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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 10 February 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Animal Health And Welfare

A public hearing on animal welfare held in the European parliament was welcomed by farming organisation, Copa-Cogeca.

The organisation emphasised the need to ensure that EU legislation is based on good scientific evidence and the EU's high welfare standards also apply to imports.

Studies in Scotland have shown that accurate country of origin labelling is of growing importance to consumers.

The animal industry in the US has reaffirmed its call for a strong, national animal disease traceability programme to help maintain and improve the health of US livestock.

The World Organisation for Animal Health has published technical cards on 33 important global diseases of livestock.

The updated compilation of 33 technical disease cards, includes 32 OIE-listed priority diseases such as foot and mouth disease, highly pathogenic avian influenza, rift valley fever and bluetongue.

Plans have been submitted to build the largest dairy herd in the UK. Nocton Dairies Ltd plans to milk over 8000 cows on two rotary parlours in Lincolnshire, East England.

Charlotte Johnston
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Livestock And Products Annual Report - Mexico 2009
Due to the international economic crisis, weak demand, a volatile exchange rate and lower gross family income, the rate of growth for red meat consumption in Mexico is expected to decline as many middle- and lower-income consumers are expected to substitute relatively cheaper protein sources for red meat.
Predicting And Preventing FMD
Combining technology and animal health, a group of Kansas State University researchers are developing a more effective way to predict the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and the impact of preventative measures.
The Advantages Of Yard Weaning Calves
This fact sheet produced by Meat and Livestock Australia compares yard and paddock weaning of calves, including how to successfully wean and the advantages and costs involved.
Genus - Value through science and genomics
* Company News

Help for New Vets on Farm Practice
UK - A series of six hands-on training courses has been developed by the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA), sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, to help recently qualified vets climb the steep learning curve in their first jobs in farm practice.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   United States

 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Humane Slaughtering
 » Corn Products Reports Drop In Income
 »  $24M Grant From NIFA For Animal Health Research
 » Tyson Turns a Corner
 » CME: Corn and Soybean Markets Under Pressure
 » Syria Enforces Levy on Imported Corn, Barley
 » Good Japanese Rapport Vital to US Corn Market
 » Water: Important Nutrient for Beef Cattle Health
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Cattle Inventory Disappointing
 » Producers Can Manage Genetic Defects in Cattle
 » State Environmental Regulations Compiled Together
 » Tools For Improving Manure Management
 » New Framework for Animal Disease Traceability
 » Weekly Outlook: South American Production Prospect
 » Wet Spring Could Affect Spring Nutrient Management
 » Call For Stronger Animal Disease Traceability System
 » CME: Live Cattle Futures Higher Yesterday
 » USDA Announces Framework for Disease Traceability
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » 'Temple Grandin' Movie Applauded
DuPont Animal Health Solutions
   United Kingdom

 » Accurate COOL Is Important To Consumers
 » Supermarket Code Long Overdue
 » BTV-8: Still Out
 » Welsh Farmers Praise Extension on Relaxation Rules
 » Bull Scheme’s Future Commitment Welcomed
 » Red Meat Issues Must Be Incorruptible
 » New Environmental Payment Scheme For Uplands
 » Benefits Of Badger Cull Not Long Lasting

   Mexico

 » Mexican Industry Copes With Recession

   Greece

 » Growth Expected For Greek Dairy, Not Beef
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   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Larger Cattle Supply And Mixed Prices

   European Union

 » EU Farmers' Group Welcomes Debate on Welfare
 » New Organic Logo

   New Zealand

 » Government Listening To Farmers
Animax Veterinary Health
   Canada

 » Ag Ministers Focus On Global Market Opportunities

   France

 » OIE Introduces New Online Technical Disease Cards
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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