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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 1 July 2009

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Scientists Beg Caution as Sunny Season Begins

As the summer sets in for producers in the Northern hemisphere, agricultural meteorologists are warning of the dangerous effects of heat stress on cattle.

Livestock become uncomfortable when the heat index reaches about 90 degrees. With heat indices at or above that level this week, it's critical for producers to be aware of what's going on with the animals.

In Nebraska, US, where the temperature and humidity have been particularly high, a thousand cattle actually died over just a two-day period.

Another threat was present in America this week. JBS Swift Beef Company, recalled approximately 41,280 pounds of beef products over fears of E. coli O157:H7 contamination. According to later reports, where this meat was distributed has not been released to the public in order to protect retailers.

It is now believed that the majority of the beef has already been eaten.

Adam Anson

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Keeping the Threat of Drug Resistant Cattle Nematodes at Bay
Anthelmintic management has so far kept the threat of cattle nematodes under control, but without advanced methods of prevention, growing resistance could open the box to a new set of problems, writes Adam Anson, TheCattleSite.
Support for On-farm Renewable Energy Schemes
The US has set some tough targets for renewable fuels and energy over the coming years, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Early Weaning Beef Calves
Weaning is a major event in cow-calf management. Beef cattle producers have a variety of options when it comes to deciding when to wean their calves, say Dr. Jane A. Parish, Dr. Justin D. Rhinehart and Dr. Holly T. Boland in this Mississippi University Extension publication.
Pasture Aeration
Aeration -- a process by which soil is mechanically disturbed -- is commonly used to renovate established pastures with the objective of increasing forage production, writes Joao Vendramini and Maria Silveira, University of Florida IFAS Extension.
How Profitable are Silage Inoculants?
Silage is the product of the fermentation of different crops caused mainly by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) based on the acidification of the material under anaerobic conditions, writes costa Aragón, Y. PhD, Technical manager, BIOMIN Holding GmbH.
* Company News

Inspiring International Innovations at VIV Europe 2010
NETHERLANDS - VIV Europe 2010 will be packed with inspiring international innovations for future farming, says the show organiser.
* Global Beef Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Taiwan Campaign Against US Beef
 » FMD NEWS: Request to Reconsider Location of US Lab

   Canada

 » M-COOL Negotiations Yield Little Progress
 » Positive Signs on the Multilateral Free Trade Front

   Australia

 » Beef CRC Completes Third Year Review
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Most Australia Live Exports Arrive Healthy
 » Report Published on Meat, Fish Retailing in Australia

   United Kingdom

 » Cutting-edge Meat Quality Prediction in Scotland
 » UK AG Meteorologist Warns of Livestock Heat Stress Threat
 » FSA Backtrack on Meat Hygiene Charges
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   United States

 » New Compound Has Potential for Mycotoxin Control
 » Survey Shows Lack of Food Safety Confidence
 » New Raw Beef E.Coli Test Receives US Approval
 » High Risk: JBS Recalls Beef Over E.Coli Fears
 » Report Evaluates Intelligent Use of Manure
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Feed Number Down
 » Heat and Humidity Killing Cattle
 » Farming Groups Welcome Clean Energy Bill
 » ARS Sheds Light on Fescue Toxicosis
 » Livestock Transport Standards Being Developed
 » Farmers Stand Against Huge Feedlot Operation
 » Camelina Meal Has Potential as Feed
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Acreage Jumps, Large Stocks
 » Weekly Roberts Report

   Norway

 » Milk and Meat Tainted by Sun Light

   Ecuador

 » Ecuador Confirms 48 cases of FMD

   Korea, South

 » New Zealand Beef Steady in Korean Market
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   Taiwan

 » DPP Calls for Campaign Against US Beef Imports

   Japan

 » Iowa, Nebraska Producers Team Up for Trade Mission

   Paraguay

 » OIE/FAO Global FMD Conference Seeks Global Control

   European Union

 » EU Evaluates Livestock and GHG Emissions
 » EU Collaborate on Modern Farming Project

   Ireland

 » Irish Concerns Raised for Fodder Deficit

   Russian Federation

 » Iranians Invest in New Ag Complex in Russia
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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