Fast forwarding genetic gain in Ohio
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan reports from the Sexing Technologies heifer farm in the United States where IVF is used to ramp up genetic gain.
Scientists searching for wool shedding genes
Young rams from local Easycare and Wiltshire Horn flocks have been DNA sampled to help identify the genes that lead to wool shedding.
13 March 2024 Spring AI
Where to now for dairy breeding
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the key things farmers should be looking for when picking bulls and outlines areas where the industry needs to improve.
How does the Danish breeding system work?
Aidan Brennan reports on how Viking Genetics, the main breeding company in Denmark selects bulls when so much of the national herd is bred with sexed semen
3 January 2024 Breeding & health
Letter: Confidence in beef indices wiped out
We have a right to know exactly what lies down the road in terms of any alterations to the indices if the ICBF want us to partner them in the future.
27 December 2023 Letters