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TheDairySite Newsletter - 9 April 2010

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Editorial: Milk Price Boost from Fonterra

The latest Fonterra Auction Results in New Zealand, which saw the average price for whole milk powder (WMP) rising by 21 per cent, have been welcomed by dairy producers around the world.

The average price across all contracts and contract periods for WMP was US$3,969 per tonne and most producers see this as a turn around for prices in the industry.

The New Zealand Federated Farmers organisation believes the announcement will boost confidence, both in the farming and banking sectors.

There has been some timely advice on both sides of the Atlantic for maximising profits and ensuring the best of health for cattle in spring.

In the US, the University of Kentucky has issued some timely advice on forage yields that could impinge on prices next year.

And in the UK, as the time for turn-out approaches, animal health company Merial is urging farmers to keep on top of parasite control to help maximise productivity.

Also in the UK, as the government's badger vaccination programme against bovine TB has been launched, the impact and success of the measures will be assessed in a study by the University of the West of England.

The major social science study to accompany the Government’s Bovine TB Badger Vaccine Deployment Project (BVDP), will be backed by the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), in collaboration with Exeter and Cardiff Universities, Drew Associates Limited, the Veterinary Laboratories Agency and the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera).

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Rabobank Dairy Quarterly
Rabobank's quarterly report highlights that the market is capable of correcting itself, after the dairy industry saw prices stabilise in March. It is expected prices will remain similar to what they are now, however there is a risk that oversupply of milk from the EU surplus could push prices down.
Raising Dairy Heifers On Pasture
Heifers are the foundation of a dairy enterprise and replacements represent a significant investment, according to Anne Fanatico, NCAT Agriculture Specialist.
Match Cow Size To Forage Resources
Commercial cow-calf operators must become more cost-efficient to maintain or improve profit margins, making matching animals to forage resources more important than ever.
Controlled Grazing
Interest in controlled grazing is increasing throughout the United States. Controlled grazing systems are economically feasible and are now more easily managed because of developments in fencing and water technology, according to the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA).
Animax Veterinary Health
* Company News

Keep on Top of Parasites at Turn-out
UK - As the time for turn-out approaches, leading animal health company Merial is urging farmers to keep on top of parasite control to help maximise productivity.
VIV Europe Will Welcome Global Animal Industry
NETHERLANDS - VIV Europe is about to open its doors for the international animal protein industry. VIV Europe 2010 takes place in Utrecht on 20 to 22 April.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD News: Cows and Pigs Killed in South Korea
 » Developing New Vaccines Against FMD
 » Reducing Cattle Disease On Each Side Of The Border
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   New Zealand

 » State Of The Art Milk Plant Proposed For Canterbury
 » Lift In Milk Powder Prices Will Restore Confidence

   United States

 » Higher Corn, Soybean Acreage Means Lower Prices
 » Planting Intentions Report Good News For Industry
 » Weekly Outlook: A Different View Of Recent USDA Reports
 » New Method To Detect Melamine In Milk
 » Lack Of Awareness Of Anaplasmosis Risk
 » Viral Life Cycle Of Malignant Catarrhal Fever Explained
 » Springtime Decisions Impact Next Year's Dairy Profit
 » Researchers Nudge Corn Planting Date
   United Kingdom

 » Non-Holstein Bull Proofs Available
 » Â£3.3m Support For Welsh Dairy Industry
 » Â£3.3m support for the Welsh Dairy Industry
 » UWE to Assess Badger Vaccine Project
 » New Zealand Milk Auction Price Surge Welcomed

   Denmark

 » Veterinary Scientist Receives Award
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   Canada

 » Volunteers Needed for Dairy Health Study

   Korea, South

 » Cows and Pigs Killed in South Korea
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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