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24 May 2017
Dairy Cows Serve as Surrogate Moms for Wagyu Beef Cattle
JAPAN - A start-up in Mie Prefecture is attempting to beef up the breeding of famed "wagyu" cattle through surrogate birthing by Holstein dairy cows in Hokkaido....
17 March 2017
Securing Future of Cattle Production in Africa
AFRICA - A 'world-first' study of the genomes of indigenous cattle in Africa has revealed vital clues that will help secure the future of cattle production on the continent....
07 March 2017
Promising Developments Shaping Up in Pakistan's Livestock Sector
PAKISTAN - Some promising developments are taking place in the livestock sector raising optimism about this sector’s solid growth and its enhanced contribution to the overall economy....
06 March 2017
Researchers Tap Into Power of Genomics to Breed Feed-efficient Dairy Cattle
CANADA - At the University of Guelph, researchers are tapping into the power of genomics to breed dairy cattle that are more feed-efficient and produce less methane, while still maintaining the high productivity, health and fertility of dairy cows, thereby...
02 March 2017
Indonesian Ag Ministry Earmarks Funds to Boost Livestock Numbers
INDONESIA - The Agriculture Ministry has allocated Rp1.1 trillion (US$82.47 million) of its budget to increase the country's livestock population through a special artificial insemination programme (Upsus SIWAB), which breeders will get assistance to...
21 February 2017
Gene Editing can Complement Traditional Food-animal Improvements
US - Gene editing - one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology - enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes....
14 February 2017
AHDB Meeting Discusses 'When Bigger Isn't Always Better'
UK - For years now dairy cows have been growing in stature, however that trend needs to be arrested to ensure efficiency. That was the message at a recent AHDB Calf to Calving meeting held in Aberdeen....
03 February 2017
Genome Alberta Dairy Researchers Gain Scottish Support
CANADA & UK - Scotland may be best known for bagpipes, but it’s the data derived from Scottish dairy cows that is music to the ears of genomic researchers....
24 January 2017
Cattle Breeding Center to be Developed on Prison Island
INDONESIA - The government plans to develop a cattle breeding center on the Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap regency, Central Java, with the inmates to be employed in the husbandry business....
20 January 2017
Angus Breed Set to Harness Greater Benefit from Genomics
AUSTRALIA - Genomics, the term given to describe a range of DNA based technologies concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes, is a science receiving much interest around the world among breeders of all livestock species....
13 December 2016
Jerseys and Holsteins Vie to Lead Spring Calving Ranking
UK - Jersey bulls maintain their lead in the ranking for Spring Calving Index (£SCI), published last week by AHDB Dairy, reinforcing the breed’s suitability for producing high quality milk cost-effectively in grazing-based, spring calving systems....
22 November 2016
Huge Milk Data Release to Contribute to Cattle Breeding
UK - National Milk Records has shared 9 billion rows of data gathered via routine milk recording with AHDB Dairy, which heralds the starting point for developing exciting new breeding traits, according to the levy board....
13 October 2016
NZ Study Confirms Benefits of Dairy-Beef Integration
NEW ZEALAND - The final report of a five year study into the use of quality beef genetics in a dairy beef supply chain has been released, confirming the potential for dairy farmers to produce high value calves with minimal calving problems using proven...
26 August 2016
India Adds Hill Cattle Breed to Indigenous Breeds List
INDIA - India has added nine genetic lines of farm animals to its list of indigenous breeds. Newly enlisted livestock include one breed of cattle, two breeds each of goat and sheep, three breeds of pig, and one poultry breed, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
18 July 2016
Australian Dairy Cow Fertility Genes Improving
AUSTRALIA - Genetic selection has played an important role in halting the downward trend in Australian dairy herd reproductive performance....
27 June 2016
Dairy Futures Project Ends with Better Breeding Opportunities for Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Dairy Futures CRC industry and research partnership to improve dairy herds and pastures comes to an end on 30 June after seven years....
09 June 2016
Choice of Cow Type Drives Performance at Newford Farm
IRELAND - Hundreds of farmers gathered at Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm in Athenry, County Galway for an Open Day showcasing the achievements and learnings of the farm’s first full year of operations. The farm’s breeding policy is successfully...
New Research Aims to Breed the Ideal Dairy Cow for Africa
GLOBAL - A PhD student from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will combine social science with animal genetics in an attempt to help African dairy farmers breed the ideal cow for their environment....
08 June 2016
China Lifts Ban on Bovine, Ovine Products from Denmark, France, Germany and UK
CHINA - China has confirmed that it is lifting its import ban introduced four years ago on bovine & ovine genetic material from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom due to Schmallenberg virus....
25 May 2016
Mexico Safely Receives Live Cattle from Australia to Boost Breeding
MEXICO - Over six thousand live cattle have arrived in Mexico from Australia as part of efforts to support producers' breeding programmes....
19 May 2016
New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU....
17 May 2016
Methionine Could be Key to Improving Pregnancy Rate in Dairy Cattle
US - Research at the University of Illinois has shown that adding methionine to the diets of Holstein cows, during the prepartum and postpartum periods, may impact the preimplantation embryo in a way that enhances its capacity for survival....
24 March 2016
Dairy Cow Fertility Trends Improve
AUSTRALIA - After 20 years of declining dairy cow fertility, the genetic trend has turned around and improved every year since 2011 year. ...
19 February 2016
Potential for UK Milk Production Growth to Continue
UK - Calf registrations to dairy dams were up in every month in 2015, leading to an additional 57,000 births above the previous year, UK levy board AHDB Dairy has reported....
29 January 2016
Genetic Diversity of Livestock Will Help Feed a Hotter, Harsher World
GLOBAL - Livestock keepers and policy makers worldwide are increasingly interested in harnessing animal biodiversity to improve production and food security on a warmer, more crowded planet, according to a new FAO report. The agency nonetheless warns...
11 January 2016
Biggest Ever Cattle Genotyping Project to Help Breed Better Animals
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) has appointed Weatherbys Ireland DNA Laboratory working in conjunction with Eurofins Genomics to test one million cattle samples over the next 2 years....
31 December 2015
Home for the Holidays – A US Family Farm
ANALYSIS – This week my family and I left the suburbs of Chicago to head home for the holidays, and I thought you might like to hear about my family farm. ...
03 December 2015
Colombia to Import Breeding Cattle from US
COLOMBIA - Colombia's Agricultural Institute (ICA) has authorised imports of breeding cattle from the US, in an effort to improve the competitiveness of the cattle sector....
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