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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 11th March 2009

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

The Stumbling Steps of a Brazilian Beef Giant
Two years ago, the Brazilian beef giant had asserted its market dominance worldwide. In spite of mounting concern, it seemed destined to crush struggling industries on its Westbound path, but then the unthinkable happened, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite.
Bluetongue 2009: Special Report
Last year there were more than 24,000 cases of bluetongue in France whilst none were reported in England. Can we pull off the 'great escape' again this year, asks Dr Dave Cavanagh of the Institute for Animal Health?
Evaluating Forage Options for Dry Cows
Dry cow nutrition might not be the first thing on your mind given current challenges facing the dairy industry, writes Noah B. Litherland, Extension Dairy Scientist, Minnesota University.
Easier to Haul Home a New Bull Than a New Cow Herd
As a producer, you really do not know if the individual animal performance is more a function of selected genes or unique management.
USDA Livestock and Products Reports 2009
This article provides the dairy and cattle industry data from the USDA FAS Dairy and Products 2009 reports.
* Company News

Merck and Schering-Plough to Merge
GLOBE - Merck & Co., Inc. and Schering-Plough Corporation today announced that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which Merck and Schering-Plough will combine, under the name Merck, in a stock and cash transaction.
Claas - Time for new rules
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: What Drove the Cow Mad?
 » FMD NEWS: Australia Steps Up Biosecurity
 » BLUETONGUE: Scotland Maintains Vigilance

   Thailand

 » Ajinomoto Establishes Meat JV in Thailand

   Fiji

 » After Fiji's Flood: Livestock Rehab Done for March

   Australia

 » FTA Beefs Up Korea-Australia Relationship
 » Oz Lotfeeders: Back to School and Moving Forward
 » Tracing the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Cattle
 » February Boasts Record Volumes of Beef Exports
 » Forum at Calliope: Chewing the Fat of Beef
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
   United States

 » California Bill to Restrict Antibiotic Use
 » AFBF Says 'Cow Tax' Bill is Timely and Critical
 » Researchers Collaborate on Forage and Silage
 » US Trades Unite to Lobby for New Strategy
 » US Ag Survey Reveals Financial Stress
 » New Barleys for Bovines
 » Reducing Cattle Intensity to Manage Feed Areas
 » Know the Rules for Handling Animal Losses
 » Tyson Secures US$1 Billion of Credit
 » Plastic Pollution and Mutant Cows in Texas
 » First TB Tests in Dakota Prove Negative
 » Study Sees Anxiety in the Whites of a Cows Eye
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » USDA International Meat Review
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Cattle on Feed Down
 » Weekly Outlook: 31 March USDA Reports
 » Livestock Slaughter 2008 Summary
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   Russian Federation

 » Falling Ruble Troubles Russian Meat Industry

   United Kingdom

 » Campaign to get English Meat into Cyprus
 » Survey Shows All UK Livestock in Free Fall
 » New Markers for UK DNA Panel
 » FDA Increase Requirements for Disposal
 » Eblex Exports Figures Point Up
 » NBA Demands MHS Modernisation
 » More Warnings Over Bluetongue
 » EU Nitrates Committee Grants Derogation
 » QMS: Euro Debate on Future of Food Quality Labelling
 » Roadshow to Give Farmers Face Time with Defra
 » LMC: Signs of New Confidence in Beef Production
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   Italy

 » Mad Cow's Path to Brain Discovered

   Ukraine

 » Recession Beckons Meat Crisis in Ukraine

   Canada

 » Canada to Re-Instate WTO Challenge to COOL
 » Urgent Help Provided to Flooded Livestock Producers
 » New Production Technologies Improve DDGS Quality
 » Multiple Labels Appearing in US Grocery Stores

   New Zealand

 » Lobby Group Challenges GM Livestock Approval
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That's all for this week!

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