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TheDairySite Newsletter - 25 June 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Market Outlook

It is expected that global dairy prices will face downwards pressure as supply builds and demand slows down.

However the effect of this will not be immediate, says a new report from Rabobank.

In the UK, the government has, perhaps controversially, abandoned plans to vaccinate badgers in all areas but one.

Originally a badger vaccination programme was to go ahead in five areas, however the new government has said that the project will only go ahead in Gloucestershire.

This move has been fully supported by farming unions, who believe a badger cull alongside the vaccination programme would be the most effective way of managing bovine tuberculosis.

Elsewhere in the UK, a research institute in Edinburgh has been awarded over nine million Euros (£7.5 million) to research new vaccines for parasitic diseases.

In Northern Ireland, a new animal welfare bill has been introduced.

The new bill will increase the penalties for serious animal welfare offences, extend the powers of seizure and extend the ability to licence any activity involving animals.

Japan is still suffering from outbreaks of foot and mouth disease.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Is Dairy Beef The Sustainable Future?
Speaking at the British Cattle Conference, Philip Halhead, Managing Director of Norbreck Genetics tells us why dairy beef is the sustainable future.
Behavioural Responses To Heat Stress
Heat stress causes production losses and can impair animal welfare. Dairy cattle can change their behaviour in response to hot weather and these changes can provide insight into when to cool cows.
Irrigation Systems Key To Water-Use Efficiency
US - The ability to irrigate is a key factor in dairy feasibility, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialist.
US Feed Outlook - June 2010
The projected US 2010/11 and 2009/10 corn used for ethanol was raised this month as ethanol production continues to increase, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: More Of Miyazaki Cattle Infected
 » Alternatives To Large Land Acquisitions In Developing Nations
 » Regulation Of Food Markets Desirable

   United Kingdom

 »  New Technologies to Reduce Emissions
 » RABDF Welcomes COOL for Cheese
 » Experts Support Drive For Carbon Reduction
 » New Animal Welfare Bill Introduced
 » Cogent Futures Offers Chance To Shape UK Breeding
 » Badger Vaccine Abandoned In All But One Area
 » £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
 » Scotmin Nutrition Sold To Carr's Milling
 » Beware When Transporting Animals In Heat
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   United States

 » Weekly Outlook: Upcoming USDA Reports
 » Amendment To Fluid Milk Product Definition
 » Livestock And Locoweed
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Sustainable Refrigeration Technology
 » CME: GIPSA's Livestock and Poultry Marketing Rule

   Niger

 » Help For Farmers And Pastoralists In Niger

   China

 » FMD Breaks Out in More of China's Swine

   Mongolia

 » One New FMD Outbreak in Mongolia

   Korea, South

 » No More FMD Outbreaks in South Korea
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   Japan

 » Japan Foodservice Valued at ¥29.5 Trillion
 » More of Miyazaki Cattle Infected

   European Union

 » Milkfat Quality Ensured By New ISO/IDF Standard

   Zimbabwe

 » Zimbabwe Reports Three New FMD Outbreaks

   New Zealand

 » Pastoral Agriculture Is NZ's Selling Point
 » High Dairy Prices Will Fall, But Not Immediately

   Canada

 » Canada Hogs Test Negative for FMD
 » Weather Key To Western Canadian Crop Quality

   Australia

 » Adapting Farm Systems To Climate Change
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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