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03 December 2015
Colombia to Import Breeding Cattle from US
COLOMBIA - Colombia's Agricultural Institute (ICA) has authorised imports of breeding cattle from the US, in an effort to improve the competitiveness of the cattle sector....
28 October 2015
Wild Ox DNA Gives Insight into Complex Cattle Breeding History
GLOBAL - The ancestry of domesticated cattle is more complex than previously thought, reports a paper published in the open access journal Genome Biology....
21 October 2015
TPP Recognised as Opportunity for Mexican Cattle Genetics
MEXICO - Francisco Gurria Trevino, representing the Mexican Agriculture Secretary, has said that the Trans-Pacific partnership trade agreement is an opportunity to further improve on cattle breeding in the country....
20 October 2015
UK Cattle Herd Registers Small Increase
UK - Provisional figures for the UK cattle herd as at June 2015, released by AHDB Beef & Lamb, show a small increase in total cattle numbers, compared with a year earlier....
07 October 2015
Asia Given Eight Golden Rules for Sustainable Dairy Farming
GLOBAL – There are eight golden rules to observe for a sustainable dairy future, according to advisers at the World Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
05 October 2015
Selecting for Feed Efficiency Coming Soon for New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - Geneticists are “well on their way” to predicting how efficient a cow is at using feed, potentially saving farm feed costs....
23 September 2015
French Bluetongue Could "Blow Up" Significantly
FRANCE - The latest Bluetongue (BTV) outbreak in central France has the potential to engulf Europe again, a leading expert has told TheCattleSite....
11 September 2015
EU Vote Supports Expansion of Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Parliament beefed up the European Commission’s initial proposal to ban animal cloning to include the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports into the EU, in a vote on Tuesday....
10 September 2015
Dairy Crash Makes Heat Detection Vital for New Zealanders
NEW ZEALAND – Severely tested New Zealand dairy businesses are being told to focus on heat detection to keep breeding costs in check....
08 September 2015
EU Debates Farm Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Amendments to a European Commission proposal to ban the cloning of farm animals in the EU are the subject of an MEP debate and vote today (Tuesday 8) September....
03 September 2015
Beef Diversification: A Lifeline for New Zealand Dairy Farms?
NEW ZEALAND - How dairy farmers embrace beef genetics in the coming months could have a major impact in the direction of both sectors in New Zealand....
01 September 2015
Growing Chance of Holstein Inbreeding Accelerates
US - Average inbreeding levels in US Holsteins is accelerating and should send alarm bells to producers using bulls on a random basis, warns a University geneticist....
27 August 2015
UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their UAV company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers. ...
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....
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