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Genus to use CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology in livestock species

Genus plc, a global pioneer in animal genetics, and Caribou Biosciences, Inc.have announced a multi-year strategic collaboration where Genus receives a worldwide, exclusive license to Caribou’s CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology platform in certain livestock species. This is a significant move for Genus and marks the largest technology-driven alliance that Genus has made to date. The...
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Working towards conservation and sustainable use of farm animal genetic resources

KTN's Huw Jones is a member the   Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee (FAnGR) , which provides advice to Defra and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on all issues relating to farm animal genetic resources particularly its conservation and sustainable use.  These resources include: livestock conserved embryos ...
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Ground-breaking livestock innovation centre launched

A new £70 million innovation centre will bring together the food industry and academic researchers to transform the productivity of the UK livestock industry. The Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIELivestock) has been allocated £27.7 million funding from the Government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to set up stateof-the-art facilities across the...
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Opportunity to showcase British livestock expertise in Brazil

  Opportunity to showcase British companies and R&D centres in a high-level event organised by SIN-UKTI Brazil The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) team in Sao Paulo, Brazil are organising an exhibition to promote UK expertise in livestock technology and research. High-level large and medium size Brazilian companies engaged in meat...
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Feed-a-Gene: New EU research programme on monogastric livestock production

Feed-a-Gene ( http://www.feed-a-gene.eu ) is a EU-funded H2020 research programme on monogastric livestock production launched in March 2015, for a duration of 5 years, with 23 partners and a budget of  € 9.9 million. Feed-a-Gene aims to better adapt monogastric livestock production systems (pigs, poultry and rabbits) to improve their efficiency and...
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“Fenceless” fencing solutions – SBRI funding competition

SBRI funding is available for innovative measures to control livestock access around watercourses and riparian zones to reduce the impact of agriculture. The small business research initiative (SBRI) process is being used to find innovative alternatives to traditional wood and wire fencing.   Solution providers are encouraged to submit proposals which address the following...
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African breed of cattle harbours potential weapons against a life-threatening parasite

Each year millions of cattle in Africa are killed by a parasite transmitted by the tsetse fly. Parasitologists at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have studied a breed of cattle with a natural tolerance against the parasite. They found that Baoule cows are doubly protected against the disease: they are less often infected and can tolerate higher levels of parasites in the blood....
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Precision Livestock Workshops

As part of their "Precision Livestock Initiative", the RASE are organising a series of events showcasing the latest technologies and innovations in livestock farming. Please see the following website for full details:  http://www.precisionlivestock.org.uk/     And shown below is some more information, taken from the above website:   "This is a series...
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How recent EU funded projects have improved livestock productivity

A new publication highlighting the impact of EU funding in animal health research features the work of several projects in which Biosciences KTN plays a significant role, either as coordinator or a partner. You can discover how Quantomics , SABRE , 3SR , Gene2Farm and GreenHouseMilk are helping to improve livestock health, welfare and productivity in “ A decade of EU-funded...
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Report on conservation strategies and breeding plans relating to UK’s farm animal genetic resources

Publication of Defra Research: Development of co-ordinated in situ and ex situ UK Farm Animal Genetic Resources conservation strategy and implementation guidance A research project, funded by Defra, has been completed reviewing conservation strategies and breeding plans as they relate to the UK’s farm animal genetic resources. The reports have been published and can be accessed via the...
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Encouraging messages from the 2013 Oxford Farming Conference

The 2013 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) was held in the first week of January, following the tradition for this annual event. Although the title of the conference was ‘Confident Farmers – Delivering for Society’, the key theme was easily summarised by  Maurice Malloney of Rothamstead’s first slide which stated that “The challenge for global agriculture is...
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