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13 October 2014
Semen Sorting to Improve Dairy, Beef Farmer Profit
GLOBAL – A sperm sorting technology released by the UK’s biggest semen company will increase the speed and accuracy of semen sexing and boost farm profits....
03 October 2014
Better Livestock Breeding Ahead for German Farmers
GERMANY – Livestock breeding decisions will be made easier through a state subsidised computer programme, the German government has announced....
29 September 2014
Irish Herd Reflecting Beef Challenges and Dairy Optimism
IRELAND – Cattle numbers are stable but confidence in dairying is obvious, according to market analysts reacting to the June 2014 Irish cattle survey....
19 September 2014
What is A Long Calving Interval Costing You?
SWEDEN – Each open day costs European farmers an average of €3 Euros per animal....
15 September 2014
Irish Grassland Bulls Cut the Mustard Abroad
GLOBAL - Grassland milk producers the world over are now choosing Irish bulls to suit their systems....
11 September 2014
India to Set Up Two Cattle Breeding Centers
INDIA - In order to improve its cattle breed, India will soon set up two cattle breeding centers in North and South region....
01 September 2014
Genomics Database to Change Hands
NEW ZEALAND – A producer research and development organisation is set to acquire a genomics database said to be worth 310 million dollars to New Zealand dairying annually....
25 August 2014
New Wagyu Seedstock Sale
AUSTRALIA - In a move to provide a market-place for superior Wagyu genetics, the Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) has launched an online Wagyu Fullblood 100% International Sale to culminate at the 2014 Wagyu Conference at the Gold Coast on Sunday, 12...
12 August 2014
Maharashtra to Have Livestock Breeding, Dairy Coops Strenghtened
INDIA - India’s National Dairy Development Board has chalked out plans to strengthen dairy cooperatives and livestock breeding in Maharashtra state....
07 August 2014
India Unveils Bovine Breeding Programme
INDIA - To enhance the productivity of the indigenous breeds of India through professional farm management, India has launched Rashtriya Gokul Mission (National Dairy Mission)....
01 August 2014
Argentina Accepts Colombian Cattle Semen
COLOMBIA – A formal go-ahead has been given for the passage of frozen Colombian cattle and bull semen imports by Argentinian authorities....
25 July 2014
Genome Analysis Helps in Beeding More Robust Cows
NETHERLANDS - Genome analysis of 234 bulls has put researchers, including several from Wageningen Livestock Research, on the trail of DNA variants which influence particular characteristics in breeding bulls. ...
24 July 2014
Peruvian Livestock Sector to Get Aid With Genetics and Water
PERU – An ambitious programme to improve Peruvian farm profitability through bovine genetic improvement has been announced by the Ministry of Agriculture....
17 July 2014
Fight Heat Stress in Transition Barns and Beef Cattle
US - Summer brings added costs for cattlemen, but cooling cows in hot and humid weather pays off in the long run and should be done across more animals....
04 July 2014
Johne’s Disease: Controlling the 4000 Kilo Condition
UK - Cows with Johne’s disease give an average of 4,000 kilograms less milk over their lifetime, US data shows....
26 June 2014
Cheshire Farmer Wins Semen from World-leading Bull
UK - A Cheshire farmer, who has won semen from the most coveted bull in the Holstein breed, believes his prize will kick start him into improving his herd’s genetics....
12 June 2014
Diagnostic Tool Represents Bovine Theileriosis Breakthrough
AUSTRALIA – An Australian scientist has found a way of diagnosing and monitoring Bovine Theileriosis (BT)....
06 June 2014
Timid Cows Die Young Unless Barns Are Right
RUSSIA - Sufficient space in housing areas is critical for cow longevity, a Russian conference heard last week....
04 June 2014
To Cull Or Not To Cull
US - Opting whether to cull out problematic cows is currently more troubling for US businesses than ever before....
03 June 2014
Service Period Length Costing Russia Billions
RUSSIA – Federal money should not support inefficient milk herds, Russian Livestock minister Vladimir Labinov told a seminal cow health lecture last week....
02 June 2014
Where Does Russian Dairying Go Now?
RUSSIA - In order to become a more profitable and sustainable sector Russian dairy farms need to take a holistic approach to cow comfort....
22 May 2014
Japanese Cattle Numbers Falling
JAPAN – Japan’s cattle population contracted by 2.5 per cent last year as a range of factors combined to put pressure on farms....
20 May 2014
Farm Scholars Learn of Russian Dairy Progress
RUSSIA – Russian dairying is a sector on the move and not averse to technology, according to a Nuffield scholar....
12 May 2014
Cargill, Branhaven License Genomics Tools for Beef, Dairy Cattle
US - Cargill and Branhaven are to license BeefTek, Inc., their patented BeefGen genomics (DNA) tools that are intended to help beef and dairy cattle producers analyse bovine genetics to improve meat and milk production....
30 April 2014
Norway and Tanzania Unite in Cattle Project
TANZANIA – A University partnership drawing on Scandinavian expertise is working to lift beef and milk production from pastoral Tanzanian farming....
22 April 2014
Some Cows' Infertility Linked to Y Chromosome
US - One reason why some cows cannot get pregnant may be because they have male (Y) chromosome fragments in their DNA, according to a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study....
International Dairy Cow Longevity Conference All Set for St Petersburg in May
RUSSIA - Dairy machinery manufacturer DeLaval has announced a global conference on dairy cow longevity, to take place next month. ...
07 April 2014
Namibia Approves US Bovine Semen for Import
US – Namibian animal health authorities have finalised plans to allow US bovine semen exports to Namibia....
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