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TheDairySite Newsletter - 17 April 2009

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EDITORIAL - A Week for Fraud and Cartels

In a landmark judgement, the Italian Supreme Court this week confirmed a decision of a national Court concerning the evasion of extra levies in the milk quota payment scheme. The court decided that this amounted to the crime of fraud against EU financial interests.

Meanwhile, the UK Food Standards Agency announced a crack down on food fraud. This new initiative is aimed at recycled by-products, false labels, meat sold of dubious origin and unsafe, out-of-date, products.

In America, relief has come to packers and renderers as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that “cattle material prohibited in animal feed” (CMPAF) is deemed to be non-hazardous solid waste and thus can be disposed of in landfills. An alternative opinion could have proven very costly.

Animal disposal was also under discussion in Ireland. The Irish Farmers Association called for immediate change to the rules and regulations for fallen animal disposal in order to remove the "exorbitant costs" and break up, what they believe to be, the "collection and rendering cartel operating this service".

Adam Anson

DuPont Animal Health Solutions
* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Nitrogen Availability from Liquid Swine and Dairy Manure
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have compared predictions for nitrogen availability from dairy and pig manure in soils with practical results. They found generally good agreement but the variable with the greatest effect was the method of manure application, writes Jackie Linden for TheDairySite.
Aspects of Asian Dairying
In the past, Asians have not been large consumers of milk, but things are changing, writes Stuart Lumb for TheDairySite.
Transition Period Management and Nutrition
Most of the metabolic diseases of dairy cows - milk fever, ketosis, retained placenta (RP), and displacement of the abomasum - occur within the first 2 wk of lactation. This feature was taken from the proceedings of the High Plains Dairy Conference. A full link to the proceedings is provided below.
The Strategic Use of Ruminally Protected Amino Acids in Dairy Nutrition
The rumen is arguably the most important organ in the ruminant digestive system, writes Adegbola T. Adesogan, University of Florida as part of the proceedings from the University of Florida Dairy Extension 20th Symposium.
USDA Feed Outlook April 2009
World 2008/09 corn trade is projected up 0.7 million tonnes this month to 76.1 million, says Allen Baker, Edward Allen, and Heather Lutman in the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) Feed Outlook report for March 2009.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Exports Approach Pre-BSE Levels

   United Kingdom

 » Average UK Milk Price Still Below 25 Pence
 » UK Food Standards Agency Cracks Down on Fraud
 » RUMA's Rules on Animal Antibiotic Use
 » Mayne Elected BSAS President
 » Prof Bishop Awarded 2009 BSAS Hammond Prize

   Ireland

 » Smith's Initiative to Encourage New Dairy Farmers
 » IFA Demands Change on Animal Disposal Rules
 » 2,000 Protest in Ireland Over Glanbia Price Cut
Claas - Time for new rules
   United States

 » Help in Pennsylvania for Those Turning Organic
 » Foodborne Illness Prevention Reaches Plateau
 » Engineering the Eco Friendly Cow
 » Conference Addresses Antibiotics in Food Chain
 » Specialists: Unnoticed Health Implications of Fire
 » New Tool Helps Farmers Builds Organic Dairies
 » Ag Secretary Vilsack Seeking Dialogue on NAIS
 » DBA Project Helps Dairy Producers and Environment
 » EPA Says Cattle Material is not Hazardous
 » DairyCo Calls for Forward-thinking Farmers
 » CME: Retirement Round Sees Drop in Dairy Slaughter
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Pressure On the Growing Season
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Slaughter Down

   Thailand

 » Soybean and Fishmeal Demand Drop in Thailand
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   Italy

 » Final Ruling on Italian Milk Quota Fraud

   Norway

 » Researcher Turns Harmless E Coli Dangerous

   European Union

 » Completion of Animal Feed Assessment by EFSA

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

   Canada

 » Expert Calls for Action Against Pathogens in Feed



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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