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20 September 2013
SPACE 2013 Beats Records
FRANCE - The 27th SPACE held from 10 to 13 September 2013 in Rennes beat all attendance records for the number of visitors, in particular foreign visitors, number of exhibitors, size of the exhibition area and number of new products presented....
03 September 2013
Breeding Companies Unite
UK - One of the UK’s leading cattle genetics companies, Cogent is integrating its sister companies, Dairy Daughters and World Wide Sires UK into a single business....
14 August 2013
Guarini Takes Top Spot in August DiaryCo Bull Index
UK - Guarini now heads the genomic bull ranking after moving up two positions from second....
01 August 2013
Moscow Seminar to Provide Breeding and Genomics Advice
RUSSIA – Ministry efforts to promote commercial insemination and estimated breeding values have resulted in a seminar to address such issues for Moscow based cattlemen....
30 July 2013
Semen Exports Up 17 Per Cent
AUSTRIA – Semen exports increased by 17 per cent last year, which the national cattle breeders association has said is a good sign for a crucial part of the industry....
29 July 2013
Breeding Regimes Vital For Sector Development
RUSSIA – Breeding regimes are fundamental to the progression of the livestock industry and advanced units cannot let up in the pursuit of bettering genetics....
25 July 2013
Belgium and Omsk Join Forces
RUSSIA - Belgian Universities and agribusinesses in Omsk could join forces to establish a farm to improve the breeding of beef and dairy cattle. ...
24 July 2013
Industry Demands More Calves
PARAGUAY – Leading industry figures have decided to increase the annual average number of calves born by 5.5 per cent....
17 July 2013
Breeding Project to Lift Liuzhou’s Beef, Milk Production
CHINA - By promoting crossbreeding, Liuzhou in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region plans to improve the performance, quality and efficiency of milk and beef production in the city....
16 July 2013
Do What is Best For Your Farm: Dairy Crossbreeding With Holsteins
ANALYSIS - Although still highly rated as the number one high output breed, some Holsteins have become too extreme, forcing producers to alternative crossing options in a bid to improve herd fertility, grow bigger calves and reduce veterinary costs through...
26 June 2013
Genetic Variation Impacts Vitamin B12 in Milk
NETHERLANDS - Results from a study within the 'Melk op Maat' project, part of the Dutch Milk Genomics Initiative, have revealed that genetic variation in the vitamin B12 content of milk from dairy cows could potentially provide natural enrichment of this...
Breeding Consortium Appoints De Geus as Director
NETHERLANDS - Dr Bernard de Geus has been appointed Director of the Breed4Food consortium....
24 June 2013
Rise in Animal Health Research Documented
GLOBAL - While North America and Western European institutions account for around 70 per cent of published papers in veterinary journals, the contributions from Asia and Latin America - led by Brazil, China, India and Turkey - grew significantly between...
14 June 2013
Breaking Supplier/Farmer Genetics Link Will Hinder Industry
ROMANIA – By severing the direct link between global genomic suppliers and commercial dairy farms, the Romanian government could have jeopardised the country’s dairy herd development, say analysts at the USDA....
10 June 2013
Local Farmers to Benefit From Dairy Pilot
PHILIPPINES – A dairy project is to benefit local producers when it starts producing milk in four months. ...
29 May 2013
Ministry Trumpets Genetic Export Success
ARGENTINA – Chinese standards officials have given the go ahead for 11 packages of cattle semen and embryos to be imported....
Final Offer On Out-of Production Bulls
UK - First come first served is the way World Wide Sires are describing the availability of a selection of Holstein and coloured breed bulls....
Farm Animal Diversity Declines as Accelerating Losses Threaten Humanity
GLOBAL - The accelerating disappearance of Earth's species of both wild and domesticated plants and animals constitutes a fundamental threat to the well-being and even the survival of humankind, warns the founding Chair of a new global organization created...
28 May 2013
Potential For Dairy Calves to Bolster Organic Beef
DENMARK – Aarhus University researchers are running organic bull calf pilots as a way of learning about the ‘untapped’ production potential of bull calves from the dairy sector....
24 May 2013
EFSA Guidance for Environmental Risk Assessment of GM Animals
EU - New guidance from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) provides applicants and risk assessors with a clear framework to evaluate the potential adverse effects of living genetically modified (GM) animals on the environment, including those on...
23 May 2013
Scottish Dairymen Told To Precision Feed Heifers
SCOTLAND – Farmers not already doing so have been advised to put precision feeding at the top of their priorities by world renowned calf and heifer expert, Jud Heinrichs of Pennsylvania State University....
13 May 2013
Unique Red and While Holstein Joins Stud
CANADA - A red and white full brother to the top two show heifers in Britain has been launched for sale by Dairy Daughters, bringing high type and a deep cow family together for red and white dairy breeders....
10 May 2013
FAO Explains April Dairy Volatility
GLOBAL - Low stocks and abnormal production conditions have led to supply fears and a surge in milk prices over April, lifting the dairy price index almost 15 per cent....
09 May 2013
High Quality Shipment Sees 781 Heifers Enter Venezuela
VENEZUELA – Another shipment of heifers has arrived from Nicaragua in the latest allocation of livestock in a bilateral agreement between the two countries as part of the national policy AgroVenezuela....
08 May 2013
Newcomers Impress in April
AUSTRIA – Breed progress has been boosted by the addition of some attractive young animals to the genomic breeding index, according to the April breeding value estimation....
03 May 2013
Government Bumps Up Breeding Regulations
RUSSIA – Livestock breeders face government changes to breeding rules hoped to improve relations between stock-men and regulate Russian pedigree breeding....
18 April 2013
World’s Gene Pool Crucial for Survival
GLOBAL - Conserving and making the most of the planet's wealth of genetic resources will be crucial for survival, as people will need to produce sufficient and nutritious food for a growing population, FAO Deputy Director-General Dan Gustafson said, addressing...
April Bull List Places Planet 1, 2, 3
GLOBAL - Ensenada Taboo Planet has had a good year, holding a strong position in the UK - proven list, following DairyCo's index releases last week. ...
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