UN animal disease center supported by USDA vets
USA At the end of July a new animal disease crisis center of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization will start with its operations.
Meatpacker Sadia makes tender offer on Perdigão shares
BRAZIL/São Paulo Brazils largest meatpacker Sadia has made a bid to acquire local competitor Perdigão that could create the world's second-largest exporter of meats.
Top three quality traits of US beef
USA/Reno The National Beef Audit 2005, organised by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), named the greatest improvements in U.S. beef since the last audit conducted in 2000.
Updated Harvard Risk Assessment of BSE Released
USA A revised version of the October 2003 Harvard Risk Assessment of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) was released by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS or the agency).
Changes in Russia’s frozen beef quota
RUSSIA With concern to its country-specific frozen beef import quota Russia reached an agreement with the European Union (EU) about reallocation to other eligible suppliers.
Australian beef industry benefits from Korean delay
AUSTRALIA Meat and Livestock Australia stated, that continuing delays in reopening the South Korean market to U.S. beef will aid the Australian beef industry.
BJD found in an Australian cattle herd
AUSTRALIA The WA Department of Agriculture confirmed that it is investigating a case of the wasting disease bovine Johne's disease (BJD) in a cattle herd in the Albany area.
Brazil beef exports break record
BRAZIL Brazil's fresh beef exports broke another record in the first half of 2006 at 788,375 metric tons, 1.33 percent more than the first half of 2005, the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association, said Monday.
Presymptomatic Detection of BSE and vCJD
TEXAS According to a research report published in the journal Science, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)in animals and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in humans might possibly be detected in the blood before symptoms appear.