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Still counting the toll of livestock disease outbreaks in Europe


Brittle, S and Beasley, A and Gleeson, T and Nelson, R, Still counting the toll of livestock disease outbreaks in Europe, Australian Commodities, 8, (3) pp. 487-496. ISSN 1321-7844 (2001) [Refereed Article]


The increasing occurrences of the disease bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or 'mad cow' disease) and the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Europe have had a significant impact on the region's livestock industries, and on the beef industry in particular. In this article, the impacts of both BSE and FMD on European meat and livestock markets and the implications for third markets, such as Australia, are examined. Markets for beef, sheep meat, pig meat and poultry meat are analysed. For the beef market, the AGLINK model was used to assess the effects of the fall in demand or beef on production, trade and stocks. The model results were compared with the baseline projections prepared for ABARE's Outlook conference at the beginning of March (Gleeson and Brittle 2001), which did not include the impact of these recent disease outbreaks.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:bovine spongiform encephalopathy; disease prevalence; export; livestock farming; Europe
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Animal production
Research Field:Animal protection (incl. pests and pathogens)
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:International trade policy
Objective Field:International trade policy not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nelson, R (Associate Professor Rohan Nelson)
ID Code:84737
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-05-29
Last Modified:2013-05-29

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