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Welcome to this week's newsletter Editorial: Trading Takes Off

Good news for Australia came last week as the European Union granted it access to the new 20,000 tonne grainfed quota.

The duty-free quota, which first became available in August last year, is available to eligible countries on a non-discriminatory basis. The quota will operate annually (1 July to 30 June) via licences awarded to EU importers.

The first batch of US bone-in-beef arrived in Taiwan and following plenty of inspections was certified and cleared to enter the market.

However there is still an ongoing dispute between the US and Taiwan after some lawmakers in Taiwan voted to ban some US beef products - a move that reverses the previous agreement reached between the countries in October 2009.

New reforms to be introduced by the UK government plan to shift the costs of animal disease monitoring and prevention onto the livestock sector. It is unsure when these plans will be implemented with Defra saying that "cost sharing measures will be introduced under a future Finance Bill".

The government are trying to become more active in eliminating and preventing disease outbreaks - but really, should livestock farmers have to take this added burden on top of the animal health, welfare and biosecurity measures which they already contribute significantly too?

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Australian Commodity Statistics 2009
Beef and veal production in Australia is falling, however carcase weights are increasing. Domestic consumption has also fallen, whilst overall exports have picked up according to the Australian commodity statistics for 2009, published by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Summarised by Charlotte Johnston for TheCattleSite.
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US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - January 2010
US beef exports have benefited from improved demand in Asian markets in late 2009,according to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) January 2010 Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook. As the herd size continues to decline, increased demand is expected to push prices up in 2010.
Livestock and Products Annual Report - Brazil 2009
The beef sector is currently facing challenges due to a restructuring of Brazil's cattle sector and lower export volume, according to Joao F. Silva in the latest GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
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* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD News: Further Outbreaks In Korea
 » Fighting Climate Change With Grasslands

   United States

 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: No Turnaround in Beef Demand
 » ISU Research Looks To Increase DDGS In Cattle Diets
 » Keeping Pressure On Taiwan To Fix Beef
 » Perfect Storm Forming For Global Food, Agriculture
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » College Of Ag Faculty Member Named Fulbright Scholar
 » 2010 International Symposium On Beef Cattle Welfare
 » Weekly Outlook: How Many Corn Acres Are Needed in 2010
 » New Feed Mill And BioRefinery For Kansas
 » Looking Beyond US Borders
 » Crop Production Budgets Updated
 » US Cattle On Feed Down Two Per Cent
 » US Livestock Slaughter Statistics
 » Instructions On Humane Handling And 28-Hour Law
 » Oregon Firm Pays $2,700 To Settle Seed Case
 » Helping Farmers Use No-Till Successfully
 » Nolan Ryan’s Beef Names VP of Operations
 » CME: Exports Key in Meat, Poultry Markets
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Carole Brookins To Keynote USGC Meeting
 » Controlling Bacteria In Beef Products
 » Nomination For Under Secretary For Food Safety

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   United Kingdom

 » The 2010 Cereal Recommended List
 » Union Discusses LFA Proposals with Officials
 » LMC Report: Beef Slaughterings Rise In 2009
 » Pack Report Drives CAP Debate
 » Scottish Cattle Clipping Abattoir Trial
 » USA Lab Joins Hunt For Spreaders Of Brucellosis
 » Reforms To Reduce Animal Disease Risks
 » Charolais Demand Buoyed By Commercial Markets
 » Evidence Investment Strategy 2013 And Beyond
 » Support For Eradicating Brucellosis
 » Halal Study Opens Potential For New Markets

   Australia

 » Australia Gains Access To EU Grainfed Beef Quota
 » Limited Supply Lifts Export Prices To Japan
 » Korean Feed Grain Demand May Be Sustained In 2010
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

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   Taiwan

 » Taiwan Accepts Delivery Of US Bone-in Beef
 » Future Talks Concerning Canadian Beef Imports?

   Ireland

 » Approval Of Revised Rural Development Programme
 » Factories Must Move On Price And Price Grid Issues
 » Payments Under The 2009 Suckler Welfare Scheme

   Mexico

 » USGC Promotes DDGS To Growing Mexican Market

   Korea, South

 » FMD News: Further Outbreaks In Korea

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   China

 » China Launches Feed Safety Campaign

   Russian Federation

 » Formal Signing Of JV Between DSM And Tatenergo

   New Zealand

 » NAIT – Asset Or Liability?

   Chile

 » Chilean Imports Recover In 2009

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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