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Dairy Newsletter - 24th October 2008

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

This week's Book Focus

Lameness in Cattle
Author(s): Chris Watson - Forward by David Logue

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Gut Efficiency: the Key Ingredient in Ruminant Production
Author(s): Sylvie Andrieu and David Wilde

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Buy Poultry Breeds and Management Cattle: A Handbook to the Breeds of the World
Author: Valerie Porter

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Claas - Time for new rules
* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Residual Feed Intake: a System for Efficiency
Residual Feed Intake is a programme designed for the issues of today. Where once breeding programmes focused on increasing outputs, now they are concerned with inputs and how to maximise profit by decreasing costs, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite.
Dairy Crossbreeding: Why and How
There has been renewed interest in dairy crossbreeding as new advantages come to light. Bennet Cassell, Virgina Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech) and Jack McAllister, University of Kentucky, explain why producers should consider crossbreeding and how crossbreeding work.
The Optimum Cow
The Optimum Cow - defining, identifying and propagating her has proven to be a challenge over time, writes Scott P. Greiner, Ph.D., Extension Beef Specialist, VA Tech.
US Feed Outlook
By ERS USDA. This monthly report examines supply, use, prices, and trade for feed grains, including supply and demand prospects in major importing and exporting countries. Focuses on corn; also contains information on sorghum, barley, oats, and hay.
Agco Product Solutions
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Mexico Lifts Ban on Albertan Cattle
 » FMD NEWS: Epidemic Among Indian Cattle
 » BLUETONGUE: Wales Worry as French Outbreak Soars
 » How the World Hungers for Disease Prevention
 » OIE: Implementing a Global Animal Welfare Standard
 » Food, Energy and Financial Woes Linked

   European Union

 » EU Launches School Milk Campaign
 » The Big Question of Nanotechnology and Animal Feed

   United Kingdom

 » Industry Re-Engages in Animal Health Talks
 » Northern Ireland Beef and Lamb off to Paris
 » Scottish Dairies Cleared of Price Fix Allegations
 » Delay to End of 48-month Limit Could Cost Millions
 » NFU Cymru: Next Generation Dairy Board
 » NFU Scotland Welcomes New Milk Policy Manager
 » Vaccination Pleas in Wales as French Outbreak Soars
 » Big Drop in UK Milk Prices Makes a Splash
Nuflor -
   Australia

 » Fats and Oils Cut Methane Emissions
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

   United States

 » Role of Ethanol Seen as Balancing Act
 » Inefficiency in Reproduction Eats at Profits
 » USMEF: Fallacy of Overreliance on Testing
 » E Coli Vaccine Sees Positive Results
 » Moo Fuel: 1st US Manure-based Energy Programme
 » Ethanol Boom to Flood Industry with Livestock Feed
 » Minnesota Gains Split State Status Over TB
 » AFBF Predict Positive Year for Farmers
 » Economic Storm Casts Shadow on Cattle Markets
 » Cattlemen Attack Loans to Ethanol Plants
 » Weekly Outlook: Cattle Markets Caught Up in Financial Crisis
 » Dairy Products Prices Highlights
 » September Milk Production up 1.9 Percent
 » U.S. Cattle on Feed Down 5 Percent
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Beef Exports Larger
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Cattle On Feed
 » In The Cattle Markets
DuPont Animal Health Solutions
   Germany

 » EuroTier 2008 More International than Ever Before
 » A Top Class Display of Exhibitors at EuroTier 2008
 » Vets and Farmers Meet at EuroTier 2008

   New Zealand

 » Trouble in Paradise: E. Coli in Happy Valley Milk
 » NZ Cattle Semen and Embryo Exports Stood Still

   Mexico

 » Mexico Lifts Ban on Alberta Cattle

   Uganda

 » West Nile Stops Cattle Movement

   Russian Federation

 » Russian Producers Looking for US DDGS

   Ireland

 » Farmers Must Sacrifice to Restore Economy
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
   Denmark

 » Acidified Slurry Burns Off Greenhouse Gases

   India

 » Epidemic Among Indian Cattle



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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