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Linking Expressed Genome to Environment: Epigenetics
An overview of the importance of epigenetics in animal breeding and research to characterise epigentics from the final scientific report from the EU group, Sustainable Animal Breeding (SABRE) subtitled 'Cutting Edge Genomics for Sustainable Animal Breeding'. ...
Managing Dairy with Regard to Milk Quota
The reality of the Milk Quota situation in Ireland is that many producers will have to adjust how they feed their cows this spring to minimise your exposure to superlevy (28 cent/litre), not only for this quota year, but the next quota year too,...
Developing Dairy Origin Beef Systems
Forty seven per cent of prime beef in Northern Ireland in 2011 came from dairy origin beef, said Dr Francis Lively at the 2012 British Cattle Breeders Conference. With this in mind there is a huge potential for dairy origin beef, writes Charlotte Johnston,...
Iowa Dairy Outlook Overview
Record high milk prices in 2011 look promising for producers this year, but input costs are still high, which means producers must focus on margin management and good production levels in 2012, writes Kristen Schulte, Extension Farm & Agribusiness Management...
It Takes a Satellite To Feed the World
It’s ironic that just when Earth-monitoring satellites are needed more than ever to address the food and freshwater demands of a burgeoning global human population, we face an impending gap in coverage by the Landsat program. ...
Preventing Metabolic Diseases During Transition
Speaking at the second European Board of Bovine Experts (EBBE) meeting, James Husband explains why negative energy balance should be avoided pre and post calving to prevent metabolic disorders. ...
Scientists Rally ’Round the Range
Rangelands in the western United States provide essential grazingland for hundreds of thousands of cattle and other livestock as well as a home for a vast array of native plants and animals. With this in mind Agricultural Research Service scientists across...
Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
Broad concern and confusion about antibiotic use on farms have been expressed by the general public and policymakers, according to a white paper published from the 2011 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Symposium Proceedings on Antibiotic Use...
Understanding and Improving Dairy Fertility: Fertility & Reproduction
An overview of the latest understanding of the genetic regulation and physiology of important aspects of fertility from the final scientific report from the EU group, Sustainable Animal Breeding (SABRE) subtitled 'Cutting Edge Genomics for Sustainable...
Tools for Science and Selection: Numerical Genomics
Traits of economical importance can be identified through genomic analysis. An overview of the reasons for genomic analysis and software tool development from the final scientific report from the EU group, Sustainable Animal Breeding (SABRE) is presented...
Demonstration Studies in Dairy Cattle: Genomic Selection
The final scientific report from the EU group, Sustainable Animal Breeding (SABRE), subtitled 'Cutting Edge Genomics for Sustainable Animal Breeding', explains how genomic selection could be used in practice in two dairy cattle populations. ...
Demand Rising For US Genetics In Eastern Europe
Poland’s demand for US dairy genetics continues to expand, with seven months 2011 trade data showing a 10 per cent increase over same period 2010. For 2010, Poland’s imports total 1.183 million, an increase of $300,000 or 46 per cent over 2009....
Ten Steps To Buying The Right Bull
Dr Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist at VirginiaTech college outlines the 10 important steps to guide you through the process of buying a bull....
Japan – Livestock and Products Annual 2011
SNIPPET, according to Kakuyu Obara, in the latest GAIN Report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service....
Venezuela – Livestock and Products Annual 2011
SNIPPET, according to Clara Nuñez in the latest GAIN Report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. ...
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