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Wednesday 29th June 2016.
Alice Mitchell - TheBeefSite Editor

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Canadian Cattle Gain Access to New Markets

There were two pieces of good news for Canadian cattle farmers this week, as their exports gained access to both Turkish and Mexican markets.

New access was opened in Turkey for Canadian breeding cattle, offering the potential of being a top export market, according to Canada’s Agriculture and Trade ministers – click here to read more.

Meanwhile in Mexico, trade with Canada in beef products has been fully normalised after years of restrictions following a Canadian outbreak of BSE in May 2003.

Mexico re-opened to beef from cattle under-30-months (UTM) of age later that year after an initial closure, but remained closed to beef from over-30-month (OTM) cattle and some UTM offal. Trade in these products will resume from 1 October.

“Averaging more than $130 million annually during the past five years, Mexico has ranked consistently as one of Canada’s top three export markets for beef and veal products,” commented Canadian Meat Council Executive Director Jim Laws - read more.

In other news, the UK voted to leave the European Union last Thursday, with far-reaching implications. Click here to read a round-up of the reaction from farming organisations in the UK and around the world.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Harvesting Cereals for Beef Diets
Cereals provide livestock farmers with a variety of feeding options which can be adapted to meet the needs of the rotation, the livestock and the production system. AHDB's scientific officer (Beef) Sarah Pick discussed farmers' cereal options.

Company News

Livestock Event to Become One-Day Dairy Event from 2017
UK - Livestock Event organiser, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is returning the event to its traditional time slot with next year’s event scheduled for 6 September at The NEC, accompanied by a name change to the National Dairy Event.
Minister of Agriculture to Answer Brexit Questions at Livestock 2016
UK - Minister of Agriculture George Eustice MP will officially open Livestock Event, the UK industry’s leading show within the sector to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 6 July. He will be responding to queries on the Referendum outcome, whilst the following day, farmers will be able question industry influencers on the EU Vote at an Open Forum with RABDF president, Lord Curry of Kirkharle; NFU president, Meurig Raymond; UKTI Agri-Tech specialist, Clive Blacker and RABDF vice chairman, farmer and cheese producer, Peter Alvis.
For Agribusiness, Social Media Has Changed Everything Forever, Says Adrian Moss
GLOBAL - The feed and livestock industry is becoming increasingly aware of the opportunities and threats posed by social media.
Market Reports

USDA Cattle on Feed - 25 June 2016
USDA Cold Storage - 25 June 2016
USDA Livestock Slaughter - Record High Pork Production for May
UK Slaughter Statistics - May 2016
AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 27 June 2016

Global Beef Industry News


Mexican Markets Reopen to Canadian Beef
Canadian Cattle Gain Access to Turkish Market

   United States

CME: Beef in Cold Storage Decline Neutral for Market
CME: Increased Cattle on Feed Bring Placements Back to 'Normal' Levels
CME: US Red Meat Production Up in Year so Far
New Technique Reduced Salmonella in Ground Meat by 90 Per Cent
CME: Analysts Make Wide-Ranging Estimates Ahead of Cattle on Feed Report
Will El Niño Bring a La Niña Drought to the US Midwest?

   European Union

EU Urged to Provide More Measures to Alleviate Market Pressure
EU Compound Feed Production Up in 2015

   United Kingdom

UK Farmers Call for Reassurance on EU Support Schemes
Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows
Research Looks Into Preventing Further Resistance to Dewormers
Brexit Vote: Farming Industry Reaction
Scottish Meat Industry Pushes for Recognition of Low BSE Risk

   New Zealand

Concerns Over New Zealand's Meat Export Markets if Brexit Happens


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