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20 January 2014
Russian Show to Feature Modern Reproductive Technologies
RUSSIA - The country's cattle and pig farmers are looking to modern reproductive technologies to lift their productivity. Supporting this government-backed drive for modernisation in animal husbandry, the AgroFarm exhibition will offer an extensive range...
16 January 2014
Scientists Find Fleckvieh Bull Infertility Gene
GERMANY – A genetic mutation in Fleckvieh bloodstock is responsible for bull infertility, geneticists at the Technical University of Munich have discovered....
15 January 2014
Cargill and Branhaven License Genomics Tool
US – An agri-foods research and development company will be given special tools to get more out of cattle genetics, Cargill and Branhaven announced on Tuesday....
14 January 2014
Fewest Calves Registered For a Decade in 2013
UK - Beef-sired calf number came in at the lowest in a decade last year, according to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC)....
13 January 2014
US Angus Stock Boards to Fly to Kazakhstan
KAZAKHSTAN – An order of 2,800 North Dakota cattle has been placed by Kazakhstan, with nearly 200 already shipped by airplane....
07 January 2014
Russians Build 62 Beef Units in Altai Region
RUSSIA – The Russian Ministry of Agriculture has detailed its extensive three year beef production project carried out in the southern Altai region....
03 January 2014
Genomics Test Strategies Explored
US - Every day, bulls and breeding stock are selected with the help of genomic tools. Whether producers know it or not, DNA testing affects most cowherds by way of their seedstock suppliers. ...
24 December 2013
Cloning Ban 'Would Be No Loss'
GERMANY – If the European Commission banned cloning, there would be no adverse impact to cattle farming, says the German Farmers Association (DBV)....
19 December 2013
Eurogroup Welcomes Commission's Proposals on Ban of Cloning
EU - The Commission has adopted two proposals on the cloning of animals kept and reproduced for farming purposes and on the placing on the market of food from animal clones. ...
09 December 2013
Costa Rica Agrees to Semen and Embryo Imports
BRAZIL – Brazil has received the official go ahead to export bovine semen and embryos from the Department of Animal Health in Cost Rica....
Viet Nam Processor To Buy 10,000 Canadian Cattle
VIET NAM – An order of 10,000 Canadian dairy cattle has been confirmed by Viet Nam’s largest dairy plant operator, TH Milk....
06 December 2013
Genetics Now Next Step for Dairy Bull Calves
UK - More male dairy calves are incorporated into the beef supply chain than in 2006, benefiting welfare, farm profits and industry sustainability, although the story is far from over....
27 November 2013
Miratorg Looks to Belarus for Cattle Supplies in Bryansk
RUSSIA - The Russian integrated meat and food producer Miratorg is considering procuring cattle from Belarus to supply Russia's largest meat processing plant, which the company runs in the Bryansk region next year....
14 November 2013
Chinese Were First Cattlemen, Jaw Bone Study Reveals
CHINA – Humans have been farming cattle longer than previously thought, a study of cattle bones in north eastern China has revealed....
13 November 2013
Vital Genetics Recognised by Development Plan
AFRICA - Development of Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) is a priority for African countries where livestock production constitutes a very important component of the agricultural economy and contributes up to 30 per cent to agricultural Gross Domestic...
12 November 2013
Farmers, Livestock Breeders, Fishermen Must Be More Innovative, Says PM
MALAYSIA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants farmers, livestock breeders and fishermen to be more innovative and progressive to boost income and their standard of living....
28 October 2013
Charolais Strong at Scottish Sale
UK - British Charolais met a strong commercial demand from a packed ringside in Stirling on Wednesday 23 October where prices peaked at 22,000gns and 92 entries sold through the ring to average £6,578 at the breed society's autumn sale. ...
Progress on Conserving Farm Animal Genetic Resources
GLOBAL - The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a short video in which two animal genetics experts discuss the progress being made to conserve farm animal genetic resources for the future....
24 October 2013
Hungarian Cattle Numbers on the Rise
HUNGARY - According to the census on 1 June, Hungary's cattle herd continues to increase while the pig numbers are in long-term decline. Overall, poultry numbers follow a seasonal pattern but there were 30 per cent fewer turkeys that 12 months previously....
08 October 2013
New Cattle Without New Disease
UK – Cattle farmers have been reminded of the importance of minimising biosecurity risks when buying new stock....
02 October 2013
Age of Dam Affects Maternal Antibodies in Calf
US – Researchers have data suggesting the age of dam effects calf immunity and response to vaccination....
01 October 2013
Study Links Three Genes With Grazing Efficiency
URUGUAY – Efficient beef production can be achieved through grazing if farmers select for three specific genes in cattle and focus on residual feed intake (RFI), a study has found....
27 September 2013
What Effect Can Better Cattle Tracking Systems Have?
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Improving traceability can have a positive knock on effect on animal health and food safety, says the Department of Agriculture....
26 September 2013
Genetics Research Initiative to Improve Genetic Understanding in Beef-sired Dairy Calves
NEW ZEALAND – Beef and Lamb New Zealand is investigating the effect of improving beef genetics in the red meat supply chain....
23 September 2013
Skills Push to Hit Cattle Sector in Dominican Republic
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – A skills push is hitting the dairy and beef sectors in a bid to introduce producers and technicians to new ways of improving the industry....
20 September 2013
SPACE 2013 Beats Records
FRANCE - The 27th SPACE held from 10 to 13 September 2013 in Rennes beat all attendance records for the number of visitors, in particular foreign visitors, number of exhibitors, size of the exhibition area and number of new products presented....
12 September 2013
Madrid Beef Scheme Promotes Regional Beef and Good Genetics
SPAIN – Six million euros is given to an experimental beef farm near Madrid every year to work on advancing limousin genetics by testing calves for stud qualities....
03 September 2013
Breeding Companies Unite
UK - One of the UK’s leading cattle genetics companies, Cogent is integrating its sister companies, Dairy Daughters and World Wide Sires UK into a single business....
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