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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 30 March 2011

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Editorial: FMD Spreads Mercilessly

The South Korean government has declared the nation's worst foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak as over. It is estimated the disease has cost the country US$3.42 billion.

The government announced a new measure to tighten its oversight of the livestock industry, requiring farmers to apply for permits to operate cattle and pig farms starting next year.

However, the situation is not yet under control in North Korea, where it is estimated that around a million dollars of equipment and vaccines are urgently required to help stem outbreak of the deadly FMD.

A joint FAO and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) mission travelled to the country in early March. The visit concluded that North Korea's capacity and that of it's veterinary services to detect and contain FMD outbreaks need significant strengthening.

Meanwhile, cases of FMD have also been reported in Botswana, Bulgaria, China, Israel, Myanmar, Russia, South Africa and Taiwan.

Charlotte Johnston

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Protecting UK Livestock From The Threat Of Viral Disease
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Grasses For The Future
Dr Michael Casler, United States Department of Agriculture?s Agriculture Research Service, summarises the main points from the international conference ?Perennial ryegrasses: current and future genetic potential?, which took place last October, at Teagasc, Ireland.
Canadian Cattle Herd Decreases
Cattle inventories fell despite an improvement in prices during 2010. Canadian cattle farmers had just under 12.5 million cattle on their farms as of January 1, 2011, down 3.4 per cent from the same date a year earlier.
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* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   Korea, South

 » FMD NEWS: Govt Unveils New FMD Precautions
 » S Korea Says FMD Costs Near $2.7 Bln


   Bulgaria

 » Foot and Mouth Disease Breaks Out in Bulgaria
 » New FMD Centre Found in Southeast Bulgaria

   United States

 » Cattle Outlook: Large Supplies Of Frozen Beef
 » Commercial Red Meat Production In February
 » Time To Control Poison Hemlock
 » Beef Producers Discuss Reproduction
 » Will Increasing Beef Prices Impact Consumer Demand
 » Talking Beef Business To Policy Influencers
 » US Beef Gains Greater Access To Chile
 » Plant Buffer Strips Cut Run-Off Of Vet Products
 » K-State To Host Cattle Feeders College
 » Livestock Numbers By Weather And Climate
 » CME: Great Interest Shown In Upcoming USDA Report

   Australia

 » Young Cattle Prices Reach Record Levels
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Meriden Opens Subsidiary in Australia
 » Intensive Leucaena System Boosts Beef Production
 » ABA Says Cattle Prices Must Go Up Even More

   Ireland

 » IFA Outline Requirements For BVD Eradication
 » 380 Per Cent Difference In TB Testing Charges

   Poland

 » Design Of Reference Population Affects Reliability

   New Zealand

 » NZ Cattle Production Falls 10 Per Cent In January
 » Goal-Setting Winners In Taranaki Dairy Awards
 » NZ Trade Balance Moves Into Surplus In February

   Canada

 » Seeking Proposals For Beef Market R&D Fund
 » Govt Invests In Canadian Livestock Genetics
 » Wolves Reliant On Cattle Meat Diet
 » New Price Insurance Programme For Calves
 » Ontario's New Risk Management Programme

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   United Kingdom

 » Protecting Livestock From Viral Diseases
 » Retail Beef Sales Stable
 » UK Slaughter Statistics - March 2011
 » Trace Element Supplementation Demands Care
 » Imported Mite Affects Performance Of Beef Cattle
 » Docility?EBV?For?Limousin?Cattle?Is?First?In?UK
 » Efficient Resource Use Offers Major Cost Savings
 » Protecting Scotland?s Livestock From Bluetongue

   European Union

 » Zoonoses Report Shows Salmonella In Humans Falls
 » Origin Debate Back On EU Agenda

   Brazil

 » Sales Growth Recorded For JBS In 2010
 » Brazil Ships 27,000 Heads Of Cattle To Lebanon

   South Africa

 » More Foot and Mouth Disease in South Africa

   Korea, North

 » Urgent Vaccine, Equipment Needed to Contain FMD

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   General

 » Breeding The Perfect Cattle

   Denmark

 » Course On Animal Stress Responses Well Received

   Japan

 » An Eye On Recovery Efforts & Feed Grain Trade

   Taiwan

 » Taiwan Confirms FMD Outbreak

   China

 » More FMD in Chinese Swine



That's all for this week!

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