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Friday 26th February 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell
Editor


MSD Animal Health

Is China Buying More Dairy Products Again?

Imports of all dairy products into China have shot up in January 2016, an overall increase of 51 per cent in volume over the same month last year, the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has revealed.

Mr O’Leary said the increase affected all products, and emphasised the importance of the Chinese market for global demand.

“It is not unreasonable to think we may be seeing the first signs that the most important global buyer is back on the market," he added.

“After all, they must by now have worked their way through much of the stocks acquired in the buying spree of 2013-14, and their domestic production, while increased from that period, still lags behind domestic demand.” – Click here to read more.

In dairy research news, scientists have found that the quality of colostrum can be predicted by the mother's previous lactation performance and weather.

Research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire found that the more lactations the cow has had in the past, the higher the quality of colostrum in the future. It also showed that colostrum produced during winter was poorer quality.

This method allows dairy producers to predict colostrum quality before the calf is born and to estimate colostrum quality without having to collect it – read more.



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

The Copper Complexity: Are We Over-Supplementing?
Take a look at the back of any concentrate docket or label on a mineral/ vitamin supplement and one will see copper somewhere in the list of ingredients.

Aflatoxins in Milk: Do Not Underestimate an Unavoidable Problem
Aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2) are mycotoxins of major concern to the dairy industry.

This Week's Articles and Analysis

Can Lucerne Deliver for Your Cows?
Dairy farms that are suited to growing lucerne should consider it as an option when feeding their dairy cows, writes Dr Stephen Whelan of AHDB Dairy.

Company News

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Market Reports

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Global Dairy Industry News

   Global

Technology Could Take Agriculture Halfway to Climate Targets
Latest Foot and Mouth Reports: Southern African Countries; Kuwait

   China

China's Dairy Imports Growing Again

   United Kingdom

First Dairy Research Seminar to Share Crucial Technical Information
Call for More Government Support for Farming Sector
EU Exit for UK Would Be "Leap Into The Dark"
Cow Digestive System Could Revolutionise Renewable Energy
Badger Cull Expansion Measures Against Bovine TB Applauded
Isle of Man Cattle Herd Officially Free from Bovine TB
Cow Death Heightens Concern Over Low Protein Levels in Silage
Robot Hill Farmer Starts Weeding Trials in Peak District

   United States

Canola Beats Soybean as Protein Source for Dairy Cattle
Cattle Outlook: Cattle on Feed Report Neutral for Market
Lactation, Weather Found to Predict Milk Quality in Dairy Cows

   Netherlands

Gouda Cheese Salt Content Significantly Reduced from a Decade Ago

   European Union

New EU Animal Health Laws Aim to Halt Disease Spread
Arla Foods Amba Price Maintained Through March

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