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Genomic Testing Q&A

Genomic testing has been used by AI companies for years to accelerate the genetic progress of bulls. But it is now being used for females. The benefits of genomic testing in a dairy herd are being increasingly explored in the industry. We asked Mike Christie, “Mr Genetics”, some questions: In [...]

2019-05-09T15:19:06+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Dairy|

Mesenteric Vessel Rupture

Claire is happily reveling in her new status as “Teat Pea Queen” following the last case of the month. This time we have a new case from our newest team member Pete on Mesenteric Vessel Rupture. Unfortunately, in some investigations, a solution is not available… Mesenteric Vessel Rupture I was [...]

2019-05-09T14:28:47+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Dairy|

BVD Zero Award Finalist

Who knew we have a BVD champion in our midst?! Raquel kept this one very under wraps. Last year, Raquel was a finalist in the BVD Zero Award which is run each year by Boehringer. The award is essentially to raise awareness of BVD cases throughout Europe and to encourage [...]

2019-05-09T14:11:30+00:00 May 9th, 2019|News|

How can carcase trait Estimated Breeding Values help commercial beef farmers boost profits?

A recent project, funded by AHDB and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales, has developed new Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs). These are linked to the traits commercial farmers get paid for, such as carcase quality and speed of finishing. The new carcase trait EBVs are: Carcase conformationCarcase weightFat classDays [...]

2019-04-04T14:37:13+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Beef, Youngstock|
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