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The DairySite Newsletter - 20th November 2009

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Editorial: Investing In The Future

With investment in many dairy farms at an all time low due to poor milk prices, Arla Foods have decided to restore hope to the industry through investing in the world's largest milk processing facility in London. Detailed plans will be available in early 2010. Arla have said that the dairy will be the most efficient and environmentally advanced in the world.

This week, DEFRA has launched an online discussion allowing the public to comment on the resilience and competitiveness of English agriculture, and suggest ways this can be improved. Elsewhere in the UK, farmers are appealing against the designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones. These appeals, when successful are having a positive impact on all farms in that same drainage area.

New Zealand has seen an increase in exports, as cattle slaughter peaked over the last few months, thanks to a large number of calves from the dairy industry. A New Zealand farmer has been advising the Irish dairy industry on how to produce low cost milk in order to counteract price volatility.

A Canadian professor is calling for international food standards, to ensure that everyone adheres to the same requirements. Meanwhile the government has launched an animal health awareness campaign to focus on key farm management practices to safeguard the Canadian food supply.

Charlotte Johnston

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

AD - Providing an Income and Answering Environment Problems
For South East England dairy farmer Gwyn Jones, the question of what to do with the manure and slurry from his 750 head herd could have been a problem, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Long, Painful Recovery For US Dairy
The US dairy industry needs to shed an additional 200,000 head of cattle to return to what an Ohio State University Extension dairy economist refers to as a "state of normality" where production is more in balance with domestic demand.
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - November 2009
While the dairy export forecast for 2010 appears robust, total US beef exports are expected to decline compared to last year, according to the USDA's ERS November 2009 Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook.
US Feed Outlook - November 2009
Global competition has reduced US corn export prospects for 2009/10, according to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) Feed Outlook for November 2009.
* Company News

VIV China Reflects Development of Chinese Industry
CHINA - The success of the recent VIV China exhibition has been attributed to the growing professionalism of China's livestock industries.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   United States

 » Seventh Annual Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge
 » Weekly Outlook: Soyabean and Corn Crop Forecasts
 » Will Climate Change Cause Cattle Nutritional Stress?
 » Tips Offered to Prevent Manure Pit Explosions
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Crop Prices Remain Firm
 » CME: USDA Announces Workshop Dates and Topics
 » CME: Inventories Expected to Exceed Year Ago Levels
 » USDA Scientists Sequence Maize Genome
 » Late Harvest: What Exactly Is Your Crop Losing?

   Germany

 » More German Pork, Poultry Meat; Less Beef
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   United Kingdom

 » NVZ Appeals Benefit All
 » Have UK Milk Prices Survived Better Than Others?
 » Arla Invests in Worlds Largest Milk Processing Plant
 » Discuss The Resilience and Competitiveness of Agriculture Online
 » Young Consultant of the Year 2009
 » Milk Consumption Improving
 » Milk Buyers' Profits Increase
 » Call for Govt to Act over Antibiotic Resistance

   Canada

 » Calls for International Food Safety Standards
 » Animal Health Awareness Campaign Launched
 » Setting Livestock Operation Separation Distances
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   India

 » Increasing Cattle Forage in Kutch

   European Union

 » Threat Of Increased Drug Resistance in Zoonoses
 » Commission to Tackle Anti-Microbial Resistance

   France

 » First Step to Global Standards in Vet Training

   Sri Lanka

 » Dairy Farmers Linked Through Mobile Phones
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   New Zealand

 » NZ Calf Kill Drives Exports

   Ireland

 » Low-Cost Grass-Based Milk Production Key
 » IFA Welcomes Milk Price Increases by Co-ops

   Taiwan

 » Taiwanese Nutritionists Learn About DDGS
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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