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15 September 2020
Beef genetic data tools defined
In any team sport, members contribute their physical strengths to help achieve the goal for the common good. It is hard for an athlete to be the best in all aspects of the game....
20 August 2020
Common feed ingredient tested safe in bulls
Cattle feeders choose distillers grains in feedlot diets as an inexpensive alternative to corn and soybean meal. ...
17 October 2019
Fall Calving May Yield Higher Returns, Risk and Profitability Evaluated
The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have evaluated the risk and returns...
27 September 2019
Making Semen Purchase Decisions
Choosing which bulls to breed from and buying semen is one of the most important decisions on farm as it shapes your herd for years to come. Here's our guidance to help you get the most from the process....
08 July 2019
Belarus Expects to Earn $2m on Breeding Cattle Export
BELARUS - Belarus expects that the export of breeding stock will reach $2 million by the end of the year, Belarus Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel on 7 July....
19 February 2019
Brazil develops first genomic assessment system for dairy cattle
BRAZIL - The first Brazilian genomic assessment product for dairy herds whose aim is to select genetically superior animals is available to dairy farmers. The service is named Clarifide Girolando and is aimed at such cattle breed, which results from crossing...
09 January 2019
Managing Pregnant Heifers, Newborn Calves: A Guide for Lot Feeders
Australian lot feeders have a new best practice management guide to help them develop and implement their own programs to manage pregnant heifers and newborn calves, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). ...
26 March 2018
Trich PCR Testing for Cattle is Booming Business in Idaho, USA
Offering Trichomoniasis (Trich) PCR testing for cattle has business booming at the Idaho State Animal Health Laboratory. ...
11 October 2017
GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals. ...
05 June 2017
Are You Testing Bulls for Trichomoniasis?
ANALYSIS - Trichomoniasis, also known as Trich, can be devastating to a beef operation. Diagnostic testing can help monitor bulls and significantly reduce the spread of the disease. ...
25 April 2017
Trichomoniasis Outbreak Hits Beef Cattle Herds in Kansas
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently reported an outbreak of Trichomoniasis (Trich) in beef cattle herds with five new cases reported in three counties – leading the state lab to recommend diagnostic testing to help keep the disease...
07 February 2017
New Flexible Sample Prep Solution Provides Consistent Performance While Saving Time, Money
Diagnostic labs are constantly searching for more effective sample preparation solutions that can adapt to their quickly evolving business and numerous testing requirements. To meet this need, Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the MagMAX CORE Nucleic...
08 July 2016
Trich Prevalence, Impact Discussed at World Buiatrics Congress
GLOBAL — Today’s World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) workshop focused on new bovine trichomoniasis (trich) research identifying prevalence in Mexican breeding bulls, the disease’s reproductive and economic impact, the role diagnostics play in disease...
10 February 2016
NCBA: CattleFax 2016 Industry Update
ANALYSIS - Randy Blach, CattleFax CEO, and the CattleFax analyst team presented their 2016 CattleFax Industry Outlook at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association meeting held recently in San Diego, California, USA. ...
05 November 2015
Cattle Producer Says US Has Begun Most Rapid Expansion Ever Seen
ANALYSIS - Sharing expectations for prices moving into 2016, Missouri cattle producer Wayne Vanderwert says cattle prices have been extremely high due to lower cow numbers because of the drought and the cattle cycle. ...
09 September 2015
China’s Live Cattle Trade Opens with 3,200 Australian Angus
CHINA – A shipment of 3,200 Angus breeding heifers have been sent to north eastern China in the wake of a live trade agreement signed between China and Australia....
03 September 2015
Beef Diversification: A Lifeline for New Zealand Dairy Farms?
NEW ZEALAND - How dairy farmers embrace beef genetics in the coming months could have a major impact in the direction of both sectors in New Zealand....
18 August 2015
Beef Shorthorn Classification Scheme Hoped to Have Global Reach
UK – British beef’s most comprehensive classification scheme to date is hoped to accelerate the progress of the Shorthorn breed both domestically and internationally....
29 July 2015
Breeding Data Helping Charolais Calves
UK – Charolais cattle have bucked a trend by being one of the major beef breeds to show improvements in calving ease and growth rate....
26 May 2015
Shorthorns Peak at 7,000 Guineas at Carlisle
UK - Beef Shorthorn bulls topped at 7,000 Guineas at the society's official spring sale with several bulls and heifers over the 4,000 mark....
14 May 2015
Survey: Move to Harmonize Interstate Regulations, Testing for Trichomoniasis
US - A recent survey shows more states are moving toward harmonizing interstate regulations and approved testing for trichomoniasis....
12 May 2015
Recipe for Angus, Bos Indicus Success For Northern Australia
AUSTRALIA – Cattle industry experts see no reason why Angus genetics can’t be infused into Bos Indicus herds in Australia’s arid north....
23 April 2015
Beating BVD Rests on Persistently Infected Calf
ANALYSIS - The persistently infected (PI) calf is at the epicentre of solving the bovine viral diarrhea issue. ...
22 April 2015
Antibiotic Stewardship Requires Data and Diagnostics
ANALYSIS - Achieving prudent use of antibiotics will be easier when two important things fall into place. ...
11 March 2015
Demand Pull Not Technology Push: Using Drones in Livestock Production
GLOBAL – Applying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones in livestock production has huge potential but producers need tangible cost and profit benefits to embrace them....
03 March 2015
New European Cattle and Sheep Breeding Company Announced
EUROPE - A leading New Zealand breeding company is branching into Europe following the acquisition of a major stake in a UK based sheep breeding specialist, bringing with it cattle and sheep expertise. ...
02 March 2015
BVDV Persistently Impacts Herd Health
ANALYSIS - A diagnosis of Bovine Viral Diarhea Virus (BVDV) persistently impacts the health and performance of the herd, and it's the mostly costly cattle disease for producers from a reproductive and respiratory perspective, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite...
25 February 2015
Charolais Spring Sales Strong Once More
UK, SCOTLAND - Charolais has again taken the lead at the UK's spring sales, with a major Scottish sale topping at 18,000 guineas. ...
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