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05 February 2013
British Cattle Conference Report
UK- The future of the US beef industry and the perceived health benefits of a new brand of milk were among the subjects under discussion at the annual British Cattle Conference, organised by the British Cattle Breeders Club. ...
31 January 2013
Allendale Inc. Releases Cattle Report Estimates
US - Following are the Allendale, Inc. estimates for the UDSA Cattle Inventory report due to be released on February 1, 2013 at 2 pm Central Time. ...
30 January 2013
Widespread Schmallenberg Outbreak Notified
ESTONIA – Schmallenberg virus is thought to have reached Estonia after lambs with congenital defect characteristics were reported by veterinarians undertaking surveillance procedures. ...
29 January 2013
Breeding Indexes Not Appropriate for All Farm Needs
UK - DairyCo geneticist, Marco Winters has warned against the use of inappropriate breeding indexes in dairy bull selection, which are either designed for use in another country or would be better suited to a neighbour. ...
24 January 2013
New Report Explores Nation’s Breeds
DENMARK – The story of the development and importance of traditional livestock breeds is told in a new report from the National Centre for Food and Agriculture, University of Aarhus....
14 January 2013
Investment in New Technology to Support Cattle Industry
CANADA - An Alberta company will boost the value and use of genomics in the cattle industry with new trait identification tools which are expected to optimise productivity by government ministers. ...
10 January 2013
Russia Imports Breeding Cattle from North America
RUSSIA - Two farms in Russia have imported more than 1000 head of cattle from Canada and North America to the Chelyabinsk region to boost the genetic breeding potential in the region....
04 January 2013
BBSRC Invests in Future of Livestock Genomics
UK - Over £1.1M of new investment has been awarded for ARK-Genomics, a high-throughput DNA sequencing facility based at The Roslin Institute, focused on the genetics and genomics of livestock species....
28 December 2012
Farm Supports Lead to Rise in Dairy Farms
UKRAINE - As part of government agricultural policy 68 dairy farms were constructed in 2012 with 202 other enterprises receiving rebuilding and development grants....
27 December 2012
Dairy Herd Continues to Grow
NEW ZEALAND - Over the last 5 years the number of dairy cows in NZ has increased by 20.4 per cent according to the provisional results of the Agricultural census in New Zealand, allowing the country to support growing demand for dairy products, DairyCo...
24 December 2012
Projects Selected for Action Plan on Animal Genetic Resources
GLOBAL - Thirteen projects have been selected for funding as part of the FAO Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources....
21 December 2012
Following Drop in 2011, Genetics Investment Trend Continues
ROMANIA - After 2011 saw bovine semen imports half, figures are resuming their upwards trend in 2012 as the livestock sector continue to associate profit with genetic investments. ...
17 December 2012
Cogent Set Deadline for Application Programme
EU - Commercial semen supply company, Cogent Breeding, has announced that all applications for its 2013 ‘Futures’ programme must be submitted by Friday 18 January. ...
12 December 2012
Semex Strives for Greater Immunity and Disease Resistance
CANADA - It is hoped that higher natural levels of disease resistance can be passed on to progeny following a new sire brand from Semex marketed as their new Immunity+ brand....
11 December 2012
DairyCo Release Profitable Lifetime Index
UK - A new number one bull specialising in udder health; a brand new UK-proven Oman son; and a strong showing by UK sires are all features of the new top 20 Profitable Lifetime Index ranking published today (4 December) by DairyCo Breeding+....
10 December 2012
Cow PTAs to Include Additional Health and Fertility Information
UK - DairyCo Breeding+ has announced that additional information will appear in cow genetic indexes with the aim of helping milk producers breed healthier cows....
07 December 2012
Farmers Warned Hay Quality Impacts on Breeding
US - Calf vigor and rebreeding potential all hinges on the quality of hay feed that a beef heifer receives through the winter, according to the Beef Extension at Missouri State University....
Genomic Performance Consistent Through Dairy Breeds
UK - Stability is the theme in the DairyCo rankings for dairy breeds other than Holstein, with some breeds seeing no change in their top three positions at all. ...
05 December 2012
DairyCo Publishes Genetic Index for Dairy Bulls
UK - DairyCo's newly published genetic bull index spotlights daughter proven Holstein Bulls, the young sire release for bulls with a genomic index and a summary of all other main dairy breeds. ...
03 December 2012
New Genomic Predictors for Improved Reproduction
AUSTRALIA - Brahman herd profitability should rapidly increase during the next decade with the adoption of new genomic predictors for fertility, reports Meat and Livestock Australia....
08 November 2012
Calf Clinic Report: Weed Crop, Beef Selection and Feral Hog Abatement
US- This year’s edition of the South Central Texas Cow Calf Clinic in Brenham featured a lot of optimism and interest in the outlook for beef cattle production in the months ahead — a stark contrast to 2011 when ranchers in Washington County and surrounding...
06 November 2012
Women Pivotal for Global Livestock Diversity
GLOBAL - Female livestock keepers worldwide must be recognised as the major actors in efforts to arrest the decline of indigenous breeds, crucial for rural food security and animal genetics, a new FAO study argues. ...
25 October 2012
Progress Made in Stopping Decline of Livestock Genetic Diversity
GLOBAL - While many countries are taking action to halt the erosion of livestock genetic resources, crucial for food and agriculture, a substantial gap remains that needs to be urgently addressed. ...
19 October 2012
Targeting Improved Fertility Levels in Liquid Milk Herds
IRELAND - Low fertility levels in Irish dairy herds are a huge hidden cost for dairy farmers, according to Teagasc Liquid Milk Specialist, Dr Joe Patton. ...
02 October 2012
GM Cow Could Reduce Milk Allergies
NEW ZEALAND - AgResearch scientists have bred the first cow in the world to produce high protein milk that may be hypo-allergenic....
24 September 2012
Knowledge of Animal Genomes Contributes to Food Security
NETHERLANDS - It is now possible to measure the complete DNA pattern in individual animals used for breeding purposes. This allows much more scope for breeding and selecting for favourable characteristics related to health, life duration, natural resistance...
17 September 2012
Genetic Defect Seen in New Zealand's LIC Matrix Bull
NEW ZEALAND - A genetic defect seen in semen supplied by Livestock Improvement (LIC) bull, Matrix, has left calves being born deformed, with many of the calves being excessively hairy, heat intolerant and poor milk production....
13 September 2012
Netherlands Reinforces Position in Innovative Livestock Breeding
NETHERLANDS - Four Netherlands-based international companies - CRV (beef cattle), Hendrix Genetics (poultry and pigs), TOPIGS (pigs) and Cobb Europe (poultry) and Wageningen University & Research have committed themselves to reinforcing the position of...
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