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03 June 2022
New partnership expands US Hereford market opportunity
The partners will match buyers with sellers...
07 March 2022
NCBA: ADM's Chris Hagedorn speaks about efficiency, AminoGain
Chris Hagedorn, ruminant manager with ADM, speaks with The Cattle Site’s Sarah Mikesell about tools for farmers and ranchers to improve their efficiency....
04 March 2022
Artificial insemination market worth $7.4 billion by 2030 - research
Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow the fastest in the coming years...
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....
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’....
29 July 2021
Breeding Success: Tailoring Genetics to your Market and Environment
Tom Gubbins, director of world-class seedstock and breeding data business, Te Mania Angus, based in New South Wales, Australia, and his family have been focusing on genetic improvement since 1928 in their Te Mania Angus herd, which originated in New Zealand....
20 July 2021
Farmers raising £1,000s with Bulls Out for Cancer
Beef and dairy farmers have raised over £1,000 for testicular cancer, while also improving their herd genetics as part of Breedr’s Bulls Out for Cancer campaign....
09 July 2021
Benefits of beef cattle international evaluation
International evaluations allow breeders to compare animals’ genetic value across different countries....
01 February 2021
Considerations for Maintaining Condition in our Breeding Bulls during Winter
For bulls coming out of the breeding season, body weight loss may have occurred, and we need to make sure that we get bulls back in condition before the next season....
04 January 2021
Cow-calf producers should watch for signs indicating trichomoniasis
Cattle producers need to be aware that non-pregnant cows going through the breeding season and those that abort might potentially be infected with the reproductive disease trichomoniasis, Oklahoma State University Extension experts said....
28 December 2020
Meet Cosmo, a Bull Calf Designed to Produce 75% Male Offspring
Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have successfully produced a bull calf, named Cosmo, who was genome-edited as an embryo so that he’ll produce more male offspring. The research was presented in a poster in July at the American Society...
23 November 2020
Beef cattle nutrients enter new seasonal concerns
Nutritional requirements for beef cattle require a slight shift between seasons, Oklahoma State University Extension specialists said....
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. ...
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