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TheDairySite Newsletter - 13th March 2009

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

This week, TheDairySite were at VIV Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. This year's exhibitions featured global breakthrough innovations in the Feed and Meat industry. For more information read our news coverage below.

 » Show Opens to Help Animal Industries Tackle Global Economic Crisis

This week's Book Focus

Buy Mastitis in Cattle Mastitis in Cattle
This invaluable book covers all aspects of mastitis and is essential reading for veterinary surgeons and students, farmers and also those involved in the practical care of cattle.

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Buy Breeding for Robustness in Cattle - Eaap 126 Breeding for Robustness in Cattle - Eaap 126
This book contains a series of articles (26) dealing with the concept of robustness, including aspects like evolution, genetics, environment, animal health and welfare, and integrity.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

The Uncertain Times of Australian Dairy
Despite Australian Dairy farmers had prepared to see their profits slide in the global recession, new situations have materialised which have shook their confidence in the sector, report Dairy Australia in this Situation and Outlook Update.
Bluetongue 2009: Special Report
Last year there were more than 24,000 cases of bluetongue in France whilst none were reported in England. Can we pull off the 'great escape' again this year, asks Dr Dave Cavanagh of the Institute for Animal Health? To answer this question his colleagues glanced back at 2008 and published their findings in the National Farmers Union members' magazine, British Farmer & Grower.
Evaluating Forage Options for Dry Cows
Dry cow nutrition might not be the first thing on your mind given current challenges facing the dairy industry, writes Noah B. Litherland, Extension Dairy Scientist, Minnesota University.
Compensation – It’s More Than a Paycheck
Employee compensation is a topic everyone wants to talk about, but no one wants to talk about, writes Chuck Schwartau Extension Educator-Livestock, University of Minnesota. 
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* Company News

Merck and Schering-Plough to Merge
GLOBE - Merck & Co., Inc. and Schering-Plough Corporation today announced that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which Merck and Schering-Plough will combine, under the name Merck, in a stock and cash transaction.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: HK Relaxes on Canadian Bone-in Beef
 » BLUETONGUE: QMS Answers Vaccination Questions

   Finland

 » Research on Campylobacters in Cattle and Broilers

   European Union

 » Animal Cloning: EU Calls for Data to Support Science
Claas - Time for new rules
   United States

 » US Ag Survey Reveals Financial Stress
 » New Barleys for Bovines
 » Reducing Cattle Intensity to Manage Feed Areas
 » Know the Rules for Handling Animal Losses
 » Plastic Pollution and Mutant Cows in Texas
 » Optimal Diets for Dry Cows
 » First TB Tests in Dakota Prove Negative
 » Study Sees Anxiety in the Whites of a Cows Eye
 » Californian Dairy Regulation Finds Success
 » First E. Coli Cattle Vaccine Licensed in the US
 » Impact of Food Recalls on the American Farmer
 » Group Backs Bill to Ban Bovine Tail Docking
 » Group Launches Online Welfare Training
 » IDAIRY Renews Calls for Mandatory Animal ID
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Higher Fed Cattle Prices
 » Weekly Outlook: 31 March USDA Reports
 » Livestock Slaughter 2008 Summary
 » Weekly Roberts Report
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   Russian Federation

 » Russia Turns to Technology as Herds Decline

   United Kingdom

 » Study to Measure Competitiveness in NI Dairy
 » FDA Increase Requirements for Disposal
 » Dairy Farmers of Britain Transform Capital Structure
 » Livestock Market Visits 2009 Announced
 » EU Nitrates Committee Grants Derogation
 » QMS: Euro Debate on Future of Food Quality Labelling
 » Roadshow to Give Farmers Face Time with Defra
 » United Kingdom Milk Prices and Composition of Milk

   Ireland

 » Dairy Degree Programme to Boost Irish Industry
 » IFA Hit Back at Factory Price Cuts
 » Milk Trade Volumes Dropping Off in Ireland
 » Smith Meets Boel to Press for Dairy Support
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   Canada

 » Urgent Help Provided to Flooded Livestock Producers
 » New Production Technologies Improve DDGS Quality

   New Zealand

 » Lobby Group Challenges GM Livestock Approval
 » Dairy Wounded in NZ After Record Pay Cut

   Germany

 » What Drove the Cow Mad? Lessons from a Tiny Fish

   Australia

 » WA Graziers Warned Over Lupinosis
 » Raising the Odds of Research Communication
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary



That's all for this week!

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