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17 July 2014
Fight Heat Stress in Transition Barns and Beef Cattle
US - Summer brings added costs for cattlemen, but cooling cows in hot and humid weather pays off in the long run and should be done across more animals....
04 July 2014
Johne’s Disease: Controlling the 4000 Kilo Condition
UK - Cows with Johne’s disease give an average of 4,000 kilograms less milk over their lifetime, US data shows....
26 June 2014
Cheshire Farmer Wins Semen from World-leading Bull
UK - A Cheshire farmer, who has won semen from the most coveted bull in the Holstein breed, believes his prize will kick start him into improving his herd’s genetics....
12 June 2014
Diagnostic Tool Represents Bovine Theileriosis Breakthrough
AUSTRALIA – An Australian scientist has found a way of diagnosing and monitoring Bovine Theileriosis (BT)....
06 June 2014
Timid Cows Die Young Unless Barns Are Right
RUSSIA - Sufficient space in housing areas is critical for cow longevity, a Russian conference heard last week....
04 June 2014
To Cull Or Not To Cull
US - Opting whether to cull out problematic cows is currently more troubling for US businesses than ever before....
03 June 2014
Service Period Length Costing Russia Billions
RUSSIA – Federal money should not support inefficient milk herds, Russian Livestock minister Vladimir Labinov told a seminal cow health lecture last week....
02 June 2014
Where Does Russian Dairying Go Now?
RUSSIA - In order to become a more profitable and sustainable sector Russian dairy farms need to take a holistic approach to cow comfort....
22 May 2014
Japanese Cattle Numbers Falling
JAPAN – Japan’s cattle population contracted by 2.5 per cent last year as a range of factors combined to put pressure on farms....
20 May 2014
Farm Scholars Learn of Russian Dairy Progress
RUSSIA – Russian dairying is a sector on the move and not averse to technology, according to a Nuffield scholar....
12 May 2014
Cargill, Branhaven License Genomics Tools for Beef, Dairy Cattle
US - Cargill and Branhaven are to license BeefTek, Inc., their patented BeefGen genomics (DNA) tools that are intended to help beef and dairy cattle producers analyse bovine genetics to improve meat and milk production....
30 April 2014
Norway and Tanzania Unite in Cattle Project
TANZANIA – A University partnership drawing on Scandinavian expertise is working to lift beef and milk production from pastoral Tanzanian farming....
22 April 2014
Some Cows' Infertility Linked to Y Chromosome
US - One reason why some cows cannot get pregnant may be because they have male (Y) chromosome fragments in their DNA, according to a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study....
International Dairy Cow Longevity Conference All Set for St Petersburg in May
RUSSIA - Dairy machinery manufacturer DeLaval has announced a global conference on dairy cow longevity, to take place next month. ...
07 April 2014
Namibia Approves US Bovine Semen for Import
US – Namibian animal health authorities have finalised plans to allow US bovine semen exports to Namibia....
28 March 2014
Chinese Edge Closer to Mastitis-free GM Cow
CHINA – Seven years of research has brought Chinese academics within touching distance of a mastitis-free genetically modified cow....
21 March 2014
Winter Crop Areas Up, Livestock Down
SCOTLAND, UK - A first look towards this year’s harvest shows an increase in winter crop areas but livestock numbers have continued to fall....
20 March 2014
Fewer Cattle Overall in UK, Most Recent Census Shows
UK - Cattle and calves fell 0.7 per cent to 9.7 million, the latest census of cattle numbers in the United Kingdom in December 2013 reveals....
Life Technologies Introduces First USDA-Licensed Real-Time PCR Test for the Detection of Tritrichomonas foetus DNA in Bulls
US - Life Technologies Corporation, now Thermo Fisher Scientific, today announced the availability of the only USDA-licensed, real-time PCR test to detect Tritrichomonas foetus (T. foetus) – a sexually transmitted disease in cattle that leads to early...
18 March 2014
Loan Scheme to Get Cattle Back in the Kraal
SOUTH AFRICA – Farmers in the east of the country are being thrown a farming lifeline through a regional Nguni cattle loan programme....
Holstein Judging Winners Announced
UK - Holstein UK has revealed the winners of its inaugural All Britain Judging Competition....
25 February 2014
Livestock Event Expands Further
UK - The Livestock Event’s National Dairy Show is expanding this year in response to positive exhibitor feedback and visitor demand for more livestock....
19 February 2014
Sperm Bank Opens to Save Rare Breeds
SPAIN – Four cooperative agreements have been signed to protect rare sheep and cattle genetics, the ministry of agriculture has announced....
Brazilian Plans For More Meat and Milk Take Shape
BRAZIL – A comprehensive beef and dairy sector development strategy has been outlined by a national research body to deliver short, medium and long term goals. ...
14 February 2014
Study Outlines Potential Genetic Solution to Bovine Tuberculosis
UK - Farmers may be able to select cattle for resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in the future, Roslin Institute Scientists have said....
03 February 2014
Biggest Ever Jersey Choice From Genomics Supplier
UK - Cogent’s new Jersey catalogue will be landing on doormats this week and bringing milk producers their widest choice of bloodlines for this Channel Island breed....
27 January 2014
Angus Genetics Get Chinese Screening
ARGENTINA – Animal health officials have screened Angus genetic material for disease with a view to it being exported to the Chinese market....
Cows Yield More For Daughters, Study Finds
US – Holstein dairy cows produce significantly more milk for daughters than sons, a joint study between Kansas State and Harvard Universities has found....
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