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Markets Well Supported at Mid-Year
Stability is returning to the global dairy markets following down turns in the first two quarters, although short supplies are still hanging over the market following a March/April contraction, write Alan Levitt, Marc Beck and Brad Geheke of the US Dairy...
Strategic Use of Diagnostics
With such a wide choice of diagnostic tests available, Life Technologies explains how to choose the best option in any given situation....
Florida Dairy Industry Statistics: Herd Performance Measures and Benchmarks
Wide ranging aspects of Florida dairy herds are analysed in this paper from University of Florida including lactation peak and milk quality. The huge swings in herd numbers across the state show quick recovery from the 90's decline by K.G. Arriola and...
Call for New Research on E.coli in Cattle
E. coli O157 control through feed additives and cattle vaccines should be investigated, the Food Standards Agency has reported. ...
Structural Changes in the Indian Dairy Sector
Vitally important for the economy, India's livestock sector employs 21 million people and currently stands at a quarter of national GDP, according to this exploration of Indian Dairy Sector Progression by Anjani Kumar, P.K. Joshi and Roelof J. Jongeneel. ...
Effect of Feeding Buckwheat and Chicory Silages on Fatty Acid Profile and Cheese-making Properties of Milk From Dairy Cows
Improving certain milk quality traits when fed fresh, Chicory and Buckwheat are suspected to lose these traits when ensiled, researchers at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Zurich, tried to find out more. ...
Australian Dairy Farming Overview- 2012:Dairy Manufacturing and Markets
In the absence of production growth, profitability and efficiency have been the message of large dairy processors who have invested in greater storage, said Dairy Australia in a synoptic analysis of the industry in 2012. ...
Diagnosis Murder - DNA Profiling to Help Farmers
In September 2000, Ian Lowther, a UK national, was sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder he committed 23 years earlier. His conviction was made possible by advances in biotechnology, which allowed forensic scientists to match his DNA to samples...
Predicting Energy Balance of Holstein-Friesian Cows Using Mid-Infrared Spectrometry of Milk
The main hindrance to the inclusion of energy status (ES) in multi-trait genetic evaluations as a predictor of health and fertility is the difficulty and expense of energy intake data collection on large numbers of animals, according to reserach from...
Determining US Milk Quality Using Bulk-Tank Somatic Cell Counts
Bulk tank somatic cell counts (BTSCCs) are indicative of the quality of the nation's milk supply. It appears that somatic cell counts (SCCs) are decreasing year by year, it appears that improvements in management practices and new EU import regulations...
The Value of Diagnostics
Infectious disease continues to be the biggest cause of economic loss for livestock farmers. At a time when input costs are high and margins are being squeezed, losses due to culling, poor growth, variability and treatment need to be minimised, if businesses...
15 Ways to Reduce Somatic Cell Counts
With forthcoming guidelines for 400,000 somatic cell counts (SCCs), more and more dairy producers are driving down SCCs in their bulk tanks, but they always have room for improvement, even on the best operations....
Florida and the Dairy Industry
There are four areas most dairy farmers are interested in: milk price, milk sales, milk production, and dairy policy. Calvin Covington, former CEO with Southeast Milk Inc looks at these four areas for the Florida dairy industry....
Microbiological Surveillance of Raw Milk
Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) reduced analysis time compared to culture methods and may be a useful tool for microbiological testing on farm, according to researchers in Italy. The PCR method was more sensitive than culture methods in detecting...
Sale of Raw Milk in Northern Italy: Food Safety Implications and Comparison of Analytical Methods for Detecting Foodborne Pathogens
All pathogens investigated were detected in raw milk sold from vending machines, according to new research from Italy. They found that raw milk is a significant source of exposure Mycobacterium avium subsp. and that the official culture method (ISO) may...
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