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TheDairySite Newsletter - 19 June 2009

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Editorial: Unearthing the Ugly Truth in the Amazon

Last week's Greenpeace report: Slaughtering the Amazon, has had loud reverberations around the Brazilian cattle industry. In particular, the report highlighted a loan from the private lending arm of the world bank to a company that is reported to be aiding destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Since the allegations were printed, the World Bank has withdrawn a further US$90 million loan. Greenpeace commended the move, but added that it was "scandalous' that such a transaction had ever occured in the first place.

Meanwhile, good news came to the victims of the recent Dairy Farmers of Britain collapse. The National Farmers Union (NFU) joined forces with English Farming and Food Partnerships (EFFP) and Dairy UK to offer a range of support services for those who have yet to find buyers for their milk. However, bad news lingers on the horizon of the UK dairy industry. The 2009 DairyCo Farmer Intentions Survey highlighted further damaging falls in milk production that may lead to levels reaching a low unseen for 48 years.

Whilst many across the global dairy industry are experiencing tough economic times, a TetraPak report recently suggested that global growth of liquid dairy products is expected to increase by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2 per cent over the next three years. Furthermore, this week's OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2009-2018 reported marked resilience to the global recession within the food sector as a whole, but it warned: "risks could increase if the economic downturn deepens."

Adam Anson

DuPont Animal Health Solutions
* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

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.
Pasture Management: Measure Forage Dry Matter
For livestock producers wanting the most out of their pastures, measuring forage dry matter content before and after livestock grazing is the most effective way of managing an intensive grazing system, writes Candace Pollock, Ohio State University Extension.
Better Gut Health Enhances Animal Performance
The health of the gastrointestinal tract is especially important for the young animal, writes Nataliya ROTH DI (MSc), Technical Manager, BIOMIN Holding GmbH.
Feeding Rumininally-Protected Choline to Transition Dairy Cows
Choline, also known as trimethyl ethanolamine, is an essential component of mammalian diets as it is required for normal function of cells, says this University of Florida IFAS Publication.
US Feed Outlook - June 2009
Projected US 2009/10 corn production was decreased 155 million bushels this month to 11.9 billion, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
* Company News

ISPAH Adds Food Industry Staff
US - Jennie Hodgen, Ph.D., and Bob Giblin, APR, have joined Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health in two newly created positions established to develop the animal health company's relationships within the food chain.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: CA$1.6 Million Research Project
 » Ag Sector More Resilient to Global Crisis Than Others
 » Same Organic Standards in US, Canada in Future
 » Strong Sales for New Robotic Milking System

   United States

 » TB Confirmed in Texas Dairy Herd
 » Antimicrobials in Livestock Debated
 » Noble Insight on the Implications of Cap-and-Trade
 » Findings Could Advance Understanding Of Mad Cow Disease
 » More Quarantine as Nebraska Traces Bovine TB
 » Farmed Fish May Pose BSE Risk
 » May Milk Production up 0.2 Per Cent
 » Project: Reaping Rewards of Both DDGS and Forage
 » US Farm Groups Oppose Clean Water Legislation
 » NFU US Say Antitrust Laws Must be Enforced
 » Will Politics Phase Out US Livestock Production?
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Cow Slaughter Up
 » Weekly Outlook: Lots of Uncertainty in Crop Markets
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   United Kingdom

 » Fields of Gold: QMS Grass Projects
 » Survey: Free Falling UK Dairy Heading for 48 Year Low
 » RABDF: Dairy Event and Livestock Show to Relocate
 » Industry Bodies Unite in Aid of Milk Co-op Collapse

   Brazil

 » World Bank Withdraws Loan to Brazilian Cattle Giant

   Canada

 » Weather Expected to Drive Feedgrain Prices

   China

 » Chinese Dairy Still Feeling Effects of Melamine
 » New Technology Brings New Opportunity in China

   Germany

 » Antimicrobial Resistance at IDF World Dairy Summit
Genus - Value through science and genomics
   European Union

 » Dairy Farmers to Demand Change in Brussels
 » Report Examines Incidence of MRSA in Livestock

   Russian Federation

 » Russia and Belarus Settle Dairy Conflict

   Denmark

 » Danish Project to Reduce Emissions from Cows
 » Danish Milk Projects Search Out for Answers

   Ireland

 » Irish Minister to Press EC for Dairy Support

   India

 » India Extends Ban on Chinese Dairy Products
 » India's Fading Livestock Breeds

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

   New Zealand

 » Federated Farmers Against NAIT Ear Tag Scheme
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That's all for this week!

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