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Editorial: Export Markets Continue Strong

In Brazil, beef exports to the Middle East have risen substantially over the last year, in total by 94 per cent. From January to November 2010, Brazil exported a total of US$ 4.4 billion beef.

It is expected that beef export revenues for 2011 will range between US$ 5.3 billion to US$ 5.5 billion. The beef exporters association, as well as the federal government has selected four potential target markets for exports, including China, Angola, Cuba and Morocco.

Brazil is maintaining talks with the US, which blocked Brazilian beef imports after high levels of anthelmintic Ivermectin was found in some batches. The country is also in talks with the EU, to come to some understanding over the Hilton Quota.

US beef exports were up nearly 17 per cent in the first 10 months of this year, with a projected 18-19 per cent increase in 2010. Whilst growth in exports is not expected to keep such a dramatic pace in the coming year, beef export volumes are expected to maintain their current levels or increase by as much as three per cent.

Canadian beef exporters are looking at increasing efficiencies, improving food safety and lowering operational costs to potentially triple beef exports to Asia.

Exports of Northern Irish (NI) calves to Continental Europe have gradually increased over the last year. So far this year over 14,500 calves have been exported from NI with the bulk of them going to Italy and Spain.

Until early 2009 there were no exports of bull calves from the UK to continental Europe and many local producers finished these calves for the domestic market as young bulls.

The next newsletter will be sent out on 5 January 2011.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Improving Ecuador's Cattle Industry
The second phase of an international project providing technical assistance to improve cattle production and dairy product quality in Ecuador has been completed.
Body Condition Scoring For Beef Cows
Beef cattle producers know that a cow’s body condition at the time of calving will affect the health of her calf and her ability to breed back in a timely manner.
Long-Term Demand Will Drive High Beef Prices
Scott Brown, University of Missouri livestock economist says he would have been laughed out of any room if he had mentioned $1.25 fed cattle prices a year ago.
US Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook - December 2010
There are good export opportunities for both beef and dairy products in the New Year, according to the latest report from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   Korea, South

 » FMD NEWS: More Cattle And Swine Hit By FMD
 
   Australia

 » Higher Weights Boost Beef Production In October
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

   Canada

 » Canada Works To Enhance Beef Exports To Asia
 » Expectations from New Level-3 Biocontainment Lab

   New Zealand

 » Sector Strategy Consultation in New Year
 » Weekend Rain Doesn't End Drought
 » Drought And Storm Aftermath Impact Confidence

   Brazil

 » Brazil's Beef Exports to ME Soar

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   United States

 » Universities Present 4-State Beef Conference
 » CDC: 1 in 6 Sick from Foodborne Illnesses Each Year
 » CME: USDA's Forecast for 2011 Meat Supplies
 » FDA Report Has Data on Antibiotics Sold, Not Used
 » October Exceptionally Strong for Beef, Pork Exports
 » Antimicrobial Use In US Livestock, Poultry 'Massive'
 » American Humane Appoints Croney To Committee
 » Concern Secretarial Order May Threaten Grazing
 » Cattle Outlook: Exports Exceed Imports
 » United States Cattle On Feed Up Three Per Cent
 » Estate Tax Vote Victory For US Cattle Producers
 » Beef And Pork Exports Up In 2010
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » CME: Animal Welfare In The Media & Meat Demand

   European Union

 » EFSA: No Extra Authorisation For Additives In Water

   United Kingdom

 » UK Slaughter Statistics - December 2010
 » TB Restricted Store Cattle Sale
 » VLA Publishes Update On Leptospirosis
 » Increased Exports Of Calves To The Continent
 » Campaign Targets BVD
 » Consumers Prefer Local Beef
 » Last Chance to Come to QMS R&D Conference
 » Export Markets Help Improve Price
 » Farmers Urged To Screen For BVD

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
   Denmark

 » Vaarst Appointed To Animal Ethics Council
 » Aarhus Wins Prize For Genetic Pre-Medication Tests

   Netherlands

 » Special Feed Halves Methane Production
 » Detecting Genetic Defects In Cattle

   Germany

 » BfR Urges Restraint In Antibiotic Use

   General

 » Middle East/North Africa Beef Imports To Grow

   Colombia

 » Urgency to Ratify FTA Highlighted at USGC Trip

   Zambia

 » EC Supplies FMD Vaccine To Zambia



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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