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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....
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....
16 April 2014
Capitalise on Drought Culling With Shorter Calving
ANALYSIS - A call has gone out to Kansas ranchers to tighten up calving periods as a means of benefiting from drought culling....
07 April 2014
Namibia Approves US Bovine Semen for Import
US – Namibian animal health authorities have finalised plans to allow US bovine semen exports to Namibia....
UK Experiencing Decline in Cattle Numbers
UK - December's UK livestock survey released by Defra showed a downward trend in cattle numbers which has little hope of reversing in the short term, says Bord Bia analyst Eoin Kelly....
28 March 2014
Chinese Edge Closer to Mastitis-free GM Cow
CHINA – Seven years of research has brought Chinese academics within touching distance of a mastitis-free genetically modified cow....
21 March 2014
Winter Crop Areas Up, Livestock Down
SCOTLAND, UK - A first look towards this year’s harvest shows an increase in winter crop areas but livestock numbers have continued to fall....
Mixed Prospects for Brazilian Agri-food Sectors in 2014
BRAZIL - The country's growth in GDP is expected to slow this year to no more that two per cent. In its agri-food sectors, the prospects are positive for poultry meat, beef, soybeans and ethanol while growth in corn (maize) and sugar look less likely....
20 March 2014
Fewer Cattle Overall in UK, Most Recent Census Shows
UK - Cattle and calves fell 0.7 per cent to 9.7 million, the latest census of cattle numbers in the United Kingdom in December 2013 reveals....
Life Technologies Introduces First USDA-Licensed Real-Time PCR Test for the Detection of Tritrichomonas foetus DNA in Bulls
US - Life Technologies Corporation, now Thermo Fisher Scientific, today announced the availability of the only USDA-licensed, real-time PCR test to detect Tritrichomonas foetus (T. foetus) – a sexually transmitted disease in cattle that leads to early...
18 March 2014
Loan Scheme to Get Cattle Back in the Kraal
SOUTH AFRICA – Farmers in the east of the country are being thrown a farming lifeline through a regional Nguni cattle loan programme....
Growth in Cattle Weights Compensates Fall in US Herd Numbers
ANALYSIS - The drop in US beef production is not as deep as it might have been, despite the dramatic fall in the national beef herd numbers, writes Chris Harris....
27 February 2014
What Might it Take to Rebuild the Beef Herd?
ANALYSIS – Up to 30 per cent of heifers may have to be retained this year on some ranches as US beef embarks on a mission to rebuild breeding cow numbers....
24 February 2014
Expansion of Beef Cattle Herds on Horizon
US - Recent record-high cattle prices and lower feed costs could offer producers the profit incentives they need to start expanding their herds after US beef cattle numbers at the start of this year reached their lowest point since 1951, Purdue Extension...
20 February 2014
Sales Results Suggest Swing Back to Charolais
UK - United Auctions reported solid Charolais demand at Stirling on Tuesday where bidding topped 26,000 guineas. ...
19 February 2014
Sperm Bank Opens to Save Rare Breeds
SPAIN – Four cooperative agreements have been signed to protect rare sheep and cattle genetics, the ministry of agriculture has announced....
14 February 2014
Study Outlines Potential Genetic Solution to Bovine Tuberculosis
UK - Farmers may be able to select cattle for resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in the future, Roslin Institute Scientists have said....
07 February 2014
New Beef Genomics Payment of €80 Positive for Suckler Farmers
IRELAND - Speaking in Bandon, Co Cork IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said the new Beef Genomics scheme launched by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney of €52m per year amounting to a payment of €80 per cow on 650,000 calved cows is a positive...
30 January 2014
Genetics Boost for Red Meat Sector
NEW ZEALAND – A funding commitment of NZ $15 million to further beef and sheep genetics was pledged by the government on Wednesday....
27 January 2014
Angus Genetics Get Chinese Screening
ARGENTINA – Animal health officials have screened Angus genetic material for disease with a view to it being exported to the Chinese market....
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