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TheDairySite Newsletter - 8 October 2010

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Editorial: Study Shows Supply Controls To Be Detrimental

A study in the US has shown that government-mandated milk supply controls do not prevent price volatility and can have an adverse effect on an industry poised for growth.

The study looks at what has happened to dairy industries in countries where a form of milk supply control is used and clearly maps out consequences, both intended and unintended, for their producers, processors and consumers.

The study concludes that supply control programmes limit exports, create an economic incentive for imports, increase consumer milk and milk-product prices, and add layers of bureaucracy to government oversight systems.

Dairy producers and consumers in Ohio, US, celebrated last week as the International Dairy Foods Association won a lawsuit protecting its members' right to label.

The US Court of Appeals reversed a district court decision that would have allowed the state of Ohio to ban the use of compositional claims on dairy product labels and dictate the placement of disclaimer statements.

Increasingly, dairy processors and retailers are responding to growing consumer interest, producing dairy products made with milk from cows that have not been treated with artificial hormones, such as recombinant bovine somatotropin or rbST.

As a result of the ruling, processors may continue to label these products with accurate compositional claims, providing consumers with the products they want and the information they need to make informed decisions.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

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Consider Red Clover Silage
Speaking at the Dairy and Livestock Event 2010, Rhun Fychan from the University of Aberystwyth told attendees of a feed seminar why red clover silage could be beneficial for livestock and dairy farmers. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor reports.
International Competitiveness of 'Typical' Dairy Farms
This report from the FAO, compares the international competitiveness of ‘typical’ dairy farming systems in selected countries,with special focus on the cost of milk production and main determinants thereof. It also seeks to determine whether small-scale dairy farms in developing countries are in a position to compete with large-scale dairy farming systems in industrialized countries.
Declining Fertility - A Problem Of High- Yielding Cattle?
A rise in milk yield may point to signs of declining fertility in dairy cattle, says Prof. Heinrich Bollwein, Clinic for Cattle at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover, Germany.
Australian Dairy Commodities
Australian farm-gate milk prices are forecast to rise by 3.2 per cent in 2010–11 to average 38.5 cents a litre, as a result of a continued recovery in global demand for dairy products.
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World Nutrition Forum 2010 Countdown Begins
AUSTRIA - The World Nutrition Forum 2010 takes place next week, bringing together top international experts and decision-makers to discuss the key issues affecting the future of animal production, Biomin’s NutriEconomics® programme, and the scientific, leadership and environment questions facing the feed sector today.
Innovations and Trends at EuroTier 2010
GERMANY - At a recent event organised by DLG, Dr Matthias Schick, a member of the EuroTier Innovations Commission and Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon ART of Switzerland highlighted a number of trends in the new products and ideas that will be presented at EuroTier 2010.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   European Union

 » NFUS: Transport and Layers with EU Welfare Officials

   United Kingdom

 » More Cattle, Pigs in Scotland but Fewer Poultry
 » New Research Partnerships For DairyCo
 » Beware Producer/ Processor Gap Warns Report
 » Think About Slurry Storage
 » Concerns Over Beef Sustainability With Falling Prices
 » Food Security Conference - Abstract Deadline Nears
 » Innovation, Knowledge Vital to Improve Welfare
 » Supermarkets Making More And More From Milk
 » Student Wins Award For Calf Research
 » New Call for Responsible Rodent Control
 » Measuring Methane Production From Dairy Cows
 » Fighting Brucellosis
 » Slurry Storage Investment
 » VLA and GVS/AGV National Conference 2010

   United States

 » Corn Inventory Estimate Exceeds Expectations
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » CME: Cash Cattle, Hog Prices Modestly Lower
 » IDFA Defends Dairy Processors' Right To Label In Ohio
 » CME: Corn the Main Focus of Market Conversations
 » New TB Pathogen Discovered
 » Lawmakers Want GIPSA Rule Economic Analysis
 » Lactose Intolerant Market Opportunities
 » Corn and Feeder Cattle Prices Remain Volatile
 » Boosting Safety Initiatives In Colorado
 » Milk Supply Controls Affect Dairy Industry Growth

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   Czech Republic

 » Failure To Amend Dairy Legislation Results In COJ

   Ireland

 » Minister Smith Opens New Embryo Transfer Facility
 » Minister Opens New Lakelands Milk Drying Plant
 » Major Dairy Initiatives Launched
 » Liquid Milk Conference Looks At Rising Feed Costs
 » Teagasc And Dawn Meats Launch Dairy Beef Initiative

   France

 » New Report Identifies Problems in French Agriculture

   General

 » Sanofi, Merck Gear Up For Animal Health Sale

   Netherlands

 » Schothorst Feed Research Opens New R&D Facilities

   Australia

 » Cattle Market Alert
 » Australia Considers Dairy Cattle A Hot Property
 » Bull Tagging A Must For Market Transport
 » Tips For Healthy Teats

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   New Zealand

 » Harvard University Invests in New Zealand Dairy Farm

   Tunisia

 » US Distillers Grains Arrive in Tunisia



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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