Dairy Newsletter - 10th October 2008
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This week's Book Focus
We have 5 new features this week:
Traceability and Quality to Meet Consumer Expectations
Consumers are expecting more from the products they eat than they used to, writes TheCattleSite Senior Editor, Chris Harris.
Improved Variants of Forage Lead to Energy Efficiency
The efficient use of energy and nitrogen is of increasing importance to the average producer as they strive to get higher returns from forage. To help them achieve this new benchmark of efficiency improved variants of forage are being produced, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite.
A Closer Look at US CAFOs and the Data Void
Animal feeding operations in the United States have shot up by 230 per cent in the last twenty years. These large and crowded farm practises often lead to high levels of waste and inevitable pollution, but whilst trying to measure just how serious the issue has become, the Environmental Protection Agency faced an initial problem of collecting appropriate data, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite.
With the growing ethanol industry and high grain prices, distillers grains have became an important discussion topic. Specialists, Bill Weiss, Maurice Eastridge, Dianne Shoemaker and Normand St-Pierre of the Ohio State University Extension, discuss what distillers grains are, nutrient composition and factors to remember when considering them as a feed alternative.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
US red meat production is expected to continue to be strong in 2008 as higher broiler and turkey output offsets lower pork output according to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from the USDA.
CID LINES Celebrates Its 20th Year at Eurotier
HANOVER, GERMANY - This year CID LINES is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Eurotier. The company says that successful budget forecasts in the area of Research and Development has given the company a market edge for innovating new products.
» BSE NEWS: Nanotechnology Detects Cattle Prions
» FMD NEWS: Foot and Mouth Scare in Uruguay
» BLUETONGUE: Window Opening for Vaccination
» Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
» Europeans Show Scepticism about Animal Cloning
» Animal Cruelty Bill in Arkansas Likely
» Food Safety Shutdown: The End of FARAD
» Legislation for Dairy COOL Draws Praise
» Economic Collapse Takes Root in Agriculture
» Monsanto Get $300 Million for Cow Hormone
» Wall Street Collpases: Farm Credit System is Solid
» ARS: Shining Torch on Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus
» Kansas Campaign Highlights Health of Lowfat Dairy
» Study: Animal Agriculture Keeps Soybeans Growing
» US Hay Supplies Are Up, but More is Needed
» Cheese Production Still Rising in US
» Buckle Up for Safe Milk on Wheels
» Cow-Powered Biogas Energy
» U.S. Dairy Supply Safe from Melamine
» 28 Days: Livestock Pollution on Infant Health
» Weekly Outlook: Lack of Confidence in Demand
» Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Cow Slaughter Continues to Rise
» Weekly Roberts Report
» Methane Research has Implications for Irish Dairy
» NFU Stress Importance of Raw Milk Contracts
» Devolving Animal Health Budgets
» Urgent Call to Farmers on Cattle Vaccination
» NFU Says Collaborative Supply Chains Essential
» Scientists Gain Understanding of Salmonella
» UK Milk Prices
» Defra Publishes Zoonoses UK Report 2007
» Argentina Back on Strike
» Fonterra Lowers Dairy Price at the Counter
» ALMA: New Industry Experts Join In
» ALMA Launches New Web Site
» Brazil â€“ World Agricultureâ€™s Last Frontier
That's all for this week!