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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 16 June 2010

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Editorial: What Does The Consumer Want?

The latest Agricultural Outlook report from the OECD and the FAO predicts that livestock prices will fall over the next 10 years, despite world demand for meat increasing.

The report also says that expansion of the biofuel markets will increase demand for wheat and coarse grain, which in turn will push up production costs and prices - a bad sign for the feed markets.

MEPs in Europe will vote this week on a more uniform system of food labelling in the EU to help consumers make the right choices about the food that they buy.

Back in March, the European Parliament Environment and Consumer Protection Committee voted in favour of country of origin labelling on meat, poultry, dairy products, fresh fruit and vegetables and other single-ingredient products.

In Scotland, trials are underway to develop an automated process to determine the quality of meat.

The development of the technology would offer producers and processors a way of guaranteeing consumers a consistent eating experience.

In light of recent conflicts between the US and Taiwan regarding beef trade, Taiwanese officials have said that they will be conducting on-site inspections of US slaughterhouses that export beef to Taiwan.

This is to ensure that all US beef exports are adequately labelled.

The Russian Veterinary Authority, after inspecting Brazilian slaughterhouses and meat processing plants, has said that many do not meet the sanitary norm and export requirements.

From now on, the Authority will carry out regular inspections of Brazilian plants with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Polish Agribusiness - Important to Europe
Poland is one of the EU's most important agricultural product providers, according to a new food and beverage market report from Business Monitor International, "Poland Agribusiness Report Q2 2010", writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Microbial Risks In Feeding Colostrum To Calves
Microbial contamination of colostrum can contribute to calfhood disease and can interfere with passive absorption of colostral antibodies, producers should adopt management strategies to reduce bacterial counts in colostrum fed to calves. S Godden from the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at University of Minnesota looks at minising the risks.
Sorting The Herd Out
Think before you jump because changes within a cow herd are hard to undo, By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - June 2010
Due to drop in demand, cattle and hog price forecasts for 2010 are reduced from last month, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for June 2010.
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* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: More FMD In Miyazaki's Swine, Cattle
 » Farm Prices Rise, Food Security Concerns Persist

   United States

 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Detecting BSE Through Eyes Of Cattle
 » FDA Must Implement Risk Based Approach To Food Safety
 » Universities Organise Beef Cattle Conference
 » New Beef Cuts Unveiled At 2010 Beef Symposium
 » CME: Highlights On US Pork And Beef Shipments
 » Chinese Oppportunities For US Corn
 » April Beef Export Values Well Above 2009 Levels
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Increased Corn Use For Ethanol Estimated
 » Focus On Value Optimisation
 » Cargill, Meyer Natural Foods Enter Market Agreement
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » CME: Hog, Cattle Futures Start Week on High Note
 » Abundant Clover Sets Stage Fot Bloat Problems
 » Elanco Appoint New Beef Technical Consultant

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   United Kingdom

 » LMC Report: Total Cattle Throughput Remains Steady
 » Open Farm Sunday
 » Badger Trust Appeals Welsh Cull
 » New Brucellosis Outbreak Will Be Met With Stringent Controls
 » BVA Raises Key Veterinary Issues
 » Evaluating The Role Of Cattle In LFA Pastures
 » Supporting Clearer Food Labelling
 » Processing Trials Get Underway

   Ireland

 » Farm Incomes Fall 30 Per Cent In 2009
 » Nitrates Review Must Safeguard Existing Derogation

   Australia

 » April Beef Production Steady As Victoria Declines
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Border Biosecurity Protects $4 Billion Industry Integrity
 » Australia Put Agriculture On 2010 Political Agenda

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   New Zealand

 » A Decrease In On-Farm Input Prices Offers Beef Farmers Relief

   Canada

 » Panama Open Doors To Canadian Cattle

   Taiwan

 » Taiwan To Inspect US Slaughterhouses

   Argentina

 » Argentinean Beef Supplies Fade

   Korea, South

 » FMD Antibodies Found at Wild Boar Farm

   Japan

 » Total of 26 New FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki
 » More FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki's Swine, Cattle

   Brazil

 » Brazilian Beef Exports Grow

   Denmark

 » Danish Crown Discusses Form Of Incorporation

   Zimbabwe

 » FMD Breaks Out in Zimbabwean Cattle

   Russian Federation

 » Brazilian Meat Plants Don't Meet Russian Standards

   European Union

 » Safety Of Vitamin E As A Feed Additive
 » Evaluation Of The EU Policy On Animal Welfare



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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