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Beef Newsletter - 22nd October 2008
Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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This week's Book Focus

Lameness in Cattle
Author(s): Chris Watson - Forward by David Logue

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Gut Efficiency: the Key Ingredient in Ruminant Production
Author(s): Sylvie Andrieu and David Wilde

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Buy Poultry Breeds and Management Cattle: A Handbook to the Breeds of the World
Author: Valerie Porter

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Residual Feed Intake: a System for Efficiency
Residual Feed Intake is a programme designed for the issues of today. Where once breeding programmes focused on increasing outputs, now they are concerned with inputs and how to maximise profit by decreasing costs, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite.
Global Beef Trade: Effects of Measures on U.S. Beef Exports
How have market access barriers affected U.S. beef producers and exporters? This report published by the United States International Trade Commisssionan provides an overview of U.S. and global beef markets, with information on animal health, food safety measures and the economic effects of foreign measures on U.S. beef exports.
The Optimum Cow
The Optimum Cow - defining, identifying and propagating her has proven to be a challenge over time, writes Scott P. Greiner, Ph.D., Extension Beef Specialist, VA Tech.
Mexico Livestock and Products Annual Report 2008
By USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service - This article provides the cattle industry data from the USDA FAS Livestock and Products Annual 2008 report for Mexico. A link to the full report is also provided. The full report includes all the tabular data, which we have omitted from this article.
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - October 2008
By U.S.D.A, Economic Research Service - This article is an extract from the October 2008: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report.
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* Company News

Schering-Plough Announces Transition of Animal Health Leadership
Schering-Plough Corporation has announced the transition of leadership of its Animal Health unit from Ruurd Stolp, D.V.M., Ph.D., to Raul E. Kohan, who was previously the Deputy Head of the Animal Health unit.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


 » SIAL - The Global Food Marketplace
TheBeefSite reports from SIAL, one of the world's leading food industry shows. Over 140,000 visitors and 5,300 exhibitors were present at this year's event, which took place at Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre.

  • Uruguay Moves to Full Traceability.
  • Brazil to Weather Economic Downturn
  • Talks to Open New Export Markets
  • £170,000 Grant to Promote Scotch Beef


     » BSE NEWS: Mexico Lifts Ban on Alberta Cattle
     » FMD NEWS: West Nile Stops Cattle Movement
     » BLUETONGUE: Wales Worry as French Outbreak Soars
     » FAO: Political, Financial Push Urged to End Hunger
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       European Union

     » WTO Dispute on Hormone-treated Meat

       Viet Nam

     » Imported Meat Price Stuck


     » Calculator Adds up to Better Beef More Often
     » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
     » US Beef Trade in Disarray
     » U.S. Cattle on Feed Down 5 Percent
     » Fats and Oils Cut Methane Emissions

       United States

     » Halting a Giant: DOJ Stop JBS Conquering Beef World
     » Study Asks if DDGS Affects Meat Quality of Cattle
     » USMEF: Fallacy of Over-reliance on Testing
     » Tyson Says it Will Meet COOL Requirements
     » Purdue Helps Beef Producers Through Hard Times
     » Role of Ethanol Seen as Balancing Act
     » Inefficiency in Reproduction Eats at Profits
     » Moo Fuel: 1st US Manure-based Energy Programme
     » Ethanol Boom to Flood Industry with Livestock Feed
     » Minnesota Gains Split State Status Over TB
     » AFBF Predict Positive Year for Farmers
     » A Step Ahead: Cargill Introduce COOL Labels
     » Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Beef Exports Larger
     » Weekly Outlook: Cattle Markets Caught Up in Financial Crisis
     » Weekly Roberts Report
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     » Smith Announces Advance Payments of €530 Million
     » Budget Decision Knocks Suckler Scheme
     » New Opening Counts Value of Irish Livestock


     » Decision on JBS Merger Expected Within the Week

       United Kingdom

     » Cattle Prices Dragged Down by Failing Economy
     » Proposals to Reduce BSE Testing of Cattle
     » Bluetongue Vaccine: Take-up Worries Flare
     » Industry Re-Engages in Animal Health Talks
     » 'Vive la France!' say Scottish Producers
     » FMD Legal Case Launched
     » Northern Ireland Beef and Lamb off to Paris
     » Ulster Outrage on Producer Pay Cuts
     » Delay to End of 48-month Limit Could Cost Millions
     » UK Slaughter Statistics - October 2008


     » EuroTier 2008 is Coming Soon
     » EuroTier 2008 More International than Ever Before
     » A Top Class Display of Exhibitors at EuroTier 2008
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     » Bluetongue Outbreak in Malaga

       Russian Federation

     » Belarus Interested in Supplying Animal Products
     » Russian Producers Looking for US DDGS


     » Ukraine's Meat Production up 11 Per Cent

       New Zealand

     » NZ Cattle Semen and Embryo Exports Stood Still


     » Mexico Lifts Ban on Albertan Cattle


     » West Nile Stops Cattle Movement
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    That's all for this week!

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