TheDairySite Newsletter - 4 September 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter
Editorial - High-Level Requests to Help the Ailing Dairy Sectors in EU and US
In the first quarter of 2009, milk deliveries in the EU were down on the previous year's levels but there has been a recovery in output since the start of the new quota year. EU output for the first two months increasing by one per cent.
It appears that some producers are boosting output levels in an attempt to offset lower milk prices as feedstuffs drop in price.
Across Europe production trends vary. Germany, the leading producer, increased production by eight per cent for the first three months of 2009/10 marketing season, while milk output from Italy, the Netherlands and Poland has risen by four per cent. The increases have been partially offset by declines in milk output in Ireland, France and the UK.
Meanwhile, Members of the European Parliament are calling for help for the dairy industry. They told Agriculture Commissioner, Mariann Fischer Boel, that helping dairy farmers now as well as restructuring the sector in the long run are required to end the current milk market crisis.
Problems are not confined to the EU. In the US, the American Farm Bureau Federation has asked President Obama to initiate and continue several national measures to provide relief to the struggling dairy sector.
We have 4 new features this week:
Food Safety Affected by Dairy Cow Housing and Husbandry
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) asked its Biological Hazards Panel to deliver a report on 'Food Safety aspects of dairy cows housing and husbandry systems'. The report is based on a number of findings presented by the Animal Health and Welfare Panel (AHAW), which addressed animal welfare aspects and the BIOHAZ Panel who focused on the food safety relevance. Summarised by Charlotte Johnston for TheDairySite.
External Parasites of Dairy Cattle
One of the most challenging characteristics of flies is their behaviour of being in contact with livestock for only short periods of time. Adequate control can sometimes be difficult because measures must be applied at precisely the right time, P.E. Kaufman, P.G. Koehler and J.F. Butler of the University of Florida, IFAS.
Trace Mineral Supplementation Important in Dry Period
Trace minerals are essential nutrients required by all species of animals, writes Greg Golombeski, dairy graduate student at the University of Minnesota, Dairy Extension.
Heifer Synchronisation Programmes Can Be Cost-Effective
Synchronization programmes can be a good alternative to artificial insemination for heifers, explains J.W. Schroeder in this North Dakota State University Agriculture Communication report.
VIV China 2009 Opens up a Second Hall
CHINA - Preparations for VIV China 2009 taking place from 19 to 21 October at NCIEC Beijing, are in full swing.
» FMD NEWS: Mazabuka Vet Dept to Vaccinate Cattle
» Research: Timing Influences Ease of Futures Trading
» Asia a Valued Customer of US Feed Ingredients
» BLUETONGUE: Progress Being Made on Exit Strategy
» MEPs Request Help For Struggling Dairy Industry
» Increased Milk Output in Several EU Countries
» EU Milk Market to be Discussed by Agriculture Council
» Increased Volumes of Dairy Export Refunds Welcome
» Keep Up Momentum on Reducing Red Tape
» Africa 100 Project Cash to Support Cassava Project
» Kiotech and Optivite to Join Forces
» Progress Being Made on Bluetongue Exit Strategy
» RABDF Calls For Action to Avert Dairy Shortages
» Consultation Launched on New BSE Regulations
» UK Dairy Industry Helps Consumers Cut Food Waste
» Nutrient Management Plans at Dairy Event
» Dairy Farmers Call For Price Stability From Ag Secretary
» Weekly Outlook: Price Pattern for Corn and Soybeans
» Aurora Organic Dairy Denies Malpractice
» Weekly Roberts Report
» In The Cattle Markets
» AFBF Urges Obama to Support Dairy Sector
» US Vets Respond to Report into Intensive Production
» CME: Producers Run through Hay Stocks
» Veterinary Dept to Vaccinate 20,000 Cattle in Mazabuka
» Donâ€™t Resort to Distress Sale of Cattle, Says Minister
» Increasing Milk Yield of Cattle
» Irish Dairy Farmers: World Leaders in Cattle Breeding
» Senate Inquiry Hears Cattle Duffing Allegations
» China to Formulate Food Safety Standards
» New Dairy Building Opened in Kabankalan
» Breeding Better Barley for Feed
» Still Room for More US DDGS in Mexico
That's all for this week!