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TheDairySite Newsletter - 17 June 2011

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: GB Bluetongue Free

Bluetongue restrictions have been lifted in Great Britain. This bluetongue free status means that animals exported from Great Britain to bluetongue free countries, mainly the Republic of Ireland, will not require vaccination or meet any other bluetongue requirements.

In Ireland, milk quota has been allocated to 53 new entrants, who have previously not held quota. The Irish Minister of Agriculture said that it was heartening to see interest in the dairy sector, despite the challenging times.

The Minister also took the opportunity to confirm that a New Entrants Scheme will accompany each of the two remaining milk quota increases under the Health Check agreement. These are due to come into effect on 1 April 2012 and 1 April 2013.

An emergency regulation aimed at stifling the spread of trichomoniasis, a protozoal disease that can cause abortion and infertility in cattle, went into effect earlier this week in Arkansas.

Producers are advised to vaccinate cows and test all bulls, as the disease can cause significant calf crop losses.

China's chief veterinarian has met with Fonterra CEO Andrew Ferrier this week, to discuss ways in which Fonterra can help improve the Chinese dairy industry.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Italian Dairy Produces Novel Products
To many people milk is just milk, but one Italian dairyman is thinking outside the box, reports Stuart Lumb for TheDairySite.
Is Dairy Cow Fertility A Lost Cause?
A sea of change in farmers' attitudes is needed if the problem of poor fertility is to be solved in the modern dairy cow population, says Marco Winters, head of genetics for DairyCo Breeding+, in an article written for Dairy Farmer.
How Effective Is Herd Level Vaccination Against Q Fever?
Researchers from INRA, France, Utrecht University, and Lunam University look at the effectiveness of herd level vaccination against Q fever in dairy cattle.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - June 2011
With many important crop-growing regions affected by flooding or drought, the projections are 'highly tentative', according to the latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   Israel

 » FMD NEWS: Israel Reports More FMD Outbreaks

   United Kingdom

 » NI Improve Biosecurity Measures At Ports
 » Milk Link Report Profit Increase For 2010
 » Action To Eradicate BVD
 » Bluetongue Restrictions Lifted
 » Attention To Detail Pays Dividends
 » NFUS Calls For Cattle Scab To Be Made Notifiable
 » Improving Feed Efficiency In Housed Cows
 » Government Calls For A Zero Waste Economy
 » Five Timely Tips For Grassland Management
 » Issues To Consider Before Crossbreeding
 » NFU Calls For Simplified Medicines Market
 » Minister Praises Resilience of Dairy Sector
 » Scottish Farmers Urged To Beware Cattle Scab

   Korea, South

 » MAP, FMD Funding Boost USGC Efforts in S Korea
 » Launch Of New Quarantine Agency

   Australia

 » Brownes Dairy Increases Price For Suppliers

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   United States

 » CME: Lower Harvested Corn Acres Expected in 2011
 » 'Beginning Farmers Institute' Participants Announced
 » Focus On Calves To Manage Johne's Disease
 » Research Paves Way For New Livestock Feed Product
 » Shift From Acreage To Yields
 » Tackling Bovine Trich In Arkansas
 » Small Changes Tackle Big Problems
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Mutli-Paddock Grazing Beneficial
 » Electronic Dairy Product Reporting Proposed
 » CME: Low Economic Growth Will Affect Markets
 » Safety Is No Accident
 » NY Officials Rally to Save Dairy Jobs

   New Zealand

 » Looking Good For Fieldays
 » Breeding Systems Improve Pasture Production
 » New Tararua Project Benefits Environment
 » Strong Year Expected For NZ Meat & Dairy Exports
 » NZ Dairy Launches Rosie To Educate Public
 » Fonterra To Tap Hong Kong Bond Market

   European Union

 » Reducing The Burdens Of Livestock Feed
 » MEPs Divided On Milk Policy

   Italy

 » Mixed Picture For Future Production

   Spain

 » Fear And Stress In Animal Welfare And Productivity

   Ireland

 » Milk Quota Allocated To 84 New Dairy Entrants
 » Manure Applications And Storage Practices

   India

 » Goa Dairy Increases Milk Price For Farmers

   General

 » Global Science Network Tackles Animal Diseases

   China

 » China's Chief Vet Meets Fonterra CEO

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   Germany

 » EC Urges Germany To Complete Feed Directive



That's all for this week!

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