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TheDairySite Newsletter - 20 August 2010

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Editorial: 'Transforming' The Dairy Industry

Dairy New Zealand and Fonterra have announced a NZ$170 million research programme, which they believe will drive transformational change in the dairy industry.

The seven-year programme will include new research and training to boost on-farm productivity and sustainability, as well as post-farm gate research.

Research will include the use of new genomic tools to identify genes that boost production, whilst reducing emissions and waste. Key genetic markers for fertility, lameness and mastitis will also be targeted.

Post-farm gate research will look at improving the understanding of food structure, which will lead to design of new foods to meet future consumer requirements.

A Rabobank report has shown that confidence is rising amongst dairy farmers in New Zealand, with 70 per cent expecting an improvement in their business.

Following up from last week's editorial, the Chinese Ministry of Health has found no link between Synutra's infant milk powder and premature development in infants.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Beef From Market Cows: Classification
For most beef and dairy producers, marketing culled cows translates to 15 to 25 per cent of their annual income and clearly contributes to the profitability of their operation. The first of this three part feature from the Center for Research & Knowledge Management in the Department of Research, Education & Innovation at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association looks at the classification of market cows.
Overstocking: At The Stall And The Feed Bunk
Overstocking typically occurs in two areas of the barn: at the freestall and at the feed bunk. Producers overstock dairy cattle to save building costs, or because herds grow before barns can be expanded to accommodate more cows, say experts from the Dairy and Research Centre from the University of British Columbia.
Dairy: World Markets And Trade
During the first half of 2010, international dairy markets were surprisingly strong with the price of Oceania butter and cheese averaging around $4,000 ton while skimmed milk powder (SMP) averaged above $3,000 ton.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - August 2010
Whilst slaughter of cattle is expected to increase, lower carcase weights mean that beef production is expected to be slightly lower than estimated. Milk production is expected to increase, as herds increase and cows productivity increases, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for August 2010.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: Outbreak In South African Cattle
 » DDGS Road Show Fosters Sales of US DDGS
 » US/ Canadian Cattle Inventory Down Two Per Cent

   United States

 » Supporting US Farmers And Ranchers
 » Cattle Outlook: Strong Demand For 2010 Crops
 » US Sees Opportunities For Sorghum And Corn
 » Controlling Brucellosis Effectively
 » July Milk Production Up 3.0 Per Cent

   Philippines

 » Philippines Remains FMD-Free
 » Drought Hits Crops But Dairy, Buffalo Output Rose

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   Australia

 » Poultry Litter Fertiliser Kills Cattle
 » Remember Welfare When Handling Bobby Calves

   Brazil

 » Brasil Foods' Q2 Sales Up to 6.3 Billion Real

   United Kingdom

 » Feed Production Increases In GB
 » Allow Food Products From Cloned Offspring
 » Brown Swiss Breed Added to Interbull Proofs
 » Early Identification Prevents Lameness
 » Incidence Of TB In Cattle Decreases
 » FAWC Shows Support For Large, Indoor Dairies
 » Utilisation Of Milk By Dairies In England And Wales
 » Take Action Now, Prevent Problems Later
 » Dairy Sector Report Welcomed

   Rwanda

 » Farms Hit By Cattle ‘Abortions’

   New Zealand

 » $170m Programme To Transform Dairy Industry
 » NZAEL Confirms Young Bull BW Discounting Advice
 » Dairy Confidence Up, But Beef Cautious

   Taiwan

 » FMD Breaks Out in Taiwanese Swine

   China

 » Improving Raw Milk Quality
 » Synutra Milk Powder Deemed Safe

   South Africa

 » FMD Breaks Out in South African Cattle

   European Union

 » New Opportunities For Export Of Animal Products

   Canada

 » Looking At Aid For Producers

   Pakistan

 » Livestock Dead Or In Danger

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That's all for this week!

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