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TheDairySite Newsletter - 20th February 2009
Friday 20th February 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

This week, TheDairySite attended the National Farmers Union Conference 2009, held in Birmingham, UK. Plans to set out a New Agenda for Farming to assist its farmer and grower members were announced and detailed at the conference. Find out more from the links below.

 » Government Calls for Partnership
 » Row over Bovine TB and Badger Culling
 » Call for Investment in Renewable Energy
 » Action Plan for Dairy Sector
 » Agriculture Needs to Produce More
 » Move to Country of Origin Labelling
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Hunger Efficiency: The Science of Alternative Forage
Utilising the natural, free benefits that the land can provide is one of the key aims of livestock producers, but understanding all the benefits that good management brings is often unappreciated. Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite, looks at alternative forage experiments and gets to grips with the results.
Cattle Genetics Decoded
The long-awaited day when we can peek inside the "black box" of an animal's genetic make up to help make breeding decisions arrives just a few months from now, writes Blair Murray - Dairy Genetic Improvement/OMAFRA.
Dietary Essential Fatty Acids and Reproduction in Dairy Cows
Feeding of fat to dairy cows enables a more energy-dense feedstuff to be provided in the ration, say researchers B. Jones, A. Bowen, M. Martin, and R. Ax. This feature was taken from the proceedings of the High Plains Dairy Conference. A full link to the proceedings is provided below.
US Beef and Dairy Outlook Report - February 2009
High commercial cow slaughter levels imply a reduced calf crops over the next couple of years, whilst falling milk production and exports are expected to lower prices, says the USDA's Economic Research Service in its February 2009: Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook Report.
DuPont Animal Health Solutions
* Company News

Genus Dairy Floods into China
CHINA - Genus, a world leading animal genetics company has announced significant advances in its strategy for expansion in China with progress being made in both the bovine and porcine sectors.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News


 » CAB: Beef Forms a Healthy Diet

   United Kingdom

 » Poultry Litter Caused Botulism in Cattle, Sheep
 » Support for UK's Anaerobic Digester Initiative
 » Incidence of TB in UK Cattle
 » UK Slaughter Statistics - February 2009

   United States

 » NBAF: Cattle Farmers Show Skepticism
 » Dairy Cattle Getting Forced into Abattoirs
 » Impact of Distillers Grains on Cattle Diets
 » Study Finds Anthrax Immunity in Dairy Products
 » CWT Retirement Round Removes 51,000 Cows
 » K-State: A Model for Cow Comfort
 » Missouri Prepares for Grass Tetany Season
 » Measuring Livestock's Large Carbon Footprint
 » Livestock Herds: a New Breeding Ground for MRSA?
 » Weekly Outlook: Acreage and Biofuels
 » January Milk Production up 1.0 Per Cent
 » U.S. Canadian Cattle Inventory Down Two Per Cent
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Beef Cow Numbers Down

   New Zealand

 » Good Management Critical in NZ Drought
Estrumate -

 » Plan for Survival: Teagasc Advises Dairy Farmers
 » Irish Farmers Told to Bridge Price Gap
 » Innovation in Demand at Heart of Irish Dairy
 » Teagasc Use Grass to Produce More for Less


 » New Agenda for NFU IATC Brazil Trip
 » Brazil to Exhibit Milk and Dairy Products in Dubai


 » Advice on How to Reduce Phosphorus Applications


 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » Two Year Study to Test Drench Resistance
 » Will Australian Cattle Benefit from Floods?

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That's all for this week!

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