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Farming industry working together to tackle BVD

More than 50 organisations and companies from across the agricultural industry are backing a campaign which aims to eliminate a highly contagious disease of cattle from England. Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is one of the most important diseases of cattle in terms of economic cost and welfare, causing abortion, infertility, immunosuppression, failure to thrive and occasionally death. ...
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TB Advantage - new genetic index to help dairy farmers breed for improved resistance to bovine tuberculosis

AHDB Dairy has recently published a new genetic index to help  help dairy farmers make informed decisions to breed cows which have an improved resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB). The index was developed following research into the genetics of bTB by  the University of Edinburgh, Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC ), s upported by Defra and the Welsh...
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Invitation to submit an abstract to the 1st Int. Conference on Precision Dairy Farming - deadline 31 Dec

Precision Dairy Farming is one of the major topics that influences dairy farming developments world-wide. The programme of this first International Precision Dairy Farming Conference will focus on the crossroads of science and practice. Who should attend? Scientists who are interested in applied Precision Dairy Farming technology Technology manufacturers who will be...
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AHDB Beef & Lamb Invitation to tender: Grazing stock on forage crops

AHDB Beef & Lamb is currently focusing on improving performance off grass and forage for beef and sheep producers. Recent research work has focussed on sheep systems through the work on all grass wintering and a new project on maximising beef from grass and forage is just starting. There is a growing interest on the use of livestock on a range of forage crops, including cover and catch...
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Co-infection with two parasites can significantly reduce severity East Coast fever in cattle

When calves are infected by two parasite species at the same time, one parasite renders the other far less deadly, according to a new study published in the current journal of Science Advances. The international team of scientists has quantified, for the first time, how co-infection significantly reduces the severity of the African cattle-killing disease East Coast fever. Because...
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2nd DairyCare Conference, 3-4 March 2015 in Cordoba, Spain

The 2nd conference of the DairyCare COST Action will take place in Cordoba, Spain on March 3rd and 4th 2015. DairyCare is focused on dairy animal health and welfare and membership open to anyone with a genuine interest in welfare research that is relevant to dairy animals.   The Conference's aims to: To define current and future state of art in...
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Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on conversations between calves and their mothers

Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers - measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time. The team from The University of Nottingham and Queen Mary University of London, spent ten months studying to the ways cows communicate with their young, carefully examining acoustic indicators of...
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