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Millions of Australians are calling on the Australian federal government to permanently ban the shipping of cattle, sheep and other animals to overseas destinations for slaughter.

This comes as Animals Australia and the RSPCA ramp up pressure on Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig and Prime Minister Julia Gillard to close down live trade.

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National Feeder Cattle Summary for July 22

 


072211_agrilife_climateThe Texas AgriLife Extension Service will share a $4.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture with five other land-grant university extension agencies to address issues associated with climate change and animal agriculture.

One of the main purposes of the grant is “to gather research-based practical information to identify existing and new practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from animal feeding operations,” said Dr. Saqib Mukhtar, AgriLife Extension engineer and interim associate department head of the Texas A&M University department of biological and agricultural engineering.

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NOVELTY, Missouri – Mid-August is time to get pastures in shape for growing winter stockpile grass.

Justin Sexten, University of Missouri beef nutritionist, will be telling why, as well as how, at the Greenley Research Center field day, Tuesday, Aug. 9. Sexten will be at one stop on the beef tour.

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WOOSTER, Ohio – Although beef prices have been relatively high this spring and summer, many consumers and chefs are continuing to look for high-quality cuts. The Certified Angus Beef ® brand sold 70 million pounds in June, the highest volume month in the company’s 33-year history, 4.3% above the previous June and some 10 million pounds better than June 2009. This milestone, with three months to go, moves the company one step closer to a sixth consecutive fiscal year of sales gains.

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