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TheDairySite Newsletter - 2 July 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Tackling Global Diseases

Exchanging and disseminating scientific information in real-time is essential to prevent and control diseases around the world, said the World Organisation for Animal Health at its second global conference last week.

The conference aimed to encourage the exchange of information between experts and networking of their research.

It was also an opportunity for experts from wealthier countries to support those in poorer areas.

According to a group of 85 international experts, control programmes, new vaccines and culling of infected animals will help eradicate the costly Johne's disease.

Whilst the group recognised that culling is costly, they said that a vaccine is currently being developed in Spain.

In Ireland, scientists at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute laboratories are continuously working to stamp out brucellosis.

With the ability to process a large number of blood samples, detection of the disease can be done quickly, which means local and international trade is unaffected.

In the UK, the government has announced that the Veterinary Laboratory Agency will merge with the executive agency, Animal Health.

The merger hopes to increase the groups efficiency in delivering services and reducing costs.

Charlotte Johnston
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Economic Aspect of Agriculture in 2010 and Beyond
The economic aspect of agriculture for 2010 shows more stability compared to the economic outlook for 2009, according to an annual joint report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develeopment (OECD) entitled Agricultural Outlook 2010-19. Rachel Ralte, Junior Editor of TheCattleSite, provides a brief outline of the Outlook.
Cattle In The Netherlands
The Dutch cattle industry focuses primarily on the production of milk, but also supplies high-quality meat. Part of the meat production originates from specialist cattle farms (fattening bulls, suckler cows), but most of it comes from dairy cows.
US Livestock And Dairy Outlook - June 2010
Beef exports through the first four months of 2010 were 26 per cent above year-earlier levels, while US beef imports were down by 20 per cent from 2009, according to the USDA's Economic Research Service. Moderate feed prices and improving output per cow will boost milk production this year and in 2011, with export markets looking like they will recover.
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* Company News

VIV China To Reflect Growth Perspectives
CHINA - The 'Grand International Edition' of VIV China will be held in Beijing on 6 to 8 September 2010. The international world of suppliers and buyers active in China will come together at the NCIEC, located near the international airport.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: FMD Shipment Ban Nears End in Japan
 » Disease Control Requires Information Exchange
 » Eradicating Johnes Disease
 » Meriden AH Improves Customer Service

   New Zealand

 » Fonterra Shareholders Vote For Change

   United States

 » US Risks Losing Export Market To Colombia
 » NFU State Officials Participate In Dairy Workshops
 » Manure: Higher Returns Than Chemical Fertilizers
 » Improving Beef Cattle
 » FDA Seeks To Limit Growth-Promoting Drugs
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Environmental Management Standards Up For Review
   United Kingdom

 » New Agreement On Animal Health Budgets
 » Disappointment At Fall In Milk Prices
 » Highland Show Shatters Attendance Record
 » Animal Health And VLA Merge
 » NFU: Call For Ban On Flying Chinese Lanterns
 » Reducing Consumption Is Not A Viable Method To Tackle GHGs
 » DairyCo Mastitis Milestone Reached
 » Dairy UK Launches White Paper 2010
 » Proposals To Ban Direct Advertising Of Antibiotics

   European Union

 » EU Feed Output 'Fragile', Says FEFAC
 » New Food Price Legislation Needed, Say MEPs
 » GM Maize, Simplification Of CAP And Dairy Markets
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   Germany

 » Choice of Food Can Mitigate Climate Change

   Taiwan

 » Taiwan Reports FMD Outbreak in Swine

   China

 » Two New FMD Outbreaks in China

   Ireland

 » Cost Saving On Cross-Border Invoicing
 » AFBI Scientists Leading The Fight Against Brucellosis
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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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