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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 11th February 2009

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Searching to Support Falling US Beef Demand
Cattle producers hope for more signs of plentiful corn supplies and lower feed costs to help them deal with lower cattle prices, writes Roy Leidahl, reporting for TheCattleSite.
The Changing Face of Rural America
In almost all aspects, the average US farmer seems to have become a more complex character. According to the newly released Census of Agriculture, he is becoming increasingly feminine, has greater ethnic background, is more mature and yet has a greater grasp of modern technology. Adam Anson - reporting for TheCattleSite - summarises the statistics.
Economic Analysis of Pharmaceutical Technologies in Modern Beef Production
Cattle production is the largest single agricultural sector in the U.S. with cash receipts of $49.2 billion in 2005, writes John D. Lawrence and Maro A. Ibarburu, Iowa State University.
Frost Seed to Renovate Pastures
Frost seeding is one method that producers can use to renovate pastures and improve pasture quality and/or the species mix within the pasture, writes Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County. This feature was published in the Ohio State University Extension Beef Team Newsletter.
AFBI Evaluates Costs of Finishing Suckler Bred Bulls
UK - With current high costs and low returns from beef production, suckler producers and beef finishers need to re-evaluate their production systems and examine methods by which output and efficiency can be improved, while at the same time controlling or reducing production costs, reports Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - February 2009
Total U.S. meat production for 2009 is forecast lower this month based on reductions of both red meats and poultry, according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) from the United States Department of Agriculture.
* Company News

New Scour Risk Assessment to Cut Disease Costs
GLOBE - A new calf scour disease management initiative has been launched by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Untested Cow Enters UK Food Chain
 » FMD NEWS: Disease Spreads in Viet Nam
 » BLUETONGUE: Cymru Fears Return to Circulation
 » Changes in VIV Calendar in Asia-Pacific

   European Union

 » OIE: Vet Education on the Move to Protect World
 » New Detection for Cattle Dopers
 » Maximum Levels of Vitamin A in Feed Recommended
 » EU Says Livestock Emissions May Mean Less Meat
 » EC Welcomes Parliament's Vote on Animal Feed Law
 » MEPs Demand Transparency on Animal Feed Content
 » Charting BSE in Spain and Portugal
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   United States

 » CREES Find Green Waste Management Process
 » HOD Revises Antimicrobials in Livestock Feeds Policy
 » US Cattle Herds Still in Decline
 » The Role of Climate and Animal Diseases
 » Congressional Hearing to Examine Ag Economy Urged
 » USDA 2007 Ag Census Released
 » Connecting with Consumers on an Emotional Level
 » Ethanol Byproducts for Cattle Feed Reduce Costs
 » Ethanol Co-Products – Beef Product Implications
 » Weekly Outlook: Focus on South America
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Cattle Inventory Drops

   United Kingdom

 » Support for UK Beef Paves Path Through Recession
 » UK Tests Spark Industry Standoff
 » LMC: Fall in UK Meat Production
 » Cymru Fear Return to Circulation
 » TB: NFU Need Watchdog Like a Hole in the Head
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   Australia

 » Live Cattle Exports Shoot Up Down Under
 » Oz Flooding Strands Cattle and Producers Alike
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Indonesia Imports Live Cattle in Record Numbers
 » Prussic Acid Brings Queensland Cattle Death
 » Fodder in the Flood: ABA and AgForce Disagree

   Mexico

 » Launch of FIGAP/VIV América Latina 2010

   Germany

 » Grain Prices to Rise as Production Falls

   Korea, South

 » Seoul Stands up to Downer Cattle Slaughter

   Canada

 » Identification and Traceability is Key in Canada
 » Alberta Questions Humane Livestock Transport
 » Traceability Systems for All Livestock and Poultry
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
   Poland

 » Minister and Ambassador Meet over Meat Export Ban

   Zimbabwe

 » Livestock Vaccination Gathers Momentum



That's all for this week!

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