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TheDairySite Newsletter - 24 September 2010

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Editorial: Milk Price Concerns

Frustration over low milk prices caused over 2,000 farmers to take part in a demonstration, at the French agricultural show SPACE last week.

The demonstrators wanted to make policy-makers aware of the milk crisis that European producers have had to endure.

When a delegation of milk producers, led by the President of the European Milk Board, were denied a meeting with the Agriculture Minister, the demonstration got out of control.

Stalls were wrecked and teargas had to be used to control the crowd. "All we wanted was fair representation," said one member of the European Milk Board.

In the US, Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary, Russell Redding has expressed disappointment over a federal court injunction that temporarily stalls a state order that would generate higher milk payments to the state's dairy producers.

The Milk Marketing Board order, which was set to take effect on October 1, changes the way in which milk prices are calculated on certain milk produced, processed and sold in the state.

A US Middle District judge placed a temporary injunction on the order, saying the rule may cause financial harm to milk processors.

In Northern Ireland, an increase in milk prices has been welcomed. Over the last month prices have risen from 24.14 pence per litre to 25.8 pence per litre.

Ulster Farmers' Union President, John Thompson said: "The rise in prices is in line with current market conditions. It is great news for producers and reflects continued price increases in dairy commodity market."

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Somatic Cell Counts: Friends Or Foes
Speaking at a recent Pfizer press briefing on somatic cell counts (SCC), Dr Ynte Hein Schukken from Cornell University said that somatic cells are a crucial part of the normal function of a healthy cow. Written by Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor.
Using Genomics To Improve Business
One farmer in the UK aims to produce the perfect steak, and he is using genomics to do this. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junor editor speaks to Paul Westaway.
Rabobank Dairy Quarterly
Dairy commodity prices fell through July and August before rallying again in September, leaving butter and cheese prices unchanged for Q3 and powder prices down five per cent to 14 per cent.
US Livestock and Dairy Outlook - September 2010
Demand, both foreign and domestic, continues to recover but price increases will be modest. Both cow numbers and production per cow are expected to rise, increasing milk production next year. Butter prices should moderate next year due to higher milk production, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service.
VLA Update June 2010
Ketosis and fatty liver syndrome are frequently diagnosed during the summer months, particularly among dairy cows, says the Veterinary Laboratory Agency's UK animal health update.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   Congo

 » Congo Reports Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia

   United States

 » Cattle Producers Urged To Watch For Anaplasmosis
 » Weekly Outlook: Another Look At Soybeans
 » August Milk Production Up 2.8 Per Cent
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Producers Foundation Announces New Grant Opportunities
 » Disappointment Over Stall On Milk Price Rise
 » USDA Seeks Public Feedback On Organic Standards
 » $1.25 Million Grant To Improve Cattle Feed Safety
 » Dairy Industry Commended For Reducing Carbon Footprint

   European Union

 » Funding To Improve Understanding Of CAP
 » Dairy Demonstrations Get Out Of Hand At SPACE
 » Europe Will Lead The Global Dairy Industry
 » EFSA Issues Update On Animal Cloning
 » EDF Event To Focus On Global Trends

   General

 » Tackling Development Challenges Across Africa
 » Stronger Global Milk Supplies Anticipated
 » Five Major Risks For World Grain Markets

   United Kingdom

 » Arla Investment: Put It To The Vote, Says NFU
 » Improving Forage Grass Disease Resistance
 » Low Fat Milk Proves Popular
 » Check Dietary Protein Levels For Best Returns
 » Industry Wide cooperation Adds Value To £800,000 Project
 » Lameness: Vigilence & Prompt Decisions Needed
 » Welsh Farmers Must Support Badger Cull
 » Intensively Reared Animals More Antibiotic-Resistant
 » Scottish Plans To Eradicate BVD
 » NBA Supports BVD Eradication Plans
 » Rise In Milk Auction Prices Welcomed

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   Ireland

 » Free Trade Agreements Will Undermine Food Security

   Australia

 » Confidence In Safe Milk Supply Despite Locust Plague
 » New Dairy Available For NSW Producers

   Canada

 » Development Of Tools To Handle Livestock Products

   New Zealand

 » Focus On Environment At IDF World Dairy Summit

   Viet Nam

 » Vietnam To Provide FMD Vaccine To Cambodia

   France

 » IBR Infection In SPACE Cattle Exhibitors

   Paraguay

 » Taiwan To Double Beef Import Quota From Paraguay

   India

 » Carlyle To Invest In Indian Dairy Company

   Egypt

 » Grain Sales Increase, As Milk Production Expands

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That's all for this week!

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