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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 1 December 2010

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Editorial: FMD Threatens Cattle Populations

Following two recent outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) at pig farms in South Korea, it has been confirmed today that the outbreak has spread to a population of cattle in the Kyongsong-Bukdo province.

The source of this outbreak has not been identified, but all infected cattle have been destroyed.

It was only two months ago that the World Organisation of Animal Health declared South Korea FMD free.

The US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) also announced South Korea FMD free one-year ago.

It is with this in mind that R-Calf USA has requested that the US Department of Agriculture withdraw APHIS' final rule, declaring Santa Catarina in Brazil FMD free.

R-Calf USA President and a Missouri veterinarian, Max Thornberry said: "APHIS is demonstrably incapable of prediciting the reoccurance of FMD in countries where the disease is known to have existed in recent years."

An outbreak of FMD in cattle has also been reported in Zambia.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Feeding The Animals That Feed Us
Feeding the animals that feed us is a report by the Soil Association, which opens the urgently needed debate on how we can move away from feeding our farm animals grains and imported proteins, and promotes more sustainable alternatives such as increased grazing and use of home-grown feed.
Beef Breed Has A Considerable Effect On End Value
Breed and sex differences in carcase distribution can have a considerable effect on the overall value of beef animals due to differential pricing of various cuts, according to studies carried out in Edinburgh and Bristol.
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook - November 2010
Beef exports are expected to continue in an upward trend, whilst milk production is expected to be limited due to soaring feed costs according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
FAO Food Outlook - November 2010
The latest Global Market Outlook for animal products from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Genus - Value through science and genomics
* Company News

Take Caution When Selecting Flukicide
UK - Leading experts are urging farmers to limit their use of triclabendazole (TCBZ) for treating liver fluke in cattle, because over-use can result in increased risk of parasite resistance to the drug, and therefore reduced usefulness for treating sheep.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: South Korean Cattle Now Under Threat
 » Investments In Agriculture Must Grow

Animax Veterinary Health
   Mongolia

 » Three More FMD Outbreaks in Mongolia

   Zambia

 » FMD Breaks Out in Zambia

   Japan

 » Japanese Cattle Herd Declines

   United Kingdom

 » Two Decades Of Farm Assurance Celebrated
 » New Guidelines For Country Of Origin Labelling
 » Meat and Milk from Cloned Animals is Safe
 » Beef Farmers In Position To Drive Market Prices
 » Securing A Regular Supply Of Beef

   United States

 » CME: Saturday Hog And Cattle Slaughter
 » CME: CPI Values For Beef, Veal, Pork, Chicken, Turkey
 » Crop And Cow Day Adds Cattle Production Session
 » Commercial Red Meat Production Down
 » Cost/Benefit Analysis Of Forage Testing Is Favourable
 » Looking Ahead At Cattle Prices
 » Weekly Outlook: Taking Stock Of Crop Market Fundamentals
 » Pressure To Withdraw Brazil FMD Regionalisation
 » NOAH Conference: Feeding The World
 » Bovine Trichomoniasis Still A Cause For Concern
 » GIPSA Rule Necessary To Protect Supply Chain
 » Weekly Roberts Agricultural Commodity Market Report
 » NCBA: Food Safety Knows No Size

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   Ireland

 » Dawn Meats/Teagasc Open Day
 » Demand A Price Increase For Finishers
 » Farmers Continue Protests Against Retailers

   Spain

 » Investigation Called Over Clenbuterol Allegations

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Grazing Project To Restore Woodland Pasture
 » Marketing Pasture-Fed Beef

Cow Signals Training Books
   Korea, South

 » FMD Confirmed in Two South Korean Pig Farms
 » South Korean Cattle Now Under FMD Threat

   New Zealand

 » Drought Hits New Zealand, Months Too Soon



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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