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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 22 April 2009

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The Rise and Rise of Brazilian Beef

Brazilian beef exports are set to almost double in ten years, claimed the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, earlier this week. The ministry has forecast 61 per cent of total world beef trade will come from Brazil in 2018-19, whilst in the Brazilian domestic market, beef export association ABIEC say beef is expected to be the second fastest growing meat consumed with a 2.2 per cent annual growth.

But, whilst the future of Brazilian beef is looking strong, Russia is failing. Russia has spent about $8 billion over the last four years importing breeding cattle to reestablish a beef and milk industry, but this week's reports said it has had little effect.

Last year, Russia produced just half of the three million tonnes of beef consumed and domestic production was down significantly compared the figures for 2000.

Adam Anson

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A Blueprint for Eradicating Bovine TB in England
Bovine Tuberculosis is a serious infectious disease, incurring huge costs on both the individuals affected, and on the governments attempting to control it. Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite, summarises the latest UK plan which attempts to lay out a blueprint for its eradication.
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US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - April 2009
Beef exports are expected to fall as US beef prices rise, whilst milk production is forecast to decline as the US herd shrinks, says the USDA's Economic Research Service in its April 2009: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - April 2009
US meat production together with corn and wheat stocks are expected to be lower this month according to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report from the World Agricultural Outlook Board.
Mexico Livestock and Products Semi Annual 2009
Red meat consumption is forecast to decline in 2009 as middle and lower income consumers are expected to replace consumption of red meat for cheaper processed meat and other protein sources, reports the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
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* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Exports Approach Pre-BSE Levels
 » BLUETONGUE: Mild Weather Warning in Wales
 » India Opposes EU Welfare Drive

   European Union

 » Completion of Animal Feed Assessment by EFSA

   United States

 » American Consumers Ignoring Food Recalls
 » Ag Secretary Vilsack Seeking Dialogue on NAIS
 » Exports Approach Pre-BSE Levels
 » EPA Says Cattle Material is not Hazardous
 » Earth Day Celebration to Show Eco Commitment
 » K-State Beef Research Examines Effects of Breeding for RFI in Heifers
 » AFBF: EPA's GHG Finding Cause for Much Concern
 » California Senate to Discuss Feed Drug Ban
 » High Price Leads to Poor Cattle ID Participation
 » Stable Demand Puts US Premium Beef Back on Track
 » California Takes First Step to Feed Antibiotic Ban
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Beef Exports Up

   Thailand

 » Soybean and Fishmeal Demand Drop in Thailand

   Norway

 » Researcher Turns Harmless E Coli Dangerous

   United Kingdom

 » UK Food Standards Agency Cracks Down on Fraud
 » RUMA's Rules on Animal Antibiotic Use
 » NBA Committee Not in Support of Defra’s Proposals
 » Mild Weather Warning for Livestock Producers

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

   New Zealand

 » New Zealand Best Practice Mission
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   Canada

 » Expert Calls for Action Against Pathogens in Feed
 » Control of Cross Contamination in Feed Mills Advised
 » Expansion of Animal Clinic and Lab Nears Completion
 » WCVM Upgrades to Enhance Biosecurity

   Netherlands

 » Dutch Cows Breach Bluetongue Rules

   Russian Federation

 » Struggle to Rebuild Russian Beef Industry
 » Massive Financial Injection for New Projects

   Ireland

 » Fallen Animals Responsibility Rests with Minister

   Brazil

 » Brazilian Beef Exports to Nearly Double

   Indonesia

 » Cows for the Poor: Breeding Programme Begins
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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