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Cattle Industry News By Category: Genetics & Genomics

19 November 2021
Horn fly resistance observed in organic Holstein cattle
Penn State University studies genetic parameters associated with horn fly resistance in organic Holstein cattle...
17 November 2021
Genetic contact tracing could help curb TB outbreaks
Routine analysis of bacteria in cattle and badgers could help manage early spread of costly disease, research shows. ...
20 October 2021
Cattle research project helps slash costs and farming emissions
Results from a UK research project shows that the beef industry's annual feed bills can be reduced by as much as £12.5 million over 20 years thanks to improved genetic selection that targets feed efficiency. ...
06 October 2021
Epigentics: precise thinking
Nessa Carey of Synomics considers how epigenetics and the greater understanding of data can be used to support breeders and producers in ‘precision farming’....
16 September 2021
Dairy Australia: You ask - we answer on heifer genomics
Have questions on heifer genomics? Want to hear what fellow farmers who are already using the technology have to say? Now you can, through a Dairy Australia podcast special event....
08 September 2021
USDA seeks consumer input on labeling of cell-cultured meat and poultry
The USDA and FSIS are seeking public comments and information on how meat and poultry derived from cell culture should be labelled....
04 September 2021
Genome to phenome livestock research gets funding boost
The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative has awarded seven grants to institutions across the United States for multidisciplinary projects that help advance crop and livestock genetics research....
12 August 2021
Breeding dairy cows to help reach net zero
Two new genetic indexes to help farmers breed more environmentally friendly cows will be launched in August by AHDB Dairy....
06 August 2021
Using genomics to future proof your herd
Genomic testing and an effective, tailored approach to breeding has lifted Hillhead of Covington's herd’s genetic merit into the top 15% across the UK, writes ADHB....
03 August 2021
New study identifies genomic pathway to healthier, more productive dairy cattle
A study by Synomics, the biological insights business, has identified a pathway for improving the accuracy with which key economic production, health and fertility traits can be predicted in dairy cattle by using a completely new approach to analyzing...
29 July 2021
Breeding Success: Tailoring Genetics to your Market and Environment
Tom Gubbins, director of world-class seedstock and breeding data business, Te Mania Angus, based in New South Wales, Australia, and his family have been focusing on genetic improvement since 1928 in their Te Mania Angus herd, which originated in New Zealand....
27 July 2021
Researchers discovered that Bluetongue virus can hijack the cellular machinery of its host
Researchers at INRA, ANSES, and ENVA have discovered that bluetongue virus can enhance its replication by exploiting one of its host's cellular pathways. ...
14 July 2021
Cattle immune cells could help treat disease
Study defines cells in cattle, in a development that could help tackle infection in cows and people....
09 July 2021
Benefits of beef cattle international evaluation
International evaluations allow breeders to compare animals’ genetic value across different countries....
28 June 2021
Could super-charged cattle embryos solve world food challenges?
URBANA, Ill. – What if, in the next five to 10 years, we could double or triple milk and meat availability in developing countries without converting more land to cattle production? Millions of hunger-related deaths and nutritional deficiencies could...
24 June 2021
Big genomics data milked to feed the future
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Queensland researchers are assisting smallholder milk producers in India with AI-based breeding technology....
17 June 2021
A genome-rumen interaction could be the key to reducing methane emissions in cattle
A study by Synomics, the biological insights business, has identified interactions between an animal’s genome and its rumen microbes that could finally reduce the amount of methane that cattle and other ruminant livestock emit into the atmosphere....
31 May 2021
New tools to define previously overlooked immune cells in cattle open avenues for treating disease
In a collaborative study, scientists at The Pirbright Institute have identified new immune cells in cattle, called mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells....
17 May 2021
Harper Adams welcomes new chair for Sustainable Beef Production
An award-winning livestock sustainability consultant and animal scientist has begun a new role – as Harper Adams University’s ABP Chair in Sustainable Beef Production....
10 April 2021
US advocacy groups petition for FDA to retain its regulatory capacity of genetically engineered animals
This week, thirteen national advocacy groups concerned about public health, environment, and animal welfare urged key federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the US Food and Drug Administration...
05 April 2021
How do livestock farms benefit from genome editing?
Animal breeding could become more efficient with an approach that combines DNA-editing techniques with new reproductive technologies....
31 March 2021
How have livestock evolved to deal with extreme climates?
New research from the RVC explores the genetic adaptions and evolution of livestock and wild animals in response to extreme climates....
23 March 2021
NFU UK cautiously welcomes progress on future regulation of gene editing
The NFU believes new precision breeding techniques, such as gene editing, could protect crops and animals from pests and disease, help deliver net zero and allow farmers to produce more home-grown food....
15 February 2021
Genomic selection driving fertility
Improved fertility of northern beef herds is on the horizon, with more research to improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values (EBVs) for female reproductive traits....
Novel sperm imaging technique could improve cattle, human fertility
University of Illinois researchers have developed a new technique to determine the fertility of sperm samples in cattle....
26 January 2021
University of Guelph Leading Global Dairy Farming Genomics Project
Improved human, animal and environmental health is the goal of a $12-million, University of Guelph-led international genomics project expected to revolutionize breeding in Canada’s multibillion-dollar dairy farming industry....
20 January 2021
USDA issues a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on animal biotechnology and gene editing
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has signed a MOU that puts the Department of Agriculture as the chief regulator over farm animal biotechnology and gene editing. ...
18 January 2021
Mexico’s ag industry warns that bans on GMO corn and glyphosate could shrink food supplies
Mexico’s agriculture and livestock industries are pushing back on a government plan to pivot away from genetically modified corn imports, saying that the move would upend the country’s food supply....
 
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