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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 17 November 2010

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Editorial: Measures Needed To Fight Market Volatility

Ministers of the European Parliament (MEPs) are calling for measures to fight price volatility and speculation in the livestock markets.

Market mechanisms to limit price volatility and speculation in the European livestock sector should be introduced urgently say MEPs, as farmers are suffering a major crisis, partly due to rising costs of feed material, particularly cereals, which could lead to a significant fall in EU meat production.

MEPs say that a combination of factors, including higher production costs (fuel, fertilisers and feed), greater competition from third countries, low prices paid to farmers and the high cost of complying with EU environment, animal health, food safety and labour criteria, are putting at risk the EU livestock sector.

The European Commission recently decided to release 2.8 million tonnes of cereals from storage by the end of November to keep feed material prices down.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Will High Cereal Prices Impact UK Cattle Supply?
Writing for TheCattleSite, EBLEX senior economist Mark Topliff looks at how high cereal prices will affect future cattle supplies.
The New Zealand Farming System
Speaking at the Farmers Forum on Business Start-up at the Chinese Yangling Agricultural High Tech Fair, President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand, Don Nicolson defends the New Zealand farming system.
Health And Welfare Of Cattle Transported In Late Pregnancy
The number of pregnant cattle that are being transported long distances is increasing, which is why the Veterinary Laboratory Agency has put together a leaflet on statutory requirements and risk advice for transportation of cows in late pregnancy.
Is There A Favourable Relationship Between Carcase Yield And Tenderness
Meat quality and meat yield goals can both be achieved if included in a value-based marketing system for beef carcase evaluation, says experts from the Scottish Agricultural College.
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* Company News

VIV China Back to Biennial Frequency
CHINA - VIV China is to return to biennial frequency, with the next event planned for 2012.
EUROTIER: Improved Business Climate For Farmers
GERMANY - The economic environment for European farmers continues to improve according to the results of the DLG Trend Monitor survey for Europe conducted this autumn by the DLG in conjunction with Europe's leading agricultural market think tank, the Kleffmann Group (Lüdinghausen/Westphalia).
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: Report on Kansas Biocontainment Lab
 » US-South Korea Free Trade Talks Stall
 » USDA Recognises Improved Disease Status in Brazil

   United Kingdom

 » Research Reports On Bovine TB In Badgers
 » Pressure To Label Products From GM Fed Animals
 » LMC Report: October Cattle Slaughterings Fall
 » Significant Changes To Brucellosis Testing
 » New Support For TB-Hit Farmers
 » NFUS Slams Meat Inspection Cost Recovery Plans
 » FSA Must Address Its Own Abattoir Inspection Costs
 » Government Backs Livestock Sustainability Efforts
 » Positive Response Urged For TB Consultation
 » Farmers Face £21m Meat Hygiene Charges
 » Govt Backs Livestock Industry Sustainability Efforts

   France

 » Campaigning For Higher Beef Prices

   Australia

 » Cattle Co-Products Lift In October
 » Indonesian Live Cattle Import Restritions May Change
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Cattle Council Of Australia AGM Results
 » Help Coping With The Dry Season

   United States

 » GIPSA Rule’s Costs Substantial, Analysis Finds
 » No Link Between Red/Processed Meats and Cancer
 » Cattle Outlook
 » Weekly Outlook: Uptrend In Crop Prices Stalls
 » CME: Impressive Gains in Exports to Asia
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » What Impact Will GIPSA Have On The Cattle Industry?
 » US Red Meat Exports Continue Positive Trend
 » Encouraging Start To E.Coli Vaccine Trial
 » Report on Kansas Biocontainment Lab Incomplete

   European Union

 » EC Attacked For Prioritising Mercosur Deal
 » MEPs Call For Solution To Livestock Crisis
 » Acquisition of Huvepharma Cleared by EC
 » Authorisation of Two GM Maize Varieties Proposed
 » Council Rubber-Stamps Revised IPPC Directive

   Ireland

 » IFA Call On Commission To Abandon Free Trade Talks
 » National Seminar To Improve Safety With Cattle

   Russian Federation

 » Epizootic Situation In Russia

   Myanmar

 » FMD Breaks Out in Myanmar

   Mozambique

 » Four New FMD Outbreaks in Mozambique

   Mongolia

 » New FMD Outbreak in Mongolia

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   Philippines

 » Agri Growth Dips in January to September 2010

   Korea, South

 » Govt Officials Confident About FTA Fine-tuning



That's all for this week!

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