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Dairy Newsletter - 25th July 2008

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Milking with Robots
By Marcia Endres, Extension Dairy Scientist, University of Minnesota, Dairy Extension. There is increasing interest in automatic milking systems (AMS) in the U.S. even though the cost:benefit ratio is not yet as good here as it is in some of the European countries.
Some Feeding Tips For Tough Times
By Janette Richards, Acting Beef Feedlot Specialist, OMAFRA. - Cattle feeding costs are high. Since feed costs can account for 80% of the variable cost of production (about 60% of the total costs), any changes to ration cost can have a huge impact on profitability.
Feeding Management to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Dairy Farms
By Robert E. James, Department of Dairy Science, and Beverly Cox, Virginia Cooperative Extension. Published in the University of Florida IFAS, 45th Dairy Conference Production proceedings. Probably no region of the U.S. has experienced greater attention to impact of agriculture on our environment than Florida.
Dairy: World Markets and Trade - July 2008
This report published by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service summarises the global market trade and trends in milk and dairy products.
Claas - Time for new rules
* Company News

Pfizer Revenues Rise
GLOBAL - Pharmaceutical and animal health company Pfizer has reported revenues of $12.1 billion, for the second quarter of the year, an increase of nine per cent compared with $11.1 billion in the quarter a year ago.

* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News (link to all this weeks news)

   General

    BSE NEWS: EFSA Publishes Opinions
   United States

    Weekly Roberts Report
    Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Beef Exports for May Up
    In The Cattle Markets
    Weekly Outlook - Corn and Soybean Prices - Now What?
    Amendment to Block Argentine Meat Moves On
    June Milk Production up 3.4 Percent
    Welfare Deal: an American Dream for Veal
    Schwarzenegger Joins Fight on Downer Cattle
    Mass Slaughter as TB Runs Wild California
    Friend-of-the-Court Briefs Filed by Ag Groups
    CWT Accepts Herd Retirement Bids
    AFBF: Conversations on Animal Care Initiative
    Cows Power Stations Could Generate 3% of Electricity
    Decision Gives Conservation Land to Graziers
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
   Argentina

    Argentinean Slaughter Down But Cow Kills High

   United Kingdom

    Possible Change in Bluetongue Policy
    Government Extends Nitrate Vulnerable Zones
    Livestock Transport Legislation Grinding to a Halt
    Industry Unites Against Bovine TB
    Dairy Products – Innovations That Pack a Punch
    Incidence of TB in Cattle
    Defra: Opening the Box on UK Animal Imports

   New Zealand

    Increased Dairy Farm Profit Using Manufactured Feed

   European Union

    Raising BSE Age Limit a Step Closer
    Bluetongue Spreads Despite Vaccinations
    A Final Opinion on Animal Cloning
    EU Members Urged to Analyse Bluetongue Vectors
    EFSA Publishes Opinions on BSE Tests
Agco Product Solutions Estrumate -
   Australia

    Boomerang Cattle
    CSIRO Opens Rapid Response Animal Disease Centre
    Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

   Brazil

    Milk from Brazil to the World

   Philippines

    Buffalo Imports Threaten Philippine Livestock

   Spain

    Wild TB Poses Danger on Spanish Cattle

   China

    Calls for Livestock Waste Control



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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