Prices Received Index Down 6 Points
QMS Monthly Market Report - November 2012

Global Beef Industry News


MLA: Throughput Remains Steady Wednesday
Johne's Disease Present in Herd for Many Years
NSW Govt Threaten to Limit Water Buy Back Amount
Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
AACo Wins Agribusiness Export Award
Johne's Quarantine Covers 158 Queensland Farms
Indian Couch Grass Help for Burdekin Farmers
New Genomic Predictors for Improved Reproduction
Banks Called on to Pass Cuts to Rural Sector

   European Union

Copa Cogeca Warn of Beef Markets Crisis
EU Gives Go-ahead to Lactic Acid in Meat Processing
LMC: Great Britain Tops EU Deadweight Prices
EU Earmarks €199M to Support Measures to Combat Animal Diseases

   United Kingdom

Banks Alerted to Weather Impacts on Businesses
Farming Can Meet 3m Tonne GHG Reduction Target by 2020
Over 1,400 Badgers Vaccinated
Study Proves Direct Link Between Cattle TB, Badgers
NFU Scotland Works to Safeguard Future Beef
Total Income from Farming Rising
Composts, Digestates Not Suitable for Bedding
Schmallenberg Virus – Updated Testing Results
LMC: Liveweight Average up 5p/kg
NFU: Renewable Fuel Crucial to Future Energy Needs


Cattle Receive Half of Farm Subsidies

   Russian Federation

Russian Interest In EBLEX at Eurotier


Canadian Beef Supplies Remain Tight
Tax Deferrals for More Livestock Farmers
Agency Hits Back at TV Meat Inspection Attack
State Encourages Innovation in Processors and Producers
New State-of-the-Art Livestock ER Trailers Set for Alberta
Beef Sales Hoped to Strengthen through Ranchers Project


Rural Community Commits to FMD Vaccination


Russia Suspends Import Embargo on Brazilian Meat

   New Zealand

Disputes Continue over One-Plan Policy
Dairy Export Volumes Show Large Increase


Exports Hit 10-Year Low


OIE: Armenian Anthrax Outbreak Reported


Irish Cattle Slaughterings Rise
Irish Agricultural Production Costs Rise
New Figures from CSO Underline Need to Address Rising Costs
Government Must Fully Support Farming Sector This Year


US, Mexico Sign Landmark Water-Sharing Agreement
Rabobank 2013 Outlook: Grain Markets Remain Volatile

   United States

US Agricultural Trade to Hit Record Levels
CME: Futures Run out of Steam
Sources of E. coli: Not Always What They Seem
Colorado Bovine Trichomoniasis Update
Secretary Vilsack Reponds to Soaring US Exports
Cattle Outlook: Lowest Cattle on Feed Numbers for October
2012: US Crop Year-End Review
CME: Decline in US Beef Exports
November Ag Products Index Up
Single Farm Payments Start on Time
2013 US Beef Shortage to be Met with Imports
CME: Restaurant Index Drops Below 100 Points
NBA Praises Good Apples in NIMEA's All-Encompassing Barrel


Foot and Mouth Disease Reported Again in Taiwan


Chile Beef Bulletin, Pork Production up 9.4 Per Cent


Agricultural Output Increases by 4.4 Per Cent


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