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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 18 August 2010

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Editorial: Mexico Eliminates Duties On US Beef

Mexico has announced that it will eliminate anti-dumping duties on US beef imports.

The duties have been in place for the past 10 years. However, after much campaigning from the US industry, Mexican authorities have decided that the duties offer Mexican producers and consumers no advantages.

With Mexico being the leading destination for US beef imports, it is estimated that the elimination of these duties will bring $100-$500 million back into the US economy.

Canada is the second largest importer of US beef, and US exports to both Canada and Mexico have increased over the last year. It has been predicted that 8.8 per cent of total US beef production in June was exported.

Meanwhile, imports from Australia and Brazil have decreased. Total US imports equalled 10.7 per cent of US beef production in June.

The US cattle herd is continually declining, which producers hope will continue to push beef prices up. However rocketing corn and grain prices are likely to initially keep beef prices low.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Opportunities For UK Offal
What are the export opportunities for UK offal, asked Dr Phil Hadley, South West Regional Manager for English Beef and Lamb Executive at Beef Expo 2010. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor reports.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - August 2010
Whilst slaughter of cattle is expected to increase, lower carcase weights mean that beef production is expected to be slightly lower than estimated. Milk production is expected to increase, as herds increase and cows productivity increases, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for August 2010.
Beef From Market Cows: Classification
For most beef and dairy producers, marketing culled cows translates to 15 to 25 per cent of their annual income and clearly contributes to the profitability of their operation. The first of this three part feature from the Center for Research & Knowledge Management in the Department of Research, Education & Innovation at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association looks at the classification of market cows.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: Outbreak In South African Cattle
 » DDGS Road Show Fosters Sales of US DDGS

   United States

 » Weekly Cattle Outlook: Beef Exports Up
 » Distillers Byproduct Grain Boosts Bad-Hay Nutrients
 » FASS Updates List Of GM References
 » Cattle Business Rocky As Trend Towards Better Beef Continues
 » Mexico Eliminates Anti-Dumping Duties
 » CME: Fed Cattle Prices Less Seasonal Than Hogs
 » Cattle Herd Decline Supports Prices
 » US Stands To Pick Up Wheat Forfeited By Russia
 » Strong Mid-Year Results For Beef Exports
 » Poultry, Beef, Veg Head List of Food-Borne Pathogens
 » CME: USDA Expects Largest Average Corn Yield
 » Supporting US Farmers And Ranchers
 » Foodborne Agents Associated With Outbreaks In US
 » CME: June US Pork And Beef Trade Data
 » Cattle Outlook: Strong Demand For 2010 Crops
 » US Sees Opportunities For Sorghum And Corn
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Keeping Cattle Calm Increases Carcase Value
 » Controlling Brucellosis Effectively

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   China

 » Record Chinese Beef Imports In 2009-10

   Ireland

 » Action Needed To Protect Suckler Cow Herd

   United Kingdom

 » NFU Cymru Calls On EU To Ease TSE Controls
 » Livestock Market Surveys Offered For Free
 » Summary Of Investigation On Cloned Animals
 » IPPC Directive Review Clause Explained
 » Changes To Bovine TB Protocols
 » Steer Slaughterings Decline
 » Addressing Problems In Slaughterhouses
 » Feed Production Increases In GB
 » Allow Food Products From Cloned Offspring

   Australia

 » Australia Cattle Industry Cuts Emissons
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Poultry Litter Fertiliser Kills Cattle
 » Indonesian Restrictions Have Little Effect
 » Cattle Supply Falls

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   Uruguay

 » Uruguay Focus On Export Markets And Quality Meat

   Pakistan

 » Agriculture Faces Huge Losses

   Philippines

 » Philippines Remains FMD-Free
 » Drought Hits Crops But Dairy, Buffalo Output Rose

   Rwanda

 » Farms Hit By Cattle ‘Abortions’

   Canada

 » Economic Action Plan Strengthens Livestock Industry
 » Looking At Aid For Producers

   New Zealand

 » Emerging Markets Offer Growth Opportunities
 » NZAEL Confirms Young Bull BW Discounting Advice

   Taiwan

 » FMD Breaks Out in Taiwanese Swine

   Brazil

 » Export Jump Of 37 Per Cent Boosts JBS Q2 Results

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   South Africa

 » FMD Breaks Out in South African Cattle



That's all for this week!

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