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31 March 2015
China Welcomes Second Batch of Chile Heifers
CHILE – Brazilian agri-foods company Minerva has confirmed the departure of a second batch of dairy heifers from Chile to a north eastern port in China....
30 March 2015
Rise of the Non-Cow Dairy
GLOBAL - Food research and processing experts are striving to improve how milk from species other than cows is treated with the view to growing the sheep and goat dairy industries....
24 March 2015
Russians Ready to Talk Cow Longevity
RUSSIA – The latest in a series of cow longevity conferences for the Russian dairy industry will commence in Siberia tomorrow....
12 March 2015
Native UK Breed Calf Numbers Growing
UK – Interest in native breeds is continuing in the UK cattle sector, while continental calf numbers are shrinking....
Charolais Popular at Northern Irish Sale
NORTHERN IRELAND - The recent Dungannon bull sale reported high demand for Charolais bulls with 29 sales averaging £3067 and peaking at 5,400 guineas. ...
09 March 2015
Bull Infertility Problems Could Be Greater than Many Think
UK – Veterinary reports on bull fertility suggest problems are far more common than many would think, UK farmers area being warned this spring....
06 March 2015
Report Underlines Australian Decline in Dairy Cattle Testing
AUSTRALIA - Australia must centralise its herd data system soon or risk losing its position as a globally competitive dairy sector....
05 March 2015
New Model Measures Danish Agricultural Efficiency
DENMARK - Scientists from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have drawn up a robust model that can put actual figures on the efficiency of the country's agricultural production and use of resources. The model uses readily-accessible data....
03 March 2015
Brucellosis Free Northern Ireland Would Save £15 Million
NORTHERN IRELAND – Northern Ireland can now officially apply for Brucellosis free status, potentially saving the country £15 million in cattle testing annually....
New European Cattle and Sheep Breeding Company Announced
EUROPE - A leading New Zealand breeding company is branching into Europe following the acquisition of a major stake in a UK based sheep breeding specialist, bringing with it cattle and sheep expertise. ...
02 March 2015
BVDV Persistently Impacts Herd Health
ANALYSIS - A diagnosis of Bovine Viral Diarhea Virus (BVDV) persistently impacts the health and performance of the herd, and it's the mostly costly cattle disease for producers from a reproductive and respiratory perspective, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite...
27 February 2015
Sustainability Means Passing on a Legacy
US – Sustainable cattle production means taking care of every drop of water and selecting the right location and grazing for every animal’s needs, says a US rancher....
25 February 2015
Charolais Spring Sales Strong Once More
UK, SCOTLAND - Charolais has again taken the lead at the UK's spring sales, with a major Scottish sale topping at 18,000 guineas. ...
24 February 2015
TheCattleSite Launches Beef & Dairy Sustainability Hub
ANALYSIS – What does sustainable beef really mean? TheCattleSite, TheBeefSite and TheDairySite aim to help you figure it out with the launch of their new Beef & Dairy Sustainability Hub....
17 February 2015
Sustainability at the Heart of Beef Cattle Genomics
US – Time and effort spent on improving genomic accuracy is driving the long term sustainability of cattle production and has enabled the industry to leapfrog a generation of cattle....
12 February 2015
Crunching Genomes to Fight Livestock, Poultry Diseases
GLOBAL - FAO and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics are teaming up to develop high tech tools to fight bird flu and other infectious diseases in farm animals....
09 February 2015
David Harwood: A Farm Vet's Story
What started as a personal memoir for David Harwood will soon be widely available, as the veterinarian prepares to release 'Rural Tranquillity to National Crisis: A Farm Vet’s Story', documenting his long career in an ever-changing industry....
06 February 2015
New Project Breeds Cows Better Suited to Organic Dairy Production
DENMARK - A new project is set to benefit organic dairy production, partly by developing breeds of cows that are better suited to organic production and partly by creating niche dairy products based on knowledge of the cows' breeding characteristics....
05 February 2015
Genomics And Its Role in Efficient, Sustainable Beef
GLOBAL – One way to make the beef sector more efficient is through cross-breeding, a leading genomics expert told a US conference today....
Could Genetically Engineered Animals Ease World Hunger?
US - Genetically engineered food animals could provide a sustainable means to feed a fast-growing world population, yet regulatory hurdles keep such animals off the market, according to an award-winning scientist....
29 January 2015
Free BCS Assessments to Address Condition Problem
NEW ZEALAND – Free body condition score (BCS) assessments will be provided across New Zealand’s Northland herds in a move to address problems with production and profitability....
26 January 2015
Bull Genomic Predictors Proving Close to Mark
UK - Young Holstein sires are living close to expectations laid out by their genomic indicators through the performance of their progeny. ...
19 January 2015
Northern Ireland Beef Calf Numbers Bounce Back
NORTHERN IRELAND – Beef-sired calf records are illustrating the contrasting fortunes of the beef and dairy herd, as a rise in traditional breeds has helped calf numbers recover....
15 January 2015
Profitability: Don't Forget the Cattle
US - You can't take advantage of historically high prices for beef cattle if you don't have animals to sell....
06 January 2015
Three New Australian Dairy Breeding Values
AUSTRALIA – Three new dairy cow breeding indices, including a feed efficiency value, will be released in April for the Australian dairy industry....
19 December 2014
Harper Adams University Receives International Quality Rating
UK - It has been announced that all research conducted by Harper Adams University is of international quality and that more than 50 per cent is either world leading or internationally excellent....
16 December 2014
Pregnancy Checks A Must For Profitable Herds
AUSTRALIA – Cattle pregnancy testing, if done accurately, can save money and save on wasted calves, a veterinary body is saying....
11 December 2014
Producers 'Underestimate Value' of Accurate Pregnancy Testing
AUSTRALIA - Cattle pregnancy testing can boost a producer’s bottom line but it must be accurate, says Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association....
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