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TheDairySite Newsletter - 13th February 2009

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Friday 13th February 2009
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

The Changing Face of Rural America
In almost all aspects the average US farmer seems to have become a more complex character. According to the newly released Census of Agriculture, he is becoming increasingly feminine, has greater ethnic background, is more mature and yet has a greater grasp of modern technology. Adam Anson - reporting for TheCattleSite - summarises the statistics.
Frost Seed to Renovate Pastures
Frost seeding is one method that producers can use to renovate pastures and improve pasture quality and/or the species mix within the pasture, writes Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County. This feature was published in the Ohio State University Extension Beef Team Newsletter.
Dairy: World Markets and Trade
Global dairy prices have been falling sharply in recent weeks as evidenced by the graph below tracking nonfat dry milk (NDM) prices, says a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service report.
Cold Weather Calf and Replacement Heifer Comfort
Cold weather is coming. Are you prepared to provide exceptional comfort to your calves and replacement heifers this winter? Asks Kevin A. Janni, Professor and Extension Engineer, University of Minnesota, Dairy Extension.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - February 2009
Total U.S. meat production for 2009 is forecast lower this month based on reductions of both red meats and poultry, according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) from the United States Department of Agriculture.
US Feed Outlook
Meat production prospects are being reduced due to harsh economic conditions in several countries, thereby leading to lower forecast corn imports, according to the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) Feed Outlook report for February 2009.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Alberta Surveillance Programme Lives
 » FMD NEWS: Outbreak in Shanghai
 » BLUETONGUE: Further Strain in Belgium
 » Changes in VIV Calendar in Asia-Pacific

   European Union

 » New Feed Rules Get Green Light from MEPs

   Germany

 » Grain Prices to Rise as Production Falls

   Australia

 » Indonesia Imports Live Cattle from Australia in Record Numbers
 » Prussic Acid Brings Queensland Cattle Death
 » Fodder in the Flood: ABA and AgForce Disagree
 » Australian Floods and Local Wisdom
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
DuPont Animal Health Solutions
   United States

 » Dairy Farmers of America's Trailer Tracking Solution
 » Connecting with Consumers on an Emotional Level
 » NDSU Brings Virtual Market for Feedstuffs
 » Ethanol Byproducts for Cattle Feed Reduce Costs
 » Yoplait to Eliminate rBGH from Product Line
 » Recession Brings US Dairy Farmers to Their Knees
 » Smart Packaging Alerts to Meat Dangers
 » Consistent Performance for US Beef
 » Online Cattle Risk Management Library
 » Rising to the Milk Market Challenge
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Cattle Inventory Drops
 » Weekly Outlook: Focus on South America
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » USDA 2007 Ag Census Released

   Viet Nam

 » Disease Spreads in Viet Nam
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   Canada

 » Identification and Traceability is Key in Canada
 » Alberta Questions Humane Livestock Transport
 » Phosphorous Run-off: How Livestock Manure Differs
 » Obstacles to Canada's Carbon Credit Trading

   Zimbabwe

 » Livestock Vaccination Gathers Momentum

   United Kingdom

 » Cymru Fear Return to Circulation
 » TB: NFU Need Watchdog Like a Hole in the Head
 » UK Animal Disease Facility Hits a Snag
 » Broad Review of UK Dairy Sector
 » NFU Conference Calls for New Farming Agenda

   Ireland

 » Dairy Workers of Ireland in Poverty

   China

 » Mirror on Melamine as China's Dairy Exports Drop

   India

 » In India the World's First Cloned Buffalo Calf is Born
 » Cow Water: New Soft Drink for Indian Hindus

   Brazil

 » Food Security on Agenda for NFU Brazil trip

   New Zealand

 » New Zealand Milk Production on the Rise
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That's all for this week!

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