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28 March 2014
Chinese Edge Closer to Mastitis-free GM Cow
CHINA – Seven years of research has brought Chinese academics within touching distance of a mastitis-free genetically modified cow....
21 March 2014
Winter Crop Areas Up, Livestock Down
SCOTLAND, UK - A first look towards this year’s harvest shows an increase in winter crop areas but livestock numbers have continued to fall....
20 March 2014
Fewer Cattle Overall in UK, Most Recent Census Shows
UK - Cattle and calves fell 0.7 per cent to 9.7 million, the latest census of cattle numbers in the United Kingdom in December 2013 reveals....
Life Technologies Introduces First USDA-Licensed Real-Time PCR Test for the Detection of Tritrichomonas foetus DNA in Bulls
US - Life Technologies Corporation, now Thermo Fisher Scientific, today announced the availability of the only USDA-licensed, real-time PCR test to detect Tritrichomonas foetus (T. foetus) – a sexually transmitted disease in cattle that leads to early...
18 March 2014
Loan Scheme to Get Cattle Back in the Kraal
SOUTH AFRICA – Farmers in the east of the country are being thrown a farming lifeline through a regional Nguni cattle loan programme....
Holstein Judging Winners Announced
UK - Holstein UK has revealed the winners of its inaugural All Britain Judging Competition....
25 February 2014
Livestock Event Expands Further
UK - The Livestock Event’s National Dairy Show is expanding this year in response to positive exhibitor feedback and visitor demand for more livestock....
19 February 2014
Sperm Bank Opens to Save Rare Breeds
SPAIN – Four cooperative agreements have been signed to protect rare sheep and cattle genetics, the ministry of agriculture has announced....
Brazilian Plans For More Meat and Milk Take Shape
BRAZIL – A comprehensive beef and dairy sector development strategy has been outlined by a national research body to deliver short, medium and long term goals. ...
14 February 2014
Study Outlines Potential Genetic Solution to Bovine Tuberculosis
UK - Farmers may be able to select cattle for resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in the future, Roslin Institute Scientists have said....
03 February 2014
Biggest Ever Jersey Choice From Genomics Supplier
UK - Cogent’s new Jersey catalogue will be landing on doormats this week and bringing milk producers their widest choice of bloodlines for this Channel Island breed....
27 January 2014
Angus Genetics Get Chinese Screening
ARGENTINA – Animal health officials have screened Angus genetic material for disease with a view to it being exported to the Chinese market....
Cows Yield More For Daughters, Study Finds
US – Holstein dairy cows produce significantly more milk for daughters than sons, a joint study between Kansas State and Harvard Universities has found....
24 January 2014
Fertility Headway Being Made in Southern Hemisphere
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy cow fertility has been the watchword in Oceania this week as industry leaders have underscored fertility as critical to cost control....
20 January 2014
Russian Show to Feature Modern Reproductive Technologies
RUSSIA - The country's cattle and pig farmers are looking to modern reproductive technologies to lift their productivity. Supporting this government-backed drive for modernisation in animal husbandry, the AgroFarm exhibition will offer an extensive range...
16 January 2014
Scientists Find Fleckvieh Bull Infertility Gene
GERMANY – A genetic mutation in Fleckvieh bloodstock is responsible for bull infertility, geneticists at the Technical University of Munich have discovered....
15 January 2014
Cargill and Branhaven License Genomics Tool
US – An agri-foods research and development company will be given special tools to get more out of cattle genetics, Cargill and Branhaven announced on Tuesday....
14 January 2014
Farmers To Receive Help With Dairy Herd Genetics
UK - Independently choosing the genetic path to maximise your own herd is to be discussed at a DairyCo open meeting in Whitland on 28 January. ...
Fewest Calves Registered For a Decade in 2013
UK - Beef-sired calf number came in at the lowest in a decade last year, according to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC)....
10 January 2014
Cow Fertility Could be Blamed on Breeding For Milk Yield
DENMARK – Breeding for higher milk yield could dramatically reduce fertility due to embryonic death, European researchers have discovered....
03 January 2014
DairyNZ, NZAEL Support Approach to Minimise Impact of Fertility1
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ and subsidiary company New Zealand Animal Evaluation Ltd (NZAEL) is encouraging breeding companies to work together to minimise the impact of the Fertility1 genetic variation recently identified by LIC....
Body Condition Scoring Made Easy with New App
AUSTRALIA - Dairy Australia has released a new smart phone app to help body condition score cows more effectively. ...
24 December 2013
Cloning Ban 'Would Be No Loss'
GERMANY – If the European Commission banned cloning, there would be no adverse impact to cattle farming, says the German Farmers Association (DBV)....
19 December 2013
Eurogroup Welcomes Commission's Proposals on Ban of Cloning
EU - The Commission has adopted two proposals on the cloning of animals kept and reproduced for farming purposes and on the placing on the market of food from animal clones. ...
16 December 2013
New Zealand Cows Lift to 6.6 Million
NEW ZEALAND – The number of dairy cattle in New Zealand has increased to reach 6.6 million, continuing a steady annual rise since 2006....
09 December 2013
Costa Rica Agrees to Semen and Embryo Imports
BRAZIL – Brazil has received the official go ahead to export bovine semen and embryos from the Department of Animal Health in Cost Rica....
Viet Nam Processor To Buy 10,000 Canadian Cattle
VIET NAM – An order of 10,000 Canadian dairy cattle has been confirmed by Viet Nam’s largest dairy plant operator, TH Milk....
06 December 2013
German Guarani Tops Bull Profit Lifetime Index Again
GLOBAL - December’s Holstein bull indices see Guarini retain number one position for profitable lifetime index (PLI)....
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