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07 August 2014
India Unveils Bovine Breeding Programme
INDIA - To enhance the productivity of the indigenous breeds of India through professional farm management, India has launched Rashtriya Gokul Mission (National Dairy Mission)....
01 August 2014
Argentina Accepts Colombian Cattle Semen
COLOMBIA – A formal go-ahead has been given for the passage of frozen Colombian cattle and bull semen imports by Argentinian authorities....
29 July 2014
Improved Confirmation Could Come From Genetics Progress
UK - An improvement in prime cattle conformation has been noted in the second quarter of 2014 which analysts are attributing to genetic progress. ...
25 July 2014
Genome Analysis Helps in Beeding More Robust Cows
NETHERLANDS - Genome analysis of 234 bulls has put researchers, including several from Wageningen Livestock Research, on the trail of DNA variants which influence particular characteristics in breeding bulls. ...
24 July 2014
Peruvian Livestock Sector to Get Aid With Genetics and Water
PERU – An ambitious programme to improve Peruvian farm profitability through bovine genetic improvement has been announced by the Ministry of Agriculture....
17 July 2014
Fight Heat Stress in Transition Barns and Beef Cattle
US - Summer brings added costs for cattlemen, but cooling cows in hot and humid weather pays off in the long run and should be done across more animals....
10 July 2014
Automatic Heat Detection: Expensive But Worthwhile
ANALYSIS - An English cattleman has taken the guesswork out of spotting cows on heat by investing in a solar-powered, computerised heat detection system....
New Genetics Resource Opens for Beef and Sheep Farmers
NEW ZEALAND – A new entity of Beef and Lamb New Zealand that will push genetic advancement in the red meat sector has officially opened....
04 July 2014
Johne’s Disease: Controlling the 4000 Kilo Condition
UK - Cows with Johne’s disease give an average of 4,000 kilograms less milk over their lifetime, US data shows....
26 June 2014
Cheshire Farmer Wins Semen from World-leading Bull
UK - A Cheshire farmer, who has won semen from the most coveted bull in the Holstein breed, believes his prize will kick start him into improving his herd’s genetics....
12 June 2014
Diagnostic Tool Represents Bovine Theileriosis Breakthrough
AUSTRALIA – An Australian scientist has found a way of diagnosing and monitoring Bovine Theileriosis (BT)....
11 June 2014
Adapting New Technologies Focus of Beef Day at Yorkshire College
UK - Beef producers will have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the benefits of adopting new technologies on farm at an RASE organised event on 1st July 2014 at Askham Bryan College, Yorkshire....
06 June 2014
Timid Cows Die Young Unless Barns Are Right
RUSSIA - Sufficient space in housing areas is critical for cow longevity, a Russian conference heard last week....
Beef Technology Day – 1 July
UK - Beef producers will have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the benefits of adopting new technologies on farm at an RASE organised event on 1 July 2014 at Askham Bryan College, Yorkshire....
04 June 2014
To Cull Or Not To Cull
US - Opting whether to cull out problematic cows is currently more troubling for US businesses than ever before....
03 June 2014
Service Period Length Costing Russia Billions
RUSSIA – Federal money should not support inefficient milk herds, Russian Livestock minister Vladimir Labinov told a seminal cow health lecture last week....
02 June 2014
Where Does Russian Dairying Go Now?
RUSSIA - In order to become a more profitable and sustainable sector Russian dairy farms need to take a holistic approach to cow comfort....
28 May 2014
Release of Wagyu Genetic Test Imminent
AUSTRALIA - A new genomics test being developed for the Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) and set for imminent release to Wagyu breeders will reveal new information critical to profitability....
26 May 2014
Estimated Breeding Values Training Now Online
UK - A new online tool has been launched to help enhance breeders’ knowledge of Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs), assisting them in making decisions when buying a performance recorded terminal sire bull....
22 May 2014
Japanese Cattle Numbers Falling
JAPAN – Japan’s cattle population contracted by 2.5 per cent last year as a range of factors combined to put pressure on farms....
21 May 2014
The Badly Behaved Ones: A Financial Burden?
US - Flighty cows and heifers could be costing ranches money by staying open, cow/calf producers in Oklahoma have been warned....
20 May 2014
Farm Scholars Learn of Russian Dairy Progress
RUSSIA – Russian dairying is a sector on the move and not averse to technology, according to a Nuffield scholar....
16 May 2014
Charolais Meets Solid Demand at Carlisle
UK - Charolais bulls met a solid commercial demand selling to a top of 11,500gns and achieving a new breed centre record average of £5,593 for 88 bulls which represented 93 per cent clearance in Carlisle on Saturday 10 May at the breed society’s official...
12 May 2014
Cargill, Branhaven License Genomics Tools for Beef, Dairy Cattle
US - Cargill and Branhaven are to license BeefTek, Inc., their patented BeefGen genomics (DNA) tools that are intended to help beef and dairy cattle producers analyse bovine genetics to improve meat and milk production....
07 May 2014
Further Lift in Wagyu Registrations
AUSTRALIA - Wagyu cattle are the fastest growing major breed in Australia, maintaining expansion after doubling over the last decade, according to latest registration figures....
30 April 2014
Norway and Tanzania Unite in Cattle Project
TANZANIA – A University partnership drawing on Scandinavian expertise is working to lift beef and milk production from pastoral Tanzanian farming....
24 April 2014
Are You 60 Per Cent Calving in the First 21 Days?
US - Farmers are being urged to put pen to paper and calculate the number of cows calving in the first 21 days of the calving season. ...
22 April 2014
Some Cows' Infertility Linked to Y Chromosome
US - One reason why some cows cannot get pregnant may be because they have male (Y) chromosome fragments in their DNA, according to a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study....
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