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TheDairySite Newsletter - 11 November 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Need For Balanced Energy Policy

Corn production for 2011-12 is forecast at 146.7 bushels per acre, the lowest since 2003-04. The government has also reduced the estimated feed and residual usage by 100 million bushels.

More and more of the US corn crop is being used for corn-ethanol production, increasing the pressure on livestock producers.

Corn prices have roughly tripled since the government, in 2006, mandated ethanol be blended into gasoline. The price of meat has risen steadily alongside this.

American Meat Institute President, J. Patrick Boyle, says that "the government urgently needs to implement a more balanced energy policy that doesn't cause as much friction between human food, animal feed and fuel."

EU regulations, in particular Regulation (EC) 1/2005, have led to an improvement in animal welfare during transport, according to a report released by the European Commission.

The report highlighted that there are huge differences between Member States in the progress they have made in implementing the Regulation.

With this in mind, it suggests that the implementation, enforcement and infringement penalties within the EU should be harmonised.

Standards regarding animal welfare differ greatly across Europe. With massive social and economic differences between countries it seems unlikely that animal welfare standards will ever be a level playing field in Europe.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Setting Health & Safety Standards For The World
International standards for food safety and animal health and welfare can be and often are contentious issues, writes TheCattleSite Editor in Chief Chris Harris.
Challenging Developments For EU Dairy
The European Dairy Association (EDA) discusses fairness in trade relations, biotechnology and its potential impact, and the generic promotion of milk, as it picks three challenging topics for the EU dairy sector at the World Dairy Forum (WDF), Luxembourg.
Toxocara Vitulorum Found In Calves - VLA Report
The most commonly diagnosed causes of diarrhoea were cryptosporidiosis and rotavirus in young calves, coccidiosis in older calves and Johne’s disease in adult cattle, reports the UK's Veterinary Laboratory report for August 2011.
Algeria Dairy and Products Annual Report 2011
Algerian dairy market reopens to US product with newly negotiated sanitary certificate, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. US dairy exports continue to suffer from lack of strong US presence in this market. Development of the domestic dairy sector remains one of the government’s main priorities.
Animax Veterinary Health
* Company News

Animax Announces New Appointments
UK - Animax, an animal health company which is doubling production in response to sales growth, has announced two new appointments.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   New Zealand

 » Farmers Urged To Look At Expenses
 » Guides To Grow Irrigation Efficiency
 » Farmers: Agricultural Policies Are ‘Economic Poker’
 » Federated Farmers Gets Runs On The Board

   United Kingdom

 » Bright Future For WWS Show Ring Superstars
 » Tenant Sector Under Spotlight
 » Breeding Resistance To Bovine TB In Cows
 » Industrial Emission Directive Reviews Under Way
 » Livestock Managers Join Forces For Better Business
 » LMC: Sharp Decline In Slaughtering During October
 » Scotland's Veterinary Surveillance Under Scrutiny
 » Dairy Crest: Milk Profits Fall As Competition Tightens
 » £20 Million Boost For Farming

   United States

 » CME: Live Cattle Futures Closed Up
 » Cattle Outlook: Japan To Increase Slaughter Age
 » CME: October Class III At $18.03
 » Land O'Lakes Welcomes Improved Credit Rating
 » Distillers Grains Offer Viable Feed Option For Heifers
 » Soybean Export Progress
 » On-farm Technology: Precision Feeding Of Dairy Cows
 » CME: Milk Intakes Still Near Annual Lows
 » CME: GIPSA Sheds Light On Rule Changes
 » Pasture Conference Aids Livestock Producers
 » CME: Whey Market Remains Firm
 » Non-GMO Soybeans: New Opportunities In Feeds
 » Farmers Can Now Label Milk rBGH-Free In Ohio
 » Tight Stocks & Strong Demand For Corn Market
 » CME: US Moving NDM/SMP Offshore
 » CME: USDA Projects $18+ Milk Next Year
 » Farm Animal Integrated Research (FAIR) 2012
 » CME: Corn & Soybeans Have Modest Yield Reduction
 » US Corn Yield Projections Lowest Since 2003
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   Australia

 » Numbers On Feed Decline In September Quarter
 » MLA Market Alert
 » Investment Provided Benefit To Dairy Farmers
 » Weekly Cattle Summary: Supplies Tight
 » Live Cattle Exports Up 20 Per Cent In September

   General

 » Olympus Exports Products To Meet Targets
 » Exports Surge Since Bilateral Trade Deal

   Taiwan

 » FMD Breaks Out in Penghu Island

   Canada

 » Factors To Consider When Marketing Cattle
 » Celebrating Sustainability On Dairy Farms

   Ireland

 » Single Payment Cuts To Replace Government Funding

   European Union

 » Arla Gets Go-Ahead To Acquire German Allgäuland
 » Agricultural Diversity In The EU Through Figures
 » Imposing Animal Transport Enforcements

   India

 » Finance Scheme To Encourage Milk Production

   Mexico

 » Steady Livestock Growth Over Past 10 Years
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That's all for this week!

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