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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 23 June 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: International Trading

Argentina will not fulfil its 2009-10 Hilton High Quality Beef quota.

It is expected it will fall 10,000 tonnes short of their total 28,000 tonne quota.

The shortage was anticipated despite the government redistributing 3,923 tonnes back in March. The shortage has come about due to lack of supply and tight government export controls.

Following on from recent talks regarding a Mercosur trading deal, Irish Farmers' Association President John Bryan has said that any such talks pose a serious threat to the viability of the beef sector in Ireland.

He said that an increase in imports could inflict losses of €350m on the Irish beef sector or worse, completely shut down the industry.

The Australian Beef Association has criticised Meat and Livestock Australia and the Red Meat Advisory Council over conflicting trade data.

It has emerged that data kept by these two parties, regarding imports of American beef prior to BSE, is substantially different to that, which America claims to have exported to Australia prior.

Last week, European MEPs voted in favour for all meat products, even when used as an ingredient in processed food, to indicate country of origin labelling.

During this breakthrough in compulsory labelling, it was also agreed that food labels should feature mandatory nutritional information and guideline daily amounts.

Charlotte Johnston
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Is Dairy Beef The Sustainable Future?
Speaking at the British Cattle Conference, Philip Halhead, Managing Director of Norbreck Genetics tells us why dairy beef is the sustainable future.
Foodborne Pathogens On Cattle Hides
Modern microbial beef safety concept is based on a farm-to-fork principle that involves a wide range of coordinated control measures applied at all relevant steps in the beef chain, writes S Buncic from University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Veterinary Medicine in Serbia in a paper for the Advancing Beef Safety through Research and Innovation conference.
Grazing Small Ruminants With Cattle
It is becoming more common for producers to use multi-species grazing — mixing sheep or goats together with cattle — to improve the use of forages and cut down on the expenses of mowing and spraying weeds in pasture.
US Feed Outlook - June 2010
The projected US 2010/11 and 2009/10 corn used for ethanol was raised this month as ethanol production continues to increase, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
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* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: Three New FMD Outbreaks in Zimbabwe
 » Alternatives To Large Land Acquisitions In Developing Nations
 » Regulation Of Food Markets Desirable

   United States

 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Retail Beef Prices Higher
 » Weekly Outlook: Record Yields Aren't Enough
 » Smithfield Foods Cuts its Losses
 » Calf Cryptosporidiosis Problems On The Rise
 » High-Yield Agriculture Slows Pace of Global Warming
 » US Cattle on Feed Up One Per Cent
 » AMI Concern over New USDA Rule
 » Weekly Outlook: Upcoming USDA Reports
 » Angus Health And Profit
 » Livestock And Locoweed
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » CME: GIPSA's Livestock and Poultry Marketing Rule
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   Ireland

 » The Dangers of a Mercosur Deal

   European Union

 » Tracing Food Safety
 » European Breakthrough On Food Labelling

   United Kingdom

 » Incidence Of TB In UK Cattle May Be Falling
 » NFU Sets Out Research Priorities for Farming
 » LMC Report: Higher Global Beef Prices In 2010
 » All Cattle Keepers Urged To Comment On BVD Plans
 » NFU Lobbying Success On Food Labelling
 » New Animal Welfare Bill Introduced
 » Â£7.5 Million Parasitic Disease Research Project
 » Pushing For A Stronger Voice In Europe

   Canada

 » US Removes Restrictions On BC Cattle/ Bison

   Argentina

 » Argentina To Fall Short On HQB Exports

   Kazakhstan

 » Kazakhstan Reports FMD Outbreak in Cattle, Swine
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   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » ABA Questions Differences In Beef Import Data

   Niger

 » Help For Farmers And Pastoralists In Niger

   China

 » FMD Breaks Out in More of China's Swine

   Mongolia

 » One New FMD Outbreak in Mongolia

   Korea, South

 » No More FMD Outbreaks in South Korea

   Zimbabwe

 » Zimbabwe Reports Three New FMD Outbreaks

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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