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Camels emit less methane than cows or sheep

When digesting ruminants exhale methane and their contribution to this global greenhouse gas is considerable. So far the assumption had been that camels with similar digestion produce the same...

Call for short-term scientific missions (STSM) on the theme of methane measurements in ruminants for genetic evaluations

The COST Action FA1302 - “ Methagene – Large-scale methane measurements on individual ruminants for genetic evaluations” is seeking applications for short term scientific missions (STSM) to...

Genetic comparison of Herdwicks, Rough Fells and Dalesbred sheep

A new study highlights surprising differences between Herdwick sheep and their closest neighbouring UK upland breeds. The research, led by The Sheep Trust, a national charity based at the...

Ruminant Gut Microbiology Training Course

The Advanced Training Partnership for Sustainable and Efficient Food Production is offering several training courses in March 2014, including in Ruminant Gut Microbiology : ...

Nottingham University Vacancy in Ruminant Nutrition

Please see the following link for details of a vacancy for a Lecturer/Associate Professor in Ruminant Nutrition at the University of Nottingham:   ...

The case for low methane-emitting cattle

A new research project is looking into the possibilities of adapting every aspect of cattle husbandry and selection processes to lower their greenhouse gas emissions You may think that...

“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...

Cows fed fresh grass and red clover silage produce omega milk

Milk products are a significant source of saturated fatty acids in the Western diet. Fat is an important ingredient that has a material impact on the nutritional value, texture, taste,...

£4m Funding Competition "Advancing the development and application of non-animal technologies"

The Technology Strategy Board, the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council...

Who gets rid of cow dung?

With more than a billion cows around the world, an immense amount of dung is produced each day. Most of these droppings will evidently disappear, as the world is still green rather than brown....

Nuffield scholarship report on sheep genomics

The report "Sheep genomics: the future of profitable performance prediction", written by Nuffield Scholar Robert Hodgkins can now be accessed here: ...

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...

AHDB Tender - Grassland Soil Assessment Tool, and Soil Biology Guide

Please see below details of two tenders - the information below was taken from the following website:  http://www.eblex.org.uk/research/funding-opportunities/   ...

£5.5m Funding Competition for Animal Health Research Projects

In 2012 BBSRC established the Animal Health Research Club (ARC) to bring together industry and the research community to support research that improves our understanding of resistance to pests...

Register now for the "Improved Feed and Forage Workshop" at Aberystwyth on 26-27th September

Do you want to gain an understanding of the value of new genetics and how modern plant breeding can deliver improved feed efficiency whilst reducing the environmental impact of livestock...

Event "Use of Technology in Dairy Farming", 25 June, Liverpool

RASE are organising this event to enable attendees to look at new and innovative technologies being used in dairy farming to aid cow management and improve cow health and welfare. ...

AHDB call for applications for Postgraduate Studentship projects

For full details, please visit the following page of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) website - and the text below was also taken from this website: ...

Job vacancy - research fellow dairy nutrition, Nottingham Uni

Please see below for details of a postdoctoral research fellow in dairy nutrition at Nottingham University:  http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SCI12249 ...

Improved Feed and Forage Workshop - 27 & 28 June, Aberystwyth

Please see the following website for more details about this event - the text below was also taken from the same website: http://www.atp-pasture.org.uk/en/calendar/improved-feed-and-forage ...

Ruminomics project - Selective breeding for low methane cows?

Preliminary findings from the EU funded Ruminomics project have identified variability between animals in the level of methane that they produce, which provides the potential to selectively...
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Camels emit less methane than cows or sheep

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Cows are smarter when raised in pairs

Cows learn better when housed together, which may help them adjust faster to complex new...

Genetic clues to TB-resistant cattle

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Ireland to invest €40M in beef farming

The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced the...

Genetic comparison of Herdwicks, Rough Fells and Dalesbred sheep

A new study highlights surprising differences between Herdwick sheep and their closest...

Ruminant Gut Microbiology Training Course

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

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Invitation to tender: Review of the genetic improvement of beef cattle and sheep

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New EU project to focus on improving reproductive performance in dairy cows

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AHDB call for applications for Postgraduate Studentship projects

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Nuffield scholarship report on sheep genomics

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