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TheDairySite Newsletter - 20 May 2016

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Friday 20th May 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell

MSD Animal Health

A Look at Dairy Consumption Trends

This week, we featured an article from David Widmar, agricultural economist and editor of Agricultural Economics Insights, looking at the trends in dairy consumption in the US.

One trend has been increased butter consumption in recent years.

In the early 1980s annual butter consumption reached nearly 5 pounds per person. Never quite breaking above 5 pounds/person/year, consumption drifted lower through the 1990s.

By 2008 per capita butter consumption was again on the rise and exceeded 5 pounds. Most recently (2014), butter consumption reached a 39 year high of 5.5 pounds per person.

Yoghurt and cheese consumption has also trended higher, but fluid milk and ice cream consumption have both declined – click here for the full analysis.

In research news this week, it has emerged that low-flow sprinklers can cool cows just as effectively, opening doors for dairy units to reduce water use.

A group of dairy scientists at the University of California, Davis found that cows had lower body temperatures when given access to sprinklers, but the low-flow and high-flow systems delivered similar benefits - read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Key Performance Indicators: Best Management Practices on Tropical Dairy Farms
The concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is not new. However, it is when applied to quantifying the performance of farmers in the developing tropics, writes Dr John Moran, Profitable Dairy Systems, Kyabram, Victoria, Australia.

Company News

Nutriad USA's New Company Video Showcases Core Values
US - Nutriad USA proudly presented its new company video at the Global Sales Conference in Rome.
BIOMIN Reinforces US Market Stance with New Products, Service Offer
US - Direct shipping to customers and two new launches promise to create more value for clients and strengthen the firm’s market position.
Emerging Mycotoxins: Overview and Occurrence
GLOBAL - Emerging mycotoxins are a class of compounds that are attracting increasing interest among the scientific community primarily due to their high occurrence in feed and food commodities, sometimes at relatively high concentrations, and potential toxicity towards animals and humans.
Anti-Inflammatory Pour-On For Cattle Now Licensed For Mastitis*
GLOBAL - FINADYNE® Transdermal from MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) can now be used as a single application to reduce pyrexia associated with acute mastitis.
Global Dairy Industry News

   United States

US Dairy, Beef Groups Voice Support for TPP Following Economics Report
New Way to Detect Adulteration of Grated Parmesan
Got Dairy? A Look at Dairy Consumption Trends
Low-Flow Sprinklers Can Cool Cows Just as Effectively
Methionine Could be Key to Improving Pregnancy Rate in Dairy Cattle

   United Kingdom

Dairy Central to Lifelong Health, Dairy Council Says
Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times
Nutritionally Improved Straw Boosts Milk Yields, Study Finds

   European Union

New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
Milk Powder Volumes Heading for New Intervention Ceiling

   Russian Federation

Support for Russian Dairy to Boost Production and Stability


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