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Cattle Industry News By Category: Genetics & Genomics

30 September 2022
Scottish researchers awarded £16 mln to improve livestock genetics
Improved genetics will be used to help smallholder farmers in developing nations...
19 September 2022
Cattle Genomics: sire selection tools for breeding more productive, profitable cows
When we think about what makes a commercial cowherd exceptional, we must remember the long-term role that effective sire selection plays. ...
06 September 2022
University of Saskatchewan research aims to help cows, forage plants deal with stress
Two University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $322,000 in total by a federal agency for developing drought and salinity-tolerant forage crops, and reducing heat stress in dairy cattle. ...
03 August 2022
Genetic testing for cattle and dairy herd improvement
Thermo Fisher Scientific explains the value of genetic testing for cattle breeding using genetic selection, phenotype selection, and parentage testing...
06 July 2022
New insights into how FMD virus interacts with the immune system discovered at Pirbright
Research at the Pirbright Institute reveals that foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) interacts with immune cells in tissues called lymphoid tissues, which are an essential part of the immune system....
03 June 2022
New partnership expands US Hereford market opportunity
The partners will match buyers with sellers...
30 May 2022
Organic or GMO? Experts explain food lingo
Consumers are constantly faced with an overwhelming amount of industry diet terms and food lingo....
09 May 2022
04 May 2022
Genetic finding could help beat fatal African cattle infection
A section of DNA found to protect native African cattle against East Coast fever could safeguard breeds introduced to the region....
19 April 2022
US ag groups push for modern regulatory structure for gene editing
Gene editing, they say, holds tremendous promise...
31 March 2022
Genetic testing for early diagnosis of bovine respiratory disease
A diagnostic test to identify BRD could be possible...
25 March 2022
Iowa swine sire fertility research has implications for cattle
The research could tackle infertility issues in cattle...
21 March 2022
Australian researchers breeding more resilient cattle
They are investigating resilience traits across different beef breeds...
04 March 2022
Veterinary artificial insemination market growth and trends - research
AI to play a strong role in meeting increased demand ...
Artificial insemination market worth $7.4 billion by 2030 - research
Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow the fastest in the coming years...
03 March 2022
Medical breakthrough could help produce more beef
Texas A&M researcher aims to improve beef cattle reproductive efficiency...
28 February 2022
Blockyard: production, health and genomic info for individual cattle
Ken Anderson, Director of Technical Services with Beef Genetics, spoke to The Cattle Site's Sarah Mikesell about Blockyard at the recent NCBA conference in Houston. ...
23 February 2022
UK: Dairy-crossed beef calves continue to rise
Overall calf registrations were average...
14 February 2022
How to calculate the true value of a herd sire
A bull represents half of the herd's genetics...
24 January 2022
Cattle genetics company joins GRSB championing sustainability in the beef industry
ABS Global, a world leading bovine genetics company, has joined forces with organizations such as WWF, Zoetis, and Cargill as part of a worldwide network of people and organizations powering progress in sustainable beef – the Global Roundtable for Sustainable...
18 January 2022
Russian scientists receive grant to improve cattle selection, breeding programs
The team at the Laboratory of Genetics and DNA Technologies at Kostroma Agricultural Academy will receive 600,000 rubles (US$7,875.00) in grant funds as state support for young Russian scientists....
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....
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....
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