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TheDairySite Newsletter - 5 June 2009
Friday 5th June 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

US Dairy Consumers Label Their Rights

Consumer rights and market legislation lay at the heart of this week's news. The Organic Trade Association announced that they were appealing a Federal District Court ruling prohibiting organic farmers from labelling their products free of synthetic hormones in the state of Ohio.

Over in California, legislation that would have limited the use of antibiotics by licensed veterinarians was defeated by the California Senate with 15 Senators voting in favour of the bill and 20 against. And in New Jersey, a group of natural and whole food liberators were promoting the effects of drinking raw milk.

Meanwhile a Tetra Pak report forecast the global consumption of milk and other liquid dairy products to increase by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2 per cent over the next three years. However, the June trading event for Fonterra’s internet-based sales platform, globalDairyTrade saw prices down across all contract periods reflecting lower milk demand and increased market uncertainty.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Milk & Meat in Our Diet: Good or Bad for Health & Wealth?
Professor Ian Givens of the University of Reading outlined the evidence concerning the health benefits (and otherwise) of animal products in the human diet in the 21st century at this year's meeting of the British Society of Animal Science. Jackie Linden summarises his main points for TheCattleSite.
Nutritional Control of Feed Intake in Dairy Cattle
Feed intake is determined by many interacting factors and prediction of feed intake is the “Achilles heel” of diet formulation, says Michael S. Allen1 and B. J. Bradford - Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University - as part of the proceedings from the University of Florida Dairy Extension 20th Symposium.
Back to the Past With New TSE Testing
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are rare-but lethal-neurodegenerative disorders that affect a range of mammals, including humans, writes Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Information Staff.
GPS the Pneumonia Problems in Your Dairy Calf Enterprise
Some farmers use a tractor-mounted Global Positioning System (GPS) – a constellation of earth-orbiting satellites – to help determine how much fertilizer and herbicide to apply in a specific location in a field when combined with other information such as soil samples, moisture content, and weed density in a computer spreadsheet, says Neil Broadwater Extension Educator-Dairy.
New Zealand Dairy and Products Semi Annual Report
Total milk production in New Zealand is forecast to increase 8.3 per cent in the 2009 marketing year, reports this USDA Foreign Agricultural Service GAIN Report.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News


 » BSE NEWS: Hong Kong Cautious Over British Beef
 » Skimmed Milk Cuts Blood Pressure
 » 85th OIE Anniversary Marked with New Transparency

   United States

 » Minnesota's Dairy Industry Steadies After Decline
 » Liberation Diet Promotes Raw Milk Consumption
 » University Researcher Advises on Forage Efficiency
 » Tuberculosis Herd Discovered in Rock County
 » Fonterra Warns of Increasing Global Uncertainty
 » OTA Push for Organic Labelling in Ohio
 » Letter to the Secretary Outlines US Dairy Rescue Plan
 » Antibiotics Bill Defeated in California
 » Proposition 2 Grows New Offshoots
 » Johnson and Vilsack Meet Over Dairy
 » Reducing Emissions: a Sweet Breath of Fresh Air
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: Feed Number Down
 » CME: US Meat Sector Sees Another Tough Week
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   United Kingdom

 » Salmonella's Sugar Craving Paves Way to Vaccine
 » Retailers Warned Over Erosion of Critical Mass in Dairy
 » Thousands Suffer as Co-op Goes into Receivership
 » NFU CYMRU Battles to Protect Dairy Farmers


 » Tetra Pak Forecasts Global Growth and New Markets


 » Antibiotic-resistance Spreads to Fertilizer


 » Friends of the Earth Denounce New Soy Standards


 » King Island to Eradicate Cattle Disease
 » Registration Opens for Animal Nutrition Conference
 » ABA Says Victims of Flood Need Hope
 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
DuPont Animal Health Solutions

 » Brucellosis Could be Wiped Out in Parts of Ireland
 » Moorepark 09: New Thinking for Challenging Times
 » IFA Map First Step to Dairy Recovery


 » China Gets Tough Over Food Safety
 » 4,000 Milk Stations Closed Due to Poor Conditions

   European Union

 » Time Ticks Away for European Dairy Farmers
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That's all for this week!

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