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TheDairySite Newsletter - 21 May 2010

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Editorial: UK Concerned Over Risk Of Bluetongue

The Northern Irish Minister of Agriculture, Ulster Farmers' Union and the National Farmers' Union in Scotland are all concerned that cattle farmers are becoming complacent regarding bluetongue.

In seperate statements, all reminded producers of the significant cost implications that bluetongue would bring to the industry, and urged them not to import animals from bluetongue infected zones.

Members of the European Parliament announced this week that any changes to the Common Agricultural Policy will make farmers' lives easier by cutting red tape in payment applications, simplifying rules on the electronic identification of animals and providing better information to farmers, for example with a help-desk phone line in each EU Member State.

There has been more devastating news for Japan as the government confirmed that all animals within a 10km radius of infected premises would be vaccinated and then culled, in a bid to prevent the spread of the disease.

It is predicted that 50,000 cattle will be culled, along with 155,000 pigs.

Japan's prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, has admitted that mistakes have been made in the government's efforts to contain the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak.

He promised his country that the government would do their upmost to prevent the disease spreading further and said that financial aid would be made available to those affected.

Charlotte Johnston

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Veal Production In The UK
With an increasing awareness of where food comes from, Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor unravels the consumer concerns surrounding veal production in the UK.
Effects Of Heat Stress On Dairy Calves
The objectives of this study by D. M. Meyer, M. J. Brouk, and L. C. Hollis were to investigate the possible effects of heat stress on calf growth and the development of active immunity.
Re-Examining Agricultural Regulations in a Changing Climate
Reporting for TheCattleSite, Rachel Ralte provides an outline of agricultural necessities as presented by Dr Nina Fedoroff, Science & Technology Advisor to US Secretary of State and to the USAID Administrator, at the 86th annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum earlier this year.
US Feed Outlook - May 2010
The 2010/11 US corn crop is projected to be higher than a year earlier, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
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* Company News

Pfizer to Cut 6,000 Jobs Worldwide
GLOBAL - A total of 6,000 jobs are to go worldwide at pharmaceutical and animal health company Pfizer.
CID Lines Appoints Latin America Sales Manager
LATIN AMERICA - CID Lines has appointed Juan Sebastian Ospina as Sales Manager for Latin America.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: More FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki

   Philippines

 » Livestock, Aquaculture Output Rise Despite Drought
   European Union

 » EU Farmers Oppose Trade Talks With Mercosur
 » EU Veterinary Week Conference 2010
 » CAP Reform to Make Life Easier for Farmers

   United States

 » Strengthening The Dairy Industry
 » Evaluate Farm Situation When Considering ACRE Programme
 » April Milk Production up 1.7 Per Cent
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Senate Urged to Disapprove EPA GHG Regulation
 » CME: Hog And Cattle Prices Up Sharply
 » Seeds Of Aflatoxin-Resistant Corn Lines Available
 » Difficult Year For Dairy Producers
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   United Kingdom

 » Imports Threaten Scotland’s Bluetongue Free Status
 » Excellent Preliminary Results For Dairy Crest
 » UFU Warns Against Complacency in over Bluetongue
 » Minister Warns of Potential Bluetongue Danger
 » Tokyo Comes Calling on FMD
 » Milk Roadmap On Track

   South Africa

 » World Veterinary Congress 2011

   Serbia

 » Europe's Vets Hold Successful Welfare Workshop
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   Turkey

 » EU Project Closing On Effects Of Halal Slaughter

   Japan

 » Japan PM Admits Fault in Handling FMD
 » Japan Pig, Cattle Cull to Reach 200,000
 » More FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki

   Hong Kong

 » Hong Kong Reports New Outbreak of FMD
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That's all for this week!

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