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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Netherlands Bans Slaughter Without Stunning

The Dutch Parliament has voted to make stunning prior to slaughter, including for religious slaughter obligatory in the Netherlands.

The Bill, which received overwhelming support in Parliament (116 out of 150 votes), is based on the strong scientific consensus that animals rendered unconscious prior to slaughter suffer less than animals bled while fully conscious.

Australian cattle farmers are still suffering from the closed live export markets, with some producers saying that they will have to cull cattle if the markets are not open soon, due to lack of feed and capacity.

The Cattle Council of Australia has pledged A$5 million to help cattle farmers hit by the ban on live exports to Indonesia.

The fund aims to ensure that there are no adverse welfare impacts for those cattle that were destined for live export but could not be shipped because of the suspension of trade.

The money can be used to transport animals to the nearest market point, cover costs associated with any regulatory requirements to move cattle, as well as animal husbandry costs including feed, animal health and biosecurity treatments.

Charlotte Johnston

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Effects Of Stockperson Behaviour On Animal Welfare & Productivity
Speaking at a recent Boehringer Animal Welfare Forum, Professor Paul Hemsworth, Director of the Animal Welfare Science Centre discussed human - animal interactions in livestock production. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports from the conference.
Improving Nutritional Qualities Of Straw With Urea
Straws are the main source of roughage for feeding ruminants in the tropics but do not supply sufficient nutrients even for maintenance of the animals. Efforts have been made in different parts of the world to improve the nutritional quality of straws, using various treatments. Among these, substantial research has been conducted on the urea treatment of straws, writes T Walli, Chief Technical Advisor at the National Dairy Research Institute, India.
Technologies & Practices For Improving Livestock Feeding In India
M Kurup from the National Games Village, Bagalore looks at improving livestock feeding methods in India, through forage from surplus land and enriched straw pellets.
Cow Signals Training Books
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   United States

 » Watch Cattle For Heat Stress
 » US Positioning To Be Global Beef Player
 » USDA Extends TB & Brucellosis Comment Period
 » Beef Producers Can Reduce Environmental Impact
 » Livestock Marketing Rule Over $100 Million Threshold
 » Cattle Outlook
 » CME: USDA Reports Show Future Crop Prospects
 » Livestock Rule Exceeds $100M Threshold
 » Higher Corn Acreage May Cause Prices To Plummet
 » Could Wallaby Gut Microbes Reduce GHG Emissions?
 » JBS USA Completes Debt Rebalancing
 » In The Cattle Markets: June Acreage Report
 » CME: Acreage and Grain Stocks Contains Surprises
 » CME: Mid 2011 Livestock & Poultry Supplies
 » Sorting Out The June 1 Corn Stocks Estimate

   Australia

 » DAFWA Assumes Animal Welfare Responsibility
 » Pressure To Reopen Live Export Markets Mounts
 » North Queensland Beef Processing Plant Proposed
 » A$30 Million Compensation For Northern Cattlemen
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » JBS Temporarily Closes Toowoomba Plant
 » Herefords On Top In Central Australia
 » Extending Drought Reform Pilot In Western Australia
 » Carbon Tax Another Blow For Cattle Producers
 » Cattle Market Alert

   Romania

 » Mixed Prospects For Romanian Agribusiness

   Argentina

 » Argentina Sets New Beef Prices

   United Kingdom

 » UK Farming Needs to Produce More Not Less
 » Case for Groceries Adjudicator Presented To MPs
 » AHVLA Scanning Surveillance Report - May 2011
 » Changes To Cattle BSE Testing Welcomed
 » NBA Criticises Influential Scientists Misunderstanding
 » French Market Embraces Angus

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   Netherlands

 » End To Slaughter Without Stunning Welcomed

   General

 » Agencies Set New Priorities After Rinderpest Eradication
 » G20: Animal Health Important For Global Food Security
 » Plague Success Key To Controlling Other Diseases

   Serbia

 » Anthrax Reported In Serbia

   New Zealand

 » Labour Welcomes New Farming Face
 » Role Models Could Double NZ Food Production
 » Red Meat Strategy Coordinating Group Appointed

   Mexico

 » MAP and FMD Funds Grow Mexican DDGS Market

   Ireland

 » Open Day Focuses on Dairy Bull Beef Production
 » Funding Available For Cattle Breeding

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   Brazil

 » Brazilian Cattle Slaughter Steady

   European Union

 » Exporters To Benefit From EU-South Korea FTA

   France

 » Drought Affects French Beef Markets

   Viet Nam

 » Cow Bank Reduces Poverty

   Zimbabwe

 » Educating African Farmers About Brucellosis



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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