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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 28 April 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Vigilant Animal Disease Methods

With the warmer weather arriving in some parts of the world, there is the increased risk that it brings with it dormant diseases.

Although not able to control borders, individual producers should continue to be vigilant of biosecurity methods on farm.

Following three recent outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Japan and South Korea, the Food and Agriculture Organisation is urging countries to increase international surveillance.

So far Japan has slaughtered 385 animals, and the Republic of Korea has slaughtered 3,500 animals.

“Under the circumstances we consider that all countries are at risk and a review of preventive measures and response capacity would be welcome,” said FAO’s Chief Veterinary Officer Juan Lubroth.

The Northern Irish Agricultural Minister, has warned farmers not to become complacent about bluetongue, when importing cattle.

Minister Gildernew urged those considering importing stock to reconsider, and think of the potential consequences that bluetongue could have on the industry.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Agriculture And Food Chain Needs Collaborative Approach
The meat and livestock industries will need to collaborate along the chain if they are to pull themselves out of the current recession caused by the banking crisis last year, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - April 2010
First-quarter 2010 commercial cow slaughter is expected to be the highest first-quarter slaughter since 1997, high prices are welcomed by producers. In the dairy sector, the rate of decline in the dairy herd has slowed down and production per cow is continuing to rise. However over-supply of milk may limit immediate price increases, according to the USDA Beef and Dairy Outlook Report.
A Guide To NSAIDS
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are, as a group, the most frequently consumed drugs worldwide. Dr Puneet Agrawal and Dr Amitraj Gupta from Montajat Veterinary Pharmaceuticals Ltd looks at how they work and different brands available.
Japan Livestock and Products Semi-Annual Report
Subtitled 2010 Japanese Beef and Pork Market Outlook, this report revises the 2009 livestock annual report, without fundamental changes. The deflationary trend that began last year is not expected to end soon, according to this GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
* Company News

Put Your Deworming Dollars To Work
US - Spring deworming can help reduce future pasture contamination, according to Pfizer Animal Health.
Intervet/Schering-Plough Opens New Vaccine Plant
NETHERLANDS - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announces that it will open today a state-of-the-art production center for veterinary vaccines against bacterial infections.
Boehringer Ingelheim Net Sales Grew 10 Per Cent
GERMANY - In 2009, Boehringer Ingelheim grew faster than the pharmaceutical market for the tenth time in succession. It also continued a high level of investment in R&D and the market launches of five innovative medicines are planned.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD News: FMD Threat Increasing, Warns FAO
 » Global Meat, Egg Sectors To Face More Challenges
 » FMD Threat Increasing, Warns FAO
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   United States

 » CME: Beef And Pork See 'Long Dry Spells'
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » AFBF Disapproves Of EPA Blog On 'Going Meatless'
 » USGC Discusses Turkey’s New Biosafety Law
 » CME: Total Frozen Meat, Poultry Stocks Still Low
 » New Booklet on Anaplasmosis
 » Weekly Cattle Outlook: International Trade Positive
 » U.S. Cattle on Feed Down 4 Percent
 » Lush Pastures Posing a Gassy Problem For Cattle
 » Record Commercial Red Meat Production in March
 » Weekly Outlook: Cattle Business Is Back
 » Corn Planting Way Ahead of Schedule
 » Justice Dept, USDA Announce Future Workshops
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Beef Quality Assurance Programme
 » Safe Use Of Antibiotics
 » Grant To Study E.Coli In Cattle
 » APHIS Holds Animal Welfare Meeting

   Canada

 » Preparing Ahead For Disasters
 » Govt Launches Online Video on Farm Animal Health
   France

 » Joint Note Published on Human-Animal Health Risks

   United Kingdom

 » New Grant to Improve UK Farm Animal Welfare
 » Trailer Launch Boosts School Visits
 » LMC Report: Improved GB Beef Demand In First Quarter
 » UK Slaughter Statistics: Cattle And Beef - April 2010
 » New Education Initiative at FAI Farms
 » Farmers Show Growing Interest in Environment
 » Room Exists For Important Lift In Retail Beef Prices
 » U-Turn By FAO On Cattle GHGs Must be Hammered Home
 » Do Not Become Complacent About Bluetongue
 » Now Is Decision Time For Reseeding

   New Zealand

 » New Zealand Beef Taps Into Korean Markets
 » Optimism Increases For NZ Farmers
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   Ireland

 » Plans For Simplification Of Cattle Records
 » Live Exports To The Netherlands Remain Buoyant

   China

 » China Reports New Outbreak of FMD
 » Cattle and Swine Infected with FMD

   Australia

 » Post-Easter Livestock Price Falls
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
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   Korea, South

 » Korean Wholesale Market Struggles With Rib Prices
 » SK Reports New FMD Outbreak in Swine

   Japan

 » FMD Halts Beef Exports From Japan

   European Union

 » World Veterinary Day On 24 April
 » Stable EU Beef Market Anticipated
 » Iceland's Volcano Poses 'Negligible' Risk to Food Safety

   Netherlands

 » Decline In Use Of Antibiotics On Livestock
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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