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Dairy Newsletter - 31st 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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Agco Product Solutions
* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Substrates Increase On-farm Energy Production in Anaerobic Digesters
Farms that use substrates in their anaerobic digesters to produce biogas tend to produce more energy that those that do not, writes, Chris Harris, Senior Editor for TheCattleSite.
Moderate Energy Dry Cow Diets May Improve Postpartum Health
Have you eaten at one of those ‘all you can eat’ buffets recently? It’s a challenge (if not impossible) to stop eating even when you have met the recommended energy intake for your body size and work load for the day, writes Noah Litherland, University of Minnesota, Dairy Extension.
Testing Forages for Quality
Testing Forages for Quality Can Save Dollars and Makes Cents When Designing Feeding Programs for the Herd, writes Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science Animal Science, University of Nebraska - Lincoln and published by Ohio State University Extension Beef Team.
DuPont Animal Health Solutions
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Defra Consult on Rule Changes
 » FMD NEWS: Botswana Govt Kills Infected Cattle
 » BLUETONGUE: Advice Against Imports After BTV6

   European Union

 » Harnessing Carbon to Boost Sustainable Farming
 » CAP Talks Conclude in Luxembourg
 » EC Proposes Extra 100 Million Euro Funds
 » Tractor Protest Seeks Milk Price Alternative

   Denmark

 » New EAAP President: Danish Cattle Expert

   Ireland

 » Ireland Forecasts High Risk of Liver Fluke
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   United Kingdom

 » Credit Crunch and Farming Input Costs
 » Live Marker Vaccine Lowers IBR Rates
 » BSE Testing Age Increase to 48 Months
 » Methane Emissions Still Rising from Dairy
 » New Strain Prompts Calls For Vigilance
 » Dairy UK Embraces Carbon Measurement
 » Dozens Come Forward to Join NFU Fodder Bank
 » How to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of Your Product
 » RSPCA Say Welfare is a Healthy Investment
 » Defra Consult on Rule Changes

   United States

 » CWT Announce New Herd Retirement Programme
 » Climate Change and World Agriculture
 » 13 States Exceed 50 Percent in NAIS Premises
 » Farm Credit Available... with Strings Attached
 » New US Organic Pasture Rule
 » NASA Charts Rising Methane Emissions
 » Veal "Go to Market" Strategy Launched
 » US Livestock Slaughter Statistics
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Number on Feed Down
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn And Soybean Basis Strengthens
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » In The Cattle Markets
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
   Taiwan

 » Taiwanese Trade Team Explores Possibilities of DDGS

   Netherlands

 » New Bluetongue Strain Confirmed

   Canada

 » Econiche: World's First E. coli O157 Vaccine
 » Cutting Emissions: Less Grass, Less Gas
 » Diets that Equal Lower Greenhouse Gas Emmissions

   Australia

 » MLA Hits Back at Animal Activists
 » CSIRO: Reduction in Biotechnology Predicted
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
Claas - Time for new rules
   China

 » Melamine Confirmed in Feedstuff
 » VIV China 2008: A Bright Future

   Namibia

 » Namibia Bans Botswana Cattle on Scare

   Germany

 » Top Cattle Genetics at EuroTier 2008



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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