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Study finds sweaty cattle perform better in heat
Anne O'Donoghue
A new paper published in the Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology is based on a study of the genetic sweat gland characteristics of cattle.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Let’s have crop regulation but don’t block science
Our farmers are expected to change to using less nutrients and sprays almost overnight.
Rearing 6,500 calves ‘McDonald’s-style’ in UK
Adam Woods visited Long Lane Farm this week, which rears 6,500 calves annually for the Buitelaar Group.
Lack of food shortages to blame for emissions focus on livestock, says FAO chief
We need to provide more with less and we need innovation and technology, the boss of the Food and Agriculture Organisation has said. Claire McCormack reports.
12 June 2024 News
Watch: inside a 6,500-head dairy-beef calf-rearing farm in Somerset
Adam Woods visited Long Lane farm this week, which rears 6,500 calves annually for the Buitelaar group.
Baileys red ladies set amazing new record
Shanon Kinahan reports on the incredible Baileys Limousin online timed auction
5 June 2024 Pedigree
Angus youth team selected to compete at World Angus Forum
This is an incredible opportunity for the youngsters and for all young Angus enthusiasts around the world
5 June 2024 Pedigree
Fast forwarding genetic gain in Ohio
Aidan Brennan reports from the Sexing Technologies heifer farm in the United States where IVF is used to ramp up genetic gain.
Sheep genetics export centre to open in NI
The centre, which will be run by Animal Breeding Europe, will include facilities to collect, freeze and quarantine both semen and embryos.
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Scientists searching for wool shedding genes
Young rams from local Easycare and Wiltshire Horn flocks have been DNA sampled to help identify the genes that lead to wool shedding.
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Munster Bovine appoints chief executive
With over 30 years' experience in the veterinary sector, Martin Kavanagh has been appointed as the new chief executive of Munster Bovine.
23 May 2024 News
DNA tags in cattle to start from 2026
DNA profiling of cattle, known as genotyping, is needed to build breeding value indexes for livestock in NI
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland