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Beef Newsletter - 3rd September 2008

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Organic Livestock Production and Marketing
By Robyn Neeson, Organic Farming Liaison Officer, Farming Systems Research. Published in the New South Wales Primefacts edition 808.
Cattle Numbers Keep Dropping: Prices Headed Back Up
By Chris Hurt, Extension Economist, Purdue University. This article was published in the Ohio State University Extension Beef Team, Newsletter #599. Better days are likely ahead for the cattle industry as numbers keep dropping as producers adjust inventories downward in the face of high feed and forage prices.
Cattle Situation and Outlook
By the Livestock Marketing Information Center, North Dakota State University Extension Services in Cooperation with United States Department of Agriculture. This report provides analysis and comments of the US cattle situation and outlook for 2008.
Ethanol Coproducts for Ruminant Livestock Diets
By Kenneth Kalscheur and Alvaro Garcia, Dairy Science Department, SDSU, Kurt Rosentrater, USDA - Agriculture Research Service and Cody Wright, Department of Animal and Range Science, SDSU.
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* Company News

ADM, Deere, Monsanto Join On Corn Stover Research
US - Archer Daniels Midland, Deere and Monsanto are to collaborate on research to explore technologies and processes to turn crop residues into feed and bioenergy products.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Brazil's Cross-Border Eradication Plan
 » FMD NEWS: Virtual Outbreak Model Follows FMD Tracks

   European Union

 » BLUETONGUE: Vaccine May Not Make Britain Immune; Wales Becomes Protection Zone; Third Case Confirmed in Czech Republic
 » New Technologies Examine Muscle Fibre
 » Are Cloned Animals Next on the Menu?
 » Go-ahead for Schering-Plough and Pfizer Deal
 » How Does Bluetongue Virus Survive Through the Winter?

   United Kingdom

 » NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast - August 2008
 » Bluetongue Detected in East Sussex and Hertfordshire
 » NFUS Believes Bluetongue Explanation Needed
 » Vet Action Threatens Scots TB Test Schedules
 » NFSCo Prepared to Take on BSE-testing
 » Bluetongue Fears Over New UK, Denmark Cases
 » Defra Confirms Bluetongue in Devon
 » UK Farmers' Costs up 36 Per Cent in a Year
 » UFU Pressing for Drop in Livestock Feed Prices
 » UFU Vow of Silence Until Government Breaks Deadlock
 » Halting Cattle Exodus from Scottish Hills
 » Vaccine May Not Make Britain Immune From Bluetongue
 » Protection Zone Spreads Across All of Wales
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   United States

 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » CME: Acceleration in Beef Shipments
 » OSU Speaks Out on Low Stress Cattle Handling
 » Forage Harvesting in 3 Scenarios
 » USDA Initiate Complete Ban on Downer Cattle
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Missouri Making Many Cows
 » Learning About Animal Welfare Online
 » FSIS: Generic Approval for COOL Issued
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Cattle on Feed Report More Positive
 » CME: Cattle Slaughter Drifts Lower
 » Biofuel Mandate Fueling Disaster
 » Isolated Cattle Found Genetically Distinct
 » Weekly Outlook: Crop Size and Energy Prices

   Cambodia

 » Cattle Smuggling and Fear in Cambodia

   Canada

 » Consumer Food Cost Awarness Campaign Launched
 » Downward Pressure on Feed Grain Prices Reported

   Ireland

 » ICMSA Demands Cattle Import Halt
Genus - Value through science and genomics
   Australia

 » $3 Million for Subsidies in Drought Affected NSW
 » CRC Improving Returns in Cattle Production
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Virtual Outbreak Model Follows FMD Tracks
 » A Taste of Beef Research for Foreign Students
 » Open Day for Dairy and Beef Farmers at Vasse

   Serbia and Montenegro

 » Healthy Food From Farm to Fork

   New Zealand

 » NZ Annual Welfare Report Released
 » Meat and Wool New Zealand Welcomes FTA Success
 » New CEO for Meat and Wool New Zealand

   Denmark

 » Denmark Seeks Better Animal Welfare
 » Africa: Disease Attacks Elephant Grass and Cattle Die

   Spain

 » Spain Probes Possible Fourth Human Case of Mad Cow Disease

   Indonesia

 » Record Figures from Hungry Indonesia
 » Middle East Demand Attracts Indonesian Interest
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   Argentina

 » Argentinian Ranching Heritage Dwindles

   Brazil

 » Brazil's Cross-Border Plan to Eradicate Foot-and-mouth

   South Africa

 » Politicians Head World Meat Congress Discussion

   Viet Nam

 » Breeders Encumbered by Epidemics and Disasters

   Korea, South

 » Antibiotics for Feeding Animals to Be Banned

   Czech Republic

 » Third Case Confirmed in Czech Republic

   Philippines

 » Capiz Livestock and Poultry Inventory

   Namibia

 » Congress to See Beef Range Launched

   Japan

 » Marketing US Pork and Beef in Japan
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That's all for this week!

Ed.

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