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Editorial: TB and Feed Shortage Concerns Reign in Europe

While there has been good news this week for the cattle farmers of Scotland, that their region has been declared free of bovine tuberculosis, just a few hundred miles south in Yorkshire a cattle farmer has had to destroy his herd because of the disease.

Across many other parts of the UK the disease is still a threat to herds and there is still great concern among the farming community about how the British authorities through Defra are handling the problem.

Another concern coming from the European Commission is that because of disputes over genetically modified crops, there could be a feed shortage across the EU.

Now, just as the EU has drawn up new regulations over the use and production of animal by-products, the British beef marketing agency, EBLEX, has warned that producers and processors could be missing out on a valuable addition to their income through fifth quarter products.

Chris Harris



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Animal Productivity and Genetic Diversity
Possibilities through cloning and transgenic technology have both their strengths and weakness as well as technological limitations, writes TheCattleSite Junior Editor, Charlotte Johnston.
Worldwide Impact of Drought on the Cattle Sector
Worldwide droughts are having a serious impacts on global agriculture. TheCattleSite Junior Editor, Charlotte Johnston, looks into what effects drought has had on agricultural systems and economies and the cattle sector in particular.
What Interest Rate is Your Pasture Paying?
Most pasture plants are in debt this year as the dry conditions and cold spring put most plants behind in their spring "loan payments" to their root systems.
Managing Through a Recession
After several years of favourable hay prices and generous margins, forage producers are facing a 2009 that looks less than rosy, writes Iowa State Extension Economist, William Edwards.
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* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: FMD Set to Return to Viet Nam
 » Research: Timing Influences Ease of Futures Trading
 » Asia a Valued Customer of US Feed Ingredients
 » Evolving Veterinary Education for a Safer World

   European Union

 » BLUETONGUE: Progress Being Made on Exit Strategy
 » EU to Watch Dairy Sector Collapse
 » Feed Shortage Ahead for EU Farmers
 » New Rules for Animal By-products

   Russian Federation

 » Russia May Increase Beef Quotas But Cut Pork and Poultry
   Argentina

 » Argentines to Eat Less Beef by 2011
 » Boycotts in Buenos Aires Set to End Tonight

   United States

 » Japan's New Leaders Seen Tougher on US Beef
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Rough Times Ahead For US Beef Industry
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Cattle On Feed Number Down
 » Cattle Prices Could Move Higher Due to Short Supply
 » US Vets Respond to Report into Intensive Production
 » CME: Producers Run through Hay Stocks
 » Additional Weight Category for LIP
 » First Humane Livestock Transportation Council Meeting
 » Scientists Develop Method To Detect Live E. Coli In Beef
 » Antibiotic Ban Would Compromise Food Safety
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn and Soybean Storage Decisions
 » CME: Improvement in Cattle-Corn Ratio

   United Kingdom

 » Progress Being Made on Bluetongue Exit Strategy
 » Consultation Launched on New BSE Regulations
 » Norbrook Create Drug to Eliminate Fluke and Worms
 » DEFRA Minister to Open The Dairy Event And Livestock Show
 » 2008 Bovine Tuberculosis Summary
 » Processors Missing Out on Fifth Quarter Market
 » TB Free Status Boost for Scottish Cattle Allflex
   New Zealand

 » New Zealand Beef Exports to Fall 2009-10

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Drinking Water Fears in Australia Over Cattle in Rivers
 » Anthrax Warning in Australia
 » Australia 'Reef and Beef' Project Launched
 » Beef and Veal Production Steady in July

   Denmark

 » Breeding Better Barley for Feed

   Mexico

 » Still Room for More US DDGS in Mexico Genus - Value through science and genomics
   Kenya

 » Drought in Kenya Causes Livestock to Die

   Viet Nam

 » HPAI, FMD and PRRS Set to Return to Viet Nam

   Ireland

 » Indonesian Authorities Lift Ban on Irish Beef

   Japan

 » Imported Beef Expands Japan’s Beef Consumption John Deere - Premium Versitality

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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