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21 July 2015
Look North For Healthy Hooves: Breeding Against Lameness
SCANDINAVIA – Nordic countries sit on the world’s largest hoof health database and are keen to share the genetic benefits....
25 June 2015
Best of Livestock to Return to Livestock Event
UK - Britain's best genetics are to be once again on show at the NEC next month at the Livestock Event. ...
16 June 2015
Buffalo Calf Cloned From Somatic Cells in Urine
INDIA – A Murrah buffalo heifer calf has been created by isolating somatic cells from the urine of an elite, high yielding female dairy heifer....
20 May 2015
Livestock Animal Size Increased Since Roman Era
SPAIN - Livestock has grown over the centuries as production methods and landscapes have evolved, according to research from the University of the Basque Country....
07 May 2015
Ewe Milk Could Be 'New Frontier' for New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND – A surge of enthusiasm for sheep dairying has given rise to questions over whether ewe milk could be a ‘new frontier’ for New Zealand agriculture....
World’s Biggest Milk Producer Aims to Double Output
INDIA – India is looking to double its 2012 milk output by 2027 to keep pace with rocketing domestic demand....
30 April 2015
Genetic Work Paying Off For Russians
RUSSIA – Better herd genetics are one of the factors to thank for a rise in first quarter Russian milk production, says the agriculture ministry....
27 April 2015
Body Condition Score to Enter Breeding Values
NEW ZEALAND – The breeding value of some New Zealand bulls will alter when a new trait is integrated into genomic evaluations, worth thousands of dollars to each herd....
17 April 2015
Heifer Rearing Problems Flagged Up at Science Conference
UK - Many UK dairy cows are being culled before they pay back heifer rearing costs and standards of heifer rearing could be partly to blame, suggests recent research....
16 April 2015
Have Subsidies Hindered Progress on Livestock Farms?
GLOBAL – Direct farm support payments have hindered agricultural progress across the globe, scientists heard this week. ...
15 April 2015
Dairy Cow Methane Emissions Measured by Lasers
SCOTLAND, UK - Scientists are measuring methane emissions using laser guns, aiming to breed cattle for lower emissions in future, according to research presented by Stephanie Smith at the British Society of Animal Science conference....
Predicting Calving on a Lifting Tail
GLOBAL - Tail mounted sensor systems on cows can detect the onset of calving, researchers have found....
31 March 2015
China Welcomes Second Batch of Chile Heifers
CHILE – Brazilian agri-foods company Minerva has confirmed the departure of a second batch of dairy heifers from Chile to a north eastern port in China....
30 March 2015
Rise of the Non-Cow Dairy
GLOBAL - Food research and processing experts are striving to improve how milk from species other than cows is treated with the view to growing the sheep and goat dairy industries....
24 March 2015
Russians Ready to Talk Cow Longevity
RUSSIA – The latest in a series of cow longevity conferences for the Russian dairy industry will commence in Siberia tomorrow....
12 March 2015
Native UK Breed Calf Numbers Growing
UK – Interest in native breeds is continuing in the UK cattle sector, while continental calf numbers are shrinking....
06 March 2015
Report Underlines Australian Decline in Dairy Cattle Testing
AUSTRALIA - Australia must centralise its herd data system soon or risk losing its position as a globally competitive dairy sector....
05 March 2015
New Model Measures Danish Agricultural Efficiency
DENMARK - Scientists from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have drawn up a robust model that can put actual figures on the efficiency of the country's agricultural production and use of resources. The model uses readily-accessible data....
03 March 2015
Brucellosis Free Northern Ireland Would Save £15 Million
NORTHERN IRELAND – Northern Ireland can now officially apply for Brucellosis free status, potentially saving the country £15 million in cattle testing annually....
New European Cattle and Sheep Breeding Company Announced
EUROPE - A leading New Zealand breeding company is branching into Europe following the acquisition of a major stake in a UK based sheep breeding specialist, bringing with it cattle and sheep expertise. ...
02 March 2015
BVDV Persistently Impacts Herd Health
ANALYSIS - A diagnosis of Bovine Viral Diarhea Virus (BVDV) persistently impacts the health and performance of the herd, and it's the mostly costly cattle disease for producers from a reproductive and respiratory perspective, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite...
24 February 2015
TheCattleSite Launches Beef & Dairy Sustainability Hub
ANALYSIS – What does sustainable beef really mean? TheCattleSite, TheBeefSite and TheDairySite aim to help you figure it out with the launch of their new Beef & Dairy Sustainability Hub....
12 February 2015
Crunching Genomes to Fight Livestock, Poultry Diseases
GLOBAL - FAO and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics are teaming up to develop high tech tools to fight bird flu and other infectious diseases in farm animals....
09 February 2015
David Harwood: A Farm Vet's Story
What started as a personal memoir for David Harwood will soon be widely available, as the veterinarian prepares to release 'Rural Tranquillity to National Crisis: A Farm Vet’s Story', documenting his long career in an ever-changing industry....
06 February 2015
New Project Breeds Cows Better Suited to Organic Dairy Production
DENMARK - A new project is set to benefit organic dairy production, partly by developing breeds of cows that are better suited to organic production and partly by creating niche dairy products based on knowledge of the cows' breeding characteristics....
05 February 2015
Could Genetically Engineered Animals Ease World Hunger?
US - Genetically engineered food animals could provide a sustainable means to feed a fast-growing world population, yet regulatory hurdles keep such animals off the market, according to an award-winning scientist....
29 January 2015
Free BCS Assessments to Address Condition Problem
NEW ZEALAND – Free body condition score (BCS) assessments will be provided across New Zealand’s Northland herds in a move to address problems with production and profitability....
26 January 2015
Bull Genomic Predictors Proving Close to Mark
UK - Young Holstein sires are living close to expectations laid out by their genomic indicators through the performance of their progeny. ...
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