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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 26 January 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial:Industry Faces Environmental Challenges

Research in the US has suggested that feeding cattle algae, produces healthier meat with more omega-3.

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma are investigating further to determine the effects of feeding algae on meat flavour.

The English levy board, EBLEX has said that farmers must actively demonstrate that they are cutting down CO2 emissions.

EBLEX will launch the second phase of its beef and sheep roadmap soon, which will detail practical ways for farmers to cut their carbon footprint.

The first day of the Cattle Breeders Conference in the UK, has seen a wide range of speakers from across the world, discuss intelligent breeding and providing for the future generation.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

High Concentrate Diets For Dairy Bulls
Finishing bulls on high concentrate diets is a high cost system with a large input of concentrate feeds. This article outlines the system required to ensure maximum performance, whilst remaining profitable, says Siobhán Kavanagh, Teagasc Specialist Service.
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook - January 2011
Supplies of feeder cattle are expected to be low in the next few years, whilst global demand for US beef remains strong, albeit restricted by supply, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
Requirements Of Future Grass Based Systems
Ireland's temperate climate and resulting grass production advantage allows the Irish to exploit the competitive advantages associated with grass-based production systems compared with high input systems, says Michael O'Donovan from Teagasc.
Improving Production Efficiency And Meat Quality
US consumers love beef. We eat an average of about 63 pounds of it per person each year, says Sharon Durham, Agricultural Research Service Information Staff. Producing enough cattle to meet that demand requires efficiency and innovation.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   Korea, South

 » FMD NEWS: FMD Likely to Hit New Year Holidays
 » Another 29 FMD Outbreaks in South Korea
 » South Korea Updates Quarantine Rules
 » FMD Likely to Hit New Year Holidays
 » S Korea to Impose Tariff Quotas on Pork Imports


 » Mongolia Reports FMD Under Control

   United Kingdom

 » Revised IPPC Directive Now In Force
 » Livestock Markets Remain Important In Industry
 » UK Slaughter Statistics - January 2011
 » UFAW Symposium To Improve Animal Welfare
 » Vigilance Urged Despite No New Cases Of BTV
 » Offset High Feed Costs With Worming Strategy
 » Agricultural Revolution Needed To Feed The World
 » Rising Grain Prices Dominate British Agriculture
 » Beef Industry Tackling Environmental Emissions
 » NFU Livestock Chief’s Enthusiasm for the Future

   European Union

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health  » Links Between TSEs In Animals And Humans
 » EFSA Launches Consultation On Use of Nanomaterials


 » Co-op Atlantic Builds New Feed Mill

   New Zealand

 » Red Meat Sector Strategy Consultation Begins

   United States

 » Celebrating Large Trading Relationships
 » Developing Efficient Beef Cattle Production
 » Secretarial Order May Jeopardize Livestock Grazing On BLM Lands
 » United States Cattle On Feed Up 5 Per Cent
 » Cattle Outlook
 » Sustainability Is Key Focus For 2011
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn, Soybean Supplies for 2011
 » Algae-Fed Cows Could Make Healthier Beef
 » Record High Commercial Red Meat Production
 » AMI Calls for Swift Passage of KORUS FTA
 » AFBF and AMI Call for Swift Action on Pending FTAs
 » CME: Results of USDA's COF and Cold Storage Reports
 » Conference on Cattle Feeding


 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Cattle Farmers Lift Supply In Face Of Floods

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 » The Future Of Pastoralism


 » Move To Shield Kenyan Farmers From Dry Spell


 » Irish Live Cattle Exports To Benelux Increase
 » Profit Plan For Livestock Sector


 » Argentinean Beef Exports Slashed In 2010


 » China Farm Produce Prices Continue Rising


 » Climate Tax on Meat and Milk to Cut GHG

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