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TheDairySite Newsletter - 11 March 2016

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Friday 11th March 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell

MSD Animal Health

New Report Fights Negative Messages to Get Dairy Back on Menu

This week, a new report published by the Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has called for dairy to be put back on the ‘daily menu’ of the UK.

The report highlights the key role dairy plays in leading a healthy lifestyle and looks at how government can work more effectively with the UK dairy industry to ensure that dairy consumption is encouraged among all ages.

Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK, said: “The Dairy APPG report is a welcome contribution to the debate on the links between dairy, health and nutrition. Milk and dairy products are packed full of the nutrients we need at all stages of life.

"Yet, because of conflicting media stories, negative messages and a flurry of questionable claims about dairy alternatives, it seems that the nutritional benefits of dairy products and their role in a balanced diet are no longer obvious to consumers.

“The science that underpins the nutritional benefits of dairy is formidable and we need to keep pressing home that dairy foods have a crucial role to play in a healthy diet.” – Click here to read more.

For more on how dairy fits nutritional requirements, and how this links with sustainability, take a look at our article from the recent AHDB Dairy Discover, Innovate and Grow Conference.

Dr Ditte Hobbs from the University of Reading presented her work on how diets containing different amounts of dairy products compare in terms of their environmental impacts and meeting nutritional requirements.

Interestingly, she found that high dairy consumers tended to have a healthier diet more generally, whilst low dairy consumers ate more processed foods and sugary soft drinks - read more.


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

What Does the Future Hold for Precision Dairy Farming?
Speaking at the recent AHDB Dairy Discover, Innovate and Grow conference, Dr Mark Rutter from Harper Adams University said that the dairy sector is a key player in the move towards precision livestock farming.

A Look at THMilk in Viet Nam - Mega Style Dairying
Standing in a huge field watching massive green and yellow John Deere self propelled forage harvesters gobbling up three metre high crops of Mombasa grass and spewing the chopped forage into huge trailers running alongside, you could easily be forgiven for thinking you were in the middle of the American Midwest, writes Stuart Lumb.

Cattle Farmers Look Into Improving Upland Grazing Opportunities
A group of farmers in the North of England have got together to run a trial looking at cattle grazed on rough upland pasture. Neil Ryder reports.

Company News

Merial and Zoetis Enter into Strategic Agreement for Dairy Products in India
INDIA - Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, and Zoetis India Limited, a subsidiary of Zoetis Inc, today announced that they have entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement for medicines and vaccines for Dairy cattle in India.
Infographic: The Global Mycotoxin Threat 2016
GLOBAL - The prevalence of mycotoxins, toxic fungal metabolites found in almost all types of agricultural feedstuffs and grains, is a major concern with regards to feed contamination and presents a genuine risk to livestock animal production.
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Market Reports

UK Milk Prices and Composition of Milk - January 2016

Global Dairy Industry News

   United Kingdom

English Dairy Herd Still Growing
New Measures Against TB in Cattle to Start from April
New Report Fights Negative Messages to Get Dairy Back on Menu
Roles of Dairy in a Healthy, Sustainable Diet
Arla to Close UK Dairy Plant

   European Union

Farmer Organisations Push for Action on Crisis Ahead of EU Meeting

   New Zealand

New Zealand Takes Action on Bobby Calf Mistreatment
Fonterra Reduces Forecast Farmgate Prices
Consumers Reminded of Raw Milk Precautions

   United States

US Milk Producers Endorse Trans-Pacific Partnership
Improved Yield Per Cow to Drive Increased US Milk Production
Growing Dairy Feed On-Farm Can Save Fossil Fuels
Increased Biofuel Production Could Lead to Global Food Deficit, Study Shows


Further Bluetongue Outbreaks Found in France


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