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TheDairySite Newsletter - 3 June 2011

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: A Look At The Feed Markets

In the US, there are reports of unstable crop markets, as corn, soybeans and wheat prices continue to move erratically.

Some major corn production areas remain behind in plantings, and some may not be planted at all. A recent report showed that only 19 per cent of the corn crop in Ohio had been planted as of 29 May. Overall, only 86 per cent of the crop acres had been planted as of 29 May, compared to 97 per cent a year ago.

In Europe there are concerns about the impact of dry weather on western European grain and oilseed crops.

Despite this, Russian authorities have decided to cancel an embargo on grain exports.

This ban was imposed last year in the wake of a severe drought. The ban will be lifted as of July 1. The government has decided to lift the ban saying that there are sufficient reserves, should the market become unstable.

In South Korea, the mixing of antibiotics with animal feed will be banned from July. The government is hoping that this will raise consumer trust in the safety of livestock products.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Australian Dairy Outlook
World dairy product prices were supported in the first half of 2010/11 by strong import demand, particularly from the Russian Federation and China, writes David Barrett in the ABARE dairy outlook 2011-2015.
Cows Show Preference To Indoor Housing
When given a choice during the summer high yielding dairy cows prefer to be inside with access to a total mixed ration than at pasture, according to research from Harper Adams University College and Reaseheath College.
Reforms Will Bring A Greening Of The CAP
Towards the end of June new proposals for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy are expected to come out of Brussels, writes TheCattleSite editor in chief Chris Harris.
Japan Dairy and Products Semi-Annual Report 2011
As of May, it appears that the segments of the dairy sector affected by the March earthquake and tsunami in eastern Japan have largely recovered, and supplies have been restored to Tokyo and surrounding prefectures, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
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* Company News

Animax Doubles Manufacturing Capacity
UK - An animal health company, which produces the only leaching slow-release trace element bolus on the market, is poised for major expansion. Animax Ltd, which manufactures the Tracesure range of boluses, will double production following the acquisition of a second factory neighbouring its existing facility at Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   Botswana

 » FMD NEWS: Botswana Beef Situation Compounded

   Kazakhstan

 » FMD Breaks Out in Kazakhstan Cattle

   Philippines

 » Govt Sees FMD-Free Stamp Boosting Pork Exports
 » Police Capture Two Suspected Cattle Rustlers

   Pakistan

 » Dairy And Meat Processing Zone For Sindh

   New Zealand

 » Improving Dairy Business Skills
 » Sharemilkers On The Move
 » Dairy And Meat Export Prices Lift Terms Of Trade

   United Kingdom

 » MacBeth's First Into Beef Labelling Scheme
 » UFU Disappointed With Drop In Beef Prices

   Australia

 » Suspension Of Live Exports To Indonesian Facilities
 » Technology Brings Biosecurity Experts Face-to-Face
 » Seasonal Pasture Quality Under Scrutiny

   General

 » FAO & Max Planck Institute Tackle Zoonotic Diseases
 » Soya Report Highlights Environmental Threats

   Kenya

 » Kenya Dairy Sector To Quadruple In Size

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   Canada

 » Ruling On US COOL Generates Cautious Optimism

   United States

 » Crop Markets Move Erratically
 » NFU & Home Grown Cow Provide Online Marketplace
 » CME: Sharp Pullback In Grain Markets

   Ireland

 » Government Must Push Ahead With Retail Legislation
 » Minister Stresses On Importance of Livestock Sector
 » Intergrating Robots And Grazing Systems
 » Teagasc Moorepark Dairy Open Day

   France

 » Registration Is Open For SPACE 2011
 » Tackling Challenges Of Animal Health Surveillance

   Korea, South

 » Feed Antibiotic Ban Ahead For South Korea

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   Denmark

 » Denmark Declares Negligible BSE Risk

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Lifts Grain Export Ban



That's all for this week!

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