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TheDairySite Newsletter - 1 October 2010

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Editorial: Improving Dairy Farming In Developing Countries

It is estimated that around 150 million small-scale dairy farming households, around 750 million people, are engaged in milk production, the majority of them in developing countries.

An FAO study suggests improving 'organisation' on small-scale milk farms, to allow them the potential to compete with large-scale, capital-intensive, ‘high-tech' dairy farming systems in developed and developing countries.

Making smallholder dairy production more competitive, through better farm management practices, expanding dairy herd sizes and increasing milk yields, could be a powerful tool for reducing poverty and improving the livelihoods of rural people in many developing countries.

The study recommends a dairy development strategy that looks at competitiveness through the entire dairy supply chain, targeting farmers, input suppliers, milk traders, processors, retailers and others.

In East Africa, the East African Dairy Development project has focused on improving the dairy incomes of over 170,000 dairy farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.

In Kenya, the project has brought small dairy producers together to raise money to set up a milk cooling plant. Training and development has taught farmers the benefits and importance of keeping healthy animals for increased milk production.

Currently, the project is facilitating breeding programmes to improve bloodlines.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Maximise Outputs Through Mid Season Grazing Maintenance
Grazed grass is the cheapest feed available to the livestock farmer if managed well, providing good quality grazing, writes Graham Ragg, Arable and Fertiliser Sales Manager, Mole Valley Farmers for the Silage Advisory Centre.
Australian Commodities: Global Dairy
World prices for dairy products are forecast to average slightly higher in 2010–11 than in 2009–10. The world indicator price for cheese is forecast to increase by 3.5 per cent to average around US$3880 a tonne.
VLA Update July 2010
Johne's disease is becoming one of the most frequently reported enteric diseases in adult cattle, says the Veterinary Laboratory Agency's UK animal health survey.
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
* Company News

Biomin Launches New Corporate Web Site
AUSTRIA - Biomin's new web site, launched this week, offers new features like dynamic recommendations and a new multimedia knowledge centre on a completely redesigned and user-friendly platform.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News


 » FMD NEWS: FMD Breaks Out in Mozambique Cattle
 » Changing Demographics Key To Global Dairy Growth
 » EU Levy Limits Feed Grain Options
 » Food Price Volatility Threatens Food Security
 » Small-Scale Dairy Production: A Way Out Of Poverty
 » Addressing Animal Disease Impacts


 » IFA Wants Publication Of Nitrates Rule Changes
 » Mastitis Management

Animax Veterinary Health

 » Cattle At EuroTier
 » Increased Number Of Exhibitors For EuroTier 2010
 » What's On At EuroTier 2010?

   United States

 » World Dairy Expo Starts Tomorrow In Madison
 » Forage Testing Project After Poor Weather
 » Food Labelling - Consumers Win Right To know
 » TB Tests For Cattle Moving From Minnesota To Dakota
 » K-State's Cattle, Swine Research Available Online
 » IDFA Pushes For Rejection Of Milk Solids Proposal
 » CME Report: Price: Feed Ratios
 » DFA Wins In World Dairy Expo Contest
 » Digging Deep for Ways to Curb Ammonia Emissions
 » Idaho Senators Urge Reconsideration of GIPSA Rule


 » US Donates $16 Million To FAO For Pakistan Farmers

   United Kingdom

 » Union Views Benefits Of Dutch Dairy Chain
 » Minister Welcomes Positive Report On Milk Market
 » World School Milk Day: Where Does Milk Come From?
 » Perennial Ryegrasses To Match Seasonal Needs?
 » New Project To Reduce Water Pollution
 » Compensation For Bovine TB, BSE, Brucellosis, & EBL
 » Census Figures Show Fragile Beef Recovery
 » Tackling Water Pollution From Agriculture


 » Improved Dairying Empowers Farmers In Rift Valley

   Korea, South

 » SK Free of FMD; Pork Exports to Resume


 » Dairy Processors Must Back Farmers
 » $10,000 Dairy And Beef Scholarship


 » FMD Breaks Out in Mozambique Cattle

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That's all for this week!

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