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Beef Newsletter - 6th August 2008

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Record Keeping “It’s the COOL thing to do!”
By Lori Schott, University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team. There are many reasons why beef producers should keep good records and animal ID.
Protein in Beef Cattle Diets
By Dr. Jane A. Parish, Associate Extension/Research Professor, Animal and Dairy Sciences; and Dr. Justin D. Rhinehart, Assistant Extension Professor, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Implanting Calves Still Pays Dividends
Dr. Mark Wahlberg, Extension Livestock Specialist, VA Tech. Ohio State University Extension Beef Team. Growth-promoting implants are a well-established technology in the beef business.
Cow Size - Effects of Cow Size on Pasture Management
By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, North Dakota State University Extension Service. The effect of cow size and expected production from pasture management directly impacts expected outcomes that translate into income. This relationship was discussed in recent BeefTalk articles.
Updating Phosphorus Supplementation in Ruminants to Meet the Animal’s Requirement, Reduce Excess Cost, and Reduce Environmental Concerns
By Francis L. Fluharty, Ph.D., Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University. Phosphorus has been called the "master mineral" because it is involved in most metabolic pathways, is a key component of Adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) which transports chemical energy within cells for energy metabolism, and it is a component of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
TSE Surveillance
Sally Spence, Technical Specialist, Field Veterinary services and Product Integrity and Sarah Aitken, Veterinary Intern, at the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries looks at the Australian surveillance system for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, including BSE.
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Beefing Up the Sunday Roast
UK - The Sunday roast on our dinner tables has the potential to be packed with bags more natural flavour, say scientists at The University of Nottingham in research part funded by Pfizer.

* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

    BLUETONGUE: Extension of Bluetongue Protection Zone to Allow Further Vaccination

   Australia

    Cattle Calender Cuts Costs
    Imported US Beef Market Downturn
    Price Expectations Affect Korean Wholesale Market
    Imported US Beef Prices Turn Down
    Limited Cattle Yardings Lift Prices
    Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

   Korea, South

    Prosecutors say MBC's U.S. Beef Report Was Distorted
    Free Trade and Beef on Summit Agenda DuPont Animal Health Solutions
   United States

    Weekly Roberts Report
    Optimism in New Cattle Parasite Vaccine
    AMI, Ag Groups, Send Letter in Support of Imported Ethanol Parity Act
    Weekly Outlook: Cattle Numbers Keep Dropping
    USDA Release Interim Final Country-of-Origin Rule
    JBS Swift Biogas Plant Receives Financing
    CME: US Pork and Beef Imports in 2007
    GenVec Receives Continued Funding For Vaccine Program
    Conservations Reserve Program Land not to be Released
    CME: Livestock Producers Face Prospects of $8 Corn
    New COOL Website Launched
    Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Number on Feed Down
    Department of Agriculture extends Beef Tax Credit deadline
    Backgrounding Calves on Cornstalk Residue Possible
    Liquidation Continues for US Cattle Herd
    Weekly Outlook: August Crop Production Report
    In The Cattle Markets
    CME: Meat Cutout Values
    Consumers Find Grass-fed Beef Acceptable
    Refrigeration in the Meat Industry Workshop Offered
    CME: Livestock and Broiler Products
    Charolais Genetic Viewpoint: Creating the Ideal Cow
    Weekly Roberts Report
    Cattle Producers Learn How to Maintain Profitability
    Identifying DNA Markers and Traits
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
   Brazil

    More Brazilian Export Farms Approved
    US Sector Bolsters JBS's Results

   United Kingdom

    UFU: NI Farmers Relief as WTO Talks Collapse
    Fife Looks Locally for Red Meat Supply
    Coping with Climate Change
    New National Beef Association Chairman Appointed
    Get More Go From Your Grass
    Resist Lower Beef Prices
    WTO Doha Talks Collapse
    Get More From Your Grass
    NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast - July 2008
    Extension of Bluetongue Protection Zone to Allow Further Vaccination
    Minister Visits Linden Foods
    NFUS Shetland Public Meeting To Tackle Bluetongue Back

   New Zealand

    New Integrated Supply Chain in NZ Meat Sector
    Strong Dairy Sector Underpins Agriculture's Economic Importance Lely
   Viet Nam

    Culled Animal Households Can Defer Debt Payments
    Feed Companies in Trouble

   European Union

    EU Approves Acquisition of Grampian by VION

   Pakistan

    New Diagnostic Services Announced

   Canada

    Alberta Comes Up with Animal Protection Act
    Premium Export Markets to be Center of Focus

   Ireland

    Prices to Rise through Beef Shortage
    Philippines Reopens Market for Irish Beef John Deere - Premium Versitality

That's all for this week!

Ed.

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