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Beef Newsletter - 5th November 2008
Wednesday 5th November 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:

Meeting Consumers' Food Safety Expectations
Consumers expect convenience and quality when they are buying food and particularly meat and that quality means safety and good eating quality, writes TheCattleSite Senior Editor, Chris Harris.
Bull Management for Commercial Producers: Nutrition
Breeding bulls, purchased or home-raised, are a large capital investment that needs to guarantee a return on the investment, say Matt Hersom and Todd Thrift, Assistant Professors, UF/IFAS, Department of Animal Sciences, Gainesville, FL. This publication is part of the University of Florida IFAS, 2008 Beef Cattle Short Course Proceedings. To view the entire proceedings please click on the link provided below.
November Beef Management Tips
By Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, Virginia Tech. Beef management tips for November.
Republic of Korea Livestock and Products Annual 2008
By USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service - This article provides the cattle industry data from the USDA FAS Livestock and Products Annual 2008 report for the Republic of Korea. A link to the full report is also provided. The full report includes all the tabular data, which we have omitted from this article.
Claas - Time for new rules
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


 » BSE NEWS: Brains pay in Australian Research
 » FMD NEWS: Botswana Eradication Plans Costs P19m
 » BLUETONGUE: Northern Ireland Warning Over BTV6

   European Union

 » EC Proposes Extra 100 Million Euro Funds
 » Smithfield and Campofrío: Merger of Equals Approved


 » New EAAP President: Danish Cattle Expert

   United Kingdom

 » Hong Kong Beef Mission
 » Credit Crunch and Farming Input Costs
 » How to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of Your Product
 » RSPCA Say Welfare is a Healthy Investment
 » Defra Consult on Rule Changes
 » Fall in UK Meat Consumption
 » Bluetongue Vaccine Cost Concerns
 » Cattle Handling Clinics at First English Winter Fair
 » Eradication Group: Defra Take on Bovine TB
 » Good Omen: UK Exports Up and Imports Down
 » Against the Grain: UK Food Supply at Risk
 » NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast - October 2008
DuPont Animal Health Solutions
   United States

 » NASA Charts Rising Methane Emissions
 » Lowest Ever US Meat Industry Injury Rate
 » AFBF: Encouraging New Rules for CAFO's
 » Beef Hormones Dispute: US Considers Tariff Raise
 » Kentucky Conference to Address Rising Costs
 » NCBA Claim Success in Clean Water Act
 » Prop. 2: 'Monumental Victory for Farm Animals'
 » USDA Launches Country of Origin Labeling Listserv
 » Financial Crisis Reaches Out to Cattle
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn and Soybean Price Recovery
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Demand for Beef Weak
 » In The Cattle Markets


 » Melamine Confirmed in Feedstuff
 » VIV China 2008: A Bright Future
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health

 » Namibia Bans Botswana Cattle on Scare


 » BGN 1 Million for Bulgarian Beef


 » Diets that Equal Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions


 » Japan Suspends Imports from Cargill


 » Extension of Manure Spreading Period Confirmed


 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » How Emissions Trading will Effect Orange Region
 » Unity Towards Improvement of Regional Biosecurity
Agco Product Solutions

 » Botswana Govt Kills Infected Cattle


 » Top Cattle Genetics at EuroTier 2008
 » EuroTier: From Hoof Health to Cow Comfort
 » Russia and Ukraine's Co-operative Venture


 » Investors Platform VIV Russia 2009

   New Zealand

 » New Zealand Issue New Draft Code of Animal Welfare


 » Uruguay Resumes Sales of Live Cattle to Egypt


 » Romania Hope for 40,000 Tonnes of Beef Exports

That's all for this week!



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