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Editorial: Summit Hears of Boost to Global Dairy Products Demand

At the IDF World Dairy Summit in Parma, Italy, this week the World Dairy Situation Report 2011 showed some very positive developments within the global dairy industry.

According to the report editor, Adriaan Krijger: "The economic recovery experienced in 2010 meant a boost to the worldwide demand for dairy products, resulting in major volume increases for most products traded around the globe."

Another important conclusion of the report was the influence of developing markets on global dairy trade.

The World Dairy Summit also saw the presentation of a world map of animal feeding systems.

The IDF, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) have developed, in partnership and with support from the animal feed industry, a world map of animal feeding systems in the dairy sector.

The worldwide dairy sector also highlighted their collaborative results in reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during the reporting session of the Global Dairy Agenda for Action on Climate Change (GDAA) at the IDF World Dairy Summit.

Signed in 2009 by seven global dairy organisations, the GDAA brings together the dairy stakeholders who are committed to pooling available resources and cooperating towards a more sustainable future. The pledge spans the entire dairy sector supply chain – from farm to table.

The session, chaired by Daniela Battaglia, FAO Animal Production and Health Division, not only demonstrated that the sector continues to fulfil its commitment through action and collaborative engagement, but that other global agriculture organisations support the dairy industry’s objective. Key achievements highlighted included the publication and implementation of a common methodology that assesses GHG emissions from the dairy sector.

In the US, the Consumer Federation of America, representing more than 300 non-profit consumer organisations, sent a letter to congressional agriculture leaders and members of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction this week, urging them to avoid any options that would increase milk costs for consumers.

CFA voiced concerns about the effects of the Dairy Market Stabilization Programme included in Representative Collin Peterson's legislation, H.R. 3062, which would mandate federal milk-supply control.

“The Dairy Market Stabilisation Programme, included in H.R. 3062, is specifically designed to increase milk prices,” CFA said in the letter. “This means that consumers would pay higher prices for milk and milk products than they otherwise would.”

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Birth To Weaning Management: Long Term Health Of Dairy Steers
Understanding the highly negative impact of calves receiving insufficient quantities of high quality colostrum at birth is the most important management decision affecting profitability of feeding Holstein steers, writes Frank Wardynski, Extension Dairy Educator.
Dairy Cows Need High-Quality Feed
Dairy cows are quite sensitive to hot weather, and one of the responses to heat stress is to reduce intake. This impacts milk yield and profitability. While the decline in dry matter intake (DMI) cannot be totally avoided in hot weather, there are some things that can help, writes Wayne Kellogg, Professor in Animal Science Arkansas.
Using PLI To Breed For Profit
In the last 10 years, genetic indices for dairy cattle across the world have been moving toward the breeding of a more sustainable cow with a shift towards lifetime production rather than lactation production.
The Benefits Of Seasonal Dairy Operations
The Southwest Research Center Dairy near Mt. Vernon, Missouri, provides an example of how dairies can operate seasonally and give family members some rest each year while also increasing profits.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates October 2011
The forecast of total red meat and poultry production is raised, reflecting higher beef, pork, and turkey production, but lower broiler production according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for October.
Ukraine - Livestock and Products Annual Report 2011
Production of beef will continue to fall in Ukraine. Veal and meat from dairy cows will constitute the vast majority of production, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   China

 » FMD NEWS: One New FMD Outbreak In China

   European Union

 » EC To Recover CAP Expenditure From Member States
 » Five member States Exceed 2010/11 Milk Quota

   United Kingdom

 » Utilisation Of Milk By Dairies In England & Wales
 » Call For Progress On Groceries Code Adjudicator
 » North Yorkshire Farmers Offered BVD Control Advice
 » NFU Cymru Makes Commitment At Welsh Dairy Event
 » Tim Bennett Wins Welsh Dairy Award
 » Strong Milk Auction Prices: Confidence To Producers

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   Australia

 » Cheese Seminars 2011
 » Opportunities To Increase Phosphorus Efficiency
 » Dairy Recalls Contaminated Milk
 » Cattle Market Alert:
 » Cattle Feed Becoming Scarce As Blazes Continue
 » Weekly Cattle Summary
 » New Framework - Sustainable Future of Live Exports

   General

 » Chinese Market For Dairy Ingredients Grows
 » Positive Developments For Global Dairy Industry
 » IDF Dairy Innovation Awards Winners Announced

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   New Zealand

 » Increased Environmental Mgt In Canterbury
 » Fonterra Tankers Increase Loading Capacity
 » Farmers Back MAF Merger
 » Share-Milking Agreement Gets A Makeover
 » Labour Politics Could Disadvantage Farmers
 » Farmers Invited To Discuss DairyNZ Research
 » Have Your Say On Raw Drinking Milk Proposals

   Algeria

 » Algeria Remains Africa's Largest Food Importer

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   United States

 » DFA Chairman Honoured For Ag Achievement
 » Corn And Soybean Consumption
 » CME: Spot Prices Advancing
 » CME: USDA Announces Reports To Be Dropped
 » Weekly Roberts Market Report
 » CME: Auction Prices Higher For SMP, WMP
 » September Milk Production Up 1.9 Per Cent
 » CME: September Milk Production: +1.7 Per Cent
 » Fear Supply Controls Could Raise Dairy Product Prices
 » CME: Predicted September Placements Down On 2010
 » Checkoff Dollars Should Be More Fairly Distributed
 » CME: Retail Milk Prices Up For 12 Straight Months

   Ireland

 » Dairy Board Manufacturing & Innovation Centre Open

   Netherlands

 » Does Converting Cow Manure To Electricity Pay Off?

   Spain

 » OIE: Bluetongue Reported In Spain

   Italy

 » World Dairy Summit: Animal Feeding Systems
 » World Dairy Summit: A More Sustainable Sector

   France

 » French Cattle Numbers Down

   Paraguay

 » Paraguay Works To Recover Markets

   Kenya

 » Farmers Receive Payouts For Livestock Losses



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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