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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 25th March 2009
Wednesday 25th March 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Irish Crisis Unfolds

The culling of over 4,000 cattle that ate feed contaminated with dioxins began in Northern Ireland this week. Hundreds of thousand of tonnes of contaminated meat will also be destroyed costing the industry unaffordable millions.

Times have been no rosier in the Republic of Ireland. An emergency meeting was held between the Irish Farmers Association and Meat Industry Ireland in a bid to reverse the current beef price crisis.

As a result of falling Irish beef prices, downward pressures are now threatening to reverberate around neighboring UK. In response, the National Beef Association urged producers not to sell cattle for a price below the cost of production.
Adam Anson

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Production Chains, Skills and Farming
The UK could suffer future food shortages unless the numbers of skilled people entering UK farming increases, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Technological Milestones from Carcase to Product
The role of science and technology is playing an increasingly important part in the processing sector, where meat quality, taste, carcase grades and value can now be determined almost completely automatically, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite Adam Anson.
Forage Testing
Forage quality won't be hitting it out of the park for dairy producers in many parts of Canada this year as an unusually wet growing season reduced nutrient and digestibility levels, writes Joel Bagg - Forage Specialist; and Tom Wright - Dairy Cattle Nutritionist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - March 2009
Poor weather and export demand are set to hamper the US cattle industries over the course of the next few months, says the USDA's Economic Research Service in its March 2009: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report.
USDA Livestock and Products Reports 2009
This article provides the dairy and cattle industry data from the USDA FAS Dairy and Products 2009 reports. This week's new reports are for Australia and China.
Merial Ivomec
* Company News

Hope for Clostridial Comes in the Form of a Vaccine
UK - A new vaccine, Bravoxin 10, offering sheep and cattle protection against 10 clostridial diseases has been launched by Intervet/Schering-Plough.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


 » BSE NEWS: Finding Early Signs of Mad-Cow Disease
 » FMD NEWS: R-calf Praises FMD Legislation
 » BLUETONGUE: Welsh Vaccines in Jeopardy
 » OIE and WTO Bond Tightens for Animal Health
 » IFEEDER: the Beginning of a Global Feed Industry

   European Union

 » VION Restructures
   New Zealand

 » Meat & Wool New Zealand Appoint New Director

Genus - Value through science and genomics
   United Kingdom

 » 'Unwelcome Decline' in Scotland's Beef Breeding Herd
 » Cheap Irish Imports Take a Toll on UK Beef Farmers
 » Scotland Reviews its Bull Scheme
 » Injectable Badger TB Vaccine to be Deployed in UK
 » A Taste of Beef Expo 2009
 » BPEX and EBLEX Strengthen Meat Export Team
 » LMC Report: NI Beef Cattle Numbers Stabilising
 » Resisting the Lure of Cheap Irish Meat
 » Dairy UK Helps Farmers Benchmark Eco Effects
 » Welsh Vaccines in Jeopardy
 » Dioxin Cattle Cull Begins in Northern Ireland
 » UK Slaughter Statistics - March 2009
 » Incidence of TB in UK Cattle - March 2009

   United States

 » New Red Meat and Cancer Report Criticised
 » USDA: Virtual Fence Device Keeps Cattle Moving
 » K-State Discuss Use of Antimicrobials in Cattle
 » Web Site Guides Livestock Down Path to Organic
 » Antibiotics Vital to Animal Health and Food Protection
 » New Mexico Meets Bovine TB Standards in US
 » Tyson and Freshpet Join in Pet Food Revolution
 » $2Billion Oklahoma Beef Industry Supports State
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Beef and Veal Exports Up
 » CME: Good News for US Meat Demand
 » Weekly Outlook: What’s Next For Soybean Prices?
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Cattle on Feed Report
 » US Livestock Slaughter Statistics
 » In The Cattle Markets
Claas - Time for new rules

 » Meat and Poultry Products Not Part of Tariff Hikes


 » ABA Accuse Government of Phasing Out Beef
 » Oz Green Group Grabbing Grazing Land
 » Beef CRC Sees Success and Failures
 » Economic Slowdown Reaches Out Across Agriculture
 » Australia's First Angus Recognised
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

   Korea, South

 » Korea Seeks Improved Disease Rating


 » DNA Tests Put Pressure on Rustlers


 » Canada Gives Korea Beef Deadline
 » Scientists Maximise By-product Nutritional Value


 » Brazilian Bank Helps Beef Sector

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Announces New Calculations on Meat Quotas
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That's all for this week!

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