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Friday 3rd June 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell
Editor


MSD Animal Health

Dairy Avoidance 'Reaches Dangerous Levels'

A study has found for the first time that one in six adult Australians are choosing to avoid milk and dairy foods, the majority without a medical diagnosis, leading to public health concerns for women in particular.

The survey, undertaken by CSIRO and the University of Adelaide, found that the vast majority of avoiders (74 per cent) are making this choice to relieve adverse gastrointestinal symptoms such as cramps, bloating or wind.

Far fewer participants cited not liking the taste or because they thought it’s fattening for not including diary in their diets.

The study also revealed that the decision to avoid some or all dairy foods is influenced by a range of sources from outside medical practice such as the internet, media, friends or alternative practitioners.

CSIRO’s Bella Yantcheva, behavioural scientist on the research team, commented: “The scale of people restricting their diet without a medical reason is very concerning in terms of the public health implications, especially for women.” – Click here to read more.

In market news, at this week's Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction, the price index rose by 3.4 per cent.

The average price reached at the event was $2,329 USD/MT, FAS.

This is the second price rise in a row, and only one in the last five auctions has shown a decrease in dairy prices, forming an overall upward trend.

UK levy board AHDB Dairy suggested the turnaround might reflect market sentiment that milk production growth is slowing - read more.



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Early Winter Coat Shedding Correlates with Better Cattle Breeding Performance
Genetic adaptation to environment may hold the key to breeding performance in beef cattle, according to research at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Company News

Bluetongue Vaccine Available from MSD Animal Health
UK - With an 80% chance that the bluetongue virus will reach the south of the country later this summer1, MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) has moved quickly to ensure a vaccine is available to help British farmers and vets prevent the disease securing a foothold in the UK.
New Online Learning from Improve Offers Flexible, Interactive CPD
GLOBAL - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has launched a range of ‘bitesize’ online training courses for veterinary professionals wanting to gain the latest skills and knowledge in key clinical subjects. The training is interactive and aimed at both vets and vet nurses with each online course accredited by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS).
Nutriad Helped Sponsor 2015-2016 USA Scholarships
US - International feed additives producer Nutriad, alongside various other corporate sponsors, proudly sponsored Targeting Excellence and as such contributed to the funding of excellence awards to students in agriculture. Across the USA scholarships were awarded to 58 students enrolled in two-year, four- year, graduate and veterinary programs with a focus on food animal agriculture.
Mars Exploration and Agribusiness May Learn From Each Other, Says Dr Gernot Groemer
There may be opportunities for the cross-fertilisation of ideas between the Mars exploration research efforts and the agriculture sector, according to Dr Groemer, president of the Austrian Space Forum who heads the PolAres Mars simulation programme.
Market Reports

USDA Cold Storage - April 2016
USDA National Dairy Products Sales Report - 26 May 2016
UK Price, Volume and Composition of Milk – April 2016

Global Dairy Industry News

   Global

Global Food Prices Rose in May with Small Gains for Dairy
Global Dairy Trade Prices Up Again
World Milk Day Celebrates Dairy Benefits
Milk Production Growth Slowing Globally as Market Rebalances

   United Kingdom

Dairy Crest Creates Price Floor Until End of September
New Blood Test Could Help Protect Cattle Against TB

   New Zealand

Guilty Pleas Over Calf Abuse in New Zealand

   Russian Federation

Russia Prepares to Extend Agri-Food Embargo Until End of 2017

   Australia

Dairy Avoidance 'Reaches Dangerous Levels'
How Can You Tell if a Dairy Cow is Happy?
Processing Investment to Boost South Australia's Dairy Industry

   China

Foot and Mouth Reports: Cattle Affected in China, Angola, South Africa

   Netherlands

Friesland Campina Raises Cheese Prices on Higher Demand

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