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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 28th January 2009

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Trouble in Paradise: New Zealand Today and Tomorrow
New Zealand is an island blessed with green fertile pastures and total isolation. Situated on the Southern hemisphere of the Pacific Ocean, this deciduous climate is perfectly balanced for livestock farming, but it is the economic landscape that producers stumble on, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite.
The Beef Complex - Revenue, Volatility and Policy Keys to 2009
New Year's always marks an accounting of the previous year's events. Subsequently it also ushers in a look ahead for the next twelve months, writes Nevil Speer, Professor, Animal Science, Western Kentucky University - published by the Ohio State University Extension Beef Team.
Preparing for Bull Buying Season
Bull sale season is in full swing, and between now and late spring many producers will be looking to acquire additional bull power for the upcoming breeding season, says Scott P. Greiner, Ph.D, Extension Animal Scientist, Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension.
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - January 2009
Current slaughter levels are predicted to result in increased demand and price for US beef, but the flagging dairy demand will likely continue to depress milk prices and producer profitability in 2009, says the USDA's Economic Research Service in its January 2009: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report.
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* Company News

Pfizer to Acquire Wyeth, Creating the World's Premier Biopharmaceutical Company
US - Pfizer and Wyeth today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Wyeth in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at $50.19 per share, or a total of approximately $68 billion. The Boards of Directors of both companies have approved the combination.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: UK Funding for Foot and Mouth Detection
 » Chr. Hansen Producing More with Less

   Ireland

 » IFA: Positive Price Prospects at Beef Farmers' Meet
 » Dairy Export Refunds Reintroduced

   United Kingdom

 » NBA: Importance of Hitting Deadweight Specification
 » Farmers Go to Court for NI Beef Dioxin Battle
 » QMS Conference: In Pursuit of Science and Profit
 » Britain Turns to Juicy US Steaks
 » Beef Sector Hangs on Sustainable Farmgate Prices
 » UK Funding for Foot and Mouth Detection
 » FSA Release Progress Update on Feed Regulations
 » NBA Says Farmers Need Support Beyond 2013
 » Infrared Technology Eyes Real Tenderness
 » UK Slaughter Statistics - January 2008
 » Incidence of TB in UK Cattle
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   United States

 » NFU Commends USDA's COOL Action
 » Carolina: Recycling Wastewater for Irrigation
 » Animal Health Experts Look at Climate Issues
 » Will US Consumers Eat Up GM Meat Rule
 » NFU: Priorities for Secretary Vilsack Outlined
 » National Limousin Sale Averages More Than $7,200
 » The Changing Face of US Livestock
 » Texan Cattle Producers Face Serious Challenges
 » Keeping a Record to Meet the Challenges Ahead
 » Calls for Obama to Stop US Animal Identification Rule
 » Meat Processing Giant Reports $198 million Loss
 » Putting Genomic Information to Work
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Increase in Export Value
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn and Soybean Export Progress
 » US Livestock Slaughter Statistics
 » U.S. Cattle on Feed Down 7 Percent
 » Weekly Roberts Report
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   China

 » Chinese Urbanisation to Swallow up Global Grains

   European Union

 » EFSA Tracks European Zoonoses
 » EU: Create Level Playing Field for Welfare at Slaughter

   Canada

 » Confidence Rebuilt Following Listeriosis Recall
 » Producers Given More Time to Repay Cash Advances
 » Maple Leaf Foods Enhances Safety Protocols
 » New Opportunities for Biofuels and Livestock Sector
 » Regulatory Changes for Addressing Listeria Expected

   Australia

 » Quality: Korean Taste Buds Meat with Australia
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Should NLIS be Suspended During the 'Big Wet'?
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   Netherlands Antilles

 » Scope for Animal Health & Nutrition Broadened



That's all for this week!

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