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Editorial: Spain Condemned For Poor Welfare At Slaughter

The European Commission has called on Spain to take action to address deficiencies in the implementation of EU legislation on the welfare of animals at the time of slaughter.

Several audits have highlighted Spain's failure at minimising the pain and suffering of animals at slaughter through the proper use of stunning and killing methods.

The Commission is giving Spain two months to comply with its obligations. If Spain fails to fulfil its legal obligations, the Commission may refer the case to the EU Court of Justice - who could impose huge fines.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya are joining forces to develop a vaccine that will protect cattle against East Coast fever.

The research is focusing on the tick that transmits the parasite responsible for East Coast fever. Because the tick and parasite are similar to the tick and parasite that cause Texas cattle fever in the US, developing a vaccine for East Coast fever could lead to a vaccine for Texas cattle fever.

The Argentine National Health and Food Quality Service (SENASA) has announced it has been running different preventive measures in the country in the face of the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the Republic of Paraguay.

FMD vaccination is underway in Salta, Chaco, Formosa, Corrientes, Misiones and Entre Rios.

Charlotte Johnston



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

France Reflects on Cost of Cheap Food at Any Price
'The real victims of the latest [agricultural] crises are those who have invested the most,' French farm minister Bruno Le Maire told delegates at a day-long conference in Paris to discuss the way agricultural commodity prices develop into retail prices for finished product, writes Peter Crosskey.
Unlocking The Secrets To Improved Northern Herd Fertility
The Northern Female Lifetime Reproduction Beef CRC research project, which is unprecedented in its scope and unlikely to ever be repeated, is uncovering the keys to fertility and profitability in Australia's northern rangelands.
QMS Cattle Market Report - September 2011
During August, prime cattle producer prices continued the upwards trend that they have been exhibiting since the beginning of February, writes Iain Macdonald from Quality Meat Scotland.
Republic of Korea - Livestock and Products Annual - 2011
Unlike the swine sector, Korea's cattle industry was largely spared from the widespread culling due to the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks that wreaked havoc on the nation's livestock industry from last November through March of this year. Nearly 151,000 cattle or 4.5 per cent of the country's cattle inventory was depopulated, according to the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service.
India - Livestock and Products Annual 2011
Strong dairy demand continues to fuel herd growth and is expected to continue in 2012. CY2012 combined stocks forecast more than four per cent growth over 2011 at 325 million head, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
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* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   Argentina

 » FMD NEWS: Argentina Runs FMD Control Measures
 » Argentinean Beef Supplies Fall

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   Indonesia

 » 2012 Beef Imports To Be Reduced To 20 Per Cent

   Canada

 » Fee Cap For Livestock & Embryo Industries
 » Assistance With Traceability For Feedlot Owners
 » Ergot Infection In Saskatchewan Cereal Grains
 » Colonies Use VBP As Good Management Practice
 » Animal Health Week: Protecting Health Of All Species

   Australia

 » ABA's Plan For 'After MLA'
 » Weekly Cattle Summary
 » Beef and Veal Exports Up In September
 » Cattle Market Alert: Stable Cattle Prices

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   United Kingdom

 » Changes To Red Tractor Assurance Farm Standards
 » Campaign Drives Assured Beef & Lamb Awareness
 » Mull Abattoir Open For Business Again
 » Exceptional Calf & Store Cattle Prices This Autumn
 » UK Wins Food Fight
 » 2011 Wheat Harvest Down, But Not As Bad As Feared
 » Forensic Technology Cracks Down On Food Fraud
 » Rugby Ace Fronts Schools' Healthy Eating Campaign
 » NFU Praises Retailers For Stocking British Beef
 » Changes To Bovine TB Testing
 » Locally Produced Meat At 'Taste Of England' Event

   European Union

 » MEPs Commit To Agricultural R&D
 » Public Opinion Favourable To CAP Reform Elements
 » Changes Advised For Meat Inspection Practices

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   United States

 » Certified Livestock Manager Training Workshops
 » CME: Range & Pasture Conditions Improve
 » Weekly Roberts Market Report
 » Test Identifies Red Angus Carriers Of Bone Disease
 » Cattle Outlook: Corn Prices Down
 » Protect Cattle From Winter Weather
 » Angus Board Approves Long-Range Strategic Plan
 » FDA Announces Retail Food Safety Action Plan
 » Bovine Trichomoniasis Update - Test Your Herd
 » CME: Corn Usage Uncertain With Changing Yields
 » CME: FTA's Should Increase Beef & Pork Exports
 » Views On Ratification Of FTAs; USDA Statement
 » Weekly Roberts Market Report
 » Bale Feeder Choice Can Reduce Waste & Save Money

   Russian Federation

 » Russian Residue Inspections Not To EU Standards

   General

 » Beef Exports To South Asia Mixed
 » Ireland Forges Alliance With France On CAP & CFP
 » Partnership To Develop East Coast Fever Vaccine

   Spain

 » Spain Ordered To Correct Animal Welfare Lapses
 » Livestock Sector Important Industy For Spain

   Japan

 » Japanese Imports Of US Beef Surge

   China

 » Carbon Credits From Restored Grasslands

   Pakistan

 » Flood Kills 150,000 Cattle

   Ireland

 » Derrypatrick Herd Update
 » Huge Factory Demand Sees Cow Price Rise

   New Zealand

 » Red Meat Sector Strategy Stocktake Report Out



That's all for this week!

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