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TheDairySite Newsletter - 15 April 2011

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Editorial: NZ Must Work Hard To Remain At The Top Of The Dairy Export Game

Returning from a visit in the US, Federated Farmers Dairy Chairperson Lachlan McKenzie has said that New Zealand dairy farmers need to remain at the top of their game to be competitive against exporters from other countries.

One of the main issues for New Zealand producers is that they receive no state aid, unlike their competitors in the US. Mr McKenzie said that between December 2010 to February 2011, the US exported 392,166 tonnes of dairy product - an increase of 47 per cent on a year ago.

"As a point of comparison, New Zealand exported around 534,000 tonnes over our June-August 2010 winter period, so the gap is well and truly closing," he said.

He said that New Zealand needs to recognise that the US and European exporters will be focussing on the same markets that New Zealand are targeting.

A report by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has slammed the European Commission's proposed sweeping reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The EFRA Committee has said that the UK Government and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs does not have a coherent and effective negotiating position for CAP reform.

Charlotte Johnston

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Antihelmintic Residues In Milk
Michelle Whelan won the RDS gold medal for best presentation and the IFSTI president's medal for best food science and technology presentation at the annual Teagasc Walsh Fellowships seminar in the RDS for her presentation on 'Determination of anthelmintic residues in milk using UPLC-MS/MS with rapid polarity switching'. Here she explains the significance of the research to the Irish dairy industry.
Stockperson Attitudes Linked To Dairy Cow Welfare And Production
Stock people with high levels of empathy and job satisfaction and low negative beliefs result in higher milk yields.
Indonesia/ Australia Live Cattle Export: Transport
Australia and Indonesia have developed a strong bilateral relationship in livestock trade that has resulted in important commercial partnerships between industries in both countries. This section of an independent report, studying animal welfare conditions, looks at transport.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - April 2011
The forecast for 2011 red meat and poultry production is virtually unchanged from last month as small increases in beef and pork production are largely offset by a slightly reduced forecast of broiler and turkey production, according to the latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: FMD in Bulgaria; KNZ Relaxes Controls
 » UK And Brazil Call For Action On Food Prices
 » Food Price Index Shows First Decrease In 8 Months

   New Zealand

 » Retail Milk Prices Storm - Not A Rip Off
 » Tracking Milk Prices In The CPI
 » Chinese Investment In NZ Dairy Just The Start
 » NZ Dairy Farmers Must Up Their Game
 » Chinese Company Set To Buy Crafar Dairy Farms

   Korea, South

 » Number of Pigs in South Korea Plunges
 » South Korea Reopens Livestock Markets

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   United Kingdom

 » Ensure Effective Worm Control In Intensive Grazing
 » Badger Trust Demands TB Fraud Answers
 » Efficient Scottish Farms Have Lowest GHG Emissions
 » Low Risk of Prolonged Carriage of FMD Virus in Human Nose
 » Reseeding Advice From The Experts
 » EU And Defra Fail To Support British Farmers
 » NFU Frustrated Over Europe's GM Vote

   United States

 » Cattle Transporter Online Training Programme
 » Dairy Processors Vote To Support Policy Reform
 » Weekly Outlook: Questions on Corn, Soybean Demand
 » Livestock Agriculture For A Healthy Environment
 » FAPRI-ISU Presents 2011 World Agricultural Outlook
 » Florida Dairy Team Wins Silver Place
 » Weekly Roberts Market Report

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   Australia

 » Trade Policy A Good Platform, Says NFF
 » NLIS Tags For Cattle: Why It's Time To Change
 » Livestock Farmers Disappointed By Ballarat Saleyard

   Bulgaria

 » Bulgaria Reports One More Outbreak of FMD

   South Africa

 » Foot and Mouth Disease Controls Relaxed in KZN

   Ireland

 » Dairy Producers Must Heed Quota Limits
 » New Research Funding For Animal Health
 » Reckless Milk Pricing Threaten Liquid Market

   European Union

 » EU Strengthens Legal Grounds For GM Cultivation Ban

   France

 » Discussing Ag Development At G20

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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