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TheDairySIte Newsletter - 1 April 2010

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Editorial: Moving Forward

The first tuberculosis (Tb) vaccine for badgers has been licensed in England. Vaccination will commence in the areas where Tb is most prevalent during summer 2010.

The vaccination has taken 10 years to complete at a cost of £11 million.

The role of the milk market in the EU has been a topic for discussion this week, after the Agricultural Council met to discuss the future for milk.

The new Commissioner highlighted competitiveness, transparency and market orientation as the three keys which will help the industry move forward.

A survey carried out by the European Commission suggests that the majority of European citizens are in favour of supporting agriculture and the Common Agricultural Policy.

In a scientific breakthrough, scientists in Louisiana have managed to breed calves from bull semen that has been frozen for more than 40 years.

This has helped verify that semen properly processed and stored can last for decades without losing its ability to fertilise and produce viable offspring.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Attitudes Towards The Downer Cow
Recent research by The University of Nottingham, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, carried out an expert review to assess the attitudes of a group of respondents to the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of recumbency in cattle. Professor Jon Huxley talked an audience through the findings at the recent British Cattle Veterinary Conference. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor reports.
Livestock And Products Semi-Annual Reports 2010
Consumption of beef is expected to rise, more moderately in some countries than others following the recession, according to the latest reports for Canada, China, Mexico and Korea by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Include Clover In 2010 Forage Plans
An important tool that is available to supply nitrogen to cool season pastures is the addition of clovers, according to Dr Mark A. McCann, Extension Animal Scientist, Virginia Tech.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » Positive Growth In Livestock Markets
 » Conference On Cattle Lameness
 » Animal Health Budget Delay Is Bad News For Scottish Farmers
 » NFUS Puts GM Feed And Animal Transport On EU Radar
 » First TB Vaccine For Badgers Authorised
 » 20 Per Cent Of Cattle Livers Condemned

   United States

 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Keeping Cattle Cool And Stress-Free
 » $50,250 Allocated For Jersey-Specific Research
 » Improving Feed Management Plans
 » TB Found In Michigan Herd
 » Homeland Security Renews Animal Disease Centres
 » Plan Now For Successful Corn/ Maize Planting
 » AVMA Briefs Congress On Importance Of Antibiotics
 » Dairy Conference For Young Producers
 » Grants For Young Beef and Dairy Veterinarians
 »  Study Shows Biofuel Mandates Could Push Prices Up
 » Calves Born From Decades-Old Semen
 » Forage Scientist Receives Animal Science Award
 » AFBF Urges Congress To Nullify EPA’s GHG Scheme
 » US To Get Tough On Trade Barriers

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   European Union

 » European Parliament Pursues Food Quality Legislation
 » The Role Of The Milk Market
 » "What Future For Milk?"
 » MEP Talks About EU Food Quality, COOL Agreement
 » Crisis Aid For UK Farmers
 » Public Favour Support For Farmers
 » EU Farmers Call For Action
 » New EU Organic Logo Launched
 » Situation On The Dairy Market
 » EFSA Highlights Dioxin Dangers In Food and Feed

   Iran

 » Iranian Dairy Industry Prohibited By Poor Infrastructure

   Germany

 » Bluetongue Confirmed In German Calf

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   Switzerland

 » IBV Confirmed In Switzerland

   Brazil

 » Brazil Calls For Less Strict Environmental Rules

   New Zealand

 » High Stocks Impact 2009 Performance

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   Ireland

 » Fertiliser Usage Down

   General

 » BRICs To Cooperate Over Food Security

   French Guiana

 » Carbon Dynamics In Pasture

   Australia

 » Dairy Restructure Beginning
 » Animal Health Book A Must For The Industry

   Fiji

 » $2.6m For Agricultural Aid

   China

 » China Reports One New FMD Outbreak

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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