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TheDairySite Newsletter - 1 June 2012

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Celebrating Milk and Dairy Products

Today is World Milk Day.

World Milk Day was established 12 years ago to provide an opportunity to focus attention on milk and to publicise activities connected with milk and the milk industry.

At present, over 35 countries around the world, have been regular participants of the World Milk Day celebration.

Participation seems particularly strong in developing countries, where exhibitions on cheese, ice cream making will take place.

Milk, yogurt, and cheese are offered for free in many places to encourage dairy product consumption and highlight the health benefits.

In conjunction with World Milk Day, the Indian government is launching a month-long campaign against adulterated milk.

"The entire milk chain, from production, collection and chilling centres to dairies and retailers, will come under review," a government spokesperson said.

The drive will also aim at creating consumer awareness on the issue.

Today also kick starts National Dairy Month in the US, which will see farmers open dairy units to the public, put on huge breakfasts and help educate the consumer about milk production.

National Dairy Month also focuses on letting consumers know the nutritional qualities of milk.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Dairy Imports to China Continue to Grow
Buoyed by strong domestic demand, China's overall dairy imports continue to perform strongly according to Michael Hussey from the Food and Beverage Division, Bord Bia – Irish Food Board.
Housing and Management Biggest Contributors to Welfare
Serious welfare risks to cattle and calves in the EU, identified in a scientific review by the EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW), were associated with housing and management.
Risk Factors for Bovine Tuberculosis in Great Britain
Large herds and fattening herds are more likely to breakdown with bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in all areas, according to researchers in the UK. In areas with lower perceived risk, the risk of breaking down increased with the number of animals brought in from high incidence areas. On the other hand, in areas where the perceived risk is higher, bTB breakdown is more likely to be related to the history of disease and the probability of the disease in badgers.
Removing Faulty Sperm from AI Process
All bull semen is not created equal, but Peter Sutovsky has found a way to level the bovine-fertility playing field. Research from the University of Missouri reproductive scientist identifies faulty sperm and takes them out of the equation for artificial insemination (AI) of cattle.
* Market Reports

 » UK Milk Prices and Composition of Milk - Review of April 2012
 » USDA Agricultural Prices - May 2012
 » Irish CSO Milk Statistics - Review of April 2012
 » Outlook for US Agricultural Trade May 2012
 » USDA National Dairy Products Sales Report - 31 May 2012

* Company News

Biomin.net Now Available in Slovak
SLOVAKIA - BIOMIN has now launched a Slovak version of the corporate website www.biomin.net.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   Global

 » CIWF Concerned over US/ EU Organic Rules
 » OIE Declares Brazil, Colombia BSE Risk Negligible
 » Fonterra and A-Ware Announce EU Partnership
 » Why Aren't we Finishing More Dairy Bull Calves for Beef?

   United Kingdom

 » Fifth of Dairy Bull Calves Still Killed on Farm
 » £38M Investment to Protect UK Livestock
 » Lords Scrutinise Food Security, Highlight Biofuels
 » Badger Cull Judicial Review Set for June
 » Driving Forward a Scottish Dairy Strategy
 » Modernisation, Cow Comfort Priority Investments
 » Livestock Markets to Increase Dairy Revenues
 » Defra Must Not Ignore CAP Advice

   Chile

 » Strong Growth in Chile's Pork, Poultry Meat Output
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   European Union

 » Promoting Farmers, Co-ops in the Food Chain
 » Housing and Management Affect Welfare
 » Dairy Takeovers Could Have Deep Repercussions
 » Arla Announces Second Merger with German Hochifel
 » Scottish and Irish Unions Unite in CAP Budget Call

   Australia

 » Biosecurity Laws Put New South Wales on Front Foot
 » Vasse Research Dairy to be Run Commercially
 » FMD NEWS: FMD Policy to Increase Readiness
 » Aussie Experts Take up OIE Positions
 » FMD Policy to Increase Readiness
 » New Laws for Transporting Livestock
 » Industry Calls to Quarantine Theleria Cattle
 » Work Injury Poses Many Costs for Dairy Farms

   Canada

 » Dairy Farmers Must Optimise Feed
 » Animal Health Act to Improve Disease Control

   Russian Federation

 » Milk Supply Increases, More Subsidies in the Pipeline

   China

 » Dairy Investment Wanted, but Times Getting Harder?

   Brazil

 » Brazil Feed Forecast Up 2.8 Per Cent in 2012
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   Ireland

 » Emerald Expo 2012: Dairy, Livestock Event Launched

   United States

 » Season for Determining Corn Yields is Underway
 » Growth Opportunities for Dairy at Retail
 » Livestock Industry Beefs up Illinois's Economy
 » Celebrate National Dairy Month in June
 » Timeline Needed for Food Safety Act
 » Look out for Signs of Heat Stress
 » Farm Exports Reach Second-highest Level on Record

   New Zealand

 » Fonterra Shareholder Chairman Resigns
 » Fonterra Vote Shapes Future

   Zimbabwe

 » Cattle Buying Scheme Launched for Farmers

   Colombia

 » Pilot Project to Improve Dairy Production

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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