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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 opens call for agriculture and horticulture PhD studentships

AHDB has announced that it intends to fund around fifteen PhD studentships, starting in 2016, to deliver new experts and science with practical benefits. The dealine for applications is  12pm on 14 September 2015. AHDB provides support to a number of postgraduate students who are engaged on research projects relevant to the agriculture and horticulture sectors it...
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Dairy herd management strategies can result in win-win for milk production and reducing carbon footprint

Agricultural greenhouse gases (GHG) make up 8.1% of total U.S. GHG emissions. The dairy cattle farming industry is being challenged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining or increasing profitability. In a study published in the Journal of Dairy Science®, researchers report that farms with lower carbon footprints and higher-producing cows are more profitable, a win-win situation...
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New detection test for subclinical mastitis in dairy cows

A test developed at Kansas State University is identifying mastitis in dairy cows earlier and for less cost than current technologies on the market. The test detects subclinical mastitis in dairy cows by screening a sample of a cow's milk for specific enzymes.  Deryl Tr oyer , professor of anatomy and physiology, is leading a project with Stefan Bossmann , professor of...
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Are you interested in organic and low input ruminant production?

Low Input beef, sheep and Dairy Workshop, 21-22 April 2015 , near Stocksfield, Northumberland The Advanced Training Partnership (ATP) in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production is holding a two day workshop on low input beef, sheep and dairy on 21-22 April 2015 near Stocksfield in Northumberland. Speakers from IBERS and  Pasture for Life  will draw on current...
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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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New study finds that eating beef is tens times more costly to the environment than other animal-derived foods

We are told that eating beef is bad for the environment, but do we know its real cost? Are the other animal or animal-derived foods better or worse? New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science, conducted in collaboration with scientists in the US, has  compared the environmental costs of various foods  and come up with some surprisingly clear results. The findings, which are...
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Inflammation can play beneficial role in dairy cows in days after giving birth

Inflammation. The word typically has a negative connotation. Arthritis … infection … numerous maladies come to mind. But a Kansas State University researcher found that inflammation that occurs naturally in dairy cows the first few days after giving birth may play a surprisingly beneficial role in the complex process of going from late pregnancy to lactation. "We know that during...
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