- news, features, articles and disease information for the cattle industry

TheDairySite Newsletter - 28 November 2014

TheDairySite Weekly Newsletter
You are receiving this email as you are a subscriber of
The home of premium international dairy news and information.
Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.
Friday 28th November 2014.
Michael Priestley - Editor

Michael Priestley

Novus International

MSD Animal Health

High Production Won’t Find the Brakes

Milk prices are unlikely to recover before the second half of 2015 as major exporters continue to crank out milk and the market waits on China.

This is according to DairyCo analysts foreseeing no let-up in northern hemisphere production any time soon.

Expansion of US and EU herds were reasons given, although DairyCo said margin pressure could lead to an eventual production drop.

DairyCo highlighted that there is more milk this year than last.

“Arla announced a cut to its member’s milk price for December,” said DairyCo. “This latest cut is likely to lead to questions over when the current round of price cuts may end.”

Key exporters produced nearly 8 billion litres more in January to September 2014 than they did over the same period in 2013, says data from Eurostat, DCANZ and the US Department of Agriculture.

Change has been the biggest in New Zealand, up 12 per cent, with EU up five per cent and the US up again on last year’s modest gains, two per cent higher.

Further pressure comes from Russian sanctions.

And, despite Russia expecting lower production, imports are to stay static, says the USDA.

Belarus will cater for liquid milk needs as a pressurised domestic supply will see processors profiteer from a gap, making room for value-added products.

The volatility of the market was shown by a recent global dairy report which calculated a 27 per cent price increase for last year.

Many dairies enjoyed improved profitability for 2013 as production costs fell by 70 cents, said the International Farm Comparison Network.

Globally, average cost level fell to $46.5/100 kilos ECM (energy corrected milk formula).

In its Dairy Report 2014, it offered a bright outlook for the future.

“Demand will continue to grow due to market recoveries and possibly will not be satisfied by milk supply,” said the IFCN.

“World dairy stocks are reducing and milk and feed prices will be kept at relatively high levels.”

Summarising China’s effect on the market DairyCo added: “The return of the Chinese to the markets is viewed by many dairy analysts as critical to when dairy commodity markets start to stabilise, but when this is likely to happen remains uncertain.”

Eurotier Digital 2014

Featured Book of the Week

Udder Health – Large Herd Edition Udder Health – Large Herd Edition
Relatively larger herds require a more standardised approach for udder health management. This book digs deeper into the subject than the basic edition. More attention is paid to standard operating procedures, since the farmer often works with personnel. And extra pages about immunology of the udder are added.
Order Now

This Week's Articles and Analysis

How to Use Activity Monitors to Get Her in Calf
Estrus detection is growing in popularity, particularly on MidWest farms, but with the benefits of higher insemination rates and labour savings, fine tuning is required.

Could China Become the Largest Cheese Buyer?
While your typical Chinese shopper will never have bought cheese at a supermarket, food service sectors are hugely important to China's future cheese demand.

Mastitis Impacts Follicle Development
A certain type of mastitis has been shown to limit follicle development.

Management Opportunities for Improving Profitability of South East Dairies: Where are the Real Dollars?
When trying to increase revenue on Florida dairy farms, the emphasis should be on the team of specialists all doing their job, a conference has heard.

Company News

Improved Disease Diagnostic Testing Starts with Standardizing Lab Methods, USDA-approved Kits
US — In conjunction with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) meetings held recently in Kansas City, Missouri, experts talked about the need to implement consistent standards for all types of food animal-disease diagnostic testing.
Market Reports

USDA Dairy Products November 2014
Irish CSO Reports Livestock Slaughterings November 2014
Australian Rural Commodities Wrap - November 2014

Global Dairy Industry News


Revered Paper Attacked For Antibiotics Prejudice


Irrigation Could Be Cut 90 Per Cent, Says Indian Minister
Funding to Boost North East India Fodder and Rations


Bluetongue Cattle Deaths Rise in Romania

   United Kingdom

Arla Unveils Next Stage of its Development
'Don’t Downgrade the Role of Vets in Animal Safety' Urges BVA
Abstract Deadline Ahead for British Animal Science Conference
Livestock Outlook Conference Scheduled for February 2015
Dairy Body Underlines Government Role in Helping Sector
Dairy Processors 8 Per Cent Greener


Irish Brucellosis Controls to Be “Scaled Back”
Sustainable Farm Initiative Launched at Irish College


Turkey Announces a Tender for Breeding Bulls

   European Union

EU Farmers Reimbursed €868 Million


Compliance Warning Issued After Processor Safety Failure
Feeding Cactus Fruit Halves Livestock Water Needs

   United States

Novus International Honours Distinguished Science Fellow
Dairy Goes Movember
Agricultural Website Now Open to the Public


BRF Adopts New Animal Welfare Practices


Nutreco Expects Renewed Takeover Offer in December

   New Zealand

Bluetongue Virus Identified in Bulgarian Wildlife
Disease Warning Issued for New Zealanders


Chile Meat Production Lower


Botswana Vaccine Scheme Strives to Contain FMD


Mahogany Farm Cattle Combat Forest Fires
Farmers Back Government Draft Report


The Drost Project - A Visual Guide to Porcine, Pig Reproduction.
VIV Asia 2015
EuroTier Digital


EBBE - European Board Of Bovine Experts

Life Technologies
More on VIROCID - The Global Disinfectant
Biomin - The Natural Way


Termotecnica Pericoli SRL
The Pig, Poultry, Beef, Fish, Dairy, Meat, Cattle, Crop & Bioenergy Sites From 5M Publishing From 5M Publishing

unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences


Seasonal Picks