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

TheDairySite Newsletter - 13 May 2016

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 13th May 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell

MSD Animal Health

Australian Dairy Farmers Facing Turbulent Times

The Australian dairy sector has been thrown into turmoil following revelations that Murray Goulburn (MG), Australia’s largest co-operative, has paid too much for its milk over the last 10 months. The overpayment is estimated at £100m, and MG is looking to claw back the money from its farmers over the next three years.

As a result, four members of the co-op’s senior management team resigned and the coop has been forced to downgrade its profit forecast by more than half.

Fonterra and Lion have also reduced payouts to farmers – click here to read more.

Australian Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has attacked Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce over his response.

“Always keen to illegitimately claim credit when commodities prices are rising, Barnaby Joyce's silence is deafening whenever and wherever they are falling,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

“The Deputy Prime Minister fiddles while the dairy industry suffers. It’s an insult to hard working dairy families.”

The situation has led to concerns over the future of the Australian dairy industry with some farm lobby groups calling for an independent review – read more.

However, the latest data suggests global milk production is starting to fall as low prices impact production levels in many regions, according to a report from UK levy board AHDB Dairy.

The daily milk equivalent (calculated by adjusting milk production for seasonal differences across the world) reduced by 1.6 per cent, with production dropping across all of the five main regions. These regions are the EU, New Zealand, Australia, US and Argentina - read more.

5M Farm Supplies

Book of the Week

Farm Machinery 6th Edition

Farm Machinery 6th Edition

Farm Machinery is the standard book on the current theory and practice of farm mechanisation for students and farmers. First published in 1979, this new sixth edition incorporates much new text together with 280 new colour photographs illustrating the steady flow of developments in farm mechanisation that have taken place over the past decade. Recent advances in computer technology and satellite field mapping are included and new content enriches the earlier material dealing with the working principles and operation of the vast array of the somewhat less sophisticated farm tractors and machines still in use on British farms.

Order Now

This Week's Articles and Analysis

Improving Profitability of Calf Milk Replacer
Milk proteins can be very expensive to include in Calf Milk Replacers (CMR) and there are significant economic advantages in replacing this expensive ingredient with alternative protein sources when raw material prices are high.

Global Dairy Industry News

   United Kingdom

Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports
Could Cattle Be Fed on Waste Paper?
Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV

   European Union

EU Politicians Vote to Support Origin Labels on Meat, Dairy
Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Animal Feed
Hogan Tells Union Beef Won't Feature in EU Trade Deal with South America


Shadow Ag Minister Takes Aim at Australian Government Over Dairy Crisis Response
Fonterra Australia Reduces Milk Price

   United States

New Research: Time to Switch Antibiotic Resistance Focus from Use to Environment
Rules Finalised on US Antibiotic Sales Reporting
Dairy Industry Asks for Change to World Health Guidelines on Milk for Toddlers
How Are US Dairy Operations Impacting Water Quality?
New Study Presents Strategies for Producing Food for Growing Population


Global Milk Production Gradually Declining
La NiƱa Now Set to Impact Global Weather


The Drost Project - A Visual Guide to Porcine, Pig Reproduction.
Antimicrobial Resistance
Biomin - The Global Mycotoxin threat 2016
Official Vet Conference September 2016
Livestock Event 2016 - 6th & 7th July Birmingham NEC, B40 1BT



Life Technologies
More on VIROCID - The Global Disinfectant
Biomin - Naturally Ahead


Nutriad - We Know Runinants
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