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Genetically Modified Corn Does Not Damage Non-Target Organisms
The largest, highest quality analysis of data ever conducted reveals that genetically modified Bt corn has little impact on nontarget insects and other organisms, especially compared to growing conventional corn....
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....
What Do the Food Labels “Organic,” “Natural,” and “Non-GMO” Actually Mean?
A UConn Extension expert breaks down all those confusing food marketing labels...
Boosting beef production through better biology approaches
A multi-agency research team led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) veterinary reproductive biologist Dr. Gregg Adams (DVM, PhD) aims to make rapid strides in improving the productivity, efficiency and sustainability of Canada’s $18-billion beef...
Genetic gain in the beef industry – Southern Multi-breed Project
University of New England (UNE) animal scientists will play a vital role in a multi-million-dollar collaborative research project that will help drive the rate and value of genetic progress in individual beef cattle herds and the beef industry as a whole. ...
Do beef cattle frame scores need updating?
I heard a seedstock breeder recently quip, “my father used to say, ‘don’t make too many breeding mistakes, because a lifetime may not be long enough if you do’.” If we are not keenly aware of the rapid speed of genetic change occurring within...
Breeding to fight livestock infections has much more potential than thought
The potential of genetic selection to reduce livestock infectious diseases is often considered limited because of low heritability of disease traits....
Genome technology is blueprint to more productive herds
Genome technology has unlocked new cattle breeding methods which could improve fertility and lead to increases in profitability, sustainability and productivity....
Revealing the diversity of genes behind better alfalfa hay
Alfalfa is a major Northwest crop and an important food source for dairy cattle and other livestock worldwide....
Genetic link between cattle temperament and autism
A strong association between the genes influencing cattle temperament and autism in humans has been discovered by University of Queensland researchers....
Gene-edited livestock ‘surrogate sires’ successfully made fertile
For the first time, scientists have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable “surrogate sires,” male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals....
Study: ‘Hidden’ genes could be key in development of new antibiotics
A study from the Center for Phage Technology, part of Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, shows how the “hidden” genes in bacteriophages — types of viruses that infect and destroy bacteria —...
Buying Power: Bull Selection To Improve Your Bottom Line
If it hasn’t happened already, soon your mailboxes and inboxes will be filling up with catalogues for this year’s bull sales....
Height in humans is genetically similar to height in cattle
There is a strong evidence for similarity in the biology of height across humans and cattle, as 39% of the genes associated with height in cattle were also found to be associated with height in humans....
Domestication insight could aid livestock development
The genetic makeup of water buffalo and cattle responded to breeding for human use in similar ways, study shows....
 
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