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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 6 October 2010

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Editorial: Challenges Facing Beef Producers

Meeting global growing demand for beef in an environment that is increasingly aware of and sensitive to sustainability issues is a major challenge for producers, said Joel Haggard, from the US Meat and Export Federation.

However, recent changes in efficiencies have seen the US beef industry producing 13 per cent more beef from 13 per cent few animals. As well as this the use of feed, water, land, energy and carbon emissions are down.

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has been reported in Mozambique. To date, seven cases have been reported.

It is believed there are two possible causes of the outbreak: the introduction of new live animals and illegal movement of animals.

In Botswana, a new pathogenic species of tuberculosis (TB) has been identified in wild animals. Researchers say that the pathogen, M. mungi, is unlike any other tuberculosis infections but it is hoped that greater understanding may provide insight into the control of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis group of pathogens.

Unlike other species of tuberculosis, which typically present as a chronic disease, M. mungi usually kills an infected banded mongoose within two to three months after symptoms develop, with outbreaks occurring in a largely seasonal pattern.

It is unclear yet what impact this new pathogen may have on local cattle populations.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Increasing Your Profits From Beef Farming
There are huge differences between farms in the level of profits made from beef farming. This can be seen when comparing the top 1/3 of beef farms to the average and even greater still when the bottom 1/3, says a report from Teagasc, 'Increasing your Profit from Drystock Farming'.
Antibiotics In Cow-Calf Operations
There are a lot of different opinions regarding which antibiotics are best for treating common infections, says Colorado State University, Extension Veterinarian, Dave Van Metre. For example, pneumonia and footrot. How can a cow-calf producer make the best decision about which product to use and when?
Russian Federation - Livestock and Products Semi-Annual Report 2010
Feed shortages resulting from this year's drought have accelerated the slaughter of cattle, according to Morgan Haas and Mikhail Maksimenko in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Australia - Livestock and Products Annual 2010
The prospects for the Australian cattle industry are much better since the weather has improved, Mike Darby in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The number of pigs slaughtered is forecast to increase for next year.
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* Company News

Biomin Launches New Corporate Web Site
AUSTRIA - Biomin's new web site, launched this week, offers new features like dynamic recommendations and a new multimedia knowledge centre on a completely redesigned and user-friendly platform.
Innovations and Trends at EuroTier 2010
GERMANY - At a recent event organised by DLG, Dr Matthias Schick, a member of the EuroTier Innovations Commission and Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon ART of Switzerland highlighted a number of trends in the new products and ideas that will be presented at EuroTier 2010.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: FMD Breaks Out in Mozambique Cattle
 » Addressing Animal Disease Impacts
 » Sanofi, Merck Gear Up For Animal Health Sale

   Germany

 » Cattle At EuroTier
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   United States

 » KyFarm Start Begins Enrolment For 2011 Class
 » Cattle Ranchers Defended During Forum On EPA
 » Colorado Breedstock Marketed To Russian Cattlemen
 » CME Report: Price: Feed Ratios
 » Digging Deep for Ways to Curb Ammonia Emissions
 » Idaho Senators Urge Reconsideration of GIPSA Rule
 » Weekly Cattle Outlook - Beef Cutout Value Lower
 » Corn Inventory Estimate Exceeds Expectations
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » CME: Cash Cattle, Hog Prices Modestly Lower
 » NCBA Backs Analysis Of Livestock Marketing Rule
 » CME: Corn the Main Focus of Market Conversations
 » New TB Pathogen Discovered
 » Lawmakers Want GIPSA Rule Economic Analysis

   China

 » Record Shipments Of Brazilian Beef Cleared In China

   United Kingdom

 » Compensation For Bovine TB, BSE, Brucellosis, & EBL
 » LMC Report: Seasonal Recovery In Beef Demand
 » A Push For Tigher Calving Period
 » Census Figures Show Fragile Beef Recovery
 » Cash Crisis For Beef Producers
 » Tackling Water Pollution From Agriculture
 » More Cattle, Pigs in Scotland but Fewer Poultry
 » Concerns Over Beef Sustainability With Falling Prices
 » Innovation, Knowledge Vital to Improve Welfare
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   Argentina

 » Argentina’s Exports Remain In Short Supply
 » WMC Report: Sustainability And Global Meat Exports
 » Argentina’s Rivals Bite Into Global Beef Market

   Korea, South

 » SK Free of FMD; Pork Exports to Resume

   European Union

 » NFUS: Transport and Layers with EU Welfare Officials

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » $10,000 Dairy And Beef Scholarship
 » Daily Livestock Markets
 » Calls For MLA Member Information To Be Made Public
 » Cattle Market Alert

   Mozambique

 » FMD Breaks Out in Mozambique Cattle

   Ireland

 » Minister Smith Opens New Embryo Transfer Facility
 » Minister Opens New Lakelands Milk Drying Plant

   Tunisia

 » US Distillers Grains Arrive in Tunisia

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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