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Beef Newsletter - 10th December 2008

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Prevent. Capture. Release. Recycle: Solving GHG Emissions
Efforts to reduce livestock greenhouse gas emissions are being made worldwide, but understanding the effects these changes are really having is more difficult to comprehend than might be initially perceived, writes Adam Anson for TheCattleSite.
Forage-Based Replacement Heifer Management
The development of replacement heifers is one of the most expensive segments of a cow-calf enterprise reveal Brad Austin, Joel Yelich, and Matt Hersom, UF/IFAS, Department of Animal Sciences. This publication is part of the University of Florida IFAS, 2008 Beef Cattle Short Course Proceedings. To view the entire proceedings please click on the link provided below.
Mineral Interactions and Supplementation for Beef Cows
Proper mineral and vitamin nutrition contributes to strong immune systems, reproductive performance, and calf weight gain, reports the Ohio State University Extension Beef Team.
A Bull Buyers’ Insight
The Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association has served the needs of the Virginia Cattle Industry for over 50 years through the coordination of the Central Bull Test Program in the state, writes Joi Saville, Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Do You Know When Your Cows Will Calve Next Spring?
Instead of reactionary decisions, reproductive patterns and cow production are monitored and utilized as part of a management plan, writes Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist at the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Variant More Virulent than Classical Form
 » FMD NEWS: Chilean Inspectors Arrive in Brazil
 » BLUETONGUE: Unions Reiterate Call for UK Import Ban
 » The Role of Farms and Forests in Changing Climate

   European Union

 » EU Approves GM Soybeans for Livestock Feed

   Israel

 » Fattening Up on the Peel of Pomegranates

   Ireland

 » Fears of Beef Inclusion in Ireland's Dioxin Disaster
 » FSAI Provides Update on Irish Beef Sample Results
 » Input Expenses Trouble Irish Dairies
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   United Kingdom

 » Union Stops Chasing the Badger Cull
 » Keeping Afloat in the Turbulent UK Beef Market
 » Unions Reiterate Call for UK Import Ban
 » Organic Market Under Pressure From Local Food
 » TB Battle Begins in Wales
 » High Retail Prices Could Save UK Beef
 » The Big Squeeze in Northern Ireland
 » Defra: Contingency Plan for Exotic Animal Diseases

   United States

 » What Does 2009 Hold for Feed Prices?
 » Three More Cases of Bovine TB Found in Beltrami County
 » New Animal Health Lab Likely to be in Kansas
 » Kansas Recruits Most New NCBA Members
 » Identification System Forced on Producers
 » $500 Million Bio Agri-Defence Facility Sited for Kansas
 » North Dakota Animal Tests Positive for Bovine TB
 » Potential Benefits for Ethanol and Feed
 » Recession Cuts Deep into US Meat Consumption
 » Carbon Credits: the Benefits of Change
 » Vermont Farmers Bow to the Power of the Cow
 » Weekly Cattle Outlook: Recession in U.S. Economy Continues
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Are Crops Undervalued?
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   Hong Kong

 » Hong Kong Concerned with Beef Tampering

   Netherlands

 » Dutch Opt for Voluntary Bluetongue Vaccination
 » Bid to Cut Emissions as Consumption Increases

   Australia

 » Boosting the Bottom Beef Line
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » More Cows Cycling into AI Programmes

   Canada

 » Study: Change in Habits Due to Listeriosis Outbreak
 » Cattle Insurance Comes to Canada

   Brazil

 » Chilean Inspectors Arrive in Brazil
 » Brazilian Trajectory: Decade Long Beef Boom
 » JBS-Swift Invest in Australia
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   Argentina

 » Lowering the Peso to Raise Cattle Returns

   Mongolia

 » Grasslands of the Steppes Bring Hope to Grazers

   Denmark

 » Gender Selections Reduce Newborn Slaughter



That's all for this week!

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