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Beef Newsletter - 29th October 2008
Wednesday 29th October 2008
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

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 4 new features this week:

The Big Question Over Beef Hormones
The question over whether beef cattle should be treated with artificial hormones can be perceived on many different levels - be they physiological, political, economical, ethical, or environmental - each answer they evoke blinds one belief to another. Perhaps this explains why it is at the heart of the single longest dispute that the World Trade Organization has ever had to deal with, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheBeefSite.
Testing Forages for Quality
Testing Forages for Quality Can Save Dollars and Makes Cents When Designing Feeding Programs for the Herd, writes Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science Animal Science, University of Nebraska - Lincoln and published by Ohio State University Extension Beef Team.
What is the Economic Impact of Infertility in Beef Cattle?
Beef producers need cows to become pregnant, deliver healthy calves, and wean productive calves to make their operations viable, reports G. Cliff Lamb, Carl Dahlen, and Mary Maddox in a University of Florida IFAS Extension publication.
Grain Fed and Grass Fed Beef Production
Grain fed and grass fed beef is a complementary combination to fulfil customer needs and demands, writes TheCattleSite Senior Editor, Chris Harris.
DuPont Animal Health Solutions
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


 » FMD NEWS: Epidemic Among Indian Cattle
 » BLUETONGUE: New Strain Prompts Calls For Vigilance
 » How the World Hungers for Disease Prevention
 » OIE: Implementing a Global Animal Welfare Standard
 » Food, Energy and Financial Woes Linked

   European Union

 » QMS Leads Talks On Behalf of EU Meat Industry
 » The Big Question of Nanotechnology and Animal Feed
 » Harnessing Carbon to Boost Sustainable Farming
 » CAP Talks Conclude in Luxembourg

   United States

 » Sale of Smithfield Beef Completes
 » Online Tool Brings Better Beef Business
 » USDA Educate Tribal Organisations on COOL
 » Economic Storm Casts Shadow on Cattle Markets
 » Cattlemen Attack Loans to Ethanol Plants
 » CWT Announce New Herd Retirement Programme
 » NFU: JBS to Follow COOL Standards
 » Climate Change and World Agriculture
 » 13 States Exceed 50 Percent in NAIS Premises
 » NCBA Support Grows in Tough Times
 » Farm Credit Available... with Strings Attached
 » Consumers Cash Out on Premium Meats
 » New US Organic Pasture Rule
 » USDA: No Special Bailout for Ethanol Producers
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn And Soybean Basis Strengthens
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Number on Feed Down
 » US Livestock Slaughter Statistics
 » Cattle On Feed
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Weekly Roberts Report
Nuflor -

 » Canada Resumes Beef Trade Talks with Korea
 » Econiche: World's First E. coli O157 Vaccine


 » Vets and Farmers Meet at EuroTier 2008


 » Farmers Must Sacrifice to Restore Economy
 » Ireland Forecasts High Risk of Liver Fluke


 » JBS Gets Ready to Fight for National Beef


 » Acidified Slurry Burns Off Greenhouse Gases


 » Epidemic Among Indian Cattle
Claas - Time for new rules

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Korean Wholesale Market Mirrors Economic Woes
 » ABA Claim to Expose MLA's 'Corporate Culture'
 » MLA Hits Back at Animal Activists
 » CSIRO: Reduction in Biotechnology Predicted

   United Kingdom

 » Live Marker Vaccine Lowers IBR Rates
 » Scotland Fight for Calf Scheme Funding
 » Scottish Government Backs Scotch Premier Initiative
 » BSE Testing Age Increase to 48 Months
 » New Strain Prompts Calls For Vigilance
 » Defra Announce UK Export Certification Partnership
 » NBA: No Case for “Voluntary” Modulation Raise


 » Taiwanese Trade Team Explores Possibilities of DDGS


 » New Bluetongue Strain Confirmed
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That's all for this week!



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