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Editorial: New Rule Threatens Producers

Livestock producers in the US have rallied against the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) proposed federal rule on the buying and selling of livestock.

Producers are concerned that the new rule will have a negative effect on farm businesses.

Farming organisations have criticised the rule, saying it is too broad and very vague. They are concerned that it will inject uncertainty into the market, stifle innovation and lead to less, not more competition, in the livestock industry.

Agricultural representatives have questioned the need and utility of the GIPSA rule, saying that is lacks a sound economic analysis.

The global Standard for Sustainable Cattle Production Systems, a tool that will help cattle farmers implement good environmental, social and animal-welfare practices and enable them voluntarily to apply for the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal of approval, was launched earlier this week.

This is the first tropical sustainable cattle standard developed for a voluntary certification system.

It will be available to cattle farms in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Oceania that are interested in improving their environmental, social, labour and operational performance and marketing their products with the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal.

Charlotte Johnston Animax Veterinary Health

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Beef From Market Cows: Feeding
The third in this three part feature from the Center for Research & Knowledge Management in the Department of Research, Education & Innovation at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association looks at the classification of market cows.
Irish Situation And Outlook For Beef
This paper considers the economic situation on four Irish cattle enterprises in 2010. The four enterprises examined are single suckling, weanling to store, store to finish and cattle rearing on dairy farms.
Developing High Quality Replacement Heifers
Diet during development plays a crucial role in the calves future says R.Funston, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte; J.Martin, Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Eagle, and A.Roberts, USDA, ARS, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City.
A Basic Look At Salmonella
The beef industry has been cited as a model for other commodities to follow in addressing food safety challenges. Beef producers and processors know that without a safe product consumers can feel confident in, the marketplace for beef would not exist.
Cow Signals Training Books
* Company News

The World Nutrition Forum: Getting To The Forefront
AUSTRIA - Less than two months to go before the 4th World Nutrition Forum opens its doors, this time in Salzburg, Austria, to welcome more than 700 delegates from over 60 countries around the world.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: Nigeria Reports New FMD Outbreak
 » Standard For Sustainable Cattle Production Systems
 » All Eyes On South Asian Beef Markets

   United States

 » Cattle Producers Rally Against GIPSA Rule
 » CAST Publishes Sustainability Report
 » How Important Is Feedlot And Carcase Data?
 » CME - Determining The Value Of A Market Animal
 » Good Quality Water Essential To Any Cattle Operation
 » Take Action On Farmer And Rancher Bill Of Rights
 » Will Rising Grain Prices Effect Livestock And Poultry?
 » Economic Analysis Of Proposed GIPSA Rule
 » Forage Field Guide
 » Better Beef Genetics Bring Price Premiums
 » Lower US Cattle Supplies Could Boost Prices
 » Beef Production Down
 » Manage Corn Silage Harvest For Quality Cattle Feed
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Yield Potential Reduced?

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   Korea, South

 » Korean Beef Imports Remain High

   United Kingdom

 » Export Markets Double For UK Beef Producers
 » Consider Livestock Bedding Options
 » Lazy, Dismally Unimaginative And Depressing Retailing

   Netherlands

 » Johne's Disease: Young Cattle Spread Bacteria

   Australia

 » Recognising The MSA Meat Grading System
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Cattle Council Rising Champions Initiative

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   Canada

 » Pricing Silage
 » Canadian Cattle Back In Columbia
 » 2010 Western Canadian Grazing Conference

   Nigeria

 » Nigeria Reports One New Outbreak of FMD

   Saudi Arabia

 » Poultry, Cattle Producers Enrol For Saudi Agro-Food

   Ireland

 » Study: Agri-Food Industry’s View on Animal Cloning
 » Russia Relaxes Rules On Irish Beef
 » Northern Ireland Study Into TB In Cattle

   New Zealand

 » No Bull - The Importance Of Free TB Testing
 » Lameness In Ruminants Addressed In NZ

   Bangladesh

 » No Anthrax Cattle In Dhaka

   Argentina

 » JBS Forced to Sell Plants In Argentina



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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