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Editorial: Dairy Farmers Doing Their Bit For The Environment

The UK dairy sector has launched specific guidance for calculating the carbon footprint of all dairy products.

In collaboration, Dairy UK, DairyCo, the Carbon Trust and processors have produced guidelines that allow dairy processing companies to measure the carbon emissions coming from the supply chain.

A survey from the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) showed that as many as 60 per cent of producers were taking serious action to change their farming systems or had already adopted measures specifically targeted at reducing greenhouse gases.

Milk prices were a big issue at the Dairy and Livestock Event in the UK this week, with David Cotton, RABDF Chairman saying that every one pence per litre change to farmgate price is worth a hefty £7,500 to the average 100 cow herd.

In France, putting pressure on the industry has returned favourable results. So far this year, producers have seen a 10 per cent rise in milk prices compared to last year.

The producers have also agreed that for 2011, the French milk price will be coupled to the German milk price. This means that the French milk price may at most deviate from the German price by 0.8 cents per litre.

Whilst some believe this to be a positive move forward, others are more skeptical, as German milk prices are generally lower than French prices.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

XLVets Best Practice Articles: Liver Fluke In Cattle
Over the past years we have seen an alarming increased incidence of liver fluke. This has coincided with a greater geographic distribution beyond the traditional at risk, high rainfall areas, says Rod Welford, from XL Vets.
Will EU Rules Impact MidWest US Dairy Farmers?
New European Union rules could impact US dairy producers selling milk to processors who export dairy products, says J.W. Schroeder, a dairy specialist with North Dakota State University.
Red Clover Makes Cows Milk
Cows prefer silage containing red clover, which also boosts their milk production.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: USDA Seeks Comments on FMD Vaccine
 » Greater Food Market Stability Needed, Says FAO

   Bangladesh

 » More Anthrax Cases in Bangladesh

   France

 » Agreement To Raise The Milk Price

   India

 » Genetics Company Helps Punjab Dairy Sector
 » Himachal Milk Production to Boom

   United Kingdom

 » DAIRY EVENT: Moving The Industry Forward
 » DAIRY EVENT: Combating Greenhouse Gases
 » DAIRY EVENT: Dairy Leads Way On Carbon Footprinting
 » DAIRY EVENT: Improve FCE To Avoid Feed Cost Hikes
 » DAIRY EVENT: Investigations Continue In Great Milk Robbery
 » DAIRY EVENT: First Dairy Cows Arrive at NEC
 » DAIRY EVENT: Pneumonia Costs More Than £100/head
 » DAIRY EVENT: Farming Ladder Vital to Dairy Industry Success
 » DAIRY EVENT: Committment To TB Eradication
 » Dairy UK Unveils CAP Reform Recommendations
 » Milk It For All It's Worth!
 » Success For Dairy Event And Livestock Show
 » Gutworm Costs UK Dairy Farmers £281 Million
 » Evaluation of Assurance Schemes Commissioned

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   Russian Federation

 » Foot And Mouth Disease (FMD) Reported In Russia
 » Russia's Grain Export Ban Extended To 2011

   Japan

 » Heat Wave Kills Cows, Pigs and Poultry

   Australia

 » Dairy Project to Export to China
 » Confidence Up But Challenges Remain

   Canada

 » Government Backs Dairy Expansion Plans

   United States

 » Blocking E. coli Bacteria Before They Move In
 » Microbial Breakthrough Impacts Livestock Production
 » Weekly Outlook: Soybean Prices Remain Strong Too
 » Weekly Outlook - Soybean Prices Remain Strong Too
 » USDA Seeks Comments on FMD Vaccine

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   Kenya

 » Poor Insemination Methods Threaten Dairy Industry

   Argentina

 » Argentina Sees Vast Potential for Agriculture

   Venezuela

 » Imports of Argentina's Cheese and Chicken Rise

   European Union

 » Copa-Cogeca Opposes Cuts In EU Farm Spending

   New Zealand

 » Evaluating Earthquake Damage

   Netherlands

 » BSE Found In The Netherlands

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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