Can genomics, OPU and IVF take the industry to the 'next level?'
Artificial insemination has been around for more than 75 years. Gary Hennip with Penn State Dairy Extension suggests that new technologies may soon be replacing A.I. as the primary means of dairy genetic advancement. FULL STORY »
Ag leaders ask for public support to meet imminent challenges
Public investment in agricultural research has declined in the past three years, leading current and former USDA officials to question the role of the U.S. in meeting growing world food demands. FULL STORY »
Farmers’ deaths provide impetus for manure pit safety study
A Pennsylvania dairyman died last month while trying to unclog a pump in his dairy’s manure pit, and now researchers hope to find solutions to prevent such tragedies from happening. FULL STORY »
The cow of the future
At the World Dairy Expo, Juan Tricarico, PhD, with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, discusses the “Cow of the Future” project, and the veterinarian’s role in the program, which focuses on measuring, maintaining and promoting long-term sustainability in dairy production. FULL STORY »
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