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Dairy Newsletter - 15th August 2008

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* This Week's Feature Articles

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Increasing the Digestibility of Forages By Francis L. Fluharty, Ph.D., Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University. Feed costs are rising, and corn price projections are currently maintaining between $4.95 and $5.35 per bushel on corn futures through December 2010.
Detecting the Dairy Cow Immune Response Is a High-Tech Blast
By Ann Perry, USDA Agricultural Research Service Information Unit. Published in the August 2008 issue of Agricultural Reasearch magazine. The term “shotgun proteomics” may sound like research conducted by scientists operating outside the law.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates
This report, released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), adopts U.S. area, yield, and production forecasts for winter wheat, durum, other spring wheat, barley, oats and also livestock, poultry and dairy.
World Agricultural Production - August 2008
This report prepared by the USDA FAS International Production Assessment Branch reflects official USDA estimates released in the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE-460) August, 2008.
US Feed Outlook
By ERS USDA. This monthly report examines supply, use, prices, and trade for feed grains, including supply and demand prospects in major importing and exporting countries. Focuses on corn; also contains information on sorghum, barley, oats, and hay.
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New Intervet/Schering-Plough Intranasal Vaccine Protects Young Calves
US - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, Millsboro, Del., recently announced the availability of Onset 5 IN, the first intranasally administered, five-way modified-live virus (MLV) vaccine for healthy cattle 3 to 8 days and older.
Pfizer Finding the Links Between Genomics & Health
US - A groundbreaking study at Colorado State University may lead to early identification of animals with less susceptibility to feedlot diseases, especially bovine respiratory disease (BRD).
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » BSE NEWS: Test Could Help Allay Meat Safety Fears
 » FMD NEWS: UK Controls Relaxed
 » BLUETONGUE: Autumn Explosion Spells Disaster

   United Kingdom

 » UK Livestock and Products Approved for China
 » Bluetongue Return in France Cause for Concern
 » Foot-and-Mouth Controls Relaxed
 » NBA Issues Bovine TB Recommendations
 » Midge-Hunting Scientists Take on Bluetongue
 » New Strategy to Survey Antibiotic Resistance
 » Green Milk Initiative
 » Wales to Become One Big Bluetongue Zone
 » AFBI: Scanning Global, Thinking Local
 » Defra Cost-Sharing Plans Headage Fee
 » UK Milk Prices
 » Autumn BTV8 Explosion Could Spell Disaster
 » Avoid TB Skin Test After Bluetongue Vaccination
DuPont Animal Health Solutions
   Viet Nam

 » No Compensation without Vaccination

   European Union

 » EU Cereal Harvest Up 16 Per Cent

   United States

 » Using Feedlots to Protect Against Heat Stress
 » Californian TB Herd Under Depopulation Plans
 » Diet And Autism Research Focuses On Dairy
 » Whole Foods Recall After Multi-state E.coli Fears
 » Profiling Protective Proteins in Dairy Cows
 » The Finer Points of Summer Grazing
 » Novartis Turns Glare to Emerging Pathogen
 » "Slick" Gene Helps Cattle Beat the Heat
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook - Live Fed Cattle Price Up
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn Crop Overcomes Spring Flooding
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » U.S. - Canadian Cattle Inventory Down Slightly
 » In The Cattle Markets
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   Australia

 » Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
 » The East Asian Promise of Trade
 » Australian Cattle Charge Pauses for Thought

   Canada

 » In-vessel Composting for Biosecure Deadstock
 » Anthrax Killing Canadian Cattle
 » Import Limits Announced for Dairy Products

   China

 » China's Transgenic Cancer Fighting Cow

   Germany

 » Record Booking for EuroTier 2008

   Denmark

 » Some Cows Better at Cheese than Others
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That's all for this week!

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