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TheDairySite Newsletter - 11 December 2009

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Friday 11th December 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Carbon Footprinting Can be Profitable

At a time when climate change and carbon footprints are high on the agenda during the Copenhagen talks, the British supermarket chain Sainsbury has announced that the members of its Dairy Development Group are not only doing their bit to save the planet, they are also saving money as well.

Through the scheme, the members have managed to save 5000 tonnes of CO2 through carbon footprinting and also "substantial" financial savings.

In Ireland, the BETTER dairy farm programme is being extended with three more farms identified to demonstrate the best technologies to be adopted in a milk production expansion scenario.

The Teagasc BETTER dairy farms will cover the expansion of existing family dairy farms, new entrants to dairying, and a new 'Greenfield' dairy farm.

In Northern Ireland, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) is changing its approach to bovine tuberculosis. It is to remove as reactors those animals which give an inconclusive result to a second consecutive bovine TB test.

It is estimated that the revised arrangements will result in approximately 400 additional reactors in 2010. However, the approach will also result in a consequential rise in the recorded incidence of bovine TB.

However, the Ulster Farmers' Union is upset by the changes and sees them as imposing further rules and regulations on the sector.

Chris Harris

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Reducing Calf Mortality
Two factors are key to determining a calf's health and survival during the first weeks of life - its immune system and its gut microflora, according to Andrieu Sylvie.
Bleeding Calf Syndrome: The Facts
Also known as idiopathic haemorrhagic diathesis of calves, or blood sweating disease, the cause of this newly identified disease is unknown. The Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) is working with other organisations to investigate this disease.
Canadian Dairy Statisitcs
This publication provides a statistical summary on the dairy industry in Canada and the provinces for current and previous calendar years.
Cow Signals Training Books
* Company News

News Headlines on Video from eFresh - 11 December
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News


 » Farmers Urged To Prioritise Financial Planning
 » The Worst Farming Year Since 1973
 » BETTER Dairy Farm Programme Expansion


 » Haryana To Import Cattle Semen


 » EFSA and Japan Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation John Deere - Premium Versitality
   United Kingdom

 » Union Pushes For Proportionate Penalties
 » Health And Welfare At The Heart Of Scottish Dairy
 » Beating Johne's Disease
 » Ufac Appoints New Marketing Manager
 » Farming Not Immune From Global Economic Crisis
 » France Leaves Britain Out Of Farm Spending Talks
 » Milk Price Boost Welcomed
 » Crossbreeding Can Improve Dairy Cow Welfare
 » More Animals To Be Removed As TB Reactors
 » Diseases of Animals Bill Agreed
 » Security Of Supply Is Important
 » Carbon Footprinting Saving Farmers Money
 » UFU Disappointed with DARD TB Strategy

   European Union

 » Caution Advised Over Use Of Cobalt In Feed
   United States

 » CME: Heifer-Corn Ration in November Up
 » Marketing DDGS In Indonesia Boosts Sales
 » Trial Begins For Cattle Vaccine
 » Will the Soft Red Winter Wheat Basis Ever Strengthen?
 » 2010 Outlook For Kentucky Farm Economy
 » Doha Round Concludes Market Access for US Grains
 » Maintain High-Quality Silage In Storage
 » NC State Vets Trained To Respond To Disasters
 » AFB Comment on EPA's Climate Change Finding
 » Livestock Operation Suspended
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Greenhouse Gas Ruling Could Devaste Agriculture
 » Be Prepared For Winter Storms
 » CME: First Snow Storm Impacts Livestock Prices
 » FSIS Issues Humane Handling Directive
 » New Deal for Better Feed Corn
 » US Feed Suppliers Welcome EU Biotech Approvals
 » Researchers Evaluate Crop Management
 » Feed Additives Sales in US Down by 12 Per Cent Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health

 » OIE Resolves To Control Vet Drug Misuse

   New Zealand

 » The Future Of Dairy Farming?

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Develops New Food Security Policy
 » Continued Expansion in Russian Meat, Dairy Output


 » Hainan is China's First Disease-Free Province


 » Maple Leaf Announces Food Safety Advisory Board
 » Livestock and Poultry Health Legislation Passed
 » Influence of Anaerobic Digestion Efficiency on Manure Allflex

That's all for this week!

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