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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 4th March 2009

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Wednesday 4th March 2009
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

The Trials and Errors of Monitor Farms
Monitor Farms are designed to encourage farmers, veterinary surgeons and scientists to share best practise knowledge within local communities. So far, they have received encouraging results, but just how far does the scope of these projects fall? asks Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite.
U.S. Beef Demand Drivers and Enhancement Opportunities
Large shifts in domestic beef demand have had substantial impacts on the beef industry. Before the late 1970s, growth in the U.S. economy and rising consumer incomes contributed to beef demand increasing for a sustained period, reports the K-STATE Department of Agricultural Economics.
Short Cut Corn Silage Works
You can make better silage by chopping your corn into finer particle sizes. Your cows can thrive on it, too, writes Barry Potter - Livestock Specialist/OMAFRA.
Calendar for Pastures in 2009
Many of us make resolutions or use a calendar for planning the coming year when January rolls around, writes Dennis Johnson, University of Minnesota Dairy Extension.
Monthly Market Profile: 7 Isn't Always Lucky
The beef complex will never receive mainstream media attention compared to the likes of the financial, auto, or airline industries, writes Nevil Speer, Professor, Animal Science, Western Kentucky University. This article was published in the Ohio State University Extension Beef Team Newsletter.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Carcass Exported Without BSE Test
 » FMD NEWS: Disease Strikes Fear in Breeders
 » BLUETONGUE: The Emerging EU Disease Threat
 » Chr. Hansen Acquires Technology to Fight Viruses

   United Kingdom

 » Judge Acknowledges Farmer Impact of Pirbright
 » Remote Farms Gain Extension to Vaccination Deadline
 » Save Money with Soil Sampling Say NBA
 » New EBLEX Campaign to Focus on Food Values
 » Organic Beef Boost in Scotland
 » JAB Campaign Keeps Up Pace for 2009
 » NAO Examine the Health of England's Livestock
 » NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast February 2009

   European Union

 » EFSA Says Saponins are Undesirable in Animal Feed
 » EU Hosted Global Conference on Trade, Welfare
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   Ireland

 » Chinese Market Opens for Irish Bovine Semen

   United States

 » 24/7 Online Resource Provided for the AAS
 » NFU President Tom Buis to Step Down
 » AFBF Disappointed with Ruling on Dust Regulation
 » Study Finds No Link Between E.coli and DG
 » FMD Vaccine Developmnet
 » Alzheimer's and Prion Proteins
 » Doubled Corn Gene has Big Potential for Silage
 » CME: What's to Determine Meat Prices in 2009?
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » In The Cattle Markets

   Canada

 » Support for Cattle and Hog Producers Announced
 » Ritz Responds to Saskatchewan Programme
 » CCA: Time to Take COOL to the WTO
 » Maple Leaf Welcomes New Listeria Policy
 » Support for Pork and Beef Producers Applauded
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   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » MLA Offer Funds for Self Tailored Farmer Research

   New Zealand

 » ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Welcome in NZ

   Luxembourg

 » Milk Producers and Human Rights

   Brazil

 » Turmoil in Brazil as Beef Plants Close
 » JBS See Brazilian Growth Post Merger Failure
 » Tough Times for Independência

   Malaysia

 » Disease Strikes Fear in Breeders
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   Russian Federation

 » Russia Changes Quotas and Duties on Beef Imports

   China

 » Recession Consumer Chickens Out of Beef



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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