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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. ...
19 January 2015
Growing Dairy Herd Underpins Beef Calf Recovery
NORTHERN IRELAND – Beef-sired calf records are illustrating the contrasting fortunes of the beef and dairy herd, as a rise in traditional breeds has helped calf numbers recover....
06 January 2015
Three New Australian Dairy Breeding Values
AUSTRALIA – Three new dairy cow breeding indices, including a feed efficiency value, will be released in April for the Australian dairy industry....
19 December 2014
Harper Adams University Receives International Quality Rating
UK - It has been announced that all research conducted by Harper Adams University is of international quality and that more than 50 per cent is either world leading or internationally excellent....
16 December 2014
Pregnancy Checks A Must For Profitable Herds
AUSTRALIA – Cattle pregnancy testing, if done accurately, can save money and save on wasted calves, a veterinary body is saying....
11 December 2014
Producers 'Underestimate Value' of Accurate Pregnancy Testing
AUSTRALIA - Cattle pregnancy testing can boost a producer’s bottom line but it must be accurate, says Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association....
28 November 2014
Turkey Announces a Tender for Breeding Bulls
TURKEY - A tender for 800 head of breeding bulls (500 head of Simmental, 100 head of Charolais, 100 head of Limousin, 50 head of Brown Swiss, 50 head of Montbeliard breed) will be held on December 15, 2014....
14 November 2014
Indigenous Breed Could Bolster Farm Income
INDIA - An Indian statesman is championing native cattle as part of the National Dairy Policy due to hardiness....
Asia’s Largest Livestock Fair Kicks Off In Patna
INDIA - One of the Asia's largest cattle fairs, Sonepur Cattle Mela, opened in Sonepur near capital city of Bihar, Patna from November 6, 2014....
Merck Animal Health Launches ‘Creating Connections’ to Improve Cattle Well-Being
GLOBAL - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) today announced the launch of Creating Connections, a new program designed to help producers better understand cattle behavior and use that knowledge to employ strategies...
06 November 2014
660 German Dairy Cows Flown to Russia
RUSSIA - In order to develop livestock breeding in the Primorye region of Russia, 660 dairy cows have been flown in from Germany. ...
05 November 2014
Colombia Getting on Board With Embryo Transfer
COLOMBIA – Livestock technicians in Colombia are getting on board with the latest techniques and insights in cattle breeding....
04 November 2014
Ecuador Welcomes First A.I. Holstein
ECUADOR – Ecuador has recorded the first ever Holstein calf born conceived through artificial insemination....
We've Been Doing It Wrong: Setting up Calves for High Production
THE NETHERLANDS - Many farms have been misguided in their approach to feeding dairy calves, the Global Dairy Calf Symposium heard last week....
31 October 2014
Is DNA Destiny? Early Life Sets Lifetime Heifer Performance
ANALYSIS - Theories at the forefront of dairy calf nutrition have their roots in Dutch Second World War history and human prenatal development, the Global Dairy Calf Symposium heard last week....
27 October 2014
Lessons For Dairy Calves in Belgian Blue Management
BELGIUM - Key dairy calf management practices can be informed by observing how Belgian Blue calves are reared, says a Belgian cattle expert....
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