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Neogen acquires access to extensive cattle genomic knowledge through Cargill's BeefGen

Neogen Corporation has announcedthat it has licensed patents owned by Cargill, Inc. and Branhaven LLC considered key for genomic evaluation to improve traits in beef and dairy cattle. The technology, known as BeefGen, identifies key genomic tools to improve both meat and milk production. “This agreement allows Neogen unencumbered access to extensive cattle genomic analytic and...
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Gene sequence deletion linked to reduced fertility and increased milk production in dairy cattle

Newly published research by Aarhus University in Denmark reports on a gene sequence deletion in dairy cattle which was found to have a positive effect on milk yield but caused embryonic death in dairy cattle. The deleted gene sequence encompasses four genes, and the deletion is present in 13%, 23% and 32% in Danish, Swedish and Finnish Red Cattle, respectively. The researchers...
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Genome-wide association study reveals four variants that influence conception rates in cows

Decreasing fertility is an area of concern to the dairy industry. A team of Japanese researchers have recently published the results of a genome-wide association study of Holstein cattle which has uncovered four variants, located at  PKP2, CTTNBP2NL, SETD6 , and  CACNB2 , that modulate conception rates. The scientists believe that PKP2  and  CTTNBP2NL ...
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