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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 8 June 2011

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Editorial: Australia Suspends Live Exports To Indonesia

Following last week's controversial footage showing the slaughter of Australian cattle in Indonesia, the Australian government has suspended all live exports to Indonesia.

Exports will remain closed until safeguards are in place to ensure there is verifiable and transparent supply chain assurance protecting the welfare of animals.

Despite being welcomed by many, the government's reaction to the footage has angered some in the beef industry.

Producer groups are arguing that this suspension of live exports will seriously affect beef producers livelihoods and consequently, they are demanding some form of compensation.

On top of this, the industry are working on a solution to assure the welfare of Australian cattle exported to Indonesia.

The plan suggests supplying cattle only to OIE- (World Organisation for Animal Health) accredited processing facilities, basing permanent animal welfare officers at the facilities in Indonesia and rapidly increasing the use of stunning.

In South Korea, the government has announced that it will ban the use of antibiotics in animal feed from July.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

UK Beef Production Forecast To Fall
More male dairy calves are being reared to be finished as young bulls for slaughter, writes TheCattleSite editor-in-chief, Chris Harris.
Market Concentration In Selected Agricultural And Food Sub-Sectors - Mexico
The Mexican agricultural and food sector is marked by varying degrees of market concentration by sub-sector, according to the latest GAIN Report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Animal feed and poultry meat production are much more concentrated than beef, pig or egg production.
Minimising The Stress Of Weaning Beef Calves
Weaning of calves is usually done abrupty and early compared to the natural weaning of the species. This causes social and environmental stress to calves. This article by Daniel Enríquez, Maria J Hotzel, Rodolfo Ungerfeld reviews the stress associated with weaning.
Investigating Brucellosis: Prevalence And Attitudes
Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College in the UK and Kafrelsheikh University in Egypt look at brucellosis in Egypt, its prevalence, risk factors and livestock owners' knowledge, attitudes and practices.
* Company News

Animax Doubles Manufacturing Capacity
UK - An animal health company, which produces the only leaching slow-release trace element bolus on the market, is poised for major expansion. Animax Ltd, which manufactures the Tracesure range of boluses, will double production following the acquisition of a second factory neighbouring its existing facility at Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   Botswana

 » FMD NEWS: Another FMD Outbreak in Francistown
 » New FMD Outbreak Compounds Botswana Beef Situation
 » Another FMD Outbreak in Francistown

   General

 » Study Discloses Global Spots Of Disease Risk
 » No End In Sight For High Food Prices
 » New Biomarker For Methane Production In Cows

   United Kingdom

 » Some AHVLA Office Locations To Change
 » Scotland's Beef Industry Recognised At Beef Event
 » EU Urged To Back British Livestock
 » Communication Along Supply Chain Pays Off
 » Beef Exports To South Africa
 » UFU Disappointed With Drop In Beef Prices
 » Making The Most Of Home-Grown Cereals
 » Prof Fazakerley Takes Up Post As IAH Director

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   United States

 » With Feedlot Manure, It Pays To Be Precise
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Cattle Outlook: Fed Cattle Prices Down
 » NFU & Home Grown Cow Provide Online Marketplace
 » Farmers And Ranchers Back House Spending Bill
 » Celebrating Environmental Stewardship Anniversary
 » CME: Sharp Pullback In Grain Markets
 » 2011 NCBA Young Cattlemen's Conference Underway
 » CME: Beef, Pork, Poultry Supplies Lower
 » Can Corn, Soybean Crops Overcome Late Planting?
 » Weekly Roberts Market Report
 » Beware Of Cattle Health In Warm Weather
 » CME: 2011 Corn Planting Slower Compared to 2010

   France

 » Registration Is Open For SPACE 2011
 » Tackling Challenges Of Animal Health Surveillance

   Korea, South

 » Feed Antibiotic Ban Ahead For South Korea

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   Canada

 » Movement Of Canadian Cattle and Hogs To US

   Denmark

 » Denmark Declares Negligible BSE Risk

   Australia

 » Export Control (Protection Of Animal Welfare) Order
 » Seasonal Pasture Quality Under Scrutiny
 » Banning Live Exports Not The Answer
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Australian Industry Provides Animal Welfare Solution
 » Flooding Helps Beef Up Cattle
 » ABA Calls For MLA To Wind Up
 » Beef Exports To South Asia Bounce 28 Per Cent In May
 » Compensation Demands For Market Closure
 » Australia Suspends All Live Exports To Indonesia

   Costa Rica

 » Market Leader, Pipasa, Acquired By Cargill

   Ireland

 » Keep Pressure On To Raise Prices
 » Minister Stresses On Importance of Livestock Sector

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   New Zealand

 » Mowing In Rain Controls California Thistle

   Czech Republic

 » Czechs to Test German Beef, Pork Imports for E.coli



That's all for this week!

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