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TheDairySite Newsletter - 12 February 2010

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Editorial: US Clamp Down On Disease Control

The US Department of Agriculture announced earlier in the week that it is developing a new, flexible framework for animal disease traceability in the US.

The department has toured various states to listen to comments and discussions with regard to the National Animal Identification System.

The first step will be to convene a forum with animal health leaders and greater prevention against the entry and spread of disease. So far proposals include updating analyses on how animal diseases travel into the country, improving response capabilities and focusing on greater collaboration with States and the industry on potential overall disease risk.

This news comes as efforts continue in the UK to keep bluetongue at bay. Livestock producers are being reminded to vaccinate animals and be vigilant when importing from bluetongue infected countries.

Plans have been submitted to build the largest dairy herd in the UK. Nocton Dairies Ltd plans to milk over 8000 cows on two rotary parlours in Lincolnshire, East England.

The new EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Ciolos is been urged to enter into talks with European milk producers as soon as possible.

Mr Ciolos is also under pressure from EU farm leaders with regard to the future of the CAP and the need to maintain direct aid payments.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Dairy Supply Management In Canada
The dairy supply management system in Canada is one like no other large milk producing countries have in place. Is it beneficial to the industry or does it hinder competition? Speaking with producers and processors, Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor investigates.
Rotary Milking
Claiming to significantly reduce milking time, improve yields and herd health, Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor goes to find out the true benefits of the rotary parlour.
Predicting And Preventing FMD
Combining technology and animal health, a group of Kansas State University researchers are developing a more effective way to predict the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and the impact of preventative measures.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » AFBI Study on Methane Emissions in Ruminants
 » BTV-8: Still Out
 »  Welsh Farmers Praise Extension on Relaxation Rules
 » Bull Scheme’s Future Commitment Welcomed
 » Largest UK Dairy Farm Proposed
 » Benefits Of Badger Cull Not Long Lasting
 » Union Welcomes Clarity on Slurry Store Grant Rates
 » United Kingdom Milk Prices And Composition Of Milk
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   United States

 » CME: Corn and Soybean Markets Under Pressure
 » State Environmental Regulations Compiled Together
 » Tools For Improving Manure Management
 » New Framework for Animal Disease Traceability
 » Weekly Outlook: South American Production Prospect
 » Wet Spring Could Affect Spring Nutrient Management
 » Call For Stronger Animal Disease Traceability System
 » CME: Live Cattle Futures Higher Yesterday
 » USDA Announces Framework for Disease Traceability
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » 'Temple Grandin' Movie Applauded
 » 2010: A Good Year For Soybean Inoculants?
 » Manure Management Training

   European Union

 » EU Farmers' Group Welcomes Debate on Welfare
 » Call for Action of Shaping EU's Milk Market
 » New Organic Logo
 » Farm Leaders Speak With Ciolos On Future CAP
 » Threat Of Bovine Besnoitiosis
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   General

 » Marel To Sell Stork Food And Dairy Systems

   New Zealand

 » Government Listening To Farmers

   Canada

 » Ag Ministers Focus On Global Market Opportunities
 » Canadian Government Invests in Dairy Innovation

   France

 » OIE Introduces New Online Technical Disease Cards
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   Denmark

 » New Funding For Research Into Antibiotic Resistance

   Belgium

 » De Beucker Joins Kemin Agrifoods

   Netherlands

 » Nutreco Reports Strong Second Half-Year 2009
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That's all for this week!

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