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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 9 November 2011

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Global Beef Production Remains Stable

World beef production is set to remain stable throughout 2012, with production estimated to be 56.8 million tonnes cwt.

A decline in US beef production is expected to be offset by higher production from India, Brazil, Argentina and Australia.

In Paraguay, it has been discovered that a botched vaccine was responsible for transmitting foot and mouth disease. Following the outbreak over a thousand animals were culled.

The outbreak caused neighbouring countries to ban Paraguayan imports - which officials estimate is costing the economy US$70 million a month.

In the UK, researchers have found that some degree of resistance to bovine tuberculosis (TB) is inherited. The team has also identified genetic markers associated with resistance.

Although the research is ongoing, the results mean that it may be possible in the future to selectively breed cows which are more resistant to the disease.

Charlotte Johnston



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Setting Health & Safety Standards For The World
International standards for food safety and animal health and welfare can be and often are contentious issues, writes TheCattleSite Editor in Chief Chris Harris.
Focus On Consumer Trends To Increase Returns
Whilst finished cattle prices in the UK have increased significantly over the last year, Richard Phelps, Managing Director of Blade Farming said that is was important to ensure that an increase in price meant improved returns. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor.
ARS In Africa: Improving Beef Production, Building Trust & Fighting Poverty
The wide, open spaces of Montana might seem to have little in common with the remote villages of South Africa, but an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist at Miles City, Montana, has found colleagues in South Africa who share his interest in cattle breeding. Together they are working to improve beef production in the African nation and in the process, they may improve prospects for cattle breeders around the world.
Beef Cattle Studies Focus On RFI
Feed efficiency in beef cattle is getting a closer look by a Texas AgriLife Research scientist, who is evaluating both feedlot performance and feed intake to improve profitability and reduce the environmental impact of beef production systems.
Toxocara Vitulorum Found In Calves - VLA Report
The most commonly diagnosed causes of diarrhoea were cryptosporidiosis and rotavirus in young calves, coccidiosis in older calves and Johne's disease in adult cattle, reports the UK's Veterinary Laboratory report for August 2011.
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* Company News

Biomin Romania At International Fair In Bucharest
ROMANIA - Between 19 and 23 October 2011, Biomin Romania has participated in the biggest and most important annual, international fair in the country, INDAGRA 2011.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   Korea, South

 » FMD NEWS: Suspected FMD Case in Andong

   Japan

 » Japan Raises Meat Import Restrictions
 » Japan Increases Imports Of US Beef

   Malaysia

 » Malaysia's Beef Imports On The Rise

   United Kingdom

 » NFU: Farmers Will Not Sit In Silence On GM
 » NBA Review Committee - Shaping For The Future
 » LMC: Global Farmgate Beef Price Update
 » Pick Of The Crop May Earn Fewer Farm Inspections
 » Time For Beef And Sheep Industry Database
 » The Tricky Task Of Measuring GHG Emissions
 » AgriScot BVD Seminar To Be Held
 » Delivery Key On The Farming Red Tape Review
 » Bright Future For WWS Show Ring Superstars
 » Tenant Sector Under Spotlight
 » Seam Butchery Cutting Demonstrations Now Online
 » Breeding Resistance To Bovine TB In Cows
 » CCTV Encouraged In Slaughterhouses

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   United States

 » Weekly Roberts Market Report
 » CME: Live Cattle Futures Rose Sharply
 » Drought-Stressed Corn Silage For Beef Cows
 » Salmonella Control Programme For Meat Products
 » Cargill Reduces GHG Emissions At US Plants
 » CME: Meat Prices High Despite Fragile Economy
 » CME: Corn For Ethanol Has Limited Feed Supplies
 » USMEF Conference Kicks Off In Tucson
 » CME: Live Cattle Futures Closed Up
 » NFU: GIPSA Rule Still Missing Critical Elements
 » Cattle Outlook: Japan To Increase Slaughter Age
 » Soybean Export Progress
 » CME: GIPSA Sheds Light On Rule Changes
 » Pasture Conference Aids Livestock Producers
 » Non-GMO Soybeans: New Opportunities In Feeds
 » Cargill Reduces GHG Emissions At US Facilities

   Paraguay

 » Faulty Vaccine Caused FMD Outbreak In Paraguay

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   General

 » FAO Food Price Index Down in October
 » World Beef Production Set To Remain Stable

   Saint Lucia

 » St Lucia Opens Doors To Poultry And Beef

   Denmark

 » Aarhus Re-Names Food & Ag Science Units

   Australia

 » Weekly Cattle Summary
 » Numbers On Feed Decline In September Quarter
 » Young Beef 'Rising Champions' Face Industry
 » MLA Market Alert

   China

 » Record Corn Crop Unlikely To Meet Demand

   Taiwan

 » FMD Breaks Out in Penghu Island

   Canada

 » Factors To Consider When Marketing Cattle

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   Ireland

 » Single Payment Cuts To Replace Government Funding

   New Zealand

 » Farmers: Agricultural Policies Are 'Economic Poker'



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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