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TheDairySite Newsletter - 22 May 2009

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Editorial: Milky Clouds Rumble Over Europe

The possibility of a Europe-wide dairy strike came ever closer this week, following protests in France and other European countries. "The problem of milk prices is a European problem," said the European Milk Board in a joint statement with the OPL dairy producers' lobby in France. Dairy farmers are planning protests in Brussels on Monday and the groups say that if their demands are not heard, they will attempt to stage strikes across all of Europe.

In Northern Ireland, Ulster Farmers’ Union Deputy President and Ballymoney milk producer John Thompson says the crisis is deepening. He was responding to the results of this weeks milk auction, where 47 million litres of milk sold for an average of 19.22 pence per litre.

Also this week, a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy was confirmed in Canada, but seemed to cause little international concern.

Adam Anson

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Cattle or Trees? the Meaty Issue at the Heart of the Amazon
Today, Brazil is the world's leading beef producing country, but what toll has this success taken on the Amazon rainforest and can the government learn to stop deforestation whilst keeping the industry moving forward? Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite, finds out more.
The Economics Behind GM Stockfeed in Australia
Emma Ansell and Eamon McGinn report on the economic issues for producers and consumers behind GM stockfeed, in this Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics publication.
Animal Studies Safeguard Food Supplies—and Human Health
Hundreds of different species of Mycobacterium are known to exist, and many of them have been infecting animals and humans —sometimes with deadly results-for thousands of years, writes Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Information Staff of the USDA.
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - May 2009
By USDA, Economic Research Service - This article is an extract from the May 2009 issue of Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report.
US Feed Outlook - May 2009
Forecasted feed grain area planted in 2009, based on the 31 March Prospective Plantings, is down by two per cent from 2008, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Packers Say No Effect from Mad Cow
 » FMD NEWS: Outbreak in China
 » FAO: Animal Welfare Web Portal Launched

   Canada

 » BSE Case Confirmed In Alberta
 » Food Recalls Heighten Demand for Traceability
 » New Canadian Dairy Complex to Benefit Science
 » M-COOL Continues to Depress Live Canadian Prices

   United States

 » Southwest Dairy Day Highlights Newest Technology
 » Dairy Aid to Food Banks
 » Dairy Conference to Focus on Nutrition, Management
 » USDA Announces Proposed Dairy Import Rule
 » Packers Say No Effect from Mad Cow
 » NALF: Registration Transfers Open Markets
 » Alltech Announces Young Scientist Award Winners
 » First Texas Milk Plant Undergoes Major Renovation
 » Weekly Outlook: Is the Corn Market too Complacent?
 » April Milk Production Up Slightly
 » CME: USDA Report Reveals Low Corn Crop Planting
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   Ireland

 » UFU Press Commissioner to Support Dairy Farmers
 » Chemical in Milk Combats Heart Disease, Diabetes
 » Heavy Irish Rains Affect Livestock Farms

   United Arab Emirates

 » UAE Steps up Import Inspections

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Tasmania's Five Year Stand Against GMO

   China

 » Outbreak in China
 » New Attempt to Boost US Grain in Chinese Dairy

   United Kingdom

 » Salt Targets Welcomed by Dairy UK
 » United Kingdom Milk Prices and Composition of Milk
 » NI Farmers Meet to Discuss Summer Management
 » DFOB Dispose of Nene Valley Foods
 » UK Slaughter Statistics
 » NI Dairy Crisis Deepens
 » NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast April 2009

   India

 » Model Milch Cattle Centres Coming to Chandigarh

   New Zealand

 » NZ Dairy: Success and Training go Hand in Hand

   Nepal

 » Dairy Products’ Prices Touch Sky

   European Union

 » Europe-wide Strike Threat Over Milk Prices

   Brazil

 » Group from Yemen to Buy Milk in Brazil
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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