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Dairy Newsletter - 17th October 2008

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Greenhouse Gases and Environmental Impacts of the Livestock Industry
The livestock sector is not only contributing to global warming, it is suffering from it as well, writes Chris Harris, Senior Editor, TheCattleSite.
Tackling Dairy Cow Welfare Issues
Laura Boyle and Gabriela Olmos describe their work on elucidating the advantages of grass-based dairy systems from an animal welfare perspective, thereby increasing the competitiveness of the dairy industry. This article, a product of the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, was published in the T Research magazine Volume 3, Number 3, Autumn 2008.
Accelerated Growth Programs for Milk-Fed Calves
The most recent USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System survey reported that preweaning mortality of heifers alive at 48 hr of age was 7.9 %, says James K. Drackley, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This feature was taken from the proceedings of the High Plains Dairy Conference. A full link to the proceedings is provided below.
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - October 2008
By U.S.D.A, Economic Research Service - This article is an extract from the October 2008: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BLUETONGUE: Outbreak in Malaga
 » FMD NEWS: Legal Case Launched
 » BSE NEWS: Proposals to Reduce Testing
 » Climate and Bioenergy Focus for World Food Day
 » Financial Crash Could Deepen Food Crisis

   European Union

 » Levies for Exceeding Milk Quota Total €340 Million

   United States

 » A Lighter Carbon Footprint from US Dairy
 » Prices Stumble, but Still on Their Feet
 » USMEF Focuses on Red Meat Demand in S Korea
 » Agriculture in the Classroom Project Gains Boost
 » Flooded by Milk: Dairyland to Exceed Capacity
 » Cargill Reports Income Up 62 Per Cent in Q1
 » Economist Sees Hope in Corn and Soybeans
 » US Grain Production Forecasts Up Across the Board
 » Weekly Outlook: Where is the Bottom?
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Fed Cattle Prices Fall
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » US Dairy Products Prices
 » Weekly Roberts Report
Claas - Time for new rules
   United Kingdom

 » Will Britain Back Relaxed EU ‘Mad Cow’ Testing Rules?
 » 20,979: the Lost Cows of Britain
 » English Cattle Number Down 2 Percent
 » Record Milk Imports in Britain
 » The Country Vet: a Dying Breed
 » EBLEX Launches Manual on Cattle Housing
 » OCDS Compensation: Sands of Time Slip Away
 » Reverse Underspend for R&D, Says Science Campaign
 » IFA Welcomes Move on Brucellosis-free Status
 » NFUS Echoes Call for Suspended Vet Charges
 » VLA Publishes Annual Review 2007/08
 » EU Raises BSE Cattle Testing Age to 48 Months
 » Dairy UK Stands Up for Cheese
 » NFU Tell the 'Harsh Reality' to Tesco
 » UK Budget Decision Knocks Suckler Scheme
 » Bluetongue Vaccine: Take-up Worries Flare
 » UK Slaughter Statistics - October 2008
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
   Ireland

 » Smith Seeks Brucellosis-Free Status for Ireland
 » Wet Ground Makes a Mess of Slurry in Ireland
 » Smith Announces Advance Payments of €530 Million

   China

 » China Orders Massive Milk Checks

   Germany

 » EuroTier 2008 is Coming Soon

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
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That's all for this week!

Ed.

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