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Beef Newsletter - 19th November 2008
Wednesday 19th November 2008
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Last week, TheBeefSite news team were in Hanover, Germany, for the record breaking EuroTier 2008 event. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Brave New Farm: GE Food Animals in the USA
Imagine a new kind of food farm. Animals that flourish on infertile lands, eating less, but growing faster. There's no fear of disease, or environmental side affects on these farms and the meat they produce is lean, safe and nutritious. Think of all that can be gained, but then think of all that can be lost. What will the face of genetically engineered food farms really look like? Asks Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite.
Animal Welfare Guidelines for Beef Cattle Farms
There is a significant body of national and EU legislation enacted relating to animal welfare. Here, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority explain how compliance with welfare legislation is an important requirement for the National Beef Assurance Scheme and the Code of Good Farming Practice.
Backgrounding Calves on Grass
Production cost for a beef cow has increased dramatically in the last several years. To cut costs Ryon S. Walker, from the University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team, explains how to plan ahead when backgrounding calves on grass.
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook
US Cattle Prices are declining and so are beef export sales, but milk production is expected to rise into 2009, reports the United States Department of Agriculture Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook.
US Feed Outlook
All feed grains prices are lowered this month as financial and macroeconomic developments have combined with supply and demand fundamentals to reduce grain prices in 2008/09, reports the ERS USDA.
DuPont Animal Health Solutions
* Company News

Lower Volume, Easier to Administer Pneumonia Treatment
GENERAL - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has launched a lower volume, easier-to-administer Nuflor formulation licensed for the treatment and prevention of bacterial pneumonia.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


 » BSE NEWS: Seoul Wants Answers to Canadian Case
 » FMD NEWS: Foot-and-mouth Kills 1,000 in Uganda
 » BLUETONGUE: Scottish Union Calls for Import Ban

   European Union

 » EU Organisations Unite Over Food Safety

   United States

 » R-CALF Protest 'Involuntary' NAIS Memorandum
 » Ask the Meat Science Guy: AMI Adds Six New Videos
 » USDA Funds Project to Study Salmonella
 » Record Year for US Soy Exports
 » Marinades on Meat May Stop Cancer
 » GeneThera Sheds Light on the E.Coli Vaccine
 » US: Record Exports Continue in Face of Economy
 » Distinguished Life of a Beef Cattle Geneticist
 » FSIS Issues New Guidelines on Meat Recalls
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Demand Not Improving
Nuflor -
   United Kingdom

 » EBLEX: Meat Labels Could be Clearer
 » Badger Cull Stalemate
 » Control of Salmonella in Animal Feeds
 » NBA: Ear Tag Loss Trial Finally Hears Common Sense
 » Last Chance for Older Cattle Disposal Scheme
 » Amazon Trial Dot-Com Boon for Scotch Beef
 » Ulster Meat Processors Criticised for Beef Price
 » NI Prime Cattle Down Twelve Per Cent
 » Consumer Confusion: Scotch or Scottish?
 » GB Veterinary Associations meet at AFBI Laboratories
 » Incidence of TB in UK Cattle
 » Scottish Union Calls for Import Ban


 » Rapid Asian Growth Provides Aussie Opportunity
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Australia's Red Meat Window of Opportunity


 » Great Challenges Ahead for Irish Beef Sector


 » Livestock Transport Conference Aiming to Teach
 » Mad Cow in British Columbia


 » Brazilian Cattlemen Chase Out Indians of Paraguay

   Viet Nam

 » Ministry Affirms Move to Intensify Production

   Korea, South

 » S. Korea Becomes Largest US Beef Market
Claas - Time for new rules

That's all for this week!



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