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Editorial: South Korean Govt Accepts Fault In Controlling FMD

The South Korean government has admitted that it is to blame for the uncontrolled spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD) across the country, citing poor quarantine measures in the early stages.

Damage caused by FMD is around three trillion Won (US$2.6 billion), the country's farm minister, Yoo Jeong-bok said last week.

A team of animal health specialists from FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has arrived in North Korea to assist veterinary authorities there in responding to outbreaks of Foot-and-Mouth disease among pigs and cattle.

South Africa has reported 12 outbreaks of FMD in the KwaZulu-Natal region. Of 473 cattle tested, 224 were infected, although no clinical signs of the disease were observed.

Global food prices increased for the eighth consecutive month in February. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) expects a tightening of the global cereal supply and demand balance in 2010/11.

In the face of a growing demand and a decline in world cereal production in 2010, global cereal stocks this year are expected to fall sharply because of a decline in inventories of wheat and coarse grains.

International cereal prices have increased sharply with export prices of major grains up at least 70 per cent from February last year.

The FAO Dairy Price Index averaged 230 points in February, up four per cent from January, but well below its peak in November 2007.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Managing Cows Individually
Nigel Lok, Robhoek Farm, milks 700 dairy cows on a grassbased system in South Africa. His philosophy is that every single cow in every herd is different, and that is why cows must be managed individually. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports from the British Cattle Breeders Conference 2011.
Protozoal Disease in Cattle
Coccidia and Cryptosporidium are both protozoal parasites that can cause infection in young animals, particularly calves, leading to scour which is frequently fatal if left untreated. Protozoa are spread by a resistant infective stage called an oocyst that can survive outside the host animal.
Building Up Concentrate Feed Levels Slowly - Are There Benefits?
During early lactation high yielding dairy cows are unable to consume sufficient food to support high levels of milk production, writes Andrew Dales, from the Agri-Food Biosciences Institure, Northern Ireland.
Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income 2010-2020
Market and sector income prospects elaborated on the basis of specific assumptions regarding macroeconomic conditions, the agricultural and trade policy environment, weather conditions and international market developments from the European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development.
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* Company News

Act Quickly At First Signs Of Pneumonia Symptoms
GENERAL - When cattle start showing visible pneumonia symptoms they could well have been suffering from the adverse effects of the disease for two days.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   Korea, North

 » FMD NEWS: FAO-OIE Team in N Korea to Help with FMD
 » FAO-OIE Team in North Korea to Help with FMD

   Tajikistan

 » Crushing Brucellosis In Central Asian Republic

   United Kingdom

 » Ulster Follows BVD Scottish Example
 » UK Farm Gate Milk Price Higher In Jan 2011
 » UK Attacked for Not Backing Organic
 » NFU Win On Dairy Water Inspections
 » Working Together To Reduce Liver Fluke In Cattle
 » Changes To Animal By-Products Regulations
 » Extra 2ppl On DFOB Milk
 » Market Prices Must Mitigate Hike In Production Costs

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   United States

 » Highlighting Opportunities For Dairy Industry
 » Check Stock For Bovine Trichomoniasis
 » Logan County Stock Owner Found Guilty Of Cruelty
 » GIPSA Briefing Highlights Positive Impacts For Producers
 » Fighting FMD With DNA Vaccine
 » Predicting Corn Consumption and Prices for 2011
 » Measuring Methane Gas From Cattle
 » Grazing Of Cattle Pastures Can Improve Soil Quality
 » Recommendations To Improve Profits And Prices

   New Zealand

 » Canterbury Clean Up Begins
 » Fonterra Announces CEO Transition Plan
 » Kiwi Dairy Scientist President Of NMC
 » New Code And Standards For Dairy Effluent

   General

 » Better Technology Needed To Feed The World
 » Tight Cereal Markets As Food Prices Increase Again

   Australia

 » Reproduction Research To Transform Industry
 » Dairy Lucerne Research Tops National Award
 » ABARE Outlook: Considering Carbon-Offset Markets
 » ABARE Outlook: Ag Exports To Rise
 » ABARE Outlook: Mapping Out A Future For Farming

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   Canada

 » New Reports Show Bright Future for Agriculture
 » Spring Grazing For Healthy Pastures

   Ethiopia

 » Feed Technologies For Ethiopian Dairy Sector

   European Union

 » Govt Policies Do Not Aid EU/ Latin American Producers

   Bulgaria

 » Protection Measures Lifted After Implementation Of EU Rules

   Ireland

 » Glanbia And Kerry Undershoot Price Increase

   Argentina

 » Tierra del Fuego Declared Brucellosis Free

   South Africa

 » Foot and Mouth Disease Breaks Out in South Africa

   China

 » Foot and Mouth Disease Reported in Swine

   Egypt

 » US Corn Sales To Egypt Nearly Double Over Year Ago



That's all for this week!

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