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Wednesday 7th November 2012.

Charlotte Johnston - TheBeefSite Editor

Charlotte Johnston
Editor








Global Beef Markets - the India Effect?

India's beef exports are forecast to climb 29 per cent higher, reaching 2.16 million tonnes over the next year.

If the forecast becomes reality, it would make India the largest beef exporter in the world.

The ever expanding dairy herd is behind this growth, with beef exports accounting for 44 per cent of production.

In comparison to this growth in exports, production is expected to increase 14 per cent, to 4.2 million tonnes.

India has limited access to export markets due to issues with foot and mouth. This makes the main export markets Africa and the Middle East.

India has the competitive edge in these markets with all products being produced to Halal standards.

The largest importers of Indian beef are Vietnam, Malaysia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Due to India's inability to provide assurance of a foot and mouth disease status, major US and Australian export markets are not likely to be threatened by India's growth.

The US remains the largest beef producer, producing 11.5 million tonnes in 2011.

To the TheBeefSite readers, this will be my last editorial as I'm moving on to pastures new. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Michael Priestley, who will be taking over on TheBeefSite. I wish you all the best for the future and thank you for reading!


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Bovine Respiratory Disease: Diagnosis in the Live Calf
When Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) strikes feedlot calves, veterinarians and cattlemen usually don't spend a lot of time determining the specific bacteria or virus (or mix of both) causing the problem. Rightfully, the initial actions are directed toward choosing the appropriate treatment that will get the calf on the road to recovery, writes Russ Daly, from South Dakota University Extension.

Using Wheat Pasture as a Winter Supplement for Cows
Last winter many Oklahoma cow calf producers utilized wheat pasture as a mainstay in the winter nutrition program for the cow herd, writes Dr Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University.

FMD - Consequences of its Spread in Australia
Paul Freeman, Regional Veterinary Officer at Wollongbar, explains foot and mouth disease (FMD) and the consequences of its spread in Australia.

Cutting Costs - Do we Really Need to Vaccinate?
Not so long ago veterinarians spent a lot of time trying to convince their clients of the benefits of prevention rather than cure, and in particular the economic benefits of vaccination. However, vaccination is like insurance: if you don't have to make a claim, you always wonder if you really needed it.

Biosecurity for Organic Livestock Producers
Practical tips on everything from property planning to day-to-day management by Karen Omalley of IDO Organic Farming in a factsheet from News South Wales Department of Primary Industries.

Vaccinating Pregnant Cows: Scours Vaccinations
regnancy checking time represents an opportunity for producers to perform other procedures at the same time. For some producers, vaccinating cows is on this list of tasks. But just because it's handy for us, will it work for the cow, asks Russ Daly, South Dakota University Extension.


Identifying the Highest Value Cattle in your Herd
US - A new study shows that utilising new genomic test results can help improve cattle value.
Dose at Housing to Stop Liver Fluke Disease
UK - According to the latest National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS) Parasite Forecast, liver fluke was rated in the 10 most important diseases of beef cattle and up to 30 per cent of cattle livers were condemned at slaughter due to liver fluke infestation last year.
Pfizer Animal Health to Award $1,000 to Five Producers
US - To help commercial producers who use Black Angus genetics better understand the value of genomic technology, Pfizer Animal Health is offering five chances to win $1,000 to invest in the future of their herd.


   France

Brucellosis Case in Wild Goats

   United Kingdom

Lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions Improves Profits
Livestock Producers Still Under Pressure
Skilled Youngsters Key to Beef Success
£1 Million Welfare Grant to Boost Industry Skills
Competition for Distillery Co-Products a Concern for Livestock Producers
Welsh Government, Farmers to Work in Partnership
Scots Must Plan for Schmallenberg Risk
Combatting Cattle Scab Spread From the Continent

   Kazakhstan

Anthrax Case Encourages Vaccination

   Jamaica

$200 Million for Farmers Hit by Hurricane Sandy

   United States

Low Cost Cow Feed is the Nearest Cornfield
Nebraska Beef Producers Still Adapting to Drought
Milk Producers Push for Farm Bill to be Passed
USDA Asks Farmers, Ranchers to Record Losses from Hurricane Sandy
Simmental and Red Angus Publish EPDs on Common Base
Is it Time to Rebuild the Beef Herd?
Feedlot Prospects Worrisome for US Cattle Industry
R-Calf Concerned at JBS Buyouts
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University Warns Against Autumn Grazing and Forage
CME: Restaurant Business Slows Down
New Farm Labour Programme Proposed
Capturing and Recycling Ammonia Emissions from Livestock
Cornell Offers only US Salmonella Dublin Test for Cattle
Beef Trading Hit by Hurricane Sandy
CME: Herd Liquidation Not as Bad as First Thought
Which Way for Soybean Prices?
Cattle Outlook: Prices High as Meat Supplies Remain Tight
Hurricane Sandy - Impact on Agriculture not as Bad as Expected
CME: Election Over but What Will Be the Direction of Future Policies?

   Ireland

Schmallenberg Case Confirmed in County Cork
Industry Made Progress During 2011, Export Earnings Up

   Finland

Schmallenberg Virus Antibodies Detected in Mainland Finland

   Australia

Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
Australian October Beef Exports Surge
Climate Champion Programme Showcases Producers' Solutions
Australia Remains Committed toLive Export Animal Welfare
MLA Opting for Steak over Shrimp in Barbecue Battle

   China

China Invests Over Six Trillion Yuan Into Agriculture
China Offers Huge Potential for Beef Exports

   Brazil

Brazil Relaxes FMD Vaccination Programme, to Allow Producers to Focus on Drought

   Indonesia

Stranded Beef Impasse Unlikely to be Resolved Soon

   Russian Federation

Strong Opportunities for US Beef Exports to Russia

   India

Indian Beef Exports Soar in African, Middle Eastern Markets

   Korea, South

Female Cattle Slaughter Highest Ever

   Pakistan

Pakistan Accepts USDA Semen and Embryo Health Certificates

   Global

Women Pivotal for Global Livestock Diversity

   Canada

Government Assists Hay Donating Initiative
Study Shows E.coli Vaccine Efficacy

   Zimbabwe

Thousands of Cattle Succumb to Drought

   Haiti

$74 million Sought for Agricultural Rejuvination in Wake of Hurricane

   Denmark

Ambitious Danish Plan for Animal Welfare, Reduction of Antimicrobials Use

   Peru

Agricultural Production Sees Increase of 4.6 Per Cent

   Spain

Science in the Service of Animal Welfare: Priorities Around the World

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