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Five Musts For Fertility
Feeding and management at transition, high quality sires, knowledgable staff and the commitment to carry out protocols to the letter while adapting when necessary are the five key ingredients herd reproduction....
Nordic Breeds To Receive 'Genetic Boost'
Genetic models could offer greater selectivity and accuracy in improving the genetic pool of Nordic Jersey and Nordic Red cattle, according to the Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture (DCA). ...
Mapping out Genetic Resistance to Bovine TB
A genetic solution to bovine tuberculosis (TB) could act as a lifeline to UK cattle farmers suffering from the disease, reports Lisa Guenther of Genome Alberta. ...
How to Deposit Semen Correctly in the Cow
Don't apply too much force and ensure proper sanitation measures, advised Professor William M Graves in his review of correct semen placement at artificial insemination (AI)....
Genetic Testing Discovers Reason Behind Fleckvieh Bull Infertility
German scientist have discovered a genetic mutation that, when present in both male and female sires, can leave bulls with fertility rates under two per cent. ...
Kiwi Dairy Farmers Now Choosing Irish Bulls
Two bulls, Radney Rock and Hanarahan Victorious, are both popular sires in Britain and Ireland, but now New Zealand firm SAMEN NZ Ltd is selling it to Kiwi dairies. ...
Low Fertility Could be Down to Genetic Deletion Killing Embryos
A team of European geneticists has summarised that genetically selecting for milk yield has a detrimental impact on fertility....
Could This Be The Year For Genetic Based Solution to Bovine Respiratory Disease?
Genetics could be part of a solution to Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD), according to an article from Genome Alberta....
Livestock and the Promise of Genomics
The application of genomics offers huge potential to help feed the growing global human population with animal products sustainably, according to leading academics at the University of Alberta in Canada, using examples in cattle and pigs. ...
Development of Integrated Livestock Breeding and Management Strategies
Among the projects described in 'A Decade of EU-funded Animal Production Research' from the European Commission is one on the development of integrated livestock breeding and management strategies to improve animal health, product quality and performance...
Get Ready For More Cost Effective Genomics
The technology to DNA top performers may not be cost effective currently, but keeping a little reminder of a breeding animal kept in an envelope may come in handy in the years to come, according to Lisa Guenther, writing for Genome Alberta. ...
Working to Limit Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis and Effect on Cattle Reproduction
Timing of Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis vaccinations needs to coincide with heifer cycles if high conception rates are to be achieved, writes Jillian Fain, University of Georgia. ...
Developments in Estimated Breeding Index
Since 2001, a Breeding Index been evolving in Ireland to provide genetic information on milk quality, environmental footprint and health and disease. ...
Breeding Fitter Cows For Better Milk
RobustMilk is a European breeding project looking at breeding fitter cows that give healthier milk. ...
Genetic Selection Opportunities to Improve Feed Efficiency
Higher feed costs could jeapordise productivity if farmers do not tackle feed efficiency properly, according to Chad Dechow of Penn State University. ...
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