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28 November 2018
Zoetis presents SmartBow cow monitoring system at EuroTier in Hanover
Zoetis teams presented the new dairy cow monitoring system, Smartbow at the 13th EuroTier event in Hanover, Germany....
01 November 2018
Genes that Could Lead to Improvement of Beef Cattle Identified
BRAZIL - Beef cattle improvement programs have focused for decades on promoting the rapid growth of calves. Now, the goal is to improve other traits, such as meat tenderness or ribeye muscle area....
30 October 2018
FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries — but also says that changes in policies...
19 October 2018
UC Davis Leads National Cow Genomics Effort
US - The cattle industry is the largest agricultural commodity in the United States, generating more than $100 billion in farm cash receipts in 2016. ...
18 October 2018
Number of Cattle in Korea Up in Q3/2018
SOUTH KOREA - The number of livestock in South Korea rose on-year in the third quarter of 2018 due to more calves being bred, government data showed Thursday....
05 October 2018
Govt to Fund Cattle Farmers
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in Manicaland will soon receive funding from the Government to acquire animals for breeding under the Command Livestock programme....
01 October 2018
Fiji Successfully Executes First Cattle Embryo Transfer
FIJI - Fiji's first embryo transfer program on cattle has been marked a success following the birth of calves or calving stage at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Sigatoka Research Station....
25 September 2018
Govt Invests $7m into Dairy Farming Productivity
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's dairy cattle population has hit 5 million, the maximum that's practical to farm in this country....
13 September 2018
New Programme Aims to Cut Costs, Increase Profits
UK - Over 70 farmers and industry representatives attended the recent launch of AHDB’s first Strategic Dairy Farm in Scotland....
11 September 2018
Dairy Sector Development Vital Farmers' Prosperity, Says Union Ag Minister
INDIA - Development of the dairy sector is vital for the prosperity of the country’s farmers, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Monday....
29 August 2018
Recombinetics Closes $34m in Series A Funding
US - Recombinetics, a pioneer in gene-editing solutions for human health and animal agriculture, has announced the completion of a $34 million Series A financing round....
18 July 2018
Cattle Breeding Boosts Farmers' Income
CHINA - With the help of Agricultural Bank of China, the Daditou Specialized Farmers' Cooperative in Dashan town in Panzhou, Guizhou province, is exploring new types of collateral to secure loans, while the State-owned commercial lender is devoting more...
18 June 2018
Reducing Age at First Calving can Save Thousands
UK - Reducing the age of first calving from 26 to 24 months can potentially save dairy farmers £300 per heifer....
31 May 2018
Regular Weighing Makes All the Difference to Calf Mortality
UK - Dairy Consultant Andy Dodd will once more emphasize the significant difference routine weighing of growing calves can have at the final meeting of AHDB’s Calf to Calving (C2C) project in Aberdeen on Tuesday, 5 June....
28 May 2018
Premier Stresses Extra Efforts to Boost Dairy Industry
CHINA - At the State Council executive meeting held on 23 May, Premier Li Keqiang demanded that quality and safety should be stressed to boost the dairy industry....
25 May 2018
Animal Transport Vital to Scottish Livestock, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has outlined the importance of animal transport to the Scottish livestock industry....
22 May 2018
AgriLife Research, Forage Genetics International Sign Multi-year Agreement
US - A greater interest in forage sorghums from the beef and dairy industries has led to a multi-year agreement between Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Forage Genetics International LLC, or FGI, a subsidiary of Arden Hills, Minnesota-based Land O'Lakes...
01 May 2018
Companies to be Asked to Start Breeding Cattle for Export
MYANMAR - Live cattle exports have been on the rise since the trade was legalised last year, said U Moe Zaw, a director from the Livestock Breeding & Veterinary Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation. ...
18 April 2018
One way to help enhance labour efficiency
There are many things that can cut into the profitability and satisfaction of a beef cattle operation. Employees are a big expense as well as an investment. Medication costs for treating diseases like bovine respiratory disease (BRD) can be another big...
17 April 2018
MARDI's KK Cattle Breed Provides Lucrative Returns
MALAYSIA - The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) has produced a new breed of cattle called the Kedah-Kelantan (KK) breed which has the potential of providing lucrative returns to small and medium-scale livestock breeders....
13 April 2018
Cattle Artificial Insemination Programme Begins
ZIMBABWE - The livestock artificial insemination programme has kicked off in Matabeleland South Province with at least 2500 animals being targeted under the initiative aimed at improving the quality of herd in the province....
10 April 2018
Grazing-based Spring Calvers Advised to Select on £SCI
UK - With the breeding season for spring block calving herds about to start, farmers choosing bulls for grazing-based systems are advised to pay attention to the new run of Spring Calving Indexes (£SCI), published last week (3 April 2018) by AHDB Dairy....
06 April 2018
New Top Jersey Offers Production, Fitness and Type
UK - There’s a new leader in the top five Jersey bulls ranked on Profitable Lifetime Index in the AHDB Dairy rankings published this week (3 April 2018). ...
05 April 2018
New Number One Bull Replaces Long-term Holstein Leader
UK - A new number one bull in the shape of the Morgan son, Mocon, has taken his place in the proven Holstein sire rankings, published this week (3 April 2018) by AHDB Dairy....
04 April 2018
Dead-heat at Top for Genomic Young Sires
UK - There’s a dead-heat at the top of the new genomic sire rankings which – combined with four new bulls in the top 10, ten newcomers in the top 20 and the introduction of three newly developed genetic evaluations (see panel) – makes this month’s...
23 March 2018
NZ-led Study Reveals DNA of Cattle, Sheep Bacteria
NEW ZEALAND - International scientists led by New Zealanders have identified the genetic makeup of over 500 species of bacteria found in the gut of cattle and sheep....
28 February 2018
DNA Study of Cow Stomachs Could Aid Meat, Dairy Production
UK - Meat and milk production from cattle could one day be boosted, thanks to analysis of microbes in cows' stomachs....
27 February 2018
Cracking the Genetic Code for Complex Traits in Cattle
AUSTRALIA - A massive global study involving 58,000 cattle has pinpointed the genes that influence the complex genetic trait of height in cattle, opening the door for researchers to use the same approach to map high-value traits including those important...
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