TheBeefSite Newsletter - 23 March 2011
Welcome to this week's newsletter
Producers Benefit From Record High Retail Prices
We have 3 new features this week:
Bovine EID Update
At the end of February, the European Commission announced that it was working on a proposal to introduce electronic identification in bovine animals. TheCattleSite Editor Charlotte Johnston speaks with Sergio Pavon, the European Commission official in charge of animal identification and traceability to find out more.
To Improve Animals, You Must Improve Performance
Most beef producers still prefer to make selection decisions based on what an animal looks like, rather than a calculation of its genetic merit. However, this tradition may be undermining future profitability, writes Wayne Upton, Beef CRC extension specialist.
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook - March 2011
US beef exports for 2011 are forecast at 2.43 billion pounds, whilst dairy exports are expected to remain strong, outweighing the increasing feed costs, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
Merck & Sanofi-Aventis To Maintain Separate Businesses
US & FRANCE - Merck and sanofi-aventis announced today the mutual termination of their agreement to form a new animal health joint venture by combining Merial, the animal health business of sanofi-aventis, with Intervet/Schering-Plough, Merck's animal health unit. As a result, each party will keep its current, separate animal health assets and businesses.
» FMD NEWS: FMD Breaks Out in Russia
» AgroFarm 2011 On Course For Growth
» CME: Shares of Retail Beef Prices
» Permits Needed Only If Dumping Manure In US Waters
» In The Cattle Markets
» Cattle Outlook: Retail Beef Prices Remain High
» The Future of Animal Agriculture?
» CME: Producer Price Indices For Pork, Beef, Broilers
» Tyson Foods Positioned For Continued Success
» United States Cattle on Feed Up Five Per cent
» Update On Corn Consumption
» CME: Daily Livestock Report
» Border Violence Threatens Spread Of Tick Fever
» Wyoming Rancher Urges Congress To Support GIPSA
» Proper Sire Selection Vital To Beef Herd Performance
» CME: Overall Impact Of Japanese Nuclear Situation
» Govts Urged To Prioritise Feed Grains
» Global Wheat Production To Increase In 2011
» France & Ireland Set Out A Strong CAP For The Future
» Armagh Herd Clear Of Brucellosis
» Calls For TB Reactor Clearance Policy Review
» First Mull Monitor Farm Attracts Large Crowd
» Discounts On Older Cattle Must Be Challenged
» Online Welfare Training Courses Launched
» Scotch Beef Makes Presence Felt In China
» Beef Expo 2011 Farm Tours To Be Truly Inspirational
» Cheaper, Faster Genetic Improvements On The Way
» More Transparency On Food Safety Enforcement
» New Sub Clovers Putting Mites Right
» Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
» Herefords Dominate Mountain Calf Sales
» Genomics And Future Food Production
» Good Results From Domestic Beef Campaign
» EBVs And Genomics Increase Accuracy
» Helping Young Farmers Improve Their Business
» Opportunities For DDGS Sales To Mexico
» Potential Paths For Future Farming
» €200 Million Paid To Suckler Producers
» USGC Keeps Keen Eye on Valued US Customer
» Can Biochar Suppress Greenhouse Gases?
» Foot and Mouth Disease Breaks Out in Taiwan
That's all for this week!