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Welcome to this week's newsletter
Editorial: What is the Future For Beef Production?
We have 4 new features this week:
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - November 2009
According to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from the USDA's World Agricultural Outlook Board (WOAB), red meat and poultry exports forecasts for 2009 and 2010 have been raised.
Minerals in Beef Cattle, Part 2
Following on from last weeks article Minerals in Beef Cattle, Part 1, Part 2 looks at mineral supplementation and vitamins.
Tenderness Versus Feed Efficiency
Studies carried out by the Beef Cooperative Research Centre looks at the performance of high feed efficient cattle and how this effects the tenderness of meat.
Fertilising in Late Autumn
Fertilising pasture in the late autumn can strengthen grass for the following spring, says Rory Lewandowski, Ohio State University Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources.
New Merck Company Begins Operations
US - Merck has outlined its global plans following the completion of Merck's merger with Schering-Plough Corporation announced this week. Raul E. Kohan has been named president of the Animal Health division.
New IBR Educational Material
UK - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has produced a new suite of education materials to highlight the costly financial losses associated with IBR infection in cattle herds.
Â Â»Â National Beef Calf Decline Accelerates
Â Â»Â Huge Variances In Post-Slaughter Deductions
Â Â»Â New Scheme Launched to Manage Cattle Diseases
Â Â»Â LMC Report: The Carbon Footprint of Livestock
Â Â»Â Study to Bring Benefits to Meat Sector
Â Â»Â No Going Back on NIâ€™s New Price Grid Structure
Â Â»Â NFUS Urges Participation in Carbon Footprint Study
Â Â»Â Defra's New Guidelines to Reduce Salmonella in Feed
Â Â»Â Future of Beef Farming
Â Â»Â English Livestock Industry Successful in Cambodia
Â Â»Â Future Funding of UK Meat Controls Review
Â Â»Â Italians Push Quality Standard Beef
Â Â»Â Out-wintering Helps Reduce Costs
Â Â»Â Why Science Matters in Farming
Â Â»Â Nutreco's Q3 Results in Line with Expectations
Â Â»Â Aussie Beef Exports Contract in October
Â Â»Â Australia Seeks to Sell Organic Beef to China
Â Â»Â Tough Weather Condition See Conception Rates Fall
Â Â»Â Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
Â Â»Â Record Cattle Exports to Indonesia
Â Â»Â Tick Fever Prevention
Â Â»Â Look Out for Mycotoxins In Cattle Feed
Â Â»Â Weekly Roberts Report
Â Â»Â Wet Harvest Causes Problems For Grain And Cattle Producers
Â Â»Â CME: Voters Approve State Issue 2 in Ohio
Â Â»Â AFBF Congratulates Ohio and Texas on Victories
Â Â»Â CME: Beef Demand Index Stands Lower This Year
Â Â»Â Genetic Influence on Beef Quality
Â Â»Â Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Beef Production Down
Â Â»Â Paper Aims to Debunk Livestock Production â€˜Mythsâ€™
Â Â»Â How Much DDG is in Cattle Feed in Nebraska?
Â Â»Â Price for Young Cattle Improving
Â Â»Â FDA Approves Camelina Meal for Cattle Feed
Â Â»Â Food Safety Progress Defended on America TV
Â Â»Â CME: Gains in Value of US Dollar Eroded
Â Â»Â Reproductive Strategies Workshop
Â Â»Â Weekly Roberts Report
Â Â»Â Bovine Practitioners Updated on Regulations
Â Â»Â USDA Crop Report to Be Watched Closer
Â Â»Â Protests Against US Beef Continues
Â Â»Â US Bone-in Beef May Arrive in Taiwan Next Week
Â Â»Â Meat & Wool New Zealand Announces Project Cuts
Â Â»Â Benefits for NZ Grass Fed Beef in Japan
Â Â»Â New Alternative for Liquid Manure Application
Â Â»Â U of M to Develop Manure Odour Dispersion Model
Â Â»Â Cattle Could Save Ugandan Poverty
Â Â»Â Russia to Increase Beef Production
Â Â»Â Polish Beef Exports Threaten Ireland
Â Â»Â Deltamethrin Proves Effective Against Midges in Rainy Weather
Â Â»Â Ensuring the Most Exposed Animals the Best Welfare
Â Â»Â Double Beef Production Through Increased Weights
Â Â»Â 2013 Onwards: The Future of CAP?
That's all for this week!