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TheDairySite Newsletter - 18 June 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Traceability And The Food Chain

Traceability shows the highest possible levels of food safety and hygiene, as well as ensuring food quality and taste.

And that is why it has been at the forefront of the EU Veterinary Week, which began on Monday 14 June.

The aim of the conference is to outline close links between identification and traceability for veterinary purposes and the numerous additional benefits along the food chain – from farm management to product quality.

Further down the food chain, this week, there has been a breakthrough for food labelling.

MEPs voted in favour of displaying mandatory nutritional information and guideline daily amounts.

It was also decided that country of origin labelling will be identified on all dairy products.

After seven to eight months of analysing the industry, the High Level Milk Group has put forward recommendations for the EU dairy sector, following the crisis last year.

The recommendations include improving relationships between milk producers and processors, looking at ways to reduce market volatility through 'green box compatible' instruments and making the dairy supply chain more transparent.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Selection And Breeding Using Polymorphism Of Milk Proteins
Polymorphism of milk proteins in big ruminants causes significant research interest, mainly directed to their evolution, population investigations, breeding and hybridisation.
Microbial Risks In Feeding Colostrum To Calves
Microbial contamination of colostrum can contribute to calfhood disease and can interfere with passive absorption of colostral antibodies, producers should adopt management strategies to reduce bacterial counts in colostrum fed to calves. S Godden from the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at University of Minnesota looks at minising the risks.
Polish Agribusiness - Important to Europe
Poland is one of the EU's most important agricultural product providers, according to a new food and beverage market report from Business Monitor International, "Poland Agribusiness Report Q2 2010", writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - June 2010
Due to drop in demand, cattle and hog price forecasts for 2010 are reduced from last month, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for June 2010.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: Three New FMD Outbreaks in Zimbabwe
 » Farm Prices Rise, Food Security Concerns Persist
 » Alternatives To Large Land Acquisitions In Developing Nations
 » Regulation Of Food Markets Desirable

   China

 » Intergration Fundamental For Dairy Industry
 » Increasing Raw Milk Prices In Chinese Markets
 » FMD Breaks Out in More of China's Swine

   Ireland

 » Farm Incomes Fall 30 Per Cent In 2009
 » Nitrates Review Must Safeguard Existing Derogation
   Canada

 » Panama Open Doors To Canadian Cattle
 » Dairy Products As Functional Foods And Nutraceuticals
 » US Removes Restrictions On BC Cattle/ Bison

   United States

 » Dairy Month Celebrations Kick Off
 » Dairy Contributes Major Nutrients To American Diet
 » IDFA Commends Policy Reform But Opposes Supply Mgt
 » Chinese Oppportunities For US Corn
 » April Beef Export Values Well Above 2009 Levels
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Increased Corn Use For Ethanol Estimated
 » Abundant Clover Sets Stage Fot Bloat Problems
 » Weekly Outlook: Record Yields Aren't Enough
 » IDFA Fights Supply Management Proposal
 » NFU Comments on Proposed FMD Status in Brazil
 » High-Yield Agriculture Slows Pace of Global Warming
 » Weekly Outlook: Upcoming USDA Reports
 » Livestock And Locoweed
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Sustainable Refrigeration Technology
 » CME: GIPSA's Livestock and Poultry Marketing Rule

   United Kingdom

 » Open Farm Sunday
 » Dairy Training Centre Boosts Confidence
 » Badger Trust Appeals Welsh Cull
 » New Brucellosis Outbreak Will Be Met With Stringent Controls
 » BVA Raises Key Veterinary Issues
 » Supporting Clearer Food Labelling
 » Watch Heat Stress In Dairy Cows
 » Incidence Of TB In UK Cattle May Be Falling
 » NFU Sets Out Research Priorities for Farming
 » All Cattle Keepers Urged To Comment On BVD Plans
 » New Technologies To Reduce Emissions
 » NFU Lobbying Success On Food Labelling
 »  New Technologies to Reduce Emissions
 » RABDF Welcomes COOL for Cheese
 » New Animal Welfare Bill Introduced
 » Cogent Futures Offers Chance To Shape UK Breeding
 » Â£7.5 Million Parasitic Disease Research Project
 » Dairy Industry Working to Deliver Fat and Salt Cuts
 » Milk Roadmaps Sets An Example
 » Pushing For A Stronger Voice In Europe
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   European Union

 » Crucial Measures Required To Ensure Future Of EU Dairy
 » Traceability: Shielding Animal Health & Ensuring Food Safety
 » Safety Of Vitamin E As A Feed Additive
 » Evaluation Of The EU Policy On Animal Welfare
 » High Level Milk Group Fails To Deliver?
 » Tracing Food Safety
 » European Breakthrough On Food Labelling
 » Milkfat Quality Ensured By New ISO/IDF Standard

   Australia

 » Border Biosecurity Protects $4 Billion Industry Integrity
 » Australia Put Agriculture On 2010 Political Agenda

   Korea, South

 » FMD Antibodies Found at Wild Boar Farm
 » No More FMD Outbreaks in South Korea

   Japan

 » Total of 26 New FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki
 » More FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki's Swine, Cattle

   Zimbabwe

 » FMD Breaks Out in Zimbabwean Cattle
 » Zimbabwe Reports Three New FMD Outbreaks

   Kazakhstan

 » Kazakhstan Reports FMD Outbreak in Cattle, Swine

   Niger

 » Help For Farmers And Pastoralists In Niger

   Mongolia

 » One New FMD Outbreak in Mongolia

   New Zealand

 » Pastoral Agriculture Is NZ's Selling Point
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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