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Wednesday 14th September 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell
Editor


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US Beef Export Volumes Rising

The latest red meat export data from the US showed solid results for beef, with volumes trending 8 per cent higher than a year ago, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Japan and South Korea continued to be top performers for US beef in July, driven by strong demand for chilled beef. In Korea, January to July exports climbed 23 per cent in volume.

Highlighting the need for more destinations for beef variety meat (offal), exports to Egypt continued to slump in July, but overall US beef variety meat exports increased in July.

“We are pleased to see demand for US beef variety meats increasing in other markets and helping to offset the slowdown to Egypt,” said Philip Seng, USMEF president and CEO. “It is a top priority for USMEF and our beef industry partners to expand the reach of beef variety meat exports and build demand in alternative destinations, and those efforts are paying off.” – Click here to read more.

US beef variety meats contribute to popular delicacies around the world, such as tongue cooked Yakiniku-style in Japan. Click here to find out more in our latest article from John Wilkes.



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Company News

Heightened Risk of Bluetongue Virus Outbreak in UK Leads to Ongoing Monitoring
UK - The Pirbright Institute and Thermo Fisher Scientific are closely monitoring and preparing for the potential outbreak of Bluetongue virus (BTV) Type 8 in the UK, where the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) estimates there is a 60-80 per cent risk for the pathogen to reach by the end of the midge season.
BIOMIN Renames Digestarom Product for Dairy Calves and Beef Cattle
GLOBAL - Digestarom® Bos is the new name for the popular phytogenic feed additive for calf milk replacer, calf starter and beef diets globally.
UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference
UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe, have been announced as speakers at the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference, ‘Safeguarding Animal Welfare – the role of the OV’ on 29-30 September.
BIOMIN Sponsors Nutrition and Gut Health Summer Academy at Vetmeduni Vienna
AUSTRIA - Gut health is becoming increasingly important in farm animals, and throughout the first week of August, 19 young researchers and professionals working in the area of animal nutrition and animal gut health took part in the ‘Summer School in Nutrition and Animal Gut Health’ program.
Free Online CPD Offered at the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference
UK - Improve International, the organisers of the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference, are offering all delegates an extended free trial of their new online learning platform Bitesize.
Nutriad Strengthens Digestive Performance Team
BELGIUM - Nutriad, Belgium based multinational feed additives producer, appointed Daniel Fernando Ramírez as Business Development Manager Digestive Performance. The digestive performance platform focuses on the digestive system as the key towards healthy and performing animals.
Market Reports

AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 12 September 2016

Global Beef Industry News

     United States

American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low
New Markets for Beef Variety Meat Aiding US Export Growth
Cattle Outlook: US Beef Imports Lower After Australian Shipments Decline
CME: Cattle, Beef Prices Move Lower
CME: Beef Exports Up in July
CME: Cattle Saturday Slaughter Levels High as Packers Profit
Cattle the Primary Reservoir for New Virus - Influenza D

     Ireland

How Will Brexit Affect the Irish Beef Industry?
Farmers Angry With Move to Pull Beef Prices

     United Kingdom

Farmland Wildlife in Decline, but Union Says Intensification Not to Blame
Image of Red Meat Improving

     Turkey

Irish Farmers Welcome First Live Cattle Exports to Turkey

     Global

Food Security and Agriculture Essential in Preventing Conflicts

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