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TheDairySite Newsletter - 14 May 2010

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Editorial: No Deal For Glanbia Co-operative

Glanbia, an international nutritional ingredients and cheese group had agreed to dispose of its Irish dairy and agri-business to a Glanbia co-operative, however a vote in favour of the buy-out has been unsuccessful.

Despite much support for the €343m deal, 73 per cent of members voted in favour of the buy-out, two per cent of the 75 per cent required.

Research in the US has identified a new method to help prevent the outbreak of E.coli in cattle.

The researchers interfered with a genetic sensing mechanism that allows the E.coli strain to form colonies within cattle, causing the bacteria to die off before they could reach the animals’ recto-anal junction, the primary site of colonisation.

The study is still in early days, but the scientists are discussing the possibilities of including some sort of antagonist in cattle feed, which would result in less shedding of the bacteria in fecal matter with less contamination down the road in food products.

Following last week's election in the UK, which saw a new government come into power, there are hopes in the industry that a greater emphasis will be placed on tackling bovine tuberculosis in England.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Global Challenge of Food Security
Food security is one of the key global challenges today, writes, TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Estrus Detection In Cattle
Estrus in cattle is commonly referred to as heat. It occurs every 18 to 24 days in sexually mature, open (nonpregnant) female cattle when they are receptive to mounting activity by bulls or other cows or heifers, according to Dr. Jane A. Parish, Associate Extension/ Research Professor, Animal and Dairy Sciences; Dr. Jamie E. Larson, Assistant Professor, Animal and Dairy Sciences; and Dr. Rhonda C. Vann, Associate Research Professor, Brown Loam Branch Experiment Station.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - May 2010
Tighter cattle supplies, as a result of a declining cattle inventory over recent years, and pressure on imports will likely lead to a fall in beef production in 2011. This may however push prices up, says the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for May 2010.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   Thailand

 » Dairy Boom In Thailand

   Brazil

 » Turkey Frees Imports Of Beef From Brazil

   Russian Federation

 » Imports Of Beef From EU

   Ireland

 » Fresh Milk Producers Support Glanbia Deal
 » Glanbia Deal Unsuccessful
 » Risks Of Importing Cattle From Bluetongue Areas
 » Environmental Efficiency In Farming
 » Agriculture Sector Helps Reduce Natural Emissions

   Netherlands

 » Dutch Could Solve Manure Problem With Fewer Animals
 » Focus On Rumen Health
 » Nutreco's Profits Up In All Sectors

   United Kingdom

 » Badger Trust Appeals Cull
 » Strong Position Emerging On CAP Reform
 » Consumers Support Red Meat Production
 » World Wide Sires Purchases UK Breeding Company
 » New Government, New Start
 » RABDF Calls For TB To Be Top Of Agenda
 » LMC Report: New FQAS Documentation

   United States

 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: US Dollar Strengthens
 » CME: 'New Normal' Prices for Corn, Soybean Meal
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Prices Continue to Get Bounced Around
 » More Diagnostic Capabilities For Animal Health
 » Handling Livestock In Emergencies
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » No-Till Farming Improves Soil Stability
 » Stopping E.Coli Developing In Cattle
 » Anthrax Vaccinations Recommended
 » Applying Nitrogen After Planting
 » Updated Web Site On Environmental Regulations

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   European Union

 » EU Institutions Tackle Food Chain Sustainability
 » New EU Animal Testing Rules

   Spain

 » Growth Predicted In Spanish Livestock Industries

   Canada

 » Analysing Cost-Benefits Of Additional BSE Testing
 » Canada Amends Bluetongue Status
 » Adoption Of Biofilters To Reduce GHG Emissions

   Japan

 » Pigs and Cattle in Miyazaki Being Culled
 » Pork Exports to Hong Kong Resume

   Korea, South

 » One More FMD Outbreak In South Korea

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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