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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 2 June 2010

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Editorial: Responsiblity And Cost Sharing Group Will Look At All Options

Beef Expo, an annual show organised by The National Beef Association, took place in the UK last week.

In a conference, Rosemary Radcliffe, independent chair of the Animal Health Responsibility and Cost Sharing Programme Advisory Group said that she wished to earn the trust of the industry and will not be making any decisions without looking at all possible options.

Discussions on responsibility and cost-sharing have been going on for 10 years, however, Mrs Radcliffe said that this is the first time that financial implications of cost sharing have been looked at in depth.

The National Beef Association, although still opposed to any policy that would place a further burden on producers, said that they were pleased to hear that Mrs Radcliffe would not be jumping to any conclusions.

Pfizer Animal Health also launched the opening of their Animal Genetics team for the UK and Europe at the event.

Heather Bessoff White DVM, who heads the new team, said that the opportunities for genomics were endless and these were exciting times for European breeders.

With 87 new cases of foot and mouth disease in Japan over the last week, producers should remember to vigilant with regard to biosecurity.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Kimber's Farm Veal
Producing veal on their dairy unit, the Kimber family sell their product through farmers' markets and their farm shop. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor speaks to Ruth Kimber about how the business has developed over the years.
Sustainable Land Management For Graziers
There are a range of practices that you can adopt to improve the productivity and sustainability of your farm. This article from Industry and Investment New South Wales provides ten tips to help you attain a healthier, more productive and sustainable farm.
Creep Feeding Beef Calves
Creep feeding is a way to provide nursing calves with supplemental nutrients with the use of a gate that restricts the access of cows to the feeding area, says Eric Mousel, Extension range livestock specialist; Cody Wright, Extension beef specialist; Julie A. Walker, Extension beef specialist; Heather Gessner, Extension farm management educator.
CAP Policy Post 2013: Ireland
Professor Gerry Boyle of Teagasc, the Irish agriculture and food development authority comments on the future of the common agricutlural policy (CAP).
* Company News

Liver Fluke Spreading Eastwards Say Vets
UK - Increasing numbers of vets in the east of Britain report that they are seeing more cases of liver fluke than ever before.
Hidden Costs Of Cattle Pneumonia
UK - The beef industry in the UK may be underestimating the true cost of calf pneumonia, according to Merial Animal Health.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: Japan Reports 87 New FMD Outbreaks
 » South Asia Ready to Order More Beef
 » EU Opens Discussion On Animal Welfare In S. America

   France

 » New President for Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation

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   United States

 » ARS Detects 700 Antimicrobial-Resistance Genes
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Cattle Trails Stocker Conference
 » USMEF: Export Markets See Fierce Competition
 » Keep Safety in Mind When Working With Bulls
 » Trichomoniasis Threatens New Mexico Herd
 » US Market Cools
 » AFBF Condemns Video Revealing Animal Cruelty
 » CME: Pork, Beef Packers Keep 'Meat' Margins Positive
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Lowest Stocks Of Frozen Beef Since July 2005
 » Weekly Outlook: Mixed Development For Corn Exports
 » Uncovering The Mystery Of A Major Threat To Wheat
 » Strategy To Prevent Deadly E.Coli In Cattle
 » CME: Record-High Corn Condition Ratings

   Australia

 » Improved Pastures Bring Long-Term Cost Savingss
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » ABA To Conduct Beef Producers' Summit
 » Japan's FMD Sends Warning To Australia

   Ireland

 » Feed Efficiency In Beef Production

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   United Kingdom

 » Reducing Burdens In The Meat Industry And Farming
 » BEEF EXPO 2010: Pfizer Launches Animal Genetics In UK And Europe
 » BEEF EXPO 2010: NBA Discusses bTB, Cost Sharing And Export Markets
 » Red Poll Cattle Exported To Ireland
 » Red Tractor Clocks Up A Decade
 » Farmers Urged To Participate In Cattle Health Debate

   China

 » China Reports a New Outbreak of FMD

   Canada

 » Saskatchewan Launches 2010 Billboard Campaign

   European Union

 » Copa-Cogeca Urges Farm Ministers To Re-Focus CAP

   New Zealand

 » NZ Grass-fed Beef A Hit At Seoul Exhibition
 » Improved Market Access Into Russia

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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