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Wednesday 7th December 2016.
Alice Mitchell - TheBeefSite Editor

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Canadian Farmers to Receive Help with TB Investigation Costs

Last week, government officials in Canada announced that producers experiencing extraordinary costs due to bovine tuberculosis (TB) quarantine measures will be eligible for financial assistance.

A cow from Alberta, Canada that was slaughtered in the US tested positive for bovine TB in late September. Since then the country has been conducting tracing operations to examine animals that may have come into contact with the infected cow. This has involved quarantining animals on a number of farms.

The money available under the AgriRecovery Framework should help producers with the costs of the quarantines, including feeding and water infrastructure, feed for the animals, transportation, cleaning and disinfection as well as interest costs on loans due to the circumstances.

Ministers expressed understanding of the complexity of the bovine tuberculosis situation, and the need for government and industry to work together to ensure programme details reflect the needs of producers.

"We welcome the announcement of financial support for the producers facing this devastating situation. The investigation is taking an enormous physical, emotional, and financial toll on these producers and we greatly appreciate the federal and provincial governments taking these steps to ease their financial burden," said Rich Smith, Executive Director of farming organisation Alberta Beef Producers – click here to read more.


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Global Beef Industry News

   South Africa

SA Reminds Namibia to Test Export Cattle for TB

   United Kingdom

Selecting Replacement Heifers
UK Food Producers Call for Tariff-free Access to Europe's Single Market

   Canada

ABP Welcomes AgriRecovery Announcement
Canadian Beef Industry Works to Sustainably Increase Production

   United States

More Cattle Trading on Negotiated Basis
Multigenerational Cattle Operations Under Threat
Cattle Outlook: Cattle Slaughter, Beef Production Up
CME: Positive Picture for US Beef Exports

   Ireland

IFA: Winter Finishers Need Substantial Beef Price Increase
Prediction of Beef Price Decline Indicates "Too Many Cattle" in Ireland

   Australia

Australia's Love of Beef Driving Nitrogen Pollution

   New Zealand

Rabobank Survey Shows NZ Farmers Look to 2017 with Optimism

   Global

Certification Would Ensure Quality Welfare During Cattle Transport

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