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TheDairySite Newsletter - 27 May 2016

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Friday 27th May 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell

MSD Animal Health

EU Politicians Call for More Dairy Help as SMP Intervention Reaches Limit

The EU must quickly take further measures to stabilise milk prices and bring relief to struggling dairy farmers, urged MEPs in Thursday's plenary debate with Commissioner Phil Hogan and Dutch deputy farm minister Hans Hoogeveen.

These measures should include an EU-wide lid on milk production to boost prices, a more efficient intervention system, to enable the EU to react more swiftly, and balancing the supply chain to enable farmers to earn fair returns, they said.

The debate came as the intervention scheme for skimmed milk powder (SMP) closed as it reached its volume limits of 218,000t this week.

Commissioner Phil Hogan stated the Commission intend to propose further increases in the SMP intervention ceiling to 350,000 tonnes. Fixed price intervention remains open for butter – click here to read more.

This week we also featured an article from Melanie Epp on the benefits of white clover in grass-based grazing systems, looking at some research from Michael Egan from Teagasc institute in Ireland.

His research revealed that dairy cows that graze on grass and white clover swards show increased milk production.

While the general perception has been that white clover is not suitable in intensive grass-based milk production systems, that perception is beginning to change, said Mr Egan.

White clover offers great potential. For one, he said, it may allow producers to reduce their use of chemical N fertiliser.

“In our experiment we have reduced nitrogen by 100 kg to 150 kg per hectare,” he said. “However, it depends on your system and the amount of cows you are carrying.” – Read more. - Register Today

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Dairy Producers Robbed by Mycotoxins Every Day
The contamination of animal feed with mycotoxins is a worldwide problem in animal production, writes Radka Borutova, Business development manager, Nutriad.

Water Recovered from Whey Can be Used for Cleaning
Water scarcity is a serious issue and a concern among the dairy industry, as declines in the availability of water could decrease food and feed supplies and increase food prices.

Company News

New Large Capacity Blood Banking Centrifuges Deliver High-Throughput Sample Processing
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The VIP (Very Important Protein) for Dairy Cows
GLOBAL - Between current period of low milk prices, due to global overproduction, and the end of the European milk quota, it is of upmost importance to increase feed efficiency and optimize the biological processes related to milk production. Optimizing rumen function can help maximize metabolizable protein for high producing cows.
BIOMIN Announces 2016 World Nutrition Forum Speakers
CANADA - "The opportunity to bring researchers at the forefront of technology together with leading industry professionals in a scientific forum that stresses networking and the exchange of ideas on this scale in the industry is unmatched," explained Dr. Eva Maria Binder, Chief Research Officer at ERBER Group, speaking about the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada scheduled from 12 to 15 October 2016.
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Market Reports

USDA Milk Production - 20 May 2016
USDA Cattle on Feed - 23 May 2016
USDA National Dairy Products Sales Report -19 May 2016

Global Dairy Industry News


Cattle Treated with Antibiotics Emit More Methane, Study Shows
Latest Bluetongue Outbreaks: France, Austria, Botswana
World Animal Health Organisation Sets Out Action on Antibiotic Resistance
Livestock’s Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction

   United Kingdom

Retailers Asked to Support Farmers with Grab-and-Go Milk
US Dairy Industry Welcomes School Milk Support

   European Union

EU Politicians Call for More Dairy Help as SMP Intervention Reaches Limit
European, African Dairy Farmers Work Together to Solve Crisis
Arla Drops June Milk Price
EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March

   New Zealand

NZ Farmers Disappointed with Milk Price Forecast
More Charges Over Calf Cruelty in New Zealand


Spain Recognised as Low Risk for BSE


Mexico Safely Receives Live Cattle from Australia to Boost Breeding

   United States

Calls for Improvement to US Dairy Farm Safety Net


Victorian Government Unveils Dairy Support Package


Adding White Clover to Grass-Based Grazing Systems Increases Milk Production


China's Dairy Demand Could be Abating


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