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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Improved Risk-Based Dairy Inspections

The British Food Standards Agency is changing the frequency of official hygiene inspections on dairy farms in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to make the system more proportionate to the food safety risks.

The changes, which come into effect from today, 1 July, will lead to a reduction in official inspections in England and Wales from more than 11,000 to about 3,000 per year.

In Northern Ireland, there will be a reduction from 4,500 to 3,200 inspections per year.

This will reduce the burden on the competent authorities that carry out the inspections, lower the cost to taxpayers, and provide a cost equivalent of £150,000 per year in saved time for dairy farmers.

In the EU, a resolution on the milk package of the Committee on Agriculture of the European parliament has offered some rays of hope but the future of the milk market remains uncertain, according to the European Milk Board.

The president of the European Milk Board (EMB), Romuald Schaber said: “We can see that the political work of milk producers was not completely in vain as a small part of the EMB demands were taken into account."

On the disease front, foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has broken out in 39 provinces of Viet Nam, affecting more than 150,000 head of cattle. More than 45,000 animals have died or been destroyed, including over 5,000 buffaloes, 938 cows, 37,760 pigs and 329 goats.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Aardema Dairies: It Pays To Look After Heifers
Jordan Leak is Operations Manager for Aardema Dairies in Idaho. Managing 25,000 cows on seven dairies, Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports on the company's Sawtooth South Calf Ranch, from the Large Herd Conference.
Efficient Farming Improves Environment & Profits
Improving the efficiency of milk production could produce significant annual savings and potentially cut the environmental impacts of the industry by up to a third, according to new research from Northwest Spain.
Rabobank International Dairy Report
Rabobank looks at the trends and outlook for the international dairy markets.
Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook - June 2011
Red meat exports are booming, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
Alltech provides Natural Cattle Feed Supplements
* Company News

Merck Announces New Name For Animal Health Div
NETHERLANDS - Merck's animal health division, formerly known as Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, announced that effective today it will begin using the new name, Merck Animal Health. It will be known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   Viet Nam

 » FMD NEWS: FMD Kills Over 45,000 Animals
 » More Than 45,000 Animals Die of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

   United Kingdom

 » New BSE Testing Age Rules 'Common Sense'
 » New Powers For Groceries Adjudicator
 » NOAH Revises Advertising Code Of Practice
 » Importance Of NI Dairy Sector Recognised
 » DairyCo Commits £5m To Dairy R&D
 » MEPs Back Fairer Dairy
 » Pirbright Scientist Receives FAO Honour
 » UK Farming Needs to Produce More Not Less
 » Case for Groceries Adjudicator Presented To MPs
 » Unions Combine Forces on Milk Price Transparency
 » Improved Risk-Based Dairy Inspections

   European Union

 » EC Adopts Regulation To Control GM In Feed
 » Fairer Prices For Dairy Farmers
 » Milk Package Offers Some Hope

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   China

 » Dairy Safety Standards Trigger Debates

   Australia

 » Dairy Industry Commits To Youngstock Care
 » Major Investment In Dairy Industry Welcomed

   New Zealand

 » Dairy Industry Will Benefit From India FTA
 » Intervention Needed To Save Waituna Lagoon
 » Labour Welcomes New Farming Face
 » Role Models Could Double NZ Food Production

   General

 » Aus-NZ Companies Develop New Drugs For Vets
 » New Strategic Framework On Food Security
 » Agencies Set New Priorities After Rinderpest Eradication
 » G20: Animal Health Important For Global Food Security

   United States

 » Partnership Expands Animal Enzyme Solutions
 » Producers Have Time to Make More Hay Despoite Delay
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » NFU Member To Congress: Livestock Market Is Broken
 » CME: Recent Days Witness Pullback in Grain Futures
 » California Non-Ambulatory Appeal To Supreme Court
 » CME: USDA Reports Show Future Crop Prospects
 » Higher Corn Acreage May Cause Prices To Plummet
 » Could Wallaby Gut Microbes Reduce GHG Emissions?

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   Ireland

 » The Future For Dairy Farming In Ireland Is Excellent
 » Grass Calculator Aims To Increase Profit
 » Open Day Focuses on Dairy Bull Beef Production

   Netherlands

 » End To Slaughter Without Stunning Welcomed

   Serbia

 » Anthrax Reported In Serbia

   Mexico

 » MAP and FMD Funds Grow Mexican DDGS Market

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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