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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 17 March 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter Editorial: Increasing Food Safety

A survey in the US has proved that the Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) E.coli tracing efforts are effective.

With FSIS signifincantly increased the sampling frequency in high volume federal ground beef facilities and improved testing method detections, there was a 66 per cent reduction in prevalence to 0.3 per cent in 2009.

Despite this, efforts still continue to prevent contamination of E.coli.

An ongoing study in the US suggests that the essential oils in orange peel and pulp could kill E.coli O157:H7 and salmonella.

The study suggests using citris byproducts, created by making juices, as a potential feed ingredient for cattle.

Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. has announced that a survey conducted among a random sample of 771 Canadian beef and dairy farmers in all regions of Canada showed that the majority are willing to implement changes on the farm to prevent contamination by E. coli O157:H7.

The company has developed and licensed (in Canada) the world's first vaccine to reduce the shedding by cattle of E.coli O157:H7. It is waiting for a conditional licence to be issued by the USDA.

Charlotte Johnston
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

A Systematic Approach To Bull Buying
With the onset of bull buying season, having a systematic approach to finding and identifying the “right” bull is imperative, says Dr Scott P. Greiner Extension Animal Scientist, Virginia University Tech.
Bull Check-Ups
This period of late winter to early spring brings a lot of activity to southwest Missouri's beef cow-calf operations, according to David Burton, Civic Communications Specialist.
Food Technology Vital To Feeding Growing World Population
To feed a world population projected to exceed nine billion people by 2050, technology that can enhance food production will be a significant asset, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.
US Feed Outlook - March 2010
Global coarse grain production is up less than the increase in corn because of a reduction in barley production and small declines for mixed grain and rye in the EU, according to this month's Feed Outlook Report from USDA Economic Research Service (ERS).
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - March 2010
Carcase weights appear lower likely due to winter weather causing stress to cattle, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. Tighter meat supplies are expected to push beef prices up. Milk production is likely to increase fractionally, as the number of cows slaughtered and herd reduction falls.
Animax Veterinary Health
* Company News

EU Licence For Bluetongue Vaccine
EU - With effect from 15 January 2010, Fort Dodge Animal Health has been awarded an EU Licence and marketing authorisation for its range of Zulvac® vaccines against serotype 8 Bluetongue (BTV).
Pfizer Welcomes Agreement With Elanco On Divested Assets
FRANCE - Pfizer Animal Health has welcomed the signing of an agreement between Pfizer and Elanco, the animal health business unit of Eli Lilly and Company, under which Elanco will acquire European rights to a portfolio of certain Pfizer Animal Health and legacy Fort Dodge Animal Health products.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   United States

 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Net Beef Trade Better
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Natural Byproducts Increase Beef Safety
 » Beef Board Appointments Announced
 » PSA: Poor Harvest Year May Have Altered Corn Quality
 » CME: US Beef Production Lower Than February
 » CME: Beef Exports Trend Higher in January
 » NCBA Commends Senators On Beef Trade Resolution
 » Livestock Feeding for Managing Phosphorus
 » Smithfield Sees Profits Return
 » January Meat Exports Show Mixed Results
 » Current E.coli Tracing Procedures Are Effective
 » Workshop On Competition Issues
 » CME: Beef and Pork Output Still Low
 » Weekly Outlook: Month-End USDA Reports
 » Kansas Corn Delegation Arrives In Europe For US Burger Launch
 » Consider Tax Implications Of Farm Liquidation
 » Recession Is Impacting Consumer Buying Habits
 » CME: Predictor of Fed Cattle/Market Hog Prices
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » US Grains Council Opens Southern Offices
 » Scholarship Grants Awarded From AgriLabs
 » CME: Beef Reported to USDA Each Day and Week
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   United Kingdom

 » Global Food Security Programme Launched
 » LMC Report: Improved Beef Demand In January
 » Butchery Site Even More Cutting Edge
 » National Spring Spectacular Show At Beef Expo 2010
 » Mistreatment Of Migrant And Agency Workers
 » Productive Agriculture Must Be Included In Future CAP

   European Union

 » Threat of Land Intensification and Abandonment
 » All In Favour Of Clearer Food Labelling, Say Yes
   Australia

 » Pressure to Rebuild Productive Capacity
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Russian Beef Imports Forecast To Rise
 » Tight Supply Constrains Korean Trade
 » Half A Billion Dollars Of R&D Gone?

   Brazil

 » Brazil’s Beef Output To Grow

   China

 » China Resolves FMD Issue

   Russian Federation

 » Russia's Meat Output to Rise by Six Per Cent
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   Mexico

 » Feed Manual To Be Launched At Cancun Congress

   Canada

 » Ensuring Sustainable Livestock Production
 » Preventing E. coli O157 Contamination

   France

 » French Live Cattle Exports Recover
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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