Posted on: June 14, 2013 11:45 AM
Industry targets top three feedlot diseases
Researchers, veterinarians, and feedlot operators are working on a chute-side tool that would detect common bovine diseases in the early stages, allowing feedlot operators to treat and contain sick animals promptly.
The project targets Histophilus...
Posted on: June 7, 2013 12:45 PM
Adopting genomics at the ranch level
Earlier this spring I talked to Sean McGrath, a rancher from the Vermilion area, about a project sequencing DNA from influential Angus sires. We also spoke about the benefits of, and challenges around, adopting genomic technology at the ranch level.
Posted on: May 30, 2013 12:15 PM
Farmers Go Green: Using Genetics to Deflate Cow Gas
Environmental groups have long complained about the effects of methane gas from cattle polluting the environment. Indeed, methane is a greenhouse gas packing both a noxious smell and a 25 times larger punch than carbon dioxide in terms of global...