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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 14 April 2010

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Editorial: US Trading Relationships

In a perhaps controversial arrangement, the US and Brazil have come to an agreement regarding US cotton subsidies.

Brazil will forego $830 million of WTO approved retaliation for US cotton subsidies in return for cash, a modification of the US export loan programme and the potential to export more meat to the US.

It is unsure as to what extent this will effect US meat imports.

Japan and the US are still hoping to resolve issues over access for US beef onto the Japanese market.

The US Agricultural Secretary, Tom Vilsack has visited Japan to discuss aspects of the US - Japan bilateral trading relationship.

New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key has been in talks with the US regarding the Tran Pacific Partnership (TPP).

A partnership which US dairy producers feel threatened by. However Mr Key has supported the TPP suggesting that it will allow both countries to work together.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Managing Spring Grass
For most beef cattle farmers who are managing their pastures in a rotational grazing system two of the biggest challenges are the flush of rapid growth that will occur and selective grazing, says Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator in Athens County.
Antimicrobial Usage And Bacterial Resistance In The UK: 2007
The amount of antimicrobials sold per tonne of live weight of animal slaughtered for food in the UK fell from 80g in 2004 to 60g in 2007. This is one of the findings in Overview of Antimicrobial Usage and Bacterial Resistance in Selected Human and Animal Pathogens in the UK: 2007, which has recently been published by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and a number of other UK agencies.
US Feed Outlook - April 2010
Corn ending stocks for 2009/10 are projected higher this month as 1 March stocks indicated lower feed and residual use in the second quarter than forecast earlier, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - April 2010
The forecast for 2010 total US meat production is raised as higher beef and poultry production more than offset lower pork output, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for April 2010.
2010 US and World Agricultural Outlook
The slowdown in the world economy in 2009 proved to be deeper and more widespread than originallyanticipated, with an annual rate of real GDP growth of -1.9 per cent, according to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute 2010 US and World Agricultural Outlook.
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* Company News

Keep on Top of Parasites at Turn-out
UK - As the time for turn-out approaches, leading animal health company Merial is urging farmers to keep on top of parasite control to help maximise productivity.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD News: Korea On High FMD Alert

   Canada

 » Action Plan Investing In Meat Packing Industry
 » Improve Monitoring Of Foodborne Illnesses

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   Australia

 » Angus Dominate Australia's Largest Russian Shipment
 » Beef Exports Watered Down in March
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Foot and Mouth Disease Simulation in Melbourne
 » How Will Graziers Adapt To Climate Change?
 » Rain Hits February Beef Production
 » Strong February For Live Cattle

   United Kingdom

 » LMC Report: Increased Slaughterings in First Quarter
 » Comprehensive Display of Breeds at Beef Expo 2010
 » UWE to Assess Badger Vaccine Project
 » QMS Showcases Innovation of Red Meat Industry
 » Organic Market Expected To Grow
 » Charolais Improves Calving Ease
 » Pre-Election Commitment To TB Eradication Wanted
 » Lobbying On IPPC Directive Picks Up

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   United States

 » Ethanol Mandate Creates Chance of Corn Price Spike
 » US-Brazil Cotton Deal Affects Beef and Pork
 » Purdue Beef Unit to Host Showcase and Sale
 » Researchers Nudge Corn Planting Date
 » Mexican Restaurant Chain First With Certified Humane Label
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: US And Brazil Reach Agreement
 » Cattle Industry Update For Veterinarians
 » JBS USA Forms Food Safety Team
 » Speaker Backs Video At Livestock Operations
 » A Different Start For 2010 Growing Season
 » National Beef Sales Drop but Income Rises
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » CME: Regionalisation Important For Animal Trade
 » US To Recognise FMD Free Brazilian State
 » Bullish Meat Market Expected In The US

   Japan

 » US-Japanese Beef Talks Continue

   Argentina

 » Argentina Halts Feedlot Support

   Uruguay

 » Uruguay Beef Exports Recover in 2009-10

   Korea, South

 » Cows and Pigs Killed in South Korea
 » South Korea Reports Suspected Case of FMD
 » Korea On High Alert After New FMD Cases

   Denmark

 » Discussing CAP Post 2013

   China

 » China Reports One New FMD Outbreak

   Philippines

 » Challenge To Protect Livestock Sector From Disease

   Ireland

 » Ag Minister Calls for 'Coherent Animal Health Policy'
 » Increased Checks On Mechanical Classification Urged

   New Zealand

 » Equipping Young Farmers For The Future
 » New Zealand Encouraged By US Talks

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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