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Editorial: Picking up the Pieces in the Aftermath of DFB Crisis

Thousands of dairy farmers were affected when Dairy Farmers of Britain (DFB) went into receivership last week. This week, the industry began picking up the pieces. The National Farmers Union (NFU) took the earliest opportunity to meet with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and DFB to ensure the smoothest transition through the situation.

Speaking to an audience in Parliament, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said that the event had come as "very unwelcome news" to farmers, adding that many will have lost significant sums of money.

Meanwhile, PWC, the Receiver, held a series of meetings around the country to inform farmer members of the situation and their plans. With the support of DFB’s bankers, HSBC, trade has continued. It was also announced that farmers who remain with the business will receive a payment for their milk in the middle of this month and again at the end.

Later in the week, the Tenant Farmers Association called on all major banks to support dairy farmers affected by the collapse of DFB by granting free overdraft extensions. And, on announcing their acquisition of Llandyrnog Creamery, Milk Link said it was working closely with relevant DFB Council members recruiting farmers to supply milk to the creamery.

Adam Anson

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Trends in Dairy Cattle Breeding and Genetics
The number of tools to develop a productive and profitable dairy herd that is genetically superior continues to grow, writes Dennis Johnson, Dairy Production Systems, WCROC, in this University of Minnesota Dairy Extension report.
Feeding Legumes to Cattle - Alberta
Legumes can be a valuable part of a cattle feeding programme. In fact, legumes can actually improve animal performance by encouraging intake, by providing greater feed efficiency and by fostering a better use of forage nitrogen content, writes Juanita Kopp, Government of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.
Russian Dairy and Products Semi Annual Report
Milk production is forecast to increase one per cent in 2009 reaching 32.8 million metric tonnes (MMT) as dairy operations continue to replace low yielding cows with imported pedigree animals and higher quality genetics, reports this USDA Foreign Agricultural Service GAIN Report.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - June 2009
Total U.S. meat production for 2009 and 2010 is reduced from last month as higher forecast feed prices are expected to reduce prospects in the pork and broiler sectors, according to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, produced by the USDA's World Agricultural Outlook Board.
DuPont Animal Health Solutions
* Company News

India's Dairy to Receive Boost at VIV India 2010
INDIA - Animal husbandry accelerates its modernisation at VIV India 2010.
More Visitors Attended VIV Russia 2009
RUSSIA - Visitor numbers were up VIV Russia 2009 despite the worldwide recession.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » Dairy UK Welcome Anaerobic Digester Project
 » UFU Release Dairy Roadmap to Recovery
 » Milk Link Takes Over at Llandyrnog Creamery
 » NFU Pick up the Pieces After Milk Co-op Collapse
 » Hilary Benn Explains Problems Affecting DFoB
 » TFA: Banks Should Support UK Dairy Collapse
 » Cost of Fallen Stock Disposal to be Reduced Further
 » Bluetongue Vaccine Price Cuts Cost Thousands
 » NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast May 2009
 » NFUS Welcome Government's Vision for Livestock
 » LMC Report: Reported Heifer Prices up by Four Pence
 » United Kingdom Milk Prices and Composition of Milk
 » EBLEX Launches New Parasite Product Guide
Genus - Value through science and genomics
   United States

 » The Grass is Greener in the 21st Century
 » New FDA Guidelines on Veterinary Feed Directive
 » Antibiotic Ban in the News
 » Dairy Operations Make Most of Anaerobic Digesters
 » Sen Webb Wants Study Done of Ethanol Blend Impact
 » Modern Milk More Green
 » Missouri Conference to Promote Grazing
 » Amino Acid Supplement Gets More Milk From Alfafa
 » Nebraska Quarantines 15,000 Cattle for TB
 » Governor Signs Livestock Friendly Legislation
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Cow Slaughter Up
 » Weekly Outlook: Will the US Run Out of Soybeans?
 » CME: Crops Struggling to Make Up for Lost Time
 » In The Cattle Markets
Claas - Time for new rules
   European Union

 » BLUETONGUE: Vaccine Price Cuts Cost Thousands
 » One Year on: EU Milk Strike Demands Remain Unmet

   Norway

 » UN, Norway Boost Cattle Farmers

   New Zealand

 » Expert Validates Dairy Difficulties

   Russian Federation

 » AgroFarm Shows Highly Satisfactory Results

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary



That's all for this week!

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