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Beef Newsletter - 16th July 2008
Wednesday 16th July 2008
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

World Agricultural Production - July 2008
This report prepared by the USDA FAS International Production Assessment Branch reflects official USDA estimates released in the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE-460) July 11, 2008.
Mid-Summer Calf Working, Especially in Tight Times
By Dr. W. Dee Whittier, Extension Veterinarian, Cattle, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Published in the Virginia Cooperative Extension Livestock Update, July 2008. Mid-summer processing of spring-born beef calves is one of the highest return procedures available in the cattle business.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
This report, released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), adopts U.S. area, yield, and production forecasts for winter wheat, durum, other spring wheat, barley, oats and also livestock, poultry and dairy.
UK Cattle Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report (to March 2008)
By the Veterinary Laboratories Agency - This report monitors trends in the major endemic cattle diseases. The report is compiled using disease data gathered by the network of VLA Regional Laboratories.
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* Company News

Bluetongue Protection Zone Keeps Expanding
UK - Defra has today announced that the Bluetongue Protection Zone will be extended again on Monday 14 July, following the delivery by Intervet of over 2 million additional doses of Bluetongue vaccine.

* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


    OIE: Wildlife Surveillance Key to Biosecurity

   United States

    Farmers Wary of Nitrate Poisoning in N Dakota
    Mysterious Form of CJD-Like Disease Kills Ten
    Washington Veteran to Represent Cattlemen
    Conservation Pressure Mounts Against CRP Land
    In The Cattle Markets
    FMD Fears Keep Argentinian Meat from US
    US Announces Funding for BSE Prevention Programmes
    Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Wholesale Beef Prices Up
    Seeking Solutions to Loss of CRP Grazing
    State Orders TB Tests for California, New Mexico
    Tight Supply and Demand for US Corn, Soybeans
    Stores with Recalled Meat to be Listed
    Producers Caught in Limbo After CRP Decision
    Judge Asks for Revisit of Older Cattle Rules
    Alberta to End BSE Testing of Elderly Cows
    Schafer Wants it All Wrapped Up By Years End
    Weekly Outlook: Corn and Soybean Prospects
    US Beef Exports Highest Since 2003
    USDA Recall Product Plan Flawed, Says AMI
    Weekly Roberts Report
    Balancing Feed Costs
    Scientists Find Genes to Lower Saturated Fats in Beef
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   United Arab Emirates

    Forces Join in UAE Over Meat and Seafood Processing


    Govt Slaps Restriction on Meat Import

   Korea, South

    July 10: Official Opening of SK Beef Market
    Transparency Lies in Computerised DNA Tracker


    Transport Program Welcomed in Canada
    KAP: Prioritize Food Security and Food Safety
    2008 Billboard Campaign Receives Positive Feedback

    The Tender Genotype
    Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
    Beef Exports to South Asia Jump
    Aussie Vendor Declarations Improve Biosecurity
    Downward Spiral for Australian Cattlemen
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   United Kingdom

    New Carcase Dressing for Consistency
    Demand for Beef Falling in GB
    Pregnant Cows Importing Bluetongue
    Vaccination Vital to Keep Rare Breeds Alive
    Secrets Locked in Old Bones
    High Court Decision on TB Table Values
    SRM Breach: Products Accidentally Shipped to UK
    £100 a Head Lost for Every Cattle Finished
    Sustained UK Beef Industry Needs Sustainable Prices


    Russia Buys Up Meat and Milk from Estonia


    IFA: WTO Deal Now Facing Government for Sure
    Meeting Of Minds Over EU Animal Health
    The Nitrates and Phosphorous Regulations


    Local Japanese Agencies Continue BSE Testing Alone

    Experiment Infects Cattle with H5N1


    Biotech Company Launches Cactus-Based Feed

   European Union

    EFSA Publishes Advice on Biological Feed Hazards


    Dutch Boycott UK Cattle Over TB Sale

That's all for this week!



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