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TheDairySite Newsletter - 18 May 2012

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Editorial: 2.7 Billion New Consumers for Dairy Industry

New research has identified 2.7 billion low-income consumers in developing countries as the dairy industry’s next big growth opportunity.

The study by Tetra Pak confirmed that an expected rise in prosperity, purchasing power and desire for packaged liquid dairy products will boost demand for dairy products.

Consumption by low-income consumers in developing markets is forecast to increase from about 70 billion litres in 2011 to almost 80 billion litres in 2014.

Many of these consumers are expected to switch in coming years from drinking loose milk to packaged milk.

“Low-income consumers represent one of the biggest growth opportunities for the dairy industry. The key to tomorrow’s success is reaching these consumers today,” said Tetra Pak President and CEO Dennis Jönsson.

“They make up almost 40 per cent of the world’s population and live in economies driving our industry’s growth and they are growing more affluent.”

However, there are challenges associated with tapping into these markets. The report suggests for dairy processors to reach consumers in these markets they must make products affordable, available and attractive to consumers on limited incomes.

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Alternatives to Antibiotics in Animal Health
The history of antibiotic use in animal production and alternative strategies that work are reviewed by Sandra Avant of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in the latest issue of Agricultural Research.
Milk Product Prices Fall - FAO Global Outlook
Milk and milk product prices fall in the face of increased availability on the international market, according to the FAO Global Food Outlook.
Contribution of Ruminal Protoza to Duodenal Flow of PUFA
Feeding fresh grass to dairy cows increases the polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) concentration of rumen protozoa, but the flow of these PUFA to the duodenum is minimal.
Effect of Breed, Diet and Temperature on Ammonia Emissions from Bovine Slurry during Storage
With increasing concerns about the role that livestock production plays in regard to climate change and global warning, research by Teagasc, in Ireland, looks at how breed, diet and temperature can affect ammonia emissions from cattle slurry.
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* Market Reports

 » USDA Feed Outlook - May 2012
 » USDA Livestock, Dairy, Poultry and Aquaculture Outlook - May 2012
 » Utilisation of Milk by Dairies in England and Wales - Review of March 2012
 » USDA National Dairy Products Sales Report - 18 May 2012

* Company News

Fertility Improvement Profit Calculator Launched
GERMANY - DSM has launched its popular Fertility Improvement Profit Calculator for dairy farmers as a free smartphone app. This innovative tool enables dairy farmers to calculate in two easy steps the financial returns that may be generated by improving dairy herd reproductive performance.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » Spotlight on Milk Processors at Supply Forum
 » Examining the Future of UK Red Meat, Dairy Sectors
 » Rachel's Dairy Brand Clear Leader in UK
 » NFU Heralds Landmark Adjudicator Bill
 » No Let Up in Battle Against Calf Rearing Losses
 » Wasted Milk a Drain on Resources
 » Urgent Need for Strategy on Sustainable Food
 » UK Schmallenberg Update Animax Veterinary Health
   United States

 » NFU Encourages Judicious Use of Antibiotics
 » Soybean Crop Increases; Supply to Dip
 » Dairy Stakeholders Lose Out Through Farm Bill
 » US Dairy Suppliers Look to Protect Market Share
 » CME: Farmers to Harvest Record Corn Crop
 » Agriculture Embraces Call for Transparency
 » Softer Global Market Conditions Prevail
 » Analysis Shows Supply Management to Hurt Exports
 » Corn Market Direction Unfolding, but Uncertain
 » Is Ethanol Production Linked to Antibiotic Resistance?
 » 2.7 Billion New Consumers for Dairy Industry
 » CME: Sharp Decline in Cattle Numbers Expected
 » Milk Producers Urge Senate to Act on Farm Bill
 » Soils Self Repair to Minimise Grazing Compaction
 » Get Ready for New FDA Dairy Inspections
 » House Committee to Support Supply Management
 » Supermoms Against Superbugs Storm Washington
 » Record Feed Grain Production Projected for 2012/13

   New Zealand

 » Fonterra Teams Up With NZ Rugby Captain
 » Decrease Stress to Improve Profits
 » Buttercup Develops Resistance to Herbicides Cow Signals Training Books
   Belgium

 » Survey of Flemish Milk Production Underway

   India

 » Dairies Threaten to Stop Milk Collection
 » Gujarat's Dairies to Double Cattle Feed Manufacturing

   Global

 » Alternative Strategies for Keeping Animals Healthy
 » South America Works to Eradicate FMD
 » NZ & Australia Join Forces at World Farmers' Genus - Value through science and genomics
   Australia

 » Research Cluster to Address Livestock Emissions
 » Rising Global Output Squeezes Local Prices
 » A$1 Million Boost for Dairy Farmers to Save on Energy
 » Breed, Body Condition Impact Cow Fertility
 » Agriculture Shares A$70 Million in Research Grants

   Denmark

 » Large Potential to Increase By-Products in Feed

   European Union

 » Avoid Misuse of Religious Exemptions to Stunning
 » Cutting Animal Transport Time Just the Start

   Spain

 » Spanish Cattle Farm Numbers Decline

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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