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Beef Newsletter - 30th July 2008

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Record Keeping “It’s the COOL thing to do!”
By Lori Schott, University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team. There are many reasons why beef producers should keep good records and animal ID.
Cow Size - Effects of Cow Size on Pasture Management
By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, North Dakota State University Extension Service. The effect of cow size and expected production from pasture management directly impacts expected outcomes that translate into income. This relationship was discussed in recent BeefTalk articles.
Updating Phosphorus Supplementation in Ruminants to Meet the Animal’s Requirement, Reduce Excess Cost, and Reduce Environmental Concerns
By Francis L. Fluharty, Ph.D., Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University. Phosphorus has been called the "master mineral" because it is involved in most metabolic pathways.
Agco Product Solutions
* Company News

Pfizer Revenues Rise
GLOBAL - Pharmaceutical and animal health company Pfizer has reported revenues of $12.1 billion, for the second quarter of the year, an increase of nine per cent compared with $11.1 billion in the quarter a year ago.

* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   United States

    US Livestock Slaughter Statistics
    In The Cattle Markets
    Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Choice Beef Prices in June Up
    July 1 Cattle Inventory Down Slightly
    U.S. Cattle on Feed Down 4 Percent
    Weekly Roberts Report
    Weekly Outlook: Cattle Numbers Keep Dropping
    MARFRIG Buys ConAgra's Beef Jerky
    AFBF: Conversations on Animal Care Initiative
    K-State Eyes Beef Output Cuts
    Cows Power Stations Could Generate 3% of Electricity
    Decision Gives Conservation Land to Graziers
    COOL Workshops to be Hosted
    USMEF to Promote U.S. Beef in Tokyo
    Feed Costs Starving Tyson Profits
    Georgia: Drought Intensifies, Cattle Cracks
    ARS Capture Deer to Stop Cattle Fever
    Alliance for Abundant Food and Energy Established
    Optimism in New Cattle Parasite Vaccine
    USDA Release Interim Final Country-of-Origin Rule
    JBS Swift Biogas Plant Receives Financing
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
   United Kingdom

    Livestock Transport Legislation Grinding to a Halt
    Industry Unites Against Bovine TB
    Incidence of TB in Cattle
    Defra: Opening the Box on UK Animal Imports
    LMC Wants You
    Fife Looks Locally for Red Meat Supply

   Ireland

    Irish Beef Hangs on a Government Veto
    IFA President Meets Taoiseach on WTO Negotiations
    IFA Protest as Beef Sector is 'Sold Out'

   European Union

    Bluetongue Spreads Despite Vaccinations
    A Final Opinion on Animal Cloning
    EU Members Urged to Analyse Bluetongue Vectors
    EFSA Publishes Opinions on BSE Tests

   Philippines

    Buffalo Imports Threaten Philippine Livestock
Claas - Time for new rules
   Spain

    Wild TB Poses Danger on Spanish Cattle

   Australia

    ABA Gives Truck Drivers a Helping Push
    Agforce Discusses Beef Future in Mareeba
    Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
    Cattlemen Angry over Timber Policy
    Scientist Unlocking the Mysteries of Beef Genetics
    Cattle Calender Cuts Costs

   China

    Calls for Livestock Waste Control

   Czech Republic

    Czech Meat Output Down 2.5% in Second Quarter

   Korea, South

    Prosecutors say MBC's U.S. Beef Report Was Distorted
    SK Cattle Battle with Feed Prices and US
    US Bone-In Beef Imports Commence

   Brazil

    More Brazilian Export Farms Approved
    Perdigao Grows by More Than 80 Per Cent
DuPont Animal Health Solutions



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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