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06 December 2013
German Guarani Tops Bull Profit Lifetime Index Again
GLOBAL - December’s Holstein bull indices see Guarini retain number one position for profitable lifetime index (PLI)....
Genetics Now Next Step for Dairy Bull Calves
UK - More male dairy calves are incorporated into the beef supply chain than in 2006, benefiting welfare, farm profits and industry sustainability, although the story is far from over....
25 November 2013
Holstein Bull Unrivalled for Milk Yield and Fat Combination
GLOBAL – Holstein bulls have a new exceptional performer, with unique scores for milk yield and fat content....
14 November 2013
Chinese Were First Cattlemen, Jaw Bone Study Reveals
CHINA – Humans have been farming cattle longer than previously thought, a study of cattle bones in north eastern China has revealed....
13 November 2013
Vital Genetics Recognised by Development Plan
AFRICA - Development of Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) is a priority for African countries where livestock production constitutes a very important component of the agricultural economy and contributes up to 30 per cent to agricultural Gross Domestic...
12 November 2013
Farmers, Livestock Breeders, Fishermen Must Be More Innovative, Says PM
MALAYSIA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants farmers, livestock breeders and fishermen to be more innovative and progressive to boost income and their standard of living....
28 October 2013
Progress on Conserving Farm Animal Genetic Resources
GLOBAL - The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a short video in which two animal genetics experts discuss the progress being made to conserve farm animal genetic resources for the future....
25 October 2013
Argentina Reports Record Growth in Pig, Poultry and Dairy Production
ARGENTINA - In the last ten years, poultry, pig and dairy production grew 170 per cent, 109 per cent and 43 per cent respectively. The per capita consumption of the three food sectors grew to 5 to 9.2 per cent per year, respectively, between 2003 and...
24 October 2013
Hungarian Cattle Numbers on the Rise
HUNGARY - According to the census on 1 June, Hungary's cattle herd continues to increase while the pig numbers are in long-term decline. Overall, poultry numbers follow a seasonal pattern but there were 30 per cent fewer turkeys that 12 months previously....
15 October 2013
Learn About Genomics at Dairy Discovery Day
AUSTRALIA - Dairy farmers and industry people who are interested in learning more about breeding cows in the genomics era are invited to an Australian Breeding Value (ABV) Discovery Day to be held in Melbourne on 30 October 2013....
02 October 2013
Age of Dam Affects Maternal Antibodies in Calf
US – Researchers have data suggesting the age of dam effects calf immunity and response to vaccination....
27 September 2013
What Effect Can Better Cattle Tracking Systems Have?
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Improving traceability can have a positive knock on effect on animal health and food safety, says the Department of Agriculture....
26 September 2013
Genetics Research Initiative to Improve Genetic Understanding in Beef-sired Dairy Calves
NEW ZEALAND – Beef and Lamb New Zealand is investigating the effect of improving beef genetics in the red meat supply chain....
23 September 2013
Skills Push to Hit Cattle Sector in Dominican Republic
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – A skills push is hitting the dairy and beef sectors in a bid to introduce producers and technicians to new ways of improving the industry....
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....
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