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Dairy Newsletter - 18th July 2008

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

World Agricultural Production - July 2008
This report prepared by the USDA FAS International Production Assessment Branch reflects official USDA estimates released in the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE-460) July 11, 2008.
US Feed Outlook July 2008
Allen Baker, Edward Allen, and Heather Lutman, ERS USDA. This monthly report examines supply, use, prices, and trade for feed grains, including supply and demand prospects in major importing and exporting countries. Focuses on corn; also contains information on sorghum, barley, oats, and hay.
Mid-Summer Calf Working, Especially in Tight Times
By Dr. W. Dee Whittier, Extension Veterinarian, Cattle, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Published in the Virginia Cooperative Extension Livestock Update, July 2008. Mid-summer processing of spring-born beef calves is one of the highest return procedures available in the cattle business.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
This report, released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), adopts U.S. area, yield, and production forecasts for winter wheat, durum, other spring wheat, barley, oats and also livestock, poultry and dairy.
UK Cattle Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report (to March 2008)
By the Veterinary Laboratories Agency - This report monitors trends in the major endemic cattle diseases. The report is compiled using disease data gathered by the network of VLA Regional Laboratories.
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - July 2008
By U.S.D.A, Economic Research Service - This article is an extract from the July 2008: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News (link to all this weeks news)

   General

    OIE: Wildlife Surveillance Key to Biosecurity

   Australia

    Aussie Vendor Declarations Improve Biosecurity
    Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
    Bellyaches and Headaches for Australian Graziers

   Japan

    Local Japanese Agencies Continue BSE Testing Alone

   Canada

    2008 Billboard Campaign Receives Positive Feedback
    Certified Livestock Transport Training Embraced
    Disease Protocols for Animals and People
    $7 Billion Mad Cow Scare Suit Against Canada

   United Kingdom

    Vaccination Vital to Keep Rare Breeds Alive
    Secrets Locked in Old Bones
    High Court Decision on TB Table Values
    The Last Drop of Milk: UK Running Short
    Quiet Confidence Amongst Scottish Cattle Farmers
    A Show of Support for the School Milk Scheme
    UK Milk Prices
Agco Product Solutions
   United States

    Seeking Solutions to Loss of CRP Grazing
    State Orders TB Tests for California, New Mexico
    Tight Supply and Demand for US Corn, Soybeans
    US Dairy Products Prices
    Judge Asks for Revisit of Older Cattle Rules
    Alberta to End BSE Testing of Elderly Cows
    Schafer Wants it All Wrapped Up By Years End
    Weekly Outlook: Corn and Soybean Prospects
    Schuele Becomes USMEF Communications Director
    Fighting Heat Stress on In Lab, On Farm and Online
    Weekly Roberts Report
    Antibiotics in Animal Feed Pose an Urgent Threat
    Organic Valley Halts Milk Purchases
    FMD Bill Passes Senate Committee

   New Zealand

    NZ Livestock Reaping Benefits of Biofuel Bubble

   Germany

    Experiment Infects Cattle with H5N1
Claas - Time for new rules
   Ireland

    Meeting Of Minds Over EU Animal Health
    The Nitrates and Phosphorous Regulations
    Glanbia Given Two Weeks to Fix Prices
    IFA: Farmers Warned Against Low Grain Prices
    New System to Free-Up Cattle at Marts

   Korea, South

    Transparency Lies in Computerised DNA Tracker

   China

    Biotech Company Launches Cactus-Based Feed

   European Union

    EFSA Publishes Advice on Biological Feed Hazards
   Netherlands

    Dutch Boycott UK Cattle Over TB Sale
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That's all for this week!

Ed.

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