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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 17 June 2009
Wednesday 17th June 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: The Truth Behind Shock Stories

'Farmed Fish May Pose BSE Risk' was one of our most dramatic headlines this week, but, according to a neurologist from the University of Louisville, this idea is cause for real concern. Friedland suggests farmed fish could transmit Creutzfeldt Jakob disease if they are fed byproducts rendered from cows. He and his team are now urging governments to prevent this feeding practice until safety in the food-chain can be confirmed.

Another shock story came from Reuters. A report they released earlier this week claims that the Brazilian beef giant, JBS, alongside other meatpackers, is under investigation for allegations of "bribing, racketeering, corruption, fraud and collusion." According to the news agency, the information was passed from a representative at the federal prosecutor's office.

Also this week, the number of Nebraskan cattle herds put into quarantine over concerns of Bovine Tuberculosis increased yet further. As of yesterday, the figure stood at 42 herds to be tested. "The increase in quarantined herds is not unexpected," said Agriculture Director Greg Ibach. However, he added, "It's important to remember that at this time, only one herd has had animals test positive for TB."

Adam Anson

DuPont Animal Health Solutions
* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Better Gut Health Enhances Animal Performance
The health of the gastrointestinal tract is especially important for the young animal, writes Nataliya ROTH DI (MSc), Technical Manager, BIOMIN Holding GmbH.
Feeding Legumes to Cattle - Alberta
Legumes can be a valuable part of a cattle feeding program. In fact, legumes can actually improve animal performance by encouraging intake, by providing greater feed efficiency and by fostering a better use of forage nitrogen content, writes Juanita Kopp, Government of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.
Pasture Management: Measure Forage Dry Matter
For livestock producers wanting the most out of their pastures, measuring forage dry matter content before and after livestock grazing is the most effective way of managing an intensive grazing system, writes Candace Pollock, Ohio State University Extension.
The Mongolian Livestock Situation
The global financial crisis that began in 2008 continues to have a negative impact on Mongolia's economy. Although inflation is down and the local currency is up, livestock herding, which provides a living for approximately 28 per cent of the population, continues to be under stress, says this USDA Food and Agriculture Organisation GAIN report.
US Feed Outlook - June 2009
Projected US 2009/10 corn production was decreased 155 million bushels this month to 11.9 billion according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
* Company News

VIV China Now Annual, to Focus on Meat in 2009
CHINA - This year's VIV China will focus on presenting quality and innovations in the Chinese meat industry.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News


 » BSE NEWS: Farmed Fish May Pose BSE Risk

   United States

 » Nebraska Quarantines 15,000 Cattle for TB
 » Governor Signs Livestock Friendly Legislation
 » Meat and Poultry Sectors Contribute Billions Annually
 » Antimicrobials in Livestock Debated
 » Noble Insight on the Implications of Cap-and-Trade
 » Findings Could Advance Understanding Of Mad Cow Disease
 » AngusSource Cattle Programme Excels
 » More Cows Quarantined as Nebraska Traces Bovine TB
 » CDC: Leading Causes of Foodborne Disease in 2006
 » Project: Reaping Rewards of Both DDGS and Forage
 » US Farm Groups Oppose Clean Water Legislation
 » Tyson Foods Benefits from Solid Capital Structure
 » Weekly Outlook: Lots of Uncertainty in Crop Markets
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Cow Slaughter Up
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » April Beef Exports Reflect Tough Economic Climate
 » CME: Chicken, Pork Put Beef Prices Under Pressure
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 » Liability Risk Increases Under Enhanced Traceability
 » Consumer Prioritised in Listeria Aftermath
 » Canada Gains Meat Market Access to Mongolia

   United Kingdom

 » NFUS Welcome Government's Vision for Livestock
 » Fields of Gold: QMS Grass Projects
 » Red Meat Products to Feature on School Menus
 » EBLEX Launches New Parasite Product Guide
 » NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast May 2009
 » LMC Report: Reported Heifer Prices up by Four Pence

   Russian Federation

 » AgroFarm Shows Highly Satisfactory Results
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Cattle Council Welcomes WWF Green Plan
 » Grading System Adds $244 million to Oz Beef Industry


 » Irish Beef Production Falls Nine Per Cent
 » Grass Shoots Profits Skyward for Top Producer


 » Danish Project to Reduce Emissions from Cows


 » Brazilian Beef Giant Investigated
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