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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Welfare Focus

In the UK, transport companies exporting live animals from the Port of Ramsgate have been warned by Agriculture Minister Jim Paice they must put a stop to unnecessary delays.

The Government has written to exporters to warn them of the consequences of not observing the law on animal welfare standards and there will be a new limit on the time taken to load vehicles onto the vessel. This will normally be two hours.

Mr Paice said: “I want all those involved in the export of live animals to be under no illusion that we take animal welfare very seriously.

“I want to see livestock slaughtered as close as possible to where they are farmed so I am pushing Europe for improved rules that reduce the stress that these long journeys cause animals."

In Australia, the Northern Territory's Opposition Leader says legislation to make the stunning of cattle compulsory before slaughter in overseas abattoirs is a step too far.

Opposition Leader Terry Mills says many abattoirs he has visited already slaughter cattle humanely, even if they are not stunned.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Australian Government Response To The Independent Review Of Australia's Livestock Export Trade
As the Australian government reforms the live export trade after the Farmer Review, TheCattleSite looks at the government responses to the recommendations made in the review.
Can Weight Loss Cause Anestrus?
Bill Beal, beef cattle reproductive physiologist, Virginia Tech looks at common problems in cow fertility related to weight loss.
Biofuel And Beef Cattle Systems
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist from North Dakota State University Extension Service looks at what the impact of changing biofuel policies has on beef cattle systems.
Livestock And Poultry World Markets And Trade October 2011
Competition is expected to tighten among the key beef exporters in 2012, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service in the Livestock and Poultry World Markets and Trade Report
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* Company News

Merck Animal Health Launches EXPERTIS Udder Health
GLOBAL - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) has launched EXPERTIS - Udder Health, an innovative farm management tool for veterinarians to better enable them to monitor and improve udder health in dairy cattle.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   United States

 » UN Kicks Off 'International Year Of Cooperatives'
 » CME: 2011 Beef, Pork & Poultry Trade Surplus High
 » Management Tips For Grazing Canola
 » Conference Tackles Antibiotic Use
 » US DDGS Sales Summary
 » Cattle Outlook: October High For Cattle On Feed
 » Managing Short Feed Supplies
 » Poultry Fertilizer Costings Cattle Operations
 » Good Biosecurity Important For Livestock Health
 » CME: Japan Close To Lifting Beef Trade Restrictions
 » Scientists Work To Enhance Marbling In Beef Cattle
 » Develop Strategies To Reduce Feed Waste
 » Crop Prices Treading Water
 » CME: Little Change For 2012 World Beef Production
 » Ag Appropriations Bill: Fairness For Livestock Market
 » 2012 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Registration Underway

   United Kingdom

 » Minister Cioloş: 'Food Production Is Our Objective'
 » Consumers Confused By Welfare Labelling
 » NFU Hits The Road To Talk CAP With Farmers
 » LMC: Beef Sales Under Pressure During September
 » New Members of Animal Health and Welfare Board
 » Farm Income Figures: Market Volatility Challenge
 » Exporters Must Not Break Animal Welfare Laws
 » Nuffield - Giving Agriculture A Voice
 » Get Ready For The 2012 Oxford Farming Conference
 » EBLEX 'Farm-To-Fork' Day Promotes Co-operation
 » NFU Frustration On Preventative Medications
 » Partners Praise CFE Progress

Pfizer Animal Health
   Ireland

 » Boost Biosecurity And Halt Disease

   General

 » Southeast Asia Posts 'Eye-catching Advances'
 » New, Free Global Database For Livestock Vaccines
 » Scarcity & Price Fluctuations Threaten Food Supply
 » Cattle Parasite Vaccine: Hope To Poorest Farmers

   Chile

 » Agriculture, Livestock & Fish Exports Double

   Canada

 » Government is Helping Farmers, Says Report

   Israel

 » OIE: FMD Outbreak Reported In Israel

Cow Signals Training Books
   Australia

 » Weekly Cattle Summary
 » Meat Prices Ease In September Quarter
 » Politicians United Against Federal Cattle Bill
 » Cattle Market Alert: Cattle Numbers Easing

   Brazil

 » Cattle Herd Increased By 2.1 Per Cent

   New Zealand

 » Global Economic Woes Weigh On Farmer Confidence

   European Union

 » A Step In The Right Direction For GMO Legislation

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   China

 » Farm Produce Prices Fall for Third Week

   Japan

 » Beef Imports Into Japan Down 15 Per Cent

   Philippines

 » Philippines Beef Imports Increase In September



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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