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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 10 March 2010

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Editorial: Opportunities For Australian Meat Industry

The high A$ and increasing competition is putting pressure on the Australian meat industry, however there are opportunities available, delegates at the ABARE Outlook conference heard.

Paul Morris, Deputy Executive Director of ABARE said that growth of live exports would help to support higher saleyard prices.

Whilst Aaron Iori, Regional Manager of South East Asia and Greater China at Meat and Livestock Australia said that population growth in Asia would provide an increasing consumer base for Australian products.

He said: “Australia is well placed to export beef to emerging Asia due to its proximity to those markets and growing Asian consumer awareness of the quality of our product.”

Meanwhile in the US, the American Meat Institute and 50 other organisations are urging Congress to support President Obama's goal to double US exports within five years.

The organisations are pushing Congress to ensure a prompt passage of the pending free trade agreements with Columbia, Panama and South Korea.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Welfare Issues Associated With Calving
Speaking at the recent British Cattle Veterinary Association conference John Fishwick from the Royal Veterinary College discusses welfare issues associated with calving and how the veterinarian can help reduce potential problems. Charlotte Johnston TheCattleSite junior editor reports.
Vaccines And Microbials To Control E.Coli
Since E.Coli 0157 was recognised as a serious food safety issue in the 1980's following a poisoning outbreak in the US in hamburgers, there have been numerous attempts to institute controls, writes TheCattleSite senior Editor, Chris Harris.
Nutritional Impacts On Health
At a recent Virignia Livestock extension web seminar, Dr John Currin, DVM said that without proper nutrition even the best herd health programme will fail. Summarised by Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor.
Cold Stress And Newborn Calves
Calf survival in northern climates can be a challenge, according to Lanette Butler Extension Educator, Russ Daly Extension Veterinarian, and Cody Wright Extension Beef Specialist.
Livestock and Products Semi-Annual 2010 - EU-27
According to the latest GAIN Report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), bluetongue continues to remain widespread in the European Union, but most commercial herds have acquired immunity through past infections as well as from vaccinations.
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* Company News

Vaccine Promises Improved Cattle Management
NEW ZEALAND - An innovative vaccine that promises improved cattle behaviour management has been launched in New Zealand.
Merial To Merge With Intervet/Schering-Plough
GLOBAL - A global leader in animal health will be created as Merial announces it will merge with Intervet/Schering-Plough.
Online Matchmaking With Suppliers From VNU
NETHERLANDS - With the launch of Animal Protein.net, VNU Exhibitions has introduced online match-making for the worldwide markets for animal production and processing.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   Mexico

 » Cancun Congress To Highlight World Livestock Report

   General

 » Latin Feed Leaders To Meet At Cancun Congress

   United States

 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Cows Like Leaves Their Tongues Can Wrap Around
 » AMI Supports Goal To Double US Exports
 » Businesses Bouncing Back
 » Assessing Antibiotic Breakdown In Manure
 » DFA Reaffirms Commitment To Animal Well-Being
 » US Cattle Outlook: Steady Improvement In Cattle Prices
 » 2010 International Symposium On Beef Cattle Welfare
 » AMI President Supports Policy To Increase Ag Exports
 » NALF Hires Commercial Marketing Director
 » Where Premiums Come From
 » Market Trends & Considerations For Beef Industry
 » Weekly Outlook: Value of the US Dollar and Corn Prices
 » Continue Bovine TB Prevention As Status Improves
 » Beef Production Workshop Set For Miami
 » Spring Thaw Threatens Producers
 » Vilsack Outlines Strategy To Increase Exports
 » Antibiotic Breakdown In Manure
 » Keep An Eye On Stored Grain This Spring
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Endangered Sage Grouse Could Affect Grazing
 » Trade Dispute Could Cause Jobs To Be Lost
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   United Kingdom

 » Minister Celebrates Successful Beef Expo
 » Farm Buildings Support
 » Out-Wintering Pads A Viable Option For Some
 » LMC Report: FQAS Reached Record Level In 2009
 » Protect Against Parasites
 » FSA Offers Guidance on Feed Hygiene Regulations

   Viet Nam

 » ILDEX Viet Nam 2010: Solutions For Sustainable Growth
 » Big Dutchman Signs Up For VietStock Expo

   Canada

 » Canadian Government Invests In Organic Sector
   Australia

 » Cattle Herd Slowly to Rebuild
 » Farm Export Earnings To Rise
 » Opportunities And Challenges For The Australian Meat Industry
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Burke Takes A Step Towards Revoking BSE Decision
 » Rain Shrinks Cattle Turnoff

   Korea, South

 » Traders Struggle to Satisfy Korean Beef Demand

   European Union

 » EU Beef Production
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   China

 » Food Safety Reforms Proposed

   Brazil

 » Brazil Beef Exports Grow
 » Acquisitions Boost JBS Revenue

   Portugal

 » Beef And Sausages On The Menu
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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