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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Ensuring Market Stability

The FAO has called for greater stability in global food markets.

An FAO official this week said that food commodities markets will remain more volatile in years ahead and the international community will need to develop appropriate ways of dealing with this.

Responding to questions concerning the current turbulence on international food markets, Hafez Ghanem, Assistant Director-General for Economic and Social Development, said the G20 could take the lead in devising measures to ensure greater market stability over the medium and long term.

In Australia, supermarket chain Coles is looking at selling hormone-free beef, in a bid to give customers what they believe to be the best quality fresh food.

This announcement has caused great concern to the Australian beef industry, who are keen to be part of any discussions on hormonal growth promotants.

Another blow has hit the Japanese livestock industry, after foot and mouth disease struck recently. 1,194 cows have died from heat-stroke and heat related issues, after one of the hottest summers.

Charlotte Johnston

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

XLVets Best Practice Articles: Liver Fluke In Cattle
Over the past years we have seen an alarming increased incidence of liver fluke. This has coincided with a greater geographic distribution beyond the traditional at risk, high rainfall areas, says Rod Welford, from XL Vets.
Cut Feed Costs With Co-Products And Constalk Residue
US - University of Illinois researchers recently discovered that feeding co-products and cornstalk residue in the winter can save cow-calf producers up to $1 per day per cow as compared to feeding hay.
Italy - Livestock Outlook 2010
Beef production and consumption held up in 2009 but are expected to fall to some extent in MY 2010, while both pork production and consumption increased slightly in MY 2009, according to Stefano Baldi in the latest GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Japan's Beef Market: US Outlook
Japan’s beef consumption is important to US agriculture. Beef eaten in Japan is either produced from Japanese cattle that are fed US feedstuffs or imported. A large share of imported beef historically has come from US cattle, according to the USDA's Economic Research Service.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: More Chinese Cattle Hit By FMD
 » Animal Production, Climate Change and Diseases
 » Greater Food Market Stability Needed, Says FAO

   Pakistan

 » Sick Cattle Arrive At Karachi’s Slaughterhouses

Animax Veterinary Health
   United Kingdom

 » Store Prices Hold Up Despite Poor Deadweight Trade
 » Comments Invited On Medicines Regulation Changes
 » Evaluation of Assurance Schemes Commissioned
 » Call to Industry for More Effort on Exports

   Bangladesh

 » More Anthrax Cases in Bangladesh

   United States

 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Showing Beef Producers The Production Process
 » Increased Survival Chances For Test-Tube Embryos
 » CME Report: Market Comments
 » Angus Selection Tool For Feed Efficiency
 » Japanese Biotech Media Team Tours Corn Farms
 » Beef Capitalises On Lean Power
 » Maize Lines Bred To Resist Fungal Toxins
 » Weekly Cattle Outlook: Weak Demand For Beef
 » Weak Economy, Strong Meat and Livestock Markets
 » Blocking E. coli Bacteria Before They Move In
 » Microbial Breakthrough Impacts Livestock Production
 » Weekly Outlook: Soybean Prices Remain Strong Too

Genus - Value through science and genomics
   China

 » More of China's Cattle Hit by FMD

   Botswana

 » Rift Valley Fever Threatens Botswana

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Australian Supermarket Looks To Hormone-Free Beef
 » Reducing BRD in Younger Cattle
 » Cloned Beef Could Go on Australian Menu

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   Malaysia

 » Could Self-Vaccinating Cattle Cut Disease?

   Turkey

 » Turkey Reduces Duty on Import Fattening Cattle

   Russian Federation

 » Foot And Mouth Disease (FMD) Reported In Russia
 » Russia's Grain Export Ban Extended To 2011

   Japan

 » Heat Wave Kills Cows, Pigs and Poultry

   New Zealand

 » On-line Comment on Meat Sector Strategy

   Argentina

 » Argentine Meatpackers Suffer As Cattle Numbers Fall
 » Argentina Sees Vast Potential for Agriculture

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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