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TheDairySite Newsletter - 27 May 2011

Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: European Dairy Farmers Keep up Pressure on the EU

Pressure is being maintained in Europe by dairy producers for fairer policies for their sector.

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association this week hit out at the EU for what it sees as a double attack on European farming.

Deputy President of ICMSA, John Comer, said deregulation was abandoning dairy farmers to the whims of the giant retailers.

This week a photo exhibition “Man MIGHT Milk – The European agricultural policy and family farming in the North and the South. Effects and prospects” was inaugurated in the European parliament in Brussels.

On the same day the committee on agriculture of the European parliament voted on a report on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.

At the opening the European Dairy Board said that the dairy market could not function without state interventions.

The board said that if policy-makers ignored this necessity and the quotas were deleted without putting anything in their place farmers would soon be seen only in pictures in museums.

Also this week, 550 farmers went to Angers, Western France, for a demonstration that involved producers from all sectors.

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has just released a new publication on “Integrated Supply Chain Management”.

This new IDF Bulletin provides principles on Integrated Chain Management, guidelines on the integrity of suppliers’ milk and examples of approaches and means to monitoring the supply chain.

These tools, procedures and methods can be used separately or combined to counteract systematic and/or large scale adulteration of suppliers´ milk, according to the IDF.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

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Australian Dairy Industry - Growth In 2011
This Dairy Situation and Outlook report, by ABARE, provides a clear, timely picture of what is happening in the Australian dairy industry and expectations for the future.
VLA Reports increase In Calf Problems
The 2010 annual report for the Veterinary Laboratory Agency (VLA) says that there has been an increase in the annual number of diagnoses of diarrhoea in calves due to rotavirus and cryptosporidiosis.
Mexican Fluid Milk Supply Lags Behind Processing Demand
Fluid milk production will be lower than expected but higher than in 2010, resulting in larger production of cheese and butter as well as higher imports of dairy raw materials, according to the US Foreign Agricultural Service.
Feed Outlook - May 2011
Tight markets and record prices are set to continue in 2011/12, according to Thomas Capehart and Edward Allen in the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service.
Alltech provides Natural Cattle Feed Supplements
* Company News

Fluke in Cattle Costs Producers Millions
UK - The number of cases of liver fluke in cattle sent for slaughter continues to rise, according to figures released by the Food Standards Agency. Over a fifth of all cattle in Great Britain (GB) sent to slaughterhouses during 2010 had their livers condemned as a result of damage caused by liver fluke.
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Strong Start To Alltech Symposium
US – With more than two thousand participants from 75 different countries, Alltech’s 27th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium had a strong start, says Chris Wright, TheCattleSite Senior Editor.
Alltech Symposium: Great Debate Examines Change
US – The second day of Alltech's International Symposium ended with the 'Great Debate', during which were discussed the challenges and changes that face the agribusiness sector, writes Chris Wright, senior editor of TheCattleSite.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » No More Deaths From Rinderpest
 » New Guidelines On Integrity Of Suppliers’ Milk
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
   United States

 » Milk Supply Control Programme Treat to Jobs
 » Groups Urge Support for Litigation Savings Act
 » Corn Market Focuses On Production Prospects
 » A Look Ahead For Dairy Farms In 2011
 » NFU To Congress: GIPSA Rule Should Go Forward
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Housing Cows Outdoors - Better For Environment
 » CME: Increase In Total Meat & Poultry Inventory
 » APHIS Seeks Comments On Vaccine Labelling
 » Celebrate the Dairy Industry in June
 » Dairy Balance Milk Launched
 » April Soybean Crush Smallest Since 2004

   European Union

 » Irish Farmers Attack EU Farming Policy
 » Vet Week Highlights Responses To Food Crises
 » Exhibition Coincides Agricultrual Policy Decisions
Animax Veterinary Health
   United Kingdom

 » UK Slaughter Statistics – May 2011
 » The Fodder Bank Is Now Open
 » NZ Dairy Leader Keynote Speaker For NI Conference
 » Draft Bill For Supermarket Watchdog Announced
 » Most Meat & Dairy Product Labelled With COOL
 » Livestock Farmers Await News From Government

   Australia

 » Strong Platform For Dairy Growth

   Ethiopia

 » Cold Storage Facilities For Small-Scale Dairy Farmers

   Netherlands

 » Farmers Reactions To The New CAP

   New Zealand

 » Fonterra Forecast Payouts Increase

   Germany

 » Vets Concerned About Welfare

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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