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Dairy Newsletter - 12th September 2008

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Mycotoxins in Dairy Cows: a Menace to Cows, Farmers and Consumers!
By Inês Rodrigues, Product Manager (Mycofix® Plus product line) - Biomin GmbH. The primary objective of dairy farmers is to optimize milk production and remain profitable over the long term. This isn’t simple given the volatility of the feed markets, milk prices, changing consumer preferences, and other constraints.
Preparing to Test for Bovine TB 101
By Jamie Larson, University of Minnesota Beef Team. It’s back-to-school time and a lesson in preparing to TB test is due.
The New Era of Herd Management with Today’s Lower Cost Identification Systems
By Robert H. West WestfaliaSurge, Inc. This feature was taken from the proceedings of the High Plains Dairy Conference. Identification, Software and Technology Help Large Herd Managers Retain Individual Cow Management Attention, Regardless of Herd Size.
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* Company News

Pfizer Animal Health Adds Former Schering-Plough Products to European Portfolio
FRANCE - Pfizer Animal Health has announced that its acquisition of multiple product franchises in Europe from the Schering-Plough Corporation has been completed and approved by the European Commission. Pfizer has acquired these assets for approximately €116 million in cash.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Court Rules on Use of Test Kit
 » BLUETONGUE: Outbreaks in Sweden and the UK

   European Union

 » Europa Clarify EU Animal Health Strategy

   South Africa

 » World Meat Congress Reports Agco Product Solutions
   Australia

 » NSW Farmers Meet in Times of Change
 » Australian Dairy Farmers Brace for Foreign Takeover
 » Confidence Drains as NLIS 'Isolates' Australians
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

   United States

 » SDSU Dairy Cattle Place Highly at State Fair Competition
 » Ideas to Maximise Quality of Corn Silage
 » Study Evaluates DDGS as Range Cow Supplement
 » USDA Reclassify Bovine TB Status in New Mexico
 » Mad-cow Class Action Gets Judge's Clearance
 » Clones: The Ethics of Super Cows
 » Kentucky Uni: Odds-Defying Dairy Triplets Thrive
 » Study Predicts Taste of Tomorrow's Consumer
 » UNL: Helping Hand Up in Economic Down
 » Beef Specialist Says Buy Feed by Value, Not Pounds
 » Unintended Consequences Of The Ethanol Boom
 » Enhancing the Efficiency of Small Dairy Farms
 » Court Rules on Use of BSE Test Kit
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn and Soybean Export Prospects
 » Dairy Products Prices Highlights
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Beef Demand At a Negative
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   India

 » Indian Milk Incentive Offset by Price Hike

   United Kingdom

 » Bluetongue Detected in County Durham
 » Farmers Must Ensure Imported Animals are Bluetongue-Free
 » Further Cattle Test Positive For Bluetongue
 » Keeping CAP Health Check on Track for Farmers
 » Green Dream Materialises in UK Dairy
 » Livestock Key to Life in the Highlands
 » UK: Bluetongue: 'the Worst is Over' Thanks to Farmers
 » Milk May Protect Bacteria from Antibiotics
 » Milk Drops: UK Production Falls Again
 » NBA: Cut Costs and Avoid Animal Health Tax
 » UK Milk Prices
 » NFU Withdraw Involvement with Dairy UK

   Canada

 » Forage Assistance for Drought Hit Manitoba
 » Discovery Holds Promise of Live BSE Tests
 » Ritz Unhappy as US Goes Ahead with COOL
 » Low Stress Livestock Handling Video Launched
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   Brazil

 » Dairy Makes Product for Lebanese Customer

   New Zealand

 » Fast Forward Initiative Slowing to a Halt

   Ireland

 » Teagasc Training for Suckler Cow Welfare

   Sweden

 » Sweden Keeps Restrictions Unchanged After Second Bluetongue Case
 » Sweden to Take Measures to Prevent Disease

   Morocco

 » Morocco: Mass Vaccination Against Cattle Plague

   Hungary

 » Hungarian Price Index Drops Again
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That's all for this week!

Ed.

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