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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 16 December 2009

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Editorial: Animal Health Policies

New legislation, the Animal Health Act 2009, has been passed in Canada, which will help prevent, detect and respond to animal diseases and other related health events. The act will enable the use of quarantine orders and surveillance zones to help control the spread of any detected disease or hazard. It will also support a future traceability framework.

The industry in Northern Ireland has said it is disappointed with the government's strategy for addressing TB. The Ulster Farmers' Union says that DARD is failing to address the disease, but instead is putting increasing pressure and restrictions on farmers. Earlier in the week DARD announced that it would remove from farm those animals, which gave an inconclusive result to a second consecutive TB test.

In Wales, the government has decided to crack down on TB, amending existing legislation on pre-movement testing of cattle. It is expected these changes will provide practical as well as financial benefits for farmers, giving them more options for moving and trading animals.

The US Department of Agriculture has revised its National Veterinary Accreditation Programme to strengthen animal health safeguarding activities and increase the training and skills of accredited veterinarians in disease prevention.

The industry is in suspense this week as talks take place in Copenhagen regarding climate change. Industry leaders are hoping that governments will see agriculture as part of the solution - not the problem .

Charlotte Johnston



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Republic of Korea - Livestock and Products Annual 2009
Higher live cattle prices will encourage increased beef production in 2010. Beef imports are forecast to increase as the local economy and the Korean currency continue to strengthen, according to the latest GAIN report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
According to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from the USDA's World Agricultural Outlook Board (WOAB), overall meat production is forecast to decrease. However red meat and dairy exports increase as markets pick up.
US Feed Outlook - December 2009
The use of corn to make starch, sweeteners, ethyl alcohol and other industrial products has accounted for most of the growth in China's corn use over the past decade, according to this month's Feed Outlook Report from USDA Economic Research Service. The report China Is Using More Corn for Industrial Products is by F. Gale, F. Tuan, X. Wang and Z. Cao.
AgriLive: The Red Meat Debate
Climate change dominated a debate led by a panel of red meat industry experts at AgriLive in the UK, as issues such as declining livestock numbers, cheaper imports and profitability were pushed aside, reports TheCattleSite junior editor, Charlotte Johnston.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   United States

 » Maintain High-Quality Silage In Storage
 » NC State Vets Trained To Respond To Disasters
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Free Advice Service For Small Meat Processors
 » Greenhouse Gas Ruling Could Devaste Agriculture
 » Be Prepared For Winter Storms
 » CME: First Snow Storm Impacts Livestock Prices
 » FSIS Issues Humane Handling Directive
 » New Deal for Better Feed Corn
 » CME: Blizzard Conditions Hamper Meat Production
 » US Feed Suppliers Welcome EU Biotech Approvals
 » Researchers Evaluate Crop Management
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Feed Additives Sales in US Down by 12 Per Cent
 » Beef Export Volume Increases
 » CME: Trade to Continue to Impact Beef Market in 2010
 » Novus Intends to Acquire Albion
 » Weekly Outlook:Crop Supplies And Consumption Projections
 » ARS Develops New Test for Staph Toxin
 » NCBA Recommends Major Stucture Change
 » Beef Finishing And Biofuel Project Given Go-Ahead
 » Senator Seeks 'Strict Testing' For Meat Sent To Schools
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » USDA Revises Veterinary Accreditation Programme
 » CME: Can Firms Be Made More Competitive?
 » US Combat Climate Change Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
   China

 » Hainan is China's First Disease-Free Province
 » China Bans Exports Of Ractopamine Hydrochloride

   United Kingdom

 » Olympic Award For Red Tractor
 » Joint Approach to Meat Hygiene Services
 » More Animals To Be Removed As TB Reactors
 » Diseases of Animals Bill Agreed
 » Security Of Supply Is Important
 » New Food Chain Rules to Help 'Farm to Fork' Safety
 » LMC Report: Impact of New Pricing Grid
 » UFU Disappointed with DARD TB Strategy
 » Base Traceability System Changes on Risk
 » QMS Proposes Increase In Levy Rates
 » Increasing Farm Assurance Standards Through AFS
 » Cutting Meat And Dairy Will Save The Planet?
 » University Of Oxford Offers Masters In Welfare
 » Good Practice: Changes In Testing Cattle For TB
 » Protect Our Clean Areas From Bovine TB Cow Signals Training Books
   Ireland

 » Demand Holding For Quality And Slaughter Cattle

   Australia

 » Chilled Grainfed Drives Exports To Japan
 » Cattle to Indonesia Continue at Record Pace
 » Cattle Export Port Sold
 » Cattle Price Slump Worsens With the Season
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Limited Australian Beef in the US
 » Japan Market in Search of Grassfed
 » Cattle Die From Salmonella Poisoning

   Denmark

 » Danish Food Safety Standard Wins Recognition

   Korea, South

 » US Beef Campaign In South Korea Allflex
   Japan

 » Upturn In Japan Beef Consumption

   Russian Federation

 » Continued Expansion in Russian Meat, Dairy Output
 » Developing The Cattle Industry In Russia

   Canada

 » Maple Leaf Announces Food Safety Advisory Board
 » Livestock and Poultry Health Legislation Passed
 » Influence of Anaerobic Digestion Efficiency on Manure

   India

 » Haryana To Import Cattle Semen
 » Bill Proposed to Prohibit Cow Slaughter

   Philippines

 » Lower Demand Pulls Down Processing Industry Animax Veterinary Health
   General

 » EFSA and Japan Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation

   Brazil

 » Brazil Launches Home-Grown RFID Chip

   New Zealand

 » New Zealand Works with China on Food Safety

   Germany

 » EuroTier 2010: Top Event for Animal Farmers Genus - Value through science and genomics

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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