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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....
27 June 2016
Dairy Futures Project Ends with Better Breeding Opportunities for Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Dairy Futures CRC industry and research partnership to improve dairy herds and pastures comes to an end on 30 June after seven years....
09 June 2016
Choice of Cow Type Drives Performance at Newford Farm
IRELAND - Hundreds of farmers gathered at Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm in Athenry, County Galway for an Open Day showcasing the achievements and learnings of the farm’s first full year of operations. The farm’s breeding policy is successfully...
New Research Aims to Breed the Ideal Dairy Cow for Africa
GLOBAL - A PhD student from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will combine social science with animal genetics in an attempt to help African dairy farmers breed the ideal cow for their environment....
08 June 2016
China Lifts Ban on Bovine, Ovine Products from Denmark, France, Germany and UK
CHINA - China has confirmed that it is lifting its import ban introduced four years ago on bovine & ovine genetic material from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom due to Schmallenberg virus....
Farmers Signed Up to Project to Select Beef Cattle for Feed Efficiency
UK - The AHDB and DEFRA-funded Beef Feed Efficiency programme has reached a significant milestone by contracting two commercial farms to record feed efficiency traits....
25 May 2016
Mexico Safely Receives Live Cattle from Australia to Boost Breeding
MEXICO - Over six thousand live cattle have arrived in Mexico from Australia as part of efforts to support producers' breeding programmes....
19 May 2016
New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU....
17 May 2016
Methionine Could be Key to Improving Pregnancy Rate in Dairy Cattle
US - Research at the University of Illinois has shown that adding methionine to the diets of Holstein cows, during the prepartum and postpartum periods, may impact the preimplantation embryo in a way that enhances its capacity for survival....
10 May 2016
Information Sharing Project Shows Potential Value for Canadian Beef Producers
CANADA - A recent Canadian project to share information from beef carcass data revealed that cattle from an elite breeding programmes were worth $219 a head more than average cattle, writes Angela Lovell....
24 March 2016
Dairy Cow Fertility Trends Improve
AUSTRALIA - After 20 years of declining dairy cow fertility, the genetic trend has turned around and improved every year since 2011 year. ...
19 February 2016
Potential for UK Milk Production Growth to Continue
UK - Calf registrations to dairy dams were up in every month in 2015, leading to an additional 57,000 births above the previous year, UK levy board AHDB Dairy has reported....
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