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17 April 2020
Gene edited cattle: are we there yet?
As gene editing technology advances, the possibility of genetically modified beef and dairy cattle is closer than ever. Where is the cattle industry now, and how do we ensure consumer and environmental safety as the technology becomes more widespread?...
29 March 2020
DCHA Conference goes virtual
The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Annual Conference shifts to an online format amid pandemic. ...
12 March 2020
Common feed ingredient tested safe in bulls
US - Cattle feeders choose distillers grains in feedlot diets as an inexpensive alternative to corn and soybean meal. But until now, no one had studied the effects of the common feed ingredient on bull development and fertility. With bull fertility to...
09 March 2020
Genome editing’s potential to reshape agriculture for a better future
Mention genome editing out loud and many involved in the agricultural industry will twitch in fear while others can foresee the precise benefits it can bring....
28 February 2020
English cattle population falls in December
UK - As at 1 December, the total cattle population in England totalled 5.15 million head, 2.2 percent (115,000 head) less than at the same point in the previous year, according to the latest survey from Defra, writes Felicity Rusk, analyst for AHDB Dairy...
14 February 2020
Magnesium boost could reduce slow calving risk
Farmers are being advised to increase the level of magnesium in minerals given to suckler cows before calving after new research found they absorb less than previously thought....
13 February 2020
IFA Urges Farmers to be Particularly Vigilant During Spring Calving
IRELAND - With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA National Farm Family Chairperson, Caroline Farrell has urged farmers to be particularly vigilant to ensure their own safety....
27 January 2020
Protect your herd against a drop in fertility and milk yield
Now is the optimum time for farmers to protect their herd against a leptospirosis infection which could significantly impact fertility and milk yield....
20 January 2020
Female genomic testing now available in the UK from VikingGenetics
VikingGenetics is expanding its range of services with the launch of female genomic testing and corrective mating packages....
10 January 2020
Claw Disease Tyloma Primarily Genetic in Cows
GERMANY - Scientists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and Georg August University Göttingen have succeeded in proving that a claw disease in cows is primarily genetic. ...
23 December 2019
€1.5m Calf Rearing Package First Step in Supporting Best Calf Care
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of a €1.5m grant aid support package for calf feeding systems....
14 November 2019
Keep a Close Eye on Pregnant Heifers on Wheat Pasture
Wise use of wheat pasture can help Oklahoma producers ensure livestock nutritional needs are met during potentially stressful weather conditions heading into January and February. ...
17 October 2019
Fall Calving May Yield Higher Returns, Risk and Profitability Evaluated
The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have evaluated the risk and returns...
10 October 2019
New Dairy Breeding Method Increases Genetic Selection Efficiency
Brazilian scientists at São Paulo State University (UNESP) collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a dairy cattle breeding method that adds a new parameter to genetic selection...
27 September 2019
Making Semen Purchase Decisions
Choosing which bulls to breed from and buying semen is one of the most important decisions on farm as it shapes your herd for years to come. Here's our guidance to help you get the most from the process....
12 September 2019
Company Wins Grant to Further Develop Antibiotics for Livestock Breeding
GEORGIA - Georgian biotech company BioChimPharm has won a grant from the Georgian Innovation and Technology Agency for its innovative veterinary antimicrobial product – PowerPhage. ...
16 August 2019
Tay Ninh to Get Safe Dairy Cow Breeding Area
VIETNAM - The Department of Animal Health, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) and the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Wednesday agreed to...
30 July 2019
Morrisons Opens Up Beef Supply Chain to Help Farmers Transitioning to Arla UK 360 Standard
UK - In an industry first, Morrisons is to allow bull calves from its dairy suppliers participating in the Arla UK 360 programme into its beef supply chain....
18 July 2019
Uganda to Issue 'Birth Certificates' for Cattle: Minister
UGANDA - The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing "birth certificates" for the animals, so it can trace their products....
17 July 2019
Govt Investing in Dairy Research Cluster
CANADA - The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, yesterday announced an investment of $11.4 million to the Dairy Research Cluster, led by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. With investment from the industry, the total investment...
08 July 2019
Belarus Expects to Earn $2m on Breeding Cattle Export
BELARUS - Belarus expects that the export of breeding stock will reach $2 million by the end of the year, Belarus Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel on 7 July....
Study Shows Potential for Reduced Methane from Cows
GLOBAL - An international team of scientists has shown it is possible to breed cattle to reduce their methane emissions....
05 July 2019
Chinese Cattle Breeder Invests in Myanmar, Plans to Export
MYANMAR - The Myanmar Invest Commission (MIC) last month permitted China’s Kangrui Agriculture & Livestock Development Company to invest in the raising of cattle in Myanmar. ...
New Dairy Cattle Breeding Method Increases Genetic Selection Efficiency
BRAZIL - Brazilian scientists at São Paulo State University (UNESP) collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a dairy cattle breeding method that adds a new parameter...
25 June 2019
Vietnam to Develop Cattle Breeding, Officials Say
VIETNAM - Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien said in the first half of this year, despite many difficulties, especially the outbreak of African swine fever which has caused heavy losses in the livestock sector, the sector...
24 June 2019
Genome Study Reveals Evolution of Ruminants
US - A team of researchers has carried out a detailed study of the genomes of ruminants, giving new insight into their evolution and success....
17 June 2019
First Smart Cattle-breeding Farm Opens in Stepanavan
ARMENIA - The first smart cattle-breeding farm opened today in Stepanavan, in Armenian province of Lori. The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Economy Artak Kamalyan....
Farmers in East Encouraged to Adopt Jersey Cattle Breed
RWANDA - Jersey cattle adapt well to various climates and production systems compared to other high producing exotic cattle, Dr Solange Uwituze, the Deputy Director General of Animal Research and Technology Transfer at Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has...
 
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