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CQUni leads new sensor-based livestock traceability trials
Researchers from CQUniversity’s Precision Livestock Management team are investigating how on-animal sensors (aka smart tags) can be used to improve traceability of livestock through the red meat value chain....
CQUniversity's breakthrough research for stud cattle breeders
In a major breakthrough for stud cattle breeders, CQUniversity’s researchers can now automatically track and record critical production data for calving dates....
Researchers use cameras to study the social interactions between cows
Data from sensors, showing the position of the cows, in combination with a video stream taken by cameras installed in the barn, are used to study the behavior of dairy cattle....
BVDV remains a threat in Northern Ireland
The BVD eradication programme for N. Ireland entered its compulsory phase in 2016 and since then substantial progress has been made in eradicating the threat of BVD virus to cattle in NI....
Tracking transboundary and emerging diseases
New project to use next-generation sequencing for faster bovine disease detection...
Buying and selling cattle link individual farms to thousands of other farms with each purchase
Understanding the complex networks of “contact chains” between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry....
Create the Right Calf to Capture Value
Cattle are in short supply but quality is as important as ever, according to a US Angus industry figurehead. ...
Planning For Successful Animal Welfare on Dairy Farms
Welfare is of course a priority for dairy farmers, but standardised assessments and schemes give the consumer piece of mind....
Certified Angus Cattle Are Getting Heavier
Angus producers have a new specification to consider along with established rib eye and yield grade requirements....
How Robust Livestock Tracking Leads to Increased Profitability
While a significant industry, Canada's cattle sector lacks the traceability seen in its pork supply chain. The worry, according to an industry figurehead, is that huge opportunities are being missed. ...
Grain or Grass Fed: A 'Y' In The Road
Debating grass-fed or grain-fed beef is a matter that cuts to the heart of marketing, advertising and consumer perception. ...
Sustainable Beef Production Means the Three E's for McDonald's
The scope of the McDonald's sustainability movement will operate along the three E's approach, according to Warren Rusche, Beef Specialist at South Dakota State....
Looking At How the Best Feeders Do It
Macpherson County Feeders talk with Certified Angus Beef (CAB) Brand about how they drove towards goals and become a CAB partner. ...
Cowherd Decline Can Turn Around
Being involved with a beef brand can offer security during times when cattle numbers are low, according to Larry Corah, Vice President, Certified Angus Beef LLC....
Food Labelling and Veterinary Involvement Key to Meeting Improved Food Chain Transparency
An examination of welfare labels and the notion of objective welfare measurement was given by a list of leading experts including Dr Francesco Testa of Bergamo, Italy. ...
 
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