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TheDairySite Newsletter - 24 July 2009

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Editorial: Big Initiatives Seek Health in Dairy

A major offensive aimed at bringing Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) under global control has been launched by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

According to FAO Chief Veterinary Officer Joseph Domenech, "The FMD situation worldwide merits the attention of the international community and donors and it needs to be controlled at source and step by step."

The European Commission also began a new disease initiative this week, promising to provide additional financial support to the Bluetongue vaccination programmes of various Member States. The additional amount to be made available to Member States for vaccination is approximately 59 million Euros.

The commission also published a report cataloguing the measures available to help alleviate the difficult dairy market situation.

"We have to do all we can to help our milk producers, who are having to deal with a dramatic fall in prices," said Mariann Fischer Boel, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development. However, not everyone was impressed. Agriculture Committee MEPs said that the measures taken or envisaged by the European Commission to resolve the current crisis are inadequate and are likely to bring about a rapid industry crash.

Adam Anson

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Dioxin Discovery Leads National Residue Plan Results
The discovery of dioxin in samples of pig fat is the major feature in the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (DAFF) results of testing carried out under the National Residue Control Plan for 2008, writes TheCattleSite senior editor Chris Harris.
General Guidelines for Managing Pastures for Dairy Cows
The decision to use pasture as a major source of nutrients for milking cows must be accompanied by a strong commitment to properly manage the pasture, writes L. E. Sollenberger, Y.C. Newman, and J.M.B. Vendramini, University of Florida Extension IFAS.
Identifying Sick or Injured Cattle
Proper and timely identification of sick or injured cattle helps minimise unnecessary treatment expense and preventable production losses, write Dr. Jane A. Parish, Associate and Dr. Justin D. Rhinehart, Mississippi State University Extension Service.
Assessing Drought Management Strategies for Cattle
The objective for cattle producers is to "buy feeding days" of forages and/or grazing while maintaining a reasonable level of productivity, says this Government of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development report.
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - July 2009
By USDA, Economic Research Service - This article is an extract from the July 2009 issue of Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Japan Suspends Imports from US Plant
 » FMD NEWS: OIE Launch Major Drive Against Disease
 » BLUETONGUE: Commission Approves Extra Funds

   European Union

 » EU Commission Proposes a New Way for Dairy
 » Ag Committee Calls EC Dairy Measures Insufficient

   United States

 » Missouri Dairy Graziers Cut feed Costs
 » AMI Opposes Animal Antibiotic Ban
 » Second US Herd Retirement Announced
 » Senators Request Immediate Attention to Dairy Crisis
 » NCBA Warn of Consequences of Ethanol Mandate
 » FDA Seizes Adulterated Animal Feed
 » Texas Drought Losses Could Exceed $4.1 billion
 » Market Opportunities Opening for Cow Power
 » Indiana Programme Offers Cattle Management Advice
 » Meat, Poultry are Major Sources of PBDE Exposure
 » Electronic System for EU Dairy Health Certificates
 » No Antibiotic Residues Detected in DDGS
 » June Milk Production Down 0.1 Per Cent
 » Weekly Outlook: Focus on Yield Potential

   United Kingdom

 » UK Vet Says Badger Cull has Become a Necessity
 » Milk Price Rise Receives Praise
 » Unions Concerned by EU Feed Import Policy
 » UK Farms Set 2020 Green Targets
 » DairyCo: UK Ahead in EFSA Welfare Challenges
 » UFU Welcomes Price Rise at Milk Auction
 » UK Slaughter Statistics
 » Progress Report on a Busy Six Months for LMC
 » Incidence of TB in UK Cattle - July 2009

   Canada

 » Idea: International Reward for Biosecurity
 » Help for Livestock Farmers Hit by Drought

   Saudi Arabia

 » Saudi Importers Cast an Eye on U.S. Sorghum, DDGS

   Korea, South

 » Korea Positive About Beef Rating
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   Italy

 » Italian Innovation Keeps Cows Cool

   Taiwan

 » FMD Reported in Chinese Taipei

   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary

   Ireland

 » Irish Minister Welcomes Cheese Export Rule Change
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That's all for this week!

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