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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 19 January 2011

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Editorial: Most Severe FMD Outbreaks In South Korea's History

Agriculture Minister, Yoo Jeaong-bok, has said that the recent cases of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in South Korea, have been the most severe outbreaks in the country's history.

South Korea now plans to revamp its national FMD quarantine regime, so vaccinations can be employed more aggressively.

To date, over two million livestock have been culled.

US beef has been removed from sale by two Taiwanese retail chains following the finding of a banned feed additive in the meat.

The two stores, the hypermarket, RT-Mart and the wholesale members warehouse, Costco, pulled all US beef from their shelves, following news that a banned drug used to promote leanness in meat had been detected in US imported beef.

The Philippines has finally lifted its ban on imports of beef and beef products from Portugal, which means that exporters from all EU Member States can now apply to export such products to the Philippines again.

Malaysia has also lifted its ban on imports of beef and beef products from the EU.

Charlotte Johnston

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Livestock Farmers Have a Beef over Pricing Report
The vice president of the French national farming federation FNSEA, Christiane Lambert, has slammed "administrative zeal" on the part of economist Philippe Chalmin for his first outline report on the pricing of beef, writes Peter Crosskey.
Overview Of The US Cattle Industry
The Overview of the United States Cattle Industry report provides an official periodic review of changes in the United States cattle industry and its impact on cattle supplies and disposition. Produced by the USDA NASS.
Feed Outlook - January 2011
US feed grain supplies for 2010/11 are forecast at 380.3 million metric tons, down two million from last month and down 17.5 million from last year, according to the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - January 2011
While US supplies of corn, wheat and soy are expected to be down this month, global supplies of wheat are up, although coarse grain supplies and soybean production globally are lower, according to the latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
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FMD Antigen Banks Prove Their Worth
UK - Merial vaccines are helping to fight the largest global outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) for 10 years.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   Korea, South

 » FMD NEWS: S Korea Confirms More FMD, Bird Flu Cases
 » More FMD Cases in Central, Southeastern Regions
 » Two Million South Korean Livestock Culled
 » Korean President Inspects Quarantine Activities
 » S Korea Considers More Active Use of FMD Vaccines
 » S Korea Confirms More FMD, Bird Flu Cases
 » Two More Outbreaks of FMD in S Korea

   Malaysia

 » Malaysia Lifts BSE-Related Ban On EU Beef
   United States

 » AFBF Calls for Strong Farm Safety Net, EPA Oversight
 » Managing Cows In Cold Weather
 » CME: Significance of Latest USDA Reports for Corn
 » Cattle Outlook
 » US Grain Exports To Continue Despite Korea's FMD
 » Beef Exports Achieved 2010 High In November
 » US Beef Exports Up 25 Per Cent
 » Weekly Roberts Agricultural Commodity Report
 » Daily Livestock Report
 » Soybean And Corn Prices Important

   European Union

 » EFSA: Welfare Risks to Animals During Transport
 » EC Clears Sanofi-Aventis's Acquisition Of Genzyme
 » COPA-COGECA Warns Meat Sector Market Share Loss
 » MEPs Call For Strong EU Farm Policy

   Canada

 » Manitoba Govt Pledges to Help Livestock Producers
 » Canada Invests in Traceabilty System

   United Kingdom

 » Upping The Ante On Animal Health
 » Chief Executive Appointed To New Govt Agency
 » UK Feed Production Up Five Per Cent In November
 » Feed Efficiency Only Answer To High Feed Costs
 » Festive Sales Surge For Beef
 » Consultation On Mandatory BVD Testing
 » Views Sought On Descendants Of Clones As Food
 » New Smithfield Introduced At Dairy Event
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   Australia

 » Assistance To Farmers In Floods
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Cattle Faeces Spread Listeria To Veg
 » Strong Korean Beef Demand
 » Cattle Market Alert

   Germany

 » EW Nutrition Acquires Agrochemica And Humavet

   Switzerland

 » BSE Pathogens Can Be Transmitted By Air

   General

 » Campaign Launched For 250 Years Of Vet Medicine

   Bulgaria

 » Bulgaria Lifts FMD Preventative Methods
 » New Outbreak of FMD in Bulgaria's Burgas Region

   Ireland

 » International Meeting On Farm Health, Safety In Dublin
 » Record Levels Of Electronic Calf Registrations
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   France

 » Beulin Leads FNSEA Into 2011

   Philippines

 » Philippines Lifts Last BSE Ban On European Beef

   Pakistan

 » Livestock, Dairy Exhibition To Be Held In Karachi

   Taiwan

 » Taiwanese Retailers Pull US Beef
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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