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TheDairySite Newsletter - 20 May 2011

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Editorial: Strong Dairy Production For NZ

Fonterra New Zealand has said that it is on track to report record production for 2010/2011.

With two weeks of the season still to go, Fonterra said that production is four per cent ahead of production this time last year.

“Exceptionally favourable pasture growth conditions since January mean our farmer shareholders have enjoyed strong production around the country," said General Manager, Steve Murphy.

Mr Murphy said the additional milk would be welcomed in the market where supply remained tight. Fonterra recently reported the highest ever month for exports, with 229,000 tonnes of its dairy products leaving New Zealand shores in March.

A drought in the Horn of Africa, triggered by the same La Niña episode that caused massive flooding in Australia last year, has killed thousands of livestock. The drought is causing a shortage of meat and milk supplies, threatening food security.

Corn prices in the US are continuing to increase amongst speculation that slow planting in the Eastern Corn Belt and floods along the Mississippi River will affect supply.

It is estimated that anything between 500,000 to 1.5 million acres could be lost to flooding. Predictions are that delayed planting (after 15 May) will result in a significant drop in yields.

Charlotte Johnston

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Bovine Trichomoniasis In The US
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Dairy Trade Flows Between The US And Canada
US - One of the most common questions asked of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) office based in the United States Embassy in Ottawa, Canada is why Canada is able to restrict the entry of US dairy products into Canada, and yet Canada is able to export dairy products to the United States. This report, by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, attempts to provide a clear explanation using yogurt trade as a case study.
A New Concept In Milking Machine & Parlour Hygiene
Hygiene is a necessary investment for any dairy production that is striving for quality, says DVM Josephine Verhaeghe, CID Lines.
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook - May 2011
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Alltech Symposium Begins On Sunday
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   Israel

 » Israel Reports Three New FMD Outbreaks

   Kenya

 » Identify Livestock Genes To Protect Against Nagana

   New Zealand

 » Fonterra Set For Record Milk Production
 » Dairy Farmers Accused Of Paying No Tax
 » DairyNZ Hold Waikato Dairy Farmer Event

   United States

 » A Rebound In World Grain Production Expected
 » New Study Into Precision Dairy Farming
 » Consumers Rally To Drink Fresh Milk
 » $5.5 Million To Develop New Algae-Based Feeds
 » Online Air Quality Tool To Help Lower Emissions
 » April Milk Production Up 1.7 Per Cent
 » CME: Corn Futures Continue to Gain Ground
 » Bid to Repeal Ethanol Subsidies Welcomed
 » Feed Ingredient's Effects On Levels Of E. Coli O157:H7
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   United Kingdom

 » Farmer's Victory After Three-Year Battle
 » John Godfrey Chairs ADHB
 » Defra Reveals Breakthrough In Over-Regulation
 » Future Proofing UK Livestock Production

   European Union

 » EU Celebrates Veterinary Week
 » NFU Backs European Approach on AMR

   General

 » Controlling Trypanosomosis In West Africa
 » Deathly Drought In Africa's Horn
 » Korean Dairy Farmers Learn The Aussie Way
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   Canada

 » Manitoba Beef Producers Require Flood Assistance

   Egypt

 » Egypt Expands Imports Of US DDGS

   Australia

 »  UK Dairy Expert To Meet NSW Farmers
 » Yersiniosis Found On NSW North Coast
 » A$300,000 Gift For Flood Victims

   India

 » Call For Ban On Non-therapeutic Use Of Antibiotics

   Philippines

 » NDA Works With US To Assist Local Dairy Farmers
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That's all for this week!

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