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Beef Newsletter - 26th November 2008

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This week's Book Focus

Lameness in Cattle
Author(s): Chris Watson - Forward by David Logue

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Gut Efficiency: the Key Ingredient in Ruminant Production
Author(s): Sylvie Andrieu and David Wilde

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Fuel for the Fire: Livestock Inputs and GHG Emissions
The effects of livestock farming on climate change is an ever-expanding issue for the meat industry. At the forefront of consumer concerns is the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Consequently, in a bid to tackle the problem, ongoing research attempts to identify where these emissions are coming from, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite.
Nutritional Management of Bulls
Breeding bulls, purchased or home-raised, are large capital investments. However, the bull is often the nutritionally forgotten, or most marginalised component of the beef cattle enterprise, say Matt Hersom and Todd Thrift, assistant professors at the Department of Animal Sciences; Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
Anti-quality Factors in Beef Cattle Diets
Under certain conditions, beef cattle may be exposed to forages and feeds containing toxic or harmful compounds. When consumed, these antiquality factors can result in reduced cattle growth, depressed reproductive performance, poor health, and even death, say Jane A. Parish and Justin D. Rhinehart, in a Missippi State University Extension Service publication.
Timely Marketing of Cull Cows: Every Cattleman's/Dairyman's Responsibility
Short-term, gummer and smooth-mouth are all terms cattlemen use to describe their older bovines. They have produced well for the past 10-12 years. However, due to age, lack of teeth and an anticipated decline in production, they are forced to retire, writes Ron Torell - published in the Ohio State University Beef Team Newsletter.
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New Bio-Protection Program
HANOVER, GERMANY - CID LINES n.v., the manufacturer of more than 300 cleaning and disinfection chemicals, has extended its range with the BIOPROTEXION BOX, which was launched at EuroTier 2008.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BLUETONGUE: Serotype One Detected in Blackpool
 » BSE NEWS: Mad Cow Variant May be Transmissable
 » FMD NEWS: Financial Impact of FMD in Focus
 » Facing Up to a Global Vet Shortage

   European Union

 » CAP Health Check to Ease Plight of Farmers
 » Will GM Restrictions Destroy EU Livestock Sector?
 » Delays Forecast for Labelling Regulations

   Korea, South

 » S. Korean Retailers to Accept US Beef

   United Kingdom

 » TB Reservoirs: Badger or Cattle Populations?
 » Outlook on Challenging Future
 » English Beef Efficiency on the Up, Say EBLEX
 » Import Ban? Bluetongue Tally Hits 40
 » Producers: Prepare for Slaughterhouse Disruption
 » GB:NI Farmgate Cattle Price Differential Widens
 » NBA Concerned by Ear Tag Appeal
 » NFU Calls for Import Suspension
 » Good News: Meat Strike Called Off
 » Value of Manure: Both Fertiliser and Biofuel in NI
 » UK Slaughter Statistics - November 2008
 » GB Animal Feed Statistical Notice

   United States

 » Survey Reveals Dominance of English Bulls in US
 » Viking Genetics: US Is Largest Export Market
 » USMEF Fosus on Beef Export Momentum
 » GE Co-Leads $400 Million Credit Facility for JBS USA, Inc.
 » AFBF: GHG Regulations to Result in a 'Livestock Tax'
 » Report: Unsustainable Livestock 'Eating our Future'
 » Even Organic Not Safe From Recession
 » King Pharmaceuticals Acquires Alpharma
 » US Livestock Slaughter Statistics
 » Cattle On Feed
 » Weekly Cattle Outlook: Beef Exports Were Up Compared To Imports
 » U.S. Cattle on Feed Down 7 Percent
 » Weekly Roberts Report
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   Canada

 » Healthy Meat: New Generation of Trans Fat Research
 » Canadian Cattle Families Face Troubled Times
 » COOL and Canada: What Will US Consumers Choose?
 » Short-Term Cattle and Hog Loan Programs Altered
 » IBM Track Manitoba Meat with Digital Passport
 » Maple Leaf Challenges COOL Legislation

   Italy

 » Rebuilding the FAO for Fair and Free Global Trade

   Ireland

 » Irish Beef Reform Scuppered by Competition Ruling

   Australia

 » Resilient Japanese Beef Market is Australia's Rock
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Third Phase of Australian NLIS Campaign

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Sets Out Meat Quota for Imports
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   Brazil

 » Mutual Interest Between Brazil and Sudan

   Germany

 » Worldwide Demand for British Livestock

   New Zealand

 » Antibiotic Sales Show Little Change



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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