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Welcome to this week's newsletter Editorial: Farmers Receive Payments!

The window for EU countries to pay out the Single Payment Scheme payments opened on 1 December. Over 70 per cent of claimants in England, Scotland and Wales will have received payments by the end the week.

The US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA - APHIS) has proposed new rules for managing bovine tuberculosis (bTB). The proposals are aimed at reducing the introduction of bTB into the US herd and providing improved management of the disease for bTB affected herds.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation has declared that the virus rinderpest will be soon be declared eradicated.

One of the largest organic cattle producers in the US has been suspended for four years from selling organic dairy cows after failing to demonstrate that it was following federal organic standards.

Charlotte Johnston

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Dairy Cows On Pasture - Is It More Profitable?
Since early 2007, grazing-only dairies added 6,000 cows to Georgia’s herd. Another 8,000 cows will be added by the end of 2010. While the grazing dairy industry has expanded, the conventional dairy industry has shrunk, according to Nick Hill and Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia.
Variation In Costs For Animal Disease Prevention
A new report Cost of National Prevention Systems for Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in Developing and Transition Countries commissioned by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has been published recently. The main conclusions are summarised by Jackie Linden for TheCattleSite. These include that there is a strong relationship between current spending per animal unit and GDP, although this is unrelated to the level of spending required.
China´s Dairy Industry: A Contaminated Goldmine
Almost a year has passed since the eruption of the melamine-tainted milk scandal that still reverberates across the globe; China's dairy industry is recovering steadily, albeit under a large current of sweeping changes, according to Chris Teo, e-FeedLink.
The End Of The Road For Rinderpest
Sometime in the next 18 months, one of the most devastating animal diseases, rinderpest, will be officially declared eradicated.
Animax Veterinary Health
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   United States

 » Brucellosis Found in Eastern Idaho Cow
 » Farm Anaerobic Digestion Information
 » Can You Feed Mouldy Corn as Silage?
 » Confinement Site Manure Applicator Workshops
 » Weekly Outlook: Demand For Corn And Soybean
 » CME: Feed Prices and Supplies Cause Concern
 » Senator Introduces Food Safety Legislation
 » Changes To Canadian Animal Imports
 » Farmers To Gain From House Climate Bill
 » Proposals To Manage Bovine TB
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Organic Milk Producer Suspended
 » CME: Heifer-Corn Ration in November Up

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   United Kingdom

 » How To Manage A Fresh Cow Group
 » Dairies Accelerate Towards Recycled Plastic Targets
 » UFU Welcomes Price Stability at Milk Auction
 » Prompt Payment Brings Festive Cheer
 » Support for NFU Cymru Proposal to Help Welsh Dairy
 » Record Early SPS Payments For England
 » Dairy Crest Unveils New Contracts For Farmers
 » RABDF Calls For The Industry To Unite
 » Union Pushes For Proportionate Penalties
 » Health And Welfare At The Heart Of Scottish Dairy
 » Beating Johne's Disease

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   European Union

 » Commission Authorises GM Maize
 » Caution Advised Over Use Of Cobalt In Feed

   General

 » Disease Eradication

   Australia

 » Changes To Livestock Import Rules

   Ireland

 » Farmers Urged To Prioritise Financial Planning

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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