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Dairy Newsletter - 19th December 2008
Friday 19th December 2008
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US Concerns Raised over EU Stance on GM Food and Feed
While the European agricultural industry is a heavy consumer of genetically modified products - largely in animal feed - the industry is restricted in what it can grow, writes Chris Harris, TheCattleSite senior editor.
Direct Comparison of Natural Service vs. Timed Artificial Insemination
Despite the considerable advantages of artificial insemination (AI), a significant number of dairy producers use natural service (NS) for their breeding program. This article was created by Fabio Lima, Marie–Joelle Thatcher and Carlos A. Risco1and of the College of Veterinary Medicine, in conjunction with Albert De Vries and William W. Thatcher of the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida.
EU Member States: Political Agreement on CAP
EU Agriculture Ministers reached a political agreement on the Health Check of the CAP at the Agriculture Council meeting of November 18 – 20, 2008. This report, prepared by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, highlights some of the principal elements of the Agreement.
UK Cattle Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report (to September 2008)
This report, by the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, monitors trends in the major endemic cattle diseases. The report is compiled using disease data gathered by the network of VLA Regional Laboratories.
US Feed Outlook
The current economic crisis in the US and around the world together financial problems within the ethanol idustry are continuing to hit demand for corn, according to the USDA Economic Research Service Feed Outloook report. Feed grain supplies for 2008/09 are up on November but slightly down year on year.
Canada Dairy Products Annual 2008
Canadian milk production is forecast to remain in the range of 8.21-8.25 million metric tons in 2008 and 2009, reports USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service. A link to the full report is provided below.
USDA Dairy and Products Annual Reports 2008
This article provides the dairy and cattle industry data from the USDA FAS Dairy and Products Annual 2008 reports. This week's reports are for Brazil and Canada.
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* Company News

Pneumonia Studies Confirm Value of Batch Treatment
FRANCE - Apparently healthy cattle that are in-contact with pen mates showing signs of pneumonia gain significantly less weight and take longer to finish than animals in completely disease-free housing, says Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News


 » BLUETONGUE: Questions Raised as Cattle Test Positive
 » FMD NEWS: New Virus Verified in Nghe An

   European Union

 » Subject to Condition: EC Allows Dairy Merger


 » Australian Farmer Confidence Still Subdued
 » DDGS Feeding Trials Begin in Australian Dairies
 » A$47 Million for Veterinary Science Facilities
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
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   United States

 » Minnesota Cattle Restrictions Under Question
 » AVMA Call for Increased Veterinary Oversight
 » EPA Rethink Gas Tax Proposals
 » Pew Campaign Targets Antibiotic Ban Reversal
 » FSIS to Test Retail Products for Melamine
 » Tender Loving Care May Reduce Higher Death Rates in Dairy Cows
 » Dairy Farmers of America Settles with CFTC
 » Questions Raised as More Cattle Test Positive
 » USDA Releases NAIS Veterinarian's Toolkit
 » November Milk Production up 1.4 Per Cent
 » Weekly Outlook: What's Up with Corn Prices?
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Weekly Cattle Outlook: Continuous Growth in US
 » In The Cattle Markets

   United Kingdom

 » Dairy and Calcium Benefit Military Bones
 » UFU Welcome Assurances on NI Beef, Pork and Milk
 » What's Feeding Our Food: Factory Farms
 » Defra Concerned Over Bluetongue Complacency
 » TB Increase Puts Pressure on Dairy Beef Calf Supplies
 » Chr. Hansen Launch Yoghurt Culture for Middle East
 » Disease Resistant Grass Variety Aids Grazers
 » Dairy Farmers Forecast to Lose £17 Million in January
 » Incidence of TB in UK Cattle
 » LMCNI Weekly Cattle Review: Industry Awaits Results
 » UK Slaughter Statistics - December 2008
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   Viet Nam

 » Vietnam Begins Month of Livestock Disinfection
 » No Melamine Dairy Products in Vietnam

   New Zealand

 » Fonterra Estimates 19 Per Cent Share Price Dip
 » Farmers Face a Challenging Year


 » Dioxin: Cattle to be Slaughtered on 21 Farms
 » Success for Specialist Unit in Cattle Disease
 » Co-ops Must Hold Milk Prices


 » Kenyan Cattle Gene Imports Rocket

   South Africa

 » South Africa Lifts EU Beef and Dairy Ban


 » Alberta's Traceability Programme Approved
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