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Wednesday 25th May 2016.
Alice Mitchell - TheBeefSite Editor

Alice Mitchell
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MSD Animal Health

Cold Storage Report Supportive for Beef Prices

Cold storage survey results reported this week by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) should be positive for beef prices, according to CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

Total beef in cold storage at the end of April was reported at 452.3 million pounds, 3.2 per cent lower than the previous month and now 6.6 per cent lower than a year ago.

“It is quite impressive that the supply of beef in cold storage has been coming down even as slaughter numbers are notably higher than a year ago,” they wrote.

“Declines in beef imports are helping clean up the burdensome stocks that were created in late 2015. Beef imports will continue to run well behind year ago levels as evidenced by the reduction in shipments from Australia and New Zealand in April and May.” – Click here to read more.

Also this week, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) presented its national delegates with its plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

The new strategy from the OIE aims to preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobials used in animal medicine, protect animal welfare, and contribute to maintaining efficacy of important antimicrobials used in human medicine.

The organisation will do this by supporting countries to develop legal frameworks to oversee the use of these drugs, as well as improving communication and monitoring of the issue – read more.



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Global Beef Industry News

   Global

Livestock’s Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction
World Animal Health Organisation Sets Out Action on Antibiotic Resistance

   Mexico

Mexico Safely Receives Live Cattle from Australia to Boost Breeding

   United States

CME: Cold Storage Report Supportive for Beef Prices
CME: Cattle on Feed Placements Up 7 Per Cent in April
Cattle Outlook: Size of April Cattle Placement Increase 'Surprising'
US Dairy, Beef Groups Voice Support for TPP Following Economics Report
CME: Analysts Predict Cattle Placements

   European Union

EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March
New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council

   United Kingdom

Farmgate Livestock Prices Need to Rise to Acheive Sustainable Supply, Unions Say
Scottish Farmers Urged to Sign Up for Beef Efficiency Scheme
Beef Returns Should Improve if Processors Up Their Game, Union Says
Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
Warnings of Brexit Impact on UK's Beef Exports

   Italy

Japan Lifts Ban on Imports of Italian Beef

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