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29 January 2016
Genetic Diversity of Livestock Will Help Feed a Hotter, Harsher World
GLOBAL - Livestock keepers and policy makers worldwide are increasingly interested in harnessing animal biodiversity to improve production and food security on a warmer, more crowded planet, according to a new FAO report. The agency nonetheless warns...
21 January 2016
Meat Scientist Questions Beta-agonists' Impact on Beef Quality
ANALYSIS - Dr Wayne Vanderwert, a Missouri cattle producer with a PhD in Meat Science, said while he has no concerns about beta-agonists from a food safety standpoint, he is concerned about beta-agonists' impact on meat quality....
11 January 2016
Biggest Ever Cattle Genotyping Project to Help Breed Better Animals
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) has appointed Weatherbys Ireland DNA Laboratory working in conjunction with Eurofins Genomics to test one million cattle samples over the next 2 years....
31 December 2015
Home for the Holidays – A US Family Farm
ANALYSIS – This week my family and I left the suburbs of Chicago to head home for the holidays, and I thought you might like to hear about my family farm. ...
03 December 2015
Colombia to Import Breeding Cattle from US
COLOMBIA - Colombia's Agricultural Institute (ICA) has authorised imports of breeding cattle from the US, in an effort to improve the competitiveness of the cattle sector....
28 October 2015
Wild Ox DNA Gives Insight into Complex Cattle Breeding History
GLOBAL - The ancestry of domesticated cattle is more complex than previously thought, reports a paper published in the open access journal Genome Biology....
21 October 2015
TPP Recognised as Opportunity for Mexican Cattle Genetics
MEXICO - Francisco Gurria Trevino, representing the Mexican Agriculture Secretary, has said that the Trans-Pacific partnership trade agreement is an opportunity to further improve on cattle breeding in the country....
20 October 2015
UK Cattle Herd Registers Small Increase
UK - Provisional figures for the UK cattle herd as at June 2015, released by AHDB Beef & Lamb, show a small increase in total cattle numbers, compared with a year earlier....
07 October 2015
Asia Given Eight Golden Rules for Sustainable Dairy Farming
GLOBAL – There are eight golden rules to observe for a sustainable dairy future, according to advisers at the World Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
05 October 2015
Selecting for Feed Efficiency Coming Soon for New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - Geneticists are “well on their way” to predicting how efficient a cow is at using feed, potentially saving farm feed costs....
23 September 2015
French Bluetongue Could "Blow Up" Significantly
FRANCE - The latest Bluetongue (BTV) outbreak in central France has the potential to engulf Europe again, a leading expert has told TheCattleSite....
21 September 2015
Brazilian Cattle Genetics Get Green Light
BRAZIL – An agreement has been reached to allow semen and embryos to pass into the Dominican Republic....
11 September 2015
EU Vote Supports Expansion of Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Parliament beefed up the European Commission’s initial proposal to ban animal cloning to include the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports into the EU, in a vote on Tuesday....
10 September 2015
Dairy Crash Makes Heat Detection Vital for New Zealanders
NEW ZEALAND – Severely tested New Zealand dairy businesses are being told to focus on heat detection to keep breeding costs in check....
08 September 2015
EU Debates Farm Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Amendments to a European Commission proposal to ban the cloning of farm animals in the EU are the subject of an MEP debate and vote today (Tuesday 8) September....
03 September 2015
Beef Diversification: A Lifeline for New Zealand Dairy Farms?
NEW ZEALAND - How dairy farmers embrace beef genetics in the coming months could have a major impact in the direction of both sectors in New Zealand....
01 September 2015
Growing Chance of Holstein Inbreeding Accelerates
US - Average inbreeding levels in US Holsteins is accelerating and should send alarm bells to producers using bulls on a random basis, warns a University geneticist....
27 August 2015
UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their UAV company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers. ...
20 August 2015
Brazil to Be Biggest Beef Producer in Five Years
BRAZIL – Brazilians are confident of muscling the US off world beef's top spot by becoming the biggest beef producer by 2020....
18 August 2015
Beef Shorthorn Classification Scheme Hoped to Have Global Reach
UK – British beef’s most comprehensive classification scheme to date is hoped to accelerate the progress of the Shorthorn breed both domestically and internationally....
05 August 2015
Canadian Angus Bred to Beat the Heat
CANADA - Cloned animals with white hair and black skin have more chances to overcome sun attacks, a Canadian initiative has discovered. ...
29 July 2015
Breeding Data Helping Charolais Calves
UK – Charolais cattle have bucked a trend by being one of the major beef breeds to show improvements in calving ease and growth rate....
22 July 2015
Record Year for Wagyu Registrations
AUSTRALIA – Numbers of Wagyu calves registered in 2014 rocketed up 13 per cent on the back of strong demand to make a new record....
21 July 2015
Look North For Healthy Hooves: Breeding Against Lameness
SCANDINAVIA – Nordic countries sit on the world’s largest hoof health database and are keen to share the genetic benefits....
20 July 2015
Beefing Up Cattle Genetic Selection
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is seeking to recruit commercial beef units to take part in a landmark project to drive forward the genetic selection of beef cattle for feed use efficiency....
25 June 2015
Best of Livestock to Return to Livestock Event
UK - Britain's best genetics are to be once again on show at the NEC next month at the Livestock Event. ...
Why Optimal Nutrition through Gestation is Vital
CANADA - A growing body of research is demonstrating the importance of early gestation nutrition on subsequent calves, their health and the resultant beef quality and quantity....
17 June 2015
Uruguay Beef Exports Growing
URUGUAY – Uruguay has become a ‘significant player’ in world beef trading, with shipments to China and the US flourishing early in 2015....
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