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Wednesday 28th November 2012.
Chris Harris - TheBeefSite Editor in Chief

Chris Harris
Editor in Chief


Editorial: Johnes Disease Found in Australia

In Australia, four properties in central Queensland near Rockhampton and Moura have been quarantined after cattle tested positive to bovine Johne's disease.

BJD, a muscle wasting condition, which can affect cattle, sheep, goats, alpacas and deer is rare in Queensland and it is not yet known how it made it to the properties.

About 160 properties which purchased cattle from the stud have been alerted.

In Europe, the European Food Safety Authority has published a report analysing the latest epidemiological data available on the incidence of the "Schmallenberg" virus (SBV) in Europe.

The report outlines that by the end of October 2012, the virus, affecting domestic and wild ruminants, was reported by 14 countries. The most recent data reported in this latest publication show that SBV has continued to circulate within Europe with newly affected herds being identified in new regions by October 2012.

Approximately 6,000 holdings have had the presence of SBV confirmed by laboratory tests. EFSA reiterates that the number of affected herds is low compared to the total number of herds with a maximum proportion of confirmed SBV herds per region being 6.6 per cent for sheep and 4 per cent for cattle. The Authority does not have data at this time to assess the impact on affected herds.

In South America, the Chilean veterinary authorities have given the green light to Paraguay for thje export of beef.

The authorities have cleared the measures put in place for animal health and food safety in Paraguay.

Russia has also opened up its markets for exports of British beef.

The exports that have been banned for 26 years could be worth up to £115 million to the British beef industry.


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This Weeks Articles and Analysis

Vaccinating Pregnant Cows: Reproduction
When a cow is in the chute for pregnancy checking, many cow-calf producers take advantage of the opportunity to perform other necessary procedures to get their cows ready for the winter and the subsequent calving season.

Schmallenberg Virus: Analysis of Epidemiological Data
The analysis intends to give an overview of the disease in all affected countries one year after outbreak.

2012 - A Challenging Grazing Season Comes to an End
The AFBI review the grazing season as one of the most challenging growing seasons comes to an end.

FAO Meat and Meat Products Market Summary
Global meat markets are challenged by high feed prices, stagnating consumption, and falling profitability, with growth in total output slowing down to two per cent, according to the FAO Outlook Report. With international prices close to record highs, growth in world trade is also decelerating.

Calm Cattle Have a Dark Side
The findings of a recent study conducted by Murdoch University researchers has challenged the long held belief of the beef industry that flighty cattle are at a higher risk of producing dark, firm and dry meat.

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Global Beef Industry News

   United Kingdom

St Andrews Leads Project to Find New FMD Vaccine
Adjudicator Must be Able to Fine Unfair Retailers
NFU Takes CAP Fight to European Parliament
Critical Research Priorities Unveiled for the Future of Food Production
2011 Profitability Study Shows Improvements Across Board
FMD NEWS: St Andrews Leads Project to Find New FMD Vaccine
UK Cattle Slaughtering Falls, Pigs Up
Minister Announces £3.6Million Boost for Agri Food Sector
Slurry Spreading Options in Non-NVZ Areas
Wet Summer Results in Fodder Bank Relaunch
EBLEX Welcomes Russian Meat Import Ban Lift
LMC: Prime Cattle Quotes Rise With Pre-Christmas Demand
'Get Back to Basics' Urges HSBC's Head of Agriculture
Deadweight Price Averages 350p/kg for R4L
Hypocrisy Causes Outrage Amongst Welsh Farmers
NFU Scotland Unveil Beef Blueprint

   Denmark

DC Beef Reports Convincing Results
Danish Crown in Strong Position

   Spain

Ministry Performs FMD Mock Test
Spain to Lose 16 per cent of Funds in Proposed EU Budget
Spanish Water Reserves at 51.8 per cent Capacity

   Japan

Japan Starts Hearing on BSE Measures

   Global

FAO Food Outlook - November 2012 - Overview
Growing Populations and Wealth Changing Food Demand

   New Zealand

Farmers Advised to Observe Stock Following Tongariro
Researchers Criticised Over 'One Plan' Investigation

   Australia

Queensland Farm Suffers Wet Spell
Farmers Express Murray Darling Basin Plan Importance
Import Compliance Plan Unveiled for 2013
Hereford Wins at Carcass Competition
Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
Johne's Disease Detected in Rockhampton
Murray Darling Basin Plan Now Law
Johne's Outbreak Requires Quarantine

   Dominican Republic

Ministry of Agriculture Announces Livestock Health Plan

   Switzerland

DSM Launches State-of-the-art Animal Nutrition, Health Website

   United States

Academics Announce Whole-Farm Approach to Drought Proofing
AMI Expresses Concerns About USDA Compliance Guidelines for Listeria Control
Production Underway at Animal Nutrition Center
Post Election: 2012 US Farm Bill and the Fiscal Cliff
US Exports Less Beef, More Pork So Far in 2012
Focus on Soybean Oil
CME: Canadian Producers Limit Number of Females Slaughtered
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   Paraguay

Techniques to Bear in Mind to Vaccinate Animals Against FMD
Paraguay Given Green Light for Meat Exports

   European Union

EFSA Provides Schmallenberg Virus Update
EU Dairy Production: Farmgate EU 15 average 27.84 pence

   Germany

Agricultural Exports Up in Income, Down on Volume

   Brazil

Brazil Needs to 'Ensure Food Supply'
Isolated Communities Reached in FMD Vaccination Programme

   Russian Federation

Farm Subsidies Create One Thousand New Jobs
Kabardino-Balkaria Farmers Receive State Aid

   Ukraine

Farmers Receive Support for Maintenance of Young-stock Herd

   Ireland

Top Accolade for Irish beef at Culinary Olympics
Budget Decisions Must Not Add to Farming Woes

   Netherlands

Jobs to Go at VION Food Netherlands

   Canada

'Buy Local' Scheme Coming to British Columbia

   Argentina

Argentinian Cattle Slaughter Rises

   Haiti

FAO, Haitian President Urge Increased Investment in Haiti

   Sweden

Supermarkets Offer Cattle Farmers Great Opportunity

   China

OIE: Foot and Mouth Disease Reported in East China

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