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TheDairySite Newsletter - 25 November 2011

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Editorial: Global Dairy Prices Fall

With New Zealand and Australia in Spring milk production, output from both countries is expected to increase by 7.2 per cent.

In August, milk deliveries recorded in the EU were up 1.1 per cent year-on-year, with the 2011-12 dairying season shaping up to be the strongest in over five years.

US milk production is now expected to come in at 88.9 billion litres in 2011, up 1.6 per cent on 2010.

This steady rise in production has been catalyst to falling prices. Prices having now declined for seven consecutive months.

Chinese and Russian dairy demand appears to have fallen and financial concerns are adding pressure to the global markets.

Nonetheless, despite the consecutive monthly declines, dairy prices are still strong and have held up reasonably well given the circumstances. In October, prices were 48.5 per cent above their average over the past decade, and up 6.3 per cent on a year earlier.

One thing to consider is whether the EU market will look at gearing up production over the next few years in anticipation of the end of EU milk quotas in 2014?

In France contractual relationships between producers and processors was made compulsory earlier this year. Predictably there have been a few teething problems. Contracts offered by private processors have been deemed unacceptable by French dairy producers, who are putting pressure on the government to involve itself in negotiations.

Will we see more strikes by French farmers and milk dumped onto major roads?

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Investing In Transition Cows Will Pay Back
The transition period is the key to unlocking a cows productive and reproductive efficiency. The three weeks prior to and following calving are essential, discussed Mary Beth de Ondarza, a US dairy nutrition consultant and member of the European Board of Bovine Experts (EBBE). Charlotte Johnston TheCattleSite editor reports.
Are Global Dairy Prices Falling?
In the November edition of Dairy Co's Dairy market update, wholesale data shows global prices falling compared to the previous year.
Short Term Outlook for Arable Crop, Meat & Dairy Markets
EU agricultural markets are strongly affected by the macroeconomic outlook, according to the European Commission's Short Term Outlook for Arable Crop, Meat and Dairy Markets.
Brazil Annual Dairy Report 2011
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service forecasts fluid milk production in Brazil to increase by two per cent in 2012, supported by a relatively strong Brazilian economy which will support higher domestic demand.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   United States

 » Restrictions Placed On GIPSA Implementation
 » Winter Cattle Feeding That Doesn't Break The Bank
 » Feed Costs Put The Squeeze On Dairy Margins
 » EPA’s Regulatory Burdens Threaten Family Farms
 » COOL Allowed Under WTO Rules
 » CME: Cheese Market Crashes
 » CME: Dairy Herd Up 96,000 Head From 2010
 » CME: Cattle On Feed Placements Close To 'Normal'
 » CME: Doubts Over GIPSA Rule Enaction
 » CME: Dairy Stocks Down Seasonally
 » Livestock Producers Say Too Much Corn For Ethanol
 » CME: Markets Mostly Lower Going Into Holiday

   European Union

 » Need For A More Flexible And Productive CAP
 » Calls To Cut Antibiotic Use By 50% By 2015
 » Small Farmers Could Neglect Welfare Under CAP
 » Acquisition of KoroFrance by Cargill Cleared
 » EU Cracks Down On Antimicrobial Use Animax Veterinary Health
   France

 » France To Reduce Antibiotic Use By 25 Per Cent
 » Innovation Key For French Agriculture
 » Processors Force Producers Into Weak Contracts
 » Symposium To Discuss Dairy Powder Functionality

   Mauritius

 » OIE: TB Identified In Mauritius

   Denmark

 » Automatic Monitoring Of Dairy Cattle

   Gambia

 » Value Chain Analyses Of Dairy & Poultry Industries

   New Zealand

 » Silver Fern Reports Operating Surplus
 » The Future Of Raw Drinking Milk

   Australia

 » Workshops Prepare Regional Staff for Disease Roles
 » Cranky Cows A Growing Problem For Oz Farmers
 » FMD Report Alarms Australian Pork Industry
 » Strengthening Australia's Ability To Combat FMD
 » Senate Supports Live Export Trade
 » Weekly Cattle Summary Cow Signals Training Books
   United Kingdom

 » UK Dairy Event Rebranded As Livestock Show
 » Current bTB Controls Have No Value
 » Record Farm Inputs Costs: Supply Chain Strain
 » Milk Link's Recruitment Progress For Lockerbie
 » Milk Price Rise Needed To Climb EU League Table
 » Antibiotic Sales Increase In UK
 » South West Farmers Urged To Improve Slurry Storage

   Viet Nam

 » Investments To Help Sustain Global Market Demand

   Netherlands

 » Nutreco Agrees To Sell Hendrix To ForFarmers
 » Driving Sustainable Growth Is Nutreco's 2016 Aim

   China

 » Chinese Dairy Imports To Maintain Growth
 » US-China Trade Talks Progress

   Canada

 » WTO COOL Ruling Applauded

   Germany

 » Ministry Imposes Stricter Control On Antibiotic Use Genus - Value through science and genomics
   Guinea

 » OIE: Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreaks Reported

   General

 » Corn Growers Tapped for Asian Leadership Mission
 » Maggots Nurtured For Protein Feed Alternative
 » Africa Nearing Epidemic Of Deadly Cassava Virus
 » Global Dairy Prices Fall

   India

 » Money Gained Through Safer Milk

   Ireland

 » Govt Urged To Address Farmer Age Imbalance

   Argentina

 » Argentina To Lead Rise In Dairy Output



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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