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TheDairySite Newsletter - 30th January 2009

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Currently, TheCattleSite are in Arizona to report on this year's Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. Themed "A New Day in the Sun,", the conference features the joint and individual meetings of five industry organisations. Read what we've discovered so far in the links below.

 » NCBA Convention: Merial Updates Calf Preconditioning Programme
 » NCBA Confront Congress on Dairy Buyout Package
 » NCBA Convention: Pfizer and Michigan State Team Up Against BVD

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Trouble in Paradise: New Zealand Today and Tomorrow
New Zealand is an island blessed with green fertile pastures and total isolation. Situated on the Southern hemisphere of the Pacific Ocean, this deciduous climate is perfectly balanced for livestock farming, but it is the economic landscape that producers stumble on, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite.
Selecting Corn Hybrids for Profitable Silage
Hybrid selection is a key step for profitable production of silage and milk, says Jeff Coulter, Extension Corn Agronomist at the University of Minnesota Dairy Extension.
Midwest Winters Challenge Dairy Calf Survival
Making sure calves consume enough feed to meet their maintenance needs and grow is especially important in the winter, North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist J.W. Schroeder says.
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - January 2009
Current slaughter levels are predicted to result in increased demand and price for US beef, but the flagging dairy demand will likely continue to depress milk prices and producer profitability in 2009, says the USDA's Economic Research Service in its January 2009: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report.
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* Company News

Pfizer to Acquire Wyeth, Creating the World's Premier Biopharmaceutical Company
US - Pfizer and Wyeth today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Wyeth in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at $50.19 per share, or a total of approximately $68 billion. The Boards of Directors of both companies have approved the combination.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: NFU Supports Johnson-Enzi Legislation
 » International Fight: Plant Based Livestock Vaccines

   United States

 » The Changing Face of US Livestock
 » New Technology Detects Melamine in Milk
 » Calls for Obama to Stop US Animal Identification Rule
 » Keeping a Record to Meet the Challenges Ahead
 » EPA Exempts Milk from Oil Spill programmes
 » NMPF Asks Obama to Focus on Dairy Crisis
 » Study: Indiana Livestock Can't Consume all DDGS
 » NFU Supports Johnson-Enzi Legislation
 » Snipping Out the Money Genes in Livestock
 » 2009 to be a Rough Year, Say UGA Farm Economists
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Increase in Export Value
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn and Soybean Export Progress
 » US Livestock Slaughter Statistics
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   Canada

 » Producers Given More Time to Repay Cash Advances
 » New Opportunities for Biofuels and Livestock Sector
 » Manitoba Launches $400,000 Traceability Programme

   United Kingdom

 » UK Dairy Could Thrive in Recession
 » Huge Milk Cut Sends Scottish Dairy Reeling
 » UK Funding for Foot and Mouth Detection
 » FSA Release Progress Update on Feed Regulations
 » Give a Cow a Name and She Will Give You More Milk
 » NFU Next Generation Dairy Board launched
 » Defra Announce UK Farm Income Rise by 42 per cent
 » Livestock Central to Northern Ireland's Economy

   Ireland

 » Dairy Export Refunds Reintroduced
 » UFU Questions Milk Auction System
 » Agri Minister Launches Animal Health Ireland
Claas - Time for new rules
   Philippines

 » Philippines in Search of Milk

   Algeria

 » Algeria Seeks Brazil's Help in Agriculture

   Netherlands Antilles

 » Scope for Animal Health & Nutrition Broadened

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Little Concern for GM Animal Farms in Australia
 » DPI&F's Climate Risk Group Set for Challenging Role

   Saudi Arabia

 » Saudis Reduce Import Subsidies on Feed



That's all for this week!

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