This Week's Beef News Round-Up

ANALYSIS - US beef exports are reaching record highs, whilst England and Minnesota take steps forward in tackling bovine tuberculosis (TB).
calendar icon 14 December 2011
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Trade Update

A new annual value record just 10 months into the year (2011) was been achieved by US beef exports. As of October 2011, beef exports were worth an annual record of $4.49 billion.

Mexico is the leading volume destination for US beef at about 470 million pounds. Canada however is the top value market for US beef, with US beef exports valued at $861.9 million.

A new pilot programme to conduct inspections in plants in-country will help facilitate trade between the US and Canada and prevent delays at the border.

TB Update

It has been confirmed that two pilot badger culls will go ahead in England next Autumn in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis (TB).

The Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) in Northern Ireland has officially ended the Union’s membership of the core bovine tuberculosis (TB) Stakeholders group.

“Until the Northern Irish Department of Agriculture takes decisive action to tackle the serious issue of TB in wildlife the UFU can see no point of remaining on this stakeholders group.”

Over in the US, Minnesota has being declared as free of TB, following on from the six year battle for the status by Minnesota livestock farmers and health officials.

Charlotte Johnston, Editor

Charlotte Johnston - Editor

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