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TheDairySite Newsletter - 16 November 2012

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Friday 16th November 2012.

Chris Harris - TheDairySite Editor in Chief

Chris Harris
Editor in Chief

EDITORIAL: China Driving Change in Soybean Market

China is changing the world in the soybean market according to the European president of the American Soybean Association.

Speaking at EuroTier in Hanover, Mark Andersen, American Soybean Association International Marketing Regional Director for Europe, Turkey and Russia, said that four years ago Europe had the largest consumption followed by the US and China.

Now, however, China has taken the lead in consumption.

"It has had a major impact on what is being consumed and what is being grown," he said.

Also at EuroTier, organic dairy farmers have been given advice on the use of continuous grazing on pasture to reduce costs and boost profits.

Stephan Schöltz from the organic organisation Naturland said that numerous studies in Switzerland and in Germany have shown that production costs can be reduced while maintaining substantial milk yields and maintaining animal health.

He said that grazing systems in counties with large areas of pastureland such as Ireland and New Zealand have demonstrated that the systems are sustainable because they also have the lowest production costs.

In Germany, farmers wishing to change to a continuous grazing system should reduce the amount of concentrate given to the cattle gradually and ensure a targeted reduction.

However, Mr Schöltz said that when farmers are changing systems from traditional intensive methods using high amounts of concentrate in the feed, the process has to be monitored closely.

In the US, although milk prices have increased over the summer, they have not kept pace with grain commodity price changes. The result has been in negative profit margins for producers.

Iowa University's Kristen Schulte said that dairy product demand and disappearance has remained strong for the first half of 2012 helping to sustain higher milk prices than expected.

Projected milk prices are expected to remain strong compared to the range of prices over the past three years.

But there is room for upward movement due to decreasing US cow inventory, sustained global milk production, and stable increases in global dairy product demand.

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Serology versus Molecular Technology
The introduction of routine serological tests in diagnostic laboratories provided veterinarians with a valuable tool for diagnosing and tracking a wide range of common infections in production animals. In particular, the technology provided information about infections caused by viruses, which are extremely difficult to identify by culturing them under laboratory conditions. But has serology been replaced by newer, molecular technology? Life Technologies offers the answer.

Identifying Profitable Beef Bulls for Use in Irish Dairy Herds
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How Does Increased Dietary Fat from Traditional DDGS Effect Growth Performance in Dairy Heifers?
Over the last few years, research has been carried out for the South Dakota State University Extension IGrow on a long-term heifer feeding project researching the effects of feeding distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to pre-pubertal dairy heifers.

Predicting Energy Balance of Holstein-Friesian Cows Using Mid-Infrared Spectrometry of Milk
The main hindrance to the inclusion of energy status (ES) in multi-trait genetic evaluations as a predictor of health and fertility is the difficulty and expense of energy intake data collection on large numbers of animals, according to reserach from the Moorpark Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre.

Discover CID Lines Latest Products at Eurotier
GERMANY - As every two years, the Eurotier show is taking place in Hannover from 13 to 16 November 2012. As usual, CID Lines will again present and is ready to welcome you on its new island booth with the latest innovations.


EUROTIER: Animal Health is Key to Reducing Antibiotics for Livestock
EUROTIER - Novel Feed Materials to Change Nutrition Concepts
EUROTIER: China Changing Global Soybean Market
EUROTIER: Better Organic Dairy Yields Through Continuous Grassland Grazing
EUROTIER: Biology Meets Technology
EUROTIER: World's Largest Exhibition for Animal Husbandry
EUROTIER:Can Global Milk Production Growth be Sustained?


Growth in Armenian Aquaculture, Agriculture Production


Unique Opportunity for Future Vets
Carbon Tax Having Little Effect on Dairies
Export Opportunities Forecast
NSW Initiate Plans for Cattle Grazing Trial
Priority Research for Farmers and Other Land Managers

   United States

California Voters Reject Proposition 37
USDA Delivers Funding for Hurricane Sandy Recovery Projects in 11 States
CME: WASDE Numbers Better Than Expected
Academics Warn of Aquifer Depletion and Water Value Increase
Corn and Soybean Prices Following Short-Crop Pattern
Congress Urged to Pass Farm Bill This Year
Iowa Dairy Summary: Milk Prices Pick Up Through Autumn
Farm Fatalities Dropped in 2011; No Child Deaths
Grazing Impacts Cause for Concern, Report Says


Researchers Observe Milk Production Increase


Farmers Meet With Ministry to Discuss Disease Prevention and Cure

   European Union

NFU Calls for Reassurance on CAP Delays
Market Competition to be the Goal For Dairy Reforms

   Czech Republic

Farmers Urged to Cooperate With Supply Chain


Green Report Offers Insight into Competitiveness
Processor Raises Price of Dairy Products
Dairy Document Finalised for Government Viewing


USDA Reports Bearish; Analyst Says March Corn with 715 Downside Price
World Dairy Summit: Dr Berry Talks of Tuberculosis Effects
McDonalds Announces October Sales Decrease


Population Growth Could Mean Dairy Opportunities


DuPont Pioneer Forage Inoculant Patent Upheld


Department Announces Deadline for Second FMD Disease Vaccination Cycle


Agri-business Exports Hit Record High in October
New Health Brand Uses 10 Times More Fruit
Drought Affects FMD Vaccinations Schedule
Brasil Foods Sees Revenues Rise

   Russian Federation

Despite Herd Improvements Production Expected to Remain Stagnant


Dairying Linked to Healthy Beef Prospects

   United Kingdom

RSPCA No Longer Responsible Organisation Says NFU
Wiseman Clarifies Price Rise
Muck Carpet Spreads Nutrient Message
Wet Weather Requires Slurry Spreading Period Lengthened
Farmers Tackle the Phosphate Challenge
Farm Contracts Put Top of Unions' Agenda
Milk Production Decrease Continues


Antibiotics Objectives Being Met


Young Farmers Speak Out for National Industry
Spanish Households Increased Food Consumption, Expenditure


OIE: Several Cases of Lumpy Skin Disease Reported in Israel


OIE: Anthrax Reported in Slovakia


Campaigners Demand Reform of EFSA

   New Zealand

Industry Organisations Approve Final Water Report
Fonterra's Regulation Concerns


Bulk Tank Sampling Detects Schmallenberg Antibodies

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