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Beef Newsletter - 23rd July 2008
Wednesday 23rd July 2008
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Welcome to this week's newsletter
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Some Feeding Tips For Tough Times
By Janette Richards, Acting Beef Feedlot Specialist, OMAFRA. - Cattle feeding costs are high. Since feed costs can account for 80% of the variable cost of production (about 60% of the total costs), any changes to ration cost can have a huge impact on profitability.
US Feed Outlook July 2008
Allen Baker, Edward Allen, and Heather Lutman, ERS USDA. This monthly report examines supply, use, prices, and trade for feed grains, including supply and demand prospects in major importing and exporting countries. Focuses on corn; also contains information on sorghum, barley, oats, and hay.
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - July 2008
By U.S.D.A, Economic Research Service - This article is an extract from the July 2008: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report.
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* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


    Is a Global Meat Addiction Fueling Famine?


    Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
    Bellyaches and Headaches for Australian Graziers
    Boomerang Cattle
    CSIRO Opens Rapid Response Animal Disease Centre

   United States

    Schuele Becomes USMEF Communications Director
    Fighting Heat Stress In Lab, On Farm and Online
    Amicus Filed for CRP Critical Feed Lawsuit
    Truck Stoppage to Grind Livestock Sales to a Halt
    Antibiotics in Animal Feed Pose an Urgent Threat
    Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Beef Exports for May Up
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    New Grass-Based Livestock Working Group Launched
    Global View Required For Beef Industry Today
    Weekly Outlook - Corn and Soybean Prices - Now What?
    Amendment to Block Argentine Meat Moves On
    Weekly Roberts Report
    Schwarzenegger Joins Fight on Downer Cattle
    Friend-of-the-Court Briefs Filed by Ag Groups
    CWT Accepts Herd Retirement Bids

   United Kingdom

    Quiet Confidence Amongst Scottish Cattle Farmers
    UK Slaughter Statistics July 2008
    Attack of Ministry's TB Stance
    Cattle Farmers Cautious but Confident
    Possible Change in Bluetongue Policy
    NFU Scotland Beef Tasting and Farm Walk
    Government Extends Nitrate Vulnerable Zones
    QMS Wants Local People Eating Local Food
    UK Gov Down Plays Seriousness of Cattle TB
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    Changes in Registration Requirements for Wheat
    Disease Protocols for Animals and People
    $7 Billion Mad Cow Scare Suit Against Canada


    IFA: Farmers Warned Against Low Grain Prices
    New System to Free-Up Cattle at Marts


    Argentinenan Slaughter Down But Cow Kills High


    Report Shows Illegal Meat Production

   European Union

    Raising BSE Age Limit a Step Closer
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That's all for this week!



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