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Editorial: Trade, Trade, Trade...

The Philippines have re-opened their doors to offal exports from Canada.

The Canadian Beef Export Federation estimates that the Philippine market for Canadian exporters of rendered products could reach $20 million.

Australian producers are concerned after Indonesia announced that it has decided to restrict imports of Australian boxed beef and live cattle exports.

Indonesia is hoping that by doing this, the country will become self-sufficient and domestic farmers will develop their own industry.

There is a growing market for halal and kosher in Canada, presenting opportunities for beef producers.

A recent study suggests that there is a need for new suppliers and the development of halal and kosher products such as seasoned and marinated meats.

It seems likely that feed prices will rocket towards the end of this year, as Russia announced late last week that it will suspend wheat exports.

With production expected to be down (due to drought), and international wheat prices having jumped by more than 50 per cent since June, it is not looking good for producers.

Total grain usage for animal feed is now approaching 40 million tonnes and demand is still growing.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Beef Outlook: Cow Slaughter Continues At Heavy Rate
Pasture conditions are generally good to excellent in most parts of North America. Exceptions are parts of western Canada, southwestern and southern Mexico, and the Upper Midwest, Mountain West, east Texas-Louisiana, and parts of the East Coast in the United States.
Report Shows Processed Meat And Bladder Cancer Link
A new report from researchers at the US National Cancer Institute, Imperial College in London and AARP in Washington suggests that there is a "modest support" for an increased risk of bladder cancer from eating processed meat products.
Stress: Compromising Animal Health
Researchers in the Livestock Behaviour Research Unit in West Lafayette, Indiana, report their studies on stress in poultry, pigs and cattle in the latest issue of Agricultural Research.
Feeding Cattle Adds Balance To Cow-Calf Operation
Staying connected in the beef business is important, but is it worth retaining ownership, asks Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist with the North Dakota State University.
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* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: No FMD Signs in Miyazaki Cows, Pigs
 » Wheat Production Forecast Cut; Supplies Adequate
 » CME: Russian Heat-Wave May Spark Wheat Crisis

   United States

 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » AMI Reaffirms Safety Of Nitrite, Processed Meats
 » High Approval Of Beef Checkoff Program
 » RFID Simplifies Livestock Tracking, Herd Management
 » Weekly Cattle Outlook: Cattle Herd Continues To Shrink
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » More Animal Disease Traceability Public Meetings
 » Skip April Weaning For All-Calving Beef Herds
 » USDA & Israel Agreement On Cooperative Research
 » Keep Expenses In Check When In Cattle Business
 » Beef, Pork Drive Tyson Foods' Sales Growth
 » Weekly Roberts Report

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   Japan

 » Japan Beef Imports Fall Eight Per Cent
 » No FMD Signs Seen In Miyazaki Cattle
 » Japan Beef Consumption Down Five Per Cent In June

   Australia

 » Better Beef Labelling
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Beef Exports Jump in July

   United Kingdom

 » Keep Cloned Cattle Information On Registration Certificate
 » Tracing Calves Born From Cloned Cow Embryos
 » LMC Report: Beef Prices In NI Lower Than Scotland
 » Opinions On Improving Farm Regulation Wanted
 »  New Herd Health Policy At Limousin Pedigree Sales
 » UK Angus Genetics Prove Popular

   India

 » Cloning Will Revive Nearly Extinct Cattle Species
 » Strong Growth Predicted For Livestock Sectors

   Canada

 » Anthrax Linked To Sudden Death On Pastures
 » Opportunities For Halal And Kosher Beef Markets
 » Cattle, Pork Producers Get Time To Repay Advances
 » Producers Benefit From Traceability Initiative Support
 » Canada Secures Access To The Philippines

   China

 » No Epidemics Despite Bad Weather In China

   Uganda

 » Anthrax Outbreak In Uganda

   European Union

 » Take Action To Curtail Speculation On Cereals Market
 » Ticks May Be Involved In Virus Transmission

   Netherlands

 » Wheat Prices Set To Remain High For A Decade
 » Animal Feed Industry 'At Risk' Says Rabobank

   Botswana

 » Botswana Reports Outbreak of FMD

   Mexico

 » Duties End On Imported US Beef And Veal

   Indonesia

 » Ministry In Talks About Indonesian Beef Restrictions

   New Zealand

 » Funding Boosts TB Research

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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