Shorter dry periods mean less time dry, fewer ration changes and more milk. Sounds great right?
Agricultural Research Service scientists and colleagues are working on an oral vaccine to eliminate E. coli O157:H7 in live cattle. FULL STORY »
Digitize animal health records
With animal and food traceability issues increasing in significance, a new digitized data management technology — Authentix Forms — has been developed to help dairy and other livestock managers keep track of vital individual animal and herd information. FULL STORY »
Looking for cows with beta-casein A2
A New Zealand company has contracted with a nebraska firm to conduct dna analysis on dairy cattle to determine which type of beta-casein gene they possess. FULL STORY »
Searching for the mastitis gene
Australian researchers are working on a new technology to compare the genes of cattle that are infected with mastitis and those that are resistant to the disease. FULL STORY »
Biological corn rootworm control
Scientists with the USDA’s agricultural Research Service have discovered a bacterium that appears to be highly effective against a variety of voracious plant pests, including corn rootworm species. FULL STORY »
Boosting corn’s cold tolerance
Using a gene known to help tobacco plants withstand chilly temperatures, researchers have been able to increase the cold tolerance of sweet corn by about 4 degrees Fahrenheit. FULL STORY »
Herd monitor reports most productive reproductive times
An automated herd monitoring system developed by a Northern Ireland company is designed to help identify which cows should be bred and when. FULL STORY »
Propane powers new engine
A new clean-burning propane engine for off-road vehicles and ag tractors was unveiled last fall by the Nebraska Propane Gas Association and several research partners. FULL STORY »
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