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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 28 July 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Managing Disease Outbreaks

Whilst disease prevention is the key to all biosecurity programmes, it does not always go to plan. Where prevention fails, management of disease is vital in order to restrict the damage and upset it may cause.

Japan this week announced that it has lifted its state of emergency concerning foot-and-mouth disease, which involved the ban on the movement of animals being removed.

Japan hopes to quickly regain its foot-and-mouth disease free status from the World Organisation of Animal Health.

The FAO has praised Namibia for its swift action in halting the spread of Rift Valley Fever in the country following recent outbreaks.

"Their alertness and prompt reaction prevented outbreaks of Rift Valley Fever in May 2010 from spreading, with potentially devastating consequences on lives, livelihoods and food security," said FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf .

Earlier this week, the FAO also said that governments could save billions of dollars by stepping up the prevention and control of high impact animal diseases.

Meanwhile, China has been praised by the World Health Organisation for its concerted effort in issues such as national food security, quality and safety of agricultural produce, animal epidemics and zoonoses.

Charlotte Johnston

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Lower Global Beef Production In 2010
Beef output among leading global players looks set to fall in 2010 before recovering slightly in 2011 with export availability following this trend, according to Peter Duggan, Strategic Information Services, Bord Bia.
Environmental Sustainability Of Beef Production Improves
Advances in productivity over the past 30 years have reduced the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of US beef production, according to a new study presented by a Washington State University researcher.
Maintain Suckler Cow Condition Now To Save Feed Costs Later
Maintaining suckler cow body condition at grass this autumn could save farmers hundreds of tonnes of precious silage later in the year.
Residue Testing Shows Low Positive Level
In 2009, just 0.3 per cent of samples from Irish animals and products were positive for residues according to the the National Residue Control Plan for 2009.
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* Company News

IDRI And Merial In Research Collaboration
US - Global animal health company Merial and non-profit biotechnology organization the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) have agreed to cooperate regarding the research and development of certain vaccines for animals.
Sanofi-aventis, Merck Appoint CEO For New JV
GLOBAL - Sanofi-aventis and Merck have announced their intention to combine Merial with Intervet/Schering-Plough, to create a new global leader in Animal Health to be called Merial-Intervet. Raul Kohan has been appointed CEO of the new joint venture when it is approved by regulatory authorities and closes, which is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2011.
New, Easier-To-Use Antibiotic Spray
UK - A new oxytetracycline antibiotic spray that promises greater convenience and less product wastage for livestock farmers is available from veterinary practices.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: Miyazaki Ends FMD Emergency
 » Improved Disease Prevention In Animal Health
 » ABIEC Hits Back At Negative Mercosur Comments

   New Zealand

 » Beef + Lamb NZ Re-engages with Grassroots

   United States

 » Soaring Temperatures, Humidity Take Toll on Cattle
 » NCBA to Address Shrinking US Cattle Herd
 » Dr Grandin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
 » Meat and Poultry Industry Measuring Food Safety
 » U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent
 » July Cattle Inventory Down One Per Cent
 » US Livestock Slaughter Statistics
 » Beef Cattle Short Course Set 2-4 August
 » GIPSA Comment Period Extended By 90 Days
 » Cattle Numbers Continue To Fall
 » NPPC Urges Restoration Of Animal ID Funding
 » Cow Prices Remain Strong
 » Lowering Winter Feed Costs
 » US T-Bones Debut In Major Korean Retail Chain

   United Kingdom

 » Union Supports Plans for BVD Eradication Scheme
 » Farmers to Star in New Advertising Campaign
 » Steve Dunkley Takes on EBLEX NE Region
 » Low on Feed?
 » Changes To Food Standards Agency
 » Number Of Cattle Culled For bTB Falls
 » LMC Report: Average Steer Prices Mostly Down
 » Caithness Monitor Farmers Committed to Beef
 » Record Year For British Limousin

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   Japan

 » Imported Beef Consumption Eases in Japan
 » Japanese Cattle Farm Numbers in Decline
 » Japan Lifts FMD State Of Emergency
 » Miyazaki Ends Foot-and-Mouth Emergency

   European Union

 » EU to Maintain Restrictions on Brazilian Beef
 » EC Fines Animal Feed Phosphates Producers
 » The CAP Concerns All!
 » Commission Authorises Six GM Maize Varieties

   Ireland

 » EU Must Strengthen Resolve Against Brazilian Beef
 » Moroccan Market Reopens To Irish Beef
 » Ireland's 12 Billion Euro Exports Vision

   Canada

 » Microbix Signs $2 Million Partnership Agreement
 » Canadian Farmers Feeding Cattle Wine

   Denmark

 » Danish Crown Benefits From Russian Market

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   Spain

 » Study of Rape and Sunflowers for Fuel and Feed

   Australia

 » Australia Continues to Dominate Korean Beef Market

   China

 » China Makes Progress In Disease Control
 » WHO Head Praises China Over Disease Control

   Morocco

 » Bluetongue Reported In Morocco

   Slovakia

 » Second Anthrax Outbreak In Slovakia

   Oman

 » US Beef Featured During “American Week” In Oman

   India

 » Medical Camps For Cattle Planned

   Netherlands

 » Global Spread Of Feed Safety Assurance Scheme

   Namibia

 » Preventing Spread Of Rift Valley Fever

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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