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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 15 April 2009

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

EDITORIAL: The Cow of the Future

This week saw the beginning of a US plan to produce what was labelled 'the cow of the future'. The controversial, eco-friendly cow project aims to reduce intestinal methane, the single largest component of the dairy industry's carbon footprint.

Meanwhile, Canadean Limited released an analytical report which said that global milk consumption trends slowed by 0.5 per cent last year as the effects of the Chinese melamine scandal reverberated round the world.

Also this week, the Government of Canada called on the World Trade Organization (WTO) to begin consultations to address South Korea’s continuing ban on the importation of Canadian beef. Further action is likely to proceed.

Adam Anson

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Beef Cattle Seedstock
Seedstock cattle are breeding cattle typically registered with a breed association. They have documented pedigrees and estimates of genetic merit, such as expected progeny differences, says this Mississippi State University Extension Service report.
Breeding Season
Manage cows and bulls for maximum conception rate, says this Government of Alberta, Agriculture and Rural Development report.
Bedding Beef Cows Is Essential
This spring is certainly one to remember. At the Dickinson Research Extension Center, calf death loss is just more than 11 per cent, almost quadruple the typical loss of 3 per cent for North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association members, writes Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist at the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
USDA Feed Outlook April 2009
World 2008/09 corn trade is projected up 0.7 million tonnes this month to 76.1 million, says Allen Baker, Edward Allen, and Heather Lutman in the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) Feed Outlook report for March 2009.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   United States

 » Cattle Hoofing it For Greener Pastures
 » New Bovine Barleys Edge Toward Record Yields
 » Ohio On the Look Out for Livestock Welfare
 » FSIS Revises List of Approved Meat Additives
 » Foodborne Illness Prevention Reaches Plateau
 » Conference Addresses Antibiotics in Food Chain
 » Specialists: Unnoticed Health Implications of Fire
 » Cargill Announces $326 million Third Quarter Earnings
 » CME: Meat and Poultry Exports Surprisingly Strong
 » Weekly Outlook: Pressure On the Growing Season
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Slaughter Down
 » Weekly Roberts Report
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   United Kingdom

 » Defra Publishes Bovine TB Eradication Report
 » Changes Due to Supermarkets Beef Stocking Policy
 » Prof Bishop Awarded 2009 BSAS Hammond Prize
 » LMC Report: EU Report Predicts Increase in Imports
 » Changes to SRDP: Support, Welfare and Quality
 » NBA to Unleash New UK-wide Research Strategy

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

   Canada

 » Task Force Identifies Loophole in Antibiotic Laws
 » Canada Calls on WTO Over Korean Beef Ban
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   Ukraine

 » Ukraine Cancels 13 Per Cent Import Duty

   Ireland

 » IFA Demands Change on Animal Disposal Rules

   South Africa

 » Energy Becoming an Important Factor in SA Beef

   General

 » BSE NEWS: NCBA Criticise Feed Ban Proposals
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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