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07 March 2017
Promising Developments Shaping Up in Pakistan's Livestock Sector
PAKISTAN - Some promising developments are taking place in the livestock sector raising optimism about this sector’s solid growth and its enhanced contribution to the overall economy....
Japan Industry Officials Beef up Wagyu Logo
JAPAN - The Japan Livestock Industry Association has created a new logo for overseas promotion of wagyu beef that more clearly shows the meat was produced in Japan....
06 March 2017
Researchers Tap Into Power of Genomics to Breed Feed-efficient Dairy Cattle
CANADA - At the University of Guelph, researchers are tapping into the power of genomics to breed dairy cattle that are more feed-efficient and produce less methane, while still maintaining the high productivity, health and fertility of dairy cows, thereby...
02 March 2017
Indonesian Ag Ministry Earmarks Funds to Boost Livestock Numbers
INDONESIA - The Agriculture Ministry has allocated Rp1.1 trillion (US$82.47 million) of its budget to increase the country's livestock population through a special artificial insemination programme (Upsus SIWAB), which breeders will get assistance to...
27 February 2017
Government, Industry Partnerships Way Forward for Cattle Industry
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council have welcomed a new collaborative research and development funding partnership between Meat and Livestock Australia, through MLA Donor Company, and the NSW Department of Primary Industries....
21 February 2017
Gene Editing can Complement Traditional Food-animal Improvements
US - Gene editing - one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology - enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes....
16 February 2017
Unlocking the Genetic Secrets of Legendary Bulls
AUSTRALIA - The genes of 50 top bulls have been sequenced in an effort to understand how genes from temperate cattle have influenced important production traits in the modern Brahman breed....
14 February 2017
AHDB Meeting Discusses 'When Bigger Isn't Always Better'
UK - For years now dairy cows have been growing in stature, however that trend needs to be arrested to ensure efficiency. That was the message at a recent AHDB Calf to Calving meeting held in Aberdeen....
08 February 2017
Karnataka Govt Launches Project to Preserve Indigenous Cattle
INDIA - The Karnataka state government has embarked on a first-of-its-kind climate change mitigation project that will see indigenous breeds of livestock - cattle and sheep - being protected, and augmented for posterity....
03 February 2017
Genome Alberta Dairy Researchers Gain Scottish Support
CANADA & UK - Scotland may be best known for bagpipes, but it’s the data derived from Scottish dairy cows that is music to the ears of genomic researchers....
01 February 2017
Study Shows Angus Genetics Works in All Markets
US - While the cattle market fell from record highs in 2014 in a steep dive to last fall’s low, the relative demand for quality and premium bids for Angus calves fared better....
24 January 2017
Cattle Breeding Center to be Developed on Prison Island
INDONESIA - The government plans to develop a cattle breeding center on the Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap regency, Central Java, with the inmates to be employed in the husbandry business....
20 January 2017
Angus Breed Set to Harness Greater Benefit from Genomics
AUSTRALIA - Genomics, the term given to describe a range of DNA based technologies concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes, is a science receiving much interest around the world among breeders of all livestock species....
18 January 2017
Agriculture Ministry to Prioritize Bali Cattle Breeding in 2017
INDONESIA - To boost the population of local heifers, the Agriculture Ministry plans to focus on indigenous Bali cattle breeding this year....
14 December 2016
Australia's Genetic Showcase for Beef Cattle
AUSTRALIA - The outstanding beef cattle seedstock available in south-east Australia will be on display again with 200 plus studs opening their properties for the 26th Stock & Land Beef Week from 27 January to 4 February....
13 December 2016
Angus Breedplan Moves to Fortnightly Analyses
AUSTRALIA - Angus breeders have led the Australian beef industry with the adoption of BREEDPLAN technology and this is set to continue in 2017 with Angus Australia becoming the first breed association in Australia to routinely conduct BREEDPLAN analyses...
Jerseys and Holsteins Vie to Lead Spring Calving Ranking
UK - Jersey bulls maintain their lead in the ranking for Spring Calving Index (£SCI), published last week by AHDB Dairy, reinforcing the breed’s suitability for producing high quality milk cost-effectively in grazing-based, spring calving systems....
08 December 2016
Limousin Cattle Needed for AHDB Beef & Lamb Industry Project
UK - Cattle farmers in the South West and North Yorkshire are being encouraged to get involved in a major feed efficiency industry project taking place in both regions....
Stress Laid on Need for Preserving Indigenous Cattle Breeds
INDIA - Raghaveshwara Swami of Ramchandrapura Mutt has lamented that the government is destroying native breeds of cattle. Addressing the gathering at an event to mark Mangala Go Yatre at Basaveshwara High School grounds on Monday, the seer said, the...
07 December 2016
Selecting Replacement Heifers
UK - Breeding or purchasing high-quality replacement heifers is an essential investment for suckled calf producers. ...
23 November 2016
Massive Funding Boost for New Zealand Beef Genetics Research
NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA - In a landmark collaboration, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics and Meat and Livestock Australia are committing a total of $5.2m over three years towards major joint beef research projects....
22 November 2016
Huge Milk Data Release to Contribute to Cattle Breeding
UK - National Milk Records has shared 9 billion rows of data gathered via routine milk recording with AHDB Dairy, which heralds the starting point for developing exciting new breeding traits, according to the levy board....
13 October 2016
NZ Study Confirms Benefits of Dairy-Beef Integration
NEW ZEALAND - The final report of a five year study into the use of quality beef genetics in a dairy beef supply chain has been released, confirming the potential for dairy farmers to produce high value calves with minimal calving problems using proven...
07 October 2016
Israel Opens Market to Brazilian Beef Semen
BRAZIL - The Israeli government has now opened its market to frozen bovine semen from Brazil....
26 August 2016
New Zealand's Breeding Values Working for Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Initial results from the Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics beef progeny test show that estimated breeding values (EBVs) for calf weaning weights are delivering on what they predict....
India Adds Hill Cattle Breed to Indigenous Breeds List
INDIA - India has added nine genetic lines of farm animals to its list of indigenous breeds. Newly enlisted livestock include one breed of cattle, two breeds each of goat and sheep, three breeds of pig, and one poultry breed, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
03 August 2016
Research: Get Your Heifers Cycling, Breeding Sooner
ANALYSIS - New research presented recently at the Joint Annual Meeting reviewed the effectiveness of MAAC, Novus International's glycinate trace mineral, in improving reproductive performance in beef cattle. ...
18 July 2016
Australian Dairy Cow Fertility Genes Improving
AUSTRALIA - Genetic selection has played an important role in halting the downward trend in Australian dairy herd reproductive performance....
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