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18 July 2018
Cattle Breeding Boosts Farmers' Income
CHINA - With the help of Agricultural Bank of China, the Daditou Specialized Farmers' Cooperative in Dashan town in Panzhou, Guizhou province, is exploring new types of collateral to secure loans, while the State-owned commercial lender is devoting more...
09 July 2018
Study Finds New Genomic Regions Associated to Weight Gain in Nelore Cattle
BRAZIL - A pioneering research project has identified genes potentially associated with functions such as growth and weight gain in the Nelore breed. These functions are key to beef production. The researchers pinpointed genomic regions that had changed...
18 June 2018
Reducing Age at First Calving can Save Thousands
UK - Reducing the age of first calving from 26 to 24 months can potentially save dairy farmers £300 per heifer....
15 June 2018
Pelvic Measuring Helps Rate Heifers’ Breeding Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - Pelvic measuring of heifers will now be a regular activity on Morayshire Monitor Farm after recent try outs found merit in it as a management tool....
31 May 2018
Regular Weighing Makes All the Difference to Calf Mortality
UK - Dairy Consultant Andy Dodd will once more emphasize the significant difference routine weighing of growing calves can have at the final meeting of AHDB’s Calf to Calving (C2C) project in Aberdeen on Tuesday, 5 June....
28 May 2018
Premier Stresses Extra Efforts to Boost Dairy Industry
CHINA - At the State Council executive meeting held on 23 May, Premier Li Keqiang demanded that quality and safety should be stressed to boost the dairy industry....
25 May 2018
Animal Transport Vital to Scottish Livestock, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has outlined the importance of animal transport to the Scottish livestock industry....
22 May 2018
AgriLife Research, Forage Genetics International Sign Multi-year Agreement
US - A greater interest in forage sorghums from the beef and dairy industries has led to a multi-year agreement between Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Forage Genetics International LLC, or FGI, a subsidiary of Arden Hills, Minnesota-based Land O'Lakes...
01 May 2018
Companies to be Asked to Start Breeding Cattle for Export
MYANMAR - Live cattle exports have been on the rise since the trade was legalised last year, said U Moe Zaw, a director from the Livestock Breeding & Veterinary Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation. ...
18 April 2018
One way to help enhance labour efficiency
There are many things that can cut into the profitability and satisfaction of a beef cattle operation. Employees are a big expense as well as an investment. Medication costs for treating diseases like bovine respiratory disease (BRD) can be another big...
17 April 2018
MARDI's KK Cattle Breed Provides Lucrative Returns
MALAYSIA - The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) has produced a new breed of cattle called the Kedah-Kelantan (KK) breed which has the potential of providing lucrative returns to small and medium-scale livestock breeders....
13 April 2018
Cattle Artificial Insemination Programme Begins
ZIMBABWE - The livestock artificial insemination programme has kicked off in Matabeleland South Province with at least 2500 animals being targeted under the initiative aimed at improving the quality of herd in the province....
10 April 2018
Grazing-based Spring Calvers Advised to Select on £SCI
UK - With the breeding season for spring block calving herds about to start, farmers choosing bulls for grazing-based systems are advised to pay attention to the new run of Spring Calving Indexes (£SCI), published last week (3 April 2018) by AHDB Dairy....
06 April 2018
New Top Jersey Offers Production, Fitness and Type
UK - There’s a new leader in the top five Jersey bulls ranked on Profitable Lifetime Index in the AHDB Dairy rankings published this week (3 April 2018). ...
05 April 2018
New Number One Bull Replaces Long-term Holstein Leader
UK - A new number one bull in the shape of the Morgan son, Mocon, has taken his place in the proven Holstein sire rankings, published this week (3 April 2018) by AHDB Dairy....
04 April 2018
Dead-heat at Top for Genomic Young Sires
UK - There’s a dead-heat at the top of the new genomic sire rankings which – combined with four new bulls in the top 10, ten newcomers in the top 20 and the introduction of three newly developed genetic evaluations (see panel) – makes this month’s...
23 March 2018
NZ-led Study Reveals DNA of Cattle, Sheep Bacteria
NEW ZEALAND - International scientists led by New Zealanders have identified the genetic makeup of over 500 species of bacteria found in the gut of cattle and sheep....
28 February 2018
DNA Study of Cow Stomachs Could Aid Meat, Dairy Production
UK - Meat and milk production from cattle could one day be boosted, thanks to analysis of microbes in cows' stomachs....
27 February 2018
Cracking the Genetic Code for Complex Traits in Cattle
AUSTRALIA - A massive global study involving 58,000 cattle has pinpointed the genes that influence the complex genetic trait of height in cattle, opening the door for researchers to use the same approach to map high-value traits including those important...
19 February 2018
VP Chiwenga to Unveil Livestock Revival Project
ZIMBABWE - Vice President General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) is expected to launch the livestock revitalisation programme in Insiza. ...
14 February 2018
Development Opportunities for Beef Industry Advisers
UK - Advisers to the beef industry are being encouraged to hone their skills by taking part in the Developing Beef Expertise Programme....
12 February 2018
Federal Court Rules Controversial Cattle Genome Patent Invalid
AUSTRALIA - Australia's cattle industry has scored a win against the US-based owners over a patent application it feared would put the brakes on improvement in Australia's cattle herd....
Efficient Technique Discovered for Isolating Embryonic Stem Cells in Cows
US - For more than 35 years, scientists have tried to isolate embryonic stem cells in cows without much success. Under the right conditions, embryonic stem cells can grow indefinitely and make any other cell type or tissue, which has huge implications...
31 January 2018
Prize Awarded to Researchers for Breeding Climate-friendly Cows
DENMARK - The Innovation Fund Denmark's Grand Solutions Prize has been awarded to three researchers for their work involving breeding of climate-friendly cows....
05 January 2018
Farm Study Highlights Importance of Regular Heifer Weighing
UK - The importance of regular weighing has been further underlined following results from AHDB Dairy’s two year Calf to Calving project, which identified huge variation in growth rates within batches of heifers....
Engender Moves to Commercialisation of Genetic Dairy Tech
NEW ZEALAND - Engender Technologies, the agricultural technology company spun out of Auckland University, is moving to scale up its sex-selection product for the dairy industry to full commercialisation in the next 18 months and is targeting the US$2...
04 January 2018
NCBA, Cattle Genetics Experts Team Up for 2018 Genetic Webinar Series
US - Cattle genetics will be the focus of a new set of webinars to help cattlemen and women better use the tool in their operations. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is teaming up with six genetics specialists from across the country to offer...
03 January 2018
Nutramix Signs Major Cattle Semen Deal
JAMAICA - Nutramix has inked a deal with American firm Select Sires under which the Jamaican company will distribute highly fertile, superior genetics for cattle across the island and the throughout the Caribbean....
 
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