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Wednesday 16th March 2016.
Alice Mitchell - TheBeefSite Editor

Alice Mitchell

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Full Access Secured for US Beef Exports to Peru

The US government has reached agreement with the government of Peru to remove barriers for US beef exports that have remained in effect since 2003, opening one of the fastest growing markets in Latin America to all American beef and beef products.

In 2015, the United States exported $25.4 million in beef and beef products to Peru.

Since the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) entered into force in 2009, US beef and beef products have grown substantially but have been hampered due to burdensome certification requirements installed by Peru in 2003.

"Since 2009, the United States and Peru have enjoyed one of the strongest bilateral trade relationships in the Western Hemisphere, and today it became much stronger," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack after meeting with officials from the government of Peru – click here to read more.

Also this week, the US Department of Agriculture announced it is looking for vaccine manufacturers as part of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) preparedness plans.

There has not been a case of FMD in the US since 1929, but the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) said it has held extensive conversations with livestock producers and related industries, and those involved recognised there is an increased need for a steady vaccine supply to combat the disease should it enter the country.

To address moderate or large-scale FMD outbreaks, APHIS said it is prepared to use vaccine to protect cattle, pigs, sheep and goats in affected states.

Vaccinated animals will be allowed to live out their useful lives. This ensures continued production and maintains the domestic food supply.

A sufficient supply of stored vaccine will be necessary for this strategy to be effective. APHIS said it would like to have a minimum of 25 million doses for each of the 10 high-risk strains available - read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Australia’s Live Export Trade: Protecting Animal Welfare
Australia’s cattle history extends back to the arrival of the First Fleet when on a hot summer’s day in 1788; four cows, one bull and one bull calf were offloaded in the newly established British colony. A humble beginning for an industry that today is worth AUD12.75 billion (consumer expenditure and export value), writes Christopher Gillies.

Company News

Unpredictable Nature of Lungworm Infections Makes Vaccination Important
UK – Lungworm infections in cattle are now so unpredictable that pre-turnout vaccination of youngstock prior to their first grazing season is becoming increasingly important.
Market Reports

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Global Beef Industry News

   United States

CME: Cattle Byproduct Values Showing Slight Improvements
Full Access Secured for US Beef Exports to Peru
USDA Seeks Foot and Mouth Vaccine Makers as Part of Precautions
CME: Cattle Prices Projected to Fall Into 2018
Brazil, US Negotiate Further Market Access for Beef
Cattle Outlook: Beef, Cattle Imports Down
CME: More Beef Carcasses Grading Choice Than 2015
Research Suggests Meat Products Not a Key Source of Antibiotic Resistance
CME: Beef Cutout Values Increasing in Recent Weeks

   European Union

EU Ag Council Advocates Dairy Production Limits to Tackle Crisis
New Markets Compensated for Loss of Russia for EU Beef Exports
EU Vote for More Antibiotic Responsibility, Research Welcomed
Farmer Organisations Push for Action on Crisis Ahead of EU Meeting

   United Kingdom

Farms Alerted to End of Routine Long Term Rodenticide Baiting
Managing Cows According to Condition Score Can Improve Profitability
New Measures Against TB in Cattle to Start from April
Beef Cuts, Offal Export Campaign Pays Off

   New Zealand

NZ Launches Biosecurity Campaign After Weed Found in Fodder Beet


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