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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....
16 June 2015
Buffalo Calf Cloned From Somatic Cells in Urine
INDIA – A Murrah buffalo heifer calf has been created by isolating somatic cells from the urine of an elite, high yielding female dairy heifer....
05 June 2015
Linear Measuring Improves Genetics of Grass-Fed Cattle
CANADA - Beef producer, Brian Harper, demonstrates how Linear Measuring can be used to select cows that will perform best on grass to other producers on his farm near Brandon, Manitoba....
26 May 2015
Shorthorns Peak at 7,000 Guineas at Carlisle
UK - Beef Shorthorn bulls topped at 7,000 Guineas at the society's official spring sale with several bulls and heifers over the 4,000 mark....
20 May 2015
Livestock Animal Size Increased Since Roman Era
SPAIN - Livestock has grown over the centuries as production methods and landscapes have evolved, according to research from the University of the Basque Country....
13 May 2015
Angus Cattle Lift Performance of Australian Brahman
AUSTRALIA - Angus cattle from temperate Australia are being successfully introduced to the arid north where they raise the game of Bos Indicus herds....
12 May 2015
Recipe for Angus, Bos Indicus Success For Northern Australia
AUSTRALIA – Cattle industry experts see no reason why Angus genetics can’t be infused into Bos Indicus herds in Australia’s arid north....
08 May 2015
€300 Million Beef Data and Genomics Programme Launched
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has launched a special Beef Data and Genomics Programme under Ireland’s 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme....
Black Farmers Loaned Native South African Cattle
SOUTH AFRICA – A five year lease and return scheme has been launched by a regional council to assist black farmers into the livestock sector....
07 May 2015
Ewe Milk Could Be 'New Frontier' for New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND – A surge of enthusiasm for sheep dairying has given rise to questions over whether ewe milk could be a ‘new frontier’ for New Zealand agriculture....
World’s Biggest Milk Producer Aims to Double Output
INDIA – India is looking to double its 2012 milk output by 2027 to keep pace with rocketing domestic demand....
Beef is ‘Dancing to a Different Drummer’
GLOBAL - Tight world beef supplies are leading to high prices across much of the key producing regions, although Europe has notable exceptions....
30 April 2015
Genetic Work Paying Off For Russians
RUSSIA – Better herd genetics are one of the factors to thank for a rise in first quarter Russian milk production, says the agriculture ministry....
27 April 2015
Body Condition Score to Enter Breeding Values
NEW ZEALAND – The breeding value of some New Zealand bulls will alter when a new trait is integrated into genomic evaluations, worth thousands of dollars to each herd....
17 April 2015
Heifer Rearing Problems Flagged Up at Science Conference
UK - Many UK dairy cows are being culled before they pay back heifer rearing costs and standards of heifer rearing could be partly to blame, suggests recent research....
16 April 2015
Have Subsidies Hindered Progress on Livestock Farms?
GLOBAL – Direct farm support payments have hindered agricultural progress across the globe, scientists heard this week. ...
15 April 2015
Dairy Cow Methane Emissions Measured by Lasers
SCOTLAND, UK - Scientists are measuring methane emissions using laser guns, aiming to breed cattle for lower emissions in future, according to research presented by Stephanie Smith at the British Society of Animal Science conference....
Predicting Calving on a Lifting Tail
GLOBAL - Tail mounted sensor systems on cows can detect the onset of calving, researchers have found....
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