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TheDairySite Newsletter - 16 April 2010
Friday 16th April 2010
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Badger Cull To Go Ahead

Two controversial decisions have been made this week in the UK, the first regarding a proposed badger cull in Wales, and the second concerning an application for a large scale dairy herd. Both have caused an outrage amongst animal welfare groups.

The Welsh Assembly's decision to implement a badger cull has been given the go-ahead by the High Court.

The Badger Trust challenged this decision earlier in the year, claiming that the cull goes against scientific evidence and that badgers should be vaccinated rather than culled.

This final decision is a break-through for cattle farmers in Wales, who last year, lost 11,000 cattle to the disease.

Elsewhere in the UK, plans to build an 8000 dairy unit have been withdrawn.

The unit, to be based in the East Midlands would have been the largest in Western Europe. The applicants withdrew after concerns were raised over groundwater pollution.

New Zealand producers have been warned to make provisions for recovery plans, as over 40 per cent of NZ dairy herds are now in drought declared zones.

Daily milk production has fallen in a number of regions of the North Island and the industry is worried about the effect of this on exports.

Charlotte Johnston
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Antimicrobial Usage And Bacterial Resistance In The UK: 2007
The amount of antimicrobials sold per tonne of live weight of animal slaughtered for food in the UK fell from 80g in 2004 to 60g in 2007. This is one of the findings in Overview of Antimicrobial Usage and Bacterial Resistance in Selected Human and Animal Pathogens in the UK: 2007, which has recently been published by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and a number of other UK agencies.
US Feed Outlook - April 2010
Corn ending stocks for 2009/10 are projected higher this month as 1 March stocks indicated lower feed and residual use in the second quarter than forecast earlier, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
2010 US and World Agricultural Outlook
The slowdown in the world economy in 2009 proved to be deeper and more widespread than originallyanticipated, with an annual rate of real GDP growth of -1.9 per cent, according to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute 2010 US and World Agricultural Outlook.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - April 2010
The forecast for 2010 total US meat production is raised as higher beef and poultry production more than offset lower pork output, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for April 2010.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News


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 » Ag Minister Calls for 'Coherent Animal Health Policy'


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 » Foot and Mouth Disease Simulation in Melbourne
 » How Will Graziers Adapt To Climate Change?
 » Strong February For Live Cattle
Claas - Time for new rules
   United States

 » Cattle Industry Update For Veterinarians
 » The Health Benefits Of Low Fat Dairy
 » Speaker Backs Video At Livestock Operations
 » A Different Start For 2010 Growing Season
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Welfare - Changing The Consumers' Perception
 » US To Recognise FMD Free Brazilian State
 » Objective For E. coli O157:H7 Infections Achieved


 » Discussing CAP Post 2013

   Korea, South

 » Korea On High Alert After New FMD Cases
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   United Kingdom

 » Organic Market Expected To Grow
 » Confidence Levels Rise
 » Charolais Improves Calving Ease
 » Pre-Election Commitment To TB Eradication Wanted
 » Lobbying On IPPC Directive Picks Up
 » Calls For Milk Price Increase
 » Mega Dairy Plans Knocked
 » Badger Cull Gets Go Ahead


 » One more FMD Outbreak in China


 » Challenge To Protect Livestock Sector From Disease
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health

 » Improve Monitoring Of Foodborne Illnesses

   New Zealand

 » Equipping Young Farmers For The Future
 » Drought Conditions Will Impact 2010/2011 Dairy Production
 » New Zealand Encouraged By US Talks
 » Further Trials On GM Research Approved

   European Union

 » Future Of EU's Farming Policy Under the Spotlight
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That's all for this week!

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