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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 21st January 2009

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

NBAF: Securing a Threat, or Threatening a Security?
After months of deliberation, Manhattan, Kansas, has been chosen as the destination of the new US National Bio and Agro-Defence Facility (NBAF), writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite. But what actions will this new facility undertake and what consequence will it have on the future of American agriculture?
Zoonoses in the EU: Trends and Sources
Because zoonoses are infections and diseases that are transmissible from animals to humans, it makes it particularly important to keep these livestock diseases under surveillance and control, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheBeefSite.
Who is in the Bull Pen
When buying bulls, we are really buying packets of DNA, writes Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist at the North Dakota State University.
Cull Whole Peanuts as a Feed Supplement for Beef Cows
Changes in the U.S. peanut programme have resulted in decreased peanut prices, write Animal Science Professors, Bob Myer and Gary Hill in a University of Florida IFAS Extension report.
China Livestock and Products 2008
China’s beef production in 2009 is expected to rise just two per cent to 6.4 MMT, as increased input costs and comparatively low net returns continue to constrain supply growth, says this USDA Foreign Agricultural Service report. A link to the full report is given below.
US Feed Outlook
US feed grain supplies are expected to be up slightly from last month, but they show a fall year on year, according to the USDA Economic Research Service Feed Outlook for January 2009. Corn and Sorghum production is up with more and more corn being used to produce ethanol, the report says.
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Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Update New Business
US – Leaders from the US division of Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health discussed the new combined company at an event held at this year’s North American Veterinary Conference.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Canada-$10 Billion BSE Law Case
 » FMD NEWS: Outbreak in Long An and Kon Tum
 » New Twist in the Never Ending Beef Hormone Dispute

   European Union

 » BLUETONGUE: Wales Launch Vaccination Strategy
 » MEPs Debate Non-Enforcement of Rules
 » Clones for Food: EC Breaking its Own Rules?
 » Cattle ID Penalty System Draws Wrath of Union
 » Conference on Trade and Welfare

   United States

 » NBAF Fit For Kansas
 » Montana's Big Brucellosis Plan
 » CME: Growth in Beef Exports Compared to 2008
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » CAFO Rule Changes Could Impact Indiana Farms
 » CME: USDA Forecast Slight Increase for US Beef
 » AMI in Support of Second Generation Biofuels
 » Gloomy Prediction Casts Shadow on US Livestock Merial Ivomec  » Study Escapes Bison Slaughter at Yellowstone
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Juniors Parade Angus Champions
 » The Future of US Livestock is Genetically Modified
 » CME: Global Consumption, Production and Trade Patterns
 » CME: Cattle Demand Remains on Soft Side
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Returns of 2008
 » Soil: the Achilles Heel of a Prion Protein
 » USDA: Naturally Raised Marketing Claim Standard
 » Limousin Will Be Represented at NCBA Trade Show
 » Weekly Outlook: Likely Acreage Decisions for 2009
 » Cattlemen's Convention Goes Coast to Coast on TV

   Canada

 » Canadian Ag Minister Applauds Changes to M-COOL
 » Canada-$10 Billion BSE Law Case.
 » August 08 Listeriosis Outbreak to be Investigated

   Ireland

 » A Look Back at Irish Livestock Supplies in 2008
 » Higher Age Tests Mean Savings of €8m
 » Ireland's Largest Ever Trade Mission in Japan

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » ABA Point to Meat Advisory Cash Void
 » Nothing to Fear From Live Virus
 » Australian Beef Demand Picks up Ahead of Lunar Year Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
   New Zealand

 » NZ Tracking Device Finds Scaremongering Conspiracy

   Argentina

 » Argentinean Empire Sold on to Russia
 » Drought Decimates Argentinean Cattle Industry

   United Kingdom

 » EBLEX Manuals Guide Beef Producers
 » Retail Beef Prices Soar as Producers Hold Tight
 » Defra Launch Food and Environment Research Agency
 » Battle of Britain: Developments on Bluetongue
 » Rapid Test Gets Licensing Agreement
 » British Limousin Sales Top £5 Million
 » NFUS Sees Bright Future for Bull Hire Scheme
 » LMC Report: Older Cattle Disposal Scheme Ends
 » UFU Welcome ASDA Beef Decision
 » Wales Launch Vaccination Strategy
 » British Limousin Pedigree Sales in 2008 Exceed £5 million Genus - Value through science and genomics
   Brazil

 » Impact of a Fallen Brazilian Beef Giant
 » Sadia to Reduce Work Force

   Korea, South

 » US Beef Back to Best in South Korea

   Viet Nam

 » Outbreak in Long An and Kon Tum

   Uruguay

 » Beef Boom in Uruguay Lely

That's all for this week!

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