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09 March 2017
NBA Announce National Commercial Cattle Show classes at Beef Expo
UK - Plans for this year’s flagship beef event, National Beef Association’s Beef Expo 2017, are in full swing and it has been announced that there will be a total of 11 cattle classes, with four championships and a supreme championship, at the National...
08 March 2017
NBA: National Commercial Cattle Show Classes at Beef Expo
UK - Plans for this year’s flagship beef event, National Beef Association’s Beef Expo 2017, are in full swing and it has been announced that there will be a total of 11 cattle classes, with four championships and a supreme championship, at the National...
07 March 2017
Promising Developments Shaping Up in Pakistan's Livestock Sector
PAKISTAN - Some promising developments are taking place in the livestock sector raising optimism about this sector’s solid growth and its enhanced contribution to the overall economy....
Japan Industry Officials Beef up Wagyu Logo
JAPAN - The Japan Livestock Industry Association has created a new logo for overseas promotion of wagyu beef that more clearly shows the meat was produced in Japan....
02 March 2017
Indonesian Ag Ministry Earmarks Funds to Boost Livestock Numbers
INDONESIA - The Agriculture Ministry has allocated Rp1.1 trillion (US$82.47 million) of its budget to increase the country's livestock population through a special artificial insemination programme (Upsus SIWAB), which breeders will get assistance to...
27 February 2017
Government, Industry Partnerships Way Forward for Cattle Industry
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council have welcomed a new collaborative research and development funding partnership between Meat and Livestock Australia, through MLA Donor Company, and the NSW Department of Primary Industries....
21 February 2017
Gene Editing can Complement Traditional Food-animal Improvements
US - Gene editing - one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology - enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes....
01 February 2017
Study Shows Angus Genetics Works in All Markets
US - While the cattle market fell from record highs in 2014 in a steep dive to last fall’s low, the relative demand for quality and premium bids for Angus calves fared better....
24 January 2017
Cattle Breeding Center to be Developed on Prison Island
INDONESIA - The government plans to develop a cattle breeding center on the Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap regency, Central Java, with the inmates to be employed in the husbandry business....
20 January 2017
Angus Breed Set to Harness Greater Benefit from Genomics
AUSTRALIA - Genomics, the term given to describe a range of DNA based technologies concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes, is a science receiving much interest around the world among breeders of all livestock species....
18 January 2017
Agriculture Ministry to Prioritize Bali Cattle Breeding in 2017
INDONESIA - To boost the population of local heifers, the Agriculture Ministry plans to focus on indigenous Bali cattle breeding this year....
14 December 2016
Australia's Genetic Showcase for Beef Cattle
AUSTRALIA - The outstanding beef cattle seedstock available in south-east Australia will be on display again with 200 plus studs opening their properties for the 26th Stock & Land Beef Week from 27 January to 4 February....
13 December 2016
Angus Breedplan Moves to Fortnightly Analyses
AUSTRALIA - Angus breeders have led the Australian beef industry with the adoption of BREEDPLAN technology and this is set to continue in 2017 with Angus Australia becoming the first breed association in Australia to routinely conduct BREEDPLAN analyses...
08 December 2016
Limousin Cattle Needed for AHDB Beef & Lamb Industry Project
UK - Cattle farmers in the South West and North Yorkshire are being encouraged to get involved in a major feed efficiency industry project taking place in both regions....
07 December 2016
Selecting Replacement Heifers
UK - Breeding or purchasing high-quality replacement heifers is an essential investment for suckled calf producers. ...
23 November 2016
Massive Funding Boost for New Zealand Beef Genetics Research
NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA - In a landmark collaboration, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics and Meat and Livestock Australia are committing a total of $5.2m over three years towards major joint beef research projects....
13 October 2016
NZ Study Confirms Benefits of Dairy-Beef Integration
NEW ZEALAND - The final report of a five year study into the use of quality beef genetics in a dairy beef supply chain has been released, confirming the potential for dairy farmers to produce high value calves with minimal calving problems using proven...
07 October 2016
Israel Opens Market to Brazilian Beef Semen
BRAZIL - The Israeli government has now opened its market to frozen bovine semen from Brazil....
26 August 2016
New Zealand's Breeding Values Working for Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Initial results from the Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics beef progeny test show that estimated breeding values (EBVs) for calf weaning weights are delivering on what they predict....
India Adds Hill Cattle Breed to Indigenous Breeds List
INDIA - India has added nine genetic lines of farm animals to its list of indigenous breeds. Newly enlisted livestock include one breed of cattle, two breeds each of goat and sheep, three breeds of pig, and one poultry breed, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
03 August 2016
Research: Get Your Heifers Cycling, Breeding Sooner
ANALYSIS - New research presented recently at the Joint Annual Meeting reviewed the effectiveness of MAAC, Novus International's glycinate trace mineral, in improving reproductive performance in beef cattle. ...
09 June 2016
Choice of Cow Type Drives Performance at Newford Farm
IRELAND - Hundreds of farmers gathered at Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm in Athenry, County Galway for an Open Day showcasing the achievements and learnings of the farm’s first full year of operations. The farm’s breeding policy is successfully...
08 June 2016
China Lifts Ban on Bovine, Ovine Products from Denmark, France, Germany and UK
CHINA - China has confirmed that it is lifting its import ban introduced four years ago on bovine & ovine genetic material from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom due to Schmallenberg virus....
Farmers Signed Up to Project to Select Beef Cattle for Feed Efficiency
UK - The AHDB and DEFRA-funded Beef Feed Efficiency programme has reached a significant milestone by contracting two commercial farms to record feed efficiency traits....
25 May 2016
Mexico Safely Receives Live Cattle from Australia to Boost Breeding
MEXICO - Over six thousand live cattle have arrived in Mexico from Australia as part of efforts to support producers' breeding programmes....
19 May 2016
New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU....
10 May 2016
Information Sharing Project Shows Potential Value for Canadian Beef Producers
CANADA - A recent Canadian project to share information from beef carcass data revealed that cattle from an elite breeding programmes were worth $219 a head more than average cattle, writes Angela Lovell....
29 January 2016
Genetic Diversity of Livestock Will Help Feed a Hotter, Harsher World
GLOBAL - Livestock keepers and policy makers worldwide are increasingly interested in harnessing animal biodiversity to improve production and food security on a warmer, more crowded planet, according to a new FAO report. The agency nonetheless warns...
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