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TheDairySite Newsletter - 12 November 2010

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Editorial: UK Still Fighting TB

The UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has released information supporting the successful licensing of the first tuberculosis vaccine for badgers.

Studies show that the vaccination of badgers significantly reduces the progression, severity and excretion of Mycobacterium bovis infection (bovine tuberculosis; TB).

The main finding of the study, showed that vaccination in a naturally infected population of more than 800 badgers, resulted in a 74 per cent decrease in the proportion of wild badgers testing positive to the antibody blood test for TB.

DEFRA has also launched a TB advice and support service, which allows all TB infected farms to access free support from the Farm Crisis Network (FCN).

For the worst-hit farms, FCN’s new Business Support Group will work directly with farmers to provide tailored advice through the length of their outbreak.

Following the crisis caused by milk adulterated with melamine that affected thousands of children two years ago in China, the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) have developed a new test standard to determine the content of melamine and cyanuric acid in liquid milk, powdered milk products and infant formulae.

It is hoped that this test will strengthen consumer confidence in the Chinese milk industry.

Charlotte Johnston



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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Reducing Livestock Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Future growth in meat consumption is going to be driven by an expanding population, higher incomes and consumer preferences, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
VLA September 2010 Update
Histophilus somni associated with vaginitis in cattle is associated with poor fertility and was recently found on a 450 milking herd in Carmarthen, says the Veterinary Laboratory Agency's UK animal health survey.
Chile Dairy and Products Annual Reports 2010
Chile’s dairy production this year is expected to increase after a small decrease last year, as weather has been favorable for grass, the basic feed input for milk production, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - November 2010
Beef exports will continue to increase, and imports fall, whilst cattle prices rise due to strong demand. Dairy cow numbers continue to fall, this along with increasing feed prices, puts pressure on milk production forecasts, according to the latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
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* Company News

VIV China Back to Biennial Frequency
CHINA - VIV China is to return to biennial frequency, with the next event planned for 2012.
Erber is 'Entrepreneur of the Year' Finalist
AUSTRIA - Erich Erber, chairman of the Executive Boards of Erber Holding and Biomin has been honoured with one of the world's most prestigious business awards for building and leading a successful, growing and dynamic business.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » Research Reports On Bovine TB In Badgers
 » Science Matters For Farming
 » DairyCo Roadshow: Grass As The System
 » New Standard Litre For Milk Price League Table
 » Milk Robbery Reveals Climate Of Fear
 » 'Moovies' Showcase Dairy Farming To The Public
 » Significant Changes To Brucellosis Testing
 » New Support For TB-Hit Farmers
 » NFUS Slams Meat Inspection Cost Recovery Plans

   United States

 » What Impact Will The US Election Have On Dairy?
 » Corn: More On Ethanol And Exports
 » CME: Lower Numbers for Corn Crop Expected
 » Genetic Selection In A DNA World
 » Dairy Cattle Antibiotic Residue Prevention Manual
 » CME: USDA Reports Show Changes In Corn Usage
 » Safety Earns Certification At DFA Plants
 » GIPSA Rule’s Costs Substantial, Analysis Finds
 » Livestock Waste Processing Technology Project

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   Ireland

 » Increasing The Value Of Dairy Bull Calves

   New Zealand

 » IDF World Dairy Situation 2010
 » IDF And ISO Address Melamine In Milk

   China

 » Further Concentration Of Farms In Five-Year Plan

   Canada

 » Govt Helps Saskatchewan Livestock Producers

   Netherlands

 » Intervet/Schering-Plough Expands Vaccine Facility

   Australia

 » Indonesian Live Cattle Import Restritions May Change

   Denmark

 » Massive Protein Deficiency In Cows

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That's all for this week!

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